Jamaica at Last! Reggae Music From Cyprus
I embraced this radical revolution on the net over 15 years ago joining BigUp Radio (USA) and dabbling in a thing called podcasting, which despite being around for a while was news to me. Since then I have journied all over the world with music and radio collaborations. Morocco, France, UK, Ireland, Japan, Corsica, USA, Bermuda, South Africa and my homeland, Cyprus.
One thing though was always on my mind. To select on a net radio station in Jamaica. When my bredren and academic fellow journeyman Dennis Howard offered me a slot recently on Riddim 1 Radio, based in the heart of Kingston, I felt a sense of jubilation. Reggae is Jamaican heritage, it’s the place where it all began, and contributing to Riddim 1 feels like reaching Ithaca, in Cavafy’s words:
‘Keep Ithaca always in your mind, Arriving there is what you’re destined for.’
So every Monday, thanks to the wonders of modern technology, at 8pm Cyprus / 12 noon Jamaica, I go live on Riddim 1 Radio. You can hear the first episode on this journey on Soundcloud and tune in to https://www.riddim1radio.com