Cyrus, Karen Anita Eloise. 2015. “Jackie Mittoo At Home and Abroad: The Cultural and Musical Negotiations of a Jamaican Canadian.” PhD diss., York University.

This dissertation sheds light on the significant musical contributions of “Jackie” Mittoo to the genres of rock steady and reggae, a Jamaican musician, producer, and director of Studio One in Jamaica, who migrated to Canada in the late 1960s. Cyrus explains how sound systems and live performances played a crucial role in the dissemination of Jamaican popular music in Canada in the 1960s and 1970s.

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