RASHAUN ‘Kush’ McAnuff came of age in the 1990s, an era usually considered the golden age of dancehall. However, he has always been drawn to classic roots-reggae.

McAnuff is drummer/lead singer of the Uprising Roots band, which is preparing to release its second album, Black to I Roots, in early 2015.

The sextet’s debut, Skifiya, was released in March 2011. McAnuff says while he and his bandmates have matured as musicians, their focus has not changed.

“Is the same works highlighting I an’ I culture, the message of truth and rights an’ upliftment,” he told the Jamaica Observer.

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