Building community starts from the ground up. Curating an amazing weekend of live bands provides a main attraction for music festival goers, but it is often the smaller details that really make an event exceptional. Many people identify with festival culture as a lifestyle,… Read More
Rootfire Editor Brian Nelson a.k.a. Red Ninja is passionate about making music, making friends, experiencing life and living to tell the tale. Whether dropping heavy dub beats, cruising untouched Rocky Mountain powder, or talking shop about the music biz, Nelson’s approach is pure ninja.
Number one hits, platinum and gold albums, arena tours…few Jamaican artists have achieved the international success known by Shaggy. And as a result, few Jamaican artists have experienced such international recognition. Go around the globe and people know Mr. Boombastic. They know his darling angel, and they… Read More
Music has an innate ability to transform. That perfect record doesn’t just provide a soundtrack, it carves a new attitude. Our surroundings become the land of tiny secrets waiting to be noticed, focus is honed into the present, stress melts into calm.… Read More
Nothing brings people together like the heat of the dance floor. The lights go down, the bass kicks up, and that funky beat comes in and takes control. Whether you’re a swayer, a bouncer, or a bust-a-mover, the dance floor is a place to express and release.…… Read More
Kingston, Jamaica: Birth place of the international phenomenon known as reggae music.
Jamaica, New York: Neighborhood within Queens, largest of New York City’s five boroughs, and pioneering hot spot of hip hop music.
New Kingston: Self-described Progressive Reggae group of Jamaican heritage based in NYC, consisting of brothers… Read More