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za 06/11 ISRAEL VIBRATION, TLP, Turntable Dubbers

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ISRAEL VIBRATION, TLP, Turntable Dubbers
Israel Vibration: rootsreggae op z'n best door een groep die kan buigen op een jarenlange live ervaring én een resem hits, waarvan The Same Song ongetwijfeld het grootste anthem is. Jaren geleden overwonnen de groepsleden vooroordelen, armoede en ziekte. Ze werden in dezelfde poliokliniek behandeld en botsten jaren daarna terug op elkaar in Kingston. Alledrie waren ze ondertussen overtuigd rastafari met een grote liefde voor muziek. 6 jaar lang traden ze op in de straten van Kingston in ruil voor voedsel en onderdak. Tot ze ontdekt werden en het tot absolute grootheden schopten in de roots reggae. Met hun inspirerende teksten verkondigen ze overal ter wereld hun boodschap vol peace, love and harmony, verpakt in hemelse en melodieuze laid back rootsreggae.

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Lion Paw Movement

Lion Paw Movement
Reggae Roots 'n Dub soundsystem from Antwerp.

Chuman Sound

Chuman Sound
Het Ieperse Chuman Sound won eind 2011 de Hotel Jamaica warm-up contest. Hun stijl wordt gekenmerkt door een eigenwijze mixtape van roots en dancehall. Deze sfeermakers zijn bekend van de Rewind-optredens in Fenix in Brugge. Ze deelden eerder het podium met Mystic Breeze Collective, Black Chiney en Sentinel Sound.

Reality Souljah's Soundsystem

Reality Souljah's Soundsystem
RealitySoundSystem/RealitySoulJahs...
Voice of the People......
Equality & Justice for All Mankind...
Blessed Love...


Reality Sound System was founded in 1990. Reality SoulJahs in 2005.

The Subtitles

The Subtitles

Capleton

Capleton
King Shango, King David, The Fireman and The Prophet. A wise man once said that a prophet is not without honour save in his own country and so it has been with Capleton. While the veteran DJ's words and works long ago earned him the title of "The Prophet", the respect and honor that should rightfully be his have been a long time coming. "Anytime you try to uplift righteousness and upliftment of the people them, then you ah go get a fight", says the hottest entertainer in the worldwide reggae fraternity. "Bob Marley come do it and them fight him. And when Bob Marley dead, that's when they start to endorse him. I already aware of this, I am not unaware. So I know the more them fight I is the more I get stronger" In the fast-moving world of dancehall reggae, fame and success are hard to obtain and easy to lose. Fans can be fickle, and trends change in the blink of an eye, leaving most entertainers with painfully short career spans. Only a rare few can remain relevant from year to year, holding their audience's attention and leaving them crying for more. His lyrics are deep, precise, and thoughtful. His stage shows are nothing less than dynamic, explosive performances. But his remarkable staying power and longevity may be Capleton's greatest gift. Born Clifton George Bailey III on April 13, 1967, in the rural parish of St. Mary, Capleton earned his future stage name from friends who were so impressed with his sharp reasoning skills that they named him after the most famous lawyer in town.

Gregory Isaacs

Gregory Isaacs
Gregory Isaacs is a Reggae singer/songwriter, born Gregory Anthony Isaacs on 15 July 1950 in Fletchers Land, Kingston, Jamaica, and is known as "The Cool Ruler" for his seductive crooning vocal style. Gregory attributes his greatest musical influences to R&B greats Sam Cooke and Percy Sledge, in addition to Delroy Wilson, Alton Ellis and Ken Boothe. In the late 1960's, Gregory first performed in a vocal trio called The Concords, after being encouraged by Byron Lee; but 1970 the group had split up and the singer songwriter would form his own imprint, African Museum. In the late 1970s, he emerged as one of the most prolific and popular recording artists in Jamaica. He released a number of self-produced singles on his own African Museum (JA) label with Errol Dunkley. Much of Isaacs' output reflected the 'conscious' themes of Roots Reggae, but Isaacs was equally adept at interpreting more mainstream Lovers Rock material. Early hits include "My Only Lover", "Sinner Man" and "Mr. Cop", recorded at Lee Perry's Black Ark Studio. A period in the 1970s with the GG's label and its producer Alvin Ranglin produced hits like "Border" and "Number One". Personal problems affected him, particularly battles with a cocaine addiction and possession charge; which prevented him from touring in North America for a significant part of his career, until a pardon could eventually be secured.

Lutan Fyah

Lutan Fyah
" ... Rastafari livity means to tolerate and to live side by side with those of other faiths no matter which race, no matter which class. The purpose of Haile Selassie is to see that we become one in unity and love ... and that is my purpose." Lutan Fyah Much, much more than a deejay, much more than a singer and more than a chanter too Lutan Fyah also plays guitar, keyboards and the kette drum. He holds strong beliefs in originality at all times and so he is a songwriter too and, as the New Millennium has progressed, he has developed his very own idiosyncratic and unique vocal styling. He embraced the Rastafarian religion at the age of sixteen but his songs are not always strictly Rasta. As a "living man with work to do" he ranges over all subjects and everything and anything can inspire him to write, to play, to chant, to sing and to deejay. Preaching to the converted can prove to be a fairly easy task but to take the same message all around the world is a totally different ball game. Born Anthony Martin in Thompson Pen, Spanish Town in the parish of St. Catherine, Jamaica his formative years were spent in an environment where music was omnipresent. His grandfather ran a Sound System and artists such as Lt. Stitchie, Papa San and Lady G would gather in the family's yard to practise and perfect their skills on the microphone. "I grew up around a Sound System. Music flows through my bones ..." Lutan Fyah Music proved to be an incredible influence on young Anthony but sport, and football in particular, proved to be another and he started playing as a midfielder, a position where he excelled, in teams in his local community. He graduated to his school team, St. Andrew Technical High School, and eventually made the grade as a professional in Jamaican Premier League clubs De la Vega and Constant Spring; but the call of music proved too strong to resist and in 1999 he hung up his football boots and took the first steps towards a musical career. Like so many others before and after Anthony Martin trod that same dispiriting round of Kingston's studios and record producers where he was met with indifference and at times ignorance. However there was a different reception at Mark Myrie's Aksum Studios where the young chanter's promise was immediately recognised and he passed his audition with flying colours. The man now known as Lutan Fyah spent what he terms his 'internship' at Gargamel where he recorded over sixteen songs for Buju Banton while also freelancing for other producers. His debut release was actually for the Crazy Hate label and 'Ambassador' signalled the arrival of a significant new talent in Kingston's musical maelstrom. The resurgence of the Rastafarian influence and the Bobo Dread phenomenon in reggae music was an indicator of serious times in Jamaica as a new generation of singers and deejays came to the conclusion that the only credible solution to the current malaise was to "love the word of God and thy neighbour as thyself". Others, who shall remain nameless, were not slow to realise that this presented a heaven sent opportunity to jump aboard the bandwagon for a handy ride on the fast track to fame and money. Many futile attempts were made to hitch a ride to stardom and the words of God were readily mouthed by tongues that had previously been wrapped around the more worldly concerns of the dance hall. But artists such as Lutan Fyah were there for the long run for "the race is not to the swift" and his music was at all times driven by his deep beliefs. His devotion to the Rastafarian religion has meant that he has stayed the course while so many pretenders have fallen by the wayside.

Don Carlos

Don Carlos
De Jamaicaanse reggaezanger Don Carlos draait al meer dan veertig jaar mee. In 1965 zette hij zijn eerste stappen op het rood-geel-groene reggaepad als solozanger, maar zijn carrière nam pas echt een vlucht toen hij in 1973 het trio Black Uhuru vormde. Carlos had een groot aandeel in de productie van het legendarische Black Uhuru-album Love Crisis, later heruitgebracht als Black Sounds Of Freedom. Don Carlos besloot verrassenderwijs na 3 jaar om uit deze band te stappen en een solo-carriere op te starten.

Het zou echter tot in 1981 duren voor zijn echte doorbraak kwam met het heavy roots & culture album getiteld 'Suffering'.
Daarna ging het snel, de albums volgden elkaar in rap tempo op waarvan 'Harvest Time', 'Day to Day Living' en 'Them Never Know Natty Dread Have Him Credential', toch wel de bekendsten zijn. In de jaren daarna bleef de reputatie van Don Carlos maar groeien, tot aan de reunie van Black Uhuru begin jaren '90 toe.

Max Romeo

Max Romeo
Max Romeo (born Maxwell Livingston Smith, 22 November 1947, St. D'Acre, St. James, Jamaica), is a reggae and roots reggae recording artist who has achieved chart success in his home country, and in the UK. The singer who put the rude in rude boy, Max Romeo was responsible for launching an entirely new sub-genre of reggae, whose overtly suggestive lyrics caused an outcry but took a massive hold of the music scene regardless. Yet innuendo was the least of the singer's stylings, previous to the release of his infamous "Wet Dream," Romeo had garnered a string of sweet hits with the vocal trio the Emotions. And once the nocturnal naughtiness faded, the singer established himself as one of the most important figures in the roots scene. He left home at the age of 14 and worked on a sugar plantation outside Clarendon, cleaning out irrigation ditches, before winning a local talent competition when he was 18; prompting a move to the capital, Kingston, in order to achieve a successful musical career. In 1965 he joined up with Kenneth Knight and Lloyd Shakespeare in The Emotions, whilst also working as a record plugger for Ken Lack's Caltone label. The group were unsuccessful in auditions for other producers, but Lack offered them an audition after overhearing Smith singing to himself as he worked one day. In 1966, the group had their first hit, with the Lack-produced, "(Buy You) A Rainbow". The Emotions went on to have several hit singles and by 1968, the singer, by this point known as Max Romeo, felt confident enough to launch a solo career. Working with producer Bunny Lee, the young star recorded a number of pop songs, mainly love ballads, but they failed to be popular and so he returned to The Emotions, now recording for Phil Pratt. During this time he began work as a sales representative for Bunny Lee and did some recording with The Hippy Boys, which would later became The Upsetters. Later on in 1968, Romeo wrote new lyrics for the rhythm track of Derrick Morgan's "Hold You Jack" and handed them over to Lee. Morgan, who was due to add his vocals to the track, ultimately gave it a miss, as did several other vocalists (including John Holt and Slim Smith), leading the producer to turn to Romeo to sing the lyrics he had written. The result, "Wet Dream", was an instant hit in Jamaica, although in the UK it was met with a BBC Radio ban, despite Romeo's somewhat-disingenuous claim that the song was actually about a roof that has a leak. Still, the ban only made it more popular and the single charted in the Top Ten, in the UK Singles Chart, spending almost six months therein, before featuring on his LP, A Dream, which included several follow-up singles in a similar vein, such as "Mini Skirt Version", "Fish in the Pot", "Belly Woman", and "Wine Her Goosie".[1] A UK tour also met with Romeo being banned from performing at several venues, although many allowed him to play, the singer staying in the UK for eighteen months. In 1970, Romeo returned to Jamaica and set-up Romax, an unsuccessful record label and sound system. Following which, he recorded several singles, mainly with old producer Bunny Lee, before going on to work a host of other producers including Niney Holness. This was followed by a period of which saw the release of a series of politically charged singles, most advocating the democratic socialist People's National Party (PNP), which chose his song, "Let The Power Fall On I", as their campaign theme for the 1972 Jamaican general election. Romeo joined the PNP Musical Bandwagon, travelling around Jamaica, playing on the back of a truck. After this, Romeo recorded a number of religious songs, until he worked with producer Lee "Scratch" Perry, producing the classic singles "Three Blind Mice" (an adaptation of the nursery rhyme with lyrics about a police raid on a party), "Sipple Out Deh", and "I Chase the Devil". A remixed version of "Sipple Out Deh", entitled "War Ina Babylon", was another popular track in the UK, the first fruits of his deal with Island Records, and was followed by an album of the same name, and a follow-up single "One Step Forward". Shortly after this the pair fell out, leaving Romeo to self-produce his follow-up album, Reconstruction, which could not match the success of its predecessor. Perry's animosity towards Romeo was demonstrated by his single "White Belly Rat", with Perry also writing the word 'Judas' over a photograph of Romeo on the wall of his Black Ark studio. He moved to New York City in 1978, where he co-wrote (with Hair producer Michael Butler) the musical, Reggae, which he also starred in. In 1980 he appeared as a backing vocalist on "Dance" on The Rolling Stones album Emotional Rescue. In 1981, the favour was returned when Keith Richards (of The Rolling Stones) co-produced and played on Romeo's album, Holding Out My Love to You. The rest of his output during the decade went practically unnoticed, with Romeo finding work at a New York electronics store. He returned to Jamaica in 1990, and began touring and recording more regularly. He visited the UK again in 1992, recording the albums Far I Captain of My Ship and Our Rights with Jah Shaka. In 1995 he recorded Cross of the Gun with Tappa Zukie, and he joined up with UK rhythm section/production team Mafia & Fluxy in 1999 for the album Selassie I Forever. His music has been sampled by other artists; The Prodigy sampled his track "I Chase the Devil" for their 1992 UK Top Ten hit "Out of Space". Kanye West has also used samples from it to produce Jay-Z's hit song "Lucifer", which appeared on Jay-Z's 2003 release - The Black Album. "I Chase the Devil" is featured on the reggae radio station K-JAH Radio West in a popular videogame Grand Theft Auto San Andreas, released in October 2004. Romeo's single "Sipple Out Deh" appeared in John Peel's Record Box. - Albums: A Dream (1970) Trojan Let The Power Fall (1972) Dynamic Revelation Time (1975) Black World War Ina Babylon (1976) Island Reconstruction (1979) Island I Love My Music (1979) Wackies Rondos (1980) King Kong Holding Out My Love to You (1981) Shanachie Transition (1989) Rohit Fari - Captain of My Ship (1992) Jah Shaka Our Rights (1992) Jah Shaka Cross or the Gun (1995) Tappa Zukie Selassie I Forever (1999) Mafia & Fluxy Love Message (1999) Warriors Something is Wrong (1999) Warriors In This Time (2001) 3D (Max Romeo & Tribu Acustica) Pocomania Songs (2007) Ariwa Sounds - Compilations: Max Romeo Meets Owen Gray At King Tubby's Studio (1984) Culture Press (with Owen Gray) Max Romeo and the Upsetters (1989) Wet Dream (1993) Crocodisc McCabee Version (1995) Sonic Sounds Open The Iron Gate (1999) Blood & Fire The Many Moods of Max Romeo (1999) Jamaican Gold Pray For Me: The Best of Max Romeo 1967-73 (2000) Trojan Records Perilous Times (2000) Charmax On The Beach (2001) Culture Press The Coming of Jah (2002) Trojan Ultimate Collection (2003) (compiled by David Katz) Holy Zion (2003) Burning Bush Wet Dream: The Best of Max Romeo (2004) Trojan Crazy World of Dub (2005) Jamaican Recordings One of Jamaica's most provocative lyricists, a singer who gave us such enduring songs as 'Chase the Devil' (which was sampled in the song 'Out Of Space' by The Prodigy and the song 'Lucifer' by Jay-Z), 'Public Enemy Number One', 'One Step Forward' and 'Three Blind Mice'. It was Romeo who first introduced Britain to the concept of rude reggae with 'Wet Dream', which, despite a total radio ban, reached number 10 in the UK charts in May 1969. In 1972 Romeo began working with producer Lee "Scratch" Perry. 'Babylon Burning', 'Three Blind Mice' and 'The Coming Of Jah' all maintained his star status in Jamaica between 1972 and 1975. Revelation Time was one of the best albums of 1975, and 1976's War Ina Babylon was hailed by the rock press as an all-time classic reggae album. Two outstanding contributions that will remain classic recordings from the so-called 'golden age' of Jamaican reggae music.

The Abyssinians

The Abyssinians
The Abyssinians are a Jamaican roots reggae group, famous for their close harmonies and promotion of the Rastafari movement in their lyrics. The vocal trio was originally formed in 1969 by Bernard Collins, Donald Manning and Linford Manning. Their most famous songs are "Satta Massagana" and "Y Mas Gan", both of which are delivered partially in the Ethiopian language of Amharic. This language is sacred to Rastafarians as they believe the last Emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie I, to be the Christ in flesh.

Black Uhuru

Black Uhuru
Black Uhuru is a Jamaican reggae band probably best known for their hits "Shine Eye Gal", "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner," "Sinsemilla," "Solidarity," and "What Is Life?". They were the first group to win a Grammy in the reggae category when it was introduced in 1985. They originally formed as 'Black Sounds Uhuru' (the Kiswahili word for freedom). The first line-up of the group was Garth Dennis, Don Carlos, and Derrick "Duckie" Simpson. The group has undergone several lineup changes: Carlos left, replaced by Michael Rose; then Dennis left to play with The Wailing Souls, and was replaced by Errol Nelson. During this early period, the band's most famous recording is the album entitled Love Crisis, later rereleased as Black Sounds Of Freedom. In 1979 the group was joined by Sandra "Puma" Jones, a social worker from North Carolina, USA. Under this lineup, (Rose, Simpson and Jones), with Sly & Robbie as producers (and also permanently employed on drum and bass), they released the band's most popular albums: Sinsemilla, Red, Chill Out, and the Grammy-winning Anthem¹, as well as others. During this period, Black Uhuru became one of the most popular reggae groups in the world, regularly touring with the likes of The Police and The Rolling Stones. Live 1984 (a concert at the Rockpalast in Germany, but was actually recorded on October 18, 1981) captures the band at the height of its powers. After Rose went solo in 1985, Junior Reid joined for a few records and also left; Puma Jones left in 1987 (and died of cancer three years later, in 1990). In 1990, Simpson reunited with Dennis and Carlos in the original line-up of the group. They recorded several albums and toured extensively. By the end of the 90's, Dennis and Carlos left the band and fought a legal battle against Simpson over the name Black Uhuru. Simpson won the lawsuit and formed yet another incarnation of Black Uhuru with Andrew Bees as lead singer. Only one album, Dynasty, was released before Bees left the group. In February 2004, it was announced in the Jamaican press that Simpson and Michael Rose had re-united under the name "Black Uhuru feat. Michael Rose". Together with a female backing singer named Kay Starr, they released a single, "Dollars" and performed at several concerts including "Western Consciousness 2004" on April 28 in Jamaica, of which a live video was released shortly thereafter. A new album has been reported to be in progress. == Discography == '''Group: Derrick "Duckie" Simpson, Michael Rose, Errol "Tarzan" Nelson''' *1977 - '''Love Crisis''' *1981 - '''Black Sounds of Freedom''' ("Love Crisis" reedition) '''Group: Derrick "Duckie" Simpson, Michael Rose, Sandra "Puma" Jones''' *1979 - '''Showcase''' *1980 - '''Black Uhuru''' *1980 - '''Sinsemilia''' *1981 - '''Red''' *1982 - '''Chill Out''' *1983 - '''Guess Who's Coming To Dinner''' ("Black Uhuru" reedition) *1983 - '''Anthem''' '''Group: Derrick Simpson, Delroy "Junior" Reid, Sandra "Puma" Jones''' *1986 - '''Brutal''' *1987 - '''Positive''' (Puma Jones replaced Olafunke) '''Group: Derrick "Duckie" Simpson, Garth Dennis, Don Carlos''' *1990 - '''Now''' *1991 - '''Iron Storm''' *1993 - '''Mystical truth''' *1994 - '''Strongg''' '''Group: Derrick "Duckie" Simpson, Jenifah Nyah, Andrew Bees''' *1998 - '''Unification''' *2001 - '''Dynasty''' '''Live / Dub albums:''' *1982 - '''Uhuru in Dub''' *1982 - '''Tear It Up - Live''' (album and video) *1983 - '''The Dub Factor''' *1986 - '''Brutal Dub''' *1987 - '''The Positive Dub''' *1988 - '''Live''' *1988 - '''Live In New York City''' *1990 - '''Now Dub''' *1990 - '''Love Dub''' ("Uhuru In Dub" reedition) *1992 - '''Iron Storm Dub''' *1993 - '''Mystical Truth Dub''' *1994 - '''Strongg Dubb''' *2000 - '''Live 1984''' *2001 - '''In Dub''' *2001 - '''Dubbin'It Live''' (summer 2001, at Paléo Festival)

ISRAEL VIBRATION

ISRAEL VIBRATION
Israel Vibration is a reggae harmony trio, originating from Kingston, Jamaica. Lascelle "Wiss" Bulgin, Albert "Apple Gabriel" Craig, and Cecil "Skeleton" Spence all overcame adversity in the form of childhood polio and went on to be one of the most successful roots groups to form in Jamaica in the late 1970s. The trio initially met at a rehabilitation center. After going their separate ways, and each converting to the Rastafari movement, they reunited in Kingston and formed a vocal group. Funding for their first album came in the form of a grant from the Twelve Tribes of Israel branch of Rastafari after Hugh Booth, a member of the Twelve Tribes, had overheard the three men singing in a wooded area outside Kingston. Apple and Wiss were living in the area, which they had converted into a home. Israel Vibration recorded three albums; "The Same Song", "Unconquered People", and "Why You So Craven" before temporarily disbanding in 1981 after recording sessions for the latter were left incomplete. The three men moved to the United States to seek professional health care and escape the growing Dancehall movement in Jamaica. In 1988, Gary "Dr. Dread" Himmelfarb, founder of RAS Records, urged the trio to reunite and record an album. Skelly, Apple, and Wiss were flown to Washington, D.C. to record a new album at Lion and Fox Recording Studios. "Strength Of My Life", the group's fourth album and first of 18 CD releases on the RAS label, was met with great praise and is considered one of the few post-golden era touchstones of the roots reggae genre. In 1997, Apple Gabriel left the group to pursue a solo career. Skelly and Wiss continue to record albums and tour the world as Israel Vibration, backed by longtime associates Roots Radics.

Junior Murvin

Junior Murvin
Junior Murvin (born Murvin Smith Jr. in Port Antonio, circa 1949) is a Jamaican reggae artist. He is best known for the classic single "Police and Thieves", produced by Lee "Scratch" Perry in 1976. Murvin's soaring voice and the infectious rhythm made "Police and Thieves" into an international hit during the summer of 1976. The song was so influential that it was recorded by the punk rock pioneers The Clash on their debut album the following year. His most recent release was a single entitled "Wise Man", released on the London-based Dubwise record label in 1998. For a better biography, go to: http://www.reggae-vibes.com/concert/juniorm/juniormu.htm

OMAR PERRY

OMAR PERRY
omar has been on a mission doing the work of Rastafar I through the mystical vibes of reggae music to up lift every soul with love and respect to one and all as we are living in a perilous time. Born in Jamaica, as the son of one of the greatest producer/musician Lee Perry, lived in london and africa (gambia) and now blazing the fire in belgium, played in france, germany, spain, italy and holland making the ground work for The long overdew album which will be release in november, will fill you with good vibes and I'speration, giving words of wisespeech to life, with different blend of riddims such as Ska, Roots and Ragga, Check it out. From his very first European performance (support act for THE AMHARIC, Fool Moon - Brussels in 1999) to this day, OMAR PERRY's reputation has steadily grown, both in Belgium and in Europe (France, Germany, Spain, etc.) "Roots and Culture" aficionados were hence able to discover and enjoy him in: %u2022 SOUND SYSTEM, as support act for HORACE ANDY (the voice behind Massive Attack), SLY & ROBBIE MIKAEL ROSE, MAD PROFESSOR or even ASIAN DUB FOUNDATION..., omar how is playing live shows now plays at the DOUR, COULEUR CAFE, FIESTA DU ROCK festivals... and other international venues, such as the Lille Aéronef, in the, FEEST IN HET PARK, FETES DE LA MUSIQUE festivals, at the AB as support act for BUJU BANTON, or, more recently, with the HOMEGROWN BAND (France), as support act for HORACE ANDY - France March 2005, where he played the Elysée Montmartre. our « Roots & Culture » release his first single "rasta meditation" produced by adrian sherwood.yes the reggae ambassador at large, certainly did not waste any time, just came off a european tour in 2007 with jah mason omar is now working on different level, a level we can say is as good as the best >

The Congos

The Congos
The Congos is the reggae vocal trio Ashanti Roy, Cedric "Congo" Myton (both born in 1947) and Watty Burnett. They recorded the classic Heart of the Congos in 1977, produced by Lee Perry at the Black Ark Studio. Cedric Myton had previously worked with Prince Lincoln Thompson.

Anthony B

Anthony B
De Jamaicaanse reggaezanger Anthony B laat zich gretig inspireren door Marley, Tosh en Wailer. Als lid van de Bobo Ashanti-afdeling van de Rastafari beweging draagt hij een sterk afrocentrische visie en overtuigde sociale en politieke standpunten uit. Uiterlijke manifestaties zijn de traditionele klederdracht (lange gewaden, tulband, staf) en gebruiken. Hij debuteerde in 1993 en was 3 jaar later al gevestigd als Grote Naam met hits als 'Fire Pon Rome', 'Raid Di Barn', 'Rumour' en 'Repentance Time'. Intussen zijn we bijna 20 (!) albums verder, waaronder Black Star (met bijdragen van o.a. Wyclef Jean en Snoop Dogg) en My Hope, beide uit 2005, en is Anthony B één van de meest gerespecteerde reggae-artiesten ter wereld, befaamd om zijn zeer energieke live-optredens. Hij scoorde meer dan 100 hits en heeft een lange rij uitverkochte concerten op zijn naam staan net als samenwerkingen met een aantal grote namen zoals Sizzla, Luciano, Akon en R. Kelly.



Anthony B is the stage name of Keith Blair (born March 31, 1976), a Jamaican musician.

Blair grew up in rural Clarks Town in the northwestern parish of Trelawny. His deeply religious family life (his mother was a Seventh-day Adventist and his grandmother a Revivalist) imbued him with a profound spirituality. During his youth, his favorite singers were reggae legends Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, and Bunny Wailer, musicians who strongly influenced his own style. Peter Tosh's influence can definitely be heard in Anthony B's vocal delivery and revolutionary stance.

Anthony B adopted Rastafarian beliefs as a teenager, a decision which was not well-received by his family. The stubborn and determined Anthony B refused to give up his new religion and his dreadlocks and moved to the home of his aunt and uncle in the Kingston suburb, Portmore.

While attending high school, Anthony B debuted as a deejay for the local sound system, Shaggy Hi-Power. In 1988, he befriended reggae artists such as Determine, Mega Banton, Ricky General and Terror Fabulous.

At this point in the reggae industry, singing "slack" songs about women was the popular thing to do. Anthony B did not believe in degrading women and chose to pen politically-slanted songs rather than so-called "gyal chunes." He hooked up with Little Devon the Half Pint sound-a-like singer he made his debut single "The Living is Hard" on the Wizard label in 1993. Anthony B tried many different producers but found that none of them fit his style of music. Finally, Anthony B teamed up with Richard "Bello" Bell, creating hits such as Fire Pon Rome, Raid Di Barn, Rumour, and Repentance Time. Anthony B's 1996 debut album Real Revolutionary was highly acclaimed in the reggae community. In late 1997, Anthony B released Universal Struggle which showed that Anthony B had a consistent, high-calibre talent. Anthony B has released a large number of albums since that time including 1999's Seven Seals and 2004's Untouchable which featured collaborations with artists including Wyclef Jean.

Anthony B tours extensively in Europe and North America and is known for his fiery, high-energy performances.

Anthony B is a member of the Bobo Ashanti branch of the Rastafarian movement. "Bobo Dreads", as they are known, are recognizable by their long robes and turbans. The strong Afrocentric pride and the other Rastafarian beliefs (or "overstandings" as Rastafarians prefer to call them) which Anthony B holds are reflected in his songs.

Discography

* Predator & Prey (1996, Alpha Enterprises) * Real Revolutionary / So Many Things (1996, Greensleeves) * Universal Struggle (1997, VP Records) * Seven Seals (1999, VP Records) * That's Life (2001, VP Records) * More Love (2001, AO ! Records) * Live On The Battlefield (2002, Jahmin' Records) * Reggae Max (2002, Jet Star) * Street Knowledge (2003, Nocturne) * Judgment Time (2003, 2B1 Records) * Smoke Free (2003, Bogalusa Records) * Voice Of Jamaica vol. 2 (2003, Nocturne) * Wise Man Chant (2004, Black Scorpio) * Justice Fight (2004, Nocturne) * Untouchable (2004, Togetherness Records) * Power Of Creation (2004, Nocturne) * Black Star (2005, Greensleeves) * My Hope (2005, AL.TA.FA.AN. / Minor 7 Flat 5)

Luciano

Luciano
Luciano (born Jepther McClymont on October 20, 1964) is a Jamaican Roots Reggae artist. He first begun recording in 1992 under his first name Luciana, with his debut single "Ebony & Ivory" on the Aquarius Record label and followed with his debut album 'Moving Up' for RAS records in 1993. Luciano is the seventh of nine children and was born to extremely spiritual and musical parents while growing up in Daveyton, a small district in the central parish of Manchester, Jamaica.

HORACE ANDY & ASHLEY BEEDLE

HORACE ANDY & ASHLEY BEEDLE
The second in the new "Inspiration Information" studio album series on Strut Records pairs up Studio One reggae legend and Massive Attack collaborator Horace Andy with revered UK producer and remixer Ashley Beedle (X-Press 2 / Ballistic Brothers / Warbox / Black Science Orchestra) for a new and unique soundclash.

TOOTS & THE MAYTALS

TOOTS & THE MAYTALS
Toots and the Maytals, originally called simply The Maytals, are considered legends of ska and reggae music. They are from Kingston, Jamaica. Their sound is a unique, original combination of gospel, ska, soul, reggae and rock. Frederick "Toots" Hibbert, the leader of the group, was born in May Pen in the Parish of Clarendon, Jamaica. He was the youngest of seven children. He grew up singing gospel music in a church choir, but moved to Kingston in 1961 at the age of sixteen. In Kingston, he met Henry "Raleigh" Gordon and Nathaniel "Jerry" McCarthy, forming a group whose early recordings were attributed to "The Flames" and, possibly, "The Vikings". Having renamed the group the Maytals, the vocal trio recorded their first album, "Never Grow Old - presenting the Maytals", for producer Clement "Coxsone" Dodd at Studio One in 1962-63. With musical backing from Dodd's house band, the legendary Skatalites, the Maytals' close-harmony gospel singing ensured instant success for the 1964 release, overshadowing Dodd's other up-and-coming gospel trio, The Wailers. The original album augmented by studio out-takes from the Studio One sessions was re-released by Heartbeat/Rounder Records in 1997, and is essential listening for Maytals and Skatalites fans. After staying at Studio One for about two years, the group moved on to do sessions for Prince Buster (released in 1974) before recording their second album produced by Byron Lee in 1965. However, the band's musical career was rudely interrupted in late 1966 when Hibbert was arrested and imprisoned on drugs possession charges. Following Hibbert's release from jail towards the end of 1967, the band officially changed their name to Toots and the Maytals and began working with Chinese-Jamaican producer Leslie Kong, a collaboration which produced three classic albums and a string of hits throughout the late sixties and early seventies - "Do the Reggay", a 1968 single widely credited with coining the word reggae, "Pressure Drop", "54-46 was my number" and "Monkey Man", the group's first international hit in 1970. The group was featured in one of reggae's greatest breakthrough events - The Harder They Come, the 1972 film and soundtrack starring Jimmy Cliff. Following Kong's death in 1971, the group continued to record with Kong's former sound engineer, Warwick Lyn; produced by Lyn and Chris Blackwell of Island Records, the group released three best-selling albums, and enjoyed international hits with "Funky Kingston" in 1973 and "Reggae Got Soul" in 1976. Toots and the Maytals' compositions would be given a second airing in 1978-80 during the reggae-punk and ska revival period in the UK, when the Specials included "Monkey Man" on their 1979 debut album and the Clash produced their version of "Pressure Drop", with other Maytals' covers being recorded by Sublime. Having toured throughout the world for many years, Toots and the Maytals disbanded in the early 1980s, but reformed in the early 90s to continue touring and recording successfully. The band recently won the 2005 Grammy award for reggae for the album True Love, an album consisting of re-recorded versions of their classics alongside popular and legendary musicians such as Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson, Eric Clapton, and Keith Richards, as well as popular artists today such as No Doubt, Ben Harper, The Roots, and Shaggy. They also contributed to the album 'Radiodread' (a tribute to Radiohead's OK Computer).

Junior Kelly

Junior Kelly
Tall, dreadlocked Junior Kelly is a devout Rastafarian on a serious musical mission which is manifested through the quality of his contemplative lyrics, the diversity of his substantial subject matter and his inspirational delivery. Born in Kingston 13, Junior was raised in nearby Spanish Town. Throughout his childhood, he was surrounded by music, his grandfather and father both played banjo, his mother sang in the Church and his oldest brother Jim was a popular Deejay with the Kilamanjaro Sound

There was a sense of comfort and security within the family; Despite their poor economic status they were rich in other ways. If it's soup today, we're happy, if it's crackers tomorrow, we're still happy, relates Junior, because we knew we had each other to lean on. The family was plummeted into depression with the murder of junior's oldest brother Jim. A part time caterer, Jim was the family's principal breadwinner and a role model for Junior ; Jim regularly practiced his lyrical toasts in the family living room, greatly influencing the career path of his youngest brother.

After Jim's death, to help support his family Junior followed soundsystems all over the island just for the opportunity to demonstrate his vocal and lyrical talents. He also began auditioning for several of the Producers comprising Kingston's crowded music circuit, attempting to record songs. Adhering to his principled Rastafarian lifestyle, he refused to compromise his lyrical content by writing lewd lyrics or songs disrespecting women.

Warrior Sound

Warrior Sound
warrior sound is a recording studio in chapel hill north carolina, that opened march 1st 2006. The 2 senseis are al jacob and mitchell marlow.

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