I’m originally from Jamaica but recently settled in England. I became interested in the project when I was handed a flyer and as it was Jamaica`s 50th year of independence I wanted to celebrate my culture.
During filming I learnt about the camera, set up the equipment for interviews and used the microphone.
I learned about Dubplates, and that both Lee Scratch Perry and Bob Marley were pioneers in this movement.
I had so many great experiences: getting to meet people for interviews, visiting the Bristol Archives, going to film shoots and being in the studio at Ujima.
All the people from the project inspired me in different ways. I really admired Caroline’s hard work and dedication. Mike showed me how to use the equipment and Mr Philemon from Ujima who taught me interview skills.
The project was a huge success, I’m truly proud of it. My newly acquired skills have encouraged me in my aspirations to become a radio presenter.