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Arts, Culture & Media

Jimmy Cliff

'The Harder They Come' remains a film classic. Its outlaw theme and reggae soundtrack owed much to its star, Jimmy Cliff. He joins us to talk about the film, about the early days of reggae, and about Jamaica's music scene today. From PRI's The World.

Conflict & Justice

Questions about Jamaica's police

At least 73 Jamaicans died in gun battles this month when police and military pursued alleged drug lord Christopher Dudus Coke in Kingston.Human rights advocates urge police restraint to prevent more collateral deaths. The BBC's Nick Davis reports.

The Jolly Boys revisited

The Jolly Boys were playing dance music in Jamaica when Bob Marley was just a child. They're still performing, and gaining a whole new audience for the music known as �mento.' Madeleine Bair has the Global Hit from Kingston.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

Anchor Marco Werman looks at "Heavy Voodoo," a newly recorded song by Jamaican reggae legend Lee Scratch Perry. Perry wrote the song some 30 years ago, forecasting the current global economic crisis.