Where I’m Coming From: 60 Years of Jamaican Music in 60 Songs

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August 6th marks the 60th anniversary of Jamaican independence. To celebrate, we’ve selected one song from every year of the island’s incredible musical history since 1962. IN THE 60 years since Jamaica achieved its independence from England, on Aug. 6, 1962, the tiny Caribbean nation has created some of the world’s most influential musical styles, including ska, rock steady, reggae, dub, and dancehall. Likewise, over the past 60 years, Jamaican artists have distilled inspirations from various parts of the world into distinctive sounds that, when coupled with the island’s astonishingly prolific recorded output, has made “the land of wood and water,” as its first inhabitants, the Arawak Indians called it, one of the most significant musical destinations in the world.… Continue reading Where I’m Coming From: 60 Years of Jamaican Music in 60 Songs

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Shaggy to present four-part weekly series on BBC Radio 2

In Shaggy’s Reggae Hotshots, the singer will be guiding listeners through 60 years of music from his homeland island of Jamaica and celebrating everything from Ska to Rocksteady, Reggae to Dancehall. Artists featured include Bob Marley, Black Uhuru, Marcia Griffiths, Shabba Ranks, Lady G, Queen Ifrica, Gregory Isaacs, Jada Kingdom, Maxi Priest, Peter Tosh, Shenseea, Sean Paul and many more. The show airs each Saturday from 2 October, 9-10pm. Shaggy says: “I’m looking forward to sharing some of the music that has helped shaped me and that I listened to growing up – some of the songs and artists that have represented my home, Jamaica, across the globe – only on BBC Radio 2.”

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