Nicodemus on the Mike, U-Brown on the Spliff

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2 images
Photograph by
Lesser, Beth, Canadian
Subject of
King Sturmar Roots, Jamaican
Nicodemus, Jamaican, 1957 - 1996
U-Brown, Jamaican, born 1956
Tenor Saw, Jamaican, 1966 - 1988
Manjor Manzie, Jamaican
General Jah Mikey, Jamaican
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W (Sheet): 11 × 14 in. (28 × 35.5 cm)
H x W (Image): 8 11/16 × 12 7/8 in. (22 × 32.7 cm)
Type
inkjet prints
Place captured
Kingston, Jamaica, Caribbean, North and Central America
Date
1987; printed 2004
Description
A color photograph of the dancehall sound system King Sturmar Roots in Kingston, Jamaica. Nicodemus, who is wearing a red sweater vest and performing with a microphone, is pictured in the center. To his right, U-Brown is smoking, while Major Manzie, in a camouflage print shirt, looks on; two Heineken beers are on top of the turntable case in front of them. General Jah mikey is in the background,w earing a white hat. To the left of Nicodemus, a man in a pink and white striped shirt appears to be focusing on a turntable just out of frame, whileTenor Saw, standing behind them, looks to the camera. On the back is the photographer's signature and date along with an inscription by Bill Adler identifying the subjects and place.
Topic
African American
African diaspora
Musicians
Photography
Reggae (Music)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2015.132.245
Restrictions & Rights
© Beth Lesser
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title
Eyejammie Hip Hop Photography Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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