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From Trenchtown to Sandtown: 'Marley' premieres at Center Stage amid the Baltimore Uprising

From Trenchtown to Sandtown: 'Marley' premieres at Center Stage amid the Baltimore Uprising

It’s April 18, a sunny Saturday in Charles Village, and a dozen or so bros chill out in the front yard of their house near the Johns Hopkins campus. Wobbling out of a stereo is some kind of remix, refix, mash-up, or edit of a Bob Marley song, maybe a few tracks stitched together, wrapped around a bass-enhanced beat—a decadent redundancy of this dubstep era, because Aston “Family Man” Barrett, the Wailers’ bass player, needs no EDM augmentation. The next day, Freddie Gray dies. The 25-year-old resident of Sandtown-Winchester—just a 10-minute drive away from Hopkins, but seemingly worlds apart and certainly off the radar of Hopkins students who are told at...

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