The Strides

The Strides are a force for Reggae music, fronted by roots man Ras Roni from Barbados and Sierra Leonean ragga powerhouse Edward "Blacka" Conteh,  The Strides deliver a musical experience that is as explosive as it is authentic. With three acclaimed albums under their belt, a European label signing, festival appearances across the country and having graced the stage with the likes of Third World, Julian Marley, Tony Allen and Groundation, The Strides’ music faithfully builds on the foundations of classic roots reggae, forging a sound that brings together modern dance hall, dub beats and reggae-pop. After 13 years on the road, this world class act has become a reggae institution, melding a diversity of cultures and instrumentation under the one universal consciousness.