|A Woman's World: Camilla (host) poses with Cherine and her mom, Barbara
photo credit: It's A Womans World (via Facebook)
Cherine was handpicked by the producers of "It's a Woman's World" and was highlighted as one of Jamaica's inspirational, intriguing and empowering young female talents. Her life as a musician on and off stage was featured and the crew got a first hand look into her family life and rapped with her friends. "There were definitely many aspects of the interview that involved Cherine the person, not just Cherine the musician. Overall, the interview was broader than just my music", Cherine shared.
Taking them back to her roots, Cherine took the crew to her childhood home in Rockfort, a tough community in East Kingston Jamaica. The "It's a Woman's World" crew got a rare interview with Cherine's mother and sister and even a tour of sections of the community. The team including host Camilla and producer Julia Cornes spent an exciting and eventful day with the multi talented Jamaican singer, songwriter and actress Cherine, getting an inside peek into some of her daily activities. Additionally, the crew caught up with Cherine at a studio session with the legendary drummer Sly Dunbar from the duo Sly and Robbie as well as a band rehearsal at Grafton studio. After a long day it was time to unwind, the crew met up with Cherine at her 1st in a series of unplugged shows called Rockfort Live featuring her band the Rockfort Rebels. The Queen of Dancehall Soul delivered a great performance belting out her hits such as "Make up sex", "We Don't Stop" and "Coming over tonight".
"It was very important to me that the Travel Channel was interested in filming the 'real' Jamaica, the way a lot of us young people live, where we eat and hang out on a day-to-day basis. There was nothing pretentious for the camera; even them drinking bag juice," Cherine said with a wide smile.
This episode was filmed in Jamaica and featured other influential women such as reggae icon Marcia Griffiths, journalist Janet Silvera, veteran policewoman Ionie Ramsay-Nelson and even Jamaica's successful netballers, The Sunshine Girls. "It was an unbelievable honor to be a part of this program alongside such greats and for me, Marcia Griffiths being featured made it even more special," stated Cherine.
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Catch the repeat of the episode on The Travel Channel International
Saturday 05 November 2011 at 01:00 (UK Time)
Sunday 06 November 2011 at 21:00
Tuesday 08 November 2011 at 13:30
Check your local cable listings or visit http://www.travelchannel.co.