‘Rootsland Podcast’ – A Tribute To The Legends Of Reggae

Celebrate Bob Marley's 77th birthday by listening to the ‘Rootsland Podcast.’

By Team JamBase Feb 7, 2022 12:51 pm PST

The Rootsland Podcast recently launched its second season, “Exodus.” Produced in association with VoiceBoxx Studios in Kingston, Jamaica, the series is a heartfelt tribute to the legends of reggae and the unsung heroes of the genre.

The podcast series explores the story of two friends who take a musical and spiritual journey from the suburbs of Long Island to the streets of Kingston, Jamaica. Narrated by the man himself, Henry “K” Karyo, a long-time Kingston resident and music producer who was “in the room” for some astounding moments in reggae history.

Season One of the Rootsland Podcast peaked at #1 on the Apple Music History Podcast charts in Jamaica, Ghana and Trinidad, and was a Top 10 hit in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia.

Rootsland tells musical stories of landscapes that span styles and genres, and transport the listeners to exotic locations. The series follows Henry K, a disillusioned justice major at American University, and Brian, an aspiring singer, as they navigate the world of reggae music. Subscribe now and embark on a journey from Kingston’s inner-city street corners where aspiring singers audition a capella in the hopes of escaping a life of poverty to the island’s iconic recording studios where maestro engineers put finishing touches on hit songs.

Travel with Henry, a young Deadhead Long Islander who gets a job fresh out of college for Bob Marley’s widow, Sister Rita Marley, at the historic Tuff Gong Music in Kingston, Jamaica. Listen to tales covering the next two decades of living in Kingston and producing reggae music’s best-selling artists including Toots & The Maytals, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Gregory Isaacs, Bob Andy, Steel Pulse, Judy Mowatt and more.

Henry K also produced two volumes of the Billboard chart-topping tribute albums, Fire On The Mountain – Reggae Celebrates The Grateful Dead. The project, which featured reggae legends covering songs by the Grateful Dead, saw Henry form the band The Workingmen with Sly & Robbie, Warren Haynes and Merl Saunders.

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