Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Jamaica In New York – Afropop Program

The latest episode of the Afropop podcast is an in-depth look at Jamaican music in New York. From the record shops and studios in Brooklyn, Queens and elsewhere, to dancehall shows at the Biltmore Ballroom and VP Records global headquarters, New York has made an indelible impact on the global reggae scene.

Noted author David Katz (People Funny Boy, Solid Foundation) outlines the history of Wackies studio and label in the Bronx where Horace Andy, Wayne Jarrett and Sugar Minott recorded classic albums. Then recording artist Carlton Livingston discusses how his career moved from Kinston to New York and beyond.