Thursday, May 15, 2008

Putting The Jam In Jamaican Echoes

OK people, time to take the wraps off a project I've been working on for months. It's called JAMAICAN ECHOES, and it's an hour-long documentary for CBC Radio. There's no firm air date, but it should be in early summer.
In the meantime, there's a party to celebrate the season & the documentary's near-completion.
Here's the details:
Jamaican Echoes
Saturday May 24, 2008
355 College St.
Toronto, ON

With DJs:
Patrick Roots (Reggae Riddims, CIUT Wednesdays 8-10PM
Chocolate (Rebel Music, CKLN Mondays 2:30-5PM)
David Dacks (Abstract Index, CIUT Wednesdays 6-8PM)Spinning dub, roots reggae and more.

$5 after 10:30PM

Jamaican Echoes traces the spread of dub from an accident in a Jamaican recording studio to the four corners of the Earth. Dub is the foundation of contemporary dance music. It is the heart of remix culture. It has become an international music, yet its descendents continue to be inspired by its Jamaican innovations. Dub isn’t just a musical remix, it’s a social remix. Jamaican Echoes is narrated by Lauren "DJ Chocolate" Speers and written/produced by David Dacks. It will air on CBC Radio's "Inside The Music" in early summer.
The documentary features interviews with:
Adrian Sherwood (On-U Sound - Depeche Mode, Primal Scream)
Bill Laswell (Global dub innovator - Fela Kuti, Motorhead, Herbie Hancock)
Twilight Circus (M Records - Michael Rose, Big Youth, Queen Ifrica)
Clifton Joseph (Dubzzz poet at large - CBC, Dub Poets Collective)
Dubmatix (Nu dub from Toronto – new disc features Alton Ellis, Sugar Minott)
Leroy Sibbles (All-time reggae legend! Heptones, Studio One bassist)
Michael Veal (Author; Dub: Soundscapes And Shattered Songs In Jamaican Reggae)
If you're in Toronto, don't you miss it!

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