MTSU Reggae Expert to Comment on Music for Live Webcast

An MTSU professor will lend his expertise to a live Internet audio conversation of reggae music later this month.

Dr. Mike Alleyne

Dr. Mike Alleyne, a professor in the Department of Recording Industry and author of “The Encyclopedia of Reggae,” will join a panel discussion on the genre at the State of Reggae Music Reception Thursday, Feb. 28.

The event, which will be hosted by the Coalition to Preserve Reggae Music (CPR), will take place in the studios of CPRLive in Brooklyn, N.Y., and will air live on CPRLive from 6 to 10 p.m. EST.

The panel will examine how reggae has developed and expanded since The Wailers’ album “Catch a Fire” captured worldwide approval when it was released 40 years ago.

Joining Alleyne on the panel will be Maxine Stowe, niece of Clement “Sir Coxsone” Dodd, the first black to own his own recording studio in Jamaica; Clive Chin, reggae historian; and Donovan Germain, founder of Penthouse Records. The moderator will be Carlyle McKetty, president of CPR and host of “Real Talk” on CPRLive.

For more information, contact Alleyne at 615-904-8336 or To hear the panel discussion, go to and click on “CPRLive” at the top of the website.