The latest episode in the six-part Open University/BBC World Service radio series The Music of Time will be broadcast on Saturday 3 February at 19.06.
This latest programme is from Jamaica. Dr Carolyn Cooper from the University of West Indies looks at Jamaican music through the decades, from drumming during slavery, to 1970s reggae, dancehall through the 80s and 90s, right up to a modern-day reggae revival. She explores how the sounds of this Caribbean island have shaped its people and politics.
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