Southern California is home to a countless number of musicians, but if there is one in particular you need to know about, it is ANORA. You may already be familiar with her through the collaborations she has done with Stick Figure and HIRIE, but if not, allow me… Read More
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Reggae fans, heed warning! If you desire an upbeat, catchy but purposeful song, you do not want to sleep on this one. Listen to Higgler Move here!
Echoes from the Northern Most Point of the Caribbean: The Impact of New Orleans on Jamaican Popular Music
Colloquially, New Orleans has been called the northernmost point of the Caribbean. But what does that mean beyond its role as a major port of trade?
In the late 1940s and 50s, the piano kings of New Orleans were lighting a fire that would eventually be called rock… Read More
When I first started learning keyboards as a teenager, I would hear stories from other musicians about this great keyboard player named “Peanut” who lives in Virginia and has played for all the reggae greats. Through the years, I heard the music he produced with singers, and would… Read More
Bump up your speakers and make you believers in good vibes again
— SunDub “Jump and Dance”
Last week, Brooklyn-based SunDub released a reggae masterpiece. Titled Spirits Eat Music, like the lyrical excerpt above says, this collection of pure reggae perfection will brighten moods, kindle consciousness and prompt boogie. As… Read More
My introduction to The Movement occurred over a decade ago with their 2008 album, Set Sail. Instantly, this album vaulted to one of my favorites of all time, where it remains today, now amongst more recent LPs from these rising reggae-rock stars.… Read More
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 were the publisher for a lot of the famous acts coming out of Jamaica at the time.… Read More