Is Reggae really making a revival in Jamaica? What do you think?

Chronixx in concert in Lyon, France April 2014 - Photo by Camille Giuliano (see the gallery here)

Chronixx in concert in Lyon, France April 2014 – Photo by Camille Giuliano (see the gallery here)

An article on Reuters  declares that root reggae is making a comeback in Jamaica . The article is titled “Reggae making a revival in Jamaica, recalling golden era of ’70s” discusses Roots Reggae vs. Dancehall. The article mentions how “dancehall” has been rocked by scandals involving  popular dancehall artists including Buju Banton and Vybz Kartel.

They list a new breed of Jamaican roots reggae  artists and their successes. Those listed include, Protoje, Tarrus Riley, Chronixx, Jah9, and Kabaka Pyramid. One of the best quotes in the article is from Billy Wilmot, the vocalist, guitarist and songwriter for the Mystic Revealers.

“Reggae is always socially conscious music and socially relevant,” said Wilmot. “It might not be what you want to hear, but it’s what’s going on in society.”

Billy is also a legendary Jamaican surfing. See our interview 2003 interview with the Jamaican Surfing team.

See the Reuters article titled “Reggae making a revival in Jamaica, recalling golden era of ’70s”.

 

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