GPWW: 7/6/11: David Rodigan In-Studio Clash and History of Reggae

Jamaica is the destination in this latest installment of Gilles Peterson World Wide. Gilles brings into his studio the legendary DJ David Rodigan, known for being an influential figure within the Reggae genre. Rodigan takes us on a musical journey through the history of Reggae, from its Rastafarian Ska roots, through to Bob Marley and The Wailers, the origin of Dubs, and even gives us his take on the impact that digital sounds had on Jamaica’s music in the mid 80s. Towards the end, Rodigan and Gilles clash – a form of competition that’s been around since the 1950s – by taking turns playing some classic reggae jams.

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