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Jamaica's Hottest New-School Reggae Artists Return To Roots
1 year ago

Live bands. Soulful music. Substantive lyrics. I could be describing the Jamaican music scene circa 1976, the heyday of . But I'm talking about a sound that dominated at this year's Reggae Sumfest, Jamaica's biggest annual music festival.

Jamaican artist Chronixx, 20, performed live before nearly 10,000 fans at the yearly event. He's Jamaica's most buzzed-about artist right now, and he's leading the way in a rich musical movement: new-school roots. It's a bit of Rasta meets hipster. Chronixx says it's a repackaging of what came before.

"We are not going to do it like Bob Marley did or like did," Chronixx says. "We are using their blueprint to bring on a new generation of works."

For more go to

http://www.npr.org/2013/12/29/256116848/jamaica-s-hottest-new-school-reggae-artists-return-to-roots

Chronixx is one of the biggest new artists in reggae, as well as part of a younger generation of Jamaican musicians who give old-school sounds a fresh take.

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