Irie Magazine | Roots | Reggae Month - Celebrating Reggae's Legacy
2019, February 2019, Roots

Roots | Reggae Month – Celebrating Reggae’s Legacy

Reggae Month Celebrating Reggae’s Legacy Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding made February 2008 the first annual Reggae Month in Jamaica. To celebrate, the Recording Industry Association of Jamaica (RIAJam) held its first Reggae Academy Awards on February 24, 2008. In addition, Reggae Month included a six-day Global Reggae conference, a reggae film festival, two radio […]

Irie Magazine | Roots | MLK - Facts an' T'ings
2019, January 2019, Roots

Roots | Martin Luther King, Jr.

MLK… Facts an’ T’ings January 15, 1929 January 15, 2019 marks the 90th birthday of Baptist minister and Social Activist, Martin Luther King, Jr., the prominent voice in the civil rights movement. A champion for advancing civil rights, Martin Luther King, Jr. chose nonviolence and civil disobedience, to address the political and social injustice that […]

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 Historical documents refer to her as the “rebels’ old ‘obeah’ woman” but to the Maroons she was revered as a woman of science.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, […]