Get to know the ladies of reggae

Get to know the ladies of reggae

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March (or any month really) is a great time to celebrate women, so that’s what I’m doing this week on Sound Travels…this mix is all about the ladies of reggae, both new and old.

Discover the classic sound of Judy Mowatt, Aura Msimang & Full Experience and Sister Carol along with the innovative jazz-reggae fusion of Hempress Sativa, Jah9, Love Joys and more. These are the female reggae artists you should know.

ladies of reggae


The most famous names in reggae are men, but female reggae artists have always been around contributing to the roots of the genre and the culture—and they’re still here keeping it fresh. The ladies of reggae bring a specific soul and energy to the off-beat bass and rhythms. When we think of reggae, we should think Rita Marley just as often as we think Bob. Don’t forget the ladies of reggae and listen to this mix!


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From classic to contemporary

Feel the universal language of music with Sound Travels, every Sunday night when DJ Marcus Doucette spins world music that takes us to South America, Africa, the Middle East, Europe or this week…to Jamaica and beyond with some female reggae powerhouses.

Listen to the mixtape below.