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.
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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
I’ve been a fan of Pressure since the first time I heard him on the tune “Jah In Dem,” a collaboration with Vaughn Benjamin (Midnite/Akae Beka) from the 2003 Midnite Branch-I album Geoman. Shortly after, I saw him perform live at Sierra Nevada World Music Festival (2005 I believe?)… Read More
In the mid 90s, I became enamored with a compilation CD that I had stumbled upon called Groovin High, Vol. 1., which introduced me to the serene and spacey yet rhythmic sounds of trip-hop. Delving into this… Read More
“Savanna” is the new single from Jamaican-Canadian artist Jonathan Emile, off his upcoming album Spaces-In-Between (January 24 – Mindpeacelove / Tuff Gong International). The single drops this Friday.
Based in Montreal, Emile is a rapper, singer, producer, activist, and cancer survivor. … Read More
Reggae Rise Up Releases Full Artist Lineup for 2020 Florida Festival
– March 20-22 at Vinoy Park, Downtown St. Petersburg, FL –
ST. PETERSBURG, FL – Florida’s favorite reggae festival has just released their full lineup for… Read More
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
As a young man devouring music in Oahu, Roger Bong was captivated by the native sounds of the islands, from funk to soul, jazz, reggae and more. What began as collecting records eventually became blogging, and some years later Aloha Got Soul (AGS) launched the first and… Read More