Crossroads Conference 2008

posted on July 12th, 2008 by in Article, Video

Crossroads

Even though – having gone to UWI myself – I definitely think that the sticky streets of downtown Kingston are a better place to understand the dynamics of Jamaican reggae and dancehall culture than some air-conditioned classrooms up at Mona, there´s no doubt a good reason to deal with the matter on an academic level.

On the first weekend of July, the Global Reggae Conference – number seven in a series of conferences on Caribbean cultural studies – took place on Mona campus. UWI TV has the videos of all keynotes.

I haven´t had the time to check them all myself, but from the titles, these are the ones most likely to be interesting:

- Reggae Music as Social Catalyst

- Serious Ting – The Structure of Jamaican Popular Music

- Plenary – Reggae in Japan and Australia

- Imag(in)ing Reggae

via DHM/Jojo B.


  • Annie Paul

    you’ve got your conferences mixed up…the Global Reggae Conference was in February. the one that just ended in the first week of July was Crossroads 2008…

  • ups, sry for that