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Music Monday: Stylin'

“I’m pleased to be chillin’ in the West Indies.” This sentiment applies to my current state in so many ways. Taken from reggae and dancehall artist Protoje’s single “ 142 more words

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Music Monday: Yuh Back Fi A Bend

Greetings sistren an bredren of the world!

For this week’s #MusicMonday, I present to you Mr. World Boss himself, Vybz Kartel.

The incarcerated dancehall superstar is widely regarded as the king of the dancehall world. 55 more words

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Seoul's Jamaican Soul

안녕하세요! 저는 르네입니다, 자메이카에서 왔어요!

Jamaica and Korea could not be more dissimilar. They share no common history, language or culture, and are separated by a whopping 8,344.4 mile distance. 247 more words

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Late Night Lit Ignites Peppers!

Imagine yourself in your usual Thursday night spot; a cool rooftop hideaway, the music of the day busying the air around you. Now imagine that den, turned into a flurry of power-packed words, your senses sent wild with the poetry and prose of a slew of captivating and dynamic writers. 1,988 more words

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Music Monday: "Tenement Yard"

This weekend, reggae rising superstar Chronixx is on tour in Jamaica. He recently wrapped up a West Coast tour of the US, and while it would have been awesome to watch him perform in my home state of California, I think seeing him in his homeland of Jamaica juuust might make up for it. 44 more words

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The Big Disrespect of Dennis Brown.

So reggae month has come and gone. It might has well had been called “Bob Marley’s month”, as apart from 18 Karat Reggae, no other outlet paid any kind of respect to any other of the great reggae achievers. 400 more words

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Reggae producer Doctor Dread shares the music that changed his life.

There are two records that D.C. native Gary Himelfarb, 60, credits with turning him on to the music that would become his life’s work: Bob Marley and the Wailers’ “Catch a Fire” and Jimmy Cliff’s “The Harder They Come” soundtrack. 426 more words

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