Tag Archives: reggae

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.

If dancheall is the voice of the garrison, then what about Jamaicans not from the ghetto

This response from SOL’s The Therapist opened my eyes to a different side of being a Yaad Rapper too. I’ve never thought of it from the POV that Jamaican rappers may have been more exposed to hip hop far earlier or more than reggae. The point about it not being relatable since dancehall is “the voice of the ghetto” and not …

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, it is he who is constantly highlighted as starting  a chain reaction of black consciousness from his time until now. It’s like there’s 6 degrees …