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How Jamaica Conquered the World

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How Jamaica Conquered the World
How Jamaica Conquered the World

How Jamaica Conquered the World

Roifield Brown

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The small island of Jamaica has forged a new type of empire, an intangible realm of which there are no physical monuments. There is no official political or economic sphere of Jamaican influence but when it comes to popular culture its global reach is immense, far exceeding the reasonable expectation for a nation of just over 2.7 million people. For a nation that gained independence from the British only 50 years ago, Jamaicans have left their mark on music, sport, style and language around the globe and have become an international marker of ‘cool’. Jamaican music has colonised the new and old world alike, its athletes break world records with impunity and youngsters the world over are incorporating Jamaican slang into their dialects. Despite this the country has reaped no economic reward in return, unlike empires of old, and Jamaica still remains an economic pygmy. Jamaican influence has unconsciously spawned creative innovation around the globe and to this day it remains a country to be studied, celebrated, and demystified. Through the help of linguists, artists, musicians, designers, sports personalities, and historians we take a closer look as to how Jamaican culture conquered the world.

Latest Episodes

Reggaeton - How Jamaican Dancehall music influenced the music of Latin America

How Jamaican Dancehall music has influenced the music of Latin America, from the digging of the Panama canal to dominance of Dominican Dembow. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

24 MIN2015 OCT 24
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Reggaeton - How Jamaican Dancehall music influenced the music of Latin America

"Cool Runnings" 1988 Jamaican Bobsled team at the Calgary Winter Olympics - Episode 27

The team (consisting of Devon Harris, Dudley Stokes, Michael White, and last minute replacement Nelson Stokes) debuted at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta. There they quickly became a fan favorite largely because of their status position as the ultimate 'underdog' story of the games. This team was the inspiration for a major motion picture, Cool Runnings. The characters in the film are fictional, although the original footage of the crash is used during the film. The film's depiction of the post-crash rescue was changed to show the bobsledders carrying the sled over the line on their shoulders for dramatic effect. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

27 MIN2014 FEB 14
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"Cool Runnings" 1988 Jamaican Bobsled team at the Calgary Winter Olympics - Episode 27

General Colin Powell -Episode 26

He rose through the ranks of the US Army to be the Head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the 65th secretary of state but his story started in Harlem and with his Jamaican parents. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

27 MIN2013 SEP 20
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General Colin Powell -Episode 26

Episode 25 - Kickstarting How Jamaica Conquered the World

This is a review and Kickstarter episode. We look back at the some of the show's highlights and why I decided to document the spread of Jamaica culture around the world. To donate please go to http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/roifield/how-jamaica-conquered-the-world?ref=card For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

23 MIN2013 MAY 14
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Episode 25 - Kickstarting How Jamaica Conquered the World

Episode 24 - Birmingham, UK

The story of how the sound of Jamaica became the sound of Britain's second city and how its bands went world wide. The story of Musical Youth, Steel Pulse and UB40. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

26 MIN2013 MAY 2
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Episode 24 - Birmingham, UK

Episode 23 - Announcement

The shows will commence again soon. The donate button, Colin Powell and other news. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

3 MIN2012 DEC 7
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Episode 23 - Announcement

Episode 22 - New York

The Jamaican influence on The Big Apple has touched all aspects of the city's life. A Jamaican started started Hip Hop, Jamaican Panamanians gave birth to Reggaeton and Brooklyn's population alone is 10% Jamaican. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

21 MIN2012 OCT 24
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Episode 22 - New York

Episode 21 - The Story of Soul II Soul, when Reggae met Soul

Jazzie B grew up in North London and fell in love with Jamaican Sound Systems. He went on to have the biggest Sound System in the world and he created a new sound that united Jamaican reggae with American soul. His bass fused driven music captured the attention of the world and was to change the sound of US RnB. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

14 MIN2012 OCT 10
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Episode 21 - The Story of Soul II Soul, when Reggae met Soul

Episode 20 - the Reggae Boyz and Rise of Football

When the West Indies cricket team finally lost a test series after nearly 20 years, Jamaica turned it's back on the sport and embraced football with gusto. This is the story of how Jamaica qualified for the 1998 World Cup and how an English man of Jamaican parents played for the Reggae Boyz. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

14 MIN2012 SEP 20
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Episode 20 - the Reggae Boyz and Rise of Football

Episode 19 The Jalympics - The Beijing Olympics 2008

Until Beijing 2008 Jamaica had only won 6 gold medals in 60 years of Olympic participation. In 2 weeks that summer it gained another 6, an achievement that rocked the world and the island and give rise the superstar that is Usain Bolt. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

12 MIN2012 SEP 12
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Episode 19 The Jalympics - The Beijing Olympics 2008

Latest Episodes

Reggaeton - How Jamaican Dancehall music influenced the music of Latin America

How Jamaican Dancehall music has influenced the music of Latin America, from the digging of the Panama canal to dominance of Dominican Dembow. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

24 MIN2015 OCT 24
Comments
Reggaeton - How Jamaican Dancehall music influenced the music of Latin America

"Cool Runnings" 1988 Jamaican Bobsled team at the Calgary Winter Olympics - Episode 27

The team (consisting of Devon Harris, Dudley Stokes, Michael White, and last minute replacement Nelson Stokes) debuted at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta. There they quickly became a fan favorite largely because of their status position as the ultimate 'underdog' story of the games. This team was the inspiration for a major motion picture, Cool Runnings. The characters in the film are fictional, although the original footage of the crash is used during the film. The film's depiction of the post-crash rescue was changed to show the bobsledders carrying the sled over the line on their shoulders for dramatic effect. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

27 MIN2014 FEB 14
Comments
"Cool Runnings" 1988 Jamaican Bobsled team at the Calgary Winter Olympics - Episode 27

General Colin Powell -Episode 26

He rose through the ranks of the US Army to be the Head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the 65th secretary of state but his story started in Harlem and with his Jamaican parents. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

27 MIN2013 SEP 20
Comments
General Colin Powell -Episode 26

Episode 25 - Kickstarting How Jamaica Conquered the World

This is a review and Kickstarter episode. We look back at the some of the show's highlights and why I decided to document the spread of Jamaica culture around the world. To donate please go to http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/roifield/how-jamaica-conquered-the-world?ref=card For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

23 MIN2013 MAY 14
Comments
Episode 25 - Kickstarting How Jamaica Conquered the World

Episode 24 - Birmingham, UK

The story of how the sound of Jamaica became the sound of Britain's second city and how its bands went world wide. The story of Musical Youth, Steel Pulse and UB40. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

26 MIN2013 MAY 2
Comments
Episode 24 - Birmingham, UK

Episode 23 - Announcement

The shows will commence again soon. The donate button, Colin Powell and other news. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

3 MIN2012 DEC 7
Comments
Episode 23 - Announcement

Episode 22 - New York

The Jamaican influence on The Big Apple has touched all aspects of the city's life. A Jamaican started started Hip Hop, Jamaican Panamanians gave birth to Reggaeton and Brooklyn's population alone is 10% Jamaican. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

21 MIN2012 OCT 24
Comments
Episode 22 - New York

Episode 21 - The Story of Soul II Soul, when Reggae met Soul

Jazzie B grew up in North London and fell in love with Jamaican Sound Systems. He went on to have the biggest Sound System in the world and he created a new sound that united Jamaican reggae with American soul. His bass fused driven music captured the attention of the world and was to change the sound of US RnB. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

14 MIN2012 OCT 10
Comments
Episode 21 - The Story of Soul II Soul, when Reggae met Soul

Episode 20 - the Reggae Boyz and Rise of Football

When the West Indies cricket team finally lost a test series after nearly 20 years, Jamaica turned it's back on the sport and embraced football with gusto. This is the story of how Jamaica qualified for the 1998 World Cup and how an English man of Jamaican parents played for the Reggae Boyz. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

14 MIN2012 SEP 20
Comments
Episode 20 - the Reggae Boyz and Rise of Football

Episode 19 The Jalympics - The Beijing Olympics 2008

Until Beijing 2008 Jamaica had only won 6 gold medals in 60 years of Olympic participation. In 2 weeks that summer it gained another 6, an achievement that rocked the world and the island and give rise the superstar that is Usain Bolt. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

12 MIN2012 SEP 12
Comments
Episode 19 The Jalympics - The Beijing Olympics 2008
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