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Larry McDonald: “I just wanted to be the conga player”

Larry McDonald is one of the most accomplished percussionists in the world. Honored in Jamaica in 2011 with a lifetime achievement award, for over fifty years McDonald has recorded and toured with pioneering performers, such as the late jazz and […]

Larry McDonald: “I just wanted to be the conga player”

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Larry McDonald is one of the most accomplished percussionists in the world. Honored in Jamaica in 2011 with a lifetime achievement award, for over fifty years McDonald has recorded and toured with pioneering performers, such as the late jazz and […]

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Lee “Scratch” Perry’s “Underground Truths” at L.A.’s Dub Club

Top photo: Lee “Scratch” Perry performing at the Dub Club in Los Angeles  It’s hard to gauge the immensity of Lee “Scratch” Perry’s contributions to music. By dint of boundless

Black Uhuru: A bull session at the beach with Andrew Bees

Black Uhuru’s Duckie Simpson and Andrew Bees at the Moto Beach Classic, Orange County, California Anyone familiar with legendary, Grammy Award-winning reggae band Black Uhuru knows what reggae historian Roger

Safeguarding Bob Marley with “So Much Things to Say”

In reviewing Roger Steffens’s latest book, So Much Things to Say: The Oral History of Bob Marley, Hua Hsu asserts in The New Yorker that Steffens’s contribution to the

King Yellowman defends gay rights at Reggae on the Mountain

Born with albinism in 1956, dancehall music legend King Yellowman was rejected from birth. As a baby, he was found in a supermarket’s trash heap in Kingston, Jamaica. Miraculously

Music royalty & Raging Fyah figure prominently at Reggae on the Mountain 2017

When Yellowman, the perennially provocative “King of Dancehall Music,” pointed at the assembled crowd at this year’s eighth annual Reggae on the Mountain (July 22-23) in California, “nobody move,

King Crimson coming to Greek Theatre

King Crimson To Tour North America Summer 2017 To Accompany Forthcoming Live EP “Heroes” Seminal rock band King Crimson begins their 2017 North American tour with the summer leg including

Elvin Bishop to play at Del Mar Fairgrounds

Elvin Bishop's latest CD, ELVIN BISHOP'S BIG FUN TRIO, is rootsy, spirited, soulful and smile-inducing blues, performed by serious musicians hell-bent on having a good time. ELVIN BISHOP'S BIG

Marcia Ball and Lil’ Ed to perform in San Diego in May

ALLIGATOR ARTISTS TO PERFORM IN SAN DIEGO! Alligator Records artists Marcia Ball and Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials will perform at the Gator By The Bay Festival in San

Don Carlos: Twenty minutes with the reggae legend

With his signature sweet voice and a successful career spanning over four decades, Don Carlos is unquestionably a legendary figure in reggae music. The worldwide appeal of Carlos’ unique

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