Reggae Music

  • Marcus Garvey
    Today's commercial radio stations are unlikely to know a thing about reggae, let alone such cultural icons as Marcus Garvey. Unless you're reading this in Jamaica, the odds of finding a terrestrial r....
  • Soca
    Spinning the radio dial, hoping against hope that you'll find a soca track somewhere? Unless you happen to live in Jamaica or a select few other markets, you probably already know that you won't have....
  • Buju Banton
    While Buju Banton has enjoyed enormous mainstream success in recent years, the one certainty of commercial radio is that today's stars will end up tomorrow's scrap heap. It's not just reggae, of cour....
  • Nitty Gritty
    Where can you hear the great dancehall stars like Nitty Gritty? Not on the radio, that's for certain. Unless you live in Jamaica or one of a few select metropolitan areas, the chances of hearing any....
  • Steel Pulse
    Even in their native UK, roots reggae stars Steel Pulse are harder and harder to find on commercial radio. That is not really a surprise; after all, so much great music that does not fit into an ever....
  • Burning Spear
    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 mainst....
  • Nyabingi
    If you're tired of commercial radio stations that don't understand Jamaican music, like alone Jamaican cultural concepts such as Nyabingi, you are not alone. In fact, unless you live in Jamaica, you ....
  • Tenor Saw
    Until recently, fans of dancehall stars such as Tenor Saw had little or no chance of finding what they were looking for on the radio. But fortunately, in the last few years, the radio has expanded in....
  • Capleton
    Unless you live in Jamaica, the chances of hearing dancehall greats such as Capleton on the radio are slim and none. As most music fans are aware, corporate consolidation has over-formatted commercia....
  • Peter Tosh
    In today's hyper-formatted commercial radio environment, even reggae stars such as Peter Tosh often get short shrift. That, of course, is to say nothing of the lesser-known reggae artists so beloved ....