Tatix, Sweet Sensation / Sensation Band, High Energy, Ruffins, The Memberz, The Dub Chronicles, The Fugitive Minds, The Dream Band, Iauwata Band, The Human Rights, Truth & Rights, Messenjah, 20th Century Rebels, Fujahtive, Mad Riddim, The Sattalites, Vibes Band, Warrior Love Band, House of David Gang, Foundation Steppas, Bredrin Dub, The Responsibles, Culture Shock, Irie Band, Ital Groove, Live Stock, Hit Squad, Reggae Cowboys, Bard From The Club, Selassie I Power, Super 8 Band, Blak Ayan, IBADAN, Lazo, Jason Wilson and Tabarruk, Rosco & The Rebellion, Jackie Mittoo Quartet, Jah Cutta, Willi Williams, Leroy Sibbles, The Determination, Andru Branch and Half-Way-Tree, The Cougars, Bloodfire, Joshua, Ishan People, Sun Force, Boncongonistas, Woman A Run Tings, Kirk Diamond & The Movement of Ahryel, Kidd Rasta & The Peacemakers, Natty Posse, Unique Vibes, Jah’Mila, Boomgaia Band, Mountain Edge, Hardcore Band, Exco Levi & High Priest, Le Dub Sac, Rebel Alliance, The Arsenals, LeeJahn, Freedom Fighters, Awanjah, Aggravators, Wadada, Sound Dimension, Inward, Kali & Dub Inc, Rebelstoke, MRD3, East Van All Stars, Purple Soul, Natural Flavas, Mostly Marley, Boomdaddy, Tasman Jude, Soul Survivors, Ultra Flex Crew, The Resinators, Souljah Fyah, Fulla Sound, The Skanksters, Riddim Forward, Mad Riddim, Errol Blackwood & Injah, Idlers, Iwongo Jahfire, Strugglaz, Earth Roots & Water, IBO,Eclipse Band, Bobcaygeon Marley ...
Apologies if I have missed any bands because I know that there are more as well as a debt of gratitude to all of the suggestions for I n I reggae family
Reggae bands out of Canada
When the racism of the culture blocks the reggae music to the people, the people create their own
Did you see any of them live?
Are you aware of Canada’s very rich reggae band history?
I love live reggae music!
I love listening to and dancing with others who love that live energy
I love dub!
I love dancehall!
I love when a great DJ / Selecta blazes tunes all night to 6:00 and 7:00am next morning
Yet live music is a special energy
Canada has that rich history and one that I would love to maintain
Most of the bands mentioned are a distant memory yet a few musicians are holding the fort today but are becoming a dying breed
Dinosaurs we are
So be it
Live music is still my vibe so I will keep beating the dead horse and hope we encourage or better yet inspire a next generation of players of instruments
Our history is pretty awesome... we should preserve it don’t you think?
I n I goal as a reggae souljah is to continue this love of live, even with the challenges babylon brings before us
Reggae Lane ought to be a / the conduit to reach our reggae family globally and encourage and inspire another generation of players of instruments
Side note, I asked about the MASSIVE blue police presence at the Farmer’s Market on Reggae Lane last week and why they thought it needed to look and feel like a SWAT raid. Someone listened... not a SINGLE blue uniform was seen there yesterday
Yes, they are still around, but in plain clothes and respectful
Mr. Delicious Restaurant
519 Liverpool Road