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 travel journalist, photographer, and guidebook author specializing in the Caribbean region. Her work has been published in major travel publications, including CNN, AFAR, Delta Sky, Lonely Planet, Shermans Travel, and BBC, among others. A self-professed "culture-holic," Lily left her native Ethiopia at age one, fast developing a passion for the expat Caribbean life. In 2008, she ditched her US corporate law career for the road and created Sunshine and Stilettos—a travel photography blog showcasing authentic ways to experience the Caribbean, through culture and nature. Lily has since partnered with Caribbean tourism boards and travel brands on major content projects. She also authors print guidebooks on three destinations, including Belize, the Dominican Republic, and Jamaica. Read more on her site,

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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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