Irie Magazine | Roots - Aura Lewis
Roots, 2016, Cali, March 2016 - Cali Reggae

Roots | Aura Lewis

Aura Lewis The Chronicles of Reggae Aura Lewis (born Aurelia ‘Aura’ Grace Msimang on March 4, 1947) was a South African singer who worked with Bob Marley and Jimmy Cliff and recorded an album with Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry in the late 1970s. Early Life and Career Aura was born Aurelia Msimang in Western Native Township, […]

Irie Magazine | Rock - Joan Webley
Rock, 2016, March 2016 - Cali Reggae

Rock | Joan Webley

Joan Webley Nanook Enterprise Joan Webley’s love of music is one of her primary reasons for trying to aid the development of the arts in Jamaica. This passion for music, combined with a multicultural upbringing, has shaped Joan’s career. She studied and worked in the entertainment industry in Melbourne, Australia for seven years. While completing […]

Irie Magazine | Cali Reggae - HIRIE
Reggae, 2016, Cali, March 2016 - Cali Reggae

Reggae | HIRIE

HIRIE I Wanna Be Imagine a roots reggae sound accompanied by a soulful, yet pop-like voice with the ability to match an acoustic setting while also being capable of freestyling to a skanking rhythm and you are left with… HIRIE. Led by HIRIE on vocals, the female fronted band stormed onto the reggae music scene […]

Irie Magazine | Respect - Olivia Wilmot
Respect, 2016, Cali, March 2016 - Cali Reggae

Respect | Olivia Wilmot

Olivia Wilmot By Touch The Road Meet Olivia Wilmot of Earth & The Fullness and stream their first single, Awakening There are many fascinating things to say about nascent reggae band Earth & The Fullness, its beautiful lead singer/songwriter Olivia Wilmot, and the refreshingly different music they produce. Having almost organically created itself through an […]

Irie Magazine | Respect - Kelissa
Respect, 2016, Cali, March 2016 - Cali Reggae

Respect | Kelissa

Kelissa By Touch The Road Raised in the inspirational hills of St. Andrew, Jamaica, Kelissa developed a natural inclination for music, largely influenced by a Rastafari and reggae upbringing. With parents as lead vocalists in the original reggae band ‘Chakula,’ creation and appreciation of music were constant features in her home. Kelissa sojourned with her […]

Irie Magazine | Respect - Queen Makedah
Respect, 2016, Cali, March 2016 - Cali Reggae

Respect | Queen Makedah

Queen Makedah Queen Makedah’s healing music infuses sultry r&b, soul and jazz vocals into contemporary reggae and worldbeat rhythms.  Born and raised in the midst of Kansas City’s historic 18th and Vine Street Jazz District – home of the legendary alto-sax player Charlie Parker – QUEEN MAKEDAH’S role models were singers like Billie Holiday, Sarah […]

Irie Magazine | Respect - Alika
Respect, 2016, Cali, March 2016 - Cali Reggae

Respect | Alika

Alika Nueva Alianza “I sing for all people who want justice in the world.” ALIKA Alika was born in Uruguay in a working class family in the the 70´s. Her mother with very strong ‘Guaraní’ roots was born in Paraguay and her father was born in Uruguay, so they lived in Montevideo during Alika’s childhood. […]

Irie Magazine | Retreat - Akae Beka Live - Midnite in Kingston
2016, Cali, March 2016 - Cali Reggae

Retreat | Akae Beka

Akae Beka Live Midnite In Kingston On The Radar: Akae Beka’s performance in Kingston, Jamaica History will be made at the Hope Gardens Shell Bandstand in Kingston, Jamaica, on Saturday, March 26 at the Midnite In Kingston show headlined by Akae Beka, (Vaughn Benjamin), former lead vocalist of celebrated reggae band Midnite, alongside rising reggae […]