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The University of the West Indies to host annual Bob Marley lecture

Posted on 1st February 2008 by Reggaelifestyle

The Reggae Studies Unit of the University of the West Indies, Mona will host the Annual Bob Marley Lecture on Tuesday, February 5, at the Undercroft of the Senate Building. The lecture, The Full Has Never Been Told: Exploring Dancehall’s Moral Conscience, will be delivered by Dr Donna Hope. Vivien Goldmans The Book of Exodus: The Making and meaning of Bob Marley and the Wailers’ Album of the Century will also be launched. The double-bill programme begins at 6:00 pm.

Vivien Goldman is an adjunct professor of punk and reggae at New York University’s Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music. She has devoted much of her multi-faceted career to Afro-Caribbean and global music. The Book of Exodus is her fifth book. Starting out in record companies as the PR who helped break Bob Marley, Goldman soon switched to journalism and wrote his first biography, Soul Rebel, Natural Mystic. As features editor of Sounds, the London music weekly, she championed punk and worked with the Clash, Sex Pistols, Slits and Raincoats.

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