Lots of artists made recordings during their lockdowns that have been released as vinyl, streams, videos and, in the case of the Attractors and Flying Vipers, even cassette tapes.
As anyone who is familiar with “Toots” Hibbert’s near sixty-year career could testify, he was an artist who wrote songs that were guaranteed to transcend the contexts of their particular place and moment.
Surprise! The New England roots of reggae’s sibling act Morgan Heritage.
This year’s fiasco at Rototom Sunsplash proved that political energies can drive great art but have no place when it comes to programming and curation.
Ernie Smith’s rich baritone and playful lyrics have found a New England champion in the Rhode Island band Soul Shot.
The evening was not just a pleasurable throwback to ’80s digital reggae riddims, but drew on the misogyny and homophobia that dominated reggae during that era.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Tarrus Riley and his Dean Fraser-led Black Soil Band are touring, and the group is coming to Revere’s Wonderland Ballroom tomorrow.
Capleton’s cancellation at Boston’s Hibernian Hall shows that reggae stars can’t easily escape their anti-gay discographies.
May is inevitably one of the busiest times of year on the Latin, gospel, and R&B concert calendars as promoters hold Mother’s Day’s events and try to lure audiences indoors one last time before the start of summer.