Sep 21, 2014
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Posts tagged: Jamaica

LargeUp Premiere: Stream Martei Korley’s “Kingston Konfidential” EP

Words by LargeUp Crew—

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If you’ve followed reggae music for the last 15 years, you’ve seen the work of Martei Korley. As a photographer, he has snapped cover images for albums by Beres Hammond, Busy Signal and I-Wayne, to name a few, as well as countless editorial features for magazines including As LargeUp’s co-founder, creative director and chief photographer, he’s also responsible for the look of this site, taking many of the memorable images that have distinguished us as the web’s top destination for Caribbean music and culture.

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LargeUp Premiere: Kalbata & Mixmonster’s “Congo Beat the Drum” Video

Words by Jesse Serwer—

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Kalbata and Mixmonster’s Congo Beat the Drum LP was created in the fashion of an original, Tubby’s-era Jamaican dub recording, using a 16-track tape machine and a vintage mixing desk. After conceiving the project in their native Israel, the producers, known for their work in electronic music, traveled to Jamaica where they recorded famed Jamaican deejays Echo Minott, Major Mackerel, Little John and the late Prince Jazzbo.

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LargeUp Interview: Rolling with Martei Korley


Words by Jesse Serwer, Photos by Jenny McLaughlin—

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LargeUp Premiere: Martei Korley’s “Couldn’t Be Wrong” Video

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LargeUp co-founder and creative director Martei Korley is the photographer behind countless classic reggae images, but he’s also a reggae artist himself. Today being International Reggae Day, he’s decided to share this other side of his creativity with the world in the form of his video for “Couldn’t Be Wrong,” shot between his two homes of Kingston, Jamaica and New York City.

“Couldn’t Be Wrong,” off Martei’s Kingston Konfidential EP (out July 22 and available for pre-order today) is “about a long-distance relationship, and, in some ways, also about my relationship with Jamaica,” Martei tells us. The clip, directed by Johnny Dollar and co-starring up and coming singer Sevana, illustrates this theme with travel footage taken at JFK Airport in NY and Norman Manley in Kingston, and high up in the sky above both cities on a 747. The result is a visually stimulating clip that will feel familiar to anyone who’s ever had miles between them and what they love. For more on Martei’s journey, read our interview with him here.

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EVENT: Celebrate International Reggae Day in NYC July 1

Words by LargeUp Crew—

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LargeUp is teaming with BIG Magazine and Miss Lily’s to bring International Reggae Day to New York City this July 1. From 7 to 10 tomorrow night, we’ll be live inside Miss Lily’s Variety with surprise special guests for a three-hour program of live performances broadcasting worldwide on RadioLily.com. If you’re in NYC, stop by 132 W. Houston St. and come catch a vibe.

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Ground Provisions: The Belcour Cookbook Highlights Jamaica’s Culinary Diversity + GIVEAWAY

Words by Natalie Weiner

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When you think of Jamaican cuisine, certain dishes come to mind right away—jerk chicken, rice and peas, curried goat, ackee and saltfish.. and they come to mind for a reason: they’re delicious. But the island’s diverse heritage (and abundance of unique ingredients) means that there’s actually a lot more to Jamaican food than just these traditional recipes.

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