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DJ Yaadcore discusses Righteous Reggae and Raging Fyah

Q: I’m [at the Ninth Annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival] speaking with Yaadcore, DJ for [reggae artist] Protoje and a founder of the “Dubwise” movement. Thank you for talking with me. Could you please briefly introduce yourself and say […]

DJ Yaadcore discusses Righteous Reggae and Raging Fyah

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Q: I’m [at the Ninth Annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival] speaking with Yaadcore, DJ for [reggae artist] Protoje and a founder of the “Dubwise” movement. Thank you for talking with me. Could you please briefly introduce yourself and say […]

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Cali Roots Festival: Nine years young and growing

A Photo-Essay of the 9th Annual “Cali Roots” (Monterey, California; May 25-27, 2018) At page 273 of renowned reggae historian Roger Steffens's highly acclaimed book "So Much Things To Say:

Reggae is the heartbeat of the festival

Last summer the New York Times reported that Grammy-nominated reggae star Chronixx told a crowd during one of his electric performances: “This is the beautiful sound of reggae music

Reggae star Etana emphasizes equality

Lauded by the BBC as the “greatest music teacher who ever lived,” Nadia Boulanger once described the ecstasy that listeners of reggae star Etana’s new album, Reggae Forever, feel:

Wishbone Ash coming to Southern California

One of the guitar bands of the Classic Rock era, Wishbone Ash, will be coming to southern California venues this April. The Canyon Club in Agoura Hills April 20, The

Majestic meditations with Jesse Royal

Jesse Royal is one of the brightest stars in music today. Cutting edge and conscious, Royal, a Rasta singer “affectionately known” as “The Small Axe,” exudes a regal presence

Furys return to the Whisky a Go Go

All you old punks take note! Send the grandkids back to their parents and clear your calendar on February 16. You need to get your tickets for the return

Keith and Tex: A revealing conversation with the Rocksteady Rulers

Despite a near thirty-year separation, perhaps no singing duo in music history has enjoyed a comparably resilient, prolific, and successful partnership, as Jamaican rocksteady icons Keith Rowe and Phillip

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

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

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