Reggae in Africa is alive and well with Rootspence and the Groovemakers blazing the fire from Mozambique.
Rootspence joins us to give a first-hand account of the current reggae climate from Malawi to Mozambique. He breaks down some of the difficulties with reggae sprouting in former Portuguese colonies versus English-speaking areas of the continent.
Roots Reggae in Africa was championed by Bob Marley and the Wailers in the 1970s.
Rootspence was greatly influenced by the music his Reggae-loving parents played around the house. He learned and imitated the sounds and moves of Marley, also crediting Lucky Dube, Burning Spear, and Peter Tosh as sources of inspiration.
Helio Sixpence, better known as Rootspence, is an emerging artist, singer, and songwriter born in Malawi and based in Mozambique. The talented musician is quickly making waves in the scene with his unparalleled sound and style.
Through his emotion-filled vocal performances, Rootspence radiates raw emotion through explosive instrumentation. Inspired by his life experiences, Rootspence strives to push the envelope with his sound to make a well-rounded, dynamic style that will resonate with listeners. Moreover, he seeks to create music that can teach, advise, cheer, inspire, and heal souls.
2020 WAM (We Are Music) Award Nominee and seven times Reverb Nation Featured Artist, the artist aims to connect intimately through his lyricism and sound with listeners around the world. Rootspence will have listeners engulfed in the musical world he creates with his no-frills approach and realness. Rootspence is an artist to watch as he is set to cement himself in the music industry for years to come.
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