Jamaican born and Cleveland raised, Rickolette “RIKI” Simmonds is an emerging young vocalist signed to Gee Street Records. Her new single “Venting,” releasing Sept 22, is a self-reflective ballad about human perception and misperception spiced with an edgy, hard-hitting patois chat. The single is off of Salience – a debut 12-track project taking the kinds […]
California-born, New York-based photographer Chris Clinton is a director, filmmaker and capturer of the intimate and unexpected. An avid surfer and skateboarder, he started honing his eye for photography at a young age and went on to pursue his childhood passion at New York’s prestigious School of Visual Arts. We caught with him to talk […]
Mark Cecil is a New-York based thoughtist, an acclaimed author, and an all around creative journeyman; he compared his recent trip to Jamaica to experiencing the total, transportive escape the best literature can offer. During his recent visit with us, he talked about the mental freedom of travel, his lifelong devotion to writing and his […]
Take a first-hand journey through the decriminalization of cannabis and the way forward toward legalization at this year’s Rastafari Rootzfest. “Jamaica hopes to do with ganja what California has done with wine, and build a lifestyle experience around it,” says Andrea Davis, founder of International Reggae Day and one of this year’s hosts. And that […]
Just in time for Art Basel, we caught up with one of our favorite artists and photographers to talk about inspiration, destination, and the individual drive behind the creative spirit. Jamil GS was multicultural before it was cool. He grew up as the son of Sahib Shihab, one of the founding members of the Bebop […]
The holidays are fast approaching and what better way to celebrate than by planning a trip with family and friends to one of Jamaica’s best-kept secrets. We have your Port Antonio itinerary ready. Here’s a sneak peak! Take a Divine Dip Frenchman’s Cove is a perfect marriage of classic romanticism and rustic charm. A clear, […]
You’ll also get to rub elbows with modern-day music legends and stay in Audrey Hepburn’s old villa. Source: Bloomberg.com Jon Baker wears a lot of hats. He’s one of Jamaica’s most respected hoteliers, as the co-founder of Geejam Collection. His flagship, Geejam Hotel, doubles as a recording studio and celebrity hotspot frequented by Katy Perry, Rihanna, Drake, […]
More than a sublime Jamaican retreat, the Geejam Collection is a uniquely stylish and uniquely desirable destination experience. What sets the Collection apart is a highly personalized approach where every detail is infused with individuality, attitude, and vision. In addition to a state-of-the-art recording studio and classic car collection, the property also features an A-list […]
In addition to the Cocosan private villa, the stunning Panorama, a 4-bedroom property that has been under renovation for the past year is now complete under the Geejam Collection umbrella. More than an island retreat, Panorama is a contemporary residence set on one acre of naturally landscaped gardens that offer incredible views of the Caribbean […]
In the four decades since it’s opening, Tuff Gong International has evolved from the nascent idea of a label distributing records from a tiny shop in downtown Kingston, to a flourishing global brand. Its story must be an inspiration and an example to artists worldwide. Located at 220 Marcus Garvey Drive, Tuff Gong is one […]
OK, before you get those knickers in a twist, take a deep breath and try to move past the fact that yes, it’s Sunday and you’ve just watched Super Soul Sunday! SO sat down with Savannah Baker, the tousled-haired ‘island gyal’ who’s determined to make footwear cool even if she has to, you know, thread […]
The latest night food available or perhaps it should be called early morning food is in the Breastworks square heading south out of Port Antonio towards Moore Town. Jah T’s Fry Fry, a modest cook shop, is sometimes open as day light heralds depending upon the steady flow of drinkers, clubbers, and party people still […]
On “Mystic Strings,” Port Antonio, Jamaica-based producers DizTroy pair with vocalist and dancer Mystic Davis for a preview of their upcoming collaborative EP. Shot in and around scenic “Portie,” the video brings the track — a bubbly fusion of dancehall, trap and upful guitar melodies — to life with scenes of pastel-colored rum shops, local […]
In a time that’s seeing roots-reggae experience a serious revival, self-propelled and multi-talented artist Jesse Royal is a sign of the times when it comes to the music. His 2012 single “Modern Day Judas,” a pulsating reminder to carry the torch of consciousness high at all times, anointed him as more than just a household […]
I first met Michael about a year and a half ago and was immediately drawn to his personality and vision. His passion for promoting, uplifting, and sharing the unrivaled depth and beauty of Jamaica and its culture was something we both had and have very much in common, not just as an affinity, but as […]
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Blue skies, bright nights, evocative moments. Geejam is a handcrafted property that balances all the natural glamour of Portland, Jamaica, with a modern, metropolitan attitude. Combining authentic island charm with unpretentious luxury, Geejam is the ultimate oasis for stylishly comfortable souls. Ingredients for Better Living Begin with a panoramic view from the Bushbar Add a […]
Ushering in a new renaissance, cinema greats tell the story of the mythical backdrop of Port Antonio when it was better known as the Hollywood of the High Seas. Portland’s resurrected archive of screen idols such as Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, and Patrice Flynn shed light on the halcyon days of one of Jamaica’s most […]
Cecil Bustamente Campbell, a.k.a. Prince Buster, is regarded as Jamaica’s first international superstar who produced and recorded a near-limitless stream of hits. As a Ska pioneer, Prince Buster became one of Jamaica’s most revered musicians. Born in Kingston, on May 24th, 1938, Campbell earned the nicknames “Prince” for his pre-music career as a street boxer […]
Restoration of classic San San villas and classic luxury cars aside, Jon Baker and Steve Beaver want to focus on actively representing the Geejam brand — once more — in music and entertainment. “The on-property recording studio,” explains Baker, “has just undergone a comprehensive upgrade, putting Geejam Studios on par with the top facilities in […]
As part of the mission to create unique lifestyle experiences, the Geejam Collection has not only been restoring classic San San villas but also classic luxury cars; plans are in place to set up a restoration workshop in Port Antonio proper. For villa guests, there is a small fleet of classic sports cars including […]
Discover the storied glamour of San San Estates, home to the Geejam Collection properties. San San is a cloistered stretch of coast and mountain running from Drapers to the Blue Lagoon that boasts some of the area’s most beautiful beaches and natural sanctuaries. Originally a 2000-acre property used for grazing cattle and growing pimento, a […]
For some great local fare, we recommend some of Port Antonio’s best kept secrets. Soosoomba Vegetarian Restaurant Owner Sista P is a Rasta elder who has worked diligently in the local community for years, and approaches her championing of vegetarian eating and its dietary health benefits with the same vigour and selflessness that she does […]
If you don’t know the story of the Alpha Boys School, then you’re missing out on an indispensable part of Jamaica’s cultural birthright. Located at 26 South Camp Road in the heart of Kingston, the school for orphaned and at-risk boys is actually a dream factory for turning victims of negative experiences into positive young […]
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In Fine Style: The Dancehall Art of Wilfred Limonious is a must have, just released book by Christopher Bateman and Al “Fingers” Newman celebrating the work of pioneering and iconic Jamaican illustrator Wilfred Limonious (1949–99). Compiled over a number of years, the book features examples of Limonious’ newspaper comic strips alongside his distinctive artwork for […]
Jamaican bred and Cleveland raised, Ricolette Simmonds is a fast emerging young vocalist who is creating a sizable buzz both at home and on the international circuit. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, the 22–year-old left the island at an early age to expand her horizons in the U.S. The backdrop of Cleveland’s vibrant arts scene blended […]
Our well-seasoned kitchen starts in our own backyard with garden fresh herbs and vegetables that are picked fresh regularly. Feast on locally grown and international cuisine, and in particular a unique brand of Jamaican fusion fare, which blends home-style West Indian spices with cutting-edge recipes. As healthy as they are mouthwatering, our in-house recipes prepared […]
New York City-based TV personality, consultant, influencer, and restaurateur Sean John was raised between Jamaica and Europe, and continues to incorporate his worldly perspective into all his endeavors. A seasoned and uniquely talented chef, Sean has hosted and curated menus for some of the biggest names in music, film, fashion, and design including Naomi Campbell, […]
Join us this Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 8pm for ‘Saturday Night Live’ featuring New Soul – Ricki Simmonds, and Diztroy ft. Mystic Davis. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 876-633-7000.
Join us this Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 8pm for ‘Saturday Night Live’ featuring New Soul – Ricki Simmonds. RSVP to email@example.com or 876-633-7000.
At midnight on August 5, 1962, the Union Jack was lowered and the flag of Jamaica was unfurled for the first time. The birth of an independent Jamaica was, perhaps, the most significant event in the nation’s history. Today, Jamaicans celebrate the day to commemorate that historic movement, and to reflect on the struggle undertaken […]
Usain “Lighting” Bolt’s meteoric rise in the world of track and field is matched only by his downbeat intensity and fathomless charisma. The golden son of Jamaican sprinting has been rewriting history since the age of 16 when he brought down the house at the 2003 all-school Boys and Girls’ Champs track meet. His series […]
Whilst she was last in Jamaica, photographer and stylist extraordinaire Savannah Baker was commissioned to produce VP Record’s Reggae Gold 2016 album package. As a one-woman powerhouse, she cast, creative directed, photographed, produced, and styled this piece. Of course with a little helping hand from her friends at Drapers. Reggae Gold is VP Record’s biggest […]
Jamaican melodica player Augustus Pablo is one of dub’s founding fathers whose 1976 album King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown is often considered to be one of the most important illustrations of the genre. He also started the legendary record label and record shop Rockers International in downtown Kingston on Orange Street, commonly known as “beat […]
Treat yourself to front-row seats of an unforgettable live set by the Jolly Boys at Geejam’s own Bushbar. Their modern take on traditional Mento lights up the stage every time. Not only are they keeping Mento alive, they’re revitalizing and reinventing it with their signature take on popular hits such as Amy Winehouse’s “Rehab,” Iggy […]
Venture out for fresh marlin fishing, explore the coast by boat, or engage in a long-time favorite pastime popularized by Errol Flynn – back during Portland’s Hollywood heyday when the champagne flowed during late night excursions – by traveling down the lush and winding Rio Grande on a bamboo raft. Soak in the natural elegance […]
As the newest addition to the Geejam Private Collection, Cocosan is where bespoke living and cool culture go hand in hand. Cloistered between the lush surrounds of San San Estates and the Caribbean Sea, the private hilltop oasis achieves the perfect balance of upscale contemporary design housed within nature’s sanctuary. Led by Kingston-based architecture firm […]
Music is a constant soundtrack of Port Antonio, whether it’s the reverb of bass echoing over the mountain peaks or the electric dancehall riddims at the weekly street dance. And by night, Port Antonio literally springs to life with a range of local sound systems, street dances and nightclubs offering vibrant outposts to enjoy a […]
Reinterpreting classic Jazz standards, this young, old school band comes with a deep appreciation for the roots and history of the music. Led by pianist Paul McFarlane and music director Dale Virgo, and featuring vocalist Nailah Asabi Henry, the band includes trumpet and saxophone alumns from the famed Alpha Boys School that has produced musical […]
Friday evenings just got better! The Boys are in town tonight at the Bushabr – here to perform classic and modern-day Mento music from their upcoming album – “Day-O” RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
If Montego Bay attracts the masses, then Port Antonio, on Jamaica’s lush northeast side, is where in-the-know travelers go to escape that scene.
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