Jah Itagaki's REGGAE LIFE
   This Day in Reggae
and Nubian, Rasta, herb and related history

 February 18
1993: Patrick Waite [Musical Youth] passes away.
1999: Mauritius local reggae singer Kaya (Joseph Topize) is arrested after smoking marijuana at a rally to promote the legalisation of the drug. He will die in police custody after three days.

 February 19
1881: Kansas became the first state to prohibit all alcoholic beverages.
1919: The First Pan African Congress, organized by activist W.E.B. Du Bois, convenes in Paris, France.
1951: Horace Andy (Horace Hinds) is born in Kingston, Jamaica.
1956: Dave Wakeling [(English) Beat/General Public; vocals, guitars] is born.
1962: An agreement is signed to make Jamaica an independent nation within the British Commonwealth later in the year; Jamaica will gain independence on August 6.
1994: Bob Marley is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame in Cincinnati.

 February 20
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