Interview with Kubix, the Guitar Hero of Reggae
Kubix, why did you choose the guitar as a musical instrument to express yourself?
My father plays guitar, he used to play a lot when I was little.He played guitar all the time and my mother played guitar with him.My sister also started playing guitar… So j grew up with my head on the ropes, and I didn't particularly want to do it because there was too much of it at home, but when you were a teenager, when you started listening to music, to be interested in all that… There was always a guitar lying around, so you start to do two or three chords, and you realize how much fun it is to make music.like that...
Among the guitarists you listened to as a teenager, which were your first idols, your guitar heroes?
I immediately wanted to play Nirvana, Rage Against The Machine, and also all the very rock culture of the 70s, with Hendrix, Led Zeppelin ...And then, there was always Bob Marley too.That was my pillars of the time !
Unlike rock culture, reggae rarely leaves room for guitar solos, so isn't that a little frustrating for a musician of your caliber?
I quite agree with you, but there is always this rock side in reggae despite everything, live for example.And there are artists who put the guitar a little more forward.You see, at Marley, there are still a lot of guitars, there are even solos.At Ijahman, the guitar is everywhere.And live, there are these often rock guitars which come to boost the sets.is not the predominant instrument in reggae, but it has always had its place and for solos too.After that, I think that there is a balance and the guitar is not absent in Reggae either.
Posted Date: 2020-11-15