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Rechording with Rosemary:

Buju Banton – Appreciated

Buju Banton is a Jamaican reggae dancehall musician and is considered one of the most significant and well-regarded musicians in Jamaican music. Banton’s career started as early as 1987 with several singles, but he came to prominence in 1992 with the release of two albums, Stamina Daddy and Mr. Mention, the second of which became the best-selling album in Jamaican history upon its release. Upside Down 2020 is Banton’s 13th studio album and his first in a decade. The album includes features from John Legend, Pharrell, Stefflon Don, and Stephen Marley (son of Bob Marley).


Watch below as EMC instructor Rosemary Minkler breaks down the unique rhythms and piano techniques featured in the song “Appreciated” off this album. 

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