Christopher Lydon’s “Parachute Radio”
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(Notes by Benjamen Walker)
The first show we did was with Colonel John Prescod, the commissioner of the prison we visited in Kingston.
This is from a program we did about the maroons, a group of runaway slaves who won their freedom from the British in 1739.
This is from a show about Jamaica’s ganga politics.
We did a show on Jamaica’s identity with Amina Blackwood-Meeks, who spoke at length about their “Africa Connection.”
Waiting in Vain
This is Collen Channer, author of “Waiting in Vain,” who discussed with us the reggae aesthetic.
Post Colonial Sex
From a show we did with Jamaican actor and musician Peter Lloyd.
When we did a show with music writer Dennis Howard, the legendary performer Ernie Smith called in.
The Last Show
Storyteller Andrez Hutchenson joined us for our last broadcast in Jamaica.