LargeUp Mix Series: Dancehall Meets Disco on Deejay Theory’s “Dancehall By Day” Mixtape

For over seven years, Deejay Theory has held down LargeUp’s #MixtapeMondays space, sprinkling your ear drums weekly with the latest Caribbean flavors. Theory is also an accomplished selector and remix specialist in his own right, and he recently delivered his first original production on “Watch Out” featuring Anthony B, Gappy Ranks and Jahdan Blakkamoore. For his contribution to the LargeUp Mix Series, Theory’s gone […]

What is Melanin?

By Dr Ananya Mandal, MD   Melanin is a complex polymer derived from the amino acid tyrosine. Melanin is responsible for determining skin and hair colour and is present in the skin to varying degrees, depending on how much a population has been exposed to the sun historically. Melanin synthesis Numerous steps are involved in the […]

Brazil’s Valongo Slave Port Becomes UNESCO Heritage Site

The Valongo Wharf in Rio de Janeiro where slaves were brought from Afrika during the 1800s. | Photo: AFP “From a historic point of view, this is a testimony to one of the most brutal episodes in the history of humankind,” a statement read. Unesco designated Brazil’s Valongo port a World Heritage Site this weekend. […]