As July comes to a close, we take the time out to appreciate the beauty that is the West Indies. No matter which Island you reside in, there is an abundance of beauty there that makes it unique. Today, Jamaican Artists Jeeby Lyricist, Blvk H3ro and Kione Zaire show their appreciation for their Island on “Blessed Indies“! Produced by Wavy Jones, they all take turns expressing what makes their Island home special, and what you’re in for when you do visit. From St. E to Ochi, Mobay to Bull Bay, you can circle around town with this unofficial Jamaica Tourism campaign! Apply this to your respective Islands as we all are blessed in the West Indies. Artwork by the talented Kidding Art, check out the track below.
Media Personality/Chef Anthony Bourdain has seen many countries in his lifetime. With his various Television shows he has not only enjoyed the food, but learned some of the culture from each country. In season 9 of his “Parts Unknown” series, he makes an appearance in Trinidad. From conversing about Steel Pan Music with Composer Lennox “Boogsie” Sharpe and Journalist Kim Johnson, to discussing Carnival with Choreographer La Shaun Prescott, to learning about the arrival of the East Indians through Indentured Servitude and race with former T&T Ambassador to China Chandradath Singh, Producer Keshav (his son), and their family, to learning about the Lebanese and Syrians in Bayshore, the episode comes to a close with meeting Recording Artist Muhammad Muwakil of the Freetown Collective, Calypso Legend Calypso Rose, and many more! Lots of food and beer in this one so feast your eyes on Doubles, Carib and Stag Beers, Solo Apple Js, Buss Up Shut, and much more. Check out the episode below.
We’ve featured Jamaica’s episode a couple years ago. You can see that here.
On the first official day of Summer, Jamaican Producer KickRaux delivers what could be your theme song for Summer ’16! Remixing Denmark’s Faustix and David Jay’s “Come Closer” hit, Kick took the single on a Island adventure as it received the essence of Future Dancehall all over. A remix that brings for the vision of Pool Parties, Light Beers, Rum, and Swimsuits, this should be played at a high volume and preferably in a Residential Area. Come closer and experience the Kickraux effect by listening to the track below.
Recently, Recording Artist/Producer Wyclef Jean teamed up with Songstress Sasha Mari for “My Girl“. The Dancehall/Spanish Music tinged single created a buzz as Wyclef proclaimed his comeback. Today we hear a “Dancehall Queen” remix from Trinidad/NYC based Recording Artist/Producer GBM Nutron! Produced by GBM Productions and Heads Music, Nutron adds a more Island feel to the single while letting off a few bars of his own. Searching for your own Dancehall Queen? Let this energetic single be the soundtrack to aid your journey! Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Despite all our problems we face daily, Jamaica is really a happy place and it shows in this new video. Titled “Jamaica Happy“, this takes American artist Pharrell’s “Happy” single and adds a Jamaican video treatment to it. Showing Jamaicans dancing and showing happiness all over the island, it really brings a smile across your face and have you grooving to the song. Many thanks to the Jamaica Happy 2014 channel for making this and thanks to Tifa for pointing it out. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
It’s a Jamaica50 thing peeps! Today I start a 3 part (maybe more) picture blog series on Jamaica50 themed sightings in parts of Mandeville, Manchester and May Pen, Clarendon. Today’s feature is on Mandeville, Manchester. Check them out below and share your thoughts in the comments section.