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How Jamaica Conquered the World

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Through the help of linguists, artists, musicians, designers, sports personalities, and historians we take a closer look as to how Jamaican culture conquered the world.

Through the help of linguists, artists, musicians, designers, sports personalities, and historians we take a closer look as to how Jamaican culture conquered the world.
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Through the help of linguists, artists, musicians, designers, sports personalities, and historians we take a closer look as to how Jamaican culture conquered the world.






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 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 attention of the world and was to change the sound of US RnB.

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 Jamaican parents played for the Reggae Boyz.

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

Duration: 00:15:41

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 audience. The compilation album Legend (1984), released three years after his death, is reggae's best-selling album, going ten times Platinum which is also known as one Diamond in the U.S., and selling 25 million copies worldwide. Ishmael Beah...

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.

Episode 6 - Britain in the 70's

In the 70's Britain's, Jamaican population starts to assert its own musical and cultural footprint. From this decade comes a flowering musical energy, a reimaging of identity through Jamaican Ska.

Episode 5 - The Birth of Hip Hop (The Bronx, New York)

When Jamaican Clive Campbell went to New York, he started a new musical style that was to rewrite musical norms throughout the world. He is credited with originating Hip Hop.

Duration: 00:10:36

Episode 4 - The rise of the Djs

How Djs started a new and radical innovation in 60's Jamaica. This is the story of how toasting and rapping began, a phenomena that swept the world.
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