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Bob Marley: Better Off Dread

As we continue to share with you articles documenting the life of Bob Marley, I am pleased to report that I finally got my hands on a near-mint copy of the Smash Hits issue which was published on August 7, 1980.   The interview occurs just one month prior to The...
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Nkulee Dube: ‘Lioness On The Rise’

  Today, Nkulee is in Würzberg, Germany to perform at the Reggae Jam Festival. So, this is your second European summer festival tour, is that right? “Yeah, we did a tour last year during this time, yeah.  It’s more calm, I guess.  Because as an artist as well I’ve...
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Mikey Dread At The Controls

Michael George Campbell, better known as Mikey Dread, was a Jamaican singer, producer, and broadcaster. He was one of the most influential performers and innovators in reggae music. His abilities, technical expertise, and unique vocal delivery combined to create a unique sound that tells the listener emphatically that...
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Keith Hudson And The Art Of ‘Rasta Communication’

Please visit World-A-Reggae to check out my profile of dub giant Keith Hudson and my review of the Greensleeves re-issue of ‘Rasta Communication.’ I also recommend checking out author Vincent Ellis’ site featuring his two books about this legendary Jamaican musician at http://keithhudsonmusic.com/ And last, but not least,...
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The Story of The Wailers “Burnin'” Album

In 1973 the Wailers were on the verge of breaking up, they released Burnin’, an album that would indeed feature the final Wailers performances of Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer. Chris Blackwell and Rita Marley tell the story of Burnin’, an album that helped change how the world...
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Pura Vida and The Congos: “We Nah Give Up”

I cannot get enough of the new album by Pura Vida and The Congos.  In my opinion, this is the best roots reggae album released since Stephen Marley‘s modern classic “Revelation: The Root of Life.” Many are calling “We Nah Give Up” the natural successor of one of...
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