For over 30 years, Roger Steffens has earned a reputation as an authority on Bob Marley and the Wailers. The massive archive of Marley/reggae memorabilia at his Los Angeles home has attracted reggae’s elite and Hollywood A-listers like Leonardo DiCaprio.

But Steffens had a cache of slides close to his heart under lock-and-key for almost 50 years. With the help of his children, they have been digitised, posted on Instagram and become subject of feature stories in Time and New Yorker magazines, and on CNN.

Most of the photos were taken by Steffens, his first wife, and his friend, famed American war correspondent Tim Page. They cover Steffens’ service in the Vietnam War, his year-long stint in Morocco and his first visit to Jamaica in 1976.

Read the full story on Jamaica Observer.

Pussy Riot have released a new video to protest against the treatment of Russia’s opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who received a suspended jail term today (December 30) for supposedly stealing 30 million roubles (£334,000) from French cosmetics company Yves Rocher.

Navalny was sentenced to a suspended three-and-a-half-year jail term. His brother Oleg, a former postal executive who has no history of dissidence against Russia’s rulers, was jailed for three-and-a-half years. Oleg’s sentence is believed to mark a return to the Soviet Union’s treatment of dissidents in the 1960s, when relatives would be punished instead.

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Flaco Jimenez To Receive Lifetime Grammy Award

The Recording Academy announced Thursday that legendary conjunto accordionist Flaco Jimenez will receive a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award. The list includes George Harrison, the Bee Gees, Buddy Guy and the Louvin Brothers.

“It’s hard to say thanks to everybody that’s helped me out on my long road,” said Flaco Jimenez. “I’ve enjoyed every mile of it. I’m still enjoying it. If my health is OK, I’m going to keep on playing. That’s my life.”

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MTV’s Blue Frog Diaries chronicles the best in modern, indie Indian music happening today. Click here to check out the recent episode featuring Karsh Kale.