Come summer, reggae festivals are as commonplace in the States as Bob Marley tees are at reggae festivals. Held every Memorial Day weekend in downtown Miami since 2007, Best of the Best is one of the only annual fests in the U.S. that puts the emphasis squarely on dancehall, and it's certainly the ... More >>
"Like we say in Jamaica," Inner Circle founding guitarist Roger Lewis tells Crossfade, "it's a gladdy good thing for some smoke." This Saturday (AKA 4/20), Roger and his bruddas will be bringing the "Mary Mary" and "Boom Shaka Laka" to Sunset Cove Amphitheater with Steel Pulse. And it'll be a day t ... More >>
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"I was there before reggae," says Monty Alexander, speaking of his native Jamaica, in a way that's perfectly balanced between humble admission and matter-of-fact declaration. "I was playing in the studios of Kingston Jamaica, with the masters of Jamaican music, The Skatalites, before they were The ... More >>
There's no need to raid Publix for water, hurricane shutters, vodka and "Golden Girls" DVDs just yet, but you might as well prepare yourself for a miserable end of the week thanks to Tropical Storm Sandy.The strengthening storm is set to become a Cat 1 hurricane before walloping Jamaica later today, ... More >>
You might not know the name Mr. Vegas. But if you've been within earshot of a dancehall DJ in the last 15 years, you've heard his music. Though little acknowledged in the broader music world, the singer is a Jamaican icon thanks to "Heads High," "Hot Wuk," "Bruk it Down," and other hits known fo ... More >>
All photos by Laine DossMaking soup roadside. Jamaican men and women sell everything from fruit to steamed fish out of shacks and tents. Recently, Short Order was invited to sample the food and farms of Jamaica. In this three-part report, we shared a visit to several farms and the Bob Marley muse ... More >>
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say they haven't made a huge pot bust at the Port of Miami for months, but sometimes you just have to wait. Authorities report they discovered 3,837 pounds of marijuana, nearly two tons, stuffed inside shipping containers at the port last Friday.
All photos by Laine DossShort Order was recently invited to join a diverse group of food bloggers to tour some of the more out of the way places in Jamaica. Today, we'll share a visit to a coffee plantation in part one of a three-part tour of the road less traveled in Jamaica.
Diplo's about to set it on fire!Ahhhhhh, Diplo. Miami loves nothing more than a good ol' Florida boy who can DJ big bass and has a tattoo of a manatee holding a machine gun on his chest. Mr. Wes Pentz was here only a couple of weeks ago with his hybrid dancehall outfit, Major Lazer, at the Ma ... More >>
Anguin is makin' 'em crazy with his Jamaican jerk.When we found out that not only is Kareem Anguin, the new executive chef at Oceanaire, celebrating his big 3-0 this weekend but that he'll also be doing so at Taste of Brickell, we figured it was time to introduce him to the masses. (He said he pl ... More >>
Lee KleinWe're spilling the beans on this offerOn this, the morning after a frolicking July 4th weekend, you might find yourself in want of a good cup of coffee. Or maybe you crave something better than that, like a cup of coffee made from some of the world's most heralded beans -- those from Jam ... More >>
CC by 2.0, via Sr Atlantico on FlickrJamaica-based Capleton is one artist whose travel plans could be affected by Kingston's state of emergency.Kingston, Jamaica is under siege. The city is the current battleground for a standoff between authorities and gang members sympathetic to an alleged drug ... More >>
WikicommonsBeginning tonight and lasting until Sunday night, the Bank of America Tower (formerly the CenTrust Building), will be lit up black, gold and green to commemorate the 47th anniversary of Jamaica's independence and in celebration of the cultural contributions to South Florida as a result ... More >>
Yellowmanwith Spred the DubRespectable Street Cafe, West Palm BeachSaturday, June 27, 2009Better Than: Discovering sticky hydroponically grown sensimilla in your backyard.The Review:Deep rub-a-dubbing reggae in legendary West Palm Beach rock haunt Respectable Street? Why not? After all, "King" Yello ... More >>
With indoor grow houses taking over the marijuana market, you don’t hear about people smuggling weed into the U.S. much anymore. But this past Saturday, at the Port of Miami, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement found 6,000 pounds of pot in burlap sacks, sent from Jamaica. Were talking about a str ... More >>
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Putumayo Presents: Latin Reggae (Putumayo)
Celebrate Port Royal inna Jamrock style
A rare exhibit hits the Historical Museum
The brews of the islands wash up on our shore
Kids from South Florida and beyond are sent to Jamaica to straighten up. Or else.
A drama unfolds on Little Havanas low end
Jamaican patty chain hits Biscayne
Poverty, dancehall, and sound systems in modern-day Kingston, Jamaica
Chinese Rasta curry that's good to go
Today's reggae is a dirty business. Black Uhuru's Duckie Simpson rolls up his sleeves.
The pioneers of Jamaican pop team up with the R&B legends who inspired them
Sango Jamaican and Chinese Restaurant