Wednesday, July 8, 2009

GOOD VIBE: Uppsala Reggae Festival

Finally it's here. For me it's been like a tradition everytime the posters for "Uppsala Reggae Festival" (Swedish festival) are coming. Last years artwork were amazing, but I must say this years is at the same level. That ruff, oldschool touch that feels like the poster has been sitting on a wall somewhere in Ethiopia since early 80's - love that vibe! :)

And a very beautiful peice of art.

The line up for this years festival isn't bad either: Third World, Junior Kelly, Collie Buddz, Etana, Lutan Fyah, TOK...

And they put the positive vibe on front:
"There are so many wonderful things in the world, but we need to help each other understand and appreciate them. Therefore Uppsala Reggae Festival encourages all reggae media and festivals to challenge their audience to share the joy and optimism in a creative and generous manner." - Yared Tekeste, founder of Uppsala Reggae Festival to Jamaica Observer

PS: And last year's Festival Poster - an legendary artwork! 

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

Black man creation. Rasta man live-up! The bigots can't discredit us.

Black is Beautiful said...

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Anonymous said...

Just ignore him. It's not worth ur time and energy.

PS. Collie Budzz I love his music and how he performs live on stage.!!!!

Rosi (still in London, singing I'm blind to u haterzz lol)

Rosi

Anonymous said...

I'm talking about the reggae culture that puts the black woman in a positive light. Yet many a black woman come here talking like the black man has never down anything to uplift their image. Lies, lies and more shameless lies.

Black Valkyrie said...

Oh yeah? I think we instead feel that the black man in recent years has excelled in putting us DOWN, rather than uplift us. I'd never speak badly about black men who didn't go along with that stuff. But what makes you even think your anywhere even near the class of those men? The only thing that you ever do ere is try to spread fear and doubt and feelings of guilt among black women! All NEGATIVE! Now I can choose between a guy like the white boy who adores and uplifts me just because he likes and wants to, or I can choose for a black boy creep like you who apparently can't say two words without trying to make me feel worse about myself!

Hey, guess who I'm gonna give the most love back to! So if you wanna compete with the white b'woy, up your game too instead of whining and accusing like a pathetic loser. If you can't get love from a black woman in your life it isn't because you're not white enough, it's because you're not man enough.

Anonymous said...

"Oh yeah? I think we instead feel that the black man in recent years has excelled in putting us DOWN, rather than uplift us."

If you want to talk about who's putting who down why don't you begin with the feminist movement. That's where the madness began. You been bashing all races of men for decades, so if you getting negative vibes from the men around you, you know where all that negativity originate from. Things don't just happened out of the blue. Many of you sowed the seed have destruction - where good gender relations are concerned - and are now reaping the world wind.

"The only thing that you ever do ere is try to spread fear and doubt and feelings of guilt among black women! All NEGATIVE!"

I only expose the discrimination, ignorance and bigotry of you and your fellow commentators, and defend the good name of the black man. If we don't talk good about ourselves who will? Surely not a feminist man-hating bigot. You waged your gender war against the black man, now many of you are looking for an escape hatch to bail out of your blackness. The white bwoy asked: "why do black women want to look white?" Have you answered that yet? Your fear and guilt is your own making.

"Now I can choose between a guy like the white boy who adores and uplifts me just because he likes and wants to, or I can choose for a black boy creep like you who apparently can't say two words without trying to make me feel worse about myself!"

Black boy creep? There you go again with your black man bashing. You never learn. Honor the black man for his wonderful creations and end the bigotry, and you wont feel bad about yourself.

"Hey, guess who I'm gonna give the most love back to! So if you wanna compete with the white b'woy, up your game too instead of whining and accusing like a pathetic loser. If you can't get love from a black woman in your life it isn't because you're not white enough, it's because you're not man enough."

This isn't about 'can't get love from a black woman', this is about correcting the hate speech against the black man. And i'm more than man enough to correct y'all every time.

Carib.girl said...

"This isn't about 'can't get love from a black woman', this is about correcting the hate speech against the black man. And i'm more than man enough to correct y'all every time."

"?" is right Andreas. I don't understand him either.

He act as if black men were created on their own...Ha, poor lost little boy.
What "hate" speech?! The only hate speech I hear are yours and other black men ALL OVER youtube. One of the men went as far as killing a black woman in the college he went to, because she was black and "black women didn't deserve respect"...the words of a killer...talk about hate. What makes YOU any different. All you do is sugarcoat your worthless comments. You definitely need to wake the hell up. Black women are being disrespected left and right, especially by black men like you, who claim to "love" the black woman. You know how I know, just go back and look at some of your inane, insulting comments. You need to stop living under a rock.
Like I said before, I think you hate black women, because you're sounding more and more like a black (male) supremacist (obviously you hate black women), a RACIST, and your favourite word BIGOT-someone with strong opinions about (in your case) ethnicity, and REFUSES to accept DIFFERENT views...meaning, that you can't/WON'T accept diversity, hence your rants.
I come from a very diverse family. My mother is East Indian/white, and my father is Afro-Caribbean, so what do you think about my father mixing with my mother?...Oh I'm sorry, you're a HYPOCRITE, You only have problems with black women mixing, not the other way around...my bad! HYPOCRITE.

You need to take a step back, and look at the "man in the mirror", because your hatred for black women is not appealing, especially not on this site. Why don't you head to the "black women suck" blog. You're probably spewing the same nonsense they are.

Andreas, wonderful blog. You might need to start writing books on how to be a man.

Carib.girl said...

Rosi, That's a HOT tune, and HOT man. Now, I feel like listening to it on my MP3:)

p.s Mr. Racist Anon: I dedicate this song to you.
I'm Blind to you hater, Can't touch me war instigator. I know you're envious of Andreas, but green is not a good colour on you.

Black Valkyrie said...

LOL man enough to talk behind a computer screen and without a name. I think it's sooo funny that you see you yourself as some sort of solution. Your actually the problem! If more black men who have their sh1t together don't start to speak against whiny boys like you sometime soon, you can expect an exodus of black women in the future. Reading your BS reminds me of why I'm a part of it. And I have no regrets.

Anonymous said...

Carib girl,
True that, true that.
He's def hot.

Rosi

Anonymous said...

Valkyrie,

"If more black men who have their sh1t together don't start to speak against whiny boys like you sometime soon, you can expect an exodus of black women in the future. Reading your BS reminds me of why I'm a part of it. And I have no regrets."

As suspected. You and your fellow hate mongers on those black woman/white man interracial blogs talk about this exodus from the black community. You spend your days sowing bigotry and divisiveness in the black community. Your little hate movement is a spin-off from your feminist madness, and you still can't find happiness. When men were gentlemen you condemn them as being chauvinist, sexist pigs and now you have a sea of "thug life bitchez" to live with. You wish you could turn back the clock, but you're so set in your destructive ways, you want to now separate the genders. lol. I can't wait to see what society look like after you accomplish that. If such a thing is possible. More hell on earth. lol.

Anonymous said...

Carib.girl,

"Andreas, wonderful blog. You might need to start writing books on how to be a man."

LOL. The "gentleman" has been demonized by you feminists, and so the boys were socialized to believe that becoming a gentleman is to be a loser. Gentlemen being courteous and opening doors for ladies and all them things are long done and over with. There isn't such a thing as a lady anymore, either. Women are not courteous to men. They heap scorn on us, the way you condemn me in your hate speeches. That's the modern day poison culture we live in. So what's white bwoy gonna write in his book? Let's go back to the day's of being ladies & gentlemen? lol. Most of you would laugh him to scorn. You all enjoy being a man (playing football and boxing) more than being a lady-like woman of the past. You want men to show you love, but you have no love for men. Reality check.

Anonymous said...

So please tell exactly what you want from BW which you have lumped together as all of us in the world on this here blog. How do you want us to appease to you the wrong that we have done to black men all this time. Have you gone to your momma (assuming she's full black whatever that means?) and asked why she hate the black man so much? Now my bethren please dont lump all women who gladly love other black men in the same category with everyone else. There are more hate sites and videos of BM hating BW on youtube and the internet then the other way around. Yes there are some women on this site that go a little extreme in their dissatifaction of BM but thats because of the treatment that some have endured in their experience. After a blog post is made do you directly see a black woman post "Hey I hate Black Men you whites guys are so much better" seriously I dont think so. Come with more relevancy when you make a post it's just to obvious that you are looking for an audience to spew your aquired knowlege to and start arguments when none is needed.

On another note This festival is about unity in every group who embraces the raggae culture so dont get it twisted. Last time I checked this festival will have many different races in it and lets not forget if you want to get into creation of reggae. Our beloved Bob Marley was a mixed man who helped the world notice the little Island and its music. Reggae belongs to everyone and is a creation by it's many artists.

Seriously I thought this post was supposed to be positive why you people have to be so extra and post irrelevant things that have nothing to do with the topic?

Anonymous said...

Moorena said:

"Andreas--

I express my gratitude to you, a very, very bold man indeed. As well as creative.

You know something everyone? He is doing what black men fail to do.

I curtsey towards Andreas."

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The relevancy of the post has to do with lying comments like the one in bold.

J.Gracey said...

Anon @ 5:11pm
Yawn. Blah. Blah. Be gone.
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I usually ignore trolls, but I'm in a mood today.

J.Gracey said...

Anon at 2:32 you know what your problem is? You're uncomfortable. Oh and it's not just you. Many White woman are uncomfortable, and women from many other ethnicities are uncomfortable too, when Black women show and interest in White men and vice versa. --- Possibly for the first time in a long time, you feel like the outsider. My advice to you is GET OVER IT and stop wasting your time (and ours) by telling a bunch of Black women what YOU think is wrong with THEM. Because if we were interested, we'd go somewhere else on the internet. There are plenty of people like you out there waiting to spill your out-of-sync, unsolicited "advice". However, we're not there. We're over here. So obviously we're not interested in what you think. --- There are plenty of Black women that prefer Black men, there are plenty of Black Women that prefer White men, there are plenty of Black women that just prefer a good man of any sort. The point being, stop trying to change the minds of those that don't see things the way you do. Grow up and realize that not everyone wants you, and sometimes you, yes you will be an outsider, as all of us sometimes are.

--- And as a check, you're not man enough to "correct" me on anything Mr. Anonymous. You're a boy trying to debate with women.
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Peace. I don't have any more time for this.

Carib.girl said...

Mr. Racist Anon:

Why are you so angry?!

Why are you on here?!

Does demeaning black women make you feel good about yourself?!

Were you verbally, physically, or maybe emotionally abused as a child?!

Do you consider yourself a Racist?
You should.

Who told you your filthy comments were uplifting?!

Why are you against interracial relationships (mixing)?! I am a product of one.

Heap Scorn? Condemn? Hate Speech? What the hell are you talking about. Take the damn white hooded sheets of your head you supremacist...are you delusional? YOU..yes, YOU...Condemned me, YOU heap scorn, you are VERY disrespectful to the women on this blog, and ever since you've been on here, you have been spewing nothing but hate speeches, that would make Hitler blush.
I think you are a fraud. You slithered your way onto this blog, with your phony black love rants. Whenever YOU try to compliment the black women in the pictures, you end up belittling, and insulting them. Where did you learn to hate? Who taught you how to disrespect women? Who told you, that you are superior to White, Hispanic, and Asian men (you act like it)? We are all EQUAL, you racist, evil Rasta man.

You're obsessed with black women in interracial relationships, and whether they have children with European features, yet you aren't obsessed with Sidney Poitier, Michael Jackson (R.I.P), Lionel Richie, Quincey Jones,.etc and their childrens' European features...HYPOCRITE!

I really don't understand your infatuation with feminist or feminism. I take care of my boyfriend (hopefully soon to be husband), I treat him like a King, because I love him. He's intelligent, he's goal oriented, family oriented, RESPECTFUL (something you're not), charming, attractive, loving, courageous, and he treats me like a Queen. We are always there for one another, no matter what. Maybe you should try finding love instead of acting like a black member of the KKK.

You truly need to seek help, You are a very RACIST, abusive, obtuse, arrogant, ignorant, disturbed, (obviously lonely) subhuman. You don't deserve to be called a human being. Whether you like it or not Whites, Blacks, Asians, and Hispanics are going to mix. You can either sit back and enjoy the beauty of diversity or bury your head in sand.

You know what, I want to play match maker...You and Blondie would make a nice racist couple, why don't you exchange numbers/emails, and you two can discuss your prejudices. You both have unorganized priorities, but hey! that's one out of many things you two have in common.

cheers
xoxo

Anonymous said...

J.Gracey,

"--- And as a check, you're not man enough to "correct" me on anything Mr. Anonymous. You're a boy trying to debate with women.
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You black feminists have taken on the persona of the slave master who would tell the black man, he isn't a man, but a boy. You are so superior now.

O Lord, what is i gonna?

Anonymous said...

Carib.girl,

"..you racist, evil Rasta man."

The truth disturbs you immensely. You don't even know me you're assuming i'm a rasta, and saying i'm a racist, evil rasta man. If rasta man was racist and evil, white bwoy wouldn't have lost himself in all that great black man reggae culture. And painting everything red, gold and green. All those white people and asians wouldn't be soaking up all that rasta man vibration if they found it racist. Correct yourself and show respect to the sons of Solomon and Sheba.

Anonymous said...

Carib.girl,

You haven't notice that the theme of this blog is heavily influenced by the culture of the Rasta man. Did you ask white bwoy if he is Rasta? lol.

Carib.girl said...

Obviously you don't remember your own statement. Let me refresh your memory...HYPOCRITE.

"Black man creation. Rasta man live-up! The bigots can't discredit us."

Sounds like someone's calling themselves a rastafarian.

Andreas has the right to do what he wants. It doesn't matter if he plays reggae or paints everything in red, gold, and green, All I know is, he's a respectful man, who shows interest in black women most black men wouldn't even talk to or consider beautiful.
I went to school with a very dark skin girl, who was always called "IT" "darkie" and "blue-black" by black boys, some even as dark as her, they even locked her out of the classroom. She didn't deserve any of that.
What I observed in everyday life growing up was, that it seems black men didn't like brown skin or dark skin black women. I mean, listen to some of the music. They talk about wanting a Spanish girl, or an Asian woman or a "light skin girl with long hair, and light brown eyes", that is actually lyrics to a song. Instead of spreading hate on a blog, where a MAN actually appreciates women like me, why don't you go talk to some of your brethren, but you won't, because you're a hypocrite.

And for your information, I come from a christian family. I am not nor do I want to be a Rastafarian.
I do not believe in black culture ONLY, and I do not believe in "blacks should be with blacks ONLY". I am multi-racial, so of course I don't believe in that, and my boyfriend is white/cuban, so I definitely don't believe in that mantra.

Andreas is free to do what he pleases. I will not chastise him (like you) for what he chooses to do. As long as Andreas is respectful, charming, and a gentleman, (like he has been from day one) I will always be a fan.

I have nothing more to say to you. Your comments are inane, worthless, racist, and repetitive. Talking to you has made my IQ drop. I can't wait to head back to college to get an IQ boost. While I'm working on my bachelors degree, traveling, and just enjoying life with my BOYFRIEND, you will be lurking in the shadows of the world wide web, trying to bring black women down to your depressive state. Do you really think all the women on here, will listen to your demeaning rants, and drop their boyfriends, husbands or just change their lifestyle for you?! HA.
My mother made me realize, that you are a demon in disguise, because only the devil spreads hate. As I said before, humans and Asses can not hold a conversation. Asses must converse with Asses.

p.s Some of my friends have seen your rants, and they agree with me 100%. You see, it's not just the black women on here, who think you're an abusive racist, it's white and hispanic women also.

cheers
xoxo

Jonothan said...

Anonymous Rasta is a horse's ass.

Anonymous said...

Carib.girl,

"Obviously you don't remember your own statement. Let me refresh your memory...HYPOCRITE.

"Black man creation. Rasta man live-up! The bigots can't discredit us."

Sounds like someone's calling themselves a rastafarian."

To align myself with the rasta man and to give honor to his name, doesn't mean that I myself is a rasta. White bwoy pretty much doing the same thing with this afrocentric blog, inspired by the works of the rasta man. Yes, the same "pro-black" black man you called racist. But when the white bwoy take it upon himself do the rasta man work, he's not called racist for being pro-black. Correct yourselves hypocrites and bigots.

Anonymous said...

Jonothan,

"Anonymous Rasta is a horse's ass."

If you don't stand under a horse's ass, you won't have shit coming out of your mouth.

Moorena said...

Anonymous said...
Moorena said:

"Andreas--

I express my gratitude to you, a very, very bold man indeed. As well as creative.

You know something everyone? He is doing what black men fail to do.

I curtsey towards Andreas."

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The relevancy of the post has to do with lying comments like the one in bold.





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The main one lying is the delusional Anon above. Who'd rather live in fantasy world where he thinks black men are not at fault for anything.

Pfft! Save it.

I think this Anon is Down Low according to the anit-woman antics.

Moorena said...

--- And as a check, you're not man enough to "correct" me on anything Mr. Anonymous. You're a boy trying to debate with women.



I agree with this. He does it to feel powerful. In truth go debate with other men to feel challenged.
Why mess with women? Men abuse women in part to feel more powerful.

Carib.girl said...

Ignoramus fool, use your brain. Andreas is not called a racist, because obviously he is white and appreciates the beauty of a black woman and wants to be with a black woman. He doesn't degrade white women to justify his choice, but YOU on the other hand, are a RACIST. You believe in segregation. You don't see Andreas as a human being wanting to be with another human being, you see him as the "white man" trying to take "your" women. You berate and insult the black women on here, and you're VERY disrespectful.

Don't you ever step to me like that. Correct YOURSELF you hypocritical bigot.

Anonymous said...

"He doesn't degrade white women to justify his choice.."

But you degrade black men on your interracial blogs calling them DBRBM - damaged beyond repair black men - to justify your choice. How about ending the bigotry against black men? Black is Beautiful. Love it.

Anonymous said...

Black Valkyrie says,
Oh yeah? I think we instead feel that the black man in recent years has excelled in putting us DOWN, rather than uplift us. I'd never speak badly about black men who didn't go along with that stuff. But what makes you even think your anywhere even near the class of those men? The only thing that you ever do ere is try to spread fear and doubt and feelings of guilt among black women! All NEGATIVE! Now I can choose between a guy like the white boy who adores and uplifts me just because he likes and wants to, or I can choose for a black boy creep like you who apparently can't say two words without trying to make me feel worse about myself!

Hey, guess who I'm gonna give the most love back to! So if you wanna compete with the white b'woy, up your game too instead of whining and accusing like a pathetic loser. If you can't get love from a black woman in your life it isn't because you're not white enough, it's because you're not man enough.

laromana says,
EXCELLENT comment, Black Valkyrie.

Today, many ANTI-BW BM don't want to be held ACCOUNTABLE for the way they PUBLICLY TRASH the HUMANITY, DIGNITY, and FEMININITY of BW.
They have the NERVE to think BW should "WORSHIP" them when they REFUSE to RESPECT us.