Monthly Archives: April 2014

Aloha! Hawaiian Reggae (blog)

In my last blog I discussed California reggae bands.  One artist that could have been included in that discussion is J Boog.  J’s blood line comes from Samoa and was born and raised in California.  Residing in Hawaii since 2006, his music is considered part of the reggae movement from the Hawaiian islands.  Boog has built up quite a following in Hawaii and some of his songs feature vocal performances from Richie Spice and Peetah (Morgan).

The Green is another reggae band from Hawaii who are doing extensive touring this spring including some dates in Hawaii with Bruno Mars.  That’s BIG!  They are doing a lot of dates in California including California Roots Festival in Monterey.  The Green will hit the east coast of USA with 2 of the bands from my last post, Rebelution and Iration.

Inna Vision, a band from Maui consider themselves “Hawaii’s underground roots, reggae ambassadors”.  They will be touring with reggae artists New Kingston and Tribal Seeds.

One more artist I want to mention is Mishka.  Based in Hawaii, this Reggae Pop star was born in Bermuda and raised in the Caribbean.  He music is more acoustic reggae with Caribbean and Hawaiian influences.

 

 

 

Chronixx Nudges Marley Out of Number 1(blog)

Chronixx released “The Dread & Terrible Project” today and nudged out the sitting king from the number one spot on the iTunes Top Reggae Albums chart.  Bob Marley’s “Legend” album just sits at number one and every once in a while a record comes out that will push it out of the top spot for a “minute”.

Chronixx, who has begun his European tour, was born and bred to be the success he is today.  His father is the Jamaican reggae artist Chronicle, who encouraged this young man to nurture his talent.

This next generation artist fuses together the best of what is old and new about reggae music and will help propel the genre forward.