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MARLON JAMES selects Guardian playlist

Jamaican novelist MARLON JAMES has selected five songs - from WAYNE SMITH, GENERAL ECHO, SUPER CAT, BOOGIE DOWN PRODUCTIONS and SHABBA RANKS - to soundtrack his new book.

The special edition of The Guardian’s playlist focuses on his latest book: A Brief History of Seven Killings.


Dancehall pioneer WAYNE SMITH passes away

Jamaica’s WAYNE SMITH, the creator of the first computerised dancehall riddim, has passed away in Kingston aged just 48.

As reported by the Jamaica Observer the Sleng Teng artist was admitted to Kingston Public Hospital on Friday following stomach pains and died shortly after noon on Monday.