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  • Joss Stone "Water For Your Soul"
    Joss Stone “Water For Your Soul” album review
    Joss Stone will release her seventh album Water For Your Soul on July 31, digging deep into a reggae themed background, with hints at calypso and world music throughout. Although the album strays away from the Soul and R&B feel, only with...
  • Iration performs at Cal Coast Credit Union  Open Air Theater in San Diego
    Reggae sensations Iration hit the stage at SDSU's Cal Coast Open Air Theater
    I felt like I was back in Hawaii last Saturday night. The weather was perfect for an outdoor concert. There was a warm breeze, the half-moon was bright and clear. People were dressed in shorts and tank tops, tropical dresses and aloha shirts were...
  • Bob Marley's 70th birthday year celebration continues with two vinyl box set
    Bob Marley's 70th birthday year celebration continues with two vinyl box set
    It was announced yesterday, that Bob Marley's 70th birthday year-long celebration continues with the release of two new box sets, "The Complete Island Recordings" and "The Complete Island Recordings: Collector's Edition....
  • When the English Beat beckons Chicago parties.
    When the English Beat beckons Chicago parties.
    If English Beat's Dave Wakeling had a bee in his bonnet about the Birmingham-like rain outside on Thursday night, he certainly didn't grumble about it onstage, where the pop/reggae/ska revivalist band put on a highly energetic show,...
  • Schwindy's indie music spotlight: Dubbest (Light Flashes)
    Schwindy's indie music spotlight: Dubbest (Light Flashes)
    If you had to pick just one genre of music to represent summer, reggae would be a pretty good choice. After all, it's generally pretty easygoing music that makes a good soundtrack for a warm, sunny day. If you're looking for some reggae to...
  • Jimmy Cliff
    Top reasons people loved the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival
    The 2015 Sierra Nevada World Music Festival finished up another year with a boom-botta-bang success. On June 19-21 multiple artists performed with gusto on the Valley and Village stages while additional entertainment took place throughout the...
  • From Bachata to Zouk: A musical tour of the Caribbean
    From Bachata to Zouk: A musical tour of the Caribbean
    Don’t get me wrong. I love Jamaican reggae music. Ditto for its two predecessors, rocksteady and ska, and before that mento and old-time calypso. But down in the Caribbean you’ll hear all kinds of other booty-shaking rhythms –...
  • Ky-Mani performs Father's Day tribute to Bob Marley titled "Dear Dad"
    Ky-Mani performs Father's Day tribute to Bob Marley titled "Dear Dad"
    In the spirit of Father's Day, Ky-Mani Marley has released atribute song to his father, legend and icon Bob Marley titled "Dear Dad". The video consists of a slideshow, as well as, mini clips of Bob Marley during his glory days while...
  • The Expanders
    Album Review: The Expanders ‘Hustling Culture’
    Of his own accord, this writer once stated that The Expanders’ cover of The Ethiopians’ “Conquering Lion” was a recording befitting an Island Records’ release on their early-’70s sunrise artwork label. The Los...
  • Interview with a long time Sierra Nevada World Music Festival fan
    Interview with a long time Sierra Nevada World Music Festival fan
    A real fest fan is one that returns year after year and is excited to gather again even after more than ten years of attendance and such a fan would be Andee Leisy and her love for the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival which hits its 22nd year on...
  • Reggae Scrapbook
    Reggae Scrapbook takes readers inside Marley, Rastafarianism, island music
    Some say reggae originated in the late Sixties, the rambunctious love-child of rocksteady and funk.But it wasn’t until the mid-Seventies that Bob Marley and The Wailers thrust the exotic musical movement onto the world stage with Catch a...
  • Atomga celebrates album release at the Bluebird Theater
    Atomga celebrates album release at the Bluebird Theater
    Denver-based Afrofunk band, Atomga, celebrated the release of their new album Saturday night. The Bluebird Theater was packed with a sold-out crowd, excited to get their first taste of "Black Belt." Dirty Bourbon River Show, Human Agency...
  • Schwindy's indie music spotlight: The Expanders
    Schwindy's indie music spotlight: The Expanders
    Reggae has a way of drawing you in deeper. For instance, when you listen to one reggae band, it's not unusual to seek out more reggae bands. Whether you've listened to a lot of reggae or not, The Expanders is a band that could very well...
  • New Kingston
    Album Review: New Kingston ‘Kingston City’
    Sibling trio New Kingston graduate from Kingston University and hit the premier league with their third album Kingston City, issued on New York’s independent reggae powerhouse Easy Star Records. Hailing from Brooklyn, New York—the same...
  • Get Clawed at the Tree House Lounge
    Get Clawed at the Tree House Lounge
    Climb into the Tree House Lounge and get CLAWed, May 22, 015. CLAW reggae band consists of Neal 'Bam' Feldman on drums, DJ V on bass, Djando Smith on guitar, and The Starlight Rocker Yusuf Abdul-Azim on vocals. DJ V is the producer of the ...
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