Included here is the latest Riffin’ podcast from our good friend Dermot Hussey. Riffin’ is Dermot Hussey‘s groundbreaking weekly podcast which features new and emerging artists in a variety of genres including world, reggae, latin, and jazz. Hussey spent his career in broadcasting and is recognized the world over for his musical knowledge and significant contributions to Jamaican music. Prior to his current role as the voice of Sirius/XM’s THE JOINT from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., Hussey hosted and produced eclectic programs at the Jamaican Broadcasting Company and Radio Jamaica.
On today’s Riffin’, Africa’ greatest living singer Oumou Sangare’ aka “The Songbird of Wassoulou” releases her first album in 8 years. “Uber” influences the imagination of Nigeria’ Squeeze Tarela, his new single “Uber Fresh”. Australian Activist/Musician Nattali Rize, who relocated to Jamaica, releases her debut album “Rebel Frequency” “Dancing Breeze” a new single by Gentleman’s Dub Club. “A Wash House Ting” by JBoog. “See Dem Fake Leaders” Ziggy Marley’ new single. Presenting “The Kingston All Stars” some of Jamaica’s best musicians. “Rush” a new album by singer Karen Smith.
The Jamaica Observer recently highlighted Hussey’s weekly Riffin’ podcast in their Entertainment section:
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Either as a broadcaster or author, Dermot Hussey has exposed the edgy side of Jamaican music for 40 years.
For the last 10 years, he has hosted a show on XM Radio out of Washington DC, playing contemporary and classic Jamaican sounds.
Recently, he spoke about Riffin’ in an interview with the Jamaica Observer.
“The most satisfying aspect (of the show) is being able to pursue a format that seeks to follow the trail reggae blazed internationally, impacting on other music cultures, that I also reflect in the programme, which is a new approach and different to XM,” he explained.