Tagged: reggae

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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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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Recovery Japan – Night of Tango, Jazz and Reggae

Just a few months ago, Japan was victim to a most horrific earthquake tsunami that culminated with a nuclear meltdown, affecting the lives of thousands to this day. It’s as a result of this that the recently launched Recovery Japan Foundation has secured the support of...

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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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Queen Ifrica

Queen Ifrica is a reggae songstress that has been blazing a trail on the local music scene for a few years now but has recently started to get international recognition. Songs like ‘Far Away’, ‘Daddy’ and ‘Below the Waist’ have been anthems with Jamaicans and...

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Made in Jamaica – a Unique Documentary

The most popular export and one of the main reasons Jamaica is more than just a dot on the map is music. Jamaica’s dynamic, influential and ever evolving music scene is like no other and the economic contribution of music and all related industries alone...

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Yokohama Reggae Festival 2009 Info

Jamaican culture, especially Jamaican music is popular in Japan. The yearly One Love Jamaica Festival in Tokyo is a big attraction, reggae parties are well attended and there are even a few Jamaican restaurants in Japan. A few years ago though I remember seeing a...

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Ryo the Skywalker – Japareggae Artist

Over the years since starting this blog I have had to the opportunity to meet many persons who share my interest in Japan both locally and online. I have also met many Japanese persons who who share a similar interest in Jamaica that I do...

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