In search of Russian reggae.

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In search of Russian reggae. reggae, somehow, absolutely, a group, you can, a person of ours, Philip, everything, a beginning, more, zero, Alexander, a lot, Antonov, “The Committee”, it is worth

The name of the post sounds like an absurdity because reggae is not about drifts. It is difficult to imagine Bob Marley near the garbage chute in our standard five-story building. Peter Tosh also somehow does not fit with my tour on the Trans-Siberian Railway. Transfers are naturally in a reserved seat, instead of jambs vodka purchased at roadside stalls. And for a snack belyashi or omul.
But no matter how absurd the title may sound, reggae culture, unlike psychedelic music, was in Russia and it seems to be there. We'll come back to the man from the title picture, but for now let's try to remember who initially flirted with reggae. Of course, the echoes of this music can be identified in the works of BG.
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In search of Russian reggae.reggae, somehow, absolutely, a group, you can, a person of ours, Philip, everything, a beginning, more, zero, Alexander, a lot, Antonov, “The Committee”, it is worth

Jamaican motifs also glittered at the Carnival group. In this picture there are Barykin and Kuzmin. Does anyone recognize them?
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In search of Russian reggae. reggae, somehow, absolutely, a group, you can, a person of ours, Philip, everything, a beginning, more, zero, Alexander, a lot, Antonov, “The Committee”, it is worth

Even this poster has been preserved on the net. The word "Reggae" is available.
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In search of Russian reggae. reggae, somehow, absolutely, a group, you can, a person of ours, Philip, everything, a beginning, more, zero, Alexander, a lot, Antonov, “The Committee”, it is worth

Perhaps we can also recall such a group as "Sunday".
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In search of Russian reggae. reggae, somehow, absolutely, a group, you can, a person of ours, Philip, everything, a beginning, more, zero, Alexander, a lot, Antonov, “The Committee”, it is worth

And, of course, the magnificent Jeanne with the group "Bravo". They also had songs with rhythms of foreign pop music.
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In search of Russian reggae. reggae, somehow, absolutely, a group, you can, a person of ours, Philip, everything, a beginning, more, zero, Alexander, a lot, Antonov, “The Committee”, it is worth

Perhaps we can mention Silyunin or Chistyakov. Most likely, somewhere reggae glimpses at Chizh and Time Machine. But let's still be serious. It's one thing to flirt with some style and quite another to do completely reggae albums. And then, whatever one may say, we run into the figure of Oldie.
I already wrote about him somehow, he is here on the title photo, but it’s a sin not to post more photo cards with this person. Here is a picture from 1987 in Kaliningrad. It is noteworthy that there are also musicians from the group “Zoo”. Yes, and Mike Naumenko, if desired, can be seen in the right corner.
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In search of Russian reggae. reggae, somehow, absolutely, a group, you can, a person of ours, Philip, everything, a beginning, more, zero, Alexander, a lot, Antonov, “The Committee”, it is worth

This is Oldie in the late 80s on tour in Riga.
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In search of Russian reggae.reggae, somehow, absolutely, a group, you can, a person of ours, Philip, everything, a beginning, more, zero, Alexander, a lot, Antonov, “The Committee”, it is worth

Oldie and Rada, the one that is "Glad and Blackthorn." By the way, she also has some moments intersecting reggae, just like Umka and Olga Arefyeva. But I already wrote everything about women in Russian rock.
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In search of Russian reggae. reggae, somehow, absolutely, a group, you can, a person of ours, Philip, everything, a beginning, more, zero, Alexander, a lot, Antonov, “The Committee”, it is worth

Do not forget about the drummer "Committee". I think this is one of the best drummers in our country. Alexander Vereshko very competently knew how to keep the rhythm, and for reggae it is the basis in the structure of the song. Photo from Moscow early 90s.
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In search of Russian reggae. reggae, somehow, absolutely, a group, you can, a person of ours, Philip, everything, a beginning, more, zero, Alexander, a lot, Antonov, “The Committee”, it is worth

Well, by 1997, rock and roll is over. This is a snapshot from a joint concert with Nikita Zaitsev. A man where he played a lot.And deserves separate consideration. The classic composition of the “Committee” by that time was dispersed. By the way, Garkusha sings reggae with them at that concert. I recommend to check out.
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In search of Russian reggae. reggae, somehow, absolutely, a group, you can, a person of ours, Philip, everything, a beginning, more, zero, Alexander, a lot, Antonov, “The Committee”, it is worth

In general, about the first rastaman of the USSR, I still have not come across intelligent and detailed information collected in one place. Sat sticking out. I went here, for example, to Egypt. There he was taken with heroin.
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In search of Russian reggae. reggae, somehow, absolutely, a group, you can, a person of ours, Philip, everything, a beginning, more, zero, Alexander, a lot, Antonov, “The Committee”, it is worth

He performed by the end of the 90s, with whom he would have to and in general led a way of life that was not at all Rastaman. It seems like he was married, left behind five children and a half album of wonderful songs. But as a whole, the figure is mysterious and covered not even with myths, but with some fragments of legends. This underground. Although what kind of underground can we talk about in a country where everything is possible? In general, the figure of Oldie is waiting for his researcher, who will be able to weed out rumors from the facts. Although most of the facts will look something like this.
I will give a piece of dialogue with Konstantin Mishin. This is a cult person. He played a lot where, but first of all in the “Gang of Four”.
- Good evening. Did you cross over with oldie?
- I intersected, played a concert on September 13, 1992 in Moscow: the Security Breach, the Straw Raccoons, Lolita, the CAT ... together with Olga Baraboshkina did a concert in the Outpost in 1993.I talked several times when Oldie in 94 was hanging out in Moscow, hanging out on the rented apartment of Igor Gulyayev of the then guitarist Instructions and the Committee. They were then terribly boozing, trying to dislodge the gerych ...
Perhaps I’ll still ripen and make myself a normal, digestible material about Oldie, but not in the near future for sure.
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In search of Russian reggae. reggae, somehow, absolutely, a group, you can, a person of ours, Philip, everything, a beginning, more, zero, Alexander, a lot, Antonov, “The Committee”, it is worth

In this photo, Herbert Morales. Today, perhaps, the main figure of Russian reggae. Unlike Oldie with whom they naturally were familiar and played together, he looked more like a rastaman. It does not even look like, but rather it is. Kind, positive and apparently responsive.
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In search of Russian reggae.reggae, somehow, absolutely, a group, you can, a person of ours, Philip, everything, a beginning, more, zero, Alexander, a lot, Antonov, “The Committee”, it is worth

The first concerts of his band “Jah Division” took place in the early 90s. At the same time, Herbert took part in the recording of the album "K.OT."
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In search of Russian reggae. reggae, somehow, absolutely, a group, you can, a person of ours, Philip, everything, a beginning, more, zero, Alexander, a lot, Antonov, “The Committee”, it is worth

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In search of Russian reggae. reggae, somehow, absolutely, a group, you can, a person of ours, Philip, everything, a beginning, more, zero, Alexander, a lot, Antonov, “The Committee”, it is worth

The band released their first album in 1995. That's it on such a tape, I heard it once. True, it was definitely not in the 90s. In the 90s I listened to “K.O.T.”, but I did not know anything about Morales. He surfaced in my life at the beginning of zero.
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In search of Russian reggae. reggae, somehow, absolutely, a group, you can, a person of ours, Philip, everything, a beginning, more, zero, Alexander, a lot, Antonov, “The Committee”, it is worth

Speaker Herbert and now. In general, it is interesting that it is also not so much material on the network. But a man plays more than 20 years on stage. Our reggae hay is such a thing in itself. No documentary films for you, no detailed books for you about the phenomenon.
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In search of Russian reggae. reggae, somehow, absolutely, a group, you can, a person of ours, Philip, everything, a beginning, more, zero, Alexander, a lot, Antonov, “The Committee”, it is worth

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In search of Russian reggae. reggae, somehow, absolutely, a group, you can, a person of ours, Philip, everything, a beginning, more, zero, Alexander, a lot, Antonov, “The Committee”, it is worth

I got here a funny photo. Nick Rock and Roll, Leonid Fedorov and Hera.
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In search of Russian reggae.reggae, somehow, absolutely, a group, you can, a person of ours, Philip, everything, a beginning, more, zero, Alexander, a lot, Antonov, “The Committee”, it is worth

Well, I end here with this picture. Young man in the center, I hope everyone learned? Kirill Tolmatsky as I understand, is friends with Herbert. Something binds them.
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In search of Russian reggae. reggae, somehow, absolutely, a group, you can, a person of ours, Philip, everything, a beginning, more, zero, Alexander, a lot, Antonov, “The Committee”, it is worth

In this photo, Alexander Laertsky is on the left, and Alexander Antonov is on the right. We have already talked to you about Laertsky, he naturally also has reggae motifs, but we are more interested in the second Alexander.
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In search of Russian reggae. reggae, somehow, absolutely, a group, you can, a person of ours, Philip, everything, a beginning, more, zero, Alexander, a lot, Antonov, “The Committee”, it is worth

His project “DUB TV” is probably not exactly reggae, but it definitely has to do with this music. Interestingly, Antonov himself initially started in the Kennedy Children group and played punk rock. By the end of the 90s, punk rock uncle was tired, and he played a completely different music.
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In search of Russian reggae. reggae, somehow, absolutely, a group, you can, a person of ours, Philip, everything, a beginning, more, zero, Alexander, a lot, Antonov, “The Committee”, it is worth

Interestingly, DUB TV collaborated with Barykin. The network has a joint video and album. Remember, I wrote above about Barykin? An interesting and versatile person. And Antonov himself, as I understand it, is also a brave man. We also love to lock yourself in your box and avoid working with stars from the 80s. “To sing with Pugacheva? What are you She's a pop! ” This is a very bad opinion in my opinion. Much more interesting is just an unexpected combination.
Well, I also note the cooperation with such a magnificent woman as Zhanna Aguzarova. She did the song “Rainbow” with “DUB TV” as far as I understood. The group was also recorded with Yulia Chicherina and the group “CHajf”.
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In search of Russian reggae. reggae, somehow, absolutely, a group, you can, a person of ours, Philip, everything, a beginning, more, zero, Alexander, a lot, Antonov, “The Committee”, it is worth

In the foreground, here is the already mentioned Oldie, and Dim Dimych from the group “Caribasy” is visible behind him.
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In search of Russian reggae. reggae, somehow, absolutely, a group, you can, a person of ours, Philip, everything, a beginning, more, zero, Alexander, a lot, Antonov, “The Committee”, it is worth

A team with such a bizarre name appeared in St. Petersburg in the early 90s. The main backbone there was Dmitry Vasilyev and Philip Nikanorov. Philip in this picture on the left, and Dim Dimych on the right.
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In search of Russian reggae.reggae, somehow, absolutely, a group, you can, a person of ours, Philip, everything, a beginning, more, zero, Alexander, a lot, Antonov, “The Committee”, it is worth

Philip Nikanorov stands.
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In search of Russian reggae. reggae, somehow, absolutely, a group, you can, a person of ours, Philip, everything, a beginning, more, zero, Alexander, a lot, Antonov, “The Committee”, it is worth

Here is another interesting snapshot. Here is Kat standing next to Philip. The famous St. Petersburg drummer, beat in a bunch of groups. I wrote about her, somehow sorting out the biography of Myav.
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In search of Russian reggae. reggae, somehow, absolutely, a group, you can, a person of ours, Philip, everything, a beginning, more, zero, Alexander, a lot, Antonov, “The Committee”, it is worth

Unfortunately, the group did not have time to reveal fully. In 2007, Philip died of cancer. What is his colleague Dim Dimych doing now, I do not know.
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Roma VPR and "Festival of all in the world." Do you know such a team? They have a wonderful song "Meteorological".
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In search of Russian reggae. reggae, somehow, absolutely, a group, you can, a person of ours, Philip, everything, a beginning, more, zero, Alexander, a lot, Antonov, “The Committee”, it is worth

He started playing in the first half of the 90s, but gained fame rather in zero. Well, how famous? Participation in the festival "Empty Hills" is unlikely to lead on television or on radio, but, nevertheless, in certain circles he is known and respected.
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In search of Russian reggae. reggae, somehow, absolutely, a group, you can, a person of ours, Philip, everything, a beginning, more, zero, Alexander, a lot, Antonov, “The Committee”, it is worth

Compositions in his team changed a lot. At the same time, I generally associate him more as a person with one guitar.
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In search of Russian reggae.reggae, somehow, absolutely, a group, you can, a person of ours, Philip, everything, a beginning, more, zero, Alexander, a lot, Antonov, “The Committee”, it is worth

Albums wrote in our time.Naturally and gives concerts. Here, for example, he is in the photo with Hero Morales.
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In search of Russian reggae. reggae, somehow, absolutely, a group, you can, a person of ours, Philip, everything, a beginning, more, zero, Alexander, a lot, Antonov, “The Committee”, it is worth

"Boniface's Vacation" is another reggae band of our country. He was actively helped at first by Hera Morales. Formed a group at the beginning of zero. In my opinion, just at that time there was the highest surge of interest in reggae music in our country. By the middle of the 2000s, in the same Moscow, it was possible to meet dozens of teenagers with dreadlocks, baubles and the famous tricolor.
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In search of Russian reggae. reggae, somehow, absolutely, a group, you can, a person of ours, Philip, everything, a beginning, more, zero, Alexander, a lot, Antonov, “The Committee”, it is worth

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In search of Russian reggae. reggae, somehow, absolutely, a group, you can, a person of ours, Philip, everything, a beginning, more, zero, Alexander, a lot, Antonov, “The Committee”, it is worth

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In search of Russian reggae. reggae, somehow, absolutely, a group, you can, a person of ours, Philip, everything, a beginning, more, zero, Alexander, a lot, Antonov, “The Committee”, it is worth

However, by the end of the decade, everything changed. Delicious from the "Vacation" here is a haircut, for example.
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In search of Russian reggae. reggae, somehow, absolutely, a group, you can, a person of ours, Philip, everything, a beginning, more, zero, Alexander, a lot, Antonov, “The Committee”, it is worth

I do not know if he is engaged in music today, but it looks, apparently, something like this.
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In search of Russian reggae.reggae, somehow, absolutely, a group, you can, a person of ours, Philip, everything, a beginning, more, zero, Alexander, a lot, Antonov, “The Committee”, it is worth

Considering the phenomenon of reggae in Russia, one cannot ignore the figure of Dmitry Haiduk.
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In search of Russian reggae. reggae, somehow, absolutely, a group, you can, a person of ours, Philip, everything, a beginning, more, zero, Alexander, a lot, Antonov, “The Committee”, it is worth

Haiduk uncle is an adult, and judging by the interview with the rastaman, he does not consider himself. Nevertheless, he is known as a performer of rastaman fairy tales. True, today the site where they were posted has been entered in the register of prohibited materials on the territory of the Russian Federation. It is no wonder. Rasta are directly related to the grass, and the grass is known as a drug.
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In search of Russian reggae. reggae, somehow, absolutely, a group, you can, a person of ours, Philip, everything, a beginning, more, zero, Alexander, a lot, Antonov, “The Committee”, it is worth

However, Dmitry Haiduk still rides around the country and pushes his carts on picnics. Naturally paid.Want to join the beautiful be kind to lay out the money. What is logical.
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In search of Russian reggae. reggae, somehow, absolutely, a group, you can, a person of ours, Philip, everything, a beginning, more, zero, Alexander, a lot, Antonov, “The Committee”, it is worth

"Alai Oli" group, founded in Yekaterinburg in 2004. In general, the youngest in this collection.
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See how beautiful she sings.
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In search of Russian reggae. reggae, somehow, absolutely, a group, you can, a person of ours, Philip, everything, a beginning, more, zero, Alexander, a lot, Antonov, “The Committee”, it is worth

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In search of Russian reggae. reggae, somehow, absolutely, a group, you can, a person of ours, Philip, everything, a beginning, more, zero, Alexander, a lot, Antonov, “The Committee”, it is worth

Today, the guys moved to St. Petersburg and play ... Well, not quite reggae. I watched a couple of clips from them and was somehow surprised. I have definitely associated them with the reggae scene, but apparently the guys have changed their approach to creativity in the last few years. However, we all grow and it is important that the guys did not give up music at all.
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That's all in general. Reggae scene with us as you can see, still there. It is different and heterogeneous. There are quite surprising intersections here. I was surprised to find Barykin’s cooperation with DUB TV. I hope you were interested too. Thank you for your attention, to new meetings and additions, as always, are welcome.

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