Global reggae music magazine United Reggae presents Jamaican Raw Sessions Part 1 – 14 videos where reggae superstars and rising hopefuls sing classics in their yard accompanied only by unplugged guitar and drums. Artists include Max Romeo, Kabaka Pyramid, The Uprising Roots, Derajah and The Viceroys.
In February this year a team from United Reggae spent 3 days in Kingston, Jamaica, and the city’s surrounding area. The team drove around and visited places and studio yards bringing a microphone and camera.
“We met the artists in the studio yards and they performed right there and then. We switched on the camera and the microphone and recorded what happened next,” says Camille Monchicourt, General Manager at United Reggae and part of the team visiting Jamaica.
The team visited studios like Charmax Music, Penthouse, Dubtonic Kru and Caveman International and the first part of Jamaican Raw Sessions includes a beautiful performance from Max Romeo where he sings classics like “War Ina Babylon” and “Chase the Devil” before presenting his children Rominal and Xana Romeo. Kabaka Pyramid, who is currently enjoying success with his Damian Marley-produced anti-establishment cut “Well Done”, performs this song and “Never Gonna Be a Slave” accompanied by two guitar players from his band Bebble Rockers.
Stay tuned for more, including raw performances by Anthony B, Jah9, Ratigan and Wild Life.