Reggae music, the lifeblood of the Jamaican people, was the topic of a recent “MTSU On the Record” radio program.
Host Gina Logue’s interview with Dr. Mike Alleyne, author of The Encyclopedia of Reggae and a professor in MTSU’s Department of Recording Industry, aired on WMOT-FM (89.5 and www.wmot.org). You can listen to the interview here.
Alleyne, a London native whose parents were born in Barbados, covers the golden age of roots reggae from the late 1960s up to the mid-1980s. His colorful, accessible book includes a timeline, best-of lists and essays on artists, labels, producers and other aspects of the genre’s influence, including Rastafarianism and ganja.
For more information about “MTSU On the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.