How Jamaica Conquered The World

Sinopsis

The small island of Jamaica has forged a new type of empire, an intangible realm of which there are no physical monuments. There is no official political or economic sphere of Jamaican influence but when itcomes to popular culture its global reach is immense, far exceeding the reasonable expectation for a nation of just over 2.7 million people.For a nation that gained independence from the British only 50 years ago, Jamaicans have left their mark on music, sport, style and language around the globe and have become an international marker of cool.Jamaican music has colonised the new and old world alike, its athletes break world records with impunity and youngsters the world over are incorporating Jamaican slang into their dialects. Despite this the countryhas reaped no economic reward in return, unlike empires of old, and Jamaica still remains an economic pygmy. Jamaican influence has unconsciously spawned creative innovation around the globe and to this day it remains a country to be studied...

Episodios

  • Episode 8 - The Story of Dub

    Episode 8 - The Story of Dub

    23/06/2012 Duración: 21min

    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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Episode 7 - Lovers Rock (London, UK)

    Episode 7 - Lovers Rock (London, UK)

    18/06/2012 Duración: 20min

    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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Episode 6 - Britain in the 70s

    Episode 6 - Britain in the 70's

    11/06/2012 Duración: 19min

    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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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

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

    03/06/2012 Duración: 20min

    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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Episode 4 - The rise of the Djs

    Episode 4 - The rise of the Djs

    28/05/2012 Duración: 22min

    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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Episode 3 - Ska to Rocksteady

    Episode 3 - Ska to Rocksteady

    20/05/2012 Duración: 22min

    Around the time that Jamaica become independent, the sound of its popular music began to change and take on a more distinctive tone. This is that story. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Episode 2 - The Diaspora ( Canada, USA, UK)

    Episode 2 - The Diaspora ( Canada, USA, UK)

    13/05/2012 Duración: 20min

    Around the time of Independence in 1962, the island saw mass migration to Britain, Canada and the US. This is the story of that movement of Jamaicans to new shores. The story is told with clips from the Jamaican Toronto Association, my Mother Joyce Brown, Janice Bryant from London and the Jamaican Ambassadors to Britain and the USA For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Episode 1 - Jamaican independence 1962

    Episode 1 - Jamaican independence 1962

    04/05/2012 Duración: 19min

    As the world hovered close to nuclear war in 1962 with the Cuban missile crisis, the first of Britain’s colonies in the West Indies Jamaica became independent. Anthony Johnson, The Jamaican High Commissioner to the UK, Joyce Brown and former Prime Minister Edward Seaga tell us the story of that momentous year, together with news clips and independence ska to set the mood. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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