Archive for December, 2011


Culture, Interview, Literature and Books, Music, Reggae

On Racial Frontiers: The New Culture of Frederick Douglass, Ralph Ellison and Bob Marley

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Dec 31
[amazon-product align="right"]0521643937[/amazon-product](January 2000) “I don’t think enough people look at Bob Marley’s European audience and ask: what is that all about?” Gregory Stephens tells me one sunny day outside of his El Cerrito, California home, ...
Dancehall, Music, Reggae

Download DJ Green B’s Latest Mix for Free

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Dec 30
[caption id="attachment_7449" align="alignright" width="180" caption="Selecta Green B"][/caption] Bay-Area based DJ, Green B, has recently released her latest mix as part of her Hot Gyal Promotions Series, 4.2. The female selector is part of the Coo-Yah! ...
CDs, Music, Reviews

CD Reviews: Various Artists, African Beat & Latin Beat

[amazon-product align="right"]B0057OOPJ6[/amazon-product]Things are getting to where just about every music compilation with “beat” or “groove” in the title is bound to be a collection of tunes designed for contemporary dance floors. I’m not opposed ...
CDs, Music, Reggae, Reviews

CD Review: The Simpkin Project, Everything You Want

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Dec 15
[amazon-product align="right"]B005HPA8PA[/amazon-product][Hughes Drive Productions, 2011]  The latest from the Huntington Beach, CA-based Simpkin Project is another smart set of inspired and dance-inducing reggae from a band that’s on the rise and sounding great. Their band ...
CDs, Dancehall, Music, Reggae, Reviews

CD Review: Ruff Scott, Roots and Culture

[amazon-product align="right"]B005T5O9XU[/amazon-product][Cool Breeze Records, 2011] If you’re a reggae artist and you release an album called "Roots and Culture," you had best be certain that the music is reflective of such a title and that ...
CDs, Dancehall, Music, Reggae, Reviews

CD Review: Shango Trex, Shango Trex

[amazon-product align="right"]B002CLKSDO[/amazon-product][Stashang/E2 Recordings, 2009] I don’t know where this guy is from or how his self-titled CD reached me (apparently a couple of years after its release). But whoever Shango Trex is, he can sing, ...
CDs, Music, Reggae, Reviews

CD Review: Warrior King, Tell Me How Me Sound

[amazon-product align="right"]B005LKRZQG[/amazon-product][Tads, 2011] If the title of this album is Warrior King’s way of asking for an honest assessment of how he sounds at this juncture in his career, I’m happy to respond. And while ...
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