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Reggae Across The Street with The Elovaters
You’re in The Elovaters, an up and coming reggae band near the end of a month-long tour which had you traversing the entire east coast, from Florida to Maine. Your recently upgraded tour bus provides a modicum of comfort but not a shred of privacy.… Read More
Ticket Giveaway: The Movement – Ways Of The World Tour Phase 4
Rootfire is giving away a pair of tickets for any show on Phase 4 of The Movement’s “Ways Of The World Tour,” which kicks off January 18 at Boomshaka Festival in San Diego before continuing out to the Midwest.
Special guests Josh Heinrichs and Indubious will be… Read More
Roots Record Showcase #5: Steel Pulse – “Caught You”
In honor of the recent Best Reggae Album Grammy nomination of the new Steel Pulse album “Mass Manipulation” released on Rootfire Cooperative, this Rare Record Showcase focuses on my personal favorite Steel Pulse record, and in my opinion one of the most underrated records in Reggae, 1980’s… Read More
Review of Michael Franti Performance at The Wellmont Theater, Montclair, NJ. 11/7/19
Michael Franti is not on tour; he’s on a mission. A revival to spread peace, love, healing, acceptance, inclusion, tolerance and hope.
I often refer to my regular attendance at concerts as “church” because of the upliftment these experiences provide. While this may illicit… Read More
Women in Reggae: Amy Sheehan of Ineffable & Cali Roots
As the US reggae scene evolves over time, there are some major forces at play, shaping the scene and helping get this music in front of more people who will love it.
Two of those forces are the annual California Roots Music & Arts Festival… Read More
The 18th Annual International Songwriting Competition (ISC)
Heads up songwriters! The 18th annual International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is taking entries now and the deadline to enter is fast approaching. Much like Rootfire, the ISC is all about finding new and under-appreciated artists, and giving them some exposure as well as… Read More
Throwback Thursday: Midnite – “Ras Mek Peace” 20 Year Anniversary
It’s hard to know how to begin talking about a band like Midnite. Even the usually all-encompassing label of “band” feels like an inadequate way to describe the phenomenon of this groundbreaking St. Croix roots unit. So much of the way they operate falls outside of the normal… Read More