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Brothers in Revolution, Divided Paths: Bob Marley vs. Peter Tosh

  Peter Tosh/ Bob Marley: Brothers in Revolution, Divided Paths Reggae music boasts few figures as iconic as Bob Marley and Peter Tosh. Though their names are often uttered in the same breath, their musical approaches and personalities differed greatly. This post explores the history of these reggae titans, their time with the legendary Wailers, the reasons for their split, and how their contrasting styles could have formed a formidable creative force. Roots in the Wailers: Marley and Tosh, along with Bunny Wailer, formed the Wailers in 1963. The group gave voice to the frustrations of Jamaica's underclass, their early ska tunes brimming with social commentary. Marley, the charismatic frontman, possessed a smooth, soulful voice and a knack for crafting catchy melodies. Tosh, the gritty guitarist and songwriter, brought a more militant edge, his lyrics fiercely challenging authority. Together, they were a force, revolutionizing Jamaican music. Parting Ways: Despite their music

Truesounds presents New Music And Video

  Truesounds presents  Truesounds UK's Finest Reggae Truesounds is a conscious Norwich (UK) based record label founded by Dominic Birley, Paying homage to the sound system culture originated in Jamaica during the 1950s and tracing it's diaspora throughout the world. We are a united collective of artists, producers, engineers and DJ'S from a variety of countries, nationalities and backgrounds creating music for the dancehall with diverse influences across a spectrum of genres and styles. Dropping two new releases and making waves across the pond, Truesounds stays true to their talent. This time, collaborating with like minds, they invited Prince Alla to funk with them. And, much to our benefit and pleasure, HE OBLIGED.  Crossroads 2 Ton Riddim- ft. Prince Alla Our Truesounds Cat#17 release is due on November 11th 2023, available pre release at The song Crossroads is a conscious classic sounding roots song about the struggle with the syste

The Marley Family: Continuing the Legacy of Reggae Music

 The Marley Family: Continuing the Legacy of Reggae Music Kingston, Jamaica - The Marley family, known worldwide for their immense contributions to reggae music and cultural revolution, continues to carry the torch and champion the spirit of their iconic patriarch, Bob Marley. Spreading messages of peace, love, and unity, the Marley siblings have collectively become ambassadors of reggae music, maintaining their father's legacy and pushing the boundaries of the genre. The Marley family is a remarkable blend of talent, devotion, and perseverance. Born to Bob Marley and the legendary singer Rita Marley, this dynastic clan consists of Ziggy, Stephen, Damian, Ky-Mani, Julian, and Rohan Marley, all of whom have significantly shaped the reggae scene while forging their own distinct paths. Ziggy Marley, the eldest son, stands out as an influential musician, Grammy Award-winning artist, and humanitarian. Not only has he continued the Marley tradition of music-making, but Ziggy has also bec

[Reggae] UNESCO: "...the music continues to act as a voice for all."

Reggae Music Makes it to the   Global Culture Heritage List  Bob Marley would be so proud of the child he helped raise, Reggae. UNESCO, on November 29th 2018, included Reggae Music of Jamaica on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Olivia Grange,  Jamaica's Minister of Culture, Gender and Entertainment applied earlier this year and she has been victorious.  What Exactly does this mean? Well, that's above our expertise so we will let the Website Reggaeville explain but one thing I do know is that with the new inclusion, Reggae music will be protected by the UN on the grounds of "Its contribution to international discourse on issues of injustice, resistance, love and humanity underscores the dynamics of the element as being at once cerebral, socio-political, sensual and spiritual. The basic social functions of the music – as a vehicle for social commentary, a cathartic practice, and a means of praising God – have not chan