Marching Riddim

Marching Riddim

After the Buff Baff Riddim Real People Music is happy to present to you another juggling entitled Marching. The militant Roots Reggae sound of the instrumental composed by Alex Drummie, and recorded with renowned musicians such as Errol “Flabba” Holt and Florian Münzer and Frank Pollack of Gentleman’s Evolution band, is dedicated to February being both Black History and Reggae Month. Besides the music driven by a heavy bassline and highlighted by the powerful staccato of the three-piece horn section of the Magic Touch band, also the lyrics of the six singles from artists like Anthony B., Cornadoor and Swiss-Congolese vocalist extraordinaire Irina Mossi focus on black consciousness and history, self-awareness, or Reggae music respectively. For three singles I conceptualized, filmed and edited the official visuals that you can enjoy now on YouTube.

Jah-Lil – Human Race:

Blvk H3ro – Reggae Music:

Jerone & Evie Pukupoo – The Search Is Over:

JaRIA Reggaeville

Reggaeville wins New Media award by JaRIA

For its “exceptional impact on the Reggae industry” the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association awarded Reggaeville in the category New Media at the annual JaRIA Honor Awards. The whole team at Reggaeville was extremely excited and amazed when we received the news. Both proud and grateful we feel honoured to be mentioned in a list of awardees that also includes Reggae legends like Bunny Lee, Dalton Browne and Cat Coore, and Aswad, just to mention a few. It goes to show that on the mission to foster, support and promote Reggae music we are all united regardless of where we come from or how we look like. Congratulations to all winners and big up JaRIA for this recognition and appreciation. 

Irie Chat Munchy

Having an irie podcast with Irie Chat

It was irie indeed when the US podcast series Irie Chat invited me to be their guest on the show. Host Joél Barsky digged deep in my journalistic history, from my beginnings as a hardcore Michael Jackson-fan to highlights like the several Lee Perry interviews I did. We reasoned about favorite musicians and personal projects like our label Real People Music and the works HELP Jamaica! does, the NGO I volunteered for while living in Jamaica. The podcast is online on most audio platoforms, Spotify and YouTube but there are also several video clips to be found on the Irie Chat channel.

Jerone the search is over

Celebrating Black History Month with new music video

February is Reggae and Black History Month throughout the world and also we at Real People Music created a piece to celebrate the latter. For the single The Search Is Over by Jerone and No-Maddz member Evie Pukupoo I conceptualized, filmed and edited the official music video that is out now on the Reggaeville YouTube channel. Both song and video want to create awareness of black identity, history and the origins of people of color by highlighting some of the greatest heroes such as Marcus Garvey, Rosa Parks and Walter Rodney. At the same time the music and visuals encourage the audience to search for the next hero inside themselves. Jerone and Evie seized the opportunity to combine the video shoot with a lecture for the young kids in the clip to teach them about their roots and Jamaican National heroes like Nanny of the Maroons or Paul Bogle.