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January 17, 2013

Volume 10/Issue 03

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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

Show Us Your RFG!!

The Reggae Festival Guide with .........

Reporter Shelah Moody got a rare photo op with the Reggae Festival Guide's distunguished and ever cool editor, Anthony Postman, (far left)  and the classic reggae harmony trio, the Jamaicans, at the Rockit Room in San Francisco. The jubilant night of ska, rock steady and lover's rock was presented by the Vintage Reggae Society. Interesting fact: our editor also moonlights as the guitarist for the band Keyser Soze, who opened the show. One more fact--the Jamaicans were backed by the Delerians, who toured with the legendary Skatalites last earlier this year.  Happy New Year! 



Send us a photo of you with the Reggae Festival Guide Magazine! 

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One Love Ya'll,

Yvonne Varner, Reggae Festival eGuide Editor

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News Flash

Time to Post Your Festivals!

It's time to post your 2013 festival information on the

Reggae Festival Guide website: ; it's FREE!

The sooner you put the information on our website the sooner fans will see it and be able to plan their Reggae Festival adventures!



New Feature!!

Our Website -  (www.ReggaeFestivalGuide) has a new feature: 

A Gig/Concert Calendar!   

Bands and Venues:  

For years we have offered Reggae FESTIVAL listings, now you can also submit your Gigs/Concerts for free as well!  



Search for Gigs/Concerts in your area by band name, date, city, etc. 

Find the links on our homepage at  (www.ReggaeFestivalGuide)


Conscious Riddims Brings Forward a New Release, Winter 2013, From Underground Rastafari Artist, Roots Gwaan and A Tone Meant Productions

This Album carries a serious message of praise and thanks giving to the King of Kings, as well as the urgency to forward to a higher livity. Lyrics to make you think and Riddims to set the vibes.  Roots Gwaan second solo album reflects his growth as a vocalist and captures some of his best works to date. A truth seekers must have! This album was recorded at Conscious Riddims Recording Studio. in South Kona, Big Island Hawaii. "We must bethe shift of consciousness in the world we all wish to see".......  Its 2012 the time is now. Featuring Biblical, Dre Z, True Love and more......


Roots Gwaan, Raised on the Big Island of Hawaii is a devote Rastafari, Farmer, Chanter and Father. Always looking to do Jah works and spread the vibz! Coming off a 2011 summer tour in the Western US and a winter tour in Hawaii in support of the release "Sons of the King" with singer and producer Dre Z from New Mexico. Roots Gwaan is looking forward to the future. With his first release in 2010 on Conscious Riddims records, feat. productions by Natural order music, Andrew Bassie, Higher Bound and more. 


All of his music is available on and better record stores world wide. ONE LUV!!!!  




Reggae Angels - 'Turn On The Light'


GET THE BRAND NEW ALBUM HERE or at Ernie B's Reggae http:

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The Reggae Angels recently released their 12th CD mid - November 2012 called Turn On The Light that is agreed to be their strongest album to date.


The Reggae Angels – the messengers – work consists of musical guidance for themselves and others towards righteous living - proverbial words and music affirming and clarifying the teachings of the prophets. Over the last seventeen years The Reggae Angels have toured extensively in North America, Hawaii, Canada, South America, Europe and Africa. They have co-billed tours with Andrew Tosh, Everton Blender, Michael Rose, Don Carlos, Anthony B, Junior Reid, The Abyssinians, Sugar Minott, Warrior King, and Frankie Paul as well as touring on their own. This April /May, 2013 they are slated to tour North America with Prezident Brown. They have also performed on many of the major festivals inthe U.S. and Europe. The Reggae Angels are loved by the people.


The Reggae Angels have one of the most extensive discographies of any American based Reggae acts with 12 CD’s in their catalogue. These CD’s can be purchased at Earnie B’s Reggae or through all the major online retailers. All the Reggae Angels work consists of original organic recordings with diverse arrangements and excellent musicianship. Their last five albums were tracked live in their own recording studio in Oakland, CA called The Workshop. All of their albums have been mixed by top reggae engineers. Their last four CD’s were mixed and mastered by Jim Fox at the Lion and Fox recording Studio in Washington DC.


The Reggae Angels vocalists are Fenton Wardle, Cynthia Roots and Angelica Wardle, Fenton’s daughter. The Reggae Angels live show is well groomed after years of spot dates, touring and recording.The Reggae Angels strive to spread a positive message to help change the world to make it a better place. The Reggae Angels deliver high-energy performances with a happy, uplifting sound. Their musicians are world class. Their music speaks of God consciousness and God centric living. TheReggae Angels strive to educate their listeners towards a high standard of morality, righteousness and service to humanity.


For more information on the Reggae Angels, check out their web site at:  



Elliot Blair





Reggae On The River Returns To Its Original French’s Camp Venue August 1-4, 2013. Tickets On Sale Feb. 1

What: 29th Annual Reggae On The River 

Where: French’s Camp (in Cook’s Valley area of Humboldt County, CA) 

When: August 1-4, 2013 

Why: The historic homecoming of Reggae On The River to its original venue! Not to be missed!!!



With the recent approval of the permit application for Reggae On The River by the Humboldt County Planning Commission, the Mateel Community Center’s plans are now in full swing to return the 29th annual festival to its original French’s Camp venue, located just north of the Humboldt County line in the Cook’s Valley area of northern CA. The event will take place on August 1-4, 2013 and tickets for this highly anticipated homecoming event will go on sale Friday, February 1 at


The main 3-day festival will take place Friday through Sunday, August 2-4, and a limited number of early arrival tickets will allow access to the grounds and an extra evening of entertainment on Thursday, August 1. A total of 6000 tickets will be made available to the public, with only 2500 of those being early arrival tickets, and they are expected to go fast due to heightened interest in this special celebration.  Tickets will be priced at $160 for the 3-day pass or $210 for the 4-day early arrival ticket. They will be available online starting Friday, February 1st and at local Humboldt and Mendocino County outlets shortly thereafter.


Please note that camping will available on site for an additional price of $40 for the weekend, which will be assessed upon arrival for those wishing to camp. Stay tuned to the festival website at or join the ROTR email list for the latest event information, including the first wave of artist announcements coming soon.  It’s guaranteed to be an historic event, so don’t delay in making your plans to be part of the magic of the 29th annual Reggae On The River as the festival makes a triumphant return to its original French’s Camp venue. To find out more, call the Mateel office at (707) 923-3368.




3RD Annual Bob Marley's Birthday Bash – February 8th, 2012 at The Knitting Factory Reno


This year to celebrate the birthday of the reggae legend Bob Marley, Jahzilla will be teaming up with some of Reno’s finest talent to bring a very special tribute to one of the most influential artists of our time. They will be featuring 10 vocalists from different Reno bands of various genres all singing their rendition of one Bob Marley song. Jenes Carter of Mojo Green, Baldo Bobadilla of Drinking with Clowns, Dave Berry of Jelly Bread, and Carlene Bingham will be performing to name a few. Also, the Mojo Green horn section will be added into the mix to bring their powerful sound and complete the 10 piece backing band.

Jahzilla has been bringing reggae music to the Great Basin and beyond for over a decade. They helped create the first Bob Marley Birthday Bash in 2011 and it has been growing ever since. It’s no wonder. People cannot seem to get enough of Bob Marley’s music even thirty years after his passing.


Along with Jahzilla, Reno’s own Polynesian roots reggae group Uprising will also be performing at the event. They are quickly growing in popularity even earned spots at festivals such as One Love, One Heart Festival in Sacramento and Lake Tahoe Reggae Festival last summer.


Eph Bee Cee is an up and coming band from Reno that plays a Pacific Ocean-inspired strain of reggae that incorporates a variety of other genres and styles into the mix. They will be sure to get the party started right and get you moving your feet to their infectious rhythms and R&B infused vocals.

DJ Too Dread of “The Reggae Shack” radio show will be keeping the dance floor going all night with a mix of roots reggae, dub and dancehall. This year’s Bob Marley’s Birthday Bash will definitely be a very special night to remember. Don’t miss it!



Heatseekers Tour Featuring Alternative/Reggae Group Iration w/ Special Guests Passafire, The Green, & Pacific Dub to Perform at MontBleu in South Lake Tahoe on Friday, Feb 15, 2013



Soulful, melody-driven Iration, the chart-topping alternative reggae, pop, rock band will be performing at Montbleu Resort in South Lake Tahoe on Friday, February 15 at 9pm. Opening the evening’s festivities are three other high-profile touring reggae bands: reggae rockers from Georgia: Passafire; ‘Live Artist of the Year in The 2012 Pier Awards’ The Green;  and Pacific Dub, one of the youngest and newest bands to solidify themselves as professionals within the Reggae-Rock scene.


Iration was formed in Isla Vista, CA and is made up of members Joseph Dickens (drums), Joseph King (Engineer), Cayson Peterson (Keyboard/Synth), Micah Pueschel (Guitar/Vox), Kai Rediske (Vocal/Percussion) and Adam Taylor (Bass). All members met while growing up in Hawaii but formed Iration after reconnecting in Santa Barbara, CA. They have since released two full-length albums, Time Bomb (2010) and No Time for Rest (2007), as well as three EP’s, New Roots (2006), Sample This EP (2008) and Fresh Grounds (2011). Time Bomb, which has sold 30K+ copies, hit #1 on the iTunes reggae album chart and remains within the top 20 on Billboard’s Reggae Album Chart to this day.


Tickets are $22.50 in advance / $25 day of show (plus taxes/fees) and this is an all-ages venue. For more information call Montbleu at (775) 588-3515 or visit



New CDs in the Mix

New Music from Jamaica's Roots Reggae Female Songstress Khalilah Rose

This is new music from Jamaica's fresh sound of Roots Reggae and Culture artist KHALILAH ROSE.........her collabs with Turbulence on "Unite and be Strong" & Lutan Fyah on "Jah is living" will leave you asking for more but after listening to the four songs attached in this email and looking at the links you will surely be a listener of this new and revolutionary artist from "Rastafari movement".   Khalilah Rose is a new artist on the rise rapidly and "headlined" shows alongside Everton Blender, 

Turbulence, Anthony B, Lutah Fyah, Gramps Morgan, she had shared stages with everyone ...every established entertainer in Roots and Culture Genre....Google her and let Jah's work be done........


Also for your viewing pleasure we attached a few live performance music videos:

1-Khalilah Rose new single video "Hail H.I.M" - 

2-Khalilah Rose single "Your Eyes" - 

3-Khalilah Rose interview in Amsterdam HL - 

4-Khalilah Rose at Linkage Reggae Awards

"Best new female Reggae artist" 2012 - 

5-Khalilah Rose & Turbulence live in NYC -

6-Khalilah Rose-Blackstarliner -


for more music please go to:



Prosonic Productions official release of the Love Bounce Riddim

Jonathan Riley, owner and CEO of Prosonic Productions, a Jamaica based record label, has officially released his rhythm driven project entitled “Love Bounce Riddim”. The album features Big Ship recording artists Bramma,Laden and OC, as well as MJE’s Karamanti and Prosonic’s own, Mr. Mazin. The project, though just released, is already getting amazing reviews from music critics around the world. Many are saying this is the most solid rhythm to be released in the last quarter of 2012.





Persons may listen to a mix of all songs on the “Love Bounce Riddim” here: 

Look out for Prosonic Productions next project, “Necessity Riddim”, featuring Mikey General, Turbulence, Karamanti, Asante Amen, Khali Taylor, Mr. Mazin and others. Necessity Riddim is slated for release at the end of January 2013. 



Ital Statistics

On This Day In Reggae

January 17

1958: Janet Kay (Janet Kay Bogle) is born in London, England.

1966: Shabba Ranks (Rexton Gordon) is born in St. Ann, Jamaica. (The Guinness Who's Who of Reggae says b. 1965)

1978: Red Rat (Wallace Wilson) is born in St. Ann's Bay, Jamaica.


In Jah´s Name We Pray

Deeper Communication

"Once a human being has arrived on this earth, communication is the largest single factor determining what kinds of relationships he makes with others and what happens to him in the world about him."

-- Virginia Satir


Reggae Airplay Charts



Jamaica Music Countdown

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

Jan 18 - 24, 2013



01 3 14 Money Box – Mavado – Chimney Records (1wk@#1) U-2

02 2 11 Shook (Uncle Demon) – Tommy Lee Sparta – UIM Records NM

03 1 16 Heels On – Lady Saw – Diva Records (3wks@#1) D-2

04 4 11 Badmind Dem a Pree – Bounty Killer & I-Octane – MarKus Records NM

05 6 14 Run Road – Aidonia feat. Deablo – Hitcity Records U-1

06 5 18 Hold On – Tifa – Washroom Entertainment (pp#5) D-1

07 9 13 Here Comes Your Life – David M feat. Beenie Man – BGM Entertainment U-2

08 7 19 Tan Tuddy – Aidonia – Dre Day Productions (2wks@#1) D-1

09 11 8 Buss A Blank – Tommy Lee – UIM Reords U-2

10 10 10 Caribbean Girls – Mavado – JA Music NM

11 12 7 Stripper Pose – Baby Cham – Team Cham Music/Mad House U-1

12 13 9 Sleep With Angels – Spragga Benz – 21st Hapilos Productions U-1

13 8 20 Go Hard – Wayne Marshall feat. Damian Marley, Aidonia, I-Octane, Assassin, Bounty Killer and Vybz Kartel – Baby G Production (2wks@#1) D-5

14 15 8 Clap It Up – Voicemail – Washroom Ent U-1

15 16 6 Overtime – Gyptian – JA Production U-1

16 18 5 Nah Follow Nobody – Chronixx – Digital One Productions U-2

17 17 6 Think Man a Idiot – Busy Signal – Turf Music/Juke Box Productions NM

18 19 5 Haffi Come Back – Cherine Anderson – UIM Records U-1

19 22 2 Behind Curtain – Chronixx – Zinc Fence Records U-3

20 14 13 Goat Head – Tommy Lee – UIM Records (pp#5) D-6

21 23 3 Why You Mad – Tifa & Spice – Washroom Entertainment U-2

22 20 21 Gyal Sidung – Konshens feat. Darrio – Washroom Entertainment (2wks@#1) D-2

23 - New Are You Ready – Vybz Kartel feat. Stylish – Half A Moon Records

24 - New From Yuh See Me – Konshens – Chimney Records

25 21 13 War Fi God – Bounty Killer feat. Kiprich & Kalado – DreDay Prod. (pp#12) D-4




01 1 14 Don’t You Remember – Romain Virgo – Vikings Productions (2wks@#1) NM

02 2 14 Heart Affi Strong – King Asar – W.S.P.K.A.S. Production NM

03 4 8 Diamonds – Rihanna – J-Vibe/Cyclone U-1

04 3 12 Do For Love – Ishawna & Specialist – Downsound Records (pp#3) D-1

05 5 13 Lies and Tricks – Lutan Fyah and Hefla Nyah – 619 Entertainment NM

06 7 13 Curly Locks – Patrick Buddo – Romero Music U-1

07 8 10 Sorry is a Sorry Word – Tarrus Riley – T J Records U-1

08 9 11 Free – Richie Spice – Bonner Cornerstone Records U-1

09 10 10 Me and You Girl – Benzman – Yah Bless Productions U-1

10 6 22 Not The Life – Asfa – Jecoliah Entertainment Productions (2wks@#1) D-4

11 12 10 I Found Heaven – Richie Stephens & Gentleman – Pot of Gold Production U-1

12 13 7 Warrior – Chronixx – Zinc Fence/Jah Ova Evil Records U-1

13 14 9 The Next Chapter – Delly Ranks – Pure Music U-1

14 16 8 Too Much Dying – Rippa Jackson – Hot Head Kulcha U-2

15 17 7 Karma – Nadine Sutherland – Rory Stone Love U-2

16 18 6 Kingston Be Wise – Protoje – Don Corleone U-2

17 11 33 My Everything - Nando Griffiths – One Jam Music (3wks@#1) D-6

18 15 24 My Story – I-Octane – DJ Frass Records (pp#3) D-3

19 20 3 How Deep Is Your Love – Sean Paul feat. Kelly Rowland – Atlantic Records U-1

20 21 3 Cheerleader – OMI – Oufah Records U-1

21 22 3 Trying Man – Nature – Downsound Records U-1

22 19 12 The Girl is Mine – Morgan Heritage – Gideon Music (pp#15) D-3

23 25 2 Facebook – Kiprich – Nuh Behavior Production U-2

24 - New Tonight – Elvis D – Hit Chair Records

25 - New Kingston City – Emani – Passport Records




01 1 6 One Love, One Life – Beres Hammond – VP Records (2wks@#1) NM

02 3 6 Reggae Golden Jubilee – Various Artistes – VP Records U-1

03 2 8 Live Your Life – Richie Stephens & Gentleman – VP Records (1wk@#1) D-1

04 4 8 Broken Vessel – George Nooks – Tad’s Records NM

05 5 5 Strictly The Best Vol. 47 – Various Artistes – VP Records NM

06 8 5 I Sound Is From Creation – President Brown – Tad’s Records U-2

07 6 9 Soothing Sounds: Acoustic – Richie Spice – Tad’s Records (2wks@#1) D-1

08 10 2 The Hit List Vol. 4 – Various Artistes – Tad’s Records U-2

09 7 18 Rebirth – Jimmy Cliff – Universal (2wks@#1) D-2

10 - New Strictly The Best Vol. #46 – Various Artistes – VP 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 ALL SOUND SYSTEMS, SELECTORS, RECORD SHOPS, NIGHT CLUBS & RADIO DJS WHO WISH TO ASSIST US AS WE COMPILE OUR WEEKLY CHARTS, PLEASE FURNISH US WITH ONLY CURRENT TELEPHONE NUMBERS.


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ARIWA Back to Africa Reggae Festival 2013

Friday-Monday, January 25th-28th

Banjul   Gambia


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Slightly Stoopid in Humboldt

Saturday, January 26th

Redway California USA

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Love City Live! 2K13 Events

Thursday-Sunday, January 24th-27th

Cruz Bay, St. John Georgia USA


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Rasta Revival Tour 2013 Calling Rastafari Ft. Xsample and The Atomic Banned

Friday-Thursday, February 1st-28th

Sacramento, Ca   USA

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Friday-Saturday, February 1st-2nd

Rotorua Rotorua New Zealand


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Reggae in the Mountains

Saturday, February 2nd

Ketchum Idaho USA


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The Wailers

Saturday, February 2nd

Reno Nevada USA


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3rd Annual Bob Marley's Birthday Bash!

Friday, February 8th

Reno Nevada USA


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The 26 Annual Bob Marley Birthday Bash

Saturday, February 9th

Vancouver British Columbia Canada


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Hawaii Reggae and Agricultural Fair

Sunday, February 10th

Hilo, Hawaii Hawaii USA


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