Burning Spear

Written by Josh Dodes
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If you're looking on your radio dial for conscious roots reggae such as Burning Spear, you are probably wasting your time. Unless you live in Jamaica, the odds of hearing anything but reggae's mainstream flavor of the month are practically zero. As commercial radio has become more and more formatted, more brilliant reggae music is being left behind than ever before.

Fortunately, this music may be forgotten by the short-sighted corporate radio executives, but it is not yet gone. It has simply moved into an environment that is, appropriately, far more free: the Internet. Thanks to a select group of innovative reggae DJs who have made it their business to stream the best reggae in the world, around the clock, anyone can now find a full range of reggae's most positive, conscious, and slamming artists, at the click of a mouse.

Burning Spear and Other Greats

Best of all, the top reggae Internet stations spin Burning Spear and other greats of every generation completely commercial-free. Without the constraints of corporate ownership, these stations can play all the music that they love, without any interruptions. For the first time in radio's history, that means that the good vibes literally never stop.

With such impressive options so close at hand, there is no longer any reason to settle for less. You control what you want to hear; not multinational corporations looking to sell a particular sneaker. Internet radio, mercifully, is what radio should have been all along.

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