SIMMER DOWN - MARLEY, TOSH, LIVINGSTON John Masouri is one of the few excellent writers whose knowledge of everything 'reggae' has made them the historians of the genre. Blessed are we citizens of reggae-land Jamaica, inheritors of the music that made Jamaica a world-known and world-respected nation, for the history of our music needs its scribes – especially those who love it as much as John Masouri does.
This, his third major book on reggae following his books Stepping Razo
Last weekend was special, visiting Tenerife's very own reggae festival for the first time. Many thanks to Julian F Garcia Manchebo, Inma (Ayatimas Reggae ), David Vikingo, Teresa Fontanelli and everyone else who made it such a welcome experience. Here follows my review... REVIEW BY JOHN MASOURI
PHOTOS BY Catherine Gillo Tenerife, the "Island of Eternal Spring" is the ideal place for a reggae festival with its sun-drenched climate and long-standing popularity as a holiday des
It was a pleasure to be invited to speak at the Feeling International Reggae Festival in Adeje, Tenerife last weekend. I gave a one hour presentation on a subject dear to my heart, asking why it is that members of the Wailers - and especially the Barrett brothers - have been consistently overlooked for national honours in Jamaica. Thanks very much to Julian F Garcia Manchebo for the invite, the festival organisers and everyone else who made the experience so memorable.