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Sister Carol: “Reggae Inna Mi Blood”

Sister Carol, respectfully and affectionately known as the “Black Cinderella” and “Mother Culture,” is both a pioneer and pillar of reggae music. The last of three female reggae artists to ever be nominated for a Grammy award, Sister Carol is […]

Sister Carol: “Reggae Inna Mi Blood”

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Sister Carol, respectfully and affectionately known as the “Black Cinderella” and “Mother Culture,” is both a pioneer and pillar of reggae music. The last of three female reggae artists to ever be nominated for a Grammy award, Sister Carol is […]

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Lee Scratch Perry: “Higher Than Moses”

Editor’s Note: Click on images to view them without adverts. My reggae sixth sense told me it’d be a good idea to buy an extra Rasta-colored ring on the off-chance

Rastalogy respected at 1st L.A. Reggae Vegan Fest

In an introductory essay to “Yes, Rasta” (Powerhouse Books 2000) – described by the New Yorker as “a book of dramatic black-and-white portraits of Rastafarians set against a lush Jamaican landscape” by Patrick

Glimpsing Steinbeck’s “Collective Mind” Through Steve Hauk’s Stories

Reflecting on “the soul of artists and writers,” nineteenth-century philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche observed that art “performs the task of preserving, even touching up extinct, faded areas; when it accomplishes

Protoje’s Penetrating Perspective

As much or more than any album in recent memory, in any genre, reggae star Protoje’s A Matter of Time— released at the end of June to universal critical acclaim —

The Deafening Drumbeat of the Unfree

Above the din of disturbing news – that discordant banging you’re hearing, steadily getting louder and louder, that you can no longer ignore – that’s the drumbeat of the

British waffling on death penalty will have global repercussions

For over half a century, abolitionists have wielded the United Kingdom’s conscientious, consistent, civilized opposition to capital punishment – in all cases and all circumstances – as a powerful

Toots Hibbert: “It takes time to build a mansion”

In his rollicking tell-all book, “The Half That’s Never Been Told: The Real-Life Reggae Adventures of Doctor Dread” (Akashic Books 2015), Gary Himelfarb a.k.a. “Dr. Dread” and the founder of

Rootsman Garth Dennis reflects on Reggae’s richness

Rudolph “Garth” Dennis occupies a storied, honorific place in the history of reggae music: In addition to a lengthy stretch as a lead singer for foundational roots reggae band

Reggae on the Mountain is the best reggae venue in Los Angeles

In mid-July, when summer’s heat sears L.A., Angelenos and savvy outsiders know the best, most refreshing, rejuvenating thing to do is to go to Reggae on the Mountain. Aptly

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