This past January Roger Steffens gave us a full guided tour of all six rooms of his Reggae Archives. Comprised of collections within collections the 'Ark-Hives' represents a lifetime dedicated to reggae music. Involved since the earliest days of reggae music's debut on the international scene Roger has not only been a collector but a participant and key player in the development and spread of the music and culture.
Affectionately known as the Reggae Ambassador to some, Steffens has left his mark on the music..... (photo by Markus Cuff)
CC Smith, editor/publisher/journalist for The Beat Magazine, public radio DJ and Africanist for 29 years. Since the closing of The Beat in 2009, I am now working with Afropop.org as Editor at Large, and also manager for Samba Mapangala and Orchestra Virunga.