TONIGHT: Los Rakas, New Kingston + The Encyclopedia of Reggae on The LargeUp Sessions

February 7, 2013

Words by LargeUp Crewโ€”

LargeUp Sessions

We’ve got a whole heap of guests stopping by the LargeUp Sessions on tonight: Los Rakas, New Kingston and author Mike Alleyne. Though they come from very different placesโ€” New Kingston are a three-piece band from NYC via Jamaica, and Los Rakas are a hip-hop duo from California’s Bay Area, by way of Panamaโ€”both groups come to the LargeUp Sessions fresh off the Dark ‘N Stormy Tour with Collie Buddz, which crisscrossed the Western US this fall. Meanwhile, Alleyne, a professor at Middle Tennessee University, will discuss his newly published Encyclopedia of Reggae book with us.

Watch New Kingston’s brand-new video for “Life” (premiered here on LargeUp this week), then get familiar with Los Rakas via our 2011 LargeUp TV webisode “Now Things with Los Rakas,” and their recent single “Africana,” then tune into the LargeUp Sessions tonight from 6 to 8.