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Unsung Heroes: Ras Lidj

Hailing from Washington D.C., this next artist we had the privilege to interview, Ras Lidj, represents his area well. Blending the sounds of roots reggae and the go-go music that his hometown is known for, he has created his own infectious sound called Regg’Go.… Read More

Sierra Nevada World Music Festival Returns

One of the highlights of the 2023 global music festival scene is the return of the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, June 16th-18th in Boonville in Northern California’s Mendocino County. The festival was last staged in 2018 but was indefinitely suspended due to the extended illness of founder and organizer Warren Smith, who passed away in January 2021.… Read More

Album Showcase: Alific – “Write it on the Wall”

I first started working with Rootfire about 7 years ago when founder Seth Herman had recruited me as a writer. I always thoroughly enjoyed conversing with Seth about reggae because he had such a vast knowledge of modern American reggae and endless personal connections to the artists and industry people alike.… Read More

Vinyl Giveaway: Alborosie’s “Destiny” Vinyl LP

Win a copy of Alborosie’s “Destiny” vinyl LP courtesy of VP Records. Enter below.

Reggae recording artist Alborosie announces his new album Destiny which will be released on the 26th of May via Greensleeves Records, VP Records and Shengen Entertainment. The album stays true to the artist’s signature sound, a blend of authentic Roots Rock Reggae and Dub with supreme songwriting skills and lyrical prowess.Read More

Album Showcase: Sensamotion – “Life in True Color”

Around the turn of the century, my buddy opened a burrito shop at the end of my block in Montclair, NJ, called One Phunky Burrito Joint. I ate there multiple times a week. The place had snowboards and skateboards fashioned into tables and counters and great tunes always pulsating from the sound system, including a lot of reggae music courtesy of yours truly.… Read More