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Ticket Giveaway: Cali Vibes Festival 2022

Rootfire is giving away a pair of 3-day VIP passes to Cali Vibes Festival 2022.

For more than half a century reggae music has radiated out from Jamaica, thriving in niche communities from Tokyo to Los Angeles and beyond. This February reggae music in America will take a significant step from the shadows toward the spotlight, with the California Vibrations Festival, in Long Beach, CA, February 4-6, 2022.… Read More

Unsung Heroes: Lift Up Records Q&A with Amani Smith

In the late eighties and early nineties, if you wanted reggae music, it was probably coming from RAS Records, straight out of Washington D.C. They had a mail-order catalog (pre-internet) and served as publisher for a lot of the famous acts coming out of Jamaica at the time. … Read More

Album Showcase: Lone Ark meets The 18th Parallel – “Showcase Vol. 1”

Showcase Vol. 1, by Lone Ark meets The 18th Parallel, was released through Fruits Records September 3rd, 2021 on LP, CD, and digital.

Good God. So much history of reggae’s sound and goodness packed into six tunes and their five dub counterparts that it will bounce right back outta your rubber soul at a greater force than which it entered – launching a secret weapon of roots and dub vibration to heal all across the falsely drawn lines of so-called nations.… Read More

Brown Bones – “I Become Light” (A Tribute to Drew Keys)

Shot and directed by Sameel “Samo” Kush-I Johnson, on location in Jamaica, WI. “I Become Light” is a livication to Andrew “Drew Keys” Stoch. May his spirit live on through his music.

Emerging singer songwriter, Brown Bones hits on the nerve of painful losses, peaceful passages, twilight battles and passionate swells on his forthcoming self titled debut album.… Read More