Jamaican Music Videos The Latest - Plus My All-Time Favourites!
Jamaican Music Videos by Rosemarie Gordon
First, let me say that for me a music video is 'Jamaican' only if:
If is sung by a Jamaican
If it is produces by a Jamaican
If it depicts Jamaica
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Trevor Baille, Ras Kassa, Big Daddy, Kevin Lee, Ray Smith, Nordia Rose and Asha Mchail are some of the big names in the
Jamaican music video industry. A fairly new industry that got started in the late 1980’s, but has grown tremendously.
LATEST JAMAICAN MUSIC VIDEOS?
For a list of the latest Jamaican videos (music), I recommend that you start with YouTube.com (link below).
I just checked across and so a number of playlists that I believe that you will enjoy.
For me, and a lot of other Jamaicans, the TVJ’s Saturday programme "Where its’ at" back in the days , gave us the
opportunity to watch music videos of our favorite tunes.
It was a one hour programme dedicated to just showing both local
and international music videos. I think this was Jamaica’s first formal music video programme.
Of course you know that if an artist wants to increase sales on a particular song all they need to do is make a music video.
What this does is take his or her music to an audience that would not normally be listening to that particular tune.
So the competition now is who is able to produce a music video the fastest.
It is now a lot easier than before to get someone to produce a music video for you. The wealth of raw talent that is
available is amazing. And the number of Jamaican cable companies that have designated slots or channels just for showing
Of course, there is also the internet with several popular video sites, including youtube that offers free viewing.
Here is a list of some of my favorites...
My Top Jamaican Music Videos:
You Make Me Stronger- Kevin Downswell
Cut it off - DJ Nicholas
Bible in a di air - Prodigal Son
Praise I do - Jason Mighty
Step pon di ememy - Pappa San
Rockaway - Beres Hammond
She is royal - Tarus Riley
Fly away - Christopher Martin
Unconditional - Jah Cure
How come - Morgan Heritage
Lioness on the rise - Queen Ifrica
System - Romaine Vergo
Free - Etana
Turn your lights down low - Bob Marley featuring Lauryn Hill
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About The Author
A patriotic Jamaican who adores his culture, Wellesley has been using this medium to share what he calls 'the uniqueness of Jamaica with the world' - since April 2007.
To date, he serves over 8,300 unique readers / viewers per day.
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