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Maria Mercedes Coroy for Look Magazine Guatemala

I watched the trailer of Ixcanul, of Jayro Bustamente, a director from Guatemala. I really enjoy those kind of films… Then I noticed the lead character, the young actress Maria Mercedes Coroy, went searching more about her. So inspiring and beautiful, somehow she remembered me of Frida Kahlo, but certainly she have an unique personality.

Cecil Bustamente Campbell aka Judge 1000 Years aka The Prince but known to all as Prince Buster… RIP to the legend with over 40 years of music & gigs under his belt!! A sad sad day indeed for the entire music community… now residing with all the other legneds that have already left this world

Born on this day, May 28, in 1937 on Orange Street in Kingston, Jamaica, Cecil Bustamente Campbell, after working with  Clement ‘Coxsone’ Dodd for a spell, opened his own record store, Buster’s Record Shack, and set up his own sound system, Voice of the People, by the time he was 22.

Before he reached the age of 26 he had written many of the songs that are on any list of ska standards such including “Madness”, “One Step Beyond” and “Al Capone”, as well as producing about 600 sides on his two record label imprints distributed by Blue Beat, Islam and Buster Wild Bells.

In the mid 60’s when ska music started to slow down it’s tempo down and become Rocksteady he was responsible for what would become Rude Boy anthems like “Hard Man Fe Dead”, “Rude Rude Rudie” and “Shanty Town”.

After a cameo role in the 1972 film The Harder The Come as a dj he laid low until he started making live appearances with the Skatalites as his back up in the late 80’s and recording again in 1992.

Happy Birthday Prince Buster.

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Guitarist Jason Vieaux plays Jorge Morel’s arrangement of Fernando Bustamente’s “Misionera” during a session recorded for The Front Row in Houston Public Media’s Geary Performance Studio.

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Necesitaba publicar esto. Qué letra, que ritmo, que jodida obra de arte.