Eight traveling tips to keep in mind before you leave for Jamaica

August 1st, 2021

Well known for its laid-back culture and being the origination of dance hall, reggae, name, and ska, Jamaica is absolutely a social power. Join it with being the home of Rastafarianism and a ton of regular excellence, from seashores to rain forest offers dazzling seashores, stunning cascades, and warm local people. Jamaica is a most loved Caribbean objective for both tourists and travelers. The wonderful land off gives you a chance to visit the top shore excursions in Jamaica .

These include Dunn’s River Falls, Blue Hole Secret Falls, Negril& Rick Café and Martha Bae River Rafting. Travelers can devour jerk chicken and new mango. They can also precipice bounce into swim commendable water. Enjoy coffee or rum, or head to the Bob Marley Museum and Good Hope Plantation. Swim with dolphins in Jamaica . In the blue water of the Caribbean ocean, you will enjoy the company of this friendly sea creature.

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Independent London Reggae Artist Tende Kasha’s Soundscape is a Grooving Course of Musical and Melodic Notes

August 1st, 2021

Music artist Tende Kasha is emerging as one of the best reggae musicians of contemporary times. His soundscape is not just a progression of musical and rhythmic patterns but also pays homage to his African heritage. The singer, songwriter, and percussionist assimilates vocals, lyrics, rhythms, and positive messages through his music that makes him all the more lovable to the audience. His music is inspired by the African and Jamaican culture extracting the essence of contemporary life into his own tunes. Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Burning Spear, Don Carlos, Gregory Isaacs, U Roy, Mighty Diamonds, Midnite Band, Israel Vibrations, Culture are some of his biggest influencers leading to creating new roots reggae music with an identity of its own.

via Independent London Reggae Artist Tende Kasha's Soundscape is a Grooving Course of Musical and Melodic Notes | The Magazineplus.

You Can Now Rent Rihanna’s Beverly Hills Mansion for $80,000 a Month

July 11th, 2021

On top of Rihanna’s myriad other business endeavors—she sings, she’s a cosmetics mogul with her own Fenty Beauty brand, she’s a lingerie tycoon and fashion designer—the “Umbrella” crooner is also a budding real estate mogul, with five multimillion-dollar homes in Los Angeles alone. And if you’ve got an extra $80,000 burning a proverbial hole in your pocket, you could have the honor of calling Rihanna your landlord for a full month.

With five bedrooms and seven bathrooms spread across 7,600 square feet of mansion-sized living space, the Coldwater Canyon mansion is the ideal place for any oligarch to recover from the COVID blues in style.

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H.E.R. discusses her upcoming reggae album

July 11th, 2021

R&B singer H.E.R. released her debut album Back of My Mind in June 2021 and already has a new project in the works. The “Fight For You” singer recently set down with Ebro Darden on Apple Music 1 and revealed she has been working on a reggae album as well. She’s already flexed her Caribbean vibes on tracks like “Do To Me” and her collaboration with Skip Marley called “Slow Down.”

“Honestly, alongside my album, I’ve been working on a reggae project. So, you’re gonna get that very soon. I realized how much I loved Caribbean music and I’ve always known that. But just really getting into it and celebrating that culture, I really wanted to like go all in, so I’m working on that right now. It’s been in the works for a while,” stated H.E.R.

via H.E.R. discusses her upcoming reggae album – Rolling Out.

UK Reggae Record label sue Chris Brown for copyright infringement

July 11th, 2021

American singer Chris Brown is being sued by a UK-based Reggae record label for copyright infringement. Greensleeves Publishing Ltd filed the lawsuit against the 32-year-old star, according to a report by Bloomberg Law.The iconic Reggae label have accused the singer and his music producers, Sony Music Entertainment, of ripping off Dancehall veteran, Red Rat’s monster hit ‘Tight Up Skirt’. They claim the copyright infringement occurred on Brown’s 2017 hit song ‘Privacy’.

The lawsuit was filed in the United States District court in New York, by Greensleeves.‘Tight Up Skirt’ was recorded during the 1990s and was released in 1997, by the iconic dancehall star and went to number one on local Jamaican music charts. The song also went on to become an international hit and was featured Red Rat’s debut album, ‘Oh, no…it’s Red Rat’, which was released on Greensleeves Records.

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Jamaica Now Requires a COVID-19 Test Taken Within 72 Hours for Travelers

March 8th, 2021

After a recent rise in COVID-19 cases, Jamaica is tightening its testing restrictions for visitors.

Starting March 10, anyone arriving in Jamaica will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test, taken within three days of their arrival. Previously, tests were accepted from up to 10 days before. The order applies to all travelers aged 12 or older.

Travelers can use Jamaica’s Online Test Calculator to determine when they should take their tests before their trip. Jamaica will only accept PCR, NAA, RNA or antigen tests for entry.

via Jamaica Now Requires a COVID-19 Test Taken Within 72 Hours for Travelers | Travel + Leisure.

Remembering Bunny Wailer, Reggae Mystic And Wailers Co-Founder

March 8th, 2021

Neville O’Riley Livingston, the Jamaican vocalist better known as Bunny Wailer, died on March 2 at Medical Associates Hospital in Kingston, Jamaica, at age 73. A founding member of The Wailers alongside Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, Wailer went on to become a reggae icon in his own right. Wailer traveled and performed sporadically, each appearance a regal occasion befitting a seldom seen reggae monarch.

Through the release of the albums Catch a Fire and Burnin’ on Island Records, The Wailers brought roots reggae, their Afro-centric Rastafari way of life (much maligned in Jamaica at the time of their emergence) and their dreadlocked hair, a covenant of that way of life, onto the international stage.

via Remembering Bunny Wailer, Reggae Mystic And Wailers Co-Founder : NPR.

U-Roy obituary

March 5th, 2021

Of the many innovations Jamaican music has offered to the world over the past 50 years, the lyrical art of “toasting” has had perhaps the most profound and long-lasting impact. A stylised, poetical form of chatting and scatting, it was brought to prominence in the early 1970s by the reggae deejay U-Roy, who has died aged 78, and has fed into many musical forms, from hip-hop to grime.

U-Roy – whose real name was Ewart Beckford – did not actually invent toasting: that distinction is usually given to his fellow deejay Count Machuki, who began talking over songs at Jamaican sound system dances in the late 50s. But it was U-Roy who took it on by leaps and bounds, and it was he who successfully brought it into the recording studio, popularising the artform first in Jamaica and then around the globe.

via U-Roy obituary.

Beres Hammond to embrace fans with Love From a Distance – Live set to close Reggae Month

March 4th, 2021

With the COVID-19 pandemic instituting a new normal defined by physical distancing, reggae legend Beres Hammond will put his own spin on six-feet-apart protocols when he gets up close and personal with Love From a Distance.

On Sunday night, February 28, the world renowned vocalist and his band will take the stage for an exclusive virtual concert to bring the curtains down on Reggae Month 2021.

The concert is scheduled to start at 9 p.m. EST and will be streamed live via several platforms, including Hammond’s Facebook page, the VP Records YouTube page and Reggae Month social media accounts.

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U-Roy: the singularly musical toaster was a vital part of reggae’s bloodline

March 4th, 2021

For as long as there have been soundsystems, there have been DJs toasting them. Known as “the originator”, U-Roy was far from the first, but nobody had made a significant impact outside Jamaica before him. In 1970, his album Version Galore landed in London courtesy of Trojan Records. We’d never heard anything like it. There had been soundsystem men bigging up their dances and selections in an ad-libbed, often intrusive manner, but nothing that took what was essentially talking over records seriously enough to create its own uniquely rhythmic art form.

While the mixing and Duke Reid’s masterful studio technique provided the perfect environment for toasting on such rocksteady classics as The Tide Is High, Tom Drunk and Everybody Bawling, it was U-Roy’s light touch, musical nous and general sense of celebration that made these tracks so special.

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