June 20, 2020

Widgeon Airwaves

Windrush Generation, celebrating the sound of Mento


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What is Mento? It's a style of Jamaican folk music predating reggae and ska peaking in popularity in the '40s and '50s from the Caribbean. We explore the musical landscape of the Windrush generation, with the sounds of Mento, Calypso, a dash of Joropo and anything in-between.