Caravan - The Music of Time - Jamaica from the BBC

Oct 8, 2018

Airs Friday, October 12, 2018, at 9 p.m. Dr. Carolyn Cooper, from the University of West Indies, explores how Jamaican music has given a voice to resistance against oppression, from Nyabinghi drumming during slavery, through 1970s reggae, the dancehall sound of the 1980s and 1990s, to the modern-day reggae revival. Cooper explores how the sounds of this Caribbean island have shaped its people and politics. As ethnomusicologist Dennis Howard says, in Jamaica, "Music is more than for enjoyment. It is part of our existence."