The world has a passion for football. For all of you American readers, I am not speaking of the NFL. No, it’s better known in my home country (US) as soccer. Turkey is no exception. People are absolutely fanatic about Turkish football.… Read More
THE CONFEDERATIONS CUP
The Confederations Cup Tournament has ended in Brazil, but the work has just begun. Brazil handled Spain astonishingly too easily, with intangible help; as many of the referee’s calls went their way. The match was owned by the home side from the very beginning, and they opened the scoring in the second minute.… Read More
PROGRESSIVE ROOTS VOLUME 001: Featuring Artists from the 2013 California Roots Music & Arts Festival
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