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Album Showcase: SunDub – “Spirits Eat Music”

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… album-showcase-sundub-spirits-eat-music/" class="read-more">Read More

Album Showcase: The Movement – “Always With Me”

My introduction to The Movement occurred over a decade ago with their 2008 album, album/14emdMLeIWpokV9l8Xgobb?si=gKgyGw2ETlCfabLoI7vN-g" data-type="URL" data-id="https://open.spotify.com/album/14emdMLeIWpokV9l8Xgobb?si=gKgyGw2ETlCfabLoI7vN-g">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.… album-showcase-the-movement-always-with-me/" class="read-more">Read More

Album Showcase: Iya Terra – “Ease & Grace”

Editor’s Note: This interview was conducted and article written in January 2022 but Rootfire decided to publish it in celebration of the one year anniversary of the release of Ease & Grace.

According to Spotify, my primary streaming platform of choice, my most listened-to artist of 2021 was Iya Terra, due mainly to last summer’s release, album/2GRcrOn9cCDwyALTy4bcup?si=Vs_T4rYpQcWeVQeVR7WwBA">Ease & Grace, which naturally followed suit as my most streamed album of the year.… album-showcase-iya-terra-ease-grace/" class="read-more">Read More

Album Showcase: Keith & Tex – “Freedom”

Editor’s Note: This article was reprinted with permission from author Stephen A. Cooper and the artist, Keith & Tex. 

 

No Jamaican singing duo has enjoyed a comparably resilient, prolific, and successful partnership as Keith Rowe and Phillip “Tex” Dixon.

Known worldwide for their 1967 signature hit “Stop That Train” (a cover of the Spanishtonians 1965 ska song) and other original mega-popular anthems from the rocksteady era like “Tonight,” Keith & Tex, who befriended each other as teenagers, have been using the last two decades to make up for lost time—a near thirty-year stretch during which they were apart—separated due to divergent twists of fate including Keith’s immigration to the United States, and later, Tex’s to Canada.… album-showcase-keith-tex-freedom/" class="read-more">Read More

Album Showcase: Various Artists – “Celebrating Nina: A Reggae Tribute to Nina Simone”

In celebration of International Womens’ Month, and of the High Priestess of Soul, Nina Simone, Stephen Marley shared Celebrating Nina: A Reggae Tribute to Nina Simone  with the world on March 18, 2022. The album features seven different artists, all of them women, performing well-known Nina Simone songs with a reggae spin on them.album-showcase-various-artists-celebrating-nina-a-reggae-tribute-to-nina-simone/" class="read-more">Read More