Archive for June, 2013

Reggae versus Dancehall

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

The impact of reggae on the world has been massive and the music form has been adopted and performed successfully to world acclaim by others not from Jamaica such as UK acts Steel Pulse, Aswad and UB40 and African artistes like Alpha Blondy and Lucky Dube. Jamaica also invented another music form called DanceHall also [...]

Ziggy Marley: Music with a message

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

More than 30 years after he sat in on his first recording session with Bob Marley and the Wailers, Ziggy Marley hasn’t lost his drive to succeed.The eldest son of reggae icon Bob Marley continues to forge ahead, touring and recording in hopes that his music will inspire audiences. “I let it unfold naturally,” Marley, [...]

Jamaica’s best live music venues

Friday, June 7th, 2013

Music flows through the veins of the Jamaican people and their love for reggae and jazz is instilled almost from birth. Live music is a popular feature at many of the venues across the island and tourists who want to enjoy authentic Jamaican jamming won’t be disappointed. After spending all day exploring the island, eating [...]