Starting today, the MIDNIGHT RAVER BLOG will provide a weekly link-up to DERMOT HUSSEY”S ‘Riffin, a live stream which “follows the footprint that reggae blazed, and explores the musical genres it has impacted, be it Brazilian, African, South American, European and beyond.'”
DERMOT HUSSEY can also be heard on Sirius/XM’s The Joint reggae channel, where he owns the mic from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Over 30 years experience as a multi-media man, DERMOT HUSSEY is co-author of Bob Marley: Reggae King of the World and producer of the Bob Marley interview released on Marley’s album Talkin’ Blues. Awarded a Musgrave Medal, a prestigious Jamaican award for services to media and music, Hussey has also contributed to Encyclopedia Britannica and some of his music writing was published in 2003.
THE FRIDAY RIFF 1/18, 7 pm: JAH 9’S new single JUNGLE. Stephen Macgregor’s new song against PAYOLA, ME ALONE. Bitty McClean and Josey Wales.
THE SUNDAY RIFF,1/20, 5.15 pm: The movement of People and the evolution of musical styles. First Stop: NEW ORLEANS. FLAMENCO, of Andalusia Spain-Influenced by the Moors, Jews and gypsies from India. FEATURING: The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, PACO DE LUCIA, The Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra Of Venezuela, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, And Anoushka Shankar, daughter of Ravi Shankar.