Tags Archives: Roots

If you have followed this blog you know I’m originally from Sweden and if you checked the documentary I subtitled and posted on the blog you know that there is a Swedish Reggae scene (one that goes back to the 70ies), it may not be big but it exists  More...

In a sonic landscape full of sex, violence and an ever growing influence of American gangstarap (I love quality gangstarap but I’m against Jamaican music trying to emulate it)┬áit’s re-assuring we got a new generation of Rasta prophets who int  More...

It’s quite amazing when you think of it, the impact that Jamaica has had on it’s former colonial master and the rest of the world. The seeds of this un-proportional influence was sown in the 50ies and 60ies when the Jamaican immigration to the  More...

While being one of the most musical places on earth with more talent than anywhere else Jamaica is also a poor country. A lot of people can not afford purchasing instruments, paying for tuition etc… This has lead to traditional bands not being that   More...

For the longest, artist “I-Kong” was one of Roots Reggae’s “best kept secrets”, he released an obscure album in the 70 ies that went for ridiculous sums (the few times it popped up) on Ebay and was only known by the hardcore   More...