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Debut at Kingston Dub Club

On the night of Sunday, November 23, 2014, I definitely had one of my most treasured experiences thus far in life. The recording below is the set I performed as the special guest selector at the world famous Kingston Dub Club.  Plug in your best quality headphones or speakers and squeeeeeze!!!


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Old institutions, new ideas

Every waking moment contains a potentially life-altering experience and, in extraordinary instances, you can actually feel the impact of a situation in real time. Such was the case when I was recently afforded the unexpected (so soon) privilege of lecturing to a group of university students. Yes, I have spoken in tertiary school situations before but never in the context of a course designed to discuss so precisely the essence of my life’s work to date. The self-explanatory name of the course was ‘Activism and the Cultural Arts.’ Read more

The trouble has come

JAH Ras Tafari deserves the Lion’s share of the credit for all wondrous works and Chronixx made this clear in New York City last week. Just after midnight on July 23rd, the actual earthstrong (birthday) of His Imperial Majesty, Haile Sellassie I, the artist performed his hit song, Here Comes Trouble,’ on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC). The best part for me was that, before singing even a syllable, the first thing Chronixx did was hail HIM! I have been soaking in that moment this whole time, from then until now. Read more