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Editors Choice: Top 10 Roots Reggae Albums Of All Times

As someone who listens to music randomly and without any rules, skimming through artists as I feel, I felt compelled to compile my top ten favorite roots reggae albums. Each of these ten albums grounds and organizes me, and in those rare moments, I listen to music in order, without changing my opinion over the years. The albums are an editor's choice, and I did not include some greats like The Gladiators, Mighty Diamonds, The Abyssinians, Heptons, Black Slate, or […]

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The Grammy’s Reggae Royalty: A Look at the Marley Dominance

The Marley name has been synonymous with reggae music since Bob Marley became an international icon. In the realm of the Grammy Awards, the Marley legacy continues to stir up debate. Their prevalence in the "Best Reggae Album" category raises questions about fairness and the influence of legacy on the voting process. Since the category's creation in 1985, the Marleys have carved out a substantial presence. Ziggy and Stephen Marley have amassed a collection of Grammy awards, with Ziggy winning […]

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Balkans Reggae

The State and Perspectives of Reggae Scenes Through Time

Written By Jah Tooth Today's reggae scene is in some vacuum caused by the original scene and what the global market demands today. This should be a tribute to my twenty years of listening to reggae music.Reggae once emerged from the souls of ghettos, the poor, and the oppressed, and then, with the help of Marley, gained the attention of Western masses, where what was spiritual met the material and an escape from poverty. This is not a remark on […]

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Album Reviews

Album Review: Micah Shemaiah – Jamaica Jamaica

Analyst: Nenad Pekez MIcah Shemaiah - JAMAICA JAMAICA Nenad PekezWhat do you get when you combine today’s most promising Jamaican reggae singer with one of Europe’s finest production and publishing houses? We get a killer album, “Jamaica Jamaica,” the fifth studio release of the young Micah Shemaiah and an outstanding example of the perspective and future of roots music, which is suppressed in the mainstream by various shunts that cry out for the hunt and the authorization of those hustlers […]

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Album Reviews

Album Review: Haile Israel – A Griot’s Journey

Biography I must admit that I first heard of Haile Israel when I researched the biography of Jalani Horton. Through the prism of Bambu Station, I also discovered Tuff Lion, and there is a similarity between the two musicians.Hailey Israel is a guitar master who was also the music director/guitarist for the legendary spiritual/nyabinghi band "Ras Michael and The Sons of Negus." If I'm not mistaken, he embarked on a solo career in 2016. The first album is "Each One […]

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Album Reviews

Groundation: Serious musical breakthrough, ONE ROCK

"From the foundation a Rasta, We Pass it on to the future" Because of Skelly’s lyrics, I said I need to sit down and write a review of what Harrison Stafford started this year. Because I was enlightened by those verses.Harrison gathered the greatest living legends and brought them closer to our hearts once again. The new "One Rock" album features the greatest reggae music legends of all time, Israel Vibration, The Abyssinians, and The Congos.Now, at this moment, it […]

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Poland’s reggae – Shashamane

It is a real pleasure to write about an underground band that has the quality and is close to our region. Today, this is the case with the Polish band "Shashamane", which contacted us like many through the social network.Honestly, I haven’t found some time to enjoy their music, but when Dadaman told me he likes what he hears, then I know it’s something worth hearing."Shashamane" in a way really reminds me of the Belgrade band "Del Arno Band". What […]

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Black Am I and Kabaka Pyramid

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New video: Black Am I ft. Kabaka Pyramid – Jah in my corner

A new treat from Damian Marli's kitchen "Ghetto Youths International" is named "Jah in My Corner." The artist is Black Am I in collaboration with Kabaka Pyramid.There is no doubt that Damian Marley sees great potential and talent in the young performer Black Am I. Shortly after the release of "Spliff Haffi Burn," the song "Jah in My Corner" was released. Both are light and catchy songs with an emphasis on production. In this song, Black Am I and Kabaka […]

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Khalia Interview

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Video interview: Khalia

With a little luck, we had the opportunity to talk to a fascinating person and artist, Khalia.And I really did the preparations - read what is available on the Internet about Khalia, about her biography, listened to her interviews. But I was not ready for her appearance, pleasant tone, down-to-earthiness, and that kind of cheerfulness with an incredible smile.After the interview, the impression is that Khalia will become a brand that will emerge at the very top of dancehall and […]

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