Reggae, of course, was born in Jamaica, but the music has deep connections to what many Jamaicans consider the motherland – Africa. South African artist Lucky Dube was the continent’s all-time bestselling reggae singer. When he was murdered during a carjacking in 2007, South Africa lost a true icon. Now, a new African reggae star is on the rise: 27-year-old Nkulee Dube, who also happens to be Lucky’s daughter. Baz Dreisinger has her story.
Thanks to Nkule’s great tour manager (and formeer tour manager for Bob Marley and the Wailers) Mark Miller, I was able to interview Nkule last year while she was in Germany to play a festival.
Here is Nkule performing “Who Dem at ROTR 2012. The show was taped by Dubwise Garage of www.bobmarleyconcerts.com.
- NKULEE DUBE performs live in Zimbabwe (ireport.cnn.com)
- Roots , Radics , Punk-Rockers , Reggae (midnightraverblog.com)
- Bob Marley & the Wailers, Manhattan, 1975 (midnightraverblog.com)
- Lucky Dube’s band coming to Malawi for Lucius Banda’s DVD launch (nyasatimes.com)
- MIDNIGHT RAVER talks with RoJah Steffens about going on tour with The Wailers (midnightraverblog.com)