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Jimmy Cliff, Aswad: Crystal Palace Bowl, London

Mary Harron, Guardian, The, 30 July 1984

THE ANNUAL Nelson Mandela festival was held in perfect sunlight in the secluded grassy amphitheatre at Crystal Palace. Unfortunately one reason why it was so agreeable was that not too many people were there: a bill that combined reggae and African music (even when it featured the great Hugh Masakela) still doesn't draw a huge crowd.

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