West Papua is a country in waiting, located approx 150 Kilometers north of Australia it is the western half of the island of New Guinea where the Indigenous peoples have been living for more than 50,000 years.
For over 50 years the West Papuan people have been under brutally oppressed under an Indonesian militant occupation, and subject to a Slow Genocide.
Six months ago, Rootfire premiered a music video featuring The Holdup‘s latest single “Imperfections.” Like many fans of the band, I was curious if the momentum from the song would spark the band into hitting the road, and if/when they would release their hyped up sixth album featuring “Imperfections.” Read about my sentiments here.… Read More
We’ve put together a calendar showcasing concerts we’re excited about in 14 cities across the U.S. from Boston to Seattle!
If you haven’t had a chance to check out Dubbest, now is the time to rectify that. The five-piece balances classic analog tone with a distinctly 21st century edge to create their brand of melody-driven roots music. Last year marked the release of Light Flashes, their second collaboration with engineer, producer, and all around reggae guru Craig “Dubfader” Welsch, who’s album credits include modern reggae classics like 10ft.… Read More
Today, October 19, marks what would have been the 72nd birthday of reggae legend Winston Hubert McIntosh, aka Peter Tosh. Along with Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer, Peter founded the trailblazing reggae group, The Wailers, and would go on to international fame as a hallowed solo artist, cunning social activist, and dedicated advocate for the Rastafarian religion.… Read More
We are counting down the hours to our latest music and lifestyle festival, Rootfire At The Park, in Cocoa, Florida, on October 22nd. All hands are on deck tying up loose ends and finalizing details, from vendors to ticketing to security and logistics, but while everyone is contributing to this exciting event in their own way, collectively we anxiously await a special treat which will launch the festivities – a rare performance by one of the most seminal members of the modern reggae movement, Kevin Kinsella. … Read More