SOUND & SUBSTANCE: The illuminating essays in Global Reggae (edited by Carolyn Cooper and published by the UWI Press) highlight the “glocalization” of reggae – its global dispersal and adaptation in diverse local contexts of consumption and transformation. The revolutionary ethos of reggae music is translated into local languages that articulate the particular politics of new cultural contexts. As the book points out, echoes of the Jamaican source gradually fade. But new hybrid sounds return to their Jamaican origins, engendering polyvocal, cross-cultural dialogue. The contributors to this definitive volume lucidly articulate a cultural politics that acknowledges the far-reaching creativity of small-islanders with ancestral memories of continents of origin.