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Grammy Nominees Raging Fyah- The Ogden Theater Denver

Interview by Kizzy Riske and Susan Underwood   Photos by © Robin Shaffer   We were fortunate enough to see Grammy nominees Raging Fyah for the second time in just a few months in Denver. We got to see them in August when Protoje came through and then again on February 9th at the Ogden…
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March 2, 2017
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Hempress Sativa- Interview

Interview and photos by Jan Salzman February 18, 2017 San Diego, California   I met up with Hempress Sativa after her set at the Tribute to the Reggae Legends Festival at the World Beat center in San Diego, California. I was sitting to the side of the stage backstage and she came off stage and…
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February 28, 2017
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Songs From Zion – Kristine Alicia

Interview by Jennifer Cheshire Kristine Alicia burst onto the reggae scene with her new album Songs From Zion produced by Rory "Stone Love" Gilligan, released on February 17 and is set to take the world by storm.  "Where did she come from? Isn't she a gospel singer?" you may ask. Kristine Alicia is a singer/songwriter who was…
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February 23, 2017
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Bugle: The Art of Being Yourself

By Shelah Moody “If you’re in Jamaica, if you’re not sick, you’re supposed to be doing fabulous,” said Bugle. During a Monday evening phone interview, rising dancehall star, Bugle answers my ice breaking question, “How are you doing,” with a hearty laugh. As it turns out, the baritone singer/DJ is doing mighty fine. He was…
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February 6, 2017
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Jemere Morgan ~ Transition Interview

By Maliika Waker “Open up your heart and your mind, Am telling you it’s time to realize, The jah love is real.”   From Try Jah Love by Jemere Morgan feat, Gramps Morgan   Some people are born with unique gifts that should be shared with the world.  Jemere Morgan was gifted with a beautiful…
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February 3, 2017
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What’s Cooking with Ziggy Marley?

Seven-Time Grammy Winner Launches Family Cook Book in Menlo Park, CA By Shelah Moody with Safi Wa Narobi of KPFA F.M. Berkeley “The food of my youth, and my wife’s Orly’s, continues to be the food of our adulthood. An Israeli of Iranian decent, Orly really understands food and family.  She grew up in a…
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November 15, 2016
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Getting to Know Rochelle Bradshaw & Hypnotion

Rochelle grew up surrounded by music.  The great Burning Spear used to rehearse in her living room.  She joined her first band when she was 13 years old, and still continues to share her gift with the world.  Rochelle is currently the lead singer of Rochelle Bradshaw & Hypnotion.  When she is not performing, rehearsing…
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October 10, 2016
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Anthony B Interview

interview by Maliika Walker “When we say ‘burn fire’ we don’t mean take a match and light somebody, we are saying get rid of these things that are no good for humanity.” Keith Anthony Blair (Anthony B) was born in Clarkstown, Trelawny, Jamaica in 1976 and was raised in the Seventh Day Adventist Church.  Anthony…
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July 15, 2016
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Up Close and Personal with Sizzla

As Told to Olimatta Taal -Intro by Shelah Moody  Sizzla Kalonji and the Fire House Crew perform Saturday, Aug. 5 at The 32nd Annual Reggae on the River Festival, Humboldt County, CA, www.reggaeontheriver.com. “The Lord reigns forever; he has established his throne for judgment.He rules the world in righteousness and judges the peoples with equity.…
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July 14, 2016
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Protoje Interview

by Sista Irie, photojournalist, Austin, Texas Sista Irie caught up with Protoje as he was chilling in Kingston between tours. With three amazing albums under his belt, Protoje has firmly established himself as one of the most recognizable artists aligned with the Reggae Revival. Protoje has played all over the world for his amazing fans…
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July 14, 2016
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Up Close and Personal with Harrison Stafford

By Shelah Moody Photos by Lee Abel Photography When you think of Harrison Stafford, Bob Marley’s song “Easy Skankin” comes to mind. Watching him open for Bunny Wailer at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, backed by an upcoming reggae band from Santa Cruz, CA called Pure Roots, singing and dancing with a joyous spirit,…
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May 5, 2016
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Who is Esther Anderson?

Esther Anderson was born in the parish of St. Mary on the north coast of Jamaica. Her father Randolph Anderson was an architect and planter. Her mother, Ivy Mae Mahon, belonged to a well-established Indian community in St Mary. She studied at Highgate High School and at the Quaker Finishing School, where she joined the…
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May 5, 2016
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F Y A K I N

 Musician, Performer, Producer, Writer - Reggae / Reggae Soul / Dancehall - If music can ever be described to have an element of “refined rawness” then you have aptly described Fyakin’s music. A young talent to rise out of Portmore, Fyakin is here to claim his place in music history with his honest lyrics and…
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March 3, 2016
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Davianah Music

by Empress K Davianah, the young, vivacious 23 year old singer and songwriter has been surrounded by the music business her entire life.  Following in the footsteps of her famous father, veteran Reggae artist Tony Rebel,  this next generation Rebel became interested in her own music career at the early age of 6.  At approximately…
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March 3, 2016
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The Revolution and Revelation of the Mystic Revealers

“There’s a natural mystic blowing through the air, if you listen carefully now, you will hear..” Bob Marley The MYSTIC REVEALERS play a unique role, past and present, in their contribution to a fertile  environment that defined Rastafari philosophy as the root of Jamaican music. For those who do not know Jamaica’s, Billy “Mystic” Wilmott,…
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March 3, 2016
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Tarrus Riley aka “Singy Singy”

Interview: Maliika Walker “No I never been someone shy Until I seen your eyes Still I had to try, yeah Oh yes, let me get my words right and then approach you Woman I’ll treat you like a man is suppose to” Tarrus Riley has a gift that he shares with his fans.  That gift…
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January 7, 2016
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Jah Mason “Love and Wisdom”

By: Empress K Jah Mason has created an extensive catalog of music over the course of his nearly 25 year career. His latest album, aptly-titled, Love and Wisdom is his 20th official studio album and the first project with New Creation Records, his new management team based in Atlanta, GA. In high spirits after a…
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January 7, 2016
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Khari Kill discusses new video premiere of “D Ting Send”

Massive B Label's Skateland Riddim Empress K -Reggae Reflection Photo © @Mkanbergs In 2005, International Reggae artist Khari Kill from Trinidad and Tobago achieved key recognition for his well known chart-topping hit, Picture of Selassie (on the Truth & Rights riddim) produced by Bobby Konders for the Massive B label. A full length album of…
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December 28, 2015
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EXCLUSIVE! Midnight Raver Interview with ‘Dreadtown’ director

MIDNIGHT RAVER interviews Yoni Gal, director of Dreadtown: The Story of Steel Pulse   The long-awaited documentary film about legendary reggae act Steel Pulse may see a 2016 release says director Yoni Gal, who together with Oscar® nominated producer Mike Lerner, has spent the past several years of his life unearthing hours of unseen archive material from friends,…
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December 1, 2015
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Reggae Artist TUFF LIKE IRON

Blending Purpose with Fury & Passion Biography written by Grace Vanriel Pulsating spirituality and pure creative energy through every vein, songwriter and vocalist Kindele Aixe known on-stage as Tuff Like Iron is a multitalented songstress, with an already established track record in the world of fashion design, who is also quickly gaining recognition on the…
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November 5, 2015
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Alaine – Ten of Hearts

Interview by : Maliika Walker Alaine has the voice of love. When I hear her voice I hear the sweet sounds of how beautiful love can be. Not just romantic love but self-love, general love of all people, just love. Her voice embodies a feeling that she truly is living the lyrics she is saying.…
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November 5, 2015
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Abby Dallas

If Lady Saw is a deejay that sings sometimes, then Abby Dallas is a singer that deejays sometimes. So, think a blend of Tessanne Chin with a little more street cred and a bit of Lady Saw with much more subtlety and you would not be far off from Abby Dallas. That Abby Dallas is…
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November 5, 2015
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Shuga

Misty Campbell is a Jamaican international recording artist and winner of the competitive national TV program, Jamaica Digicel Rising Stars (J.D.R.S - 2009). Best known as “Shuga”, the artist adapted her moniker depicting the sweet sugary sound of her vocal ability. Embodying the spirit of a rebel with positive messages, Shuga’s mission is to create…
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November 5, 2015
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“The Crown Princess” Marla Brown

Deborah Adela Marla Brown (born November 5th 1986), popularly known as Marla, is the youngest child of the late, great Crown Prince of Reggae, Dennis Emanuel Brown. With a history of professionalism through the arts, young Brown is no stranger to performance and entertainment. Having Ballet, Street and Contemporary dance as her foundation, Marla has…
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November 5, 2015