International Reggae Day: Tribute From Behind The Lens

Happy International Reggae Day to all the artists who continue to create and bring us this amazing music, and to all fans around the world! Below are just a few images from the Reggae concerts I”ve captured over the past four years. Oh and sometimes, photographers are fans too. 🙂  So crank up some Bob today and have a great Fourth of July weekend. One Love!


Reggae3.jpgEveryone loves Beres' lover's rock tunes | Beres HammondBunny Wailer, of the original Bob Marley & The WailersSanchesBuju Banton | One of the best to see (and capture) liveReggae transports all...Tony Ruption, Drummer Extraordinaire and a member of Third WorldLuciano, "The Messenger"Maxi Priest | Reggae fans are intense.Stephen Marley (currently in tour in the USA, check your cities!), Guitarist for Beres Hammondtanua.jpgStephen Newland of Rootz Underground | Rising star and friendc11-DSC_1542.jpg

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Lebawit Lily Girma

Lebawit Lily Girma is an award-winning, Ethiopian-American travel writer, photographer and author of several Caribbean guidebooks for Moon Travel Guides, including Moon Belize, Moon Belize Cayes, and Moon Dominican Republic (October 2016). Her work focuses on Caribbean culture and adventure, and has been published in AFAR, CNN Travel, BBC, Delta Sky, The Guardian, Sunday Times Travel Magazine, and Every Day With Rachael Ray, among many others. Lily is also the 2016 recipient of the Marcia Vickery Wallace Award for Excellence in Travel Journalism for her Caribbean coverage, from the Caribbean Tourism Organization.

Lily calls herself a “culture-holic”–she speaks four languages fluently and has lived in Cote d’Ivoire, England, Jamaica, Belize, the Dominican Republic and traveled to some 30+ countries around the world. Last but not least, she is a former corporate attorney who ditched her Washington DC office for the road in 2009 to pursue her dream of becoming a storyteller.
Lily holds a Bachelor of Arts in French and Spanish (summa cum laude) from the University of Maryland at College Park, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law.

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  1. Steven 1 July, 2011 at 10:44 PM #

    YES LiLY!! 1Love mi fav photographer

  2. Lebawit Lily Girma 2 July, 2011 at 2:04 PM #

    Thank you Steven!

  3. Seveen 3 July, 2011 at 5:27 PM #

    awesome! you rock . . . i can smell the music

  4. Karen 3 July, 2011 at 5:48 PM #

    wonderful pictures…almost makes one feel like they are there

  5. Lebawit Lily Girma 3 July, 2011 at 10:11 PM #

    Thank you Seveen and Karen! Music photography is near and dear to me.

  6. Andrea Davis 6 July, 2011 at 1:36 AM #

    Hi Lily,

    Thank you for acknowledging IRD on July 1 with your beautiful photos. Would love to speak with you if possible about your Reggae archives as we begin preparations for IRD 2012. Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

    Walk good,
    Andrea Davis

  7. Lebawit Lily Girma 6 July, 2011 at 9:19 AM #

    Hi Andrea, thanks, I’m glad you enjoyed the post! Will send you an email and you can send me your inquiries. Bless, L.

  8. Diana 18 July, 2011 at 2:02 PM #

    I can feel the music and energy!

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