Documentary Film: “Sean Paul: A Life in Riddims”


[Many thanks to Peter Jordens for bringing this item to our attention.] A 50-minute documentary on Jamaican singer Sean Paul—Sean Paul: A Life in Riddims—is available for 11 months through BBC Radio 1Xtra (posted on August 21, 2019).

Description (BBC Radio 1Xtra): Sean Paul has collaborated with some of the world’s biggest pop stars and sold over 26 million records. But who is the man behind the music? 1Xtra heads to Jamaica to find out. BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Yasmin Evans presents the life & music of Sean Paul.

Who is the man behind the music? Where did this music come from? And why is Sean Paul so successful at turning Jamaican dancehall riddims into massive pop songs?

On one incredible journey around Kingston, Sean performs exclusively for BBC Radio 1Xtra at the legendary Tuff Gong International studios, giving a glimpse inside his studio, and finding out how his most iconic tunes were made.

Following Sean back from Jamaica to the UK, 1Xtra go behind the scenes as he prepares to play at Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Middlesbrough.

With contributions from: Anne-Marie, Jake Gyllenhaal, Annie Mac, Jax Jones, David Rodigan, Trevor Nelson, Naomi Cowan, Toddla T, Seani B, Idris Elba & more.

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