Dr. Martin Luther King’s visions of equality and peace had an impact all over the world, including one of the most beautiful destinations to visit- Jamaica.  Rising reggae artist Nesbeth fused the feel of the islands and the message of the movement in his new single, “My Dream.”

Echoing the sentiments of the Reverend, Nesbeth uses his latest single and visual to talk about his desire to see a world where people live without fear and boundaries.  Having grown up in the Trench Town West Kingston on the island of Jamaica (which is often referred to as “The Concrete Jungle” because of high crime and economic hardships), Nesbeth found refuge and inspiration in music.

In “My Dream,” Nesbeth lyrically provides a glimpse into his realities on the islands paralleled to his success and happiness he’s found through exploration and creation of music. Visually, the video that accompanies the record gives us beautiful images of an island, vast with clear waters and skies, and cities full of young people full of promise and opportunities despite the vast barrenness of the island (which is no doubt a retrospective reflection of Nesbeth’s youth).

Nesbeth is no stranger to bringing great vibes with a message to the masses, as he’s been a highlight of many international festivals and has played shows at venues throughout the globe, from Canada to the United Kingdom. MTV Iggy named Nesbeth one of “11 Jamaican reggae artists that is keeping roots reggae alive”.
Inspired by the ideologies and artistries of greats such as Bob Marley, Whitney Houston, Lauryn Hill, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, K’naan and others. Nesbeth makes it his purpose to connect to his audience through joyful, socially-conscious music that tells authentic tales about his life’s most inspiring moments, and “My Dream” is another way in which is continues to do so.

Check out the video and below and follow Nesbeth for more music.

About The Author Samantha Callender

Samantha Callender is a multimedia journalist whose work ranges from entertainment journalism to pieces highlighting social issues in multicultural communities. Samantha strives to find intersects between entertainment and social matters, believing that pop culture has the power to not only entertain the masses, but to educate them as well. Her goal when storytelling is to write pieces that serve as a catalyst to prompt dialogue and activism. Her work can be seen on VIBE, The Source, Jet Magazine, The Root, and Cosmopolitan Magazine.

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