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  Reggae & Dancehall
Reggae is Jamaican popular music that developed in the 1960s among Kingston's poor fls, drawing on American “soul” music and traditional African and Jamaican folk music and ska (a Jamaican and British dance-hall music).
Dancehall reggae founded itself on the vocals and lyrical toasts of characters such as Yellowman and General Echo and a penchant for slackness (as bawdy lyrics were known).
Reggae as a style of music was heavily influence by the ideologies of Rastafari and was also spirited by the socialist movements in the island at the time.
www.orgsites.com /ma/reggaeuganda/_pgg8.php3   (915 words)

 A History of Reggae Music
Compared with rock music, reggae music basically inverted the role of bass and guitar: the former was the lead, the latter beat the typical hiccupping pattern.
The paradox of reggae, of course, is that this music "unique to Jamaica" is actually not Jamaican at all, having its foundations in the USA and Africa.
Among the reggae vocal groups, the Abyssinians' Satta Massa Gana (1971) is representative of the mood of the era.
www.scaruffi.com /history/reggae.html   (1651 words)

 Rotten Tomatoes: The Vine: R*O*C*K*E*R*S
The Rasta Reggae classic "Rockers" is not only a perfect movie to watch, it also gives a credible picture of this situation in Jamaica during the late 1970's.
Not only is it simply a great joy to see all this Reggae Music in the place where it originated, it is also an educational movie in the sense that the viewer learns about the runnings in Jamaica considerably more then after looking to another "Sunshine Reggae" video clip.
Rockers should therefore be present in the collection of every self-respecting Reggae lover.
www.rottentomatoes.com /vine/journal_view.php?journalid=100002665   (1542 words)

 Jamaica DVD Reggae DVD Rockers
The movie is filled with star studded cameos, -- Burning Spear, Gregory Isaacs, and Sly Dunbar to name a few – as all the roles are played by musicians, adding to the charm of the movie.
The soundtrack to this movie is far and away the real value, as the music in Rockers is some of the best music you’ll hear on any movie, period.
Rockers is an entertaining romp across the countryside of Jamaica, and does a great job in featuring the music industry, from the horn section practicing in the shanty to shots of producing records in Joe Gibb’s studio.
www.reggaemovement.com /Reviews/dvd/rockers.htm   (192 words)

Rockers,'' which opens today at the Eighth Street Playhouse, is about many of the same things the earlier film was about, though it's slightly more polished in some technical respects.
The feeling ''Rockers'' has for Jamaican culture, which would seem to run deep, is all the more remarkable in view of the fact that the director, Theodoros Bafaloukos, is Greek.
ROCKERS, reggae musical adventure, written and directed by Theodoros Bafaloukos; director of photography, Peter Sova; film editor, Susan Steinberg; produced by Avrom Robin; released by New Yorker Films; in rasta patois with English subtitles.
query.nytimes.com /gst/fullpage.html?res=9E0DEED81238F934A15755C0A966948260   (522 words)

 ROCKERS: The movie spawned by world interest in Jamaica's music - JAMAICAOBSERVER.COM
Bafaloukos had also spent a lot of time in Jamaica observing the mechanics of the reggae trade and was driven to produce a documentary on its leading players.
The first two weeks of Rockers were shot in Montego Bay and Ocho Rios with the remaining six weeks filmed in Kingston, which at the time was rife with politically-motivated violence.
Rockers never attained the acclaim of The Harder They Come, which continues to be shown on North American cable television.
www.jamaicaobserver.com /lifestyle/html/20030913T200000-0500_48919_OBS_ROCKERS__THE_MOVIE_SPAWNED_BY_WORLD_INTEREST_IN_JAMAICA_S_MUSIC.asp   (1070 words)

 Rootz i-mail
British Reggae Rockers, Steel Pulse, are flying high on the industry reviews and musical reverberations from their long-awaited and first studio album in some seven years, "African Holocaust".
Fellow Reggae stars Damian Marley and Capleton both make guest appearances on "African Holocaust", which was recorded at Steel Pulse's studios in the group's home town of Birmingham, England.
A Grammy award-winning Reggae supergroup, Steel Pulse inked a deal with Sanctuary / RAS Records in New York for the July 13, 2004 North American release of their new album.
www.rootzreggae.com /Rootz-Reggae/SteelPulse.htm   (880 words)

 Roots Rock Reggae - Rascalin and The Roots Rockers
Reggae may have evolved the last twenty years - but not necessarily "up" the evolutionary chain.
Rascalin and the Roots Rockers' "Reggae Fever!" is a welcome and long overdue return to the authentic rhythms, chops and grooves that made classic reggae recordings endure.
The roots-reggae singer, writer and guitarist is a native of Bocas del Toro, a small Caribbean island off the northern coast of Panama where poor Jamaican, Spanish and Asian workers migrated after completion of the transcontinental canal.
www.rascalin.com /reviews_reggaefever.htm   (302 words)

 DREAD THREADS / From rags to designer riches, reggae infuses fashion with rhythm
Akua Angel said her most popular pieces, which are sold at an Arcata boutique and will soon be available online (www.lunaangel.com), are sports jackets and sweaters with the reggae colors on the shoulders and sleeves that sell for $65 to $180.
The VP Records label in New York, the largest distributor and producer of reggae and dancehall music stateside, recently came out with a line of trendy clothing called Riddim Driven (derived from dancehall's stylized "riddims," or beats), which includes $92 Jamaican track jackets, which are also available at Virgin Megastore.
Lauryn Hill, known for her fusion of hip-hop, R&B, roots reggae and dancehall genres, wore knitted Rasta caps and sported the flag's colors on her 1998 "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" tour.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/06/18/LVGO9JDP0C1.DTL   (1554 words)

 DJ Dick from Rockers Hi Fi
According to Richard 'DJ Dick' Whittingham, who founded Rockers Hi Fi with partner Glyn Bush; reggae and house are natural bed partners.
Although Rockers Hi Fi are signed to Warners, Whittingham and Bush also run their own label, Different Drummer, which recently released Spliffen sie English, a compilation of German electronica.
Rockers Hi Fi, meanwhile, have also contributed to K7's impressive DJ Kicks series, releasing The Black Album: A title inspired by problems with Warners.
www.obscure.co.nz /people/rockers.htm   (651 words)

 Rasta, reggae and 'Rockers'
When the girl in the purple dress catches the Spirit at river baptism, her joy is for real.
The film's most illustrative detail is its creation of a dreads vs. Afros world in which the disco-loving DJ at the local dub joint is overthrown so that Horsemouth and friends can get their reggae on.
This is a land where the only thing a brother in a butterfly collar and an Afro is good for is banging the Tuff Gong.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/e/a/1999/12/17/WEEKEND13039.dtl&type=printable   (149 words)

 Amazon.com: Rockers: DVD: Ted Bafaloukos,Richard Hall,Gregory Isaacs,Jacob Miller,Marjorie Norman,Winston Rodney,Leroy ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
I've seen "Rockers" on video a hundred times but when I saw it on DVD for the first time I was shocked at the amount of detail I'd been missing.
a view of the reggae scene in kingston in the 70s, some of the best music themes and singers appear in it, and shows a real look at rastas living in the ghetto.
It captures the vibe of reggae in the late '70s perfectly and includes performances by some of the greatest performers of the time.
www.amazon.com /Rockers-Ted-Bafaloukos/dp/6305789797   (1440 words)

 Web Broadcasting
One World Radio TV - Live Reggae Streaming 24/7 with DJs Carlos Culture and Triniman along with Makeda Dread spinning the best in classic reggae, roots and culture reggae, dancehall, and soca.
Reggae Radio Station - Vito War's weekly show on Milan Italy's Popolare Network can be heard here anytime.
Reggae Train.com - The mission of ReggaeTrain.com (WOO-Webcast Radio) is to promote Jamaican music and it's positive message of consciousness, peace and reconciliation, to a wider, enthusiastic audience through our "progressive" medium.
www.ireggae.com /web.htm   (3129 words)

 Maleo.pl - Maleo Reggae Rockers - Official site - www.maleo.pl   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Maleo Reggae Rockers gave concerts with Kofi Ayivor — musician from the famous band OSIBISA, and with Michael Black —a singer from Jamaica.
It was the album with the final concert MALEO REGGAE ROCKERS and KOFI AYIVOR and GUESTS” from Przystanek Woodstok 2003 Festival.
The lead singer of Maleo Reggae Rockers is also the winner of prestigous prize in Cannes (F) “Midem ‘93”.
maleo.pl /en/team.htm   (587 words)

 CD Baby: WORLD: Reggae - music you will love. - from info   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Beautiful Music from Reggae’s Greatest Legends BOB MARLEY (The King) and DENNIS BROWN (The Crown Prince), and from their talented sons DAMIAN MARLEY and RICKY BROWN all on one brilliantly conceived powerhouse CD--A KING AND A PRINCE.
Dread at the Controls is the Mikey Dread debut album that hit the street as Evolutionay Rockers then retitled in London and released as Dread at the Controls in 1979.
A dynamic reggae compilation, mostly of artists that are out of the western side of Jamaica.
cdbaby.com /style/155/from/info   (470 words)

 Bright Lights Film Journal | Rockers
This is the various Rockers’ respective chance to shine, and they plan on taking up all the screen time they need to cash it in.
Which is kinda the case for most of the stars of Rockers: they’re all famous or familiar faces in their musical genre, and it’s nice that someone finally gave them their due even though their last names aren’t Marley.
In sum: Rockers is not for cinema purists, it’s for sonic purists, which explains why the film has been resuscitated for the DVD crowd by music video mainstays, the aptly named Music Video Distributors.
www.brightlightsfilm.com /36/rockers.html   (833 words)

 Article : In memory of.. Augustus Pablo.
In his role as musician and producer he has helped to shape reggae so much that his music can easily be described as 'the sound of the Seventies'.
Something else that Augustus Pablo had in his favour was an uncanny knack for picking on unlikely or unknown vocalists to sing or toast over his riddims, not only providing the public with good music but also the chance to hear what these people could do given the opportunity.
However, just when the reggae cognoscenti were writing Pablo off, his reputation was restored with the 1990 released "Blowing In The Wind".
www.reggae-vibes.com /concert/augpablo/augpablo.htm   (2755 words)

 (DUB) Reggae Styles - Traditional Roots Rockers  [DUBROOM.com E-music Portal]
Militant Roots Rockers, with the raw voice of Joseph Hill chanting the Rastaman Chant straight to the heart.
If you want a good introduction to the many aspects of Roots Reggae Music from the 1970's, this is the one you have to check.
This is a crucial compilation of Crucial Roots Reggae by Harmony groups as Culture and the Abyssinians.
www.dubroom.org /mp3/emusic-styles_rootsrockers.htm   (1986 words)

 Beast Reggae Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Big mahalos go out to everyone who stopped by the final edition of Beast Reggae to end things off right.
Tune in for a look back at the last 9 years and one week with special emphasis on the Honolulu roots reggae scene.
Special guests will be adding some of their own selections to the mix and since 3 hours just wouldn't do, this is a special 6 hour edition from 12pm-6pm HST.
ktuh.org /beastreggae   (425 words)

 A couple of Ras John' Picks
You get a sampling of the best of Pulse because even with 16 songs clocking in at over 73 minutes, there are a lot of more prime cuts.
After releasing their debut album, Handsworth Revolution (1978, Mango), and its successors, Tribute to the Martyrs and True Democracy (both for Elektra) in the early '80s, with their innovative blend of straight-ahead reggae, flamenco and Euro-pop containing potent pleas for social reform, critics and fans alike hailed them as Marley's successors.
Now, that is not to say that there are not a lot of other great talents in Reggae Music but we want to make sure Nasio gets to share the spotlight on the world stage.
previewnet.com /safari/reggae6.htm   (1225 words)

 Reggae Reviews: Bunny Wailer
Wailer seems to excel when he decides to have a little fun, to not get caught up in the oft-serious nature of roots reggae.
Thus, the livelier material is the stronger material here, something that would prove true for much of his future output.
In fact, most of it is reggae, featuring a nice mid-temp throwback sound that often incorporates a ska/rock steady vibe, but in the end, most of them still disappoint.
www.reggae-reviews.com /bunnywailer.html   (1070 words)

 Blogcritics.org: Rockers
From there, we move to the story of devout, hard-working, fun-loving Rasta Horsemouth (Leroy Wallace), reputedly a brilliant reggae drummer, who surmounts a host of obstacles — most centrally the theft of his prized motorbike — to vanquish evil and get to his gigs on time.
Still, Rockers achieves much: It offers incredible glimpses into Jamaican life — its poor neighborhoods, the no-frills world of the reggae-music business, its fast-lane downtown nightlife scene, Kingston's underground crime culture, and its rural spiritual communities.
Rockers keeps the Rasta justice-peace-and-love message at its center, which makes it more than a mere pleasant travail though another country — it's an important film.
blogcritics.org /archives/2003/03/13/150419.php   (819 words)

 B.E.MANN hot news page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Having been a fixture in Northeast Ohio reggae circles since the late '80s, Mann has often provoked the ire of scene diehards with his non traditional look and sound - a pastiche of bright pop, light rock, club beats, over hardcore reggae rhythms.
Reggae even started and first became popular in the early days with a more ‘pop’ ideology.
There are so many different sub genres of reggae with each artist having their own place in the scheme of things.
www.bemann.com /hotnews.htm   (1633 words)

 Sun.Star Cebu - Hot Streaking Debut From Southern Reggae-Rockers
Ivory Music and Video, on its continued thrust to discover and promote new artists, has just released the debut album of one truly exciting, original bands to come from the islands of the south.
Presenting the band Isla Era in their self-titled debut album which contains 12 tracks of the most original fusions of pinoy pop-rock and reggae including the fast rising carrier Barkada Ko which is currently hot-streaking it at top FM stations across the land.
This ethnic, reggae-infused gem is currently turning heads in so many ear-tweaking ways that even before the album was released, three top FM stations in Manila insisted on playing it right away.
www.sunstar.com.ph /static/ceb/2006/07/11/life/hot.streaking.debut.from.southern.reggae.rockers.html   (264 words)

 Review - Ossie Dellimore : Freedom's Journal
After some two year's of silence on the recording side of his musical career, Ossie Dellimore's great songwriting and strong, powerful vocal performance (to many reminiscent of a young Peter Tosh) can now be captured on his entertaining, self-produced debut album "Freedom's Journal".
An album that brings the listener undiluted roots reggae from the very first drop.
If you don't mind that some tracks are dominated by synthesizer parts ("Justice") and a "rock style" guitar solo ("Rockers Reggae") this decent 'roots rock reggae' delivery from Ossie Dellimore may be well worth checking out.
www.reggaecd.com /rev_sin/freedomj.htm   (330 words)

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