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CD Review: Zion, Crying for Freedom

[Skank Records, 2011-11-12] The artist called Zion is hugely reminiscent stylistically, and in his vocal timbre, to Bob Marley (as […]

CD Review: Ossie Dellimore, Reggae Music

[Skank Records, 2010] I complain occasionally about the exceedingly narrow lyrical focus of most Rastafarian songwriters, meaning too much of […]

Documentary to Feature Gentleman and Alborosie

Directors Noël Dernesch and Moritz Springer have spent over six years on their “Journey to Jah” documentary which follows the […]

CD Review: Easy Star All-Stars, First Light

[Easy Star, 2011] We all know the NYC-based Easy Star All-Stars are unbeatable when it comes to providing backup for […]

CD Review: David Solid Gould vs. Bill Laswell, Dub of the Passover

[Tzadik, 2011] Among several breakaways from John Brown’s Body is bassist David “Solid” Gould, who, like former JBB frontman Kevin […]

CD Review: Boubacar Traore, Mali Denhou

[Lusafrica, 2011] Hard to believe it’s been six years since Boubacar Traore’s quietly stunning Kongo Magni CD was released, but […]

CD Review: Seun Anikulapo Kuti & Egypt 80, From Africa With Fury – Rise

[Knitting Factory Records, 2011] Seun Anikulapo Kuti, son of Nigerian Afrobeat creator and icon Fela Kuti, began performing with his […]