Wednesday 22.6 at 6pm: “Reggae is Dancehall Music” by Pekka Vuorinen

Dear friend of Arkadia, You are warmly welcome to “Reggae is Dancehall Music” by Pekka Vuorinen on Wednesday 22.6 at 6pm. The talk is based on Volcano – Revisited by Tero Kaski and Pekka Vuorinen, 1984/2011 The book is about the Kingston dancehall scene in September 1983, when a new and exciting sound system Volcano was offering tough competition to the more established sounds such as Gemini, Lee’s Unlimited, Black Scorpio, King Sturgav and others. Sound systems and dancehalls are the very essence of Jamaican music, that’s how the new ideas are created and tested in front of a live audience. Now we know that Volcano was a first sign of the new style which has been dominating Jamaican music for over a quarter of a century, dancehall. Review: . Jamaican dancehall tapes collected by Andrew Lee and Jayman: Welcome! Warm regards, Ian www.arkadiabookshop.fiEntrance is free and green tea will be offered. A donation of €2 (or more!) to fund the event is suggested and would be most welcome. Tero Kaski (1950 -2001)– English translator by training, spoke Jamaican like Jamaicans! – The Voice Of Reggae in Finland, started broadcasting reggae shows in late seventies – Black Star company imported reggae, Black Star shop was the meeting place of reggae lovers – editor of Cool Runnings magazine in 1980-85 and 1996-2001 – edited and published reggae books and produced reggae records – Daddy T-Roy was greatly missed when he died of heart attack in 2001. Pekka Vuorinen (1945-)– architect by training, edp-director by profession, retired after a severe car accident in the nineties – reggae lover since 1973, loves also bel canto opera – editor of Cool Runnings magazine in 1980-85, contributor to Cool Runnings in 1997-2004 – many reggae trips with Tero, usually took the photos while Tero interviewed – sometimes it was vice versa! – editor of Cool Runnings 1980-85 (2008, in Finnish) and Volcano Revisited books.