About Us

KingstonToLA brings a passion for reggae and dancehall music to the streets of Los Angeles – offering a place to celebrate Caribbean culture through promotion, networking, marketing, and a deep love and adoration that comes straight from Kingston Jamaica to the West Coast. Kingston is the birthplace of dancehall music and a huge influence on Caribbean culture and reggae in Los Angeles today. Our respect and adoration for Caribbean art and music, fuels our drive to share this vibrant heritage across continents, bringing an authentic experience to different parts of the globe. With the help of today's technologies, we have become LA's number one source for dancehall and reggae music discovery.

For submissions, bookings and event marketing opportunities email Kalifa at kingstontola.com

MEET KINGSTONTOLA - run by two best friends of over ten years!

Kalifa Madden


Originally from Kingston Jamaica, Kalifa is a digital strategist and pop culture aficionado. Now residing in Los Angeles CA, Kalifa realized she wanted to create a network for Jamaicans and Caribbeans in California and embarked on developing KingstonToLA.com. She considers KingstontoLA a platform to showcase the rich, vibrant culture of the islands from a millennial perspective. Kalifa is also a selectress under the name Kali Madden. She is a resident at two of LA's hottest Caribbean events - BoomYard and Rockers Room. Listen to her mixes on Soundcloud here!



Amanda Holmgren


A Bay Area native turned Angeleno, Amanda is a true Jill of all trades. As an event design specialist, Amanda is also skilled at logistics, planning and customer service! Also known for her local event photography, Amanda is the beauty and brains behind several of KingstonToLA's inner works. A weekly author of Dancehall Fridays don't miss her as she tunes in each week to what's new in Jamaica's ever evolving dancehall industry.

Photo credits: If there is a photo you would like us to remove or credit please email Kalifa at kalifa@kingstontola.com.