Ben Speight on Reggae, Soundtrack to Social Change | Reggae Lover 100

I had an eye-opening conversation with Atlanta-based organizer for social justice, Ben Speight. 

  • Ben tells how and why he fell in love with Reggae.
  • He talks about reggae as the soundtrack to movements of social change over the years. 
  • He discusses the history of Ska and Roots Reggae, highlighting the political content. 
  • He draws comparisons between Motown and music from the Rocksteady and UK Lover’s eras. 
  • Hear his thoughts on dancehall, Cali reggae, and the new school of roots rockers coming out of Jamaica. 

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This interview, episode 100 of the Reggae Lover podcast, is a testament to the diversity and power of reggae music.  Like my guest said, please continue to support reggae music artists, musicians, DJs, and promoters.

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“Where I Belong,” A new single by Glen Washington and E-Dee

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Glen_WashingtonThere is a new single to take note of by Glen Washington and E-Dee of the movie “Out The Gate” and “Revolution” featuring Irie Love.

The song is called “Where I Belong.” The lyrics talk about the challenges of living where the system puts the youth and minorities in general at risk to lose their life at the hands of law enforcement. “Teach the truth to the youth, remember Hands Up Don’t Shoot” sings Washington.

The feeling of the record is peaceful, at such a un-peaceful topic, reflecting the positive hand of hope and faith in guidance and protection.