Month: February 2016

The Genesis

Hey everyone! The theme for Reggae Month 2016 is ‘Reggae Mekyah‘ I like it ­čÖé Ziggy Marely’s 1991┬ástudio album with the Melody Makers was titled “Jahmekya” and people take the title and run with it, as it’s a nice term,┬á‘JahMekYah‘ (Jamaica) which means “Jah made […]

Lit

Like a gem that glistens, I’m attracted to your light, Like a little moth. “Like a gem that glistens, I’m attracted to your light.” “I’m attracted to your light, like a little moth.” Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge: Gem & Flame.

The Late Night Par

The Late Night Par is a Jamaican podcast hosted by four young adults- Kangwa Sambo, Mumba Sambo, Rushell Ferarah, and Yannick Reid. They share their perspectives on current affairs and culture, while featuring special guests from time to time, along with giveaways.

Visit their blog for a run through of the episodes’ topics:

TheLateNightPar.wordpress.com

or listen directly from Soundcloud:

The Late Night Par

I like the podcast because everyone has a unique perspective, and they are hilarious. I get a good laugh from every episode. (more…)

Bob Marley's 71st Earthstrong

In Jamaica, to the Rasta man we don’t say Happy Birthday, so have a┬áBlessed Earthstrong Bob Marley. I give thanks for your music, always. Today I will be going to his birthday celebration at the Bob Marley Museum and tomorrow, I will be going to […]

´╗┐Cable Hut Beach

Beach Day! You gotta love Jamaica, I was so looking forward to Christmas Holidays so I could go to the beach with my friends. Originally I wanted to go to the beach for my birthday but since it fell on a weekday I moved the […]

Expression Wednesdays

I have a few qualms about this Reggae Month. First off the location for the Reggae Wednesday concerts have been moved from the Ranny Williams Centre, Hope Road to the Nelson Mandela Park, Half Way Tree, two of my friends and I were preeing the calendar to see what this year looked like… and when we saw that, there were three consecutive “HOW?’s” Lijit, (legitimately) there is barely any space in Mandela Park, HOW do they expect it to fit the crowd the concert’s draw weekly? I really just want to see how they plan do this. My friend Lexxi complained about the acoustics, how would the performances sound being smack dab in the middle of Half Way Tree, with two bus and taxi stands bordering it’s north and south perimeter? Bredda your guess is as good as mine.

Secondly the Bob Marley birthday concert that was held last year for his 70th is being held again this year, the venue has changed. They moved it from Waterfront in Downtown, Kingston to Sabina Park on South Camp Road. Why? I just can’t fathom the decisions this year. I don’t like the idea of a concert being in an arena/stadium; this is the reason Grand Gala, which is kept on our Independece Day, annoys me, it is held in the National Stadium, I don’t like it simply because the audience is too far from the stage. Being close to the artiste while they perform is the pleasure of a concert, for me that is. It feels more personal that way.

Today is the first Reggae Wednesday concert of Reggae Month 2016 and I guess we shall all have to see how this Reggae Month plays out, check back for updates, until then, keep Jammin’!

Featured image from Cocorrina.

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February is?

Hello February, the second month of 2016, a second chance to start a new, fresh, and better at the resolutions we decided on in January. Today is the birthday of the legendary Dennis Brown and we haffi big him up, and give thanks for his […]