"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 >>
Major Lazer shows are unlike anything else you'll see at an EDM fest.
The Diplo-led crew's performances are an enthralling orgy of confetti-spraying machine guns, hyper-sexual dancing, and human-sized hamster balls, all set to a peculiar mixture of dancehall, dubstep, pop, and every other genre th ... More >>
Wanna lead a blessed existence full of irie vibes? Simply abide these nine Rasta-approved rules of conduct and you shall bask in the radiant glory of the Zion Lion: (1) Grow that ganja; (2) Get dreaded; (3) Praise Jah; (4) Start an Ital diet; (5) Smoke that ganja; (6) Listen to lots of reggae mus ... More >>
Seven months after a judge sentenced Grammy-winning reggae artist Buju Banton to ten years in Miami's Federal Correctional Institution on drug charges, an appeal by Buju is raising concerns that the feds entrapped the iconic and controversial performer. In this week's New Times, an investigatio ... More >>
Vibe out with Luciano and the Bayside Rocks fest.Almost exactly a year ago, local production company and activist organization ROCKAS MVMT summoned the righteousness of reggae and Jah's blessedness for the inaugural Bayside Rocks music festival, "a full day celebration of cultural awareness and c ... More >>
All photos by Laine DossBob Marley eternally give his "one love" salute at the Bob Marley Museum in Kingston.Short Order was recently invited to tour Jamaica, where we visited parts of the island not usually on the tourist radar. Yesterday, we shared our experience on a coffee plantation in the B ... More >>
Follow Luciano & the Jah Messenjah to Peacock Park.Just yesterday, we initiated you into the Rockaz MVMT, a 10,000-strong Jah-blessed army marching in peace through the Grove.
We taught you the mantra. We mapped out a little bit of the history. And we handed you directions to the meeting pl ... More >>
Join the MVMT with Warrior King and the Miami Reggae Festival.Out in the sloping, snaking streets of Coconut Grove, there are 10,000 Jah-blessed soldiers gathering for a peaceful revolution and they're chanting the opening lines of the Rockaz MVMT mantra: "We are universal people/Young, strong, ... More >>
Dance Messiah Bob Sinclar: he even looks like JesusLast week we previewed the upcoming February 11 performance by French superstar DJ-producer Bob Sinclar at SET.And if you thought we were kidding about this guy being the Jesus of dance music, just wait until you get a load of this interview, whe ... More >>
Buju cries for freedom!When discussing dancehall, there are certain names that come to mind, all coincidentally starting with the letter B, like Beanie Man, Bounty Killer, Buju Banton.
For some, those names are sacred. For others, they're curse words. And Buju Banton has definitely experienced h ... More >>
It can be difficult to keep track of all the musical offspring of
super-fertile reggae king Bob Marley.
Ziggy, Stephen, Julian, and Damian have each carved out their unique
notches in their reggae family tree. Julian, elder only to Damian,
creates music true to the traditional roots reggae legac ... More >>
Photo by Jack BurtSteel Pulse with Fourth Dimension
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Revolution, Fort Lauderdale
There is nothing like being in the presence of a vintage Rasta man, and David Hinds, Steel Pulse's frontman, is an especially potent one. He's been the driving, spliff-cheefing ... More >>
Bunny WailerDubFest Featuring Bunny Wailer, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Reel Big Fish, Goldfinger, and othersHollywood ArtsPark at Young CircleSaturday, September 5, 2009 Better Than: Anything that has come to the ArtsPark in a very long time.The Review:Last Saturday, the rain just wouldn't let up. B ... 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 >>
photo by Ben ThackerJahfeJahfeThe Clevelander, Miami BeachSunday, July 19, 2009 Better Than: Actually being in Cleveland The Review: Miami's hottest roots reggae/Haitian culture band Jahfe officially released (again) its long-awaited album, The Solution, Sunday night with an early evening ... More >>
Anyone who knows Lance-O of Kulcha Shok
can attest that he's one
of the hardest working local DJs in the business. Hell, to call him
DJ seems limiting since he not only plays out at bars and clubs on a
weekly basis, but also does radio, promotes shows, and produces his own
television progra ... More >>