In 1967, a group referred to as The Jamaicans, which comprised Tommy Cowan, Norris Weir, Owen Hylton and Martin Williams, won the Competition Song Level of competition, with a song titled Baba Boom Time. The gain secured for the group tours of the Caribbean, Canada and the United States and this put them on a trajectory to worldwide success.

Tommy Cowan, in an job interview with The Gleaner, recalled these halcyon times. “When we won with Baba Boom Time, we have been coming off two years of being victorious as winners of the Pop and Mento competitions and experienced

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“Baba Wain: A Musical Take note in the Vital of Beauty with E. W. Wainwright,” a 30-moment exclusive about the beloved Oakland jazz drummer and teacher, airs a 8 p.m. Friday on KRCB-Television, Channel 22, Cotati-Rohnert Park.

The movie, manufactured by Emmy Award winner Rick Bacigalupi, follows the musician, identified as “Baba Wain” to his learners, through a day of music instruction and counseling at the elementary school wherever he also directs the drum team.

In the documentary, Wainwright also shares his memories of the early days of the civil legal rights motion.

Wainwright’s initially significant tour was as a

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