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Mutabaruka (Alan Hope) Jamaican, Rastafarian Dub Poet. Rastafari is a young, Africa-centred religion which developed in Jamaica in the 1930s, following the coronation of Haile Selassie I as King of Ethiopia in 1930.

~ Mutabaruka: Jamaican, Rastafarian Dub Poet ~ “It’s almost criminal… for somebody to eat 3 times a day and never plant nothing yet!

Phyllis Dillon- called "Queen of Rocksteady", was discovered by Lynn Taitt, and signed to the record company Treasure Isle.

Phyllis Dillon - A Thing Of The Past. Beautiful reggae that makes me so so sad.

Prince Jazzbo by Beth Lesser from Dancehall: The Rise of Jamaican Dancehall Culture

Cover of Dancehall: The Rise of Jamaican Dancehall Culture by Beth Lesser published in 2008 The style within early dancehall culture of the late seventies and early eighties is really inspiring.

the slums of Kingston Jamaica, where the local bands were playing a musical mixture of American R&B, Caribbean, and pan-African sounds, drummers began to emphasize the afterbeat, the 2nd and 4th beats (4/4 time) in unison with the piano and guitar while the bass played walking quarter notes. The musicians called the sound "Upside-down R&B". It soon became known as "Ska".

the slums of Kingston Jamaica, where the local bands were playing a musical mixture of American R&B, Caribbean, and pan-African sounds, drummers began to emphasize the afterbeat, the 2nd and 4th beats (4/4 time) in unison with the piano and guitar while the bass played walking quarter notes. The musicians called the sound "Upside-down R&B". It soon became known as "Ska".

Ilustrações com padrões do designer português Luís Alves;                                                                                                                                                                                 Mais

A incrível mistura de cores e estampas nas ilustrações de Luís Alves

Commissioned work and personal illustration form the end of 2014 to the beginning of 2015

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