The Jamaican Influence continues to flood media all across the World this year in various forms. Recently, Youtube launched their Youtube Music service along with a new Mobile App. To help promote the new ventures, they’ve released a series of Commercials featuring various real world themes with soundtracks provided by some popular Musicians. In their latest titled “Tina’s Theme“, Jamaica’s own Walshy Fire (Major Lazer) and Virginia based Reggae Band Machet provided the music with their “Naturally” single. The single was released in May and has been well received online since. It’s not just what we listen to, it’s who we are. Check out the Commercial and the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Since Bob Marley’s rise in stardom, he has been one of the artists that helped to put Jamaica and Reggae Music on the map in a major way, and was also an influence to many worldwide. Since then Jamaica has been the one stop shop for foreigners to learn about the music and culture to share in their own way. Reggae band SOJA was one of the groups that were influenced by the culture and Bob Marley’s music and were interviewed by Winford Williams earlier. Here the Virginia based Reggae band spoke about their start, their influences, how Bob Marley grasped their attention, being the leading Reggae act in America and recognized greatly worldwide in their 13 year career. They also spoke about Religion, Reggae still being dominant in the future and many more topics. Very interesting Interview, Reggae Music has touched many lives worldwide. With Bob Marley being the top artist even after his passing, many were influenced and followed in his footsteps. If you’ve never heard of SOJA before, I suggest you get some of their music now. Check out the videos below and share your thoughts in the comments section.