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"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)

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Jimmy Cliff was introduced to the world 40 years ago in the movie "The Harder They Come." The soundtrack album with "You Can Get It If You Really Want" made Mr. Cliff, and reggae, international commodities. (Associated Press)

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"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)