Reggae singer Rippa Jackson guest stars on ALL AXE-S #78 this week. Hosted by Heike Wollenweber, ALL AXE-S is a dancehall reggae show featuring special guests and all of the latest dancehall singles and riddims. Find out all you need to know about the artist by the up and coming Rippa Jackson! Tune in this Wednesday, February 1st! Showtimes: 3am, 9am, 3pm & 9pm EST.
About Rippa Jackson:
Rohan Thompson performs under the name Rippa Jackson and hails from Portmore which is, some say, Jamaica’s second capital city.
Initially finding and honing his vocal skills in church at the age of 10, he has gone on to perform with reggae stalwarts like Luciano, Capleton and Bushman to name a few; was instrumental in setting Jah Cure on his musical path and has collaborated with some of the biggest names in reggae music as well as being a staple on the local and international music scene. Sounds like a lot for one artist – not when you’re talking about Rippa. His music reaches the young and old and highlights his diversity whether he is singing roots and culture, lover’s rock or writing lyrics with stinging commentaries on everyday life. With a melodious baritone voice, he is not averse to reaching the higher octaves so that no two songs sound alike. He draws much of his inspiration from the natural elements around him when composing his music.
Rippa’s music is uplifting, conscious and inspiring, but most of all he wants the listener to take away the message – that the path to a fulfilling existence is to lead a spiritual and righteous life. One of his major goals is to dialogue with the younger generation through his music, but he doesn’t stop there, he is actively reaching out to the youths in his community and in addition to his music, runs a session at a New York community college where he had lead lively discussions on the meaning of Rastafari.
About Heike Wollenweber:
Heike Wollenweber was born near Munich Germany where she attended primary as well as high school. Heike continued her education with a degree from business school, a college degree obtained in London, UK and a BA in Caribbean Studies and English from London metropolitan University and University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica. Heike currently resides in Kingston, Jamaica.
March 2009 marked the birth of yet another axe-s media chapter — All axe-s. All axe-s is a radio show introducing the latest and best in reggae and dancehall music and with a feature artiste of the week and an in depth interview plus reggae news it gives the listeners a different access to the music. All axe-s started on more 94 fm in Nassau, Bahamas and has emerged as a premier reggae programme. Artistes featured on all axe-s so far were for example Serani, Queen Ifrica, Beenie Man, Charly Black, Busy Signal, Tarrus Riley and Chino.
In January 2010 Heike relocated back to Kingston, Jamaica to be once again in the center of the reggae world and the music industry of Jamaica. She continues to work with various artistes as a publicist arranging international media features, press releases, air play and video play working with thousands of local and international journalists, djs and media houses and herself being featured regularly on TV, the newspapers, websites, magazines and music videos promoting axe-s media as a brand.
In February 2010 all axe-s started to also run on RTC 107 fm, the Turks & Caicos version of the radio show, hosted by Heike.
Keeping busy as an industry insider, journalist, radio personality, tv host Heike plans all axe-s tv to be launched in 2010 as well as some other ideas in the pipeline to be brought to life. Heike is definitely always on the go promoting dancehall and reggae to the world.
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