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Friday 27 July 2012

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Presented by Anna McNamee.

On today's programme, how Jamaica will be celebrating 50 years of independence, Jamaican-American artist Renee Cox talks about the inspiration for her work, and Reggae musician Jimmy Cliff tells us about his first album in eight years.


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  • 50 years of Jamaican Independence

    As the island of Jamaica celebrates 50 years of independence, we find out what celebrations are planned to mark the occasion.

  • Renee Cox

    Renee Cox, one of the best-known Jamaican artists working today, uses her body, both nude and clothed, to celebrate black womanhood and cast a critical eye at racism and sexism.

  • Jimmy Cliff

    One of the founding fathers of reggae music; Jimmy Cliff’s career began 50 years ago as Jamaica gained independence. The intervening years have been full of hits, as well as turbulent and eventful.


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