Apr 23, 2014
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Posts tagged: Jamaicans

Plant Sup’n: Help Jamaica Grow More Onions

Words by Jesse Serwer—

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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Big People Ting: Watch Konshens’ Latest Dutty Dancehall Excursion

Words by Jesse Serwer—


More than any other dancehall artist since Vybz Kartel, Konshens has the formula for making songs that work in the club down pat. The SubKonshuns Music boss has put out hit after hit in the last few years—and hits with staying power at that—and he’s now getting set to release a follow-up to his worldwide debut (we say that because apparently he dropped a Japan-only LP previously) Mental Maintenance.

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Visual Culture: Kehinde Wiley Takes On Jamaica

Words by Jesse Serwer—


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Yuh Dun Kno!: Up Close and Personal with Tosh Alexander

Words by Jesse Serwer, Photos by Martei Korley—


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Throwback Thursdays: Echo Slim on Bounty Killer’s “Down in the Ghetto”

Words by Echo Slim—

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Wha Gwaan: Listen to Afropop Worldwide’s NYC Reggae History Lesson

Words by Emily Shapiro—


Afropop Worldwide, the long-running syndicated radio program and online magazine dedicated to highlighting the contributions of Africa and the African Diaspora to music and culture, yesterday ran an hour-long program about the history of Jamaican music in New York City.

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