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Reggae: A Caribbean Cultural Explosion
Program 1002
Original Airdate: 10/5/1979

Subject Keywords
Calypso music
Calypso musicians - Performance
Music - Performance
Reggae music
Reggae musicians - Performance

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Adamson, Peter J.
Grey, Rolly
Keaton, Wayne
Keel, Joel
Marrero, Jorge
Mobley, Leon

Corporate Names
Sunfire (musical group)

Program Description
Program consists of an in studio performance by the reggae group Sunfire. Musicians Rolly Gray (lead guitar player, vocals and band leader), Peter J. Adamson (steel drums), Jorge Marrero (drums), Joel Keel (bass guitar), Wayne Keaton (electric keyboards and vocals), and Leon Mobley (congas) perform their own compositions and speak with Barbara Barrow-Murray about the variety in Caribbean Islands music: commercial reggae, hard reggae, calypso, and soka. Program includes musical works illustrating these styles.

Producer
Barbara Barrow-Murray

Associate Producer
Beth Deare

Director
Brian Clarke

Host
Barbara Barrow-Murray

Performers
Sunfire (musical group)
Peter J. Adamson (musician)
Rolly Gray (musician)
Joel Keel (musician)
Jotge Marrero (musician)
Leon Mobley (musician)

Others
Basil Chigas (switcher)
Dennis Correia (video)
Sally Ehrman (production secretary)
Randy Gray (lighting assistant)
Renee Harriston (intern)
Rebecca Hill (fashion consultant)
Webster Lewis (theme music)
Greg MacDonald (camera)
Gene Mackles (graphic designer)
Fran Mahard (scenic design)
Milan Merhar (videotape recordist)
John Plausse (lighting director)
George Rivera (lighting assistant)
Lee Smith (camera)
Skip Wareham (stage manager)
Evelyn Wong (production assistant)

Formats
Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-06085
Original recording 1/4" audio reel (item number not yet assigned)
Preservation master digital beta cassette AP-01534A
Preservation master beta SP cassette AP-01534
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette 2333-60
Viewing copy VHS cassette (item number not yet assigned)



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