Monday, March 17, 2014

Roots Corner: Bruddah Waltah

Figured id start the week off with a roots refreshment. Bruddah Waltah is considered one of the fathers of Hawaiian Reggae and was one of the pioneers in what is now a flourishing sub-genre.  Had he not done what he had, who knows what our island music-scape would look like today. Its important to remember too that reggae was not so readily accepted back then, as it is today, since to some it was considered to be straying from Hawaiian music and playing something that was foreign. Regardless, can't go wrong with classics like "Sweet Lady of Waiahole." Amazing to hear how far modern reggae has come from some of these classics. Much Aloha to Bruddah Waltah for lighting the torch!