Tag Archives: Reggae

Das Contras: Live at Cafe Royal review

A cold and wet November evening in Edinburgh was rapidly replaced with the welcoming warmth and soul of Das Contras in Cafe Royal. Initial impressions of the ensemble on stage were of lounge music. But only if your lounge is … Continue reading

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Lucky Dube "House Of Exile" video R.I.P.

Lucky Dube

Lucky Dube (August 3, 1964 - October 18, 2007). A few years ago a good friend introduced South African reggae artist Lucky Dube's music to me - and I immediately fell for his voice and vocal harmonies. We share some fond memories - hanging out, listening to Lucky Dube and discussing his lyrics [...] Continue reading

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Corey Harris - Zion Crossroads release + interview

Corey Harris

Corey Harris has recently released his latest album, 'Zion Crossroads' on Telarc Records. The CD is a "celebration of roots reggae, Ras Tafari, Ethiopia, and the African continent" and has received many accolades for being one of the best reggae albums of the year. With his busy schedule, Corey has taken the time out to answer some questions for Band Weblogs [...] Continue reading

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Ras Nas to perform at the Oslo World Music Festival

Ras Nas - Oslo World Music Festival

Ras Nas aka Nasibu Mwanukuzi, a musician and poet from Tanzania, is one of the artists at this year's Oslo World Music Festival. The Festival, one of the biggest in Scandinavia in the World Music genre, takes place in Oslo, Norway from 30th October - 4th November, 2007 [...] Continue reading

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Mikey Murka releases debut solo album In The Name Of Love

Mikey MurkaThe debut solo album,'In The Name Of Love' from Mikey Murka is available now through iTunes and Reality Shock Records. Mikey Murka first came to the attention of reggae fans worldwide way back in the the early 80's. Having grown up in Jamaica, Mikey moved to London as a teenager and began singing on the legendary Unity Sound [...] Continue reading

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Kobo Town to bring calypso magic to The Montreal Jazz Festival

Toronto based roots-calypso act Kobo Town has been invited to play the 28th edition of the prestigious Festival International de Jazz de Montreal on Canada Day, July 1, 2007. The full band will be performing on the outdoor Samsung Stage … Continue reading

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Grimy Styles releases debut album Rewind with tour dates

Grimy Styles, Austin-based instrumental dub roots reggae outfit, is excited to announce the release of debut album, 'Rewind,' and accompanying tour set to kick off June 13th with 16 dates confirmed in New Mexico, Arizona, California, Utah, Colorado and Texas. … Continue reading

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Blue King Brown Water video, Live Earth Australia

Blue King Brown. Yes - that's right - Blue King Brown. Savor the words, roll them around a few times and if in fact you haven't heard of Blue King Brown before then this will probably not be the last … Continue reading

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Karlex supports new Ghetto Fabulous release with Holland tour

Lil' People Records announced dates for Haitian American artist Karlex' tour Holland. The series of shows is in support of the Dutch release of his album "Ghetto Fabulous" on March 13. Karlex will first play in Haarlem on April 17th … Continue reading

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Kobo Town brings Independence to Club Balattou in Montreal

Toronto-based roots-calypso act Kobo Town will be performing their¬† inaugural Montreal show at the renowned Club Balattou on Thursday,¬† March 22nd at 9:00 PM. Located at 4372 Boulevard St-Laurent, Club Balattou has been the driving force behind world music in … Continue reading

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