As Jamaica celebrates her 50th anniversary of Independence, author, historian and BBC radio producer Colin Grant celebrates a half-century of musical accomplishments, which helped put the island on the map, broadcast on BBC Radio 6 Music. Sunday, 5th August at 12 Noon.
In ‘Wheel and Come Again: 50 Years of Jamaican Music’, Grant’s script charts the integral part music played in its social history and in forging the island’s identity.
Using his three books – Negro with a Hat: The Rise and Fall of Marcus Garvey; I & I: The Natural Mystics – Marley, Tosh and Wailer; and Bageye at the Wheel, the final part of a trilogy of books examining African Caribbean life in the 20th century – as markers, Grant’s hour-long programme is a fitting homage to Jamaica’s rich and diverse cultural heritage.
Colin Grant author, historian and BBC radio producer is also an associate fellow at the Yesu Persaud Centre for Caribbean Studies, University of Warwick.
‘Wheel and Come Again: 50 Years of Jamaican Music’ broadcast on BBC Radio 6 Music. Sunday, 5th August at 12 Noon http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01lk5b9