Reggae Larger than Life is a culture promoting concept that is built around fun, playfulness, excitement, creativity, inspiration, motivation, freedom, fortitude, tenacity, sharing and educating. The aim is to spread Jamaica’s musical heritage, Reggae and Dancehall and the underlying motivations, around the world in a light and fun way.
We want you to understand our culture from a musical perspective. We want you to understand the journey of the music of Jamaica from its place of birth to the international stage, by focusing on the people and events (major milestones) that have made the music popular.
We also want you to embrace the Jamaican culture by engaging with the Reggae Larger Than Life concept through exciting games and intriguing question and answers. This way you will learn about who did what, where, when, why, with whom, for how long and achieved what results and recognition.
The first manifestation of this concept is a unique book titled Reggae Larger Than Life – The Ultimate Reggae Music Fun and Games Book (1st edition). Packed full of games, exhilaration and many ‘I did not know that’ moments, it is bound to satisfy Reggae fans everywhere. With 250 exciting objective type questions and other fun activities, which pay homage to the artistes, writers, composers, producers and record labels, the book is sure to leave you with lasting memories and thrills. It is the perfect platform for you to show off your Reggae music knowledge.
Born in Nine Miles in the Jamaican parish of St Ann in 1945, this “Buffalo Soldier” Reggae superstar was given a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award, posthumously, in the United States on February 21, 2001. Who was he?
(a) Peter Tosh
(b) Bob Marley
(c) Delroy Wilson
(d) Dennis Brown
There are 249 more questions where that one came from. So, if you are looking to enjoy a light moment at home, at a bar, a pub, a members’ club or other social settings, this book is definitely for you. Even if you are embarking on a long coach, train or plane journey or a relaxing cruise, this is a great source of excitement and inspiration for families, friends and many others. You could even use it as a handy reference guide, as you retrace Reggae’s historical journey.
In this edition, three of the most dynamic and uplifting artistes: platinum-selling singer, Jack Radics, Da’Ville of “Can’t Get Over You” fame and the “Life…soon sort out” star, GWhizz, also share their gripping musical insights. If you are a Reggae or Dancehall fan, you have to add this book to your collection!
What did the industry reviewers have to say?
I was brought up on a diet of great Reggae music. I thought I had seen all the possible ways that this genre could be enjoyed. But, this book shows that Reggae is indeed larger than life – Richie B (Veteran radio disc jockey and Reggae chart compiler) .
Reggae and Dancehall music is in our bones and we just love the way it keeps us going. This book is bound to reinforce that – Da’Ville (Reggae/R’n’B singer).
How do I get a copy?
If you live in Jamaica, you can get copies from:
- The University of the West Indies, UWI Bookshop, Mona Campus, Kingston, Telephone: 977-1401
- The Book and Stationery Place, Shop 5C, Portmore Mall in St. Catherine. Telephone: 988-1107
- Twilight Book and Stationary Supplies (formerly Linstead Bookshop), 40 King Street, Linstead. Telephone: 327-4423
- Angel’s Book and Variety Store, Shop 21, Angel’s Plaza in Spanish Town. Telephone: 602-5638
- Bryan’s Bookstores Limited, islandwide
If you live in London in the United Kingdom, you can buy copies from:
- Pempamsie Bookshop, Brixton Hill in Brixton, south London.
- Supertone Record Store, Acre Lane in Brixton, south London.
- Maestro Records, Rye Lane in Peckham, south London.
- Body Music, Tottenham, north London.
There is so much to enjoy and learn!