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Cuba Bans Reggaeton: Reflections on the Genre and Cultural Implications

HAVANA (AP) - At 10 o'clock on a Saturday night, the Mariana Grajales park in downtown Havana pulses with a thumping beat. Young men in drooping trousers and women in miniskirts dance, raise their hands in the air and grind pelvis to pelvis amid whooping, clapping and coarse jokes

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Johnny Nunez, WireImage
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Elephant Man Headed to Trial for Energy Theft

Popular dancehall artist Elephant Man has been ordered to stand trial in November, after being charged with energy theft.

The 'Pon De River' singer, also known as the "Energy God," appeared in a Kingston, Jamaica court this morning, where his trial date was set for Nov. 30.

Elephant Man was arrested at his home in St. Andrew Parish

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Valery Jean, FilmMagic / Getty Images
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Sean Paul Makes His Return, Talks Pain Pills, Producing

For the last decade, Sean Paul has been the go-to-guy for merging dancehall music into the lanes of hip-hop and pop. His blend of reggae crooning and rhyming has ushered in a new school of the genre, catching the ears of Beyonce, and a slew of other artists -- most recently T-Pain and Pitbull on the latter's

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Rachel Been, AOL
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Buju Banton Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

Reggae singer Buju Banton was sentenced to 10 years in prison Thursday (June 24) for cocaine trafficking. Banton has been behind bars since late 2009, after he was busted for buying drugs from an undercover police officer.

A Florida judge declared a mistrial last September, leaving the Grammy

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Ne-Yo to Promote Reggae Music With New Record Label

Ne-Yo has made a name for himself penning hits for some of music's biggest stars and now the accomplished singer-songwriter wants to use his talents to promote Jamaican artists. As reported by the Jamaican Observer, Ne-Yo,

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images for DCP
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Drake Contemplates Recording a Reggae Album in Jamaica

Drake has dabbled in reggae music before, heading to Jamaica to shoot the video for 'Find Your Love' and co-starring in the clip with reggae artist Mavado. But following his time on the island, the Toronto native revealed

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