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The Author Profile: Laura Gardner is the Founder and Editor of JahWorks.org, the intelligent online magazine about Caribbean music, travel, and culture. She's been involved in radio programming, concert and festival production, artist publicity, and reggae and Caribbean journalism for many media outlets, including the national Beat Magazine and the German magazine Riddim. She loves to travel (especially to tropical places) and has been listening to reggae since about the time she could walk.

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On Racial Frontiers: The New Culture of Frederick Douglass, Ralph Ellison and Bob Marley




(January 2000) “I don’t think enough people look at Bob Marley’s European audience and ask: what is that all about?” Gregory Stephens tells me one sunny day outside of his El Cerrito, California home, “And what does that mean about cultural ownership?” Gregory Stephens, who was raised in a devout Christian family in West Texas, […]






Download DJ Green B’s Latest Mix for Free




Bay-Area based DJ, Green B, has recently released her latest mix as part of her Hot Gyal Promotions Series, 4.2. The female selector is part of the Coo-Yah! Ladeez Sound, who play every Wednesday night in San Francisco. Hailing from Boston, Massachusetts, Selecta Green B is part of a greater movement of females who have […]






Documentary to Feature Gentleman and Alborosie




Directors Noël Dernesch and Moritz Springer have spent over six years on their “Journey to Jah” documentary which follows the journey of two reggae singers –   German-born Gentleman and Italian-born Alborosie – on their search for faith and spirituality in Jamaica. The two foreign-born reggae artists found visions of a better world in the faith […]






The Raggamuffins Festival Flexes Its Muscles Again This Year




Published in conjunction with United Reggae Photos by Lee Abel, ReggaePortraits.Com The Raggamuffins Festival has happened annually every February since 1981, in commemoration of Bob Marley’s birthday, February 6. The trilogy of California shows starts in Long Beach, moves south to San Diego, then up north to the Bay Area with a leaner line-up. The […]






Untangling the Reggae from the Weed




Brace yourself. I’m about to say something that is quite unpopular. So here it goes – I’m not a huge fan of the herb. There, I said it. It’s definitely about the control freak in me, but that’s a tangential story. It’s not that I am morally against it – people can ingest, digest, and […]






Don’t Ask Don’t Tell – Michael Rose in San Francisco




Michael Rose, of Black Uhuru fame, is one of those artists that we might call “veteran” but still brings it hard – a bit like David Hinds of Steel Pulse, or Joseph Hill of Culture, before he passed. Rose has his trademark songs, and still keeps his ear to the street. Mastermind of songs “Guess […]






Reasoning with Sean Paul




[This was first published for Jahworks.org in October of 2002, right on the cusp of his mainstream popularity.] Who would have thought that a Jamaican swimmer and water polo player from uptown Kingston would introduce the world to authentic dancehall music? Clearly Shaggy has become a worldwide household name by breeding pop with reggae. Even […]






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Laura Gardner is the Founder and Editor of JahWorks.org, the intelligent online magazine about Caribbean music, travel, and culture. She's been involved in radio programming, concert and festival production, artist publicity, and reggae and Caribbean journalism for many media outlets, including the national Beat Magazine and the German magazine Riddim. She loves to travel (especially to tropical places) and has been listening to reggae since about the time she could walk.

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