Music is an expression of how one feels in the moment. Many songs help portray this moment in time, this feeling then transcends to the listener, making that person experience the same emotion; creating a connection between the artist and the observer/listener. Dancehall music itself, can mold into a variety of sounds and blend with different musical genres. This week our focus is on lovers rock blending with dancehall and the feeling this creates for the listener.
KingstontoLA is known for its love of dancehall music. Yet, did you know that we love roots reggae just the same? With the rebirth of Roots Reggae over the past year in music, some of our favorite DJs; DJ Crooks, Kali Madden + special guests are bringing the good feeling vibes every Tuesday night at Delicious Vinyl on Sunset
KingstonToLA recently caught up with budding talent Meleku ahead of his performance in Los Angeles at this summer's Life of A Ghetto Youth Tour. An opportunity to spread the message of peace, love and unity, exemplifying the principles of Rastafari, the eight-city tour, powered by Vas Productions, featured Meleku performing alongside Ras Shiloh, Pressure, Marlon Asher and Sizzla Kalonji, Meleku's legendary father.
BoomYard LA stands tall as one of the city's most exciting cultural events. A once a month pop up venture founded by Leslie Cooney, Cary Sullivan, DJ Delano and Delicious Vinyl brothers Mike and Rick Ross, BoomYard has become a staple experience, representing fun and freedom in the local Caribbean community. Read more about BoomYard here.
BRT Weekend's California edition has become a West Coast reggae-dancehall attraction. Most festival weekends can be a tough venture; but BRT makes it their goal to have their series of events become an unforgettable experience. While, there are many reasons why BRT weekend is just that special. Click the link for our top 7 reasons BRT Weekend wowed KingstonToLA.
As a new style writer to a Caribbean/Jamaican blog, I have realized there is so much to learn about Jamaica. The amazing music, the delicious food, and not to mention the beautiful beaches, but what about style? It's a large part of the Jamaican diaspora and is a driving force behind the island vibes. We take pride in providing information about the latest Caribbean inspired fashion and hair trends..
You might have seen the look on Beyoncé, Kendall Jenner, Jourdan Dunn and other trendsetters. The off-shoulder top is back and still the sexy/conservative look every woman should be rocking this Spring. At KNG2LA, we have taken notice of this 90s throwback style and it fondly reminds us of Grease and Olivia Newton's off shoulder black top. The width of this look is endless.