20 Questions for rising Reggae artiste Jah Bouks
Jah Bouks was born Warin Shaw in Winchester, St.Thomas Jamaica. Last summer 2013, he recorded what probably was the biggest tune of the year “ANGOLA”.
A Conversation with Jamaican singer, Gabriella Reno
Gabriella Reno is the singer in the duo Gabriella Reno and Samuele Vivian. Her acoustic sound defies genre as elements of soul, folk, indie and reggae can be found in her sweet smoky songs. Creating a sound which is truly unique.Her emotional delivery of songs, lyrics and musicality connects easily with any crowd, whom often find themselves singing along even if they have never heard the songs before. In the summer of 2013 she toured Europe playing in clubs and jazz bars. She recently opened for Toni Braxton and Chrisette Michele at the Jamaica Jazz and Blues festival. She is Tallawah Magazine’s girl of the moment and described by the Gleaner Jamaica as “Jamaica’s indie Princess”. She is currently working on her first album with Samuele Vivian and getting ready for another European tour. Her album named ‘As the Sea’ is influenced by her childhood beach goings on the island of Jamaica. These words for her are a metaphor of life, which is unpredictable and constantly moving ‘As the Sea’. Here is our conversation with Gabriella.
Kartel, True Genius Gone Awry?
Vybz Kartel, the world famous Jamaican dancehall artist, songwriter and businessman whose singles "Clarks", "Romping Shop", "Poor People", "Tell You Say", "Like Christmas" and "Pon De Floor"
propelled him to international fame, notoriety, wealth is now a convicted murderer. Civil society in Jamaica had prepare for public backlash.
Top 15 Reggae Protest Songs
Reggae songs are lyrical poetry of "Rebellion". Picking a top 15 Jamaican/Reggae Protest songs was difficult because of the many great songs that fall in this category. As the world first purely rebel protest music Jamaican music and social protest is an ingrained in the country’s history. Check out my picks and let us know which Jamaican/Reggae Protest Songs you think are missing from this list?
VIDEO: An Interview with Tessanne Chin on Life After The Voice
Calibe Thompson of Jamaicans.com sat with Tessanne Chin before her February benefit performance for Food for the Poor. We learned about her new life, how she's dealing with celebrity, the strength of her support system and the music she plans to share with this whole new world.
Top 20 Most Romantic Reggae Songs
Picking the Top Ten Most Romantic Reggae songs proved an almost impossible because there were so many great songs left out I had to create a category of songs for special mention. Which Romantic Reggae Songs do you think is missing from this list? We want to hear from you!
Here Comes the King – a Daughter's Tribute
Marla Brown is the youngest daughter of legendary reggae singer Dennis “Crown Prince” Brown. Born in London to Dennis and wife Yvonne, she has four siblings who share their father's initials - 'D. Brown' – Dinah, Daniel, Dennis and Deborah – the latter two use their middle names Jason and Marla professionally. Dennis spent a great deal of time in London, crafting some of his best works there and nurturing his young family.