The Hon. Barbara J. Gloudon, O.J., O.D., Jamaican cultural icon, playwright and radio talk show host will be a special guest on “Jam Sessions” on MIT Radio WMBR FM Boston on Sunday July 31 at 3:00 PM EST.
Gloudon will appear on the show in recognition of Emancipation Day and Jamaica’s 49th anniversary of independence. She will discuss the debut performance of “Letters from Emandependence”, a production that is being staged by the Little Theatre Movement in Jamaica. “Letters” is a sequel to the decade-long smash hit “Augus Mawning” with opening night on Saturday, July 30, 2011 and a matinee performance on Sunday, July 31, 2011 at 3:00 PM. The show is a collage of musical vignettes of Jamaica’s national heroes and their lives retold through letters read by young students.
Mrs. Gloudon was described recently in a magazine cover story as “a whole heap a people”. She continues to be a passionate, unrelenting advocate for the preservation of Jamaica’s culture. She is also author, columnist, former features editor of the Gleaner, first female editor of the Star, former deputy director of tourism, currently host of RJR’s daytime talk show Hotline and a proud past president of St. Andrew High School for Girls Association. And if that is not enough for one plate, she also runs a communications firm and is Anglican Lay Reader in Gordon Town.
“Jam Session” is a 25-year old Caribbean entertainment program on WMBR, located on the campus of the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass. The show is broadcast weekly on Sundays from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. It showcases reggae, soca, zouk, ska, and R&B music with news and interviews highlighting the invaluable accomplishments of Caribbean people across the Diaspora.
Pam Spencer, veteran radio host of “Jam Session” for 18 years and winner of a 2006 Music Radio Awards for Massachusetts is joined weekly by co-host Carol Muschette-Kirk, a former information attaché at Jamaica’s Consulate General in New York.