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Reggae Music

Shaggy Says Reggae Music And Weed Can Stop ISIS

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.07.2015 | Entertainment

Singer Shaggy has a possible solution for stopping the Islamic State: reggae music and weed.  In an interview with Miami New Times, the 46-year-...

Brown Bags to Stardom: Ekolu with Micah G

Brad Puet | Posted 05.14.2015 | Arts
Brad Puet

I recently had the privilege of talking story with Lukela from Ekolu and Micah G while they were on their "Strictly for the Lovers" Tour. Once again, ...

A Gay Man's Comprehensive Guide to Reggae Music

David Munk | Posted 04.20.2015 | Gay Voices
David Munk

Though it may strike you as something less than shocking coming from an analog, Fosse-loving gay guy like me, but I've never cared much for reggae music. Doesn't everyone like reggae? That said, I do actually like a reggae beat.

The Green: Ways & Means

Brad Puet | Posted 01.20.2015 | Entertainment
Brad Puet

As you all know or may not know, I'm a fan of reggae. I'm especially a fan of reggae from the islands of Hawaii. With the Huffington Post platform, I plan to keep bringing the story of reggae music from the islands and from the musicians themselves.

Popular Reggae Singer Dies At 65

AP | HOWARD CAMPBELL | Posted 02.27.2014 | Celebrity

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — William "Bunny Rugs" Clarke, the husky-voiced lead singer of internationally popular reggae band Third World, died of leuke...

Popular Reggae Singer Dies At 65

AP | HOWARD CAMPBELL | Posted 02.04.2014 | Celebrity

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — William "Bunny Rugs" Clarke, the husky-voiced lead singer of internationally popular reggae band Third World, died of leuke...

Because A Justin Bieber Reggae Song Exists... And It's Perfect

Posted 10.16.2013 | Entertainment

Reggae music is timeless. The rhythmic tempo, the mellow beats... Something about it makes you want to sit back, relax, and enjoy the good vibrations,...

The World's Best World Music Festival?

Steve Heilig | Posted 08.19.2013 | Arts
Steve Heilig

The Sierra Nevada World Music Festival returns to Mendocino County's scenic and mysterious hamlet Boonville this weekend, starting Friday evening and running through Sunday night.

Dancehall Music and Skin Bleaching: Destructive Fashion or Internal Foe?

Dustin T. Duncan | Posted 05.06.2013 | Black Voices
Dustin T. Duncan

Is skin bleaching (often promoted in dancehall music) destructive fashion or internal foe? It may be one, both or neither, but regardless of the reason it is a unhealthy practice.

Beloved Reggae Singer Dies At 74

Posted 12.30.2012 | Celebrity

Reggae artist Lloyd Charmers has died. The singer, keyboard player and record producer died in London on Dec. 27, after suffering a heart attack b...

Marley and Me, Too: A Personal Tribute to the Reggae Icon

Steve Heilig | Posted 11.13.2012 | Arts
Steve Heilig

The first time, my friends and I were able to walk up to the ticket counter at showtime and buy a $7.50 seat -- he had not even sold out the show, still being something of a cult favorite.

Beenie Man Apologies To The Gay Community For His 'Homophobic' Lyrics

Posted 05.18.2012 | Gay Voices

Beenie Man has been criticized for using homophobic lyrics throughout much of his work, but now the Jamaican reggae star is offering the lesbian, gay,...

Gettin' Hip to Caribbean Music

Bob Schulman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Bob Schulman

You've booked a vacation in the Caribbean, and you just can't wait to dance the night away. But unless you're going to Jamaica, you might be shaking your booty to another kind of West Indian music besides reggae.