Published Jun 27, 2008On Sunday (June 29), CBC Radio's Inside the Music will air Jamaican Echoes, a groundbreaking new documentary tracing the spread of dub music from the initial accident in a Jamaican recording studio to the growing community spread across the four corners of the Earth.
The doc is based on last year's Exclaim! research story titled "Dub Voyage," which was written by Exclaim! assistant editor David Dacks, who also acts as writer, producer and editor for Jamaican Echoes.
Hosted by producer Lauren "DJ Chocolate Speers, a Toronto-based DJ and broadcaster, the hour-long special "speaks with historians, musicians and engineers about how dub, once the instrumental counterpart to reggae, has changed popular music around the world. Dub is the heart of remix culture. It has become an international music, yet its descendents continue to be inspired by its Jamaican innovations. Dub isnt just a musical remix, its a social remix.
It will feature "a continuous mix of music spanning five decades to bring its narrative and interviews to life. Jamaican Echoes is both entertaining and insightful in bringing this underappreciated but widely influential musical concept to a national audience."
Adrian Sherwood (On-U Sound - Depeche Mode, Primal Scream, Lee Scratch Perry)
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 lead singer, Studio One bassist)
Michael Veal (Author of "Dub: Soundscapes And Shattered Songs In Jamaican Reggae)
Jamaican Echoes airs on CBC Radio's Inside the Music, Sunday, June 29 on Radio 2 at 12:00 p.m. EST and Radio 1 at 8:00 p.m. EST.
Leroy Sibbles live in London 1984