Sting and Shaggy on Cultural Appropriation and the Revolutionary Nature of Reggae

The unlikely pairing also discuss songwriting together and finishing each other's sentences

Kyle Meredith With Sting and Shaggy

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    Sting and Shaggy join Kyle Meredith this week to talk about their recent joint reggae album, 44/876, and the joy of sharing the spotlight. They also touch on their upcoming tour together, the political and revolutionary nature of reggae, reconfiguring their back catalogue, and Sting’s initial hesitations to sing “It Wasn’t Me”. To top it off, Sting even addresses whether or not he’d appear in Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming reboot of Dune.

    Kyle Meredith With… is an interview series in which WFPK’s Kyle Meredith speaks to a wide breadth of musicians. Each episode, Meredith digs deep into an artist’s work to find out how the music is made and where their journey is going, from legendary artists like Robert Plant, Paul McCartney, U2 and Bryan Ferry, to the newer class of The National, St. Vincent, Arctic Monkeys, Haim, and Father John Misty. Check back Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for new episodes. Rate the series now via iTunes.

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