Always Together Documentary Tracks Chinese Jamaicans Influence in Reggae Music

From pioneer soundsystem operator Tom ‘The Great Sebastian’ Wong in the 1940s to contemporary dancehall masters Black Chiney, Chinese-Jamaicans have played an integral part in the music scene on the island since even before Jamaica cut its first domestic record in the 1950s. […] Through extensive original interviews and archival footage, Always Together: Chinese-Jamaicans in Reggae Music weaves together the history of the Chinese immigrants with the little-known stories of these unsung giants.

So why post a documentary about the influence of Chinese Jamaicans in reggae music on an Asian-American blog? Because it talks about the diaspora of Chinese immigrants living in Jamaica. Bsides, listen to the Jamaican accents! What, you don’t think Chinese people are only supposed to talk like Valley girls, do you?

[Hat tip: J-Smooth]

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