A special blend of Roots Reggae and Dancehall. The ultimate in reggae revival.
Presented by Sista Levi and Sista Zai.
Maria Stratford aka Sista Levi started at 3CR Community Radio in 2002 during her undergraduate degree where her technical major was Radio Production.
Sista Levi lived in Jamaica as a young woman and has kept a relationship with the country since the 1970s. Since 2010 Sista Levi has travelled to Jamaica nearly every year and has interviewed many artists there including Capleton, Beres Hammond, Marcia Griffiths, Big Youth, The Heptones, Gyptian, Mighty Diamonds, Busy Signal, Cocoa Tea, Johnny Clarke and many many others.
Sista Levi plays a selection of contemporary and classic hits from Lovers Rock, Dub, Dancehall and Roots Reggae.
Sista Zai started out as a reggae selector on the Melbourne reggae scene since 2007, playing various reggae nights held at Laundry Bar, The Mercat Cross, The Horn, The Reggae Cruise amongst other venues/events. Reggae brought her to community radio in 2008 and she has been a regular presenter on 3CR's Hip Sista Hop show since 2012. You can expect a blend of Old and New Roots, Dub and some Dancehall leaning towards the upbeat, conscious lyrics, melodic vocals and soulful harmonies.
Join Sista Levi and Sista Zai on Thursday nights at 10.00pm – 11.30pm.
Sista Zai is in the control tower on the last two Thursdays of each month while Sista Levi does the rest of the month.