Author Archives: IRIE

Roots | International Reggae Day

Irie Magazine #02-07 | Roots | International Reggae Day 2015

International Reggae Day This Is My Reggae International Reggae Day (IRD) celebrated its 21 anniversary this year. All of Jamaica, New York, Miami and Fort Lauderdale in the United States; Honolulu in Hawaii; London in England; and Mumbai in India were the cities chosen to carry out the celebration of July 1. The event, which […]

Dub | Downbeat Dub

Downbeat Dub Electrorgánico Argentina strikes again! From the province of Mendoza comes DownBeat Dub, a four member live band with a twist! Emi Bless (Drum & SetLive), Jah Sound (Bass & Synth), Coco (Guitar) and Eter Dub (Keys & Brass) are mixing organic sounds with some heavyweight dubwise business. ‘Electrorgánico’ is the name of their […]

Reggae | Mato Seco

Irie Magazine 02-07 | Reggae - Mato Seco

Mato Seco Like A Lion Mato Seco was formed in the mid 2002 in the city of São Caetano do Sul, great ABC Paulista. Armed with a vision to spread the philosophy of good and justice, they started out writing lyrics with strong social and political themes. They always preached with their reggae music, singing […]

Respect | Dub Inc – Zigo

Dub Inc Zigo Originally from Saint-Etienne in France’s industrial heartland, Dub Inc fuse classic roots reggae with dub, dancehall, ska, hip-hop and African influences. They create an intoxicating musical hybrid with highly charged and socially conscious songs which have earned them cult status in their native France. Their wild, high-octane live performances led to an […]

Respect | Terra Prometida

Terra Prometida Let’s Dance Terra Prometida (Promised Land) was formed in 2001 in Brasilia under the name RastaFire. In 2006, the group decided to strengthen their Brasilian identity and changed their name to Terra Prometida. The group performed in major events and festivals, opening shows for renowned bands and artists such as Big Mountain (USA), […]

Respect | Freddy Locks

Freddy Locks Seek Your Truth Freddy Locks recorded his first album in 2004, an album that introduced him to the world with the single “Wake up”. That album, entitled ‘RootsRockStruggeling’, was never officially released to the public until now. During his childhood, Freddy spent many hours in the streets of his neighborhood, Alvalade in Lisbon, […]

Respect | Long Shen Dao

Long Shen Dao Dragon. Spirit. Tao. The innovative Eastern-style reggae band Long Shen Dao was founded in 2007 and is considered by audiences and media alike to be ‘China‘s first authentic reggae band’. It consists of members who have absorbed the essence of their traditional culture and applied these Eastern philosophies into a synthesis of […]