Oct 22, 2014
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LargeUp Interview: Marlon James on “A Brief History of Seven Killings”


"A novel is like the lie that tells the truth": Author Marlon James illuminates Jamaica's reality through fiction in his new book, "A Brief History of Seven Killings." Read more

R.I.P.: John Holt, 1947-2014


Six golden classics from the catalog of the late Jamaican vocalist of Paragons and "Police in Helicopter" fame. Read more

Phone Tap: Deejay Theory Remixes Chan Dizzy’s “Calling All Girls”


Dancehall don Chan Dizzy places a call to our own Deejay Theory, via Brooklyn label Dutty Artz. Read more

VIDEO: Christopher Ellis’ “Roller Coaster”

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Christopher Ellis is rocksteady royalty. Catch him on the pier in Brighton, England, in his latest video, before his ship takes off. Read more

GIVEAWAY: Win Tickets To See Hollie Cook on the West Coast


We're giving away a pair of tickets to see Hollie Cook live in each of the following cities: Boulder; Seattle; Portland, OR; and Oakland. Read more

The Chicken Gunman: Jamaica Makes Art From An Epidemic


Chikingunya, a mosquito-borne virus that's spread through the Caribbean at a high rate recently, has inspired a series of songs and dance moves in Jamaica. Read more