April 19, 2022

Reggae artist Turbulence calls on the Jamaican government and people to do more to protect reggae music.

“I hear a lot of people making noise because SOJA won the reggae Grammy. I have no problem with an American group winning the Grammy for best reggae album, because any artist or group that makes music good reggae music can win the prize,” he said. said. “I don’t think Jamaicans or the government understand how powerful reggae music is because if they did, they wouldn’t take it for granted. I’ve seen the power of reggae music and the impact it has on people’s lives everywhere I’ve toured. Reggae music should be part of the curriculum, from kindergarten to high school.

“People all over the world know that reggae music originated in Jamaica, but if we don’t protect and preserve it, we will lose it, just like ska. I don’t know of any popular ska bands in Jamaica, but I’ve seen bands playing ska in other parts of the world. The same is going to happen to reggae if we don’t roll up our socks,” he added.

Turbulence recently released an EP titled To be strong. The five-song EP produced by Leon Smillie for Total Satisfaction Records was released on April 2.

“I’m getting great feedback on it. I’m not surprised at all because it’s a great roots-reggae project. All the songs were recorded to live reggae beats. It has that authentic reggae sound that the people love and appreciate,” Turbulence said.

The lead single from the EP, which is the title track, is currently enjoying heavy rotation both locally and overseas. The video for the single is doing well too.

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