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Crucial Riddims
Thursdays @ 8 PM

Many people have asked me, why reggae? What is it about the music that you find so compelling and how did someone from a small town in Idaho become so attached to it? My answer? Reggae is a collective experience, communal music that engages the heart, mind, and body. It is protest music, dance music, and spiritual music. It is reflective and forward-looking, It is serious and sometimes farcical and in that way, it is unifying. As the great Bob Marley put it, Reggae is music that I and I create, not me and you “I and I”. This simple quote from Bob Marley captures what I feel is the essence of reggae music. In that vein, I invite you to lend an ear to Crucial Riddims where you and I can move toward becoming I and I.

One Love

Latest Episodes
  • This, week, join Henry Evans for a curated playlist of reggae songs centered around the idea of persisting in the face of difficult trials and resisting against the forces working against you.
  • This week on Crucial Riddims Dr. Henry Evans explores reggae music from Africa with tracks from Lucky Dube, Majek Fashek, Alpha Blondy, and more.
  • Join Henry Evans this week, as he gives an education on Black Uhuru and how the band and music have changed over time to stay a successful and popular band for so long.
  • This episode of Crucial Riddims, join Henry Evans for an exploration of reggae music centered around achieving peace and togetherness.
  • Join Henry Evans for this weeks episode of Crucial Riddims (livicated to all things reggae). In this episode he celebrates important Earthstrongs.
  • Join Henry Evans for this weeks episode of Crucial Riddims. In honor of Black History Month, join in and listen to music that explores the experience of the African Diaspora from slavery to liberation.
  • This week, the host of Crucial Riddims, Dr. Henry Evans, has collected a great slate of reggae music that focuses on the theme of Thanksgiving, being thankful for our loved ones, our health, and our ability to see another day.
  • Join Henry Evans for this weeks episode of Crucial Riddims. This week, we will listen to music relating to "Babylon", the concept of living under oppressive structures and systems, specifically relating to Jamaicans and other groups that stem from the African diaspora.
  • Join Henry Evans on this episode of Crucial Riddims, where we explore reggae music from across the pond over in Great Britain.
  • Join Henry Evans on this episode of crucial riddims, where roots reggae and the social meanings behind the music are explored.