Skanking Lizard’s new vinyl retrospective, Original Chicago Reggae: 1978-1996, quadruples the number of formally released tracks in their discography.
Blues patriarch Big Daddy Kinsey had three sons who played together as the Kinsey Report.
There are at least three editions of the album Blackboard Jungle Dub by reggae provocateur Lee “Scratch” Perry, each one with a different track listing (and sometimes a different title). It’s arguably the world’s first dub album, but whether that distinction is accurate or not, it does serve to delineate Perry’s exploration of a recording […]
Ephraim Bugumba’s long, hard journey from the Congo to DeKalb began when he was three, but as Storyteller he uses music to keep a connection to home alive.
Some West Englewood Branch Library patrons come “looking for just someplace to forget about what’s happening in their lives,” teen-services rep Adewole Abioye says.
Charles “Organaire” Cameron had an illustrious career in Jamaica before settling in Chicago in the 70s, where he continues to record and perform.
Charles “Organaire” Cameron Before moving to Chicago in 1976, Charles Cameron was an important part of the ska and reggae scenes thriving in Jamaica: as Charley Organaire, he played harmonica in the studio for the likes of Jimmy Cliff, Toots & the Maytals, and Bob Marley. After he moved to Chicago, he formed a new band […]
Gossip Wolf: Soundtrack Serenade plays Spinal Tap, Chance the Rapper plays Bob Marley, and more.
The African Diaspora International Film Festival screens 6/15-6/21 at Facets
New reviews and notable screenings in this week’s issue
A Roseland jerk shack does chicken right
The documentary “Fela Kuti: Music Is the Weapon,” about the Afrobeat pioneer, screens Thursday in the Black World Cinema Series.
The documentary “Fela Kuti: Music is the Weapon,” about the Afrobeat pioneer, screens Thursday in the Black World Cinema Series.
The editor’s friend regrets that guild employees at the Sun-Times are unhappy, but a job’s a job and he’s glad he’s got one.
The 30th anniversary edition of Bob Marley’s “Exodus” goes high tech.