Dylan-Marley cross Banks ready for Reggaelution in India

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Written by Bharat Sundaresan
| Mumbai |
Published: May 18, 2018 1:24:51 am


Omari Banks will take the stage for his maiden India gig in Pune this Saturday.

“THERE ARE still some artists in the Caribbean who are saying the same things as Bob Marley did and promoting conscious reggae music. There is not a lack of issues to sing about.” It’s perhaps the only time Omari Banks, a former West Indies cricketer who featured in five Tests and 10 ODIs in the early aughts, breaks away from his generally jovial disposition and gets all serious.

The perennial smile turns into a deep gaze. This is Banks insisting that the relevance of Reggae music-which is what he’s been asked about only hours after he’s landed in Mumbai- in a society seeped in “materialism”, which’s still as significant as it always was. The reason, according to him, of…

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