Much of today’s reggae music has turned something so pure and beautiful, into a
commercialized parody of itself. Jahmings Maccow is taking reggae music back to its
roots by focusing on its foundation, storytelling. Stories about life, love, and the social
ills of the world, backed by soulful music, seep into your eardrums and touch your heart
Jahmings rose from the quiet island of Anguilla, to the rough ghettos of South Bronx and
was influenced from infancy by music coming from the Mississippi Delta and the
Caribbean. He rose to become one of New York City’s toughest reggae acts during the
80's, with bands like Catch-A-Fire and The Enforcers. In the early 90’s, he moved to Los
Angeles and has branched out to become more of a rhythm & blues, rock guitar player.
As the years have past, Jahmings’s songwriting has become more polished and personal.
He tells stories, spins yarns, asks big questions, the type typically reserved for the inner
workings of the brain. Jahmings questions his existence and the need for suffering, he
then directs them at the audience and Jah Almighty simultaneously.
One can listen to Jahmings Maccow and find a new perspective on their own life and the
lives of others around them. He preaches peace and love, and is a true voice of a dying
generation of reggae music.