T Magazine highlights Japanese Reggae scene
Jonathan Fischer over at T Magazine has blogged about the evolution of the Japanese Reggae scene. Fischer details everything from the musical styles to the fashion trends of the thriving reggae and dancehall scene over in Okinawa. Here he talks about how the Japanese relate to reggae music:
Japanese practitioners, he says, often identify with reggae out of a shared sense of “blackness” — some channel anxieties over Western monoculturalism; others are of Korean descent and identify with the nationalist, anticolonial message of the genre. Still others are drawn to reggae’s messianic themes.
You can read the whole article HERE