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Black Uhuru (Original Line-Up), Charlotte, NC, 1990

Give thanks to the folks at www.reggaetraders.net for sharing this rare gem.  Black Uhuru featuring Duckie Simpson, Don Carlos, and Garth Dennis.  The original Waterhouse Black Uhuru line-up live and direct!  This was a tour that featured the original crew in top… Continue Reading

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SOJA and the American Reggae Movement

by Patricia Meschino BILLBOARD “I wanted to be Bob Marley since the first time I saw a picture of him and I still do; what I mean by that is conscious music needs to have a spotlight on it and… Continue Reading

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‘It A Go Dread Inna D.C.’ (A Midnight Raver Mix)

Here is Volume I of a multi-volume mix highlighting reggae recorded in and around Washington, DC.  Serious, serious tunes here… My tribute to DC reggae. A tuff reggae roots mix featuring tracks recorded in and around Washington, DC. Also features… Continue Reading

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LEE ‘SCRATCH’ PERRY, SUBATOMIC SOUND SYSTEM ‘BRING THE NOISE’ TO WASHINGTON, DC!

DUB CHAMPIONS FESTIVAL TO ROCK DC FOR FIRST TIME EVER! Yes-I!  You heard it correct!  The man they call the mighty UPSETTER, SUPER APE, PIPECOCK JACKSON, Mr. LEE “SRATCH” PERRY brings the BLACK ARK sound to Washington, DC this Thursday… Continue Reading

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Peter Tosh Interview, Unicorn, Washington, DC, September 1981

Here is a rare interview with Peter from the Washington, DC city paper Unicorn from September 1981. Also a very rare acoustic performance of “Creation.”  Give thanks Dubwise Garage.

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MIDNITE RAVER’S Picks so Far-I for 2013

If you are looking for some new roots, rock, reggae to vibe on, here are 5 new albums that I can recommend to my readers without reservation: 1. KAYA (Deluxe Edition) by Bob Marley and the Wailers (Tuff Gong) 2.… Continue Reading

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ALBUM PICK OF THE WEEK

MIDNITE ‘UNPOLISHED’ Upon it’s second release in 2001 on the Rastafaria label (it was originally released in Namibia, Africa in December 1997), reggae critics and album reviewers the world over recognized this album as one of the best reggae albums… Continue Reading

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MIDNIGHT RAVER’S Album Pick of the Week!

JUNIOR MARVIN’S ‘LION TO ZION DUBWISE (2013) This week’s album pick is the new dub album by our friend Julian “Junior” Marvin titled “Lion To Zion Dubwise,” which was recorded and mixed by Jim Fox at Lion and Fox studios right here… Continue Reading

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Midnight Raver Interviews Flabba Holt

I had the pleasure of interviewing the great bass player and spiritual leader of the Roots Radics while he was in Washington DC to play the historic Howard Theatre with Israel Vibration.  While I am busy writing a proper story based… Continue Reading

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Israel Vibration/Roots Radics play Howard Theater, Washington, DC

It is so very fitting that perhaps the greatest roots reggae collective of the past 30 years will play the historic Howard Theater in Washington, DC on Sunday, March 10, 2013.  In its heyday, the Howard was known for catering to… Continue Reading