Photo Diary | Chronixx

by Morgan Vickery

Jamaican musician, Jamar Rolando McNaughton aka Chronixx, is igniting the hearts of his listeners— rediscovering roots and culture for the younger generations. His career took flight with the 2014 release of Dread & Terrible Project, which has now entered its 5th anniversary with a Deluxe Edition. Since Dread & Terrible broke the Billboard Top 200 and topped reggae charts, Chronixx has become one of Jamaica's most revered artists, setting a tone for conscious reggae musicians. 

More recently, Chronixx took a trip to Uganda, headlining at the capital city Kampala's Pulse Jam Fest on June 29th. Following his epic performance, Chronixx's new video for the latest single "Jah Is There" was also shot in his motherland. Today, Jamar shares an exclusive photo diary of his recent trip, providing us with his signature wisdom and compassion.

A chain link is a reminder that unity is strength. Also, in Jamaica we call a friend a linky or links. This picture, to me, signifies a man made link in the natural world.

A chain link is a reminder that unity is strength. Also, in Jamaica we call a friend a linky or links. This picture, to me, signifies a man made link in the natural world.

The most effective lighting is sourced from the first light provided by the Most High.

The most effective lighting is sourced from the first light provided by the Most High.

We got up one morning and decided to see the countryside. We took a 20 minute drive to Lake Victoria and visited the locals. This picture could have been taken in Jamaica. I've seen men on boats pull up with their goods like that so many times.

We got up one morning and decided to see the countryside. We took a 20 minute drive to Lake Victoria and visited the locals. This picture could have been taken in Jamaica. I've seen men on boats pull up with their goods like that so many times.

Transporting heavy loads in the hot sun. These unsung heroes help society function.

Transporting heavy loads in the hot sun. These unsung heroes help society function.

The top I'm wearing was made by Ugandan designers who presented it to us at 7pm that night. I loved it on sight so wore it on stage. Big up Reconstructing African Wear.

The top I'm wearing was made by Ugandan designers who presented it to us at 7pm that night. I loved it on sight so wore it on stage. Big up Reconstructing African Wear.

Years ago, I could only imagine that the words I sang in a small studio in Jamaica would take me to the motherland. It's an honour to perform to thousands of Africans any time we go.

Years ago, I could only imagine that the words I sang in a small studio in Jamaica would take me to the motherland. It's an honour to perform to thousands of Africans any time we go.

I never play shows without my Zincfence Redemption Band. Not only do they know the music, they bring familiarity in foreign lands. I have travelled with them for years now.

I never play shows without my Zincfence Redemption Band. Not only do they know the music, they bring familiarity in foreign lands. I have travelled with them for years now.

History has shown us that a microphone is one of the most powerful tools when used correctly.

History has shown us that a microphone is one of the most powerful tools when used correctly.

Bananas on the boat in the picture above being sold locally. They put food on two tables - buyer and seller. Supporting local produce is important.

Bananas on the boat in the picture above being sold locally. They put food on two tables - buyer and seller. Supporting local produce is important.

I'm working on my live guitar game. Started with words, added dancing now instruments. Triple threat haha.

I'm working on my live guitar game. Started with words, added dancing now instruments. Triple threat haha.

We were given two ears and two eyes but only one mouth. Sometimes observing is all.

We were given two ears and two eyes but only one mouth. Sometimes observing is all.

In free time on the road, I play the acoustic guitar to vibe new chords and potentially new songs. I can tell a song has potential when it's played with just a guitar or piano.

In free time on the road, I play the acoustic guitar to vibe new chords and potentially new songs. I can tell a song has potential when it's played with just a guitar or piano.

These were our security guards when we just pulled up at the hotel. Big bad and brave. Fully protected.

These were our security guards when we just pulled up at the hotel. Big bad and brave. Fully protected.


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Photography by: Ivor McCray V