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

  • Reggaeton - How Jamaican Dancehall music influenced the music of Latin America

    Reggaeton - How Jamaican Dancehall music influenced the music of Latin America

    23/10/2015 Duración: 34min

    How Jamaican Dancehall music has influenced the music of Latin America, from the digging of the Panama canal to dominance of Dominican Dembow. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Cool Runnings 1988 Jamaican Bobsled team at the Calgary Winter Olympics - Episode 27

    "Cool Runnings" 1988 Jamaican Bobsled team at the Calgary Winter Olympics - Episode 27

    13/02/2014 Duración: 37min

    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 as the ultimate 'underdog' story of the games. This team was the inspiration for a major motion picture, Cool Runnings. The characters in the film are fictional, although the original footage of the crash is used during the film. The film's depiction of the post-crash rescue was changed to show the bobsledders carrying the sled over the line on their shoulders for dramatic effect. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • General Colin Powell -Episode 26

    General Colin Powell -Episode 26

    20/09/2013 Duración: 37min

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

  • Episode 25 - Kickstarting How Jamaica Conquered the World

    Episode 25 - Kickstarting How Jamaica Conquered the World

    14/05/2013 Duración: 33min

    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 http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/roifield/how-jamaica-conquered-the-world?ref=card For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Episode 24 - Birmingham, UK

    Episode 24 - Birmingham, UK

    01/05/2013 Duración: 37min

    The story of how the sound of Jamaica became the sound of Britain's second city and how its bands went world wide. The story of Musical Youth, Steel Pulse and UB40. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Episode 23 - Announcement

    Episode 23 - Announcement

    07/12/2012 Duración: 13min

    The shows will commence again soon. The donate button, Colin Powell and other news. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Episode 22 - New York

    Episode 22 - New York

    23/10/2012 Duración: 31min

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

  • Episode 21 - The Story of Soul II Soul, when Reggae met Soul

    Episode 21 - The Story of Soul II Soul, when Reggae met Soul

    10/10/2012 Duración: 24min

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

  • Episode 20 - the Reggae Boyz and Rise of Football

    Episode 20 - the Reggae Boyz and Rise of Football

    19/09/2012 Duración: 24min

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

  • Episode 19 The Jalympics - The Beijing Olympics 2008

    Episode 19 The Jalympics - The Beijing Olympics 2008

    12/09/2012 Duración: 22min

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

  • Episode 18 - The incredible story of Jungle

    Episode 18 - The "incredible" story of Jungle

    05/09/2012 Duración: 24min

    As the house music and the rave scene swept the UK in the late 80's and early 90's, Sound System culture fused with urban London to create an "Incredible" sound that became know as Jungle. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Episode 17 - Thrillah - Michael Goldwasser of Easy Star All Stars

    Episode 17 - Thrillah - Michael Goldwasser of Easy Star All Stars

    28/08/2012 Duración: 25min

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

  • Episode 16 - Toronto

    Episode 16 - Toronto

    20/08/2012 Duración: 22min

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

  • Episode 15 - Arthur Wint - Jamaicas first gold medalist

    Episode 15 - Arthur Wint - Jamaica's first gold medalist

    13/08/2012 Duración: 25min

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

  • Episode 14 - Jafaican, London Jamaican and Tippa Irie

    Episode 14 - "Jafaican", London Jamaican and Tippa Irie

    04/08/2012 Duración: 25min

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

  • Episode 13 - Sleng Teng, Dancehall and Steely  Clevie

    Episode 13 - Sleng Teng, Dancehall and Steely & Clevie

    30/07/2012 Duración: 21min

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

  • Episode 12 - Reggae in Japan and Mighty Crown

    Episode 12 - Reggae in Japan and Mighty Crown

    23/07/2012 Duración: 22min

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

  • Episode 11 - Bob Marley, recollections and legacy

    Episode 11 - Bob Marley, recollections and legacy

    15/07/2012 Duración: 25min

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

  • Episode 10 - Bob Marley part 1

    Episode 10 - Bob Marley part 1

    08/07/2012 Duración: 27min

    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 (born on November 23, 1980) is a former Sierra Leonean child soldier and the author of the published memoir, A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Episode 9 - The story of Rasta

    Episode 9 - The story of Rasta

    01/07/2012 Duración: 23min

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

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