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

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
Roots, 2019, January 2019

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
Roots, 2018, October 2018 - World Reggae

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 Historical documents refer to her as the “rebels’ old ‘obeah’ woman” but to the Maroons she was revered as a woman of science.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

Irie Magazine | Roots | Woodstock
Roots, 2018, August 2018 - Cali Reggae

Roots | Woodstock

Woodstock August 15, 1969 The Woodstock Music & Art Fair—informally, the Woodstock Festival or simply Woodstock—was a music festival in the United States in 1969 which attracted an audience of more than 400,000. Scheduled for August 15–17 on a dairy farm in the Catskill Mountains of southern New York State, northwest of New York City, […]