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Sonic Bodies: Reggae Sound Systems, Performance Techniques, and Ways of Knowing Julian Henriques

Sonic Bodies: Reggae Sound Systems, Performance Techniques, and Ways of Knowing

Julian Henriques

Published October 1st 2011
ISBN : 9781441149343
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389 pages
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The reggae sound system has exerted a major influence on music and popular culture. Out on the streets of inner city Kingston, Jamaica, every night, sound systems stage dancehall sessions for the crowd to share the immediate, intensive and immersiveMoreThe reggae sound system has exerted a major influence on music and popular culture. Out on the streets of inner city Kingston, Jamaica, every night, sound systems stage dancehall sessions for the crowd to share the immediate, intensive and immersive visceral pleasures of sonic dominance. Sonic Bodies concentrates on the skilled performance of the crewmembers responsible for this signature sound of Jamaican music: the audio engineers designing, building and fine-tuning the hugely powerful sets of equipment- the selectors choosing the music tracks to play- and MCs(DJs) on the mic hyping up the crowd.