Irie Magazine | Roots - Rico Rodriguez MBE
2016, February 2016, Roots

Roots | Rico Rodriguez

Rico Rodriguez MBE The Chronicles of Reggae Emmanuel ‘Rico’ Rodriguez MBE (October 17, 1934 – September 4, 2015), also known as simply Rico, Reco or El Reco, was a Cuban-born Jamaican ska and reggae trombonist. He recorded with many producers, including Karl Pitterson, Prince Buster, and Lloyd ‘Matador’ Daley. He was known as one of […]

Irie Magazine | Rock - Adrian Boot
2016, February 2016, Rock

Rock | Adrian Boot

Adrian Boot Urban Image Adrian Boot is one of Britain’s best-known music photographers. After university in 1970, Adrian moved to Jamaica to teach physics, returning to Britain to freelance for the NME, Melody Maker, The Times, The Guardian and The Face. By the mid-1970s Adrian had become staff photographer for The Melody Maker. Adrian has […]

Irie Magazine | Reggae - Taj Weekes & Adowa
Reggae, 2016, February 2016

Reggae | Taj Weekes

Taj Weekes Herb, Love & Reggae Taj Weekes is… the dreadlocked Rastafarian musician, bred in the Caribbean but shaped by intercontinental life experience; he is the creative, poetic singer-songwriter who fronts a dynamic reggae band named Adowa. Taj is also the unwavering, energetic humanitarian whose dedication extends beyond his song lyrics into his social activism, […]

Irie Magazine | Respect - Samory-I
2016, February 2016, Respect

Respect | Samory-I

Samory-I Samory-Tour Frazer, otherwise known as Samory I was born November 21, 1989, a Gaddite, to parents Owen and Muriel Frazer. Samory I has a passion for music and as a child, he sang every day. An ardent church goer, he performed at many church functions and brought the congregations to tears on many occasions […]

Irie Magazine | Respect - Roots Revealerz
2016, February 2016

Respect | Rootz Revealerz

Rootz Revealerz Photography By: William Richards (Kingston, JA) Rootz Revealerz is a contemporary roots, rock, and reggae band that represents the next generation of conscious reggae music by combining classic, vintage sound with crisp, clean, modern studio technology. The international reggae band from Kingston, Jamaica is the coalescence of the Manning brothers (sons of the […]

Irie Magazine | Respect - Iyata Safari
2016, February 2016, Respect

Respect | Iyata Safari

Iyata Safari Photography By: Rebellion City Productions By way of Africa, to parents with diverse background, Iyata Safari was born and raised in New Jersey. She grew up with musicians from both sides of her family. As a child, Safari always wrote songs and understood the concept of message in music. Her first song written […]

Irie Magazine | Respect - Sheldon Senior
2016, February 2016

Respect | Sheldon Senior

Sheldon Senior Photography By: Jermaine Senior Sheldon Senior is a fresh and dynamic artist out of Mandeville Jamaica who is making his presence felt on the world music scene, assuring him a future in the global reggae industry. This extraordinary singer/songwriter has been creating deeply meaningful and thought provoking songs that capture the essence of […]

Irie Magazine | Respect - The Defekters
2016, February 2016

Respect | The Defekters

The Defekters Meet The Defekters… the UK based, Psychedelic/Reggae/Dub/Ska/Punk band. The four members, Cara-Jane Murphy (Vocals/Lyrics), Dan Andrews (Drums), Luke Stevens (Bass) and Rich Norman (Guitar), came together from the back streets of their hometown, Stevenage, and from years of kicking around the local music scene together.   The Defekters have been billed alongside some […]

Irie Magazine | Respect - Rassi Hardknocks
2016, February 2016, Respect

Respect | Rassi Hardknocks

Rassi Hardknocks Photography By: Jan Sedej Rashorne Foster aka Rassi Hardknocks was born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1978. Born and raised within the rasta organization of The Twelve Tribes Of Israel, his way through life was determined from his early days until now. Rassi remembers watching his mother, Marva Gillespie, as one of his strongest […]