Reggae Noir: Colin Channer Selects 10 Dark Reggae Classics

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Words by Colin Channerโ€”

Author of books such as Waiting In Vain and the founder of Jamaica’s renowned Calabash Literary Festival, Colin Channer’s latest act was curating and editing Akashic Books’ Kingston Noir, a newly-released anthology of gripping and dark short stories (including Colin’s own “Monkey Man”) set in JA’s capital city. Following our recent interview with Colin, we tapped the musically-minded author for a soundtrackโ€”or better yet a musical companion pieceโ€”to Kingston Noir. Read on for Colin’s favorite dark reggae selections, and stop through Miss Lily’s Variety this Thursday night from 7 to 9 pm, for a special book reading and reasoning session with Colin that will be broadcast on our RadioLily show, The LargeUp Sessions. We’ll be running these tunes…

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