Routes Jukebox: The Documentary
Routes Jukebox: The Documentary tells the story of the ever-evolving Liverpool music scene since the 1940s and its influences and connection with other music cities such as New York, Detroit, Nashville and Kingston. From the influx of Gaelic sounds and rhythms that came to the city with the mass Irish migration to the importing of Rock N Roll records from the United States via the historic Cunard line to the rise of Merseybeat, Punk and House Music, ’Routes Jukebox’ touches on the various social and cultural factors that led to the creation of such an prolific and enduring music scene. Additionally, the documentary touches on the stories of the oft-forgotten links between Liverpool music and Motown and Reggae. Featuring contributions from Motown song writing legend Lamont Dozier, Cream founder James Barton, CEO of Cornerstone and The Fader Rob Stone, singer Rebecca Ferguson, Jamaican saxophonist Dean Fraser, writer and cultural commentator Nelson George, music journalist Paul Du Noyer and Grammy Award winning producer Steve Levine.
Yaw commissioned the documentary and went on to be the Executive Producer of the documentary also.
Routes Jukebox: The Documentary went on to win an International Music Award at AmericanFest in Nashville, where it was premiered internationally, before screenings at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles and various film festivals across the UK and Europe.
Additionally, under The Playmaker Group, Yaw has worked as an Executive Producer on a number of acclaimed productions for both TV and radio, including Our Black History Heroes TV Series for CBBC, The Black Star Line: From Marcus Garvey to Jay-Z for BBC Radio 4 and In The Studio with sports architect Dan Meis and In The Studio with fashion and Graphic designer Jeff Staple for BBC World Service.