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November 29, 2012

Volume 9/Issue 48

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Show Us Your RFG!!

New CDs in the Mix

In Jah´s Name We Pray

Reggae Festivals

News Flash

Ital Statistics

Reggae Airplay Charts

About Us

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The Reggae Festival Guide

Give thanks for the reggae works, my name is Dave ‘’Jah D’’ Peart ,I am the manager for Jamaican reggae artist SINGER JAH,we were at ANCHORRECORDING STUDIO(office) in KINGSTON,JAMAICA  for a recording session andthis photograph was taken, (SINGER JAH is the person wearing the blue head scarf).  Singer Jah link here.....

Blessings itinually Dave  ''Jah  D''  Peart

CEO / ManagerWaasskaa EntertainmentTel : 1(876) 373 4524. (Jamaica)Email :




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The Encyclopedia of Reggae - The Golden Age of Roots Reggae


“[This is] the ideal history book for roots reggae fans: a true classic that every reggae fan should own.”

—Sly Dunbar


by Mike Alleyne

Foreword by Sly Dunbar


The Encyclopedia of Reggae: The Golden Age of Roots Reggae has just been published by Sterling Publishing ( Produced by Sideshow Media (, The Encyclopedia of Reggae is a highly browsable, authoritative resource on the music's golden age, from the late 1960s up to the mid-1980s heyday of dancehall. Packed with more than 500 images, including rare album art and ephemera, this comprehensive guide profiles more than 200 key performers, record labels, and producers from reggae's history, and offers sidebars on topics such as reggae in film, the development of sound

systems, the city of Kingston, and rastafarianism.


A vital appendix includes essential reggae best-of lists, a glossary, and a first-ever reggae timeline, a one-stop reference for key dates in the development of the genre. The book is written by Mike Alleyne, a professor in the Department of Recording Industry at Middle Tennessee State University who has specialized in chronicling the cultural and economic history of Caribbean popular music. Alleyne is a frequent lecturer around the globe on the modern impact of Caribbean music and has also contributed to the forthcoming Grove Dictionary of American Music.


The legendary reggae drummer Sly Dunbar contributes the foreword, offering a windowinto the recording studios of 1970s Kingston. Credit line for the book must read: The Encyclopedia of Reggae by Mike Alleyne, Sterling Publishing, 2012. Press images are available, but no images may be used, in print or electronically, without written permission from the publisher. Contact Joshua Glickman ( or Dan Tucker ( for additional information.


By Mike Alleyne

Foreword by Sly Dunbar

Sterling Publishing

Paperback / 332 pages / 420 color photographs / 9” x 9”

ISBN: 978-1-4027-8583-2

PRICE: $24.95




Collie Buddz Presents his Newest Track and Music Video

"Won't Be Long"


Collie Buddz presents his newest track and music video "Won't Be Long". Shot in various places in Hawaii during the Red Star Music Festival dates with Rebelution, and while recording with J. Boog in his studio. Make sure you watch the video in HD while you vibe out to this smooth tune.



Special thanks to J. Boog, Anu, Abbey, Uncle B and Wash House; Eric, Marley, Rory, Wes, Dean and Rebelution; BAMP Project and the beautiful islands of Oahu and Maui


Watch the Official Music Video for "Won't Be Long" on YoutubePurchase "Won't Be Long" on iTunes-Collie Buddz's The Dark N' Stormy Tour






Trinidadian Gospel Reggae Artist POSITIVE Releases New Album,  Forever My King

Album Debuts Worldwide for the Holiday Season on December 4, 2012  


New York, NY (FOX FUSE) -  Trinidadian gospel reggae artist Positivereleases his highly anticipated album, Forever My King, worldwide onDecember 4, 2012 from FOX FUSE. Putting a positive spin on reggae music, fused with a tinge of dancehall along with regional soca and calypso influences, Positive has earned acclaim from music critics and fans alike, ever since hitting the music scene just over five years ago. This, his sophomore studio effort, showcases a seasoned lyricist and vocalist, whose talent shines on 16 glorious tracks.


Birthed in the Caribbean, gospel reggae is the medium being used to spread the Gospel of Jesus and this album speaks about the faithfulness of God's love. "I've been inspired to write about being assured that God is faithful to perform His word in our lives, despite what area may be experiencing a storm," discloses Positive.


Positive does justice to his name with this polished collection that captures his spirit, showcasing sincere, heartfelt odes. He invokes the power of the most high in this musical manifestation, which was one year in the making. The lead single "Highest Of Heights" is a gospel anthem with an upbeat dancehall vibe, while the second single, "Mama You're Beautiful," is a gentle pledge of love to mothers everywhere. "Rock Of My Life," "Be My Comforter" and "Sunny Day" will make you forget you are listening to gospel music, while tracks like "Let Me Be The One" serves up more crossover appeal with its R&B, lover's rock allure.


Forever My King is a personal prophesy from this profound artist, and the songs bear testament to his faith. "I am a believer in Christ and as such my talents and abilities must be used to glorify the God that I serve," revealsPositive. "It's more than just music, it's worship mixed with the sweet accents of reggae. I desire that this record impacts the hearts of it's listeners, challenging them to believe and be encouraged in the Lord."   


Forever My King sees production from stellar names in Caribbean music, including Grammy-winning producer Dwayne "Supa Dups" Chin-Queefrom Miami, Precision Productions from Trinidad, Jamplified Records andJermaine Edwards from Jamaica, and J-Vibe Productions from the US, all joining forces with Positive, who produced the majority of the album, thereby fulfilling his musical destiny. "I feel privileged to be able to translate spiritual messages into music that can edify," states Positive.  


Forever My King will be available both physically and digitally on December 4, 2012 (available for pre-order on November 20, 2012), and is distributed by FOX FUSE. For further information on Positive, including upcoming tour dates, log on to , and follow his musical mission at and

For all press inquiries, please contact the FOX FUSE Publicity Department

at 1-212-300-3813 or


Trippin Riddim is Your Newest One-way Ticket to the Latest Roots Reggae Anthem

With such a groovy melody, a bold horn section led by the maestro, Dean Fraser, on point background vocals and catchy roots reggae chords, Itation Records' new release, the Trippin' Riddim produced by Ishi Dube's tuff Riddims, invokes the spirit of yet another roots renaissance. Indeed, in addition to Itation (responsible for United Regae's Best Reggae Riddim of 2008), names such as Luciano, Turbulence, Fantan Mojah, Sizzla, Delly Ranx and Kali Blaxx capture the best of the conscious music movement. Just check "Rastafari Bless" performed by Fantan Mojah which weaves together Fantan's rapid fire deejay flow and signature vocal range for a timeless, plaintive mood. Then there's Winstrong (Suriname), Messenjah Selah (Jamaica), Ras Attitude (Virgin Islands), Jah Sun and Bobby Hustle (United States) who make up the core of the current reggae scene in the Americas. Selah's combination with Sizzla,"We Overcome", offers the best of both worlds--Selah's soaring hooks and Sizzla's conscious dancehall poetics. Indeed, versatility is the name of the game. With eighteen tracks of up-to-the-time reggae vibes, it's easy to trip over the riddim's versatility with over an hour's worth of listening available. Bobby Hustle's "Words To Say" possesses that effortless, and infectious, pop sensibility that many reach for but few attain. Ishi Dube, Gideon & Sweet C and Zareb keep the message in the music alive while Stevie Culture, Ras Indo, Soul Medic, Vidagua and Ras Ijah make sure there is something for everyone including standout R&B, soul and pop contributions. Listen to the R&B-esque "Music Wash" performed by Vidagua where the catchy chorus is day-trippin' on Itation's one drop beat. The Trippin Riddim is your newest one-way ticket to the latest roots reggae anthem out of the Itation camp. Get yours on November 20 via iTunes and fine etailers worldwide.




Ivorian Reggae Singers Bury Rivalry for "Peace" Tour

By Joe Bavier and Ange Aboa



(Reuters) - As darkness falls over Ivory Coast's lagoon-side commercial capital a steady thumping cuts through the tropical night.  But where once the thud of heavy weapons set the Abidjan's residents scrambling indoors for cover, tonight it is a reggae bass line that draws them out.  Here, little over a year ago, supporters of then-president Laurent Gbagbo and his rival Alassane Ouattara were fighting a brief post-election civil war, the final deadly showdown of a decade-long political crisis.


After years teetering precariously between war and peace, the flames of division, xenophopia and anger - fanned in no small degree by some of the country's most famous musicians - exploded into a conflict in which more than 3,000 people died.

One of Ivory Coast's leading reggae artists, Serge Kassy, even rose to become a leader and organizer of Gbagbo's Young Patriots street militia - a group accused of numerous atrocities during the war. Kassy is now in exile. 


"When I looked at the musical scene in Ivory Coast, I realized that we ourselves went too far," said Asalfo Traore of the zouglou band Magic System, one of the few groups that refused to take sides during the crisis years.  "It was when everything was ruined that we wanted to glue the pieces back together. But it was too late."

Now, long-divided musicians are once again coming together, hoping to use their influence, so destructive for so long, to help Ivory Coast heal its deep wounds, and the country's leading rival reggae artists are showing the way.



The long feud between Alpha Blondy and Tiken Jah Fakoly is a thing of legend in the reggae world, though neither has been willing to say what was behind the bad blood.  Both men come from Ivory Coast's arid north and share a musical genre. But the similarities stop there.  Alpha, considered the father of Ivorian reggae, takes the stage in Abidjan clad in a shimmering pink suit, golden tie and Panama hat of an urban dandy. Tiken wears the traditional flowing robes of his northern Malinke tribe.


During the crisis, Alpha remained in Ivory Coast, while Tiken, a vocal critic of President Gbagbo's regime, went into exile in neighboring Mali.  They had so successfully avoided each other during their long parallel careers that before he picked up the phone to approach Alpha with the idea of uniting for a series of peace concerts, Tiken claimed they'd met only twice.  "Before going to the Ivorians to ask them to move towards reconciliation, it was important for us to show a major sign. That's what we did," Tiken told Reuters.


Out of a meeting in Paris was born a simple idea: six concerts in six towns across a country once split between a rebel north and government-held south, bringing together musicians from across the political spectrum to push for peace.  "No one's died over the problems between Tiken and me," said Alpha. "There are things that are more serious than our little spats, our pride and our vanities."  Uniting the Ivorian music scene proved relatively easy in the end. Uniting the country could prove a tougher task.


Release! A Nite to Give a Musical Instrument to a Youth in Ghana with Ghana's Reggae Artist "Paapa Wastic" 


Eugene, Ore – On Saturday, Dec 1, Earthly Body Inc. & Telos Studios will pair up with Support the Needy Children Project to host a beneft concert for Ghana.  The concert, “Release! The Power of Music”, is a 21 and over show that will be at Luckey’s Club and Cigar Store, located at 933 Olive St. Eugene, Ore. The show starts at 9 p.m. and costs seven dollars to attend. 


“The goal of this show is to enrich the music department for three selected schools in the central region of Cape Coast, Ghana with a shipment of used instruments,” says Nick Wachs, Earthly Body Event Coordinator. Music is a huge part of the culture in Ghana and is important in the development of children. These schools are in dire need for string, woodwind, and brass instruments that the schools cannot aford to provide.


The line up for the beneft concert is The Early Hours Band, The Great Hiatum and Paapa Wastik. Paapa Wastik is coming to Eugene all the way from Ghana on his worldwide tour promoting his new CD “Unity for Africa.”


-More- Benefit Concert--2

Donations of musical instruments are greatly appreciated and those who bring an instrument will get into the event for free and will receive a free copy of Paapa Wastiks new CD.


Monetary donations are also welcomed and Earthly Body Inc. has ofered to match all donations made at the event. “It'll be a night full of good vibes, great bands, and a better cause,” says Wachs. We appreciate your time.

Let us know if you have any questions about the event.

Paapa Wastik The Great Hiatum Telos Studios Earthly Body

Contact: Nick Wachs, Event Coordinator

Phone: 818-914-8667


EVENT DATE: Saturday, December 1st


New CDs in the Mix

Mr Diamond :: Keep Focus

Title: *Keep Focus*Artiste: *Mr. Diamond*Riddim: *Touch By An Angel*Label: *Goldmind Production***Click to play***Youtube link:**


Mr X-ray song title "Helo Africa" ft Eddy Grant remix

Click to play



Ital Statistics

On This Day In Reggae

November 29
1965: DJ Blacka T is born.
2006: Japanese DJ B-Ninjah is arrested for possession of marijuana.

In Jah´s Name We Pray

Three levels of prosperity

"Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons."

-- Woody Allen


"If you're prosperous in soul, you'll be prosperous in whole."

-- Mark Victor Hansen

Reggae Airplay Charts



Jamaica Music Countdown

By Richie B, host – “HOT MIX” on Hot 102FM

Nov 30 – Dec 6, 2012 



01 2 13 Go Hard – Wayne Marshall feat. Damian Marley, Aidonia, I-Octane, Assassin, Bounty Killer and Vybz Kartel – Baby G Production (1wk@#1) U-1 

02 1 14 Gyal Sidung – Konshens feat. Darrio – Washroom Entertainment (2wks@#1) D-1 

03 4 12 Tan Tuddy – Aidonia – Dre Day Productions U-1 

04 3 17 So Mi Tan – Konshens – Daseca Productions (1wk@#1) D-1 

05 5 20 Back To Life – Vybz Kartel – Adidjaheim/UIM Records (2wks@#1) NM 

06 9 9 Heels On – Lady Saw – Diva Records U-3 

07 7 11 Hold On – Tifa – Washroom Entertainment NM 

08 10 7 Money Box – Mavado – Chimney Records U-2 

09 8 21 Some Bwoy – Tommy Lee – Young Vibez Production (2wks@#1) D-1 

10 6 23 I’m Just Saying – Ryan Oneil – Foot Stepzz Records (2wks@#1) D-4 

11 13 6 Goat Head – Tommy Lee – UIM Records U-2 

12 12 7 The System – Popcaan – Mix Pak Records NM  

13 15 7 Run Road – Aidonia feat. Deablo – Hitcity Records U-2 

14 16 6 Here Comes Your Life – David M feat. Beenie Man – BGM Entertainment U-2 

15 11 21 Dem A Bawl – Tiana – Sounique Records (pp#5) D-4 

16 18 6 War Fi God – Bounty Killer feat. Kiprich & Kalado – DreDay Productions U-2 

17 19 4 Shook (Uncle Demon) – Tommy Lee Sparta – UIM Records U-2

18 20 4 Badmind Dem a Pree – Bounty Killer & I-Octane – MarKus Records U-2 

19 14 14 Dweet Again – Beenie Man – Chase Mills/Jah Snow Cone Productions (pp#5) D-5 

20 22 3 Caribbean Girls – Mavado – JA Music U-2 

21 17 17 Psycho – Tommy Lee – UIM Records (1wk@#1) D-4 

22 24 2 Sleep With Angels – Spragga Benz – 21st Hapilos Productions U-2 

23 21 19 We Love The Vibes – I-Octane – So Unique Records (pp#7) D-2 

24 - New Buss A Blank – Tommy Lee – UIM Reords 

25 - New Clap It Up – Voicemail – Washroom Ent 




01 1 14 Land We Love – Bunny Rugs – Raw Edge Productions (2wks@#1) NM 

02 2 26 My Everything - Nando Griffiths – One Jam Music (pp#3) NM 

03 4 15 Not The Life – Asfa – Jecoliah Entertainment Productions U-1 

04 3 19 In My Arms – Beres Hammond – Fat Eyes Productions (2wks@#1) D-1 

05 5 17 My Story – I-Octane – DJ Frass Records NM 

06 7 16 Eagles & Doves – Cherine Anderson – Dancehall Soul U-1 

07 6 18 Chill Spot – Christopher Martin – Chimney Records (1wk@#1) D-1 

08 10 7 Heart Affi Strong – King Asar – W.S.P.K.A.S. Production U-2 

09 11 9 Strange, I Still Love You – Karen Smith – 4 WEST Arabus Production U-2 

10 8 27 36 Bullets – Chrisinti – Mightyfull 13 Productions (3wks@#1) D-2 

11 13 7 Don’t You Remember – Romain Virgo – Vikings Productions U-2 

12 14 6 Lies and Tricks – Lutan Fyah and Hefla Nyah – 619 Entertainment U-2 

13 12 12 Any Love – A J Brown – Bass Inna Yu Face Records D-1 

14 15 6 Curly Locks – Patrick Buddo – Romero Music U-1 

15 17 5 Do For Love – Ishawna & Specialist – Downsound Records U-2 

16 9 27 I Know Better - Romain Virgo – VP Records (1wk@#1) D-7 

17 20 3 Sorry is a Sorry Word – Tarrus Riley – T J Records U-3 

18 19 5 The Girl is Mine – Morgan Heritage – Gideon Music U-1 

19 21 4 Free – Richie Spice – Bonner Cornerstone Records U-2 

20 22 3 Me and You Girl – Benzman – Yah Bless Productions U-2 

21 23 3 I Found Heaven – Richie Stephens & Gentleman – Pot of Gold Production U-2 

22 - New Diamonds – Rihanna – J-Vibe/Cyclone 

23 25 2 The Next Chapter – Delly Ranks – Pure Music U-2 

24 16 23 World Peace – Nature – Downsound Records (pp#4) D-8 

25 - New Too Much Dying – Rippa Jackson – Hot Head Kulcha 




01 2 9 Tomahawk Techniques – Sean Paul – Atlantic/VP Records (1wk@#1) U-1 

02 3 7 Time – Bunny Rugs – Raw Edge Productions U-1 

03 1 11 Rebirth – Jimmy Cliff – Universal (2wks@#1) D-2 

04 4 13 My Story – Papa San – Beloved Records (1wk@#1) NM 

05 5 14 The Next Chapter – Delly Ranks – Pure Music (2wks@#1) NM 

06 8 2 Soothing Sounds: Acoustic – Richie Spice – Tad’s Record U-2 

07 6 16 Reggae Gold 2012 – Various Artistes – VP Records (2wks@#1) D-1 

08 - New Live Your Life – Richie Stephens & Gentleman – VP Records 

09 9 18 Jamaica 50th – Then and Now – Various Artistes – Tad’s Records (2wks@#1) NM 

10 - New Broken Vessel – George Nooks – Tad’s Records 


Numbers in bracket indicate the number of weeks at the No. 1 Spot. Key: U – Upward, D – Down, NM – Non-Mover TW – This Week, LW – Last Week, WC Weeks on Chart, PP in bracket – Peak Position, RE – Re-entry Sources: Sound Systems, Record Shops, Night Clubs & Radio Play 



Reggae Festivals

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Tribal Fusion Faire IX

Thursday-Sunday, December 6th-9th 

San Luis Obispo California USA


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Jamaica Ska & Rocksteady Festival 2012

Friday-Saturday, December 7th-8th

Kingston Surrey Jamaica


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Monday, December 17th

Wiesen Burgenland Austria


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X-Mas Reggae Lauterbourg

Saturday, December 29th

Lauterbourg 4 Allée des Cygnes France


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