We got an email today all the way from Italy, some of our loyal fans did a tribute to Inner Circle from a across the water. From Inner Circle to Our friends Pablo and Alessio We are giving big thanks.. and Much love. Irie Vibes
The burly brothers Ian and Roger Lewis along with their extraordinary Jamaican band formed in 1968 with other musicians, some of whom , after a quick spin , end up forming Third World, and still continue to work there as a glorious adventure over forty years in the who have gone through the irresistible reggae and soul of mixture in its beginnings, the unrepeatable period with Jacob Miller on vocals, the crossover albums ” Everything is Great ” and ” New Age Music” , published in Island, and the great successes of the singles ” Bad Boys” and ” Sweat” in 1987 and 1992 , respectively.
In 2009 they invited the brothers Stephen and Damian Marley to participate in its “Smoke gets my eyes ” song on the CD “State of da World” . Ian and Roger still continue in his position in the band and the New York Jazz Junior ranks was once for ‘ Killer’ Miller : the sound of Inner Circle is now powerful and elegant day like in its heyday .
It is no surprise that reggae music, much like Rastafari, has gone beyond race and nationality. The universal message, which promotes equality and love for all, has certainly transcended Jamaican shores and has found residence with Benjamin Zecher and his Oneness Records label.
The German producer told The Gleaner he initially fell in love with reggae as a child when he heard the universal message of love being promoted in Robert Nesta Marley’s music. Read more
New Yorkers are grieving the death of Freeport, Long Island music producer Phillip Smart. Beloved by musicians, singers, radio personalities, engineers, technicians and those he encountered, Smart, 53 died on Feb. 25 after battling pancreatic cancer. Since news of his passing went viral, alums, associates, friends and veteran entertainers have been stopping into HC&F Recording Studios to reminisce the gentle giant who toiled to promote reggae music he was passionate to share with the universe. Read more
Jamaican superstar Bob Marley once sang about “Reggae on Broadway” — and now, more than four decades after the release of that song, some of Marley’s greatest hits have been incorporated into an off-Broadway musical for children called Three Little Birds. The musical, based on a children’s book by Marley’s daughter Cedella Marley, opens today at Manhattan’s New Victory Theater.
NPR’s Audie Cornish spoke with Cedella Marley, who is also CEO of her father’s record label, Tuff Gong International, about the show, plus what the song means to her and what it was like growing up in the home of a counterculture icon. Read more