Irie Magazine | Roots | Queen Nanny
2018, October 2018 - World Reggae, Roots

Roots | Queen Nanny

Queen Nanny c.1686 – c.1755 Queen Nanny or Nanny (c. 1686 – c. 1755), National Heroine of Jamaica, was an 18th-century leader of the Jamaican Maroons. Historical documents refer to her as the “rebels’ old ‘obeah’ woman” but to the Maroons she was revered as a woman of science. Queen Nanny was born into the Asante people in what is today Ghana, […]

2018, October 2018 - World Reggae, Rock

Rock | Asante Kingdom

Asante Kingdom Because of War The Ashanti Empire (also spelled Asante) was an Akan empire and kingdom in what is now modern-day Ghana from 1670 to 1957. The Ashanti Empire expanded from Asante to include the Brong-Ahafo Region, Central Region, Eastern Region, Greater Accra Region and Western Region of present-day Ghana. The empire also encompassed […]

2018, October 2018 - World Reggae, Reggae

Reggae | Dread & Alive: Nine Night™

Dread & Alive® Nine Night™ Dread & Alive® is a Jamaican-inspired mixed-media series spanning comic books, novels and music created and written by Nicholas Da Silva (founder & editor-in-chief of IRIE) and published by ZOOLOOK. His work with Dread & Alive® meshes cultural fact with fiction while introducing the Maroons of Jamaica, who resisted against […]

2018, October 2018 - World Reggae, Respect

Respect | Xana Romeo

Respect | Xana Romeo Jamaica Xana Romeo has emerged in this time as a prolific reggae siren with a powerful and distinctive message that resonates strongly among her generation of revolutionary youth. Awakening the senses with the contrast of her soothing melodies and energetic instrumentation, Xana flutters soulfully atop cool dub rhythms and electrifies the […]

Irie Magazine | Rock | #EleNão
2018, October 2018 - Cali Reggae, Rock

Rock | #EleNão

#EleNão NOT HIM! Photography By: Caco Argemi CPERS / Sindicato On October 7, 2018, General elections were held in Brazil to elect the President, Vice President and the National Congress. Rio de Janeiro congressman and former army captain, Jair Bolsonaro, came first in the first round of the election. A member of The Social Liberal […]