Crossroads Jamaica 2020

History is about memory

SARS (SARS-COV), MERS(MERS-COV) and Corona virus (COVID-19) have a history we must revisit. Life and death in Jamaica also has a history. Will we remember this time?

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Crossroads Jamaica 2020

History is about memory

SARS (SARS-COV), MERS(MERS-COV) and Corona virus (COVID-19) have a history we must revisit. Life and death in Jamaica also has a history. Will we remember this time?

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Through the years-a tribute to Kenny Rogers

There used to be a Kenny Roger Roasters in Jamaica on Knutsford Boulevard in New Kingston.  Kenny Rogers Roasters  was a restaurant franchise co-founded in 1991 by country music singer Kenny Rogers. He is probably the only country music singer

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Through the years-a tribute to Kenny Rogers

There used to be a Kenny Roger Roasters in Jamaica on Knutsford Boulevard in New Kingston.  Kenny Rogers Roasters  was a restaurant franchise co-founded in 1991 by country music singer Kenny Rogers. He is probably the only country music singer

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Music for highways

In Jamaica, road expansion and the creation of highways dominate the urban landscape. At least one person dies everyday in a road accident. Starting in 2015,  new roadways have been created in the Barbican area, Constant Spring Road, Hagley Park

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Music for highways

In Jamaica, road expansion and the creation of highways dominate the urban landscape. At least one person dies everyday in a road accident. Starting in 2015,  new roadways have been created in the Barbican area, Constant Spring Road, Hagley Park

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Voice notes and sound clips

Voice notes and sound clips is a 5.55 soundscape for the music and memory project. Listen to the soundscape here Download voice notes and sound clips here  

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Voice notes and sound clips

Voice notes and sound clips is a 5.55 soundscape for the music and memory project. Listen to the soundscape here Download voice notes and sound clips here  

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The history of ganja in Jamaica

Here is the latest episode of Crocus Bag a tings on Zanj Radio. On the August 25 edition i shared my thoughts on the developments around ganja in Jamaica. Here are the songs which i selected for this reasoning. Bad

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The history of ganja in Jamaica

Here is the latest episode of Crocus Bag a tings on Zanj Radio. On the August 25 edition i shared my thoughts on the developments around ganja in Jamaica. Here are the songs which i selected for this reasoning. Bad

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The Athlete’s playlist

Have you ever wondered what’s in an athletes playlist? What type of music do different athletes listen to as they prepare to compete? How do athletes use music to prepare for competition? Last week, as i was warming up to

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The Athlete’s playlist

Have you ever wondered what’s in an athletes playlist? What type of music do different athletes listen to as they prepare to compete? How do athletes use music to prepare for competition? Last week, as i was warming up to

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Interesting listening-Notes on the electromagnetic radiation

What do you consider interesting listening? Here is the latest edition of the Electromagnetic radiation on Zanj Radio. This episode features selections of ambient, nu-jazz, avant garde and experimental music from Dusted jazz vol. 2 , Trio Antimanierista,  Claudio Nunez,

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Interesting listening-Notes on the electromagnetic radiation

What do you consider interesting listening? Here is the latest edition of the Electromagnetic radiation on Zanj Radio. This episode features selections of ambient, nu-jazz, avant garde and experimental music from Dusted jazz vol. 2 , Trio Antimanierista,  Claudio Nunez,

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Notes- What to expect from a Electromagnetic Radiation live show

Here is the latest episode of the Electromagnetic Radiation on Zanj Radio. This episode features the premier of “Flies” a nu-music track by dj zanj rracc. You can look forward to Electromagnetic Radiation live shows  in 2020. The Electromagnetic radiation

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Notes- What to expect from a Electromagnetic Radiation live show

Here is the latest episode of the Electromagnetic Radiation on Zanj Radio. This episode features the premier of “Flies” a nu-music track by dj zanj rracc. You can look forward to Electromagnetic Radiation live shows  in 2020. The Electromagnetic radiation

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Getting Ready- Notes on the electro magnetic radiation

Here are the last two episodes of  the Electro magnetic Radiation on Zanj Radio. Both episodes feature music/experimental sound projects from netlabels Paparoota, Pueblo Nuevo and Bumpfoot. These last two episodes have been a part of my preparation to submit

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Getting Ready- Notes on the electro magnetic radiation

Here are the last two episodes of  the Electro magnetic Radiation on Zanj Radio. Both episodes feature music/experimental sound projects from netlabels Paparoota, Pueblo Nuevo and Bumpfoot. These last two episodes have been a part of my preparation to submit

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Exploring multimedia

  Here is a multimedia project for the Electro magnetic radiation on Zanj Radio. I created it  using the open source video editor Pitivi.  

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Exploring multimedia

  Here is a multimedia project for the Electro magnetic radiation on Zanj Radio. I created it  using the open source video editor Pitivi.  

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Excerpts of Dis Poem Wordz and Agro Festival 2019

This project was released a few weeks ago on the Sounds of Life nu-music label. The project is an experiment in recording live events using easily accessible and affordable handheld devices. Excerpts of the Dis Poem Wordz and Agro Festival

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Excerpts of Dis Poem Wordz and Agro Festival 2019

This project was released a few weeks ago on the Sounds of Life nu-music label. The project is an experiment in recording live events using easily accessible and affordable handheld devices. Excerpts of the Dis Poem Wordz and Agro Festival

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Notes on the Electro magnetic Radiation and Crocus Bag a tings #11

Over the last 4 weeks I have realised how I have returned to a dream of being a political analyst and an interest in research and public policy; an interest I thought I gave up.

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Notes on the Electro magnetic Radiation and Crocus Bag a tings #11

Over the last 4 weeks I have realised how I have returned to a dream of being a political analyst and an interest in research and public policy; an interest I thought I gave up.

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Soundscapes

Soundscapes is a project by dj afifa for Sounds of Life. Each soundscape features material from her favourite netlabels, original nu-music tracks and field recordings.

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Soundscapes

Soundscapes is a project by dj afifa for Sounds of Life. Each soundscape features material from her favourite netlabels, original nu-music tracks and field recordings.

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Revisiting the SO((U))Lherverse project

In 2012 I collaborated with Amina Doherty (SHeroxlox) on a project called SO((U))LHERVERSE, it was a series of compilations released to mark International Womens Day.  SO((U))LHERVERSE is “a fused socio-political-sonic space where womyn’s voices are fierce and free”.The second compilation

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Revisiting the SO((U))Lherverse project

In 2012 I collaborated with Amina Doherty (SHeroxlox) on a project called SO((U))LHERVERSE, it was a series of compilations released to mark International Womens Day.  SO((U))LHERVERSE is “a fused socio-political-sonic space where womyn’s voices are fierce and free”.The second compilation

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Music and Memory- Notes on the Electromagnetic Radiation

Here are the 3 latest episodes of the Electromagnetic Radiation on Zanj Radio. For 2019 i want to explore the relationship between music and memory. So far these are the questions i am exploring; With so much happening around us

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Music and Memory- Notes on the Electromagnetic Radiation

Here are the 3 latest episodes of the Electromagnetic Radiation on Zanj Radio. For 2019 i want to explore the relationship between music and memory. So far these are the questions i am exploring; With so much happening around us

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Notes on Crocus Bag a Tings

Every Sunday from 6-7 pm -5utc on Zanj Radio I share my ideas on “Crocus Bag a tings”, a current affairs programme which started in May 2016. I focus on dissecting the web of complex issues shaping life in Jamaica-

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Notes on Crocus Bag a Tings

Every Sunday from 6-7 pm -5utc on Zanj Radio I share my ideas on “Crocus Bag a tings”, a current affairs programme which started in May 2016. I focus on dissecting the web of complex issues shaping life in Jamaica-

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Soundscapes and Film Projects

Last year i worked on two film projects; “the mass” a collaboration with photographer Sokarie Ekine and “if i had the wings of dove” a soundscape commissioned by Simone Harris for her “Tribe film Project”. Here is a preview of

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Soundscapes and Film Projects

Last year i worked on two film projects; “the mass” a collaboration with photographer Sokarie Ekine and “if i had the wings of dove” a soundscape commissioned by Simone Harris for her “Tribe film Project”. Here is a preview of

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Sounds of Life- the story of a drop. Notes on the electro magnetic radiation #8

In 2018 Sounds of Life became a record label specializing in nu-music and the release of experimental mixes and sound art.

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Sounds of Life- the story of a drop. Notes on the electro magnetic radiation #8

In 2018 Sounds of Life became a record label specializing in nu-music and the release of experimental mixes and sound art.

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Music to fall asleep to- Notes on the Electro magnetic radiation 7

Here is December 14 episode of the  Electro magnetic radiation on Zanj Radio This edition of the electro magnetic radiation featured some very soulful selections.  Catch more selections like this over the next few weeks of the electro magnetic radiation

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Music to fall asleep to- Notes on the Electro magnetic radiation 7

Here is December 14 episode of the  Electro magnetic radiation on Zanj Radio This edition of the electro magnetic radiation featured some very soulful selections.  Catch more selections like this over the next few weeks of the electro magnetic radiation

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Notes on the electro magnetic radiation #6-Building Nations on Small islands

Here are the two most recent episodes of the show In the November 30 episode i featured a pre recorded interview with 3 members of Kugumi music entertainment based in Johannesburg South Africa. Both shows are a departure from the

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Notes on the electro magnetic radiation #6-Building Nations on Small islands

Here are the two most recent episodes of the show In the November 30 episode i featured a pre recorded interview with 3 members of Kugumi music entertainment based in Johannesburg South Africa. Both shows are a departure from the

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Do you still listen to djs? Notes on the Electro magnetic radiation #5

Are you listening to the dj and thinking about their state of mind? Do you.follow.the selections and thinking  about how they connect or.don’t connect? How do you listen?

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Do you still listen to djs? Notes on the Electro magnetic radiation #5

Are you listening to the dj and thinking about their state of mind? Do you.follow.the selections and thinking  about how they connect or.don’t connect? How do you listen?

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So much things to say-Notes on the electro magnetic radiation #3

Last week i featured Umbalemebe on the electro magnetic radiation on Zanj Radio. Umbalembe is a documentary soundscape about Jamaica curated by Zanj Racc; it features the work of Zanj Racc and myself with the album cover designed by Isabel Dennis.

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So much things to say-Notes on the electro magnetic radiation #3

Last week i featured Umbalemebe on the electro magnetic radiation on Zanj Radio. Umbalembe is a documentary soundscape about Jamaica curated by Zanj Racc; it features the work of Zanj Racc and myself with the album cover designed by Isabel Dennis.

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Notes on the Electro magnetic radiation #2

Here is the latest episode of the Electro magnetic radiation with dj afifa on Zanj Radio. The session opens with Maroon drumming and singing and a classic by Jamaican poet Easy Skankin. I featured 10 tracks from netlabels focused around

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Notes on the Electro magnetic radiation #2

Here is the latest episode of the Electro magnetic radiation with dj afifa on Zanj Radio. The session opens with Maroon drumming and singing and a classic by Jamaican poet Easy Skankin. I featured 10 tracks from netlabels focused around

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Notes on the Electromagnetic radiation #1

Here are some notes on the October 26 episode of the Electro Magnetic Radiation featuring a preview of Nothing matters, the body of a 9 year old girl, the I-I chant and old remixes of Neto Meeks Ras Takura.and Kirk Nugent.

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Notes on the Electromagnetic radiation #1

Here are some notes on the October 26 episode of the Electro Magnetic Radiation featuring a preview of Nothing matters, the body of a 9 year old girl, the I-I chant and old remixes of Neto Meeks Ras Takura.and Kirk Nugent.

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The Dub Poetry mixtape

In 2017 I was invited to play at the Annual Dis Poem Wordz and Agro Fest in Portland Jamaica. I decided to dedicate a segment of the Electro magnetic radiation show on Zanj Radio to dub poetry. A year later i am releasing the first dub poetry mixtape.” on the sounds of life numusic label.

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The Dub Poetry mixtape

In 2017 I was invited to play at the Annual Dis Poem Wordz and Agro Fest in Portland Jamaica. I decided to dedicate a segment of the Electro magnetic radiation show on Zanj Radio to dub poetry. A year later i am releasing the first dub poetry mixtape.” on the sounds of life numusic label.

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Developing your art as a selecta

Last Friday, the Electro Magnetic Radiation featured a guest set by Dj Zanj Racc and a preview of his latest work the “The Power of the Pussy”.

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Developing your art as a selecta

Last Friday, the Electro Magnetic Radiation featured a guest set by Dj Zanj Racc and a preview of his latest work the “The Power of the Pussy”.

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5 questions with dj afifa

1. Many people find what you do  interesting but weird and sometimes confusing. Do you do this deliberately and why do you think this might be the case? *Laughs* I can imagine….I think I understand why it might appear that

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5 questions with dj afifa

1. Many people find what you do  interesting but weird and sometimes confusing. Do you do this deliberately and why do you think this might be the case? *Laughs* I can imagine….I think I understand why it might appear that

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For Tehuti

Memories live in music.

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For Tehuti

Memories live in music.

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The history of my broken heart

And it came to pass that time collapsed and I started to make sense to me.”

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The history of my broken heart

And it came to pass that time collapsed and I started to make sense to me.”

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Sons and daughters of Marcus Garvey compose an unfinished melody

This track was created on August 17, 2015 to celebrate the life of Marcus Garvey.  It might soon appear on a larger project looking at who owns National Heroes in Jamaica

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Sons and daughters of Marcus Garvey compose an unfinished melody

This track was created on August 17, 2015 to celebrate the life of Marcus Garvey.  It might soon appear on a larger project looking at who owns National Heroes in Jamaica

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Revisiting OGUN GARVEY

5 years ago I imagined and sounded out the OGUN GARVEY series. I can only remember wanting to represent a figure that was a combination of Marcus Garvey and Ogun the Yoruba Orisha . OGUN GARVEY would be an African experiencing life with a deep awareness of memory and responsibility to Africa.

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Revisiting OGUN GARVEY

5 years ago I imagined and sounded out the OGUN GARVEY series. I can only remember wanting to represent a figure that was a combination of Marcus Garvey and Ogun the Yoruba Orisha . OGUN GARVEY would be an African experiencing life with a deep awareness of memory and responsibility to Africa.

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The sound of my mother’s voice

My mother taught me about the importance of sound as a part of our knowing, memory and experience of life.

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The sound of my mother’s voice

My mother taught me about the importance of sound as a part of our knowing, memory and experience of life.

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Sound Culture University 2020

Call for Applications Sound Culture University 2020 Sounds of Life invites you to attend the Sound Culture University from June 10-20, 2020 in Kingston, Jamaica. At the Sound Culture University, music is life. We highlight the dynamic nature of sound

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Sound Culture University 2020

Call for Applications Sound Culture University 2020 Sounds of Life invites you to attend the Sound Culture University from June 10-20, 2020 in Kingston, Jamaica. At the Sound Culture University, music is life. We highlight the dynamic nature of sound