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Reggae: More Than Just Beach Vibes and Bob Marley (Although We Love Those Too)

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Let's face it, most of us first encountered reggae through a hazy image of a palm tree swaying on a postcard, with Bob Marley serenading us about island life. But reggae, my friends, is so much more than just soundtrack for burnt noses and fruity cocktails. It's a vibrant tapestry woven from social commentary, spiritual yearning, and some seriously funky beats. The Roots Run Deep (and Skunky): Reggae's story starts in the 1960s in Jamaica, a place simmering with the aftereffects of colonialism and the rise of the Rastafari movement. This religious movement, with its emphasis on living a natural life and celebrating African heritage, became the soul of reggae. Rastafarian beliefs fueled lyrics about social justice, repatriation to Africa (cue Bob Marley's "Get Up, Stand Up"), and of course, praising Jah (their term for God). The Skank Stops for No One: But reggae isn't just about righteous messages. It's about feeling the groove! The signature sound com

Fyah Prince: The Man, The Legend, The STORY

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Fyah Prince FYAH PRINCE AND MR. E DOES IT ONCE AGAIN Tuesday, December 19th at 7 pm CT, you will be privy to the conversation the great Reggae artist Fyah Prince and Mr. E had that was just on another level.  And I know, you hear that alot, "aNoTHeR LEvEl". Well, if you're not one of the 15% then you won't get the ensure of comprehending the intelligence and wisdom being given in this interview.  For those of you who are not yet familiar with the Prince, welcome to Reggae and let's tune in, turn up, and zone out.  CLICK PLAY BELOW Fyah Prince is a dancehall singer from Venda, Limpopo in South Africa. He started his career as a dancer and later became a hip hop artist/producer. In 2009, he stopped producing and began writing dancehall music. In 2012, Fyah Prince released his debut album called ‘Fire Chant’ produced by Ras Chepah for the Wayout Zimbabwe 1 . Since then, he has released several albums, EPs, and singles worldwide in all platforms 2 3 . SAVE $2 NOW Fyah

Billyboy The Jamaican Cowboy: The first to ever do it.

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  REGGAE MIXED WITH COUNTRY SINGER BILLYBOY The Jamaican Cowboy  The First Country Reggae Singer BILLYBOY THE JAMAICAN COWBOY Joined MR. E for a phenomenal chat on B.O.S.S. Radio's REGGAE HOUR PODCAST on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Amazon, Google Podcast, Apple Podcast or Right above LOL. After this interview make sure to find Billyboy The Jamaican Cowboy on those same streaming services and platforms. https://music.apple.com/us/artist/billyboy-the-jamaican-cowboy/1380201217 https://open.spotify.com/artist/1mICGZ0dJqy5WYAdaV1KDN https://music.amazon.com/artists/B07CT7XT4D/billyboy-the-jamaican-cowboy https://www.deezer.com/us/artist/14710351 https://www.jango.com/music/Billyboy+the+jamaican+cowboy/images https://www.youtube.com/@billyboythejamaicancowboy https://www.reverbnation.com/billyboythejamaicancowboy Billyboy the Jamaican Cowboy: Bridging Cultures with Music and Heart Billyboy the Jamaican Cowboy isn't your average artist. This Kingston native is a true melting pot of influenc

[Reggae] UNESCO: "...the music continues to act as a voice for all."

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Reggae Music Makes it to the   Global Culture Heritage List  Bob Marley would be so proud of the child he helped raise, Reggae. UNESCO, on November 29th 2018, included Reggae Music of Jamaica on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Olivia Grange,  Jamaica's Minister of Culture, Gender and Entertainment applied earlier this year and she has been victorious.  What Exactly does this mean? Well, that's above our expertise so we will let the Website Reggaeville explain but one thing I do know is that with the new inclusion, Reggae music will be protected by the UN on the grounds of "Its contribution to international discourse on issues of injustice, resistance, love and humanity underscores the dynamics of the element as being at once cerebral, socio-political, sensual and spiritual. The basic social functions of the music – as a vehicle for social commentary, a cathartic practice, and a means of praising God – have not chan

Mr. Flava Releases new song

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Mr. Flava "She Wanna Go" New Music Monday this week was lit as we brought you brand new music from different genres. But, none sttod out more than Mr. Flava's newest hit, "She Wanna Go," and new songs by Thorpido. All on B.O.S.S. Radio.