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Music: Revalation – Serious Matters

Posted by coremagazinevi on July 14, 2008

Revalation’s love for music began at the age of six. During his boyhood, he continued to develop musically as a member of his school and church choirs through performing at small plays and talent shows. He decided to pursue a…read more

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Music: Rafijah Siano – Youngest Veteran

Posted by coremagazinevi on July 14, 2008

He calls himself St.Thomas’ youngest veteran. Rafijah has been performing for audiences since the age of 14, and his readiness to expel something musically shows it. Rafijah, he told me was a stage name that came to him in a vision… read more

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Music: Ritical – Positivity

Posted by coremagazinevi on July 14, 2008

First out of the scene is Ritical, a singer from Virgin Gorda who has played throughout the Virgin Islands and scored several hits in his seven year career. Love is at the base of his music. Not romantic love or lustfulness — but the kind… read more

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Music : Ras Iba – Good Vibes

Posted by coremagazinevi on May 1, 2008

Iba began his professional music career as a lead singe for reggae bands like Frontline and The Survivors.  However, it wasn’t until after his contribution to the 2001 Talking Roots collaboration CD that this…read more

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Music : Ras Bumpa – Humble Soldier

Posted by coremagazinevi on May 1, 2008

Substance, authenticity, lyrics and genuine vibes all describe the music of Ras B.U.M.P.A. aka EvahBless.  His determination to make quality music has taken him from underdog to…read more

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Music : Young Mystic – Niyorah

Posted by coremagazinevi on April 9, 2008

Bless with a naturally melodic voice, Niyorah, born Nigel Olivacce, is a crucial reggae artist hailing from the island of St. Thomas. After the release of his sophomore solo album Purification Session Niyorah remains focus as a maturing roots reggae…read more

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Music : The People’s Choice – Jahman

Posted by coremagazinevi on April 9, 2008

I grew up with my Grandmother, and she used to go to church every Sunday and I could remember we used to sing, my grandmother, my sister, and me, before, during, and after church and all, and that was my favorite part… read more

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Cover Story : The Making of a King – De Apostle

Posted by coremagazinevi on April 5, 2008

De Apostle St. Croix Virgin Islands Reggae, Dancehall, and Roots Artist

I started professionally in the music industry at the age of thirteen. In high-school, I garnered my first air time on the radio played by DJ Poppy Pops, called ‘Good Morning Sisters and Brothers’ which was a social commentary. It was talking about the murder rate in the Virgin Islands from a ghetto youth perspective, this allowed a lot of people to relate… read more

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Music : The Prodigy – Smokey B

Posted by coremagazinevi on April 5, 2008

I get alot of strength from these man I live around, and all I do is put rhythm and rhymes together of what we do and how we feel, you know. For example, ‘Jah Love’ was inspired by Nyorah after I dealt with him on a vibes, the words came easy, you know… read more

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Music : Bambu Station – Jalani

Posted by coremagazinevi on March 30, 2008

For me it represented starting at my own root, my origin, so it was a vibe to affirm the music that is core to my heart and my passion to present it to the people.  Bambu also infers the Bamboo plant that is strong yet pliable, adjusting to pressure when it has to. It is used to build, cut, shelter, feed and provide balance so it gave substance and meaning to the word… read more

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