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Reviving Roots?


The rockers era, distinguished by the innovation of new musical patterns and vocal styles, evolved in the 1970s and is hailed by some as the Golden Age of reggae music. Rockers was recorded at a turbulent time in Jamaica’s history, fraught with chronic unemployment, rising world oil prices and the dissipation of skilled labour and investment capital. The sounds that emerged during the rockers era were reassuring, inspiring and healing … real rebel music.

Four young women, dubbed The Tribal Council – 1980s babies, raised on the music of the ’70s – have made a commitment to reviving the fire for roots rock reggae among their generation.

The next phase of the group’s mission launches on Saturday with ‘Vibes is Right: The Rockers Edition’, a dance party on the shores of Wickie Wackie Beach in Bull Bay, St Andrew.


Women Fuse Sight, Sound At Seh Sup’m

Root Cause, organisers of the Seh Sup’m Poetry and Live Music series, has teamed up with Manifesto Jamaica – an NGO devoted to youth empowerment and nation building through art and culture – to introduce a thrilling new concept to the Seh Sup’m audience on August 29.

Seh Sup’m: Omega Vibration will fuse photography, poetry and live music into a dynamic display of seven of Jamaica’s most prolific young female artists. The event, conceptualised by Janine ‘Jah9′ Cunningham, will feature an audio-visual exploration of five distinct themes.