Jahneen

Jahneen Leslie

Jahneen is an aspiring photographer and creative director with a concentration on the Caribbean diaspora. Being a Jamaican- American she knows how important it is to know your roots and culture. She recently curated a portrait series spotlighting dreadlocks culture, and youth in Miami. Visit her personal blog www.j4hneen.com for more island delights.

Tasha Brown

Tasha Brown

Writing has always been a constant for Tasha, the Cincinnati girl turned New Yorker turned gypsy. As a writer, Tasha’s exposure varies just as much as her airplane boarding passes. She has worked at a talent booking agency on branding and promotional projects with celebrity djs, DJ Young Guru (Jay Z’s DJ) and DJ LT (Snoop’s DJ), as well as independent New York-based musicians. Tasha also has experience as a social media specialist for an Uptown hair salon/celebrity stylist. After the birth of her son, Harlem, she joined Mommy Noire as a contributor, giving her interesting and unexpected insights as a new mom.

When Tasha is not writing for LargeUp or Mommy Noire, contributing to celebrity brands, or blogging for beauty experts, she’s voicing her opinion about everyday issues on her personal lifestyle blog, My Beautiful Cocoon, which has caught the eyes of Oprah’s producers.

Deejay Theory

Deejay Theory

San Francisco-based Deejay Theory representing for Faction Sound Crew is a leading ambassador for tropical bass music in the US and has been contributing for LargeUp since it’s inception. Theory’s music combines elements of dancehall, bass, soca, hip hop, latin and various forms of dance music to create a sound he’s dubbed "Caribbean Club". He’s produced official remixes for reggae royalty like Sizzla, Beenie Man, Luciano, Gappy Ranks, Chan Dizzy, Jahdan Blakkamoore, Red Fox, Federation Sound, and many more.

Deejay Theory has contributed guest mixes for Toddla T’s show on BBC Radio One, was named in Vibe Magazine’s “10 Dance Acts You Should Know By Now”, featured on countless online publications, and continually gains new appreciation and support from fans and fellow artists crossing over multiple genres.The future looks very bright for Theory as he continues to push the DJ/Producer role forward in his home base of SF and throughout the World.

 

echo-slim

EchoSlim

The fusion of multiple genres of music embodied in one individual, EchoSlim is a DJ / Producer who lives for creating new sounds and performing those creations live. Growing up listening to Calypso, Soca, Reggae, House, R&B, Hip-Hop, Funk, and Alternative amongst many other genres, EchoSlim’s main objective is to expose listeners to new forms of music while giving them something that they are already familiar with. Musical enlightenment.

Kieran Meadows

Kieran Meadows

Kieran Meadows is a musician, a DJ and a journalist who grew up in Brooklyn. He holds degrees from Wesleyan University and the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism. His other interests besides Caribbean music and culture include criminal justice/prison/police issues and almost all things Brazil. You’ll often find him co-hosting and at the controls of The Large Up Sessions radio show.

Find out more at KieranMeadows.com and follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @kieranmeadows

Kayalah

Kaya.lah

Former Kalinago spirit guide & herald of the three rebel queens Mary, Agnes, & Matilda, I carried Buddhoe’s spear. This Senior Editor of CORE Magazine (ex) has bombarded these internets on PleaseDontStare.com and Shot97.com with heavy Creole flavored mortars since 2008.

Claim to fame: I told Buju to stop smoking one time and that did not end well. Instead of harassing good people this Virgin Islands Rock Youth now pushes a global Caribbean platform with LargeUp.com. Venerating these emerald blues and protecting them like a casha bush fence. Come get some, but don’t follow me @kaya_lah

Sabia McCoy-Torres

Sabia McCoy-Torres

Sabia McCoy-Torres is a writer and anthropologist whose work focuses on Caribbean cultures, reggae culture, and urban popular music. She has been a proud contributor to Large Up since 2012. Sabia is also an avid dancer and native Bronx, New Yorker. You can follow her on twitter @AcademicHustla

Tami Tsansai

Tami Tsansai

Tami Tsansai (Tameka Coley) is a tree-hugging writer/‘blogtivist’, light being and artistic soul living in Kingston, Jamaica. She is a Caribbean fashion correspondent at LargeUp.com, contributing writer for ComplexdWoman magazine (UK) and Let’s Eat Out Jamaica restaurant guide. Visit her blog tsansai.com for posts on mental health awareness, women’s rights, road trip chronicles and fun lifestyle features.

Andrea K. Castillo

Andrea K. Castillo

Andrea K. Castillo is a Belizean-American multimedia journalist, photographer, and maker. She runs her own lifestyle blog, Alifeinthedayofandrea.com, as well as fledging beverage company Cas Rum Beverages. Her writing and interviews have appeared on TheStarkLife.com, The Grio, Concrete Loop, and Giant Step, as well as being a frequent guest on HuffPost Live. She is comfortable both behind and in front of the camera, and aims to create intriguing stories in the realms of music, culture, and food. She resides in Brooklyn, NY.

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