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Searching for the Spear

Peter Murphy (British), The Face, October 1980

WINSTON RODNEY, a.k.a. the Burning Spear, is the enigma of the Jamaican music scene. In a dark and brooding voice that is the essence of blackness Spear delivers songs that return obsessively to the same interrelated themes of Africa, slavery and Marcus Garvey, the prophet of African repatriation.

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