Sep 01, 2014
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Posts tagged: Jamaicans

It’s 2014: Get to Know Jah Banks

Words by LargeUp Crew—

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We got put on to Jah Banks last summer when he touched the mic with DJ Gravy at the Dream Sessions Dancehall Edition out in Montauk (a/k/a “The End,”), and we’ve been waiting for the right time to put the world on to him ever since.

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Fashion Fridays: Get to Know Designer Ayana Rivière


Words by Tami Tsansai::Photos by Storm Saulter::Model: Ayana Rivière—

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Impressions: Okayplayer x LargeUp Holiday Jam with the Roots

Words by Jesse Serwer, Photos by Justin Pallack

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Pop Style: Natalie Barnes

Interview by Tami Tsansai, Photos by Martei Korley—

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Welcome to LargeUp’s new street style feature, Pop Style. Every other Friday, we’ll be talking sartorial shop with the most impeccably dressed men and women of the Caribbean and the diaspora, from familiar faces to everyday people pon di corner. Along the way we intend to show the world what we’ve long held true—no one’s got style and swagger quite like the islands.

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LargeUp Interview: Samantha J, The New Face of Jamaican Pop


Words by Michellee Nelson, Photo and Video by Kevin Ornelas—

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Plant Sup’n: Help Jamaica Grow More Onions

Words by Jesse Serwer—
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Ahh, Jamaica… where mangoes and bananas are plentiful, and ackee breakfast is plucked right off the tree. All of the fruits and vegetables there must be fresh, right? Well, you might be surprised to learn how much of the produce sold and consumed in JA is actually inorganic genetically modified organisms imported from overseas. As elsewhere, the importing of GMOs has also had a destructive effect on local agriculture, putting many Jamaican farmers out of work. The costs of these imports, meanwhile, have essentially doubled in the last decade.

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