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Jackie Mittoo

Born Donat Roy Mittoo on march 3rd, 1948 in the Parish of St. Ann, Jamaica, Jackie Mittoo was a phenemonal […]


It is not certain but supposedly the word “mento” is derived from the Cuban Spanish verb “mentar” which means “to […]


Rocksteady is a musical form originated in Jamaica in 1966.  A successor of ska and the precursor to reggae,  this […]

Calypso and Soca

This form of musical expression was originated in Trinidad and Tobago in the mid to late 19th century.  It then […]

The Exodus Album

The year leading up to the release of this classic album was quite turmultuous for Bob Marley. It was 1976, […]

Jimmi Hendrix

Jimmi Hendrix was born in Seattle, Washington on November 27, 1942.  His name at birth was Johnny Allen Hendrix but […]

Smooth Jazz

Lets look at a form of music that has been enjoyed since the late 1800s to the early 1900s.  It […]