Tagged: Music

Protoje – Blood Money: Lyrics and Video

“This song is so socially relevant, people connect to it on first listen. It’s speaking about things that are collectively on all of our minds, that we all want to talk about, and I’m using my voice to bring these topics to the forefront of...

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Nesbeth – My Dream (Look at me now)

So I am tired, frustrated and reluctantly dragging myself to school after work, squished into a route taxi, in traffic, rain is pouring and there is no air conditioning. Then a track comes on the radio with a memorable intro, an infectious beat and lyrics...

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From the Jamaipanese.com Archives – October 2013

Back again with another pick of three posts from the Jamaipanese.com archives. From a beautiful Jamaica-themed video project produced directed and edited by Gina DeLisser a few years ago to a song about a Japanese woman living in my closet that eats up all my food...

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Chronixx – Smile Jamaica – Video and Lyrics

Jamaica’s local music scene has spawned many international hits and superstars over the decades and our music has influenced artists and sounds globally. The latest local son that seems destined for global stardom is Chronixx, a young vocalist who burst on the scene last year...

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Japan’s Reggae Affair A Deception? – Jamaica Gleaner

An interesting article entitled “Japan’s Reggae Affair A Deception?” was published in last Sunday’s Jamaica Gleaner that was written by Gleaner writer Mel Cooke. It speaks about the popularity of reggae music in Japan, why it is popular and some of the changes that are affecting...

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Genki Sudo’s World Order Album Music Videos

My occasional foray into Japanese popular music or J-pop unearths some real gems from time to time and I think I have found another, a self titled dance, trance, electronic musical album called World Order presented by Genki Sudo a retired Japanese mixed martial artist...

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Japanese Woman Living In My Closet

I recently discovered and have been listening to a catchy song called Japanese Woman living in my Closet by the indie rock band Miniature Tigers a lot lately so  I thought I’d share the audio addiction so you all can consider adding it to your...

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Ichi-Bam Dancers from Japan on Dancin’ Dynamites

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Talent shows are all the rage now from singing to dancing to drumming. North American shows like American Idol and Dancing with with the Stars are well known but many countries have produced local versions and Jamaica is no different with shows like Rising Stars,...

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MTV Japan 2010 VMAs – Reggae Video Nominees

Japan is the second largest music market in the world with a vibrant local music scene and deep connection to the global music industry. Jamaican music is big in Japan with many local entertainers releasing Japan-only albums and touring Japan regularly. MTV Japan like it’s...

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