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6 Reggae Singers You can Understand

If You are Into Reggae Music like many people, one of your biggest complaints is that you simple CANNOT understand most of what the singers are saying. So I’ve decided to Talk about 6 Reggae Artists that you’ll love to listen to but you can actually understand them! Lets get started.

Sizzla

He goes by the name Sizzla Kalonji and is quite a devout Rasta. His real name is Miguel Collins and he was born in Kingston. This man is one of the most adored Jamaican Rastafarian performers. He makes a lot of beautiful melodies and sings about a variety of social and economic issues. He’s a joy to behold. This is a sample of one of his more popular tracks. Let me know in the comments what you think!

Sean Paul

Most People would know Sean Paul. He’s one of the most popular Jamaicans in the world and also one of our best performers. He does a lot of collaborations with foreign Artists so his songs are usually in Jamaican English and also. You will find that you’ll love the one he sings and dances. Give him a try!

Damian Marley

This is the man! “JR” Gong. This is the man who is supposed to take over the reigns from his father as the Reggae superstar. Damian Marley has a few good tracks that are sung in Understandable Jamaican Patois . One of my favorite tracks of his is welcome to Jamrock which when it was released was quite popular in the world. You will not be disappointed when you listen to this wonderful musician!

Capleton

Sue Dem! Capleton is probably one of the most famous Rastafarians in Jamaica. He’s dramatically known as the “Fireman” because his concerts usually have a lot of effects involving fire. He’s one of the old style reggae singers that have not yet moved to the more “youth friendly” Dancehall Music. Capleton is not well known to most people who would listen to reggae music outside of Jamaica. You should check out his Video below and if you like him Find more of his music online.

Bob Marley

This is the man. Tuff Gong Robert Nesta Bob Marley. He’s one of a kind. A legend in the Reggae music space. He continues to live on today through his song and is one of the most magical people to have walked on this earth. He has many classics and if you’re here you probably know bob marley quite well. I cannot recommend him and his music enough and if you find something you like, You should post a comment about it!

Jah Cure

Last but certainly not least is JAH Cure. Another one of the proud Rasta Reggae singers He’s a different voice with his music. There is not much to say about Jah Cure i’ll let his music do the talking for him. Let me know what you think.


There you have it. 6 Jamaican Performers and a few songs you’ll be able to understand. Be sure to like, this post and drop a comment to let me know what you thought about it.

7 Things You’ll Love In Jamaica

There are many things you could potentially do while you’re in Jamaica. I’ve come up with just 7 things though that I think you’d like when you go there.

Food

 Ackee & Salt Fish

recipes-ackeesaltfish_is This is the national Dish of Jamaica. It is made by Cooking The Fruit from the Ackee Tree. You first cook this to make it pure then you make it with Salt Fish (Salted Cod). This is a Delicious Meal that can be had with cooked bananas for breakfast, Or Even eaten with Rice Or Fried Dumplings. It is something that you must taste if you visit Jamaica.

Bun & cheese

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Spiced Bun With Cheese. Known Affectionately As “Bun n Cheese”. This meal is usually Had During the easter holidays and simply consists of the Soft & Juicy Spiced Bun with New Zealand or Jamaican Made Cheese. Even if you Do not go there for Easter you should consider getting this to eat!

Rice & Peas

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This is probably the most popular Thing to have for Jamaicans. Rice With Kidney Beans. Also known to Jamaicans as Rice n Peas. This delicious meal is made from Rice with coconut Milk and The red kidney beans. You’ll love it.

Bammy

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Bammy is one of those old school Jamaican meals. It is made from Cassava. Its something that you should try while you’re there. You will love it. Jamaicans especially like to eat their Bammy with fried fish!

Beef Patty

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This is one of the most popular Jamaican Export. The beef patty is quite popular in Jamaica as lunch and is usually had with orange Juice. This is one of the most delicious things you’ll ever taste.

Jerk Chicken

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When People think of Jamaica they see bob marley, Reggae music and JERK CHICKEN. This is one of the most tasty ways you can cook chicken. It is basically grilled chicken over a nice home made grill with the perfect blend of herbs and spices to make your taste buds go WOW.

Music

Reggae

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Being in Jamaica, You’ll hear a lot of new wonderful Reggae Music that you’ve never heard before. As you know this is the most popular export of Jamaica. Bob Marley may be the most popular Jamaican Reggae musician there are many more Jamaicans Singing in the native Patwa and even the more understandable “Jamaican English”. When you’re here you must prepare for the amazing artistes that you’ll listen to.

Dancehall

 

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If you like dancing then this is the kind of music for you. This music is like reggae but fast paced and made for dancing. It is the modern version of Bob Marley’s type of singing. You will enjoy this one.

Jamaican Patwa

This is the most common language you’ll hear when you are in Jamaica. It is spoken by the locals and its a combination of many african languages, Native indian languages and even English languages. If you’re going to jamaica then you should probably look on the section where the talk about jamaican patois to english translations.

Beaches

 7 Mile Beach

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7 Mile beach is one of the most beautiful and most popular beaches in Jamaica. I don’t think i need to say anymore when i’m talking about it. The picture speaks for itself right? Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Ocho Rios

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Then there is Ocho Rios This is place is just as beautiful. It has many attractions including the famed Dunns River Falls. The natural beauty is sure to stun anyone and Once you are there you will see what i mean.

Kingston

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Kingston is the capital and it is one of the most beautiful places to see but it is one of the lesser known places by tourists. When you go there you’ll know.

Montego Bay

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Montego bay has the 2nd major airport in Jamaica (After the airport in kingston). This is the place to go if you want to enjoy beaches and nature but at the same time you want to shop in style. Montego bay will be a place, you never forget.

Places to See

 Bob Marley

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This is the statue of Bob Marley Located in Kingston. While there are many of them to be seen all over Jamaica. It may be worth your wild to go there and visit the museum and see it all in person.

 

Lovers Leap

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Lovers Leap is one of St Elizabeths most prized attractions. Just look at the view. I would sit here and tell you the back story of why this place is called lovers leap but i will show you why here.

People

The People are warm and friendly and ever so nice. You will never have a problem getting around because asking people will always yield a warm smile and they will be happy to help. You will find people selling things, people swimming, dancing, singing. You will get to meet with a lot of interesting people and i’m sure you’ll like it.

Nature

Montego Bay

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My personal favorite is Montego Bay. It is just a beautiful sight to be seen when you go there. Just look at that picture. Wow amazing isnt it?

Blue Mountains

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The last is the blue mountains where the famed blue mountain coffee comes from. There is not much to be said about it.

These are a few things and a few words about them. I would appreciate a comment of what you thought or if you went to Jamaica what experience was your favorite.

How to learn Jamaican Patwa

IF you want to know how to learn Jamaican patwa you’ve come to the right place. The langauge is not that widely spoken so there are not many resources out there compared to other languages but here is a set of beginning jamaican patois language learning videos.


This is the 2nd Video for you to learn jamaican patwa

This is the 2nd Video in the How to speak jamaican patwa series

IF you want to learn more patois then this is also for you this is the 3rd video

HEre is the 4th video. Now you can learn how to speak jamaican patwa in one central place.

This is the 5th video to learn how to speak jamaican patwa. Hope you enjoy it!

JAmaican Patois Lessons and this is the 6th video. Hopefully it does a lot for you.

The 7th Video in the series for you if you want to learn how to speak jamaican patwa well. HEre is something for you.

The final Video int he series for nwo with patwa lesson 8 hope you like it.

If you liked these videos and would like to learn more jamaican patois then The Jamaican Patois course is now open for you to get. It has more content than these videos and will have you speaking patois like you were a native jamaican.

How to talk patwa

                             How to talk Patwa

Jamaican patwa is an interesting language because it happens to not be a language at all. There are not many guides that teach you how to talk patwa . Here we will talk about what you can do to learn patwa for free and it will be a good experience for you. To learn Jamaican patwa you need to have an understanding of where it comes from and what influences it.

With that in mind here is how you will learn patwa. You should go to the website and watch a few of the beginning videos on patwa. It is very informative and it will teach you basic words that will help you speak the language.  Before you start to learn patwa you must have someone whom you can practice with because if you learn patwa without speaking it with someone else it becomes relatively useless to you unless you are learning in order to know what your favorite reggae singer is saying.

Here are some quick words for how to talk patwa

Wah Gwan – Whats going on

Weh u deh – Where are you?

Wha apm – What happened?

Weh u name – What is your name?

This was just a simple example of how to talk patwa. If you would like to learn more about patwa then  please get get the patwa course on how to talk patwa

Jamaican Patwa / Jamaican Patois Lesson 8

So here you have the video lesson for Jamaican Patois / Jamaican Patwa lesson 8. I hope you enjoy it! Leave your Comment or Requests in the comments box or on the video on youtube.

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