This week's cover story, "Rasta Redmon," explores the cultural and musical connections between the indigenous people of Arizona and Jamaican reggae artists, told through the story of Hopi reggae artist Casper Lomayesva. As a supplement to the feature, we've posted several of Lomayesva's songs below, along with a link to a song stream for Bob Marley's "Redemption Song," which is referenced in Lomayesva's tune, "Jealousy."
Redemption song - Bob Marley
Tracks by Casper Lomayesva:
Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.