Reggae is religious in origin. Though its branches have extended into all parts of the secular music world, from punk, to pop, to dancehall, the original music that was introduced to the world from Jamaica was a statement of prayer and faith from the Rastafarians, who if… Read More
Bass player and songwriter for Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, James feels, plays and lives the music. Lucky for us he also has the knack for remembering what happened and writing it down in his own voice.
Uma Galera is representing a sound not heard much in American reggae. They are able to combine a multitude of tempos, sounds, and languages into one fluid mix. They remind me of a hero of mine from early on, Manu Chao.… Read More
I did not grow up listening to Handsworth Revolution. I really wish I had. I was looking for that clear and present music with a message. Rage Against the Machine politicized me, punk rock and hardcore had the energy I needed and… Read More
Scott McLain works tirelessly to help other people experience, not only by throwing some of the most legendary music festivals in the Virginia area (Camp Barefoot, VA Beach Funk Out), but also by running the… Read More
Manatees are just adorable. Adorably fascinating in fact. Their growing symbiosis with humans ever expanding ecological footprint is endearing at the surface and disastrous in depth. Manatees have been found decimated by boat motors, poisoned by oil spills, and are losing habitat daily due to human sprawl.… Read More
Creating relationships with those who are helping others at the ground level is what Rootfire is all about, and will continue to be about. In an effort to directly contribute to Cocoa, FL after damage done by Hurricane Irma, 100% of ticket proceeds from Rootfire At The Park will be donated… Read More