|Thursday, June 16, 2011
Volume 9 Issue 24
PUT ON YOUR DANCING SHOES THIS WEEKEND!!!!!
The Sierra Nevada World Music Festival kicks off next weekend, June 17-19, at the Mendocino County Fairgrounds located in Boonville, California. Sierra Nevada features 3 days of the best in roots reggae and world music taking place on two stages, with a late-night "Jamaican style" dancehall.
In addition to more than 30 bands, the 18th annual Summer Solstice and World Peace Celebration also includes an extensive schedule of children's activities, arts and crafts, an international food court, family and alter-able camping and vendors galore. With beautiful streaming colors and exotic aromas, the festival village is an attractive marketplace of food and craft booths created by the collective efforts of artists, vendors, staff, volunteers and ticket buyers that has something to offer children of all ages.
About The Music:
Each year, the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival gathers the best in roots reggae and world music from the four corners of the globe to grace the festivals' stages and 2011 will be no exception.
About the Venue:
Situated in the heart of the picturesque Anderson Valley, the Mendocino County Fairground is an ideal place for our outdoor music and camping festival. Located just two hours north of San Francisco, the Fairgrounds are easily accessible from all Bay Area airports. The camping is in a lovely valley surrounded by hills dotted with oak trees! Alternative camping is also being furnished by the Anderson Valley Brewing Company which is located just a short walk from the Fairgrounds.
The lush green grass that engulfs the main Valley Stage is easy to dance on while the large bandstand that overlooks the Valley Stage is a great way to sit back and enjoy the festivities. Nestled under a grove of redwood trees, the Village Stage is an intimate setting where some of the finest performances take place each year. Each June, the large barn that normally houses antique farming equipment is converted into a dancehall where sound systems can be heard pounding out reggae beats until the wee hours of the morning. There is a massive centrally-located food court with craft vendors dotting the entire fairgrounds. There is also a 'Kids Zone' that offers activities throughout the day including bounce houses, hooping, arts and crafts, drum workshops, story telling and a daily parade led by Loco Bloco and the Samba Stilt Circus.
Tickets to SNWMF 2011 are on sale now. A 3 day advance music ticket is $150. Advance 1-Day tickets are $60 for Friday or Sunday and $70 for Saturday. Camping is for 3 day music ticket holders only and is not included in the 3 day ticket price. Camping passes per car/SUV are $60. Tickets are available Online and at our Independent Ticket Outlets. Please visit the SNWMF Web Site for more information. SNWMF offers Family Camp and Alter-abled camp areas located close to the venue gates.
The Sierra Nevada World Music Festival promotes conscious music. Music with a message of peace, unity and brotherhood that transcends divisions of race and culture. Over the past 17 years, we've endeavored to build a community where conscious music, roots music, and world music are embraced. Sierra Nevada World Music Festival is to nurturing a world family peacefully united in celebration of the universal spirit of music. Come celebrate with us!
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MUSIC IN THE PARK 2011 - SAN JOSE, CA PLAZA DE CESAR CHAVEZ
San Jose summers wouldn't be the same without Music in the Park, downtown's most anticipated concert series. The world's biggest stars have appeared on the stage at Plaza de Cesar Chavez for 23 years. Enjoy free concerts each Thursday and enjoy the best weather in the world in a delightful urban experience. Basic Information for all shows
Music in the Park concert series: 13 shows each Thursday June-August
· Shows start at 5:30 p.m.
· Plaza de Cesar Chavez, Market and San Fernando streets, downtown San Jose
· Concerts are FREE and open to the general public
· Food and drink are available at the show.
· Call (408) 279-1775 or check www.sjdowntown.com
MUSIC IN THE PARK REGGAE SHOWS
TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE TO REGGAE ON THE RIVER - HUMBOLDT COUNTY, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA - DON'T MISS THIS ROOTSY EVENT
What: 27th annual Reggae On The River
Where: Benbow Lake State Recreation Area (Garberville, Nor Cal)
When: Saturday & Sunday, July 16-17, 2011
Why: Internationally renowned celebration of reggae & world music!
On the weekend of July 16th and 17th, 2011, the Mateel Community Center is proud to present the 27th annual Reggae On The River at Benbow Lake State Recreation Area in southern Humboldt County, CA. An internationally renowned showcase of the best in reggae and world music, this year’s event will feature two stages (a ROTR first!) and is shaping up to be a good one.
We are excited to announce the entirety of this year’s line-up
(from openers to closers) --
Redwood Stage Saturday: Opening prayer with Goodshield, Mystic Roots Band, Native Elements, Pashon Minott, Perfect, Annette Brissett, Bushman, J Boog, Reggae Revolution Tour w/ Kymani Marley & Gramps Morgan.
River Stage Saturday: Ambush, the Impalers, Zili Misik, Indubious, Sahra Indio, Edi Fitzroy, HR (Human Rights).
Redwood Stage Sunday: Jade Steel, Zili Misik, Clinton Fearon, Gondwana, Queen Ifrica, Tony Rebel, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80.
River Stage Sunday: 7th Generation Rise, Sahra Indio, Indubious, The Alliez, JahSun & Ishi Dube, SILA, Army, Rootz Underground.
Camping for Reggae on the River will be at Cooks Valley. There is a weekend pass, a day pass, or a single night pass available for purchase. Cooks Valley offers river access, camping in the shade of the redwoods and showers (cold). Shuttles run from the campground to the event site. There are other additional campgrounds available in the area as well.
For more information and tickets go online to www.reggaeontheriver.com
. In Humboldt and Mendocino counties, tickets are also at the usual outlets. Advance tickets are advised as this festival sells out.
Single day tickets will go on sale June 15th
if the event is not sold out by this point.
For more information on the 27th
annual Reggae On The River visit www.reggaeontheriver.com
or call (707) 923-3368 and be sure to make your plans soon to join the festival fun on the weekend of July 16 and 17!
DIGITAL EDITION OF THE 17th ANNUAL REGGAE FESTIVAL GUIDE MAGAZINE - CLICK AND READ!
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Watch your inbox for a special feature! RFG is excited to bring you
"Reverberations: 50 Years On," a report about the Inaugural Rastafari University of the West Indies. This report covers the
conference as it occurred in August of 2010, as reported by Jake Homiak, conference lecturer and participant (and co-founder of the International Rastafari Archives Project). We ran short on print space in our annual magazine to do this story justice, so we are excited to bring you the full perspective from Jake Homiak. We think you will enjoy reading the topics covered, as they relate directly to Rastafari Livity and Scholarship, both in Jamaica and throughout the world at large...stay tuned!
SPEAK YOUR MIND 2011: VENDORS WANTED
Help expose your company with the hottest festival in Nevada and share advertisements that will be distributed throughout Northern Nevada, Northern California and beyond. Show your product to thousands of eager buyers with the events marketing and at the event itself.
This is the perfect opportunity for your businesses to brand their product to the young adults in the Reno/Tahoe area.
ESTIMATE AGES: All Ages, majority 16-30
ESTIMATE ATTENDANCE: 5,000+ est.
DATE OF SHOW: Sunday July 17th 2011
CITY, STATE: Downtown Reno, Nevada
EVENT LOCATION: Wingfield Park & West Street Plaza
EVENT TYPE: Conscious Hip Hop Art Festival
TICKET PRICE: Free
AGES: All Ages
VENDOR 10x10 BOOTH SPACE: $350
FOOD 10x10 BOOTH SPACE: $1000
FOOD 20x10 BOOTH SPACE: $1500
ALL VENDORS RECIEVE:
• Logo on available marketing
• Vendor advertised online
• Space to hang 3 x 6 foot vinyl banner
• Product & advertisement placement at festival & festival side events
TONY ANTHONY TOPS REGGAE AWARDS IN TORONTO — JAMAICA OBSERVER
The fifth installment of Toronto's annual Reggae Music Achievements Awards (RMAA) lived up to the early hype — from performances and production to the easy access patrons had entering the venue. This year's staging at the Jamaican Canadian Centre lasted until the early hours of the morning and drew a large crowd who were entertained with strong performances from headliners George Nooks, Gramps Morgan, Thriller U, Tony Anthony and Exco Levi. Canadian talent Tony Anthony, who continues to garner international attention for his hit single Torn, was the night's only multiple award recipient. He bagged awards for Best Album (Million Chance), Best Male Vocalist and Songwriter of the Year. Read more: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Tony-Anthony-tops-reggae-awards-in-Toronto_8983635
UPDATE FROM LESLIE NORBERG - JUDICIAL ASSISTANT RE: AN OPEN LETTER TO JUDGE JAMES MOODY REGARDING SENTENCING FOR BUJU BANTON
This morning I received an update from Leslie Norberg, Judicial Assistant to Judge James Moody Jr., who has asked that letters also be sent to:
U. S. Probation Officer, P.O. Box 390
Tampa, FL 33601.
When addressing Ms. Creamer, we must specify that we are writing in support of Mark Myrie a/k/a Buju Banton. Based on the feedback, our letters are making a difference. Together, we will effect change for Buju!
Natasha Von Castle
PERFECT GIDDIMANI - BACK FOR THE FIRST TIME
HOLD ON BUJU - (SINGLE) AND VIDEO
Hold On Buju Single RELEASED!
Lustre Kings Productions is at it again, this time teaming up with Jamaican firecracker, Perfect Giddimani.
The first single/video, entitled “Hold On”, is a tribute to recently incarcerated reggae general Buju Banton.
Buy Hold On Buju
"SUMMER SOLSTICE REGGAE BEACH PARTY" MYSTIC ROOTS BAND, JON WAYNE & THE PAIN
Come Celebrate Summer Solstice in Lake Tahoe! Late-Nite Productions is proud to present the Summer Solstice Reggae Beach Party w/ Mystic Roots plus Jon Wayne & the Pain & DJ Irieyes! This is an all ages show w/ full bar for 21+ at Roundhill Pines Beach in Zephyr Cove, NV on Thursday, June 23rd; 5pm. What better way to Pray for Sunshine than on the Beach with the Lake in the backdrop as the sun sets on the mountains and transforms into the starry Tahoe Sky with the sweet sounds of Reggae Music all night long!!
Advance Tickets are only $10 at Mad About Music and Beach Hut Deli in South Lake Tahoe or online at www.Ticketweb.com
/ $15 Day of Show / $5 per car parking fee.
Toots & The Maytals Tribute Weekend on Sirius XM The Joint – 6/17/11, Friday 5:00pm ET thru Sunday, 6/19, 12 midnight ET
As a unit they’re almost at the 5-decade mark! Currently touring the US (Cali this weekend!),this band- and especially their leader- is simply electrifying and above ‘legendary’. Credited with giving the genre it’s name, ‘Reggae’, we are delighted to recognize the prolific, remarkable work and warm, FUN personality of Frederick “Toots” Hibbert and his band. We’ll highlight the music, the magnificent range this great group covers with joy, in fine Jamaican-style, taking the music to heights, hearts and ears all over. Share a special first airing of a recent performance at the renowned Stephen Talkhouse, LI, NY. Plus- for one special hour, for the first time ever: “Toots” is gonna takeover The Joint !! 10:00am Saturday; “Toots” takeover rebroadcast on Sunday 1-2:00pm and 11 to 12:00pm. Join us for Toots & The Maytals Tribute Weekend on The Joint beginning this Friday, 6/17/11, 5:00pm ET. http://www.siriusxm.com/thejoint
STEPHEN MARLEY ROOT OF LIFE TOUR, SPECIAL PERFORMANCE ARCATA ON JUNE 16TH
Stephen Marley will return to Humboldt County for the first time in nearly 2 years for a performance on June 16th, 2011 at the Arcata Theatre Lounge. This performance is part of his current tour in support of the release of his new album, Revelation Part 1, The Root of Life. Stephen will also be featuring very special guests, The Ghetto Youths Crew as part of this performance. Stephen, Damian and Julian Marley’s first performance in 1998 at Reggae on the River was the year of the first incarnation of the Ghetto Youths Crew and now it will feature a new generation of performers including Stephen’s son.
This is a show not to be missed in an intimate venue..
Advance tickets are on sale now at local outlets and online at the peopleproductions.net.
Tickets are available at: The Works / Eureka, People Records in Arcata, Redway Liquors/ Redway, Blue Moon in Garberville and online at peopleproductions.net
This is a 21+ ages venue.
For information contact People Productions at 707- 923-4599
August 20 & 21st, 2011 - 8th Annual Montreal International Reggae Festival!
The Montreal International Reggae Festival (MIRF) brings it’s wealth of Reggae greats to the Quays of The Old Port to wind up summer festival fun in Montreal on August 20 and 21. The dates of calendar etchings of MIRF and its line-up of multiple award winners include Grammy winning Third World Band who joins Legends from Studio One which includes The Heptones, six time Billboard Top Reggae Album winner, Beres Hammond and MOBO, EME and Urban Music Award winning Mavado to be part of what is a ‘Reggae Tradition’ in Montreal. Completing the weekend will be a roster of outstanding Canadian Reggae masters that include: Ammoye, Jah Cutta, Iley Dread, Esco Levi and Orthodox Issachar, this year is marked for excellence.
“Theemphasis has always been to create a safe and culturally vibrant space to celebrate Reggae music and its enlightening rifts rhythms and lyrics; and 2011 will be staged with that approach. We have included the usual blend of genres, with first rate representations of each.” Says Janice Dayle, MIRF spokesperson.
Activities at MIRF will take place throughout each day, as a cultural marketplace is scheduled to unfold in that perfect spot beside the river. An event for all ages, MIRF has been designed as a program that is inclusive of every generation and all who dwell in Montreal or those who seek out the city as a tourist destination.
DATE: August 20 & 21 - TIME: Friday: 10:00pm; Saturday & Sunday: 12:00 pm
JOAN SAVOURY - GONE TOO SOON
Joan “Tasty and Delicious” Savoury departed this life unexpected at home Wednesday June 8th 2011 of natural causes. To cherish her Memory she leaves 2 loving daughters Denise Walters and Aisha Savoury, 2 Son in law Jamal Walters and Michael Jordan, 1 sister Joy Smalls four grandchildren Shedrick, Jaylin, Rayven, Rhyan and a host of family, friends and colleague who will miss her smile, laughter and most of all her jokes immensely.
The family of Caribbean Radio/Television personality Joan Savoury, wish to express their deepest and heartfelt appreciation for all the loving expression and sympathy extended to them during their hour of sorrow.
A fund to help the two surviving daughters of Joan Savoury with the home going arrangements of their mother was established at Bank of America,
Account number 1997560539.
Deposits can be made to this account at any Bank of America in the world.
If you prefer to mail your donations, please mail via first class postage to Bank of America, Nilka B. Bell, c/o Joan Savoury Bereavement Fund, POB 29966, Phoenix, AZ 85038-0966.
Be sure to annotate the account number 1997560539 in a note or on your check to ensure the deposit is made by the bank to the right account.
Date for Home Going Service is Saturday June 18, 2011. More details will be posted as they become available.
COCO TEA BOOKED FOR 2012 OLYMPICS
Platinum Camp's Reggae ambassador, Coco Tea, is booked for the 2012 Olympics in London, England. The only reggae artist requested to sing for the Queen and the entire world. When asked if he was prepared to meet Her Majesty, his only response was, "I'm ready and waiting." Not only is he ready to meet the Queen but he's also ready to meet the world press.
Coco Tea's new single A Love Like Yours and Mine is about to hit the world stage. This song is about a tender love story, which is said to be one of his finer works among hits like, Rikers Island, Informer, 18 and Over, I lost My Sonia, and She Loves Me Now, to name a few. His song Obama became a hit and a favorite for the Obama campaign and among the Kenyans during the '08 elections, and he is once more geared up to go back into the studio to record another song for the upcoming 2012 election, as well.
Coco Tea is currently preparing for his Summer Tour that kicks off on Thursday June 26 in Brooklyn, New York and continues on to Boston, Portland and Seattle, to name a few of his stops.
As a man from humble beginnings, Coco Tea is known for his charitable works and his tireless efforts of giving back to the community to help to alleviate suffering. We wish a long life and Good health to this pillar of strength.
GREEN 4 LIFE ECO MUSIC FESTIVAL - 1st IN JA EVER!!!!
TAFARI RELEASED ANOTHER SINGLE ON ITUNES FEAT DANCEHALL DIVA CECILE; MACKA DIAMOND SHOT BACK AT COW FOOT HATERS
Tafari released another single from his independent Rud3 Music LLC Label on Itunes. The song is called ‘Cloud 9’ and is one of three songs to be officially released by the artiste. The other singles are Money In My Pocket; which peaked at number 43 on Itunes US Top 100 Reggae Songs Chart and Heartbeat of the City Tafari’s most current release. Videos for both Money In My Pocket and Heartbeat of the City are currently in rotation on several cable channels throughout the Caribbean. Heartbeat of the City entered the CVM Hitlist Countdown Chart three weeks ago and now holds the #5 position.
International Female Rapper/DJ Macka Diamond said she was reliably informed that persons in the local industry have been publicly undermining her Cow Foot track. Macka who is currently in Florida said she is not bothered by the fact that some people don’t like the song, “some think it’s hot and some not but that’s how it is, everybody naa go like everything you put out” but making public comments in an attempt to derail it’s growing popularity, “naa go mek it go away so easy” she said.
Macka said when she realized her Cow Foot track, “tek off” she was pleasantly surprise and in a press release, admitted that “young audience like music adults think is nonsensical” which explains why her, “silly song” as she refer to the track, took off. So now the artiste shot back at the hater saying “fi know sey di one song have dem a talk up de tings dem is a clear signal dat it a beat dem bad lmao!”
DON'T MISS THE 6TH ANNUAL BAYFRONT REGGAE & WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL 2011, DULUTH, MN
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6th Annual Bayfront Reggae & World Music Festival
July 16 & 17, 2011
Bayfront Reggae & World Music Festival is a tribute to world music and those artists who spread the message of love, hope and equality for all people across the globe. International performers will entertain while you enjoy ethnic foods, beverages and a variety of artisans displaying their wares. Bayfront Festival Park is located right by the waters of Lake Superior and serves as the premier location for musical events. Visit our website for the 2011 lineup, tickets, hotel accommodations, directions, and camping information. Full concessions available; no coolers, cans, or bottles, please.
FESTIVAL OF LIFE CELEBRATES THE ISLAND MUSIC OF THE CARIBBEAN AND THE AFRICAN DIASPORA
CHICAGO (June 9, 2011) -- A Taste of the Caribbean takes over Washington Park for the July 4th weekend when Soca King Machel Montano, Reggae Master Freddie McGregor, legendary Haitian group Boukman Eksperyans and Belizian act Super G headline the African/Caribbean International Festival of Life (IFOL), July 1-4 in Washington Park, 55th & Cottage Grove Avenue from 12pm until 10pm daily. They will be joined by more than fifty local Reggae, Soca, Haitian, African and African-American musical acts, including R&B, Gospel, Jazz, Hip Hop and House. For tickets and information, call 312/427-0266 or visit www.festivaloflife.biz.
The second largest festival in Chicago held over the July 4th weekend, for 19 years the Festival of Life has brought many of the Caribbean’s most popular international acts to Chicago each summer. This year will be no different. Each day of the festival will be devoted to a different destination from the Diaspora beginning Friday, July 1st with a Diaspora Mix featuring an all-Chicago lineup. Saturday, July 2nd the high energy sound of Boukman Eksperyans will take listeners on a trip to Haiti (whose newly elected president, Michel "Sweet Micky" Martelly, is a popular carnival musician). Sunday, July 3rd Freddie McGregor represents Jamaica and Super G brings it with Belize. The festival closes out with a T&T explosion on Monday, the 4th of July with the one and only Machel Montano.
Admission is $10 adults before 5 pm; $15 after 5 pm; $5 for children 7-12 and seniors 65 and older; free to kids 6 and under. A $30 season pass covering all four days is also available. In addition, there will be a daily VIP pass for $50 and season VIP pass for $130. VIP passes can only be purchased through Martin’s International Culture at www.festivaloflife.biz or 312/427-0266. General admission tickets may be purchased in advance at Martin's International Culture and at www.ticketmaster.com or 312-559-1212. For more information, to be a sponsor, exhibitor or to advertise in the official festival program book, call 312/427-0266 or visit the website at www.festivaloflife.biz.
GRAMPS MORGAN APOLOGIZES TO FANS FOR NON APPEARANCE AT REGGAE CONCERT IN TRINIDAD
Port of Spain, Trinidad - Singer Gramps Morgan and his management company Dadason Entertainment, would like to use this opportunity to respond to reports that were published in various news publications; including a story that was carried by the Trinidad Express Newspaper dated Sunday, May 30 with the headline “Stars fail to show at concert.” Gramps would like to clarify - for his fans and those who have come to love and respect his music over the years - the reason for the non- performing at the concert.
Here are the facts:
Reggae artist Gramps Morgan, along with Shaggy, Queen Ifrica, Beenie Man, Jah Cure, Rayvon and Machel Montano were billed to perform at the recently held ‘Reggae Meets Soca & Chutney’ concert at Queens Park Savannah, Port of Spain on Sunday, May 29. Gramps was present at the venue. He was ready to perform; unfortunately he did not perform because the event organizers IRAWMA, failed to honor their obligation as specified in the agreement. Gramps and his team had made several attempts to remedy the situation at the venue but no amicable agreement could be reached.
“I was looking forward to performing for my Trinidad & Tobago fans, unfortunately the promoters did not to honor their end of the agreement. I am disappointed that I did not get the opportunity to perform and for that I would like to say sorry to all my fans” Gramps stated.
OFFICIAL JAH SUN PRESS RELEASE
Jah Sun has quickly emerged as the pre-eminent California Dancehall artist in the 21st Century. With huge international ganja anthems and a commitment to conscious living, Jah Sun's music and message has spread the world over. Jah Sun has appeared at all major US Reggae festivals to date, and has an international tour scheduled for summer.
Stay tuned for the new Special Delivery produced album Jah Sun "Battle the Dragon" Ft. Alborosie, Gentleman, J Boog, Gappy Ranks, Mr Perfect and more coming soon!!
JAH SUN BEST OF REGGAE
JAH SUN STORY IN THE OBSERVER
JAH SUN TOP 10 REGGAE NATION "GANJAH DON"
JAH SUN "MEDITATION" FT. QUEEN OMEGA
FIRE BABYLON SCORES BIG AT REGGAE FILM FESTIVAL
FIRE in Babylon, a documentary on the all-conquering West Indies cricket team of the 1970s and '80s, was voted the Most Outstanding Film of the just-concluded Reggae Film Festival.
Produced by award-winning United Kingdom filmmakers John Battsek (One Day in September) and Charles Steel (Last King of Scotland), Fire in Babylon gives viewers "a mixture of sharp, inspiring and amusing tales that paint a picture of an extraordinary era when cricket evolved from a game to a revolutionary movement", the film's companion handbook explains.
The tales, it added, are delivered through the memories of the members of the team who are now regarded as legends.
"I learned something that I did not know before about West Indies cricket, in that the West Indies cricket team of the 1970s and '80s — led first by Clive Lloyd and then taken over by Sir Vivian Richards — in fact is the most successful team in the history of team sports, dominating world-class Test cricket for 15 years," admitted project consultant Colin Leslie.
"That is unprecedented in the history of team sports across the world," he added. "So the West Indies cricketers have that to their credit; something that very few West Indians know."
Leslie also claimed that the film has made serious inroads in England and "has become the most successful documentary in the film history of London".
According to Leslie, a number of universities have expressed an interest of screening the film for their students because of its motivational and inspirational value.
ROCKY DAWUNI WINS BEST AFRICAN ARTIST AT WORLD MUSIC AWARDS
Ghanaian artist and NAACP Image Award nominee Rocky Dawuni won the "Best African Artist" on Saturday night May 28, at the 30th Anniversary of the International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) in Trinidad.
Dawuni was nominated for IRAWMAs in the 'Best Album' and 'Best African Artist' categories. He performed on the night singing One Love with Shaggy, Tarrus Riley, Tony Rebel, Machel Montano and inter alia.
Dawuni, who was recently appointed by Ghana’s Ministry of Tourism as their Tourism Ambassador, has been praised for his success in music both at home and abroad and for his ongoing positive projection of Ghana in his concerts.
“The arts, especially music, can not only bring tourists to Ghana, but create an appreciation for the rich Ghanaian culture outside of Ghana. I am prepared to do my utmost to broadly portray Ghana and its rich heritage through my music, concerts, humanitarian work and appearances worldwide,” explained the new ambassador.
Dawuni’s musical collaborations include those with U2 frontman, Bono on Bob Marley’s War, No More Trouble and with Blues legend Keb Mo on Peter Gabriel’s Biko, which were both featured on the 2009 Billboard Top 20 Album Playing For Change – Songs Around the World.
His critically acclaimed current album, Hymns For the Rebel Soul, was nominated for a prestigious NAACP Image Award for 'Outstanding World Music Album'.
The ceremony, which is dedicated to celebrating the worldwide achievements of Caribbean and World Music artists, was attended by Machel Montano HD, Shaggy, Taurus Riley, Macka Diamond, Queen Ifrica, Denise ‘Saucy Wow’ Belfon, St Maarten’s The Mighty Dow, and the great Freddie McGregor.
HIGH EXPECTATIONS FOR VP's REGGAE GOLD ALBUM
VP Records anticipates that the release of the 2011 edition of its annual Reggae Gold album will be the biggest reggae and dancehall offering of the year when it hits stores and online on June 28, 2011.
The Reggae Gold series continues to keep VP Records at the forefront of reggae music, for 19 years now. This best-selling collection is renowned for featuring the biggest reggae and dancehall anthems of the year and blazing hot artistes, while breaking new ones to reggae aficionados around the globe.
Billboard heat-seeker Gyptian featured on Reggae Gold 2011. Stephen Marley’s Jah Army also featured on the compilation album.
Reggae Gold 2011 lives up to this standard, showcasing the hottest acts of the year and featuring the sweet sounds of Billboard heat-seeker Gyptian; Grammy-winning singer/producer Stephen Marley; International icon Shaggy; the legendary Mykal Rose; Dancehall king Shabba Ranks; Reggae stars Tarrus Riley; Richie Spice and Queen Ifrica; and Dancehall sizzlers Vybz Kartel, Mavado, I-Octane, and Assassin, just to name a few on the line-up.
With this summer's street anthem, Jah Army from Stephen Marley, featuring Damian "Jr Gong" Marley and Buju Banton to I-Octane's club hit Nuh Ramp Wid We; Mavado's feel-good Peppa; Shaggy featuring Alaine on the romantic For Your Eyez Only; the serious Times Like These by Queen Ifrica; One Draw by Alborosie featuring Camilla; and the legendary Beres Hammond on Pull Up, Reggae Gold 2011 lives up to its name as a treasure for fans of the genre.
The always highly anticipated album cover features three models fictitiously robbing a bank of its gold, just as this compilation will present fans with musical treasure showcasing the very best that Reggae and Dancehall music has to offer this year.
'THE BIGGEST REGGAE ONE-DROP ANTHEMS' IN STORES ON JULY 12, 2011
(VP/GREENSLEEVES RECORDS, NEW YORK) – Globally known for featuring the top roots reggae hits that are dominating the charts worldwide, The Biggest Reggae One-Drop Anthems 2011 delivers exactly that when it hits stores on July 12, 2011 from Greensleeves Records.
Featuring reggae dynamites such as Midnite, Gentleman, Tony Rebel, Bunny Lee, Queen Ifrica, Gyptian, Busy Signal, Alborosie, I-Wayne and Romain Virgo, to name just a few of the talents featured on this hit collection, The Biggest Reggae One-Drop Anthems 2011 also showcases Vybz Kartel’s first major release on a reggae melody.
With one-drop smashes like “How To Answa” by Midnite, “Changes” from Gentleman, The Green with “Alone,” Gyptian on “Where You Belong” featuring the legendary Dean Fraser, Busy Signal on a remake of Beres Hammond’s “Tempted To Touch,” “I’m Rich In Love” from rising star Romain Virgo, and Vybz Kartel on “Spend Time Dubb’n” (which incorporates dub), The Biggest One Drop Anthems 2011 highlights Greensleeves’ on-going efforts to provide authentic reggae vibes on its compilations, and bring them to the reggae massive, worldwide.
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ED ROBINSON : : WRITTEN IN STONE
Ed Robinson's latest hit Album Titled "Written In Stone is said to be the Reggae Album of the Summer/ It is Currently holding the #3 spot in the Reggae Charts of South Florida and #4 in New York.
The newly released single titled If I Follow My Heart originally was sung by Dennis Brown
and written by Alton Ellis. This new rendition now sung by Ed Robinson is also going to be on a project called Memories by Steely and Clevie.
A music video will be released in the next few weeks. The Album Written In Stone and the single If I Follow My Heart can be purchased at VP Records store
and all internet outlets including Itunes.com
, amazon,com, rhapsody , emusic and many more.
Our Heroes Music video Ed Robinson
LOOK WHO'S ON TOUR!|
Ky MANI MARLEY
Thu, June 30 – Salt Lake City, UT – Roots in the City @ The Gallivan Center
Sat, July 2 – Kailua-Kona, Hawaii – KBXtreme Family Entertainment Center (formerly Kona Bowl)
Sun, July 3 – Kapaa, Kauai – Kuhio Lounge
Mon, July 4 – Kihei, Maui – Oceans Beach Bar & Grill
Tue, July 5 – Honolulu, Oahu – Soho Mixed Media Bar
Fri, July 29 – Oslo, Norway – Mela Festival
Sun, July 31 – London, England – One Love Peace Festival @ Wembley Arena
Wed, August 3 – Rimini, Italy – Velvet Club
Thu, August 4 – Filago, Italy – Filagosto Festival
Fri, August 5 – Lizzanello, Italy – Campo Sportivo
Sat, August 6 – Bersenbrück, Germany – Reggae Jam Festival
Sun, August 7 – Medoc, France – Reggae Sun Ska Festival
REGGAE REVOLUTION TOUR W/KyMANI MARLEY & GRAMPS MORGAN
Thu, July 7 – Whistler, BC – Garibaldi Lift Company
Fri, July 8 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
Sat, July 9 – Victoria, BC – Victoria’s 12th Annual Ska Festival
Mon, July 11 – Spokane, WA – A Club
Wed, July 13 – Seattle, WA – Nectar Lounge
Thu, July 14 – Bellingham, WA – Wild Buffalo
Fri, July 15 – Portland, OR – Peter’s Room at The Roseland
Sat, July 16 – Garberville, CA – 27th Annual Reggae on the River
Sun, July 17 – Crystal Bay, NV – Cal Neva: Sinatra Showroom
Tue, July 19 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up
Wed, July 20 – Santa Barbara, CA – SOhO
Thu, July 21 – West Hollywood, CA – Roxy Theatre
Thu-Jun-16 Arcata CA Arcata Theatre
Fri-Jun-17 Ashland OR Ashland Armory
Sat-Jun-18 Portland OR Roseland Theater
Sun-Jun-19 Seattle WA Showbox at the Market
Tue-Jun-21 Spokane WA Knitting Factory Concert House
Thu-Jun-23 Aspen CO Belly Up Aspen
Fri-Jun-24 Bond CO State Bridge Lodge
Sat-Jun-25 Boulder CO Boulder Theater
Sun-Jun-26 Bellevue CO Mishawaka Amphitheatre
Tue-Jun-28 Council Bluffs IA Whiskey Roadhouse at Horseshoe Casino
Wed-Jun-29 Minneapolis MN First Avenue
Fri-Jul-01 Rothbury MI Double JJ Ranch & Golf Resort
Fri. Aug. 5th – Berkeley, CA – The Shattuck Down Low
Sat. Aug. 6th – Las Vegas, NV – The Silverton Hotel Poolside Party
Wed. Aug. 10th – Los Angeles, CA – The Dub Club
Thurs. Aug. 11th – San Jose, CA – Plaza de Cesar Chavez
Fri. Aug. 12th – Seattle, WA – The Motor Club
Sat. Aug 13th – Eugene, OR – The Northwest World Reggae Fest
TONY REBEL & QUEEN IFRICA
Sat. July 2nd – Seattle, WA - The Motor Club
Sun. July 3rd – Portland, OR – Mt. Tabor Theatre
Thurs. July 7th – Sacramento, CA - Harlows
Fri July 8th – Fairfax, CA – 19 Broadway
Sat July 9th - Caspar, CA – The Caspar Inn
Fri. July 15th – Berkeley, CA – The Shattuck Down Low
Sat. July 16th – Santa Cruz, CA – Moe’s Alley
Sun. July 17th – Benbow, CA – Reggae on the River
6/17/11 Moe’s Alley Santa Cruz CA
6/19/11 Sierra Nevada World Music Fest Mendocino, CA
8/13/11 Newport Waterfront Reggae Festival Newport RI
8/25/11 Castle Hill Summer Series/Crane Estate Ipswich, MA
8/26/11 Iron Horse Music Hall Northampton MA
THE BIG TAKEOVER BAND
6/26/11 Woodbury Reggae Festival Woodbury CT
7/9/11 Beacon Waterfront Festival Beacon NY
7/16/11 The Guilded Otter New Paltz NY
7/23/11 Reggae Fest TBA NY
8/6/11 Sparks on the Ridge Festival Wallkill NY
9/18/11 WPKN Live Radio Broadcast Wallkill NY
9/24/11 Private Party New Paltz NY
PATO BANTON & THE NEW GENERATION BAND
June 23 - Kenai - TBA
June 24 - Wasabi's - Homer, AK
June 26 - 49th State Brewing Co - Healy, AK
June 29 - Blue Loon - Fairbanks, AK
7/1 Key Club, W. Hollywood, CA
7/2 Belly Up, Solana Beach, CA
7/9 Brixton South Bay, Redondo Beach, CA
7/23 Black on the Scene Music Festival, Sao Paolo, Brazil
8/4 Knotty Pine, Victor, ID
8/6 Hodi’s Half Note, Fort Collins, CO
8/12 Ya Maka My Weekend, Rock Island, IL
8/13 South Bend Reggae Festival, South Bend, IN
JUNIOR TOOTS & THE 7th STREET BAND
June 18th (Sat) - Sierra Nevada World Music Festival - Boonville, CA**
June 26th (Sat) - Shattuck Down Low - Berkeley, CA**
July 8th (Fri) - Dance For Freedom Festival - Laytonville, CA**
July 9th (Sat) - Dance For Freedom Festival - Laytonville, CA**
July 10th (Sun) - Belly Up Tavern - Solana Beach, CA
July 13th (Wed) - Saint Rocke - Hermosa Beach, CA
July 16th (Sat) - The Santa Cruz Mountain Full Moon Festival - Los Gatos, CA**
For more info: www.JuniorToots.com
6/18 Anchorage, AK - Moose's Tooth
7/21 Missoula, MT - Big Sky Brewery
7/22 Boise, ID - Idaho Botanical Garden
7/23 Redmond, WA - Marymoor Amphitheatre
7/24 Eugene, OR - Cuthbert Amphitheatre
7/26 Jacksonville, OR - Britt Pavilion
7/27 Lake Tahoe, CA - Harvey's Amphitheater
7/29 Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre
7/30 San Diego, CA - Cricket Amphitheatre
8/04 Salt Lake City, UT - Gallivan Center
8/05 Aspen, CO - TBA
8/06 Denver, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
SOJA ROUND 2 OF THE "EVERYTHING CHANGES" U.S. TOUR
June 24, 2011 - Ericeira, Portugal @ Sumol Summer Fest
June 25, 2011 - Brussels, Belgium @ Festival Couleur Cafe
July 1, 2011 - Cologne, Germany @ Summerjam Festival
July 8, 2011 - Chicago, IL @ Dave Matthews Band Caravan
July 16, 2011 - Masontown, WV @ All Good Music Festival
Sept.30 - Oct.3, 2011 - Tampa to Cozumel on Rombello Cruise Ship
THE MIGHTY DIAMONDS WITH THE YELLOW WALL DUB SQUAD
Thurs June 16: Frank & George’s 5832 Forward Ave. Pittsburgh, PA
Fri June 17: Bearsville Theater RR 212 Woodstock, NY
Sat June 18:Eisenhower Park. East Meadow, NY
Sun June 19: Vibz Uptown 3155 Main St. Hartford, CT
Sat July 30:DelMar Fairgrnds2260Jimmy Durante Blvd,Del Mar, CA
Sun July 31: Hollywood Bowl 2301 N. Highland Ave.Hollywood, CA
Wed Aug 3: Mystic Theatre 23 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma, 94952
Thurs Aug 4: Ashkenaz 1317 San Pablo Ave. Berkley, CA
Fri Aug 5: Gaia Festival Black Oak Ranch, Laytonville CA.
Sat Aug 6: Moes Alley. 1535 Commercial Way. Santa Cruz, CA
Sat Aug 13: Rastafest Toronto, Canada
Sun Aug 14:Midwest Reggae Festival Nelson, Ohio
THE MELODIANS W/THE YELLOW WALL DUB SQUAD SUMMER TOUR
Thurs June 23: Avogadro's Number Restaurant- 605 S. Mason, Ft. Collins, CO
Fri June 24: Kachina Lodge - 413 Paseo del Pueblo Norte - Taos, New Mexico
Sat June 25: MT Crested Butte 600 Gothic Rd. Crested Butte, CO
Sun June 26: The Lazy Dog1346 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO
Thurs June 30: World Beat Center. 2100 Park Blvd San Diego, CA
Fri June 1: Mystic Theatre 23 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma, CA
Sat July 2: Brick & Mortar Music Hall 1710 Mission St. San Francisco, CA
Sun July 3: Moe’s Alley– 1535 Commercial Way Santa Cruz.CA
Thurs July 7: Rhythm Lounge245 Pine Avenue. Long Beach, CA
Fri July 8: tba Utah
Sat July 9: Soul Rebel Festival.Denver, Colorado
Thurs. June 16th – San Jose, CA – Plaza de Cesar Chavez
Fri. June 17th – Salt Lake City, UT – The Woodshed –
Sat. June 18th – Denver, CO – Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
Thurs. June 30th – St. Louis, MI – La Honda
Fri. July 1st – Cincinnati, OH - Shades Lounge
Sat July 2nd –Columbus, OH – Al Rosa Villa
ROOTS GWAAN AND DRE Z SUMMER TOUR W/MYSTIC VISION
June 17th- Low Spirits - Albuquerque, NM
June 18th- Corazon Night Club- Santa Fe, NM
June 19th-26th OPEN Booking NM, CO, CA
July 1st- Coopers- Navada City, CA
July 2nd- Cafe Culture- Chico, CA (ALL AGES)
July 3rd- School House- The Ridge Navada City, CA (ALL AGES)
July 6th- Ashkenaz- Berkley, CA (ALL AGES)
HENRY TURNER JR
June 22 Relics Sedona, AZ 7pm
June 23 Dance Party The Hut Tucson, AZ 9pm
June 26 Universal Bar and Grill North Hollywood, CA 6pm
July 1 Fendall’s of Ogden Ogden, UT 4pm
July 3 Fundraiser Salt Lake City , UT 4pm
July 7 The Boise Reef Boise, ID 9pm
July 16 Emerald Empire Hemp Festival Eugene, OR
July 17 Emerald Empire Hemp Festival Eugene, OR
July 18 Pearl Buck Center Eugene, OR
July 22 The Bay Street Grill Florence, OR
July 23 Florence Playhouse Florence, OR
August 20 The Waucoma Club 207 Cascade Avenue Hood River, OR
June 24 Pine Valley Country Club - Fort Wayne, IN 7PM (Duo)
June 25 Graduation Party - Springboro,OH Duo 7PM
July 3 Highland Hills Golf Club – Sylvania,OH 7PM - Duo
July 8 Three Rivers Festival Fort Wayne,IN 7PM
July 22 Fantastic Friday at the Kroc Center - Dayton, OH 11:30 AM - Duo
July 30 Private Party - Johnsburg, IL Duo
Aug. 4 Bargo's - Centerville, OH Duo 6PM - 10PM
Aug. 6 Private Party - Litchfield, Ohio Duo
Aug. 12 MIDWEST REGGAE FEST - NELSON LEDGE QUARRY - Garretsville, OH 4PM
Aug. 14 The Beach Waterpark - Mason, OH
Sept 4 24th Annual Dayton Reggae Festival - 4th & Jefferson St., Dayton, OH
Sept 8 U.K. Reggae Appreciation Festival Lexington, KY
JAH MESSENGERS REGGAE BAND
JUNE 19TH - BARKING SPIDER TAVERN - 11310 JUNIPER RD. CLE. OH 44106 (7PM-11PM)
JUNE 24TH - FAT FISH BLUE - 21 PROSPECT AVE. CLE. OH 44115 (8PM-12AM)
JULY 1ST - QUAKER STEAK & LUBE - 5935 CANEL RD. VALLEY VIEW OH. 44125 (8PM-12AM)
JULY 2ND - THE GARAGE BAR - 1859 W.25TH CLE. OH. 44113 (9PM-1AM)
JULY 30TH - CARIBBEAN FLAVOR - REGGAE SUN SLASH - 321 BABBITT RD. EUCLID OH. 44123 (9PM-230AM)
AUGUST 7TH - JAMAICA INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION - FREDRICK DOUGLAS PARK E.160TH MILES AVE. CLE. OH. (3PM-7PM)
AUGUST 13TH - MID WEST REGGAE FEST - NELSONS LEDGES GARRETTSVILLE OHIO (2PM-330PM) JAH BLESS...
JUNE 16 SEATTLE, WA SCARLETT TREE
JUNE 17 SEATTLE, WA CULTURE YARD
JUNE 18 SPOKANE, WA A CLUB
JUNE 19 LIVINGSTON, MT MURRAY'S BAR
JUNE 21 MISSOULA, MT THE TOP HAT
JUNE 23 LARAMIE, WY ALIBI PUB
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ON THIS DAY IN REGGAE|
1976: Soweto Uprising
1986: One-day general strike in South Africa.
Recorded at legendary Harry J Studio in Kingston, this single takes us back to the golden era of Jamaican music. Featuring the original rocksteady drummer, Studio One pioneer, Soul Vendor Joe Isaacs, “Rocksteady” also features reggae Godfather Earl “Chinna” Smith on guitar. Soaring saxophones, bubbling keyboards and playful harmonies paint a fun-filled soundscape for Andru Branch’s loving testimonial, reminiscent of the days of doo-wop.
Branch has been quietly working away at finishing his new album Step Into The Light, recorded with the illustrious Halfway Tree reggae band,featuring legendary Studio One bass player Brian “Bassie” Atkinson.
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."
RICHIE B'S ROOTS REGGAE AIRPLAY CHARTS - STRAIGHT FROM YARD!
JAMAICA MUSIC COUNTDOWN
By Richie B, host – “HOT MIX” on Hot 102FM
June 17 - 23, 2011
TOP 25 DANCE HALL SINGLES
TW LW WOC TITLE/ARTISTE/LABEL
01 2 9 Pepper – Mavado – The Genius (1wk@#1) U-1
02 1 11 Talk How Mi Feel – Assassin – DJ Frass (2wks@#1) D-1
03 6 8 None A Dem – Shabba Ranks – Di Genius Record U-3
04 3 14 Dancehall Hero – Vybz Kartel – CR203 Production (pp#2) D-1
05 4 15 Now Yuh Si Me/Now U Don’t – Ovamars – Chimney Records (pp#4)
06 8 10 Star A Star – Flippa Mafia – TJ Records U-2
07 10 10 Rebel – Danielle feat Cherine Anderson – Taxi Records U-3
08 5 16 Star Boy – Mavado – Chimney Records (2wks@#1) D-3
09 13 7 Ready Fi Dem – Bounty Killer – Board House Records U-4
10 9 18 Look Pon We – Vybz Kartel & Russian – Head Concussion (2wks@#1) D-1
11 12 8 The Lyricist – Vybz Kartel – Head Concussion U-1
12` 7 17 Nuh Strange Face – Chan Dizzy – Head Concussion (pp#2) D-5
13 15 6 Run Di Place – Assassin aka Agent Sasco – Board House U-2
14 17 4 Summer Time – Vybz Kartel – Adidjaheim U-3
15 11 30 True Blessings - Toya – Downsound Records (2wkS@#1) D-4
16 20 4 Wife a Wife – Lady Saw – TJ Records U-2
17 14 13 Chat From No Boy – Aidonia – CR203 Production (pp#8) D-3
18 18 14 The Almighty – Gramps Morgan – Pure Music (pp#14) NM
19 21 3 Nah Talk Too Long – Beenie Man – Seanizzle U-2
20 23 3 Fraid A Wi – Aidonia – Cash Flow U-3
21 19 25 If I Ever – Wayne Wonder – Singso Records (2wks@#1) D-2
22 16 14 Nuh Ramp Wid Wi – I-Octane – Cash Flow Records (pp#5) D-6
23 22 19 Tings a Come Up – Buju Banton – Pure Music (pp#3) D-1
24 - New Swaggin – Wayne Marshall, Future Fambo & Tifa – Washroom Ent.
25 24 26 Caan Get Brown – Kiprich – Birch Hill Records (2wks@#1) D-1
TOP 25 REGGAE SINGLES
TW LW WOC TITLE/ARTISTE/LABEL
01 2 14 No Body Bag – Prophecy – Jah Alone Records (1wk@#1) U-1
02 1 20 Yea Though I Walk – Vybz Kartel – Human Rights Production (2wks@#1) D-1
03 4 11 Times So Hard – Robert Sutherland – Nijeri Records U-1
04 3 22 Lover's Holiday (Breakfast in Bed) – Colin Levy aka Iley Dread – Kings of Kings (2wks@#1) D-1
05 5 19 Lately – Lazah Current – Gorilla Music NM
06 9 10 Keep on Believing – Danglin – Whatage Music U-3
07 7 21 Taking You Home – Romain Virgo – Penthouse (1wk@#1) NM
08 6 16 Cassanova – Cen‘C Love – Lyvestone Music (pp#6) D-2
09 10 11 Love Alone – Rox Wayne – Sajay Records U-1
10 13 6 This Love is Over – Jah Dore – Heartcour Productions U-3
11 8 17 People Talk – Etana – VP Records (pp#4) D-3
12 12 9 Black Woman – Richie Spice – Penthouse NM
13 14 8 Sweet Jamaica – Mr. Vegas, Shaggy & Josey Wales – Clifford Ray Music U-1
14 15 7 Sufferers Heights – Duane Stephenson – VP Records U-1
15 11 26 Forever & Always – Hezron – Whatage Music (3wks@#1) D-4
16 17 5 Orders – Kashu Man – Human Rights Production U-1
17 18 5 I Can’t Recall – Tony Rebel – Penthouse Records U-1
18 20 3 Missing You – Chris Demontague – Oceanic Tradewinds U-2
19 19 25 In Times Like These – Queen Ifrica – 2 Hard Music (2wks@#1) NM
20 23 3 Right Man Fi Yuh – Robert Minott – World Beat Music Group Inc/Kirkle Dove Records U-3
21 22 4 Shaka Zulu Pickney – Tarrus Riley – Bombrush Records U-1
22 16 15 Dem Nuh Don – I-Octane – Human Rights Productions (pp#10) D-6
23 24 2 Nature’s Calling – Sophia Squire – Tremor Modernize/Bredroc Music
24 - New A House Is Not A Home – Freddie McGregor – STEELIE & Clevie Productions
25 21 30 Come Back Home – Tom Laing – Top Tier (2wks@#1) D-4
TOP TEN ALBUMS/CD CHART
TW LW WOC TITLE/ARTISTE/LABEL
01 1 10 Ragga Ragga Ragga 2011 – Various Artistes – VP Records (2wks@#1)
02 3 9 Release Di Truth Vol 1 – Gavinchi –Phenix Records U-1
03 2 10 Book of Job – Richie Spice – VP Records (1wk@#1) D-1
04 5 7 Our Favourite Beres Hammond Songs – Various Artistes – VP Records/Penthouse Records U-1
05 7 4 All I Have Is Love – Anthology (1968-1995) – Gregory Isaacs - Tads Records Inc./African Museum U-2
06 6 18 Free Expressions – Etana – VP Records (2wks@#1) NM
07 4 21 Strictly the Best, #42 – Various Artistes – VP Records (2wks@#1) D-3
08 10 2 Chino – Chino McGregor – Vp Records U-2
09 8 11 United States of Africa – Luciano – VP Records D-1
10 - New Revelation Part 1 – The Root of Life – Stephen Marley – Tuff Gong/Ghetto Youths/Universal Republic
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
Sources: Sound Systems, Record Shops, Night Clubs & Radio Play
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Thursday-Saturday, June 16th-18th 2011
Reggae SoulJahs Camouflage Tour
Thursday, June 16th 2011
Sierra Nevada World Music Festival
Friday-Sunday, June 17th-19th 2011
Mendocino County Fairgrounds,
Mendocino County, California
Friday-Saturday, June 17th-18th 2011
Ziontific Summer Solstice Music Festival
Friday-Sunday, June 17th-19th 2011
Wild Mountain Faire
Friday-Sunday, June 17th-19th 2011
Marley's Green Reggae Festival
Saturday-Saturday, June 18th-18th 2011
Manchester Follow Field
the Gathering of the Peacemakers
Saturday-Saturday, June 18th-25th 2011
santiago Atitlan Lake Atitlan
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