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February 23, 2012

Volume 9/Issue 08


News Flash

New CDs in the Mix

Ital Statistics

Reggae Airplay Charts

About Us

Ziggy Marley to Host New Show on SiriusXM

Look Who´s on Tour

In Jah´s Name We Pray

Reggae Festivals

News Flash

Evolution Tour 2012

Lovers Rock & Reality in the spirit of Gregory Isaacs




If there’s one man who can keep the legacy of Gregory Isaacs alive it’s Kevin Isaacs. They’re cut from the same cloth - Kevin possesses his father’s smooth tone of voice, making him a worthy successor to The Cool Ruler. ‘Keep on doing it, don’t give up’, is what his father told him, and that’s exactly what he’s done.  


Born in 1979 in Jamaica, Kevin wrote his first song at the age of thirteen. He recorded and toured with his father, established himself as an independent producer, and even set up his own record label. A versatile artist, Kevin has written and recorded numerous songs, gaining recognition in Jamaica, America and throughout Europe. His slogan ‘Love can conquer war’ reflects his strong roots in a new wave of unity and reggae consciousness. 


Shortly after Gregory died, Kevin discovered Tallawah on YouTube, playing a memorial concert in honour of his father. The band immediately caught his attention – never before had he heard a group that reproduced and mixed the styles of Gregory’s various backing bands so well. The Roots Radics, Sly & Robbie, Mafia & Fluxy and Steely & Clevie – Tallawah captures the essence of all those great masters of reggaemusic. He soon figured that this was the band he’d been looking for, and teamed up with Tallawah’s producer Patrick Ramdat. Together they organised a series of highly successful shows, held in June 2011. It proved a fertile partnership, culminating in a new album, due for release in October 2011. The title – Evolution - expresses Kevin’s desire to continue his father’s work and philosophy. The Evolution Tour 2012 kicks off in June 2012 with a live show that includes many famous Gregory songs as well as some unpublished work. Past, present and future - Kevin’s own repertoire will also be covered. 


Combined with the vocal perfection and sweet melody of Tallawah’s Lady Joan, Sista Benji and talented musicians, the stage looks set for an unforgettable experience that will keep Gregory’s legacy alive. A trip for the ear and a feast for the eye!


Iration w/special guests Trevor Hall and Thrive

at Mont Bleu, Lake Tahoe



LAKE TAHOE, NV – Iration with special guests Trevor Hall and Thrive, will take the stage at the MontBleu Theatre, Saturday, February 25, 2012.  Doors open at 8p, show begins at 9p.  Tickets are just $20.00 in advance, or $22.50 at the door and available at all Ticketmaster outlets, and at the MontBleu Box Office, or online at  You can also purchase by phone by callingMontBleu Resort, 775-588-3515. 





With influences stretching through multiple genres, Iration’s style defies categorization. They have called their sound “New Roots”, taking roots reggae and giving it a modern twist. Elements of dub stand at the forefront of Iration’s sound. Joe and Adam’s rhythmic drum and bass are mixed with Micah and Catlin’s rocking guitars and Cayson’s distinctive keyboard/synth. The music is dubbed by King to create Iration’s signature sound. Three lead vocalists in Catlin, Kai and Micah give each song its own unique feeling.Iration has performed with acts such as Pepper, Steel Pulse, Don Carlos, The Expendables, Yellowman, Mikey Dread, Natural Vibrations and Ooklah the Moc.


Trevor Hall has worked with such producers as John Alagia (John Mayer, Jason Mraz, Dave Matthews) and The Laboriel Brothers (Sting, Paul McCartney), has appeared at the famous Lollapalooza festival and has toured with such acts as Stevie Nicks, Jason Mraz, The Wailers, and Ben Harper. Trevor is a musician’s musician, as exemplified by Colbie Caillat who claims "Trevor has one of the most beautiful voices I have ever heard."


Born in South Carolina and raised in California, Trevor Hall developed an affinity for summery acoustic music, from the beachside ambiance of Jack Johnson to the leisurely stroll of Bob Marley. Having spent his teenage years at a boarding school for the arts, Hall dedicated his life to music upon his high-school graduation. He self-released Lace Up Your Shoes in 2004; two years later, the teenaged Hall prepared for his major-label debut with Geffen Records. The Rascals Have Returned, an introductory EP produced by John Alagía, featured a soothing mix of reggae, folk, and roots rock.


Hall’s previous recordings have appeared in numerous films and television shows including his recording, “Other Ways,” which was in the Shrek the Third feature and soundtrack. Trevor also covered the Band’s “Life is a Carnival” for the star-studded tribute album, Endless Highway: The Music of the Band.


Opening the show is Hybrid Reggae/Rock band Thrive, who is pioneering a unique sound in the ever-growing genre of Reggae/Rock music.



Tickets are just $20 in advance, or $22.50 at the door, and available at all Ticketmaster outlets, and at the MontBleu Box Office, or online at  You can also purchase by phone by calling MontBleu Resort, 775-588-3515. 





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Jamaica Songstress Tanice Morrison on the Rise

Singer/Songwriter, Tanice Morrison is steadily making her way in the music business. After more than ten years in the business, this Jamaican songstress has released her debut album NO LIMITATIONS on her own independent label (TP MUSIC) .



Dubbed as the singer with a powerhouse voice, Morrison has held her own. She describes her music as Soulful Reggae, with a blend of Jazz and Soul.



Her recent performances on the local scene have earned her recognition as a true performer. Her music is now available on Cdbaby, Itunes and other online stores.

For more information on this new artist please visit her website



Links: Tanice Morrison's the most powerful performance for charity ...IMAGES Spotlight TANICE MORRISON |







MEGA BANTON has maintained a deep affection for music as long as he can remember, born Garth Alexander Williams and grew up in city of Portmore located in St Catherine outside of the capital of Kingston.  Mega Banton in his early youth would crooned the lyrics and sounds of his favorite artists such as Dennis Brown, Yellow man and Alton Ellis over his father's stereo system; he would also performed these songs at school concert, and at local neighborhood street party.  Mega Banton would eventually start writing his own songs and developing his own lyrical style while attending the  prestigious ST. ANDREW TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL.  Mega Banton skills and reputation grew as a talented young deejay in the community.  Mega Banton began performing at local stage shows which caught the attentions of veteran Deejay in the reggae industry such as RICKY GENERAL; who loved the young artist drive and ambition and decided to introduced him to the notorious reggae mogul/ producer Jack Scorpio.


While at recording sessions at the Black Scorpio labeled Mega earned a reputation for his intense delivery and provocative vocal flare.  Mega swift hard-hitting lyrical delivery distinguished him from among the emerging deejays with songs that epitomized the dance hall era of the early 90s.  He began to record tracks like 'GIVE IT A EASE" which is the first song he ever recorded.  The song echoed the harsh reality of Jamaica lifestyle which most of the people and community lived in daily and the violence that surrounded them; his song gave hope to the massive with a positive message.  In 1993 Mega Banton released his debut album, FIRST POSITION, on VP records with hit singles such as  NAME A MENTION, GLAMOROUS, and SO WI STAY.  The single "SOUND BOY KILLING" on the same album charted on the US BILLBOARD charts and propelled Mega Banton career to international status; which led to a record deal with SONY RECORDS and produced the album 1,000,000 MEGA WATTS in 1996.


Mega  have toured extensively with the Shocking Vibes Crew such as Beenie Man, and Tanto Metro and Devonte. The popular street anthems MONEY INA MI POCKET and  PON DI CORNER, revived Mega Banton status as one of Jamaica's most respected deejays in the business; these songs stayed on the Reggae charts in Jamaica and the United States for several months in 2003.  Mega Banton popular underground singles such as RISE IT, GIMMI DEM and GARISON  featuring  Mr. Lex, have kept Mega  Banton name buzzing in the streets, on the charts, in the clubs, and on top of his game in the reggae dance hall areana; The singles GIMMI DEM and GARRISON were released on Gargamel Records and produced by one of Mega Banton idol and musical inspiration Buju Banton.  Mega has been limited his appearance on various Dancehall  Rhythms in the last few years, as he chooses rhythms that fits his unique style, voice and swag;while he still manages to preserve his untouchable style and status which can be heard on his latest song and video "Stay Fly" on the Basik Instink Riddim by Taranchyla and dj Froggy.


Mega Banton has maintained a herbal and meditation vibes and following in Northern California and the Bay Area with songs such as 'I'm so High", "Fly Away" and "Get High" which he performed on the Annual Smoke Tree Tour.  Mega Banton has record songs with reggae greats such as Barrington Levy, Micheal Rose, Leroy Smart, Lady Saw, Steel Pulse, Tanto Metro & Devonte, Mr. Lex, Cecile, Ricky General and Delly Ranks.  Today Mega Banton still remain humble, focus and determine to take over the dancehall scene and radio waves.  Mega Banton is currently in the studio in Jamaica working on new his album and a single to be drop in 2012.  Mega Banton in recent years have been working and recording in the studios with top name producers and labels in the reggae industry in Jamaica such as dance hall producer NotNice, Jam 2, Steely and Cleevie, Baby G, King Jammy, John John, Equanox, Braeton Connection and Free Willy.



Mega  Banton also known as Megah Di Megaladon, or Megah is currently under the management of TWINKLEEK  MUSIC GROUP / KNAK DEM OUT PRODUCTION   who is based in Oakland California  and is in the final stages of completion of his new album, THUG POETRY to be released in the summer of 2012.  The new album features a combination of Mega's usual hardcore dancehall edge with an added touch of hip-hop with a variety of tunes and topics such as DUPPY SHOW, MONEY VENTURE, EYES ON  ME & CRIMINAL.  Fans can look out for songs, singles and the upcoming album release on Mega Banton official Facebook page; to listen and purchase Mega Banton songs go to ReverbNation/Mega Banton.  Mega Banton current tracks will also be featured on an upcoming mix cd called "ENEMIES ON DEADLY GROUND", which will be out in the Spring of 2012.  Mega Banton has proved his position as an undeniable force and legend in the dance hall scene which others follows artist uses as a guide.; For booking information contact Postman Ali at (510)759-1091 or at 

Purchase at:!/therealmegabanton


British Bob Marley documentary electrifies at Berlin film festival

BERLIN - A hotly awaited documentary on Bob Marley has premiered to cheers at the Berlin film festival, tracking his journey from bullied biracial Jamaican boy to reggae superstar.

"Marley" by Oscar-winning Scottish film-maker Kevin Macdonald is a two-and-half-hour-long tribute to a child of the Kingston ghettos who made reggae a global phenomenon by the sheer force of his talent and charisma.

"For me, Bob is really one of the greatest cultural figures of 20th century. I don't think anyone in popular music has had the same lasting impact that he has," Macdonald, 44, told reporters after a rapturously received screening.

"Anywhere you go in the world, you find his image, his music, his wisdom -- literally anywhere you go. So it's nice to be a small part of that and hopefully to bring to people around the world a sense of who this man was as a human being, not just as the legend, not just as the great icon."

Macdonald bagged an Academy Award for his 1999 documentary "One Day in September" and Britain's BAFTA for his 2006 feature about Ugandan dictator Idi Amin, "The Last King of Scotland".

"Marley" features around 50 of his songs, including rare early recordings and electrifying concert outtakes of hits with his band the Wailers such as "Jammin", "Get Up, Stand Up", "No Woman, No Cry" and a duet of "I Shot the  Sheriff" with Stevie Wonder, who helped him break into the US market.

The film maintains a strict chronological approach, telling of his 1940s childhood of grinding poverty in the mountains of Jamaica after his black mother is abandoned by his white father, Captain Norval Marley.

Macdonald tracks down a former teacher and white and black half-siblings who describe an intelligent, driven, disciplined boy who suffered as an ostracised "half-breed".

In a moving passage, Macdonald plays Marley's song "Corner Stone" for two of the half-siblings as they discuss the impact of his father's rejection on his life and work.

Bunny Wailer, one of the few surviving members of Marley's band, also appears in the film, still resplendent in his rasta cap and dreadlocks, and tells of their early work with fellow reggae great Peter Tosh for which they earned "three pounds a week".

Rita, his widow and backup singer, speaks affectionately about Marley despite his countless affairs and describes how she would dispense with groupies from his dressing room for him when he needed time to unwind with a spliff and his guitar.

"We never fought about women," she says.

Rohan Marley, one of the singer's 11 children by seven women, came to Berlin for the premiere.

He said he grew up sharing his father with the world and recounted a story from childhood in which the star gave him and his brother money and told them to buy ice cream for the Kingston youngsters who would mass at the gates of their sprawling house.

"My father told us this: 'You're inside the gates, you're OK. I'm here for the ones outside the gates'," he said.

"Growing up we knew that all children belong to him. We may call him Daddy but we're just one of the many, you know," said Rohan, who bears a strong resemblance to his father, with a smile.

A close friend of Marley's and his art director during the 1970s and early 1980s, Neville Garrick, told reporters that the singer would "chew out" the band members after a show if he heard they had hit a wrong note.

"What made him different from most artists was that he appreciated his audience," he said. "He always did his best... he was a very hard taskmaster --he was a real perfectionist."

The film also traces the impact of Jamaica's rampant political violence, in which Marley was once shot during a live performance, the singer's Rastafarian beliefs and attachment to Africa -- he sang at Robert Mugabe's inauguration in Zimbabwe in 1980 -- and his attempts to battle cancer before his death at 36.

A rousing sequence runs during the final credits in which fans across Asia, Africa, America and Europe keep the Marley legend alive, singing along to his songs.

The Berlin film festival runs until Sunday.


Ziggy Marley to Host New Show on SiriusXM

NEW YORK–February 3, 2012– Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that five-time Grammy®-winning musician, actor, artist, activist and humanitarian Ziggy Marley will host a new monthly show, Ziggy Marley’s Legends of Reggae.


The monthly show will launch on Sunday, February 5, the eve of the birthday of his late father, Bob Marley, at 12:00 pm ET on The Joint, channel 42. This first episode features Ziggy speaking in depth with reggae legend Jimmy Cliff.


Ziggy Marley’s Legends of Reggae will feature Marley sharing his unique perspective on music and culture and introducing listeners to his favorite reggae music and sources of inspiration (with some rarities), plucked from his own personal collection. The show will also include music from the Marley family, including material from Ziggy’s most recent solo studio album, Wild and Free, and throwback selections dating back to his days as a Melody Maker. In addition to Jimmy Cliff, Ziggy Marley’s Legends of Reggae will feature other special guests on the monthly show.


“It is my privilege to use this medium to honor the Legends of Reggae and to use it as a vehicle to educate and enlighten listeners,” said Ziggy Marley.


“Through his show, Ziggy will be able to share with our subscribers reggae music from the beginning to now with insight unique to him and his family,” said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. “Hearing songs from his personal collections and his conversations with the greats of reggae is something music fans will treasure, and we are honored to launch the show on the eve of the birthday of his father, the late Bob Marley.” 


Ziggy Marley’s Legends of Reggae will air the first Saturday of each month at 12:00 pm ET, and will be rebroadcast the next day, Sunday, at 2:00 pm ET.

Ziggy Marley was born in 1968 in Trenchtown, Jamaica. Ziggy began his musical career playing with his father, reggae legend Bob Marley, and his siblings Sharon, Cedella and Stephen in 1979. The siblings became known as Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers, and released over 11 albums, three of which were Grammy winners.  Ziggy has released several solo albums since 2003, including: Dragonfly; his Grammy Award-winning Love Is My Religion; Family Time, which won him his fifth career Grammy, but his first in the children’s arena; and the Grammy-nominated Wild and Free. Always politically aware, Ziggy has also been involved with the United Nations, and has formed his own charity U.R.G.E as well as contributed in various ways to other charities such as Little Kids Rock, Amnesty International. In 2010, Ziggy and his brothers Rohan and Robbie traveled to South Africa to film the documentary Marley Africa Road Trip. In 2011, the 30-year career of Ziggy Marley continued stronger than ever with the "MarijuanaMan" comic book. Ziggy continues to tour and perform at festivals internationally as well as at his own Legends of Reggae festival in California.

The Joint plays reggae music from its roots to today from artists like Bob Marley & the Wailers, Gregory Isaacs, Jimmy Cliff, Burning Spear, Vybz Kartel, Capleton, Dennis Brown, Sizzla, Beres Hammond and Jah Cure. The joint also features Marley Monday, the weekly tribute special to Bob Marley.


For more information on Ziggy Marley, please visit 


Do You Love Reggae Music?  The 19 Annual 9 Mile Music Festival is Confirmed for March 3, 2012


Miami, FL. The New Year has brought about a new venue for the annual Miami based Reggae music festival.  This year (2012) the following  artists are scheduled to perform;  Stephen Marley, Damian Marley, Julian Marley, Reggae Living Legend Burning Spear,  Wale, Capleton, Cocoa Tea, Tarrus Riley, Collie Buddz and New Kingston, Kevens, Djakout #1, Nu-Look, Kehv and a Special Guest Appearance by Melanie Fiona.  Tickets for the event are available at


About The 9 Mile Music Festival: The 9 Mile Music Festival began as a labor of love, Pioneered by, Cedella Marley Booker.  Over the years the festival has had other names including "The Caribbean Music Festival" finally evolving into what is known as the 9 Mile Music Festival today.  This reggae music event is more than just your average "concert", it has a commitment to doing good and spreading love. The 9 Mile Music Festival is responsible for collecting over two (2) million canned goods over its 18 year span, in an effort to continuously give back to its community. Four canned goods are required for entry, along with a purchased admission; the canned goods collected are then distributed to shelters in Miami & Jamaica.  


About Historic Virginia Key Beach Park:Virginia Key Beach, once accessible only by boat, was established in 1945. In 1982 the City of Miami closed the park and it remained shuttered until the Grand Re-Opening in 2008 when local citizens formed the Virginia Key Beach Park Task Force in response to plans for private development of the property. In 2002, Historic Virginia Key Beach Park was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Come visit our beautifully renovated venues which celebrate the distinct cultural, recreational and ecological past of this tropical paradise.


The 9 Mile Music Festival has chosen this Historic location as the venue for 19th Annual 9 Mile Music Festival. This decision was made largely because this venue offers what the fans want; a bigger venue, easier parking and longer hours to enjoy the reggae music.



Bank Holiday Weekend Thursday 3rd – Sunday 6th May  at O2 Academy  Islington and O2 Shepherd’s Empire


In this, the 50th anniversary of Jamaican Independence, The London  International Ska Festival returns to the capital from Thursday 3rd–  6th May 2012 and promises 40 acts from around the world. From its  birth in Jamaica, Ska has come a long way - morphing and inspiring  every generation and reaching all corners of the world. In association  with Academy Events, the festival line up will showcase all Ska has to  offer from its roots in rhythm and blues, mento and calypso, to the  Jamaican originators, the progression through rocksteady and reggae, 2  Tone, ska-punk and right up-to-date with 21st century Ska sounds. The four days will see some musical legends take to the stage as well  as new talent on the Ska scene. Dandy Livingstone will play his world  exclusive comeback show and first in 40 years on Friday 4th May at O2  Academy Islington. Dandy released some all-time classic reggae songs  including the original 'Rudy A Message To You', as well as being  Britain's leading reggae producer and instrumental in establishing  Trojan Records. Other headliners across the weekend include The  Pioneers starring Jackie Robinson and George Dekker ('Let Your Yeah Be  Yeah' and 'Long Shot Kick De Bucket'), Dawn Penn ('No, No, No'), the  voice of Dave and Ansell Collins - Dave Barker and Rico Rodriguez MBE. From the 2 Tone era comes the founder, guitarist and songwriter of  The Selecter - Neol Davies, the original Hotknives celebrating their  30th anniversary, California’s Fishbone and multi-award winning Ska  Cubano. Contemporary acts The Dualers and Phoenix City All-Stars, will  both launch albums at this year’s festival and fresh from supporting  The Rifles, London’s very own Buster Shuffle bring piano bashing  cockney ska and authentic rock ’n’ roll sound. The festival also presents a stellar line up of DJs across the four  days including Jerry Dammers (The Specials/2Tone Records founder),  Grammy winning Don Letts, the king of rocking blues, Gaz Mayall, Andy  Smith, Dreadzone Sound System and many more. Originally launched in 1988, The London International Ska Festival  returned to critical acclaim last year, and is delighted to once again  be celebrating the wonderful world of Ska in all its irrepressible  guises in 2012.

London Intl Ska Festival running order Day 1 - Thursday 3 May - 6pm-11pm - Tickets £32.50 advance THE PIONEERS ft. George Dekker & Jackie Robinson plus Dawn Penn  |  The Moon Invaders  |  Kinky Coo Coo's  |  The  Delegators  |  DJ Andy Smith O2 Academy Islington, 16 Parkfield Street London, N1 0PS. Tel:  02072884410


********** Day 2 - Friday 4 May – 6pm-10pm - Tickets £32.50 advance DANDY LIVINGSTONE  plus Dave Barker  |  Rico Rodriguez  |  Phoenix  City All-stars  |  Los Granadians  |  DJ Gladdy Wax O2 Academy Islington, 16 Parkfield Street London, N1 0PS.  Tel:  02072884410. **After show party - DJ All-nighter at Islington Metalworks, 7 Torrens  St, London, EC1V 1NQ.  10pm-6am Jerry Dammers (The Specials)  |  Tighten Up v Downbeat Melody  |   Chris Lane  |  Tim Wells |  DJ Amma  |  Dreadzone Sound System | 3DJ  (Funkdub)

********** Day 3 - Saturday 5 May - 6pm-11pm - Tickets £25 advance THE DUALERS  &  SKA CUBANO  plus Hotknives (orig.line up)  |  Buster  Shuffle  |  Capone & The Bullets DJs Cello (Coast To Coast) and Count Skylarkin O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, Shepherd’s Bush Green, London, W12 8TT.  Tel: 02083543300

********** Day 4 - Sunday 6 May - 5pm-10pm - Tickets £20 advance FISHBONE  and  NEOL DAVIES aka THE SELECTER  plus The Skints  |  Chris  Murray | Rebelation  |  DJs Don Letts O2 Academy Islington, 16 Parkfield Street London, N1 0PS.  Tel:  02072884410. **After show party – Festival Closing Party at Islington Metalworks, 7  Torrens St, London, EC1V 1NQ.  10pm-late - LAUREL AITKEN'S ORIGINAL  PRESSURE TENANTS DJs: Gaz Mayall (Gaz's Rockin Blues), Mark Barrett (Pressure Drop),  Dave Walker (Thursday Night Fish Fry), Andy Attic (Club Ska) & more


For more information/tickets go to O2 Academy Islington –    O2 Shepherd’s  Bush Empire –


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Dubtronic Kru Releases New Video


Please find below the link to the Official Music Video for our most recent single "MURDERER" (Preserve Life)... Audio attached.

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Also Introducing "OVERCOME" The upcoming single.


If you are in the U.S.A,  Join us at a city near you on our "JOURNEY TOUR" during Spring!

Dates to be released, See our website, twitter or facebook for announcements.





Jamaica:  1876 367 8598                                           




New CDs in the Mix

Jah Sun :: Battle the Dragon


song- Heart Like a Lion (ft.) Peetah Morgan     

Click to play 

CD/Album- Battle the Dragon



15 tracks of uptempo reggae and conscious dancehall, including production from Italy, Spain, France, England and the US. Adding to the project is 5 special


guests: Gentleman, Alborosie, Peetah Morgan, J Boog, Perfect and Stevie Cutlure. This is a must have for all reggae lovers!



Jah Sun


More Love Productions


Humboldt, California


Roberto Gell :: Work Hard

Look Who´s on Tour

On Tour!

JUNIOR TOOTS and The Fyah Squad Band

03/07/12 - San Leandro ~ (Private) Juvenile Hall (volunteer track show)

03/24/12 - San Francisco ~ Pier 23 [Official CD RELEASE for "A Little Bit of Love"]

04/09/12 - Nevada City ~ Cooper's (track show)

04/16/12 - Santa Rosa ~ Last Day Saloon [also with The Skatalites]

04/22/12 - Redway ~ Mateel Community Center (Dedicated to the Medicated Festival)

05/18/12 - Martinez ~ Armando's

07/14/12 - Legget ~ Tan Oak Park (Dance for Freedom Festival - Benefit)

  .....more dates coming soon. For Additional info, please visit 


lions den unlimited soundz feat. Vision AKA Zen Ken & guests

2/25/12 Haven Underground    Nevada City 10 pm-4am  18+(guests TBA)

2/26/12  Townhouse Lounge   Sacramento  9 pm til 2 am    21+(guests TBA)

3/4/12   Townhouse Lounge   Sacramento   9 pm til 2 am   21+(Zen Ken earthstrong Bash)

3/8/12   Haven Underground  Nevada City, CA  10 pm - 4am 18+(feat.  Gappy Ranks w/ live band.. also Shera & guests)

3/11/12  Townhouse Lounge  Sacramento    9 pm til 2 am  21+(guests TBA)

3/17/12  Haven Underground  Nevada City, CA  10 pm - 4am   18+   (Dreadlocks & Shamrocks: an evening of reggae music, Ireland national team soccer & Guinness)

3/18/12  Townhouse Lounge  Sacramento    9 pm til 2 am  21+(guests TBA)

3/25/12  Townhouse Lounge  Sacramento    9 pm til 2 am  21+(Empress Menen & King Hopeton earthstrong Bashment , special guests TBA)

3/30/12  Haven Underground  Nevada City  10 pm-4am 18+(guests TBA)


Live Wyya

with Duane Stephenson:

February 23, 2012 The Tap House, Steamboat Springs, CO 

February 25, 2012 The Rockit Room, San Francisco, CA 

February 26, 2012 Hawthorne Theater, Portland, OR 



Thurs. Feb 23rd – Berkeley, CA – Ashkenaz

Fri Feb 24th – Caspar, CA – The Caspar Inn

Sat Feb 25th – Arcata, CA – Jambalaya

Sat March 3rd – Santa Cruz, CA – Moe’s Alley

Fri. March 9th – Fairfax, CA – 19 Broadway

Wed March 14th – Williams, OR – Provoldt Grange

Sat March 17th – Seattle, WA – Club Sur

Sun April 22nd – Redway, CA – Mateel Community Center


Collie Buddz w/ New Kingston

Thursday, March 1st - Bear's Tooth, Anchorage AK

Saturday, March 3rd - 9 Mile Music Festival, Miami FL

Saturday, March 24th - High Up Fest, Kirkwood CA


The Green

Peace Of Mind Tour with Rebelution:

February 23 - EUGENE, OR - McDonald Theatre

February 24 - PORTLAND, OR - Roseland Theatre

February 25 - SEATTLE, WA - Showbox SoDo


February 26 - VANCOUVER, BC, Canada - Venue w/ Rebel Emergency

February 29 - CALGARY, AB, Canada - SAIT w/ Rebel Emergency


Don Carlos

Fri. Feb 24th – Fairfax, CA – 19 Broadway

Sat. Feb 25th –Santa Barbara, CA – Soho’s

Thurs. March 1st – Arcata, CA – The Arcata Theatre

Fri. March 2nd – Portland, OR – Mount Tabor’s Pub

Sat. March 3rd – Seattle, WA – Club Sur

Mon. March 5th – Salt Lake City, UT – Bar Delux

Tues. March 6th – Aspen, CO – The Belly Up

Wed. March 7th – Telluride, CO – The Llama

Fri. March 9th – Denver, CO – Cervantes

Sat. March 10th –Santa Fe, NM – Santa Fe Brewing Co.

Sun. March 11th – Taos, NM - The Ktao Solar Center


Don Carlos and Fyah Wyah and The Dub Vision Band


Fri. Feb 24th  Fairfax, CA - 19 Broadway

Sat. Feb 25th Santa Barbara, CA - Soho's

Thurs. March 1st  Arcata, CA - The Arcata Theatre

Fri. March 2nd  Portland, OR - Mount Tabor's Pub

Sat. March 3rd  Seattle, WA - Club Sur

Mon. March 5th  Salt Lake City, UT - Bar Delux

Tues. March 6th  Aspen, CO - The Belly Up

Fri. March 9th  Denver, CO - Cervantes

Sat. March 10th  Albuquerque, NM - The El Rey Theater

Sun. March 11th  Taos, NM - The Ktao Solar Center


FYAH WYAH, standing for Fresh, Youthful, Aware, and Happy – With You At Heart, has been creating and performing conscious music with reggae roots for nearly three decades. As an Afro-Caribbean man, born on the North Coast of Jamaica to Cuban-born parents, FYAH WYAH lives to the ideal that global music can unite races and nations in peace and positivity. Believing in the revival power of the overflow of GOOD words, FYAH practices an art form that unites music with a mission to enCOURAGE, upLIFT, restore HOPE, and nurture the spirit of expectancy in all people. FYAH WYAH is a Good Word Artist-- who shares his message through concerts, motivational music workshops, international festivals, school, university, and church functions, talks shows, media interviews, and writing. His MYSPACE at is growing daily as one of the leading motivational pages cultivating co-OPERATION within nations. 

For booking please call: (412)980.3275


Ras Indio

Sat - Mar 10th  - Special GUEST at “DETOX” Transient Lounge - Santa Rosa, Ca For more info Please visit –


The Itals

2/24/2012 El Rey Theater Albuquerque NM
2/25/2012 Ktao Solar Center Taos NM


Steel Pulse

02/23/12 Thu Union Transfer Philadelphia, PA

02/24/12 Fri The Stone Pony Asbury Park, NJ

02/25/12 Sat Terminal 5 New York, NY

02/26/12 Sun House of Blues Boston, MA

04/12/12 Thu House of Blues West Hollywood, CA

04/13/12 Fri Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach, CA

04/19/12 Thu House of Blues N. Myrtle Beach, SC

04/20/12 Fri House of Blues Orlando, FL

04/21/12 Sat Culture Room Fort Lauderdale, FL

04/22/12 Sun Culture Room Fort Lauderdale, FL

04/25/12 Wed Freebird Live Jacksonville Beach, FL

04/26/12 Thu Vinyl Music Hall Pensacola, FL

04/27/12 Fri New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival New Orleans, LA

04/28/12 Sat La Zona Rosa Austin, TX

04/29/12 Sun Sam Houston Race Park Houston, TX

06/02/12 Sat 5th Street Beach Stage Virginia Beach, VA


Roberto Gell

Hermosa Beach, CA - (Thu) 3/8/12 - Saint Rocke

Santa Cruz, CA - (Tues) 3/13/12 - Moe's Alley (w/Ancestree)

San Diego, CA - (Wed) 3/14/12 - Winstons (w/Carlos Culture

Downey, CA - (Wed) 3/21/12 - Anarchy Library

Ventura, CA - (Thu) 3/29/12 - Golden China (w/Nada Rasta)


Ital Statistics

On This Day In Reggae

February 23
----: Carlene Davis is born in Clarendon, Jamaica.
1868: W(illiam) E(dward) B(urghardt) Du Bois, sociologist and black protest leader, is born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, USA.
1923: Marcus Garvey speaks at Carnegie Hall on "The Future of the Black and White Races"
1965: DJ Shelly Thunder (Michelle Harrison) is born.
1970: Guyana becomes a republic (National Day)
1978: Eagles win Grammy Award for their "Hotel California" album which contains their reggae-styled tune.
1985: On the sound clash between Prince Jammys and Black Scorpio at Waltham Park Road, Jammys vanquishes the opposition with Sleng Teng, the first ever computerized riddim.
2000: Burning Spear's "Calling Rastafari" [Heartbeat Records] wins the 42nd annual Grammy's Best Reggae Album. Other nominees are:
"Roots Revival" - Aswad [Ark 21 Records] "The Doctor" - Beenie Man [VP Records] "Living Legacy" - Steel Pulse [Tuff Gong International Records] "Generation Coming" - Third World [Gator Records]
In Jah´s Name We Pray


"The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones."

-- William Faulkner


Reggae Airplay Charts

Jamaica Music Countdown

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

Feb 24 – Mar 1, 2012




01 5 10 Party Shot – Popcaan – TJ Records (1wk@#1) U-4

02 2 12 Wine – Cham – Cash Flow (2wks@#1) NM

03 3 15 If I Was Your Girl – Ms. Triniti – Trinigirl/Unseen Lab Records NM

04 4 10 Shut Up – Bounty Killer – Starkutt Records NM

05 1 11 Clean – Popcaan – TJ Records (2wks@#1) D-4

06 8 8 World Boss (Why Pree) – Vybz Kartel – Head Concussion U-2

07 6 14 Set Up Shop – Damian “Jnr Gong Marley” – Ghetto Youth International (2wks@#1) D-1

08 9 11 School Fee - Darrio – Subkonshus Music U-1

09 13 7 Do Sumn – Konshens – Subkonshus Music U-4

10 12 9 Drop It (Like U Doin It) – Cham – Copper Shot Music U-2

11 11 9 Dash Out – Tifa – JA Production NM

12 7 13 Can”t Tickle Me – Busy Signal – First Name Music (pp#7) D-5

13 10 16 Convertible – Assassin aka Agent Sasco – Good Good (pp#2) D-3

14 14 17 Got To Luv U – Sean Paul feat. Alexis Jordan – Atlantic Records (3wks@#1) NM

15 16 8 Galis Anthem – Specialist – Downsound Records U-1

16 17 5 Come Over – Tarrus Riley – Seanizzle Records U-1

17 15 18 Only Man She Want – Popcaan – Sounique Records (1wk@#1) D-2

18 19 4 My Boy Lollipop – Gabriel feat. Bounty Killer – Gibby Music U-1

19 22 3 Tax Inna My World – Khago – Seanizzle Records U-3

20 18 23 Settle Down – Mavado – JA Production (3wks@#1) D-2

21 20 19 Ama Need Security – Supa Hype, Munga & Chi Ching Ching – Chimney Records (pp#5) D-1

22 25 2 Survivor – Mavado feat. Akon – We The Best Music Group U-3

23 - New A Yah Suh Nice – Potential Kid – Natural Enterprise

24 21 15 Caribbean Girls – Aidonia – JA Production (pp#7) D-3

25 24 21 Do Road – Mavado – Chrome Productions (pp#3) D-1




01 1 19 Overload – I-Tahweh – Tap Nat Muzik (2wks@#1) NM

02 2 17 Baby Come To Me – Lenya Wilks – ZX5 Records NM

03 4 19 Take U There – Hefla Nyah – 619 Entertainment U-1

04 3 16 Collide – Singing Melody – Shem Music (2wks@#1) D-1

05 5 17 Will I Wait – Iba Mahr – BR Production (2wks@#1) NM

06 6 15 Ah Nuh Me – Ryan Oneil – Raw Moon Productions NM

07   9 14 Fill My Cup – Don Dexx – Di Next Generation Production U-2

08 8 15 Tonight Is The Night – Sophia Brown – Music Mecka Records NM

09   10 13 Silver Words – Robert Minott feat. Kirk Kbz – World Beat Music Group U-1

10 11 12 Late – Assassin aka Agent Sasco – Di Genius U-1

11 7 21 Live Your Life – Richie Stephens and Gentleman – Pot of Gold (1wk@#1) D-4

12 13 7 Judgement Day – Raging Fyah – Raging Fyah Productions U-1

13 15 10 She’s All Woman – Hezron – Whatage Music U-2

14   16 6 They Told Me – King Asar – W.S.P./Kill-A-Snake U-2

15 12 20 Broken Vessel – George Nooks – Total Records (pp#4) D-3

16 14 12 If You – Cecile – CR203 Records (pp#14) D-2

17   18 5 System Feel Like Letting Go) – Romain Virgo – Vikings/Jr. Brown Productions U-1

18 19 4 Nah Give Up – Jimmy Reid – Black Tiger Music U-1

19 20 4 Help Someone – Rippa Jackson – Hot Head Kulcha U-1

20 17 22 Corner Stone – Jermaine Michael – Stashment Records (1wk@#1) D-3

21 21 20 Cheaters Prayer – Chris Martin – CR203 Records (3wks@#1) NM

22 24 2 I Wanna Be The One – Bonafide feat. Etana – AMIBUG Group U-2

23 23 24 The Gambler – Busy Signal – VP/Warner Nashville (1wk@#1) NM

24 - New Money Right – Sharp – B.B.K. Entertainment

25 - New Loving Her Was Easier – Noddy Virtue – Reflection Music




01         1 10 The Hit List Vol. 3 – Various Artistes – Tads Int’l Records (2wks@#1) NM

02         3 10 Strictly The Best #45 – Various Artistes – VP Records U-1

03 2 13 Break Loose – Prophecy – Jah Alone Inc. (2wks@#1) D-1

04 5 5 Summer in Kingston – Shaggy – Ranch/Big Yard Music U-1

05 6 6 The Invitation – C-Sharp Band – C-Sharp Music U-1

06 7 4 Wild & Free – Ziggy Marley – Tuff Gong U-1

07         4 16 Life Teachings – I-Wayne – VP Records (2wks@#1) D-3

08         8 9 Strictly The Best #44 – Various Artistes – VP Records NM

09 9 8 Gregory Isaacs: African Museum and Tads Records Collection – Vol. 2 – Gregory Isaacs – Tads Records and African Museum NM

10 10 20 Tell Me How Mi Sound – Warrior King – Tads Record (2wks@#1) NM


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


Reggae Festivals

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Sunday, January 1st -

Monday, December 31st

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February 25th

 South Lake Tahoe, Nevada

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9 Mile Music Festival,

19th Annual


March 3rd-4th

Miami, Florida

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Reggae on the Rise

(Featuring Athony B)


March 10th

Johannesburg, Gauteng

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March 30th & 31st

Toronto, Ontario

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Sugar City Festival


March 31st

Verchilds, WI

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Austin Reggae Festival


April 20-22

Austin, Texas

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Big Stiky Music Festival


April 22nd

Redway, California

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Puerto Galera Reggae Festival


May 1st

Puerto Galera, Mindoro Island

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Sunshine Reggae Festival


May 4th-6th

Lauterbourg, Bas-Rhin

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Festival Jamaica 2012


May 11th

Birmingham, West Midlands

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Inland Empire Reggae Music and Art Festival


May 12th

San Bernadino, California

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Island Kine fest.


May 19th-20th

Mesa, Arizona

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The Gathering of The Peacemakers


May 25-28th

Ashland, USA

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3rd Annual California Roots Music & Arts Festival


May 26th-27th

Monterey, Californai

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Kaya Festival


June 1st-3rd

Bangor, Gwynedd

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Caribbean Arts & Music Festival


June 2nd

Altamonte Springs, Florida

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Reggae in the Hills


June 2nd

Angels Camp, California

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