About the author: Laura Gardner

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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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Download Konshens’ Free Mix Hosted By Kevin Crown




Current reggae artist Konshens (b. Greg Spence), who blazed onto the music scene a few years ago with the popular radio hit “Winner,” has released his second official mixtape “The Realest Mixtape Part 2.” Konshens won international acclaim for the single “Good Girl Gone Bad” that was a combination with talented singer/songwriter Tarrus Riley. His […]






The People Nominate Local Chef for National Award




Chef Clive Barnes of Sweet Fingers Jamaican Restaurant in San Leandro, California, was recently nominated as a Nightline People’s Platelist Finalist. San Leandro is the city south of Oakland, and across the Bay from San Francisco. The ABC network mainstay, Nightline, gets the public to nominate their favorite chefs from across the country, and then […]






Bugle – What I’m Gonna Do?




In light of the recent gang violence in Kingston, Jamaica, I thought I would re-post Bugle’s 2007 video and lyrics for “What I’m Gonna Do.” The dark and amazing lyrics shed light on what it’s like to live in downtown Kingston for many. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gep_Z5tnqA Do to do do, what I’m gonna do Daseca [Chorus:] Exercise […]






Remembering Dennis Brown on Morning Edition




As part of their series, “50 Great Voices,” National Public Radio’s show Morning Edition featured the great voice of Dennis Brown. The late Brown often gets overshadowed by Bob Marley in terms of recognition; however, Marley was the first cite Brown as “the best reggae singer in the world.” For this piece, producer Christopher Johnson […]






The Gravity of Rootz




Rootz Underground continues their roots-rock-reggae sound on their sophomore release, Gravity. The CD doesn’t stray far from their Movement roots, but they’re a little more… experimental, a little more… trippy, a little more… jamband. Is jamband an adjective? I don’t know. So first let’s start on why Rootz Underground is the best band to come […]






Photos: Rootz Underground at Reggae Rising 2009




Photos by: Laura Gardner *Many thanks to Neil Robertson for stage access.






Reasoning with Elephant Man




Elephant Man reasons about Michael Jackson, Michael’s death, Scare Dem Crew, the new crop of dancehall artists, and more. Festival: Seabreeze Festival Location: Los Angeles, CA Date: July 26, 2009 Listen to Elephant Man here:[Audio clip: view full post to listen]






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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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