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Photograph by:
Beth Lesser, Canadian  Search this
Subject of:
King Sturmar Roots, Jamaican  Search this
Nicodemus, Jamaican, 1957 - 1996  Search this
U-Brown, Jamaican, born 1956  Search this
Tenor Saw, Jamaican, 1966 - 1988  Search this
Manjor Manzie, Jamaican  Search this
General Jah Mikey, Jamaican  Search this
ink on paper
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)
inkjet prints
Place captured:
Kingston, Jamaica, Caribbean, North and Central America
1987; printed 2004
A color photograph of the dancehall sound system Stur Mars 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, while Tenor 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.
African American  Search this
African diaspora  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Photography  Search this
Reggae (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
© Beth Lesser
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Collection title:
Eyejammie Hip-Hop Photography Collection
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture