Playing tracks by
The In Crowd, Jimmy Cliff, THE SKATALITES, Millie, Rocksteady and more.
Originally broadcast just a few days before the 50th anniversary of Jamaican independence, this GCE reggae special - The Soul of Jamaica is my tribute to the worldwide impact of reggae music. The programme includes a potted history of the reggae music genre and some personal reflections on how it has helped to shape my social, political and historical perspective on life. The show also includes a selection of some of the sweetest music you’ve ever heard featuring tracks from John Holt, Alton Ellis, Marcia Griffiths, Desmond Dekker, Gyptian, Susan Cadogan, Dennis Brown, Sizzla, The Heptones, Jimmy Cliff, Etana, Trinity and Jacob Miller, among others.