Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean Stories

Rooftop bars over looking the Caribbean, awesome beach bars of Punta Cana, and somewhat sad news from Margaritaville. The Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up is a must read if you're in love with the islands. I just read Bahama Bob's report that the 10 store Margaritaville restaurant chain was sold to a Brazilian company. I'll let you read the details that are linked below, sad news indeed. I can … [Read more...]

Mishka “Love and Devotion”

Mishka Love and Devotion

I don't know a better way to start a Monday than listening to some Mishka. It sets the tone for the day. I found this live video of Mishka performing "Love and Devotion." Too good not to share and hopefully it will start your week off on a positive note. Feel better already don't you? Cheers! RumShopRyan Please Subscribe If You Love The Caribbean! Subscribe to Daily … [Read more...]

Video: Mishka – One Tree

Mishka One Tree

Are you a musical person? Can you play guitar and carry a tune? Those are a couple of skills I wish I had. I'm working on the guitar part, but the singing will never happen. My singing voice sounds like a dog being beat with a broom. Not good to say the least. When you see videos like this one of Mishka performing on the his European, it's hard not be be inspired. He produces his trademark … [Read more...]

Trevor Hall & Elan Atias Cover Marley’s Redemption Song

Redemption Song cover Elan

There's not a better way to start the week than by listening to some good music. Here's a video of Trevor Hall and Elan Atias singing Bob Marley's "Redemption Song". Straight from the Lion's Den in Los Angeles. Trevor Hall & Elan Atias - Redemption Song Cover Cheers! RumShopRyan Please Subscribe If You Love The Caribbean! Subscribe to Daily … [Read more...]

The Bahamas Version of “Happy” by Pharrell Williams

Happy Music Video Bahamas

Isn't everyone "Happy" when in the Bahamas? "Happy" is a song by singer and producer Pharrell Williams and used on the movie sound track for Despicable Me 2. If you haven't seen the original music video for Happy, it features people from all over the world dancing to the catchy rhythm. There's even a few cameo appearances from a few celebrities. I didn't know this until a couple days ago, … [Read more...]

Jump Right In With Zac Brown Band in Islamorada

Zac Brown Band Jump Right In

Oh and lose yourself again. As the Southern wind sings again an island lullaby. It's funny how everything changes when you cross a bridge. On one side you have the 8 lane Interstate Highways, the fast paced go go go life, and the urban sprawl of Miami and Ft. Lauderdale. Then on the other side you have beach front tiki bars, a relaxed frame of mind, and small town charm. The world changes … [Read more...]

Kenny Chesney Releases ‘Spread the Love’ Video Featuring The Wailers

Kenny Chesney Spread The Love

Kenny Chesney released his "Spread the Love" video on 12/13/13. Shot during a break on Chesney’s 2013 No Shoes Nation Tour, the video shows Chesney with Barrett, Alvin “Secco” Patterson and the rest of the Wailers Band, as well as capturing Hope House, Tuff Gong Studios and the myriad faces and places on Jamaica. For me the though the singing school children steal the show. Click here to watch … [Read more...]

Review of Mishka’s “The Journey” Album

The Journey Mishka

Last Tuesday, November 19th 2013, Mishka released his first full length studio album since 2010. Titled, The Journey, this album was put together using the crowdfunding website Kickstarter. This allowed him to have complete creative control to put out an album true to himself. The Journey is different from his previous albums, it focuses more on vocals and instrumental tones. It does not have … [Read more...]

Jake Owen’s Beachin’ Music Video

Jake Owen Beachin

Ready for a little palm tree leanin'... margarita in hand...ohhhhhh, we're beachin'! Temperatures have cooled off over much of the country and the looming winter is just around the corner. It's definitely not a Castaway's favorite time of year, unless you call south Florida or the Caribbean you're home. There's a few things you can do to keep the winter at bay, good music and smooth rum. Rum … [Read more...]

Mishka – Higher Heights Music Video


This week's featured artist is Mishka, one of my favorites. His song Higher Heights has a lot of layers to it. It talks about political divide, the rich and poor, taking care of nature, and the differences in people from all around the world. I think that deep "unity" vibe is what makes reggae so powerful and cross cultural. Funny story. My freshman year in college at Pittsburg State I was … [Read more...]

Miami Reggae Festival Announces Its 2013 Lineup

Miami Reggae Festival

Rockers Movement is proud to announce the return of Miami Reggae Festival at Coconut Grove, FL’s Peacock Park on Saturday, November 23rd. The 4th annual event will showcase a global mix of notable reggae musicians, including headlining artist Stephen “Ragga” Marley. Miami Reggae Festival aims to highlight the power of word, sound and art at its day-long event and will donate a portion of all … [Read more...]