wax Poetics

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U.K. Jazz-Funk Wax poetics

U.K. Jazz-Funk

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, the U.K. witnessed the birth of an inclusive scene of dancers and musicians who built their own scene influenced with the sounds of U.S. jazz and funk.
The Island Wax poetics

The Island

A collection of articles on reggae, ska, rocksteady, dub, digital dancehall, and all the vastly layered and complex styles that originated from the island of Jamaica.
WOMEN IN MUSIC: ARTISTS & WRITERS Wax poetics

WOMEN IN MUSIC: ARTISTS & WRITERS

In celebration of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, this features selected articles from our vaults that display women’s important and versatile contributions to music.
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