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JA in the UK

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Sunday 05 August 2012

To celebrate fifty years of Jamaican independence, 1Xtra Stories explores the massive impact that Jamaican culture has had in the UK.

Artists of Jamaican descent including Wretch 32, Ms Dynamite and Gappy Ranks celebrate and dissect what makes their culture so unique and influential, while Yasmin, Mz Bratt and Toddla T share how their journey into music can be accredited to the small island in the Caribbean with the largest voice.

We also go into the kitchen with the Jerk King of the Midlands, hear about the importance of humour in Jamaican culture and how parts of the language have filtered into the way we speak, and ultimately explain why Jamaican culture has been embraced so wholeheartedly in the UK.

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