Roots of Reggae

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Vaugn Benjamin, Bagnols-sur-Cèze 2012

Breaking News

Vaughn Benjamin, passing of a legend who made music that did not sound like a music business

We have been preparing for a long time to write this text, and we simply must not remain idle, beyond all emotions. And I don't know why tonight I've chosen to write it down, but it will be in one breath. Vaughn Benjamin, founder of "Midnite" and "Akae Beka" left us on the fourth of November 2019 at the age of fifty. The exact reason for his death was never stated, there are only rumors that Vaughn had been ill […]

todayApril 26, 2020 61233 7

Album Reviews

“Breathing Fyah” new album by Hornsman Coyote

At the moment most recognized and respected name in the reggae world that's coming from the Balkans surely is Nemanja Kojic a.k.a Hornsman Coyote. He's been contributing so much to the Balkan reggae scene that his legacy will be a inspiration to the future generations that will come. This superb trombonist has built his own style that is known world wide, which was a ladder to legendary reggae stars like Lee Scratch Perry, Max Romeo, Jah Mason, Lutan Fyah as […]

todayApril 26, 2020 167 1 3


Nga Han & The Signal One Band released a single “Go Down” (Earth Works Amsterdam)

After their debut album "David Stone" in 2018, Nga Han & The Signal One Band have released a new single "Go Down" produced by Earth Works Studio and arranged by Ben King while music is by Rej Forte. This mesmerizing song has a slow and deadly rhythm followed by dark backing vocals while Nga Han sings like he's meditating while singing. It makes us really happy that even in these times there is some good quality roots reggae with some […]

todaySeptember 19, 2019 35


New single by Shiloh Clarke “Freedom Will Reign”

Reggae was always ahead of other music genres when it comes to human consciousness. And brand new single by Shiloh Clarke has a powerful message that is speaking of core humanity problem at this time, climate change. "Freedom Will Reign" has a joyful sound, with a word that we have to obey nature's laws and principles and save the oceans from plastic and other nature's spoiled values, even the politicians. And it wouldn't be the same if someone else than […]

todayAugust 16, 2019 342

Album Reviews

Interview with Manjul, Dub to Mali sessions

We've been blessed with an interview with one of the most gifted musicans of today, Manjul. In this interview we've talked about Manjul's early life, latest ablum sessions "Dub to Mali", life views, political situation in the world and life itself. We hope this interview will give closure to the listener about artists life and inspirational force he drives through all kind of sources in life, from religion and personal beliefs to his connection with other human beings. Which should […]

todayJuly 17, 2019 196

Album Reviews

The new album is out by Max Romeo “Words from the Brave” (Baco Records)

MAX ROMEO wrote and sang worldwide hits which marked reggae golden agelike “War Inna Babylon” or “Chase The Devil” (covered by international stars such as JAY-Z and THE PRODIGY), today he finally returns after many years away. Inhis late 74s this big name in Jamaican reggae music will present his new album. WORDS FROM THE BRAVE has been released on June 28th.The album’s title speaks about the epic journey of this man native from Jamaican campaign who went to Kingston […]

todayJuly 1, 2019 120


Clinton Fearon released a new single “Time” after three years of pause

Clinton Fearon celebrates 50 years of career with a new Maxi entitled “Time”. Fifty years after joining the mythic Gladiators in Jamaica, Clinton Fearon is coming with a new song, “Time”, declined in four versions for a vinyl to be released June 7th. It’s been close to three years since the reggae master Clinton Fearon released new material. Because it takes time for nature to come to maturity and it took time to the busy Jamaican, now living in Seattle, […]

todayMay 24, 2019 15


New song and video by Winston McAnuff & Fixi – My Angel

Winston McAnuff has been working hard this year, and after "Big Brother" he released another video. "My Angel" describes exactly McAnuff's and Fixi's latest work. Winston McAnuff, once known as "Electric Dread" joined Francois Xavier Bossard "Fixi", and that clash of two completely different music styles brought as a product of McAnuff's soulful and easy going vocal with Fixi's relaxing music, a joyful sound of the accordion. Fixi is an accordion-player and producer who has mixed French folk with hip-hop […]

todaySeptember 15, 2018 60

Balkans Reggae

Soulcraft released their first video with new singer Ras McBean

Soulcraft Serbian roots reggae band with their new lead singer Ras McBean has released their first single and video "Boots Tracks". The song "Boots Tracks" is part of their new album which is labeled exactly the same as the song. After Horsman Coyote's departing Soulcraft has joined their forces with powerful Guyanian singer Ras McBean and final product of that coalition is already bearing fruits. We've already heard in the past what these musicians are capable of, and music goes […]

todayMarch 11, 2018 107