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Issue #3

Things are moving fast and furious on If you haven’t yet had the chance to check out our previous issues, they’re conveniently packaged in our archives and make for fun late night reading when you’re craving a reggae music rabbit hole to swim down. This is our third issue since the relaunch and it feels really good that each week we’ve got new voices involved. This week we’re featuring a brand new song from Through The Roots as another exclusive world premiere. It’s available as a free download for the next 24 hours.

As usual Semaj Surreal is holding down the big picture with an amazing story that examines how homophobic themes got mixed up with reggae and how we chase them out of town. Giles Morris, our editor, is keeping the lens fresh with some thoughts on riddim and message. And’s Jesse Yonover looks back at SOJA’s impact on the scene, island style.

I definitely want to tease next week because we have big things planned for Bob Marley’s birthday, we’re welcoming The Movement’s Joshua Swain to the writing team, and we may have 2.0 ready for some crowd participation.

Root down, live up!


Contributors to this issue:

Giles Morris (author & editor)
James Searl (author)
Jesse  Yonover (author)
Seth Herman (author)
Andy Pritiken (graphic design & cover photo)
Curtis Bergesen (community mgmt)

Contact us: [email protected]

Rootfire-Issue 3


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Seth founded Rootfire while he was managing a group of influential modern reggae acts, including The Green, John Brown’s Body, and Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad. The goal of the project has always been to connect the people who participate in the modern reggae movement.

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