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A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Shaggy Is the Real 'Mr. Worldwide'

Jon Chattman | Posted 03.12.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Talk to reggae icon Shaggy for three minutes or less, and you'll realize three things: A) he never stopped making music despite terrestrial radio in the states cutting his airplay B) his charity work will always come first, and C) he doesn't care about "A."

12 Songs That Will Make You Fall In Love With Supergroups All Over Again

Posted 03.09.2015 | Entertainment

You know what’s better than one insanely popular band or one extremely successful artist? When they all merge together to create a beautiful, downri...

Red Baraat's Infectious Bhangra Funk, Pluralistic Message and Its Gaadi of Truth Playing Nationwide

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 02.25.2015 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

If Bob Marley's message of "one love" was an anthem for a previous generation, then Red Baraat's "pluralism" is one for a technologically interconnected world still severely separated by issues like race and economic inequality.

A Gay Man's Comprehensive Guide to Reggae Music

David Munk | Posted 02.18.2015 | Gay Voices
David Munk

Though it may strike you as something less than shocking coming from an analog, Fosse-loving gay guy like me, but I've never cared much for reggae music. Doesn't everyone like reggae? That said, I do actually like a reggae beat.

The Aloha of Kore Ionz

Brad Puet | Posted 02.19.2015 | Entertainment
Brad Puet

Kore Ionz is an amazing reggae band that is Seattle based with its feet planted in the island reggae scene but always touching many different types of...

Daily Meditation: Rivers Of Babylon

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 02.10.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Songs of Freedom: Celebrating Bob Marley on his 70th Birthday

Rock Paper Photo | Posted 02.06.2015 | Arts
Rock Paper Photo

In an arc stretching from Kingston, Jamaica, to Birmingham, England, our photographers captured many special moments with the reggae master Bob Marley, born 70 years ago this Feb. 6th.

CD Review: Be Yourself by Dimestore Prophets

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 03.23.2015 | Entertainment
Christopher Zoukis

Members of the Dimestore Prophets include Ray Glover, who plays guitar and sings, John Wilson on drums, and Eric Groff on bass. And there's a distinct party vibe to their musicianship. Obviously, they enjoy what they're doing and do it well.

Ryan Kristobak

Here's How To Dance The Pain Away

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 11.14.2014 | Entertainment

Just before I became the last and only male interview of the day for German duo Milky Chance, singer-songwriter Clemens Rehbein joked, "Now we can tal...

When Music Is Like "Sex on the Beach"

Susan Sacirbey | Posted 01.03.2015 | Travel
Susan Sacirbey

A variety of ingredients, all stirred-up with the beach as the backdrop and intoxicating -- that was the music scene in New Jersey this past summer, almost over but maybe a few more warm breezes of sound before the end of the year.

Shaggy Reveals The Real Inspiration Behind 'It Wasn't Me'

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.16.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Shaggy’s breakthrough hit “It Wasn’t Me” tells the story of a man who get’s caught cheating on his girlfriend and denies the act completely....

A Queen Turns 80 and Prepares for Reinvention

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 11.28.2014 | Los Angeles
Charles Karel Bouley

As she turns 80, there she sits, a defiant reminder of a times past; a luxurious venue for times present and through several reinventions currently underway will be a part of the Long Beach skyline in times future.

#AOLBUILD Receives Ziggy Marley Moderated by @MARCLAMONTHILL

AOL BUILD | Posted 09.30.2014 | Arts
AOL BUILD

Gino DePinto, AOL BUILD Watch the AOL BUILD below with Ziggy Marley of the Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers, moderated by the Huffington Post Li...

Maxi Priest Hits His Groove at B.B. King's Blues Club

Dwight Brown | Posted 08.13.2014 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

At age 53, 26 years after his career began, his dreads are almost floor-length (the ladies were pulling on them all night), his face is fuller and he has over two decades of hits to sing.

A Roots Music Sacrifice: A Review of Matisyahu's Akeda

Netanel Miles-Yepez | Posted 08.03.2014 | Entertainment
Netanel Miles-Yepez

Matisyahu's new album, Akeda, is almost pure roots music, with a little dancehall sprinkled in the mix. It's the kind of album you put on when you need to get away, or shut the bedroom door and just kick-back, soaking in the music.

Daily Meditation: Give Thanks

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.15.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Thank You Note: A Conversation With Nas and Michael Eric Dyson

Jasmine Rand | Posted 06.02.2014 | Black Voices
Jasmine Rand

I was one of the attorneys that represented the family of Trayvon Martin, but I felt sole responsibility for the miscarriage of justice. Not even blessed to be a mother yet, but I already failed my distant relatives. I failed to set the future at the feet of my son.

Sonos: 'Ring di Alarm'!

Marlon Regis | Posted 05.25.2014 | Arts
Marlon Regis

It's been just over a year since I -- amongst many other insiders, fans and lovers of music in L.A., have been witness to some of the most magnifice...

New Orleans Band the Plum Magnetic: Fruitful and Alluring

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 05.04.2014 | Arts
Marcel Hidalgo

The Plum Magnetic's most recent record, Terra Animata, sounds larger than their four members. Infusing sonic sounds of classical Hindustani with American roots music, their vibe has a calming effect. They have weaved a tapestry together of classical tracks.

Does Umbrella Bed Refill or Rehash 2 Tone Ska?

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 03.10.2014 | Entertainment
Marcel Hidalgo

It wasn't until the '90s that the third wave of Ska achieved commercial success. This begs the question: Does Umbrella Bed, a 2 tone band from Minneapolis, move Ska into a new wave, perhaps the fourth, or has the sound remained the same?

Peter Tosh Remembered: A Conversation With Niambe McIntosh, a Chat With The Bongos' Richard Barone, Rafael Vigilantics and FSC Exclusives and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.26.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"To me, that sort of bravery, and harmony with oneself and with the World, is the true legacy of Peter Tosh."

Reggae Star Dies At 67

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Reggae singer Junior Murvin, best known for the hit song "Police and Thieves," has died in Jamaica. Son Keith Smith says t...

Reggae According to Keyser Soze

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 02.01.2014 | Entertainment
Marcel Hidalgo

Why would a Reggae band from Reno, Nevada (of all places) call themselves Keyser Soze? Anyone familiar with the ghost-like demonic character in the film, The Usual Suspects, might find this perplexing, since the album is anything but dark.

Bob Marley, the Messenger

Suzan McDowell | Posted 11.07.2013 | Miami
Suzan McDowell

Walking through the Bob Marley Messenger exhibition I was moved by the ordinary origins of this prophetic soul who transcended race, culture, class and heritage.

Iron Like a Lion for Zion: Ari Lesser Sings Truth to Power

Philippe Assouline | Posted 12.24.2013 | Arts
Philippe Assouline

Ari Lesser has made a reggae video that went viral recently. It garnered 100,000 views in one week.