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Henry Evans

Host of Crucial Riddims

I have been a lifelong lover of music and have had a 40 year love for reggae since I first heard the Bob Marley song Reggae on Broadway as a teenager and find it to be informative, inspirational and transformative. I am a native of Pocatello, and an alum and a former member of the ISU Track and Field Team. In my other life, I work in the Office of Equity and Inclusion and serve as an adjunct for ISU’s Political Science and Sociology departments.

  • In their final installment of this light-hearted summer series, Elle and Henry come to an agreement on the definition of "sanging."
  • We learn the significance of the years 1962 and 1966. Elle and Henry listen to some of the greatest motown hits of the sixties and seventies, as well discussing the privileges of being the youngest child in their families. Our two hosts get a little closer to figuring out the true definition of "sanging." So sit back and enjoy this throwback to one of the most soulful eras of music.
  • Elle and Henry discuss the only ways in which they will eat tomatoes. Henry has an internal conflict and explains why he doesn’t trust people with two first names. And Elle gets closer to figuring out what “sang” really means. In an episode that celebrates women in music, this installment of SYFO is filled with powerful female voices from the past and the present.
  • Elle and Henry discuss the weather, as well as some groovy tunes that would be good to listen to at dinner or while driving. They also discuss their love for India Arie. Elle tells a story about coffee and Henry gets nostalgic about growing up in the 70’s.
  • Dr. Henry Evans has curated a wonderful playlist bringing us listeners back to the roots of reggae to foster thought and contemplation.
  • The very first episode of “Sang Your Face Off!” The games have begun! Listen as Elle and Henry talk about whether or not people who were born after 1979 can actually “sang” (as Henry puts it). From Joss Stone to Joy Oladokun, this first installment is filled with soul.
  • Join our host, Dr. Henry Evans as he guides us through a reggae playlist showcasing music meant to evoke movement through borders and what it's like to respect, transgress, and experience life on the other side.
  • Tonight's show falls on an international holiday for some folk. It is April 20th and as such, today is a day that is celebrated by whom we may call brothers and sisters of the leaf. Dr. Henry Evans is here to celebrate reggae music that explores the importance of "herb", its criminalization, and possible decriminalization.
  • Welcome to Crucial Riddims, with host Dr. Henry Evans. For this episode, we will be taking a look at the music of Winston Rodney, also known as Burning Spear.
  • For this episode of Crucial Riddims, Dr. Henry Evans is taking a step away from the classics to take a look at more contemporary reggae from the past two years.