Tag: jamaica

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The 28th Annual JazzReggae Festival | UCLA | May 25th & 26th [PHOTOS]

Every Memorial Day weekend for the past 28 years, UCLA has hosted a music festival called the JazzReggae Festival. Originally, the first day was devoted to Jazz and the second day was devoted Reggae. Though the first day has morphed to a “Jam” day, the festival has always been able to pull in outstanding talent for the price of admission. If you are ever … Read More The 28th Annual JazzReggae Festival | UCLA | May 25th & 26th [PHOTOS]

Ky-Mani Marley | UCLA Jazz Reggae Fest | 5/26/14 [PHOTOS]

Bob Marley had a number of children. The Bob Marley official website acknowledges eleven children. Of those eleven, 7 of them are musicians. One of them closed out UCLA’s Jazz Reggae Festival: Ky-Mani Marley. Ky-Mani’s set was filled with the good vibes that everybody who came to the festival expected. It was also a family affair. No, none of Bob’s other siblings dropped by … Read More Ky-Mani Marley | UCLA Jazz Reggae Fest | 5/26/14 [PHOTOS]

Black Uhuru | UCLA Jazz Reggae Fest | 5/26/14 [PHOTOS]

If you are into reggae, there are two acts you need to know: Bob Marley and Black Uhuru. Black Uhuru is a Jamaican reggae group that was founded back in 1972. Though the lineup has changed over the years, there is still one original member still playing with the band: Derrick “Duckie” Simpson. Though perhaps not as beloved as Bob Marley, music lovers need … Read More Black Uhuru | UCLA Jazz Reggae Fest | 5/26/14 [PHOTOS]

Bob Marley (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981) | My Favorite Live Videos

Today, February 6th, 2013, is Bob Marley’s birthday. Taken from his Wikipeidia: “Nesta Robert Marley OM (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981) was a Jamaican singer-songwriter who achieved international fame through a series of crossover reggae albums. Starting out in 1963 with the group the Wailers, he forged a distinctive songwriting and vocal style that would later resonate with audiences worldwide. The Wailers would go on to release some of … Read More Bob Marley (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981) | My Favorite Live Videos