10 Songs That Have Me Excited for Jamaica

Samuel George  on that thump coming from his head phones 

How dem a worry bout me and visa. when US is my next door neighbor?

How dem a worry bout me and visa. when US is my next door neighbor?

So Cuba…amiright? Since the announcement of a thaw in Cuban-American relations, it seems everyone and their madre is suddenly a Cuba expert. And everyone and their socio suddenly wants to drop everything and go to Cuba.

Well lets move, as Jimmy Cliff says in The Harder They Come, from Revolutionary to Ras. After being a reggae head for about a decade, I am finally  heading to Jamaica. These are by no means my recs for best Jamacian music, or my favorite Jamaican music or artists. But these are some tunes that have been in heavy rotation since I booked my trip.

Am I missing something? Leave a link in the comments…I’m always looking for new music.

10. Romie by Beenie Man


9. Driver by Buju Banton


8. Equal Rights by Peter Tosh


7. Kinky Reggae


6. Jah Army by Stephen Marley, Damian Marley and Buju Banton


5. That Day Will Come by Capleton


4. Here I Come – Barrington Levy


3. Situations by Buju Banton


2. Punky Reggae Party by Bob Marley


1. I’m Ok by Beenie Man

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