Educational Technology

January 20, 2013

New York University Offers Bob Marley Course

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:30 am

by Deon Brown, The Jamaica Gleaner

The course, ‘Bob Marley & Post-Colonial Music’, is being taught by Vivien Goldman, known in NYU circles as the ‘punk professor’ for her initial offering of a course on punk and other pop music phenomena. British-born Goldman, an author and former journalist, comes to the subject of Marley with an inside knowledge, having worked closely with him for many years and was there when reggae was but a quaint novelty known only overseas to West Indians and hipsters. As a young university student in Britain, Goldman was attracted to the activism spirit of reggae, and after graduating took a job in the early 1970s at Island Records where she had responsibility for promotions and pushed to get a then unknown Marley and other reggae artists to mainstream audiences.

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