Consequence of Sound is proud to present Rootsland, a new weekly music podcast series that explores the story of two friends who take a musical and spiritual journey from the suburbs of Long Island to the streets of Kingston, Jamaica.
Narrated by Henry “K” Karyo, Rootsland tells musical stories of landscapes that span styles and genres, and transport the listeners to exotic locations. The journey involves Henry, a disillusioned justice major at American University, and Brian, an aspiring singer, as they navigate the world of reggae music from label to location, proving that sometimes the story is the best song.
Rootsland is produced in association with Voice Boxx Studios in Kingston, Jamaica, and features Grammy-nominated songwriter Patrick “Curly Loxx” Gaynor of the duo Twin of Twins; Jamaican actress, dancer. and choreographer Michelle “Kim” Yamaguchi; and original music recorded by reggae veteran Wayne Armond of the band Chalice.
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Henry “K” Karyo is a studio owner, recording engineer, and music producer. While attending American University in Washington DC, Henry had an internship with RAS records, one of the country’s leading independent music distributors, which led to a job working for the Marley family at Tuff Gong Music in Kingston Jamaica. Henry moved to Jamaica in 1991, and set up a studio in the hills overlooking Kingston. For 25 years he produced and wrote for multiple Grammy award-winning singers and songwriters including Michael Rose, Toots and the Maytals, Damian “Junior Gong” Marley, and more. He has also produced some of the best selling reggae albums in the history of the Billboard charts like Reggae Celebrates the Grateful Dead: Fire on the Mountain, Volumes 1 & 2. His career has been spent producing and recording socially conscious music for artists, as Henry has always believed that music is the most powerful way to uplift people and promote positive change around the world.