Music Voyager: Jamaica: Beyond Bob Marley
Airs Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 11:30 p.m. on KPBS TV
"Music Voyager" travels to Jamaica, one of the world's greatest music destinations. Our host goes beyond the tourist resorts and beaches to explore the past, present and future of Jamaica's vibrant music.
Ask the average person what they know about Jamaican music and the first thing they will think of is Bob Marley. While the legacy of Marley is alive and well, in this episode, Jacob Edgar visits with some of today's most popular reggae artists who are keeping roots reggae going strong.
The episode ends with a visit with Etana, a young singer who blends reggae and neo-soul who has become hugely popular in Jamaica. Edgar and Etana discuss the struggles of women to make their voices heard in the Jamaican music industry, and Etana and her band treat the viewer to a stunning acoustic performance on the picturesque Goldeneye beach.