Apr 16, 2014
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Posts tagged: Kingston

Throwback Thursdays: Ten Classic Bob Marley Performances You Can Watch Online

Words by Jesse Serwer and Natalie Weiner—

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Toppa Top 10: Ten Ways To Celebrate Bob Marley’s Birthday

Words by LargeUp Crew— Bob-Marley-football-soccer Today would be the 69th Earthstrong of the Caribbean’s greatest musical ambassador, Bob Marley. As usual, there’s no shortage of ways to celebrate the occasion. Here’s a few top choices.

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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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Pop Style: Steven Jackson

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 Premiere: Ding Dong’s “Syvah” Video Feat. Ricky Blaze

Words by Jesse Serwer—

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Dancer-turned-deejay Ding Dong and producer/artist Ricky Blaze have been joined since the beginning of the careers. For both, their music debut came with “Bad Man Forward, Bad Man Pull Up,” the 2006 single Blaze produced for Ding Dong to showcase the latter’s dance of the same name.

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Meditations, Part 3: Suns of Dub Hold a Vibes with Ras Michael + Friends

Words by Tony Lowe, Video by Tony Lowe and Taliesin Gilkes-Bower—

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The third and final video in our “Meditations”series — a trilogy of mini-docs (Catch Part 1 with Jesse Royal and Ras Jammy, and Part 2 with Jesse and Addis Pablo) revolving around the everyday spiritual life of Jamaica’s young musicians— depicts moments over the course of a day at the Kingston home of the Hendrix of roots reggae, guitarist Earl ‘Chinna’ Smith. His home, better known locally as Inna Di Yard, is a studio, rehearsal space, meeting ground and all-around musical oasis, world renowned for the relaxed jam sessions.

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