When I launched Rootfire, I received requests for T-shirts. Rather than offering the shirt for sale traditionally, I instead tried an experiment and sent out tshirts under the honor system. In total 54 packages were sent around the world, and donations were collected to pay for the costs. … Read More
Everyone, listen……Last week, Jonathan Tehau scored a goal for Tahiti.
It does not matter how many goals Tahiti conceded, it only matters that they appeared and scored.
As we enter the second week of the 2013 Confederations Cup, the civil unrest in Brazil has surpassed the events on the pitch.… Read More
By John Powell
When I was 16, my parents had cruise tickets to the Virgin Islands, and they asked me to go with them. While the cruise was enjoyable enough, I found myself enchanted with the people living on the islands, and especially their music.… Read More
“Feel it in the One-drop” -Bob Marley
Somewhere in a conversation recently I said to Seth, “I am so happy that our lives revolve around the one-drop”. I was listening to the Rootfire 004 mix tape and loving how all of the tunes were historically linked to some other part of reggae history that has influenced my life. … Read More
What better way to spend a tuesday than by celebrating the proliferation of reggae music! Each week over the summer we will be releasing homegrown original rootfire literature for the engaged reggae reader. While we here at Rootfire recommend daily reggae ingestion of multiple forms, we look forward to the weekly head hang as we meditate about our life around the one-drop.… Read More
Last week my good friend Seth Herman – Rootfire Kung-Fu Master – asked me if I would like to contribute a weekly Futbol and Music column for the Rootfire Summer Camp Blog. Heck Yes, I Said! I am thrilled in being asked to contribute to the Rootfire Fellowship, and am very excited to write about my two favorite things on Earth: Music and Futbol.… Read More
Every Monday Evil Vince comes at you direct from Chicago with his schedule of must-see Futbol Matches. Roots Music will be discussed as well, providing a soundtrack accompaniment for #TheBeautifulGame.
The series is part of Rootfire Summer Camp and kicks of Monday June 17, 2013.… Read More
THIS SESSION IS VITAL
By Dylan Savage, guitarist-vocalist in Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad
One of the first records that introduced me to the reggae sounds of Jamaica was the classic 1987 Bunny Wailer album “Rootsman Skanking.” This record is a must for all lovers of classic roots reggae.… Read More
I was a casual reggae fan in high school. It wasn’t until college that I got more actively interested in and passionate about reggae music. At some point during my lengthy stay at University of Delaware, I became friends with a grad student named Louie White.… Read More
How it works:
Artists are proud of their music and hope that people hear it. The musician, manager, publicist, or fan may walk up to another artist, tap them on the shoulder and say “This is my friends band, you have to check it out, it sounds like you guys mixed with XXX, but with a little more reverb”.… Read More