Yesterday near Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Inner Circle's tour bus crashed into a highway cable barrier on Interstate 10 as the classic reggae band traveled to California to kick off its summer tour. A tire blowout was the cause. "Listen man, God is good," cofounder and guitarist Roger Lewis tells Cros ... More >>
"Like we say in Jamaica," Inner Circle founding guitarist Roger Lewis tells Crossfade, "it's a gladdy good thing for some smoke." This Saturday (AKA 4/20), Roger and his bruddas will be bringing the "Mary Mary" and "Boom Shaka Laka" to Sunset Cove Amphitheater with Steel Pulse. And it'll be a day t ... More >>
You're dead. But that doesn't mean you can't earn big bucks. Shit, croaking could be the best career move ever. Forbes recently broke down this year's most paid, most dead celebrities. And six of those ultra-wealthy, superdeceased folks are in the music business. Nothing's gonna stop them from sell ... More >>
In 1980, Bob Marley traveled to Brazil on a scouting mission with Island Records' Chris Blackwell and the Wailers' Junior Marvin, in preparation of a world tour. A year later, he was dead. But even though Marley never got to play Rio or São Paulo, the reggae man's musical influence had a serious ... More >>
What's up, fans of Jazid's International Thursdays? The series that has brought you such jammy jams as the Brazilian Cabana Cachaca, Rockea en Español, Noche Argentino and Parranda Colombiana adds a new theme to the apparently ever-growing sampling of international Latin landscapes. This Thursda ... More >>
Jacob KatelCurry Goat with Cabbage and Peas & Rice.We get a lot of credit for being a Latin stronghold, but as most who've been here (and left South Beach) know, the MIA is truly a Caribbean gateway, and Jamaican food is all over Miami. Only eat jerk chicken once a year at the Bob Marley Fest ... More >>
These days it's rare to find a new reggae act who embodies the genre's traditional roots. But such is the case with Rootz Underground, a six-man band formed 10 years ago out of "di yard" -- Jamaica. They not only sound right, but act right, singing conscious lyrics of justice and peace and matchi ... More >>
The aptly titled "Blazed and Confused Tour" is making a stop at Bicentennial Park in Miami on Saturday August 1. For those of you (read: all of us) who missed Snoop Dogg at Langerado this year, this is your chance to get incredibly high (on music of course) with a few thousand likeminded friends. Jo ... More >>
Invazion (Hypercube Records)
The Miami Science Museum knows what your weekend plans are.
The Haitian Compas Festival drums up beats and island support.
Techari Live (Six Degrees)
Our guide to the 15th annual Caribbean Festival.
Photojournalist Peter Simons shares his Reggae Scrapbook.
And mama needs a massage, stat!
Get funky-fresh dressed to impress at Kraftworks
Youll want to inhale THCv2.0
An independent record store finds its own level
July 28-August 3, 2005
Shining Time VP Records
Would Bob Marley have paid $28 admission to the Bob Marley Festival?
Deejays have nowhere left to go but into song
Chris Blackwell moves into the digi-Web-world-global-video age
Poverty, dancehall, and sound systems in modern-day Kingston, Jamaica
Watcha gonna do, Inner Circle, make one of the hottest recording studios in the nation?
The Caribbean Juice Bar
Sounds of the Caribbean
Kids in Exile: Right-winging it
February 11 - 17, 1999
At Blue Note the old music world's en garde for exploring