Book of Rules: One Reggae Anthem and Its Trouble with “Tradition” – A presentation by Jason Wilson

Presented on 15 October 2022 during Part 2 of Curating for Change: The Work That Music Festivals Do in the World.

Dr. Jason Wilson is an Adjunct-Professor and Sessional Lecturer at the Universities of Guelph and Guelph-Humber, and a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship recipient. Wilson is also two-time Juno Awards nominee and bestselling Canadian author with six books to his name. Specializing in diverse fields of history, Wilson has been published on various topics including: Urban History of and Black Migration to Canada and The United Kingdom, Reggae Music, The First World War, Canadian History, Pop/Counter-Culture, Art across history from Antiquity to the Present, Oral History, Scottish History, Hockey and general Canadiana. Dr. Wilson is also expert in ‘performing history’, that is: bringing history to life through a blend of music, lecture, theatre and storytelling. In his professional touring and recording career, Wilson has performed over 2,500 performances, released nine albums and performed and recorded with, among others, UB40, Dave Swarbrick, Alanis Morissette and Pee Wee Ellis.