Bernard Uedre “Rawagu” (New Caledonian Reggae)

Country & Region: New Caledonia (South Pacific Islands)

*Photos: Various sources including National Geographic and Putumayo World Music

Hailing from the French owned New Caledonia, Bernard Uedre brings his fusion of reggae and kaneka music.  Kaneka blends vocal polyphonic singing styles, traditional Kanak music, pop and various world genres.  In New Caledonia, Jamaican reggae has influenced musicians and has shaped the sound of many local bands.

Uedre’s upbeat dancehall rhythms combined with optimistic vocals make “Rawagu” a massive party jam.   You can’t help but smile and envision yourself laying on a warm, sunny South Pacific beach.  Listen for yourself and take your brain, body and soul on a daydream vacation to New Caledonia …

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J Boog’s Rise to the Top

J Boog Solo Stage

J Boog has gained popularity across the world

When you collaborate with famous artists like Tarrus Riley and Peetah Morgan (of Morgan Heritage), you know you’ve reached reggae super-stardom.  If you haven’t heard of J Boog yet, then you’ve been missing out.  He blends both Hawaiian and Jamaican reggae to create his own tropical style. Not only has Boog gained respect amongst the reggae elite, but he has also gained popularity all over North America, the Caribbean and Oceania.

J Boog was born in Long Beach, California, but grew up in the rough neighborhood of Compton, CA.  His loving family kept him in line and off the streets by instilling a strong awareness of Samoan culture and tradition.   He was soon to discover music at an early age and it would change his life forever.

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