THE PULSATING reggae-flavoured beat floating through the train in the underground tunnels of the Metro subway in Santiago, Chile, immediately caught my attention. And so did a red, gold and green knapsack with a picture of Jamaican icon Bob Marley, puffing on one of his trademark giant ganja spliffs.
The lanky singer with the raspy voice who had The Gleaner’s Adrian Frater (right) with a vendor in Santiago, Chile, who was selling items related to Bob Marley and Jamaica.
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curly dreadlocks scattered over the exposed part of his head, was South American Indian, but at first glance, he could have been mistaken for British deejay Dominic. He had the full attention of passengers as his voice flowed melodiously, assisted by the microphone, small amplifier and speaker box he had attached to his guitar.
I almost forgot that I had arrived in Chile only 24 hours earlier and needed to pay keen attention