Sharon Gordon, “Reggae Influencer” and “Caribbean Culturalist” makes her audio narration debut in Oprah’s “The Women of Summer” Reading List 2019. The book titled PATSY authored by Jamaican born, Nicole Dennis-Benn features an audio book voiced by Sharon Gordon, in her authentic Jamaican Patois. Check out PATSY featured book review in July’s O Magazine and available through publisher, HighBridge Audio.
More about Sharon, the self-made, multi-talented renaissance woman. She is co-founder and chair of the Coalition to Preserve Reggae Music, Inc. For almost a decade, she hosted Reggae Calling on Saturdays via CPRLive, the internet broadcast platform of Coalition to Preserve Reggae.
She is an accomplished journalist, publicist, promoter, film producer, event coordinator; facilitator; ethnomusicologist, ethnic marketing and cultural consultant; Mistress of Ceremonies, actress and now audio narrator. Over the years, her distinctive voice has been heard on various radio programs in the New York Tri-State. She first appeared on WNWK with Gil Bailey, the “God Father” of Caribbean Radio and on Caribbean Blend with DJ Roy. She hosted also hosted Ecstacy Ride on WNWK. Saturdays with Sharon heard on WWRL was a popular program where she linked with Crucial Robbie and later Angie Greaves on the BBC in the United Kingdom, long before the dawn of the internet. For over 10 years Sharon was a regular on the Midnight Ravers, a Collective heard on WBAI and was known as the “Meanie Raver” for her bold and uncompromising stance on social issues. Her accomplishments long before the internet and social media were the order of the day.
Sharon was a writer for periodicals such as Caribbean Life and Entertainment Editor at Caribbean Times newspaper. She wrote a weekly column “Views on the News” for The Jamaican Weekly Gleaner, North American Edition and was a regular contributor to the Weekly Star. Sharon also wrote for VIBE Magazine and DUB Missive magazine in the early 90’s.
Sharon has conducted Reggae business in many complex roles, as promoter, event M.C., producer, touring road manager, and publicist for Reggae icons such as Beres Hammond (her uncle), Buju Banton, Marcia Griffiths, Freddie McGregor and many others.
Sharon is a well sought after speaker and mistress of ceremonies. Her many accolades include the designation W.G.E., Woman of Great Esteem in May, 2014 by the QKingdom Ministries and in 2012 received a Congressional Proclamation from Congress Woman Yvette D. Clarke for her indelible footprint across the New York Caribbean landscape in so many disciplines. Union of Jamaica Alumni Association recognized her organization, Coalition to Preserve Reggae music at their 25th annual celebration in January 2016. Caribbean Business Connections honored Sharon as a “Woman of Power” in 2017 and Caribbean Life NewsPaper honored her in November 2017 as a community leader. In December 2018, Jamaica Organization of New Jersey recognized Sharon as a Cultural Ambassador.
What is in future for this Jamaican woman of influence? Hold on to your phones and iPads for the next big “ting” Out of Many One…Women.
Join the book reading and author conversation on August 28 (see flyer)