Welcome to Roots And Sound, independent digital library specialized in
reggae music of Balkans peninsula. It was created in 2011, with purpose
to document reggae music from the region, and equally present artists of all nationalities. We promote Balkans reggae events, sound systems, bands, singers, producers and music in all
languages, and we are not limited to any particular area, religion or
ethnic group of the Balkans. Website contains information about hundreds of regional
artists, events, and music releases made since 1960s.
Phenomenon known as reggae, has its roots in Jamaica, but since early
days, this music is available around Balkans peninsula as well. Today
in 2014 there are hundreds of artists and music releases of all genres available
from Istanbul, Ljubljana, Belgrade, Bucharest, Sofia, Tirana, Athens,
Skopje or Zagreb.
Help us to promote the artists, Balkans reggae and ska music in Your
hometown. You can use banner in this webpage, by following simple
instructions. If You require certain banner size, contact us on this
In the Balkans, one of the first such attempts was made in Athens in
1985 by THC sound system, founded by Rankin Johnny, after his trip to
Jamaica. Perhaps back than, it was not possible to hear reggae sound
system playing in Tirana or Chisinau, but today there are hundreds of
selectors and sound systems, in every larger town in the peninsula. You
can find local reggae sound systems at leading regional festivals and
clubs. They play reggae and dub on vinyls, cds and mp3s, they produce
music, organize parties, and promote unsigned reggae artists.
Since we launched the website, we do our best to provide most relevant
information to every visitor. In case you want to find more interesting
websites related to reggae music around the region, we will help you
with that as well. Visit this page to find more sites like
reggaelize.it, reggae.hr, zonareggae.ro, links to websites of artsits,
and community pages.