Hebdige, Dick. 1987. Cut’n’Mix: Culture, Identity and Caribbean Music. London: Methuen & Co. Ltd.

Cut’n’Mix tells the story of how sound and sense have been spliced together in music which began in the West Indies but ends up addressing a community stretching across the planet. Dick Hebdige is one of the founding figures of cultural studies and author of the groundbreaking Subculture: The Meaning of Style. In this seminal book he traces the roots of Caribbean music – from calypso and ska to reggae and club culture – and describes the styles and sense of cultural identity that have developed alongside it wherever it played.


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