‘World A Reggae Riddim 2019’ album review

With combinations of sweet harmonies and rhythmic grooves, reggae is music that, generally speaking, contains socially conscious messages and music set to distinctive Caribbean back beats. Although reggae has become synonymous with laidback and chill vibes, it is just as often thoroughly spiritual and passionately political. From the angelic rhythms of 1970s roots reggae to […]

High Times 2015 Jamaican World Cannabis Cup

In some amazing news, Rastafari Rootz Fest will host the first-ever High Times 2015 Jamaican World Cannabis Cup in Negril, Jamaica. The three-day event will take place from November 12th to the 15th and includes such musical acts as Luciano, Bushman, Fred Locks, The Mighty Diamonds, Tarrus Riley, Jah 9 and more. It will also […]

Reggae in the Hills gallery: Day two

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Arise Roots with Luciano brought the house down in San Diego

Arise Roots opened a show for Luciano, “The MessenJah,” at the World Beat Center in Balboa Park, San Diego on June 12th, and it was obvious the band has love for the WBC’s director, Makeda “Dread” Cheatom. Makeda has love for them as well, as she announced vocalist, Karim Israel as her favorite singer- so […]

Catch the legendary Luciano in San Diego, CA

For those who hold roots-reggae music close to their heart, the World Beat Cultural Center has an upcoming show featuring Luciano, “the Messenger” on Thursday, June 12th at their center in Balboa Park, San Diego! This is just one of many upcoming shows featured over the summer, including Pablo Moses and Yellowman happening in July! […]