Irie Magazine | Roots | Queen Nanny
2018, October 2018 - World Reggae, Roots

Roots | Queen Nanny

Queen Nanny c.1686 – c.1755 Queen Nanny or Nanny (c. 1686 – c. 1755), National Heroine of Jamaica, was an 18th-century leader of the Jamaican Maroons. Historical documents refer to her as the “rebels’ old ‘obeah’ woman” but to the Maroons she was revered as a woman of science. Queen Nanny was born into the Asante people in what is today Ghana, […]

Irie Magazine | Roots | Woodstock
2018, August 2018 - Cali Reggae, Roots

Roots | Woodstock

Woodstock August 15, 1969 The Woodstock Music & Art Fair—informally, the Woodstock Festival or simply Woodstock—was a music festival in the United States in 1969 which attracted an audience of more than 400,000. Scheduled for August 15–17 on a dairy farm in the Catskill Mountains of southern New York State, northwest of New York City, […]

Irie Magazine | Roots | Nelson Mandela
2018, July 2018 – World Reggae, Roots

Roots | Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela July 18, 1918 Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (July 18, 1918 – December 5, 2013) was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country’s first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. […]

Irie Magazine | Roots | Soweto Uprising
2018, June 2018 – Cali Reggae, Roots

Roots | Soweto Uprising

Soweto Uprising June 16, 1976 On the morning of June 16, 1976, between 10,000 and 20,000 black students walked from their schools to Orlando Stadium for a rally to protest against having to learn through Afrikaans in school. Many students who later participated in the protest arrived at school that morning without prior knowledge of […]

Irie Magazine | Roots | Sly Dunbar
2018, May 2018 – World Reggae, Roots

Roots | Sly Dunbar

Sly Dunbar May 10, 1952 Lowell ‘Sly’ Fillmore Dunbar, born May 10, 1952, in Kingston, Jamaica, is a drummer, best known as one half of the prolific Jamaican rhythm section and reggae production duo Sly & Robbie. Dunbar began playing at the age of 15 in a band called The Yardbrooms. His first appearance on a recording was on the […]