"The political parties in Jamaica have realized that reggae was the music of the people," says Jimmy Cliff, who will be at the 9:30 Club on Thursday night, "and so they were the first political people to take music and use it in their political campaigns. It's not so strange to me that it's happening internationally." (Thomas Sheehan)

"The political parties in Jamaica have realized that reggae was the music of the people," says Jimmy Cliff, who will be at the 9:30 Club on Thursday night, "and so they were the first political people to take music and use it in their political campaigns. It's not so strange to me that it's happening internationally." (Thomas Sheehan)