Category Archives: Rock

Rock | Seb Bourban aka Mr. B

Irie™ Magazine | Rock - Seb Bourban aka Mr. B

Seb Bourban aka Mr. B GrooveHarmony Seb Bourban aka Mr. B was born on July 10, 1979 (DAB – Oil Day). He grew up in Nendaz, a family resort town in the Swiss Alps. Surrounded by a jukebox playing 45s, he discovered reggae music listening to his father’s LP’s of Bob Marley’s ‘Rastaman Vibration’ and […]

Rock | Haile Selassie I

Irie Magazine | Rock - Haile Selassie I

Haile Selassie I Return to Addis Ababa On October 3, 1935, the Second Italo-Abyssinian War (Second Italo-Ethiopian War) began when Italian General Emilio De Bono and his forces crossed the Mareb River and advanced into Ethiopia from Eritrea without a declaration of war. De Bono’s invasion of Ethiopia was planned at the request from Fascist […]

Rock | On The Road

Irie Magazine | Roots - Fyah Squad

The Fyah Squad On The Road For most up and coming bands, touring is a major milestone to look forward to. What else could be better than traveling around the world, playing your music to audiences that came out to enjoy your band grace the stage all night long? ‘Going on tour’ has also been […]

Retreat | #WWMFJA2015

Irie Magazine | Retreat - WWMFJA2015

#WWMFJA2015 Just over six years ago, before the Reggae Revival movement began, a virtually unknown band of starry eyed, frustrated, reggae musicians conceptualised an event. The young hopefuls were hungry for a success that seemed elusive despite their talents and hard work, so they devised a plan to get their music out there. The idea […]

Rock | Hemp and Marijuana

Irie Magazine | April '420' 2016 Cali Reggae Issue - Rock - Hemp and Marijuana

Hemp and Marijuana Facts an’ T’ings “I don’t know if hemp is gonna save the world but i’ll tell you this, it is the only thing that can..” JACK HERER, American Cannabis Activist/Author (1939–2010) Here’s a fact: Hemp and Marijuana both come from the same plant; its scientific name is ‘Cannabis Sativa’. For thousands of […]

Rock | The Steam Team

Irie Magazine | April '420' 2016 World Reggae Issue - Rock - The Steam Team

The Steam Team Steam Team JA talks the future of the Chalice There are several ways to enjoy marijuana and its benefits, some more widely used than others, but it is generally accepted that for smoking purposes, the steaming method is the best option. Steaming herb in the physical sense means a much cleaner, less […]

Rock | Joan Webley

Irie Magazine | 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 […]

Rock | Joan Webley

Irie Magazine | 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 […]

Rock | Adrian Boot

Irie Magazine | 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 […]

Rock | Stamina Allstars

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Stamina Allstars Jamaica’s Backing Band Some of the hardest-edged, rootsiest reggae recently out of Jamaica, Africa and elsewhere, originated in…California? Strange but true. A collective of seasoned reggae musicians known as the STAMINA ALLSTARS is responsible for many rhythm tracks voiced by some of reggae’s top vocalists. But these are not ‘Cali-reggae’ musicians who recently […]

Rock | Tony Rebel

Irie Magazine | Rock - Tony Rebel

Tony Rebel Rebel Salute – The Preservation of Reggae “There is only so much you can say in a song.” TONY REBEL O.D, 2013 Every January in Jamaica, a special event takes place; a music event of its own kind that is dedicated to preserving reggae music … REBEL SALUTE. What makes Rebel Salute truly […]

Rock | Boyan Slat

Irie Magazine | Rock - Boyan Slat - The Ocean Cleanup

Boyan Slat The Ocean Cleanup Meet Boyan Slat… the 21-year-old Dutch entepreneur and inventor who creates technologies to tackle global issues of sustainability. He is the founder and CEO of The Ocean Cleanup, where he is responsible for overall strategy and cleanup technology development. Instead of going after the plastic, Boyan devised a system though […]