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The interview was recorded exclusively for "Classical Reggae Interviews" right before Linton Kwesi Johnson's concert at the IRIE'98 Reggae Festival on September 5th, 1998 in Dortmund, (Germany) in the Holiday-Inn-Hotel. (Special thanks to the Holiday-Inn for their great and friendly support!) Linton Kwesi Johnson (left), Klaus Ludes (Classical Reggae Interviews, right). All photos were taken during that interview and the concert by Martina Markwart and Klaus Ludes.

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RASTAFARI
"Rastafari was an important antidote to 400 years of colonial brainwashing!"

BLACK AND WHITE RELATIONSHIP
"Love transcends race, colour and class..."

LKJ ABOUT REGGAE
"I don't want to spread messages and I don't want to write love songs!"

LKJ AT THE BLACK PANTHERS
"My worst personal experience of racism was when I was beaten..."

FEMALE SUPPRESSION
"Circumcision of women is a barbaric and backward thing!"

JAMAICAN NATIONAL LANGUAGE
"The term 'Patois' is unhelpful!"

DEFINING THE TERM 'DUB'
"Let's say it's the art of deconstruction."

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