Most Shared Stories Tagged: Jamaica

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

Anchor Marco Werman looks at "Heavy Voodoo," a newly recorded song by Jamaican reggae legend Lee Scratch Perry. Perry wrote the song some 30 years ago, forecasting the current global economic crisis.

Sports

Jamaica's bobsledders try again

Jamaica captured world attention in 1988 when it sent a bobsled team to the Winter Olympics in Calgary. Now Jamaica's beloved bobsled team is trying to qualify for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Arts, Culture & Media

Marketing Bob Marley

The family of the late Bob Marley has set up a company to license the Jamaican reggae star's image. The World's Marco Werman tells how "The House of Marley" brand will adorn everything from clothing to snowboards to beer.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo Quiz/Global Hit

For our Geo Quiz, we asked the name of the village where Jamaican reggae legend Bob Marley was born. The answer is Nine Mile in Jamaica. Anchor Marco Werman tells us how Marley's hit "One Love" has become an unofficial anthem for many people around the globe.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

The 31-year old rapper Terry Lynn is following in the footsteps of Bob Marley. She writes and sings songs about injustice in her hometown of Kingston, Jamaica. Reporter Madeleine Bair profiles Terry Lynn.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

Anchor Marco Werman tells us about the latest effort from reggae super-group, the Easy Star All Stars. The mostly Jamaican reggae super group has made a living out of reinterpreting concept albums in reggae and dub. Their current project targets the very FIRST concept album -- the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band."

Global Politics

Global Hit

Singer Bunny Wailer has had a long career -- first with Bob Marley, then as a successful solo artist. Now he's re-mastered his song catalogue. Anchor Marco Werman finds out what's coming up.