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 hotel to get on a bus that will take us to the larger town of Pothia, where we will board a boat that will take us to the larger, more popular party destination of Kos.… Read More
The protests have quieted slightly in Brazil – but with their next Presidential Election in less than a year, more changes are on the horizon. There is still much to be revealed from all sides of these events. Past, Present and Future.… Read More
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