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Saturday, April 30, 2005

Roots, Reality and Culture

Greetings Aotearoa reggae massive and beyond. Welcome to NiceUp. This is my first foray into web publishing, and has come about through my discovery and love of music broadly defined as roots reggae, dancehall and dub. I reside in Wellington, the capital of Aotearoa, New Zealand, and it has been here that my passion for reggae has been fostered. Wellington has a thriving community of bands, musicians, DJs, MCs and supporters whose time and energy contribute to a reggae scene of wicked proportions.

After many memorable moments and experiences, I felt that it was high time to make an attempt to document and spread the word to the rest of the world about the reggae goings-on in this seriously phat little corner of the globe. Expect to see gig reviews, album reviews, book reviews, reggae trivia, interviews, top 10’s and occasionally probably my own little spiels, I’ll try to keep them brief. And don’t worry, it isn’t just all about me, I’m going to do my best to get onboard the views of as many Wellington reggae-heads as I can, so stay tuned for some serious, expert opinion even. Read on, feel free to share comments/suggestions/views and help to spread the positive roots and culture vibrations. Respect to All.

Venus F.T.