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ETHIOPIA MAY be happy to host celebrations for the 60th anniversary of Bob Marley's birth, but the country has had an uneasy relationship with Rastafarians.

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THE NAME of Dennis Brown was such a guarantee of vocal and recording quality during the 1970s that his sobriquet "The Crown Prince of Reggae" was truly deserved.

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