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  • hardie karges 1:31 pm on November 29, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Fiji, global warming, Melanesia, , , reggae   

    FIJI: Putting the Mela back in Melanesia… 

    Fiji is one of the brighter spots of a South Pacific that doesn’t always live up to its image as Paradise, and probably THE brightest spot of Melanesia, the darker-skinned portion, where getting lei’d is not always guaranteed upon arrival… (More …)

    • Dave Kingsbury 12:01 pm on November 30, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I wish human rights were as cross-border as music … too often nationhood gets in the way! You got me thinking …

    • hardie karges 12:15 pm on November 30, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Yes, we’re such a young species. Hopefully we can figure some things out before it’s too late…

  • hardie karges 3:11 pm on May 18, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: -, Belize, Central America, rasta, reggae   

    Time-Travel 1977, Belize Say You Will: Faded Glory, Pan-Carib, Cuba Libre… 

    Continued from previous…

    March 1977

    The border crossing from Guatemala is no big deal, and the countryside of Belize (British Honduras) is largely empty, prime territory for Mennonite immigrants.  Got cheese?  We go through the Brasilia-like planned-capital of Belmopan, which is tidy, but no one lives there.  That’s why it’s tidy.

    BELIZE   3/3-5

    Belize City is something of an eye-opener, the first time at least.  This is prime Caribbean culture, plopped down smack into Central America.  By this time I’m hanging with a couple of American guys, and everybody’s trying to be ‘more reggae than thou,’ this being the Classic Era for reggae, and ‘Roots Rock Reggae’ the hottest thing on the charts.  One of the guys befriends a local, who’s gonna’ show us the sights, i.e. shantytown.  And it’s an eye-opener to be sure, tin-roofed shacks and rolling spliffs mixed with tobacco. (More …)

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