I’m sitting on a plane on my way back to the Midwest. I’m coming from the bright West Coast where I attended California Roots Festival in Monterey, California, for the fourth year in a row.… Read More
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Cali reggae has taken the world by storm. It has re-energized what was once thought of as a tired and boxed-in genre into new mainstream classics of a generation. What is the draw? What are the elements that have granted groups like Tribal Seeds a top spot in modern roots reggae playlists worldwide?… Read More
Reggae music was born near the ocean and it understands it. When Rootfire’s Semaj Surreal says it gives you backbone, I know what he means. In the mornings over the vacation, I practiced my t’ai chi on the shore. The surface of the water gives you a focus that is unfocused. The shifting sand under your feet establishes the needle of balance. There is so much power in fluidity, a hard thing to remember in the rigid course of life today.
On my 30th birthday, a friend of mine gave me a black t-shirt with a picture of Bob Marley playing soccer on the front and the slogan “Free Bob!” printed over top of it. He had written a story for Slate with that title, but I didn’t know that when he showed up at my house in Boston and, besides, the gift was a symbol of something between us.… Read More
Last March I was fortunate enough to visit the island of Jamaica for vacation. I find myself using the word FORTUNATE quite a bit lately. I am FORTUNATE to be able to travel to the places that I do. For example, right now I am most FORTUNATE to be writing this entry from the sea view of Massouri on the Greek island of Kalymnos, as I wait in my index.php/en/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">hotel to get on a bus that will take us to the larger town of ing-holiday/greece-kalymnos-pothia-port-photo-02.jpg.html&h=853&w=1280&sz=312&tbnid=QlAb3QPVnAfHXM:&tbnh=103&tbnw=155&zoom=1&usg=__zijUq52WINGX1mu-1tBebenRxB8=&docid=C04dP2nKeF0G5M&sa=X&ei=m4LaUZOeJInmOZa8gZAD&ved=0CEoQ9QEwBQ&dur=2646" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Pothia, where we will board a boat that will take us to the larger, more popular party destination of Kos.… in-the-jamaican/" class="read-more">Read More