Articles tagged reggae

Count Ossie and the Rasta Family: Man From Higher Heights

1983's Man From Higher Heights is an interesting chapter in the story of Count Ossie, but it succeeds in adding to that larger story more than it does as a stand-alone album.

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Local Music for Global Action: Massilia Sound System’s Political Intervention

Massilia introduced new themes into the repertoire of French left-wing music, exhorting listeners to confront postcolonial realities, embrace the increasingly multicultural character of French society, and combat the global neoliberal turn.

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Jago - “Struggling” feat. Galak Spiritual and Chief Rockas (Singles Going Steady)

Refreshing mix of head nod party vibes and socially aware lyrics.

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Tamy - “Dava Pra Ver” (audio) (premiere)

The Brazilian singer-songwriter takes her wide-ranging talent to American shores.

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Blindman - “Feels Good” (audio) (premiere)

Multiple genres mesh together comfortably on this vibrant pop/reggae track.

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Various Artists: Trevor Jackson Presents Science Fiction Dancehall Classics

Multimedia artist Jackson curates this deep dive into Adrian Sherwood's musical cauldron, from whence dub, Afrobeat, punk, and industrial emerge.

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Joss Stone: Water for Your Soul

Think of it as the aural equivalent of a Lego set. One can use the simple bricks in different styles and colors to make something that stands out as special.

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Alejandro Meola and Robinsones - ‘First Impressions’ (EP stream) (premiere)

The Argentina-raised musician explores blues, rock, and reggae on his first English-language release.

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Trevor Hall - “To Zion” (audio) (Premiere)

Singer-songwriter Trevor Hall's new track lovingly blends folk, reggae, and Sanskrit.

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John Brown’s Body: Kings and Queens in Dub

American reggae stalwarts go marching on as their 2013 album is given a successful makeover.

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Rocky Dawuni: Branches of the Same Tree

Rocky Dawuni fuses feel-good reggae vibes with innovative instrumentation, leaving an influential mark on the African roots scene.

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Counterbalance No. 133a: Bob Marley and the Wailers’ ‘Catch a Fire’

Quench me when I'm thirsty. Come on and cool me down, baby, when I'm hot. Your recipe is so tasty, when you show and stir your pot. Cooking up the 133rd most acclaimed album of all time in this week's Counterbalance.

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Cornell Campbell Meets Soothsayers: Nothing Can Stop Us

The lead singer of the Eternals reprises his deep roots forays with help from the new school.

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The Skatalites: Walk with Me

What most people know today as reggae music is really just ska which, tired from the hot Jamaica sunshine, decided to chill out and take a breather.

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Major Lazer: Free the Universe

Each bar straddles rapid snares that pop and snap like firecrackers rippling on a waterbed mattress of liquid bass. Is this starting to sound like dirty talk? Then you're starting to get it.

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31 Mar 2013 // 11:02 PM

The Lions: This Generation

Are we heading for a roots-reggae renaissance?

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23 Oct 2011 // 10:00 PM

Bio Ritmo: La Verdad

La Verdad captures the power and punch and authentic spontaneity of a live performance without sacrificing any studio polish.

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Extra Classic: Your Light Like White Lightning, Your Light Like a Laser Beam

Extra Classic pays homage, and shows its own vitality, when they build off of Jamaican music, but the band should find subject material a bit closer to home.

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Manu Chao: 5 September 2011 - New York

Labor Day at Terminal 5 with Manu Chao was as stirring as it was sweaty. That is, very.

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7 Jul 2011 // 10:00 PM

Bob Marley: The Untold Story

Bob Marley’s story is that of an archetype, which is why it continues to have such a powerful and ever-growing resonance: it embodies, among other themes, political repression, metaphysical and artistic insights, gangland warfare, and various periods in a mystical wilderness.

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Paul McCartney: Pure McCartney (take 2)

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"Pure McCartney really is a compilation for those wanted to dip their toes in wading pool instead of jumping waterfalls.

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