Hello Bovine Ska and Rocksteady Listeners,
Experimentation is essential to art. In the history of Jamaican music, from the first deejay who toasted over a record, to Clive Chin and Errol Thompson adding effects to a track, experimentation has produced some great works. Saul Levine is a brilliant avant-garde filmmaker and teacher who has been honored all over the world. On Wednesday nights for as long as we can remember, Saul also curated the Mass Art Film Society, where he showed vital films to not only students but also to the general public to expose them to the art of film that he loves. That night was a regular fixture for us, and it furthered our love and understanding of not just experimental film, but the need for experimentation in any art form. Due to a controversy, Saul is ending his tenure at Mass Art after 39 years, and in his honor, we have selected Jamaican tracks that we feel best exemplify the need for experimentation that we hope you enjoy. We love you Saul.