Monthly Archives: January 2012

New! Cruz Rock: Extremities of a King | Mixtape


Debuting less than 48 hours ago Cruz Rock’s ‘Extremities of a King” has already been downloaded 40,000 times and counting. Great music accompanied by excellent lyrics and rave reviews this mixtape is definitely worth the listen. Log on to www.CruzRock.com for more on this artist that’s taking Virgin Islands Reggae music to new heights! Download link available below. Bless up!

1. INTRO – CRUZ ROCK & JAHLION SOUND MOVEMENTS
2. WAITING ON ME – ft FYAH KING
3. MUSICAL INFLUENCE – INTERLUDE
4. PEOPLE AH CRY
5. YAHWEH KADAMAWE
6. INTERLUDE – KRUNKMASTER DJ SLIK
7. BRIGHT EYES
8. HOLD MY CROWN
9. JUST LIKE MAGIC
10. TEMPERATURES RISE ft. JAHDESTA
11. RUN AWAY
12. PREE YOU AH BABY
13. POUND OF SENSI
14. TEAM UP
15. KIND OF ARTIST – INTERLUDE
16. FLASH DEM LIGHTS
17. YOU AND ME
18. GYAL DEM AH SAY
19. CHAT YOU AH CHAT
20. GYALISS/ GANGSTER PARTY
21. INTERLUDE – KRUNKMASTER DJ SLIK & JAHLION SOUND MOVEMENTS
22. DRAW WE OUT
23. TING WEH MAN NEED
24. YAGER & REDBULL
25. LEGACY – INTERLUDE
26. TICKY TOK
27. BODY BANG
28. FAR INTO YOU
29. OUTRO

Available for download here>>> Mediafire.

Cherine Anderson: How We Living | Video


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Jamaica Observer: Rastas Under Fire


RASTAFARI reggae artists are coming under harsh criticism from within their ranks. According to Nyabinghi elder Ras Flako, many of them are calling on Rastafari to get recognition from their audiences but do not support the movement in any way.

“These Rastafarian artists don’t attend any meetings. When we go to Nyabinghi meetings we don’t see any Rastafarian musicians or artists at our gatherings,” he said.

RAS FLAKO… Rastafarian artists don’t attend any meetings

 

“Whenever you take the microphone and call on Haile Selassie, you’re making a political statement on the divinity of His Majesty. You’re religious and political,” he continued.

He said true Rastas are guided by ethics and code.

The elder said many of these dreadlocked artistes and musicians do not belong to any of the mansions of Rastafari. There are three mansions of Rastafari. These are Nyabinghi, Twelve Tribes of Israel and Bobo Shanti.

“They sing about apartheid in Africa and highlight other issues, yet they don’t sing about the issues we face,” he said.

Ras Flako said there are a lot of issues to be addressed in the Rastafarian community, including the ‘Black Friday’ Coral Gardens incident.

‘Black Friday’ refers to two days of violence involving Rastafarians, which started on Holy Thursday (April 11, 1963) in Coral Gardens in St James and continued into Good Friday. Eight persons were killed including three Rastafarians.

The incident led to an islandwide crackdown on Rastas by government. Some members of the faith were imprisoned, some killed and others faced severe harassment.

“To date, there is only one singer who has ever given voice to the Coral Gardens incident and that’s Jah Lewis, who recorded Do You Remember the Coral Garden Incident in 1991 for Shanachie Records. Why aren’t we hearing more of these songs from Rastafarian artists?” he asked.

Source: JamaicaObserver.com

Author: Cecelia Campbell-Livingston

 

CaribbeanTravelMag.com: The Best Jamaican Jerk Sauce



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Photo by: Zach Stovall

Jamaicans almost never share their family jerk secrets, but this recipe was given to me years ago (albeit reluctantly) by my Jamaican sous-chef, Chris, and I’ve tweaked it myself through the years. TIP: Wear gloves when handling hot peppers!

INGREDIENTS

¼ cup peanut or canola oil
2 tbsp. fresh thyme
1 bunch scallions, chopped
1-inch-thick piece fresh ginger, chopped
4-6 garlic cloves, peeled
2 Scotch bonnet peppers
8 allspice berries, smashed
1 tbsp. black peppercorns
1 tbsp. nutmeg, ground
2 cinnamon sticks, broken
2 tbsp. soy sauce
2 tbsp. ketchup
¼ cup dark brown sugar
The juice of 2 limes

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Puree the ingredients listed below in a food processor or blender until smooth.

2. Rub the sauce on chicken, pork, fish, tofu, shrimp or red meat, and marinate the protein overnight; any leftover sauce will keep for weeks in the refrigerator.

This recipe first appeared as part of Steven Petusevsky’s article Eating Negril in the Jan/Feb 2012 issue of Caribbean Travel + Life.

Source: CaribbeanTravelMag.com

Author: Steven Petusevsky

Kronikles of Krunk: Jah Cure & Krunkmaster DJ Slik in Dubai | Video