Reggae

A visual history of reggae culture in the UK
Music

A visual history of reggae culture in the UK

Rocking steady — Photographer Adrien Boot looks back on a life capturing the Jamaican communities of Britain: ‘In the ’70s, London was a dark place,’ he remembers. ‘You know what they say – you need hard times and stress to make good music.’

Written by: Miss Rosen

The reggae singer taking on Uganda’s strongman president
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The reggae singer taking on Uganda’s strongman president

‘We can change our destiny’ — Bobi Wine spent more than a decade singing about social justice issues in his native Uganda. This year, the ‘Ghetto President’ was elected to parliament, and now he’s trying to change the system from the inside.

Written by: Julian Hattem

Don Letts: Life lessons from a subcultural icon
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Don Letts: Life lessons from a subcultural icon

‘London will kill you, believe me’ — After years of shaking up the British arts scene, the Rebel Dread talks punk, purism and the dangers of nostalgia.

Written by: Biju Belinky

Rediscovering the roots of London reggae, one album cover at a time
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Rediscovering the roots of London reggae, one album cover at a time

Vinyl legends — Photographer Alex Bartsch has set himself an ambitious mission to track down the locations on the sleeves of iconic UK reggae records released over two decades, between 1967 and 1987.

Written by: Angel Lambo

How ‘80s soundsystem culture gave birth to Bristol’s thriving musical underground
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How ‘80s soundsystem culture gave birth to Bristol’s thriving musical underground

Born in the fires of struggle — Jabulani Ngozi of the Black Roots and author Richard King reflect on how a radical spirit of resistance in the 1980s shaped the city’s unique music culture.

Written by: Alex King

Words of indecipherable wisdom from the original Rastaman, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry
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Words of indecipherable wisdom from the original Rastaman, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry

Vision of Paradise — Reggae wouldn’t be reggae without Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry – unsung hero, wild preacher, original Rastaman. With biography-come-fairytale documentary Lee 'Scratch' Perry's Vision of Paradise released in February, here's the grandfather of dub's interview from Huck's Fiftieth Anniversary Special.

Written by: Rob Boffard

Kiko Bun is stirring salsa and hip hop into his sun-soaked reggae sound
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Kiko Bun is stirring salsa and hip hop into his sun-soaked reggae sound

Bringing back the dub — London reggae artist Kiko Bun is destined for big things. After covering Toots and Maytals for This is England '90, he's surfing a dubby resurgence all the way to the top.

Written by: Sam Warner

Hollie Cook
Film

Hollie Cook

Influences & Beyond — Musical influences are all around when your dad's a Sex Pistol. But eventually you have to go your own way.

Written by: D'Arcy Doran

Boboshanti
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Boboshanti

21st Century Rasta — The commercial ubiquity of Rasta has led many followers to seek refuge in Boboshanti, a more orthodox interpretation of the creed. HUCK travelled to Jamaica to find out more.

Written by: Sarah Bentley

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