Cwn5 Set to Feature an Exclusive Interview With Richie Daley of Legendary Reggae Band Third World On New Show “Conversations”

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Daley discusses the recent passing of the band’s beloved lead singer bunny rugs, and the band’s long, storied history.

On Monday, March 31, Caribbean Worldwide Network ( will be launching a new interview series entitled “Conversations”. The first episode features an enlightening, heartfelt interview with Richie “Bassie” Daley, one of the founding members of the legendary reggae band Third World.

Founded in 1973, Third World is one of reggae’s oldest bands and one of its most successful. In their 40 year career, the band has gained fans around the world with hits such as “Now That We Found Love”, “1865 (96 Degrees in the Shade”, and “Try Jah Love”.

Last month, the band’s beloved frontman William “Bunny Rugs” Clarke passed away after a lengthy battle with leukemia. The band has resumed performing, with Clarke’s interim singer AJ Hill assuming permanent lead vocal duties.

For the first time since Bunny Rugs’ passing, Daley opens up about the singer’s battle with his illness and its impact on the band. In this penetrating conversation, he also retraces the band’s steps over the last 40 years, discussing career highlights such as working with Stevie Wonder on the smash single “Try Jah Love”, the oft-overlooked history behind the band’s hit “1865 (96 Degrees in the Shade)”, and the march of reggae around the globe.

The interview was conducted for the first episode of “Conversations”, a new series from Caribbean Worldwide Network that goes in-depth with notable personalities from across the Caribbean diaspora.
Launched in Spring 2014, Caribbean Worldwide Network covers every aspect of Caribbean life through insightful articles and engaging video content. Through its online portal, CWN5 presents stories that delve into timely political issues, the rich history of the region, and the latest news in Caribbean entertainment, health, travel and business.

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