NYT features Wackie’s: “New Roots in the Bronx for a Lion of Reggae”

posted on April 15th, 2009 by in Article

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The people at Burden have kept pointing me to interesting stories, videos etc. for a couple of days now. One of their latest blog entries was about Wackie´s being featured in the New York Times. Must read for all reggae people:

“It was like the reggae Motown in the Bronx,” said Ras Menelik DaCosta, 54, a percussionist with a white dreadlocked beard who jammed at the space. “People get wives just from being there; some people became fathers. It took on a life of its own.”

Also check out the update on Damian Marley´s and Nas´ collaboration album.