Take a vicarious trip to Jamaica with this book! Stephen Foehr travels to the heart of Jamaican culture, and meets with the people who helped form it. He leaves the safe tourist areas far behind and goes behind the scenes into the deep countryside and interacts with the denizens of some pretty dangerous places. Well researched historical perspective, but not so much that it is dry or reads like a textbook. This book would be a great for modern music history classes.