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This article discusses various issues surrounding the presence of Jamaican popular music in Mexico and focuses on issues of great importance as the arrival, development, adoption and adaptation of these musical practices that arise in specific times or time periods; in different levels of locality that are related to each other, at the same time related to the global; and that they express themselves by reinterpreting these genres in their own ways. Each period has characteristics that distinguish it and at the same time coexist today in a same musical scene that involves several smaller scenes, as much regional as stylistic, in which continue to arise new expressions of reggae in Mexico.

Keywords: glocalization; locality; musical scenes; popular music studies; reggae in Mexico; reggae studies

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)

Publication date: April 1, 2018

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