Reviews and Blog Posts: Reggae

The harder they come

by Jimmy Cliff

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Classics from reggae greats Jimmy Cliff, Toots & the Maytals, Desmond Dekker and more. A beautiful and entertaining album worth listening to, even if you're not a reggae fan.

Nathen Maxwell and the Original Bunny Gang

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Did you know that Nathen Maxwell, also of the Celtic punk band Flogging Molly, simultaneously leads this phenomenal reggae group?

Maxwell, evidently a jack of all trades, plays bass in Flogging Molly, but in the Bunny Gang surprises and delights in a different niche as guitarist, melodica player, and vocalist. Meanwhile, his dad, the artist known as maxwellvision [sic], plays drums and percussion, Michael Peralta takes the bass, and Nat Nelson is on guitar and vocals. With this humble arrangement, they manage to create a deep grooving smoothness of sound that's tough to surpass. This is music to dance to at its finest.

6th Annual World Music Festival

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Heading up to the mountains this weekend? Be sure to check out the World Music Festival in Keystone! Admission is FREE!

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Live at Stubbs

by Matisyahu

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Matisyahu, a Hasidic Jew, gets into the groove with this amazing live album. Like most reggae, there are religious overtones but this album has the potential to appeal to a broad audience, even the Yiddish tracks. Passionate, soulful and fun.

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