On this pepisode, Rosie Peppy Parke speaks with Ras Lidj, the originator of REGG’GO – a “Contemporary Ancient” fusion of roots dancehall reggae music linked with a strong DC percussive pocket beat.
Ras Lidj is a musician, songwriter, and performer stepping forward to uplift and unify his audience. Combining vibrations of Roots reggae, the raw energy of Dancehall Reggae, and the unique percussive elements of Washington DC’s own Go-Go scene — Ras Lidj has a style all his own. Sometimes you’ll find him on the bass, sometimes on percussion, and usually somewhere near the microphone. Ras Lidj has performed in clubs and music festivals across the country. He’s shared the stage with such artists as 50 Cent, Mobb Deep, and the Itals.