How Jamaica Conquered the World
"Cool Runnings" 1988 Jamaican Bobsled team at the Calgary Winter...
The team (consisting of Devon Harris, Dudley Stokes, Michael White, and last minute replacement Nelson Stokes) debuted at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta. There they quickly became a fan favorite largely because of their status position...
General Colin Powell -Episode 26
He rose through the ranks of the US Army to be the Head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the 65th secretary of state but his story started in Harlem and with his Jamaican parents.
Episode 25 - Kickstarting How Jamaica Conquered the World
This is a review and Kickstarter episode. We look back at the some of the show's highlights and why I decided to document the spread of Jamaica culture around the world. To donate please go to...
Birmingham -UK, Episode 24
The story of how the sound of Jamaica became the sound of Britain's second city and how its bands went world wide.
Episode 23 - Announcement
The shows will commence again soon. The donate button, Colin Powell and other news.
Episode 22 - New York
The Jamaican influence on The Big Apple has touched all aspects of the city's life. A Jamaican started started Hip Hop, Jamaican Panamanians gave birth to Reggaeton and Brooklyn's population alone is 10% Jamaican.
Episode 21 - The Story of Soul II Soul, when Reggae met Soul
Jazzie B grew up in North London and fell in love with Jamaican Sound Systems. He went on to have the biggest Sound System in the world and he created a new sound that united Jamaican reggae with American soul. His bass fused driven music captured the...
Episode 20 - the Reggae Boyz and Rise of Football
When the West Indies cricket team finally lost a test series after nearly 20 years, Jamaica turned it's back on the sport and embraced football with gusto. This is the story of how Jamaica qualified for the 1998 World Cup and how an English man of...
Episode 19 The Jalympics - The Beijing Olympics 2008
Until Beijing 2008 Jamaica had only won 6 gold medals in 60 years of Olympic participation. In 2 weeks that summer it gained another 6, an achievement that rocked the world and the island and give rise the superstar that is Usain Bolt.
Episode 17 - Thrillah - Michael Goldwasser of Easy Star All Stars
We take a departure in our normal routine and interview Michael Goldwasser of Easy Star All Stars about their latest album Thrillah, a reworking of Michael Jackson's Thriller
Episode 16 - Toronto
Toronto is not only Canada's largest city but its also the Canadian capitol of reggae and the home of its Jamaican population. This is the story of immigration and integration.
Episode 15 - Arthur Wint - Jamaica's first gold medalist
In 1948 Arthur Wint won Jamaica's first gold at the London Olympics. He was the first of a long line of Jamaican track heroes, the Usain Bolt of his day, this is his story.
Episode 14 - "Jafaican", London Jamaican and Tippa Irie
When Jamaican immigrants came to London, they didn't only bring music, they also brought language patterns that would change "Cockney" the London dialect forever. This is the story of the rise of Jafaican in innercity London.
Episode 13 - Sleng Teng, Dancehall and Steely & Clevie
By the mid 80's the sound of reggae was to change forever. Computers brought in a new vibe that was to turn the music "digital" and a new style, Dancehall, was born.
Episode 12 - Reggae in Japan and Mighty Crown
In the 70's Reggae hit Japan. The land of the rising sun took it to its heart and 20 years later a Japanese sound system was crowned the best in the world!
Episode 11 - Recollections and Legacy of Bob Marley
He is the most influential musician of the 20th century, He sang about oppression, justice and love. His music and legacy has touched people from all over the globe.
Episode 10 - Bob Marley part 1
Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley, was a Jamaican singer-songwriter and musician. Marley remains the most widely known and revered performer of reggae music, and is credited with helping spread both Jamaican music and the Rastafari movement to a worldwide...
Episode 9 - The story of Rasta
Rasta is a spiritual movement. It arose in the 1930s in Jamaica and Bob Marley helped spread it's message of peace and one love across the world in the 70's through his music, this is their story.
Episode 8 - The Story of Dub
Dub grew out of reggae music in the 1960s and 70s. Get ready to be taken to a cliff and dropped into a sea of bass, as we explore Dubs start and how it has influenced other forms of electronic music.
Episode 7 - Lovers Rock (London, UK)
At the end of the 70's a new sound came out of England. It was the meeting of Reggae and a more pop and soul influenced vibe, it was born in London and was called Lovers Rock.
- London, United Kingdom