Reggae and Jamaican music have a long, rich and intriguing history to look back on. Many individuals have contributed their talent, energy and spirit to make it what it is today, have dedicated their life to the genre, have fostered, developed and enriched the music. For a good while I wanted to find a way to highlight these veterans and exceptional members of the Reggae fraternity, give them a platform to honour their committment and contribution and give them all the space it needs to tell their individual story as well as Reggae history – at a special place. Take Me Places is now this new video interview series on Reggaeville that I am extremely happy and excited about. Producers Gussie Clarke and Donovan Germain, drummer Sly Dunbar and bassists Jackie Jackson and Flabba Holt make the first season and took me – and you, the viewers – to special places of their choice where the virtual journey starts. We visited studios, offices, yards. We found open doors and open hearts. So, I hope, you have open eyes and ears to experience personal stories in personal spaces!
Wha’ Gwaan Munchy?!? kalled and Kabaka Pyramid answered all the questions! The talent from Jamaica just dropped his second studio album The Kalling, once more produced by Damian Jr. Gong Marley, and great excitement about it is the least you should feel. By now the record has earned the artist a Grammy nomination already, so we had to find out all about this impressive body of work: How were the vibes in the studio with Damian? What impact did the pandemic have on the record? What influenced the decisions for the music sampled on it? Or how can you preserve your mental health in difficult times like these? Ever optimistic Kabaka Pyramid reveals it all and as you watch the new episode you will also find out about other new releases from Hirie, Unlimited Culture and Cedric Mython. They are out just like the third season of the amazing Harry J Couch Series with vocalists like Zhayna and Hector Lewis on the mic.