Irie Magazine | Roots | Kaya
2018, April '420' 2018 – World Reggae, Roots

Roots | Kaya

Kaya March 23, 1978 40 years ago, the roots reggae album, KAYA, was released by Bob Marley and the Wailers in 1978. The album consisted of tracks recorded alongside those present on the Exodus album in 1977. The album’s release coincided with the One Love Peace Concert at the National Stadium in Kingston, heralding Marley’s […]

Irie Magazine | Roots | Women's History Month
2018, March 2018 - Cali Reggae, Roots

Roots | Women’s History Month

Roots | Women’s History Month March 1-31, 2018 Women’s History Month is an annual declared month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. It is celebrated during March in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, corresponding with International Women’s Day on March 8, and during October in […]

Irie Magazine | Roots | #IWD2018
2018, March 2018 - World Reggae, Roots

Roots | #IWD2018

#IWD2018 March 8, 2018 Celebrated on March 8 every year, International Women’s Day (IWD) is a focal point in the movement for women’s rights. After the Socialist Party of America organized a Women’s Day on February 28, 1909 in New York, the 1910 International Socialist Woman’s Conference suggested a Women’s Day be held annually. After […]

Irie Magazine | Roots | W. E. B. Du Bois
2018, February 2018 - Cali Reggae, Roots

Roots | W. E. B. Du Bois

W. E. B. Du Bois February 23, 1868 William Edward Burghardt “W. E. B.” Du Bois (February 23, 1868 – August 27, 1963) was an American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author, writer and editor. Born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, Du Bois grew up in a relatively tolerant and integrated community. After completing graduate […]

Irie Magazine | Roots | William ‘Bunny Rugs’ Clarke
2018, February 2018 - World Reggae, Roots

Roots | Bunny Rugs

William ‘Bunny Rugs’ Clarke Chronicle: February 6, 1948 “I’m very happy where I am right now. It’s a great ‘TIME’ for me.” William ‘Bunny Rugs’ Clarke, February 6, 1948 – February 2, 2014 Blessed with one of the richest, most expressive talents in contemporary music, the vocals of William ‘Bunny Rugs’ Clarke are an essential […]

Irie Magazine | Roots | Alpha Blondy
2018, January 2018 - World Reggae, Roots

Roots | Alpha Blondy

Alpha Blondy Chronicle: January 1, 1953 Alpha Blondy is among the world’s most popular reggae artists. With his 12-piece band “Solar System”, Blondy offers a reggae beat with a distinctive African cast. Some of his best known songs include Cocody Rock, Jerusalem and Apartheid Is Nazism. Over the years, the man who put Ivory Coast […]

Irie Magazine | Roots | Rosa Parks
2017, December 2017, Roots

Roots | Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks Chronicle: December 1, 1955 Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005) was an activist in the Civil Rights Movement, whom the United States Congress called ‘the first lady of civil rights’ and ‘the mother of the freedom movement’. On December 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, Parks refused to obey […]

2017, November 2017, Roots

Roots | Marcus Mosiah Garvey Jr., ONH

Marcus Mosiah Garvey Jr., ONH Jamaica’s First National Hero Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jr., ONH (17 August 1887 – 10 June 1940) was a publisher, journalist, entrepreneur, Black nationalist, orator, and founder of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL). He was born as the youngest of eleven children in St. Ann’s Bay, […]

2017, October 2017, Roots

Roots | Peter Tosh, OM

Peter Tosh, OM Chronicle: October 19, 1944 Peter Tosh was more than a luminary in the development of reggae music. He was the ultimate firebrand, speaking out against oppression around the world in both his songs and his public statements. He was a man who demonstrated the power of personal and artistic integrity, and pride […]