Time flies fast. It has been two years since I started Reggaemani with the aim of giving broader perspectives on reggae music. The idea was, and still is, to write well researched articles that give more than just a glance of the music I have been in love with for the past 14 years.
Since my first article on March 20th 2009 I have written about 350 articles for Reggaemani and about 20 for other web sites and magazines. These include United Reggae, Irie Up, Svereggae, Rebelmusic, Reggae Galore and Skivkoll as well as an article for Woofah that is about to be published. I started writing in Swedish, but switched to English in June last year.
In the early years I mainly focused on columns and news. After a few months I started doing interviews with people involved in reggae. I also begun to regularly review records, concerts and books.
My first interview was with legendary reggae writer and photographer Beth Lesser. That was in May 2009. Since then I have interviewed a broad range of people in reggae, including David Rodigan, Romain Virgo, Etana, Lady Saw, Toussaint, Junior Kelly, Pete Holdsworth, Busy Signal, T.O.K, Chezidek, Luciano, Jahdan Blakkamoore, Ray Hurford, Alpheus, Roberto Sanchéz, Irie Ites, Frenchie, Tippy Alfred, Lustre Kings, Gappy Ranks and a bunch of others.
Since April of last year I have also started to produce short mixes to promote the music I’m currently listening to. It has been 13 so far, and more will come. Be sure to check them out at either Soundcloud or Mixcloud.
Two years have passed and I will hopefully be able to continue for at least another two years. Many thanks for the support so far. Together we can keep reggae music and reggae culture alive.