Sunday Feature: The Kershaw Tapes: Andy's Kitchen and On the Road in the Americas

Sunday Feature: The Kershaw Tapes: Andy's Kitchen and On the Road in the Americas

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Summary

During the 1980s, DJ Andy Kershaw travelled around Africa and the Americas searching out great music and taping it on his Walkman Pro, a new broadcast-quality cassette recorder that was bringing about a revolution in mobile recording. He also used it to capture his celebrated Kitchen Sessions, held in his small flat in Crouch End. In the second of two features, Andy delves into his boxes of cassettes and brings us music from his journeys in the USA and the Caribbean, including his visit to Cajun country, a session with the Jolly Boys in Jamaica, his encounter with singer Ted Hawkins shortly before his death, and his interview with Trinidadian calypso legend The Roaring Lion. Plus, Kitchen Sessions with Cuban singer Celina Gonzales and SE Rogie from Sierra Leone.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Andy Kershaw
Documentary Arts