Apr 18, 2014
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Posts tagged: Kentucky

Dinner Theater: Sani Showbizz’s “Big Piece of Chicken”

Words by Jesse Serwer—

Reggae lends itself to parody perhaps more than any other music, but there’s one man elevating the spoofing of it to new heights: Sani Showbizz. An ’80s-style skat chatter in the Eek-A-Mouse mold, Sani has previously given us the legend-making “I Know” (No. 4 on our Toppa Top 10 Fake Reggae Songs list) and starred in a hilarious sequence of webisodes with “Jamaican Damian Hirst” L.A. Lewis.

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Throwback Thursdays: General Trees, “Eye No See”

Words by Simone Serwer—

In the late 80s, my family began revisiting Jamaica for the first time since we’d immigrated to South Florida in 1980. Before these trips back to my birthplace, my cultural heritage had been somewhat foreign to me: I finally got to know my own culture firsthand, through unfortunate circumstances. The initial trip back was for my maternal grandfather’s funeral in Yallahs, St. Thomas, right outside of Kingston.

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