Dancehall

Labor Day around the nation usually calls for a final round of family BBQs, drinks on the beach and all-white fashion. But for New York City, it’s a day when West Indians of all islands come together to celebrate the culture. It’s a day for waving flags, Caribbean cuisine and sweet sweet soca. Whether you’re […]

Reggae/Dancehall artist Vybz Kartel just received some life-altering news. He will be spending the rest of his life in a Jamaican prison for the 2011 murder of an associate Clive “Lizard” Williams. Kartel, real name Adidja Palmer, and three other co-defendants were sentenced to life in prison. They must serve a mandatory 35 years behind […]

New York’s West Indian Day Carnival has been a tradition in the city since the 1920s. Immigrants from Trinidad and various islands throughout the Caribbean held private celebrations in Harlem with music and food from their native countries that soon became public affairs. After undergoing several evolutions over the years, it now exists as one […]

Reggae music has changed the face of music, the face of Jamaica and the face of the world. From a small island of less than three million people, thousands of songs have traveled the whole world, influencing billions.