Roots of Reggae: Making the Band

As regular readers of this blog will know, this year I have been looking to establish Roots of Reggae as a regular entertainment fixture in Brixton and, at the same time, look for ways to deep our social purpose of bringing people of all ages and backgrounds together. For far, it has been the entertainment … Continue reading

The best film soundtrack ever? The Harder They Come

With less than a fortnight to go until we show The Harder They Come Upstairs at the Ritzy on Saturday 14th April I thought now would be a good time to throw the spotlight on perhaps the most fondly remembered aspect of that film, namely it’s soundtrack. Following in the footsteps of earlier pop musicians … Continue reading

Roots of Reggae presents: The Harder They Come

Last month I told you about our plans to base the next Roots of Reggae event around the screening of a Reggae film. I’m pleased to say we received a lot of interest in the idea, both online and when speaking to people when I’ve been out and about. I threw open the choice of … Continue reading

Roots of Reggae: keep on dubbing

In true New Year’s Resolution-style, I thought I would write this post today and not tomorrow so that I can say I’ve kept the promise I made to myself to blog more regularly on all things Roots of Reggae-related.  From a distance at least three new posts in January looks a lot better than two … Continue reading

One Step Forward: Roots of Reggae in 2012

It’s hard to believe that we’re now more than half way through January already. For many that may well be a good thing. After all, the consequences of Christmas over-indulgence and Christmas credit card-inspired financial pain, together with the seasonal self-denial that New Year’s Resolution can conspire to make January a bit of a grind. … Continue reading

It’s Offical: Brixton Loves Roots of Reggae

After weeks of careful planning and  more Tweets and Facebook updates than is probably sensible we held the first-ever Roots of Reggae event last Saturday. The event took place Upstairs at the Ritzy Brixton and featured an amazing line-up of performers representing reggae music in all its forms,  supported by a capacity crowd of people … Continue reading

Roots of Reggae FREE launch event, Brixton, Saturday 3rd December 2011, 3-7 pm

South London resident Francis Clarke has organised the FREE Roots of Reggae event to bring people of all ages together to celebrate reggae music and culture. The event takes places Upstairs at the Ritzy Brixton on Saturday 3rd December, 3 – 7 pm. Roots of Reggae is a FREE community event and has been developed … Continue reading