Tag Archives: roots

Playlist: Shniece McMenamin – Her “Disco Deceptions” (June 2020)

Playlist: Shniece McMenamin – Her “Disco Deceptions” (June 2020)

You might have “met” her and listened to her voice thanks to her collaborations with nothing less than Prince Fatty (“Deep Sleep“) Omar, Mungos Hi-Fi, The Last Poets or opening for and supporting the likes of Chaka Kahn, Chic & Nile Rodgers, Sister Sledge, Incognito and Aswad Now (tomorrow to be...
Video Premiere: Natty – Things I’ve Done (27th June 2018)   

Video Premiere: Natty – Things I’ve Done (27th June 2018)  

There’s arguably no need for introducing an artist like Natty… The London-based singer/songwriter, with Afro-American and Italian roots and an unconditional love for reggae, has reached the 10th year of his career and will celebrate the anniversary with an upcoming special release. Instead, what we would like to present and...
Preview: Toots & the Maytals @ Barbican (London, 28th July 2017)   

Preview: Toots & the Maytals @ Barbican (London, 28th July 2017)  

There are few musicians who deserve the title of music legends more than Toots Hibbert. Toots and the Maytals have indeed defined and developed the concept of Jamaican music in the 20th century and accompanied it in the 21st. That’s why their next London gig, happening tomorrow at Barbican is...
Interview: Clinton Fearon (March 2017)

Interview: Clinton Fearon (March 2017)

In a world of “acceptable musical nihilism”, Clinton Fearon is a citizen-musician, in the ideal sense of the word. He produces music that goes beyond expressing the sun, mountains, rooms, etc, associated with his native Jamaica (he now lives in Washington State), and instead is a troubadour, open to the...
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