The playlist: reggae – Wayne Smith, Super Cat and Shabba Ranks
Jamaican novelist Marlon James picking five songs to soundtrack his new book, A Brief History of Seven Killings
Vegas launches ‘Reggae Euphoria’
Not everything that happens with Vegas stays with Vegas. Unlike the west coast gambling capital, with the dancehall, reggae deejay — whose moniker introduced him as Mr. Vegas — everything he writes, produces, rhymes or releases should be blazed in neon lights for all to see and hear.
Riddim Radio and Bang Radio Presents; Riddim Up Live!
Riddim Radio X BANG Radio present #RiddimUpLive on the 28th November at The Forge Camden. Its a one day festival of art, music and culture: Celebrating the new wave of Reggae music from Jamaica to the UK.
Marley is reaching for a higher spiritual state
Ziggy Marley’s all about keeping it positive. That’s why his latest album, Fly Rasta, is a celebration of everything the Jamaican reggae artist is known to love: Mother Nature, Rastafarianism, peace and the herb (as he personally calls it), of course. But what Fly Rasta really is, is a deeper extension of Marley himself.
Reluctant Stereotypes ‘the nearly men’ of Coventry’s Ska scene
The Reluctant Stereotypes were the nearly men of Coventry’s flourishing ska scene, a scene that was headed by, of course, the mighty Specials. Like many bands at the time, The Reluctant Stereotypes used the ska reggae rhythms as a backbone to hang their own mix of words and music onto.