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Rockas Inna Seleckta Stylee with Kola Fari

Written by Kola Fari on Saturday, 28 of November , 2009 at 4:48 pm

Ras Kola’s musical passions were ignited as teenager in Richmond, Virginia–the so-called “Greenwich Village of the South”. Washington DC in the 70’s had become a central hub for the punk, reggae and hip-hop movements.

As Kola puts it, “everything was crackin” at the same time. I listened to Mad Professor KRS One, Bad Brains and Prince Far I. I discovered revolutionary underground bands like The Stooges, Velvet Underground, 13th Floor Elevators, Black Flag, Minutemen, Dead-Kennedys, M.D.C. and Meat Puppets.

I became especially interested bands that were fronts for political and revolutionary movements. The people around me were immersed in a 50’s type of mentality—you could be a factory worker or a college yuppie. Music taught me I could be who I wanted to be.”

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Ras Kola’s musical passions were ignited as teenager in Richmond, Virginia—the so-called “Greenwich Village of the South”. Washington DC in the 70’s had become a central hub for the punk, reggae and hip-hop movements. Selekta Fari spins an irreverent mix of Pacific Rim, downbeat dub, dancehall, hip-hop, reggae and punk.