Mit ‘Pete Lilly’ getaggte Beiträge

German dancehall and reggae magazine Riddim celebrates its 10th anniversary on the 10th of september this year with a big party at the U-Club in Wuppertal.

In true reggae fashion, the Germany-based Riddim Magazine’s 10th anniversary celebration on September 10 will be held at a nightclub. The No-Maddz poetry quartet will headline the event at the U-Club in Wuppertal and Riddim’s Ellen Köhlings pointed out in an email interview that it is consistent with the full-colour glossy publication’s start up.

“At the initial launch of Riddim, Sean Paul and Gentleman performed. That was before they ‘bussed’. So we felt obliged to again take a look at the future of reggae, which we feel the No-Maddz represents,” Köhlings said.

The No-Maddz performance is not the only way that Riddim is showing its faith in Jamaican artistes who are new to Germany. In the upcoming edition, roots reggae band Raging Fyah, which recently launched its debut album Judgement Day at Wickie Wackie, Bull Bay, St Andrew, takes the cover story spot.

Read more over at the Gleaner.

Article about the german perspective on reggae music and the two music journalists Ellen Koehlings and Pete Lilly as lecturers for University of the West Indies’ second annual Reggae International Lecture.

“The mainstream press, more or less, ignored reggae or equated the music with mythical ganja-smoking Rastas. The harshness of ghetto life was often romanticised from an anti-capitalist view according to the motto, poor but happy.”

Read more via Jamaican Observer