reggae

Grio Sound ft interview with reggae artiste Protoje

The Grio Sound on Ujima 98FM this week features an interview with reggae artiste Protoje before his performance at the O2 Academy Bristol 2016. Zakiya asks his views on PM…
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25 February 2016 0

South African Reggae Ambassador Andy Kasrils

If the name Kasrils rings a bell it’s because Andy is the son of anti-apartheid struggle veterans Ronnie and Eleanor Kasrils. His family, ANC exiles, left South Africa for the United Kingdom in the 1960’s and didn’t return until 1994 when his father accepted the position of Deputy Minister of Defence in Nelson Mandela’s government.


21 February 2014 0

Make Pinnacle a heritage and eco-tourism site

The history of Rastafari in Jamaica is marred by not so sweet stories. Nevertheless, sweeping it under the rug does the country no good and clearly says “Jamaica is still ashamed of Rastafari”. While the Jamaican establishment laments Rasta’s lack of political mobilisation and the fact that they often operate on the fringes of the economy, there is no denying the deep cultural impact they have had on the island.


9 February 2014 0

Art and Entrepreneurship: Jamaica vs. Joburg

Culture often disregards class, race, gender etc to unify people under a common banner. Just as how Rastafarians come in all shades and ethnicities, the dancehall scene is transplanted the…
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28 April 2013 0

Reggae in Joburg – Bassline on a Thursday night

Right in the City of Gold’s Central Business District (CBD) is a the popular dancehall-reggae hotspot called Bassline. On a Thursday night the venue opens up to lovers of Jamaican…
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23 April 2013 0

Ethiopian New Year 2011 at Wickie Wackie beach

Wickie Wackie is one of those teeming spots on the island that hosts some of the realest roots artists on different reggae shows. The intimate beach setting has seen the likes of Protoje, I Wayne and many more pass across its stage.


25 September 2011 0

In The Dancehall – 1984

See one of the founding fathers of dancehall deejaying at 7:32..He was one of the three Jamaicans that started toasting, deejaying, rapping, whatever you want to call the thing that led to dancehall music.


9 August 2011 0

Take me back to 1969

If I got the chance to go in a time machine and visit any year, I would ask to be alive and aware in 1969. So many things happened that interest me.


24 July 2011 0

Reggaeton’s Jamaican Origin

Ever wondered why every reggaeton song has the same beat? Or how in the name of Daddy Shabba Rankin Latino people get off on deejaying like us? It seems we are not so different after all. This article from Reggae Revelation explains a lot about how reaggaeton was created in Panama from Jamaican beats.


2 July 2011 0

King Stitt – The First KING of the Danchall

Therefore, it is not quite clear who if it was King Stitt or Daddy U-Roy who created the toasting style. Here are a few more interesting points about these two pioneers:


17 May 2011 0