Boston based singer/songwriter, Mighty Mystic, has become a leading trail blazer in the East Coast Reggae Movement. He and his live band combine elements of rock and hip-hop into their distinct “Hard Roots” style. His hits “Need Your Love”, “Lamb or Lion”, “Original Love” and most recently – “Concrete World” are all featured on the prestigious VP Records’ You Tube Channel. Additionally, Mighty has shared the stage with reggae heavy-hitters such as Damian Marley, Sean Paul, Shaggy and Beenie Man (just to name a few). We got a chance to sit down with Mighty to talk about music, life and reggae’s healing powers.
Check out the Cardiac Keys Riddim (produced by Cr203 Records). This romantic one drop lover’s rock riddim features:
Jah Cure – Stronger Than Before
Christopher Martin – Reggae Road Block
Romain Virgo – My Word
Ce’Cile – Read No Book
Tifa – Fairy Tale
Alaine – What A Lot Of Love
Voicemail – How Is It To Love
Christopher Martin – I’m There
*Photo courtesy of CR203 Records
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Photos: Various Sources including Tuff Gong International
Country/Region: Nigeria (West Africa)
In “African Unity”, Majek Fashek calls for peace between rival groups; he sings, “when will the Jews and Muslims unite? When will the Christians and the Muslims come together?” Majek says, “My dream is to bring two cultures together; the European and the African. I don’t believe in color. Who knows the color of God?” His positive message of world peace reflects Bob Marley’s message of “One Love” and is an inspiration to everyone.
Not only is the message powerful, but so is his music. Take a listen a see for yourself why Majek Fashek has become one of the most well-known international reggae artists.
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If you’re seeking “feel good” music, look no further than Jamaica’s talented reggae singer, Conkarah. With hits like “Forever”, “Draw You Close”, “Addicted”, “Island Girl” and “No Barbershop”, Conkarah is no stranger to the music industry. In fact, he performed at last year’s Reggae Sumfest 2012 alongside Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Bunny Wailer (of Bob Marley & the Wailers) and many more. We got a chance to sit down with Conkarah and discuss his music, inspiration, goals and the global success of reggae music.
For those not familiar with you, can you briefly tell us how your musical career began?
“I was walking through one of the halls at my university and walked past a choir rehearsal. It was fantastic! From the harmonies to the tonality, I said to myself ‘I have to audition’. The very next day, I did just that and earned a spot with the bass/baritones. After my first choir practice, it was a wrap. I knew I’d never be truly happy doing anything else but music, and it’s been an exciting journey ever since.”