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The Author Profile: Paul Salvatori is a philosophy instructor and reggae musician from Toronto, currently residing in Ottawa. He contributes to Jahworks.org as an interviewer, and as a CD reviewer of both reggae and non-reggae alike. His own music can be heard at www.myspace.com/badguyreggae.

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Interview: Richie Spice Releases New Acoustic Album




Though phone and miles away, a revealing picture of Richie Spice, the down-to-earth reggae artist from St. Andrew, Jamaica emerged as we spoke. I felt I was not just talking to the artist Richie Spice, but to Richell Bonner the person–amazingly talented and devoted to music. I am a long time listener of Spice. And […]






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Jah Kettle at the Ottawa Reggae Festival




This was an impromptu performance by Kettle at the Ottawa Reggae Festival 2010 in Le Breton Flats, arguably the best the Ottawa Reggae Festival had to offer with all the no-shows of its headliners this year. Video and editing by Paul Salvatori: [httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3y6Q5Ra8_A]






CD Review: Gappy Ranks, Put the Stereo On




Gappy Ranks, Put the Stereo On [VP Records, 2010] Standing out most in Ranks’ debut album is an original blend of contemporary and classic sound. It combines instrumentals reminiscent of the Studio One era, as on “Happiest Day Of My Life” and “Pumpkin Belly” (remake of the Tenor Saw original), with the modern versatility of […]






Reasoning with Ce’Cile




The reggae diva Ce’Cile has always held some interest to me, not only for her multifaceted talent but what I find to be her perhaps most distinctive quality: genuine confidence to say just how she will romance her beloved, rather than embodying the overwrought song cliché of lady waiting for romance. I wanted to get […]






Video: Cham, Mr. Vegas, Lady Saw at Montreal International Reggae Festival




This video features the second day dancehall artistes at the Montreal International Reggae Festival, that took place on August 7, 2010. The video features Cham, Lady Saw, Little John, and Mr. Vegas. This video contains adult themes and language, so please be mindful if children are around. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdDOwyrYoic






Bunny Wailer To Headline 2010 Montreal International Reggae Festival




The Montreal International Reggae Festival (MIRF) returns to the Quays of The Old Port with a slate of renowned artists who carry on the legacy of Caribbean music. Original Wailers member, Bunny Wailer, makes his long awaited Montreal appearance at this seventh staging of what has become a tradition for Reggae music supporters from around […]






Reasoning with Alborosie




On Monday, May 10, 2010, I had the unique opportunity to talk to the Italian reggae star, Alberto D’Ascola (a.k.a. Alborosie). Born 1977 in Marsala, Sicily and later moving with his family to the north of Italy, the talented artist and musician spoke to me from Jamaica, his current home, while I was in Ottawa, […]






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Paul Salvatori is a philosophy instructor and reggae musician from Toronto, currently residing in Ottawa. He contributes to Jahworks.org as an interviewer, and as a CD reviewer of both reggae and non-reggae alike. His own music can be heard at www.myspace.com/badguyreggae.

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