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In 2013, a scattered group of ska aficionados were all vexed by the same woe: the tragic deficit of ska acts in the DMV. But thanks to the great gatherer of similar souls known as Craig’s List, it took but a few ads to bring these birds of a feather together to[…]

In today’s precarious times, the world needs more all-inclusive, take-no-BS bands like Democratoz. A product of their Oran roots, the group is perpetuating the spirit of raï (literally “opinion”, an influential musical genre born from Bedouin desert music and pop) for the 21st Century, boosting it with a reggae backbone and party vibe. These[…]

One could say that Christos DC, aka Christopher Vrenios, has taken an obvious path to musicianship. The son of two prolific opera singers, music was more than simply an art, it was a way of life with him from the cradle. When he chanced upon reggae at an early age, it[…]