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  • 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 ...
  • Diago, "Strive"
    Meet Diago: Jamaican artist you should know
    Music is an expression that many toy with. Some think that singing along to a melody and even rhyming makes a song true to the cause.What is a song if it doesn't tell a story?Who is a singer if you can't feel a piece of their heart through...
  • Evan Taylor Jones has a show on Tuesday
    Reggae on the Block and more this week in Orlando
    This coming week, May 4-10 is chock full of great selections in Orlando local music, as usual. With all these terrific choices, the most important choice a local music fan can make is to get out there and support the local music scene, the venues...
  • Kris Ward and some of the Squarefield Massive crew
    Interview with Fyah on the Water's DJ K Weezy
    The Fyah on the Water festival took place for its first year on the 420 celebration weekend of April 18-19, 2015 at Sacramento's Camp Pollock. Reggae in the Hills producers have successfully put on their Calaveras County fest for three years...
  • Fyah on the Water seven bests
    Fyah on the Water seven bests
    The new Fyah on the Water festival took place at Camp Pollock on April 18-19, 2015 with a pretty darn good runwith few hitches. Every festival has its challenges and someare easily overcome while others may become fest killers. Producers, Scott...
  • Fyah on the Water completes first year with mixed reviews
    Fyah on the Water completes first year with mixed reviews
    On April 18-19, the first Fyah on the Water festival took place at Sacramento's Camp Pollock. There was a long list of Rap, Reggae and Roots performers that hit the stage that weekend and some people loved all of them. On the other hand, some...
  • Deedub Interview: The path of a peaceful-warrior rapper
    Deedub Interview: The path of a peaceful-warrior rapper
    "Expanding consciousness" and "strength in positivity" are constant messages flowing freely through reggae-rapper Deedub’s latest album, Liberation. The new music represents Deedub’s message of peace, love and the...
  • Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise will sail twice this autumn
    Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise will sail twice this autumn
    Passengers aboard the Norwegian Pearl will be feeling irie this fall as the ship is set to host the Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise not once, but twice. The Pearl will set sail for Jamaica from its home port of Miami with reggae stars like...
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