Tag: jamaica

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

Marcus Garvey Inspiration

Marcus Garvey is the foremost black conscious political figure from the 19th century onwards. Even though he was pretentious, grandiose, maybe even delusional in what he thought he could achieve,…
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30 May 2013 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

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

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

Art in Jamaica: Kemar Swaby

KEMAR SWABY’s is a visual communications graduate from Edna Manley School of the Arts in Jamaica. His exhibition, KARMA VIPAKA, showcases how different generations may view political and social spheres…
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20 June 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

‘The Garden of Eden’ in Black Hill, Portland, Jamaica

He’s turned virtually anything into something artistic, recycled and decorated by himself and he was more than happy to show us the different elements that connected to make his Jamaican oasis come alive. Its a mecca for tourists, locals, artsy people and if you’re there and you dont look in awe…something is seriously wrong with you!


6 May 2011 0

Kemar Swaby – Jamaican Visual Artist

Art in Jamaica: KEMAR SWABY, Edna Manley School Class of 2010 Posted on April 19, 2011 by zmecca KEMAR SWABY’s is a visual communications graduate from Edna Manley School of the Arts in…
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19 April 2011 0