Oct 31, 2014
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Posts tagged: Jamaicans

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—

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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