Wilson, John J. C. 2013. “King Alpha’s Song in a Strange Land: Jamaican Migrant and Canadian Host in Toronto’s Transnational Reggae Music Scene, 1973-1990.” PhD diss., University of Guelph.

In this dissertation Wilson explains how sound systems served as outlets of Jamaican musical culture in Canada, charting their history back to when they were used to disseminate and popularise music from the USA in Jamaica, to becoming an avenue through which Jamaicans claimed space in Toronto during occasions like ska or reggae nights and weddings.

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