He said, he’s feeling the love. Do you feel it, too?!? In the 61st episode of Wha’ Gwaan Munchy?!? Bob Marley’s grandson Skip Marley joins the show to talk about the vinyl release of his debut EP Higher Place, his first stage appearance and the relationship with his mother Cedella. We introduce to you the beautiful combination Be Safe by Thorpido and Salma Queen and new releases by Cali P and Teka, SOJA, Meta & The Cornerstones, and Bob Marley & The Wailers.
For 20 years the German print magazine Riddim has enriched the Reggae and Roots community with countless intriguing, insightful, inspiring and impressive stories, news and articles in its issues. For the anniversary edition me and a group of soundmen, activists, producers and members of the industry revisited the early years of the millenium when Dancehall was bursting in Germany and the scene was as lively as ever. This oral history is included in the latest magazine that is in stores now, which also provides interviews with Spice, Jan Delay, Shanique Marie, and my article on “King Bass” Bay-C.
After his top career in track and field and football the world’s fastest man alive Usain Bolt put his focus on making music and eventually released his debut album Country Yutes together with his best friend and manager Nugent “NJ” Walker on September 3. For the interview the two country yutes from Trelawny revisited their childhood in Sherwood Content, their musical inspiration and the production of the record. Find out about surprising feature guests, deeply personal lyrics and how long the fastest man takes to make an album!
Entitled Ten the Queen of Dancehall Spice finally dropped her debut album produced by Shaggy on August 6, 2021. We speak about this long awaited release, the BLM movement, her kids and the difference between Spice and Grace Hamilton. Another strong female artist is Empress Jerusalem from Ethiopia, who shares with us her recently premiered video for Beautiful. The festival season is on, despite Covid a few events are keeping like the Overjam in Slovenia. More dates are compiled in the Reggaeville online magazine Festiville.
With great gratitude and excitement Team Reggaeville received an award in the category Extraordinary Impact On The Reggae Industry as New Media by the Jamaican Reggae Industry Association JaRIA. This recognition coming from the motherland of the genre is a huge honour and wonderful appreciation of our works. We are sincerely grateful for the award and thank JaRIA who highlighted our efforts during their virtual staging of the annual Honour Awards on July 4, where many talented and dedicated members of the Reggae fraternity such as Bunny Lee, Mafia & Fluxy, or Cat Coore and Dalton Browne were honoured as well.
No doubt that international Reggae superstar Alborosie is giving his all For The Culture. On June 4 he has also released a new album by this title, combining his favorite genres with some new styles and talking social commentary, the current state of the genre and personal emotions on the record – and in our interview. More new music is also coming from Jah Bouks, Turbulence, Jesse Royal, and Akae Beka.