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June 28, 2012

Volume 9/Issue 24


News Flash

New CDs in the Mix

In Jah´s Name We Pray

Reggae Festivals

Fely Tchaco Wins the 2012 Independant Music Award for Best World Beat Song/Opens for Aerosmith August 4th

Ital Statistics

Reggae Airplay Charts

About Us

News Flash


Historic Reggae Roger Steffens at

Charlemont Reggae Festival 2012

Last week Roger Steffens turned 70. A friend created a video tribute to Roger Steffens which he put on youtube. Remember Roger is headlining this years Charlemont Reggae fest this year on saturday August 4, 2012. This video will give you an idea of what is to come. At the end of the video there is a link to more videos on Roger and Reggae.

Give thanks!

Ras Jahn   

Charlemont Fairgrounds    

Charlemont, Massachusetts

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Special Kids Pricing This Saturday @

Lake Tahoe Reggae Fest

Pepper/Katchafire/J Boog/Keyser Soze/UpRising/The Mark Sexton Band/Squarefield Massive and more..

LIVE at MontBleu Casino Resort’s New Outdoor Amphitheatre

Saturday, June 30, 2012



LAKE TAHOE, NV – In an effort to encourage families to attend this year’s Lake Tahoe Reggae Festival, all kids 12 and under will be just $10.00, and all children 6 and under will be FREE.  These special kids’ tickets can be picked up at the Box Office only.  Kids must be present with adult ticket holders to qualify for these special tickets. 


The Lake Tahoe Reggae Festival will be in the brand new MontBleu Amphitheatre located at the MontBleu Casino Resort in Lake Tahoe, Saturday, June 30.  The all-day festival will feature Reggae/Dub/Rock band, Pepper, along with New Zealand’s Katchafire, Hawaiian Reggae sensation, J Boog,, Hot Rain, Keyser Soze, The Mark Sexton Band, UpRising, and Squarefield Massive from Sacramento.    General admission tickets will be available for $39 by calling MontBleu, 775-588-3515, at the Box Office, or online at 


Opening  the all-day festival will be Hot Rain from the island of O‘ahu, Squarefield Massive from Sacramento,Keyser Soze, The Mark Sexton Band, and UpRisingfrom Reno, NV.


Doors open at 1:30p.  First band starts at 2:00p.  Tickets are $39, and available at all Ticketmaster outlets, and at the MontBleu Box Office, or  You can also purchase by phone by calling MontBleu Resort, 775-588-3515.   This is an all ages event.  Food and Beverage concessions and a sponsor/vendor village located inside the amphitheatre. 


Click here to hear/see our commercial! 


Inner Circle Launches Summer 2012 World Tour and new site


Inner Circle Summer 2012 World Tour starts at the Forest Summer Fest in Italy on July 6th, stops include Reggae Sunsplash Fest and a series of shows with SOJA, the finale will be a FREE show at Central Park in New York City.  Inner Circle has also launched their new website  The site offers news and FREE new music downloads. 




 For Booking:


The 3rd Annual Reggae Pon The Mountain

is This Weekend!



Los Angeles, Ca. - The Topanga Community Club and Label27 would like to invite you to the 3rd annual Reggae Pon The Mountain on June 30th 11-7p.m. at the Topanga Community Club in Topanga Canyon.







Come out and experience the best in reggae and world music with the legendary Don Carlos, Daniel Marley (son of Ziggy), and Quinto Sol plus many more!







Apart from the great music there is also world-class food, arts and crafts, and of-course, cold beverages to enjoy under the beautiful canyon sun!  This fun-filled event serves as a fundraiser for the TCC and as a great party everyone!






General admission tickets are available online at and will also be available at the front gate. Hope to see you there!"


Fely Tchaco Wins the 2012 Independant Music Award for Best World Beat Song/Opens for Aerosmith August 4th


San Francisco, --West African singer/songwriter Felicity “FELY” Tchaco, a current resident of San Francisco’s Bayview district, is the proud winner of a 2012 Independent Music Award in the Best World Beat Song” category for her original composition “Goba” from her latest album, “Maturite.” See link:


FELY is currently raising funds to make a short documentary on the Zaouli Mask dance from Cote d'Ivoire, the same rhythm adapted for the award winning song "Goba.”  She will return to African and film among villagers about her Gouro culture.


The good news continues: on August 4, FELY will open  for supergroup AEROSMITH with "Wobbly World". Click the link below for more detail.


Click here for coverage of FELY’s performance at the Berkeley World Music Festival June 2 at Amoeba Records: 


FELY, who is also an actress, model and visual artist, hails from the Ivory Coast (Cote D’Ivoire) has lived in San Francisco’s Bayview community for several years. “Goba” was co-produced by FELY and Jerry Martin a former audio director of Electronic Arts.


            FELY has performed at Yoshi’s Jazz Club, AfroSolo Theatre Company (San Francisco, CA) Reggae on the River (Redway, CA) and the Monterey Bay Reggaefest. FELY has made brief appearances on “Late Night with Jay Leno” and in the movie “Contagion” starring Matt Damon, Jude Law and Gweneth Paltrow.  FELY is also featured this summer in the annual print edition of the Reggae Festival guide, sharing a recipe for one of her favorite dishes Forest Snail and Bush Meat in a Palm Nut Sauce, from her country.


            “I am honored to have won the Independent Music Award,” said FELY. “I wish my parents were still alive and could see how far I have come. Thanks to all my fans, friends and supporters for their vote. I worked so hard on that song, it means a lot me.”


Lake Tahoe, NV (and surrounding areas) 

Renegade Productions announces summer live-music line-up


Tickets available at or by call hotline: 775 337 8344


Thursday, July 12


Fusion of Bhangra and Celtic music

River Ranch Lodge, Tahoe City, CA


$10 adv



Friday, July 13


(featuring original members of Peter Tosh Band and Bob Marley's Wailers) also NKULEE DUBE (Daughter of South African Reggae Legend, Lucky Dube) also DJ Treez

Cal-Neva Resort, Crystal Bay, NV


$22 advance / $25 day of show

(inc. Nevada State Ent. tax)

All ages


Thursday, July 25

REGGAE ON THE TRUCKEE RIVER PATO BANTON – popular reggae singer and toaster from England

River Ranch Lodge, Tahoe City, CA


$15 advance



Thursday, August 9


Pioneer for what has now become "Jam Band Music." From blues to funk to rock to jazz, Melvin Seals serves up a tasty mix with a River Ranch Lodge, Tahoe City, CA

$20 advance

21 +


Friday, August 17


All Female Led Zeppelin Rockers

River Ranch Lodge, Tahoe City, CA


$20 advance



Tickets available at or by call hotline: 775 337 8344 


Taj Weekes & Adowa Launch American Tour with New Single Release of "Peace and Love"

"Peace & Love" is the third single released off of the band's critically acclaimed third album, "A Waterlogged Soul Kitchen"
NEW YORK, June 19, 2012 – Taj Weekes and his band Adowa barely missed a beat between their work on the much-touted Occupy This Album project and the launch of their North American tour, which began this past Friday with the Island Festival in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and continues throughout the summer. The band will appear at events including the Ann Arbor Summer Music Festival, the Newport Reggae festival in Rhode Island, and their Canadian debut at the Toronto Beer Festival .
The band kicks off the tour with the release of the song and music video, “Peace and Love,” from their acclaimed album A Waterlogged Soul Kitchen. The song is a bitter-beautiful lamentation of gang violence, which draws stark contrasts between the innocence of childhood and blood on the streets (“...and where we used to play graves now lay.”).  The music video was filmed in Weekes’ Caribbean island country of St. Lucia and is directed by Drew Renaud, a San Diego Film Festival and LA Shorts Fest awarded American film director, screenwriter, editor and producer.
"Peace & Love" single. 
Artwork by Jade Weekes
Peace & Love video, directed by Drew Renaud
The "Peace and Love" single and music video stand tall next to the band’s most recent release of “Against the Machine” on the 99-song disc Occupy This Album: a compilation of music by, for and inspired by the Occupy Wall Street Movement and the 99%
Of “Peace and Love” and the band’s full album, music journalist Ted Boothroyd said, “Yes, remarkable creativity, in large measures and small, has been at work here. Musically vibrant, emotionally challenging and intellectually stimulating, [A Waterlogged Soul Kitchen] is the kind of reggae, or rather the kind of music -- or rather the kind of art -- that this world needs.”
Audiences can experience Taj and the band’s soul-stirring live performances - and much more - in venues across the country.  Other performances include appearances at the Irie Woodbury Reggae Festival in Connecticut, and the Square Roots Festival in Chicago.  Canadian audiences will get an added treat as Taj will not only perform but he will also be conducting a workshop at the Roots & Blues Festival in Salmon Arm, British Columbia.  Check the band's website often for updated information on tour dates, album and video releases, merchandise and much more!
"Peace & Love" is the third release from A Waterlogged Soul Kitchen, which has been listed as best reggae roots album in the U.S. and France.  The band will continue to promote the album in the U.S., France and Australia followed by an international tour set to begin in the fall.

“Peace & Love” is available on iTunes today!
A Waterlogged Soul Kitchen is available on iTunes and at
Press Contact
Charlene "Charlie" Fern
Charlie Fern Ink
Taj Weekes/Jatta Records Contact
Shirley Menard
*RADIO DJS - "Peace & Love" is available as an MP3.  Email Jatta Records to request an MP3 download or to have the full album sent for your radio show.


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Mid West Reggae Festival August 10-12 Cleveland, Ohio

Features Soja, Midnite, Don Carlos, and More!



Easy Star All Stars Announce Their Next Tribute Album

Easy Star's Thrillah

Out August 28, 2012


Preorder the album, stream music and see video here:

Following up on the hugely successful reggae tribute albums of Dub Side of the Moon (2003), Radiodread (2006) and Easy Star’s Lonely Hearts Dub Band (2009) comes the reggae adaptation of the greatest selling record of all time – Michael Jackson’s Thriller.  The album titled Easy Star’s Thrillah will be released August 28, 2012 (a day before the 53rd anniversary of Jackson’s birth). 


Billie Jean Digital EP out June 10, 2012

Easy Star’s Thrillah brings back several of the reggae stars from previous albums, such as vocalists Michael Rose (Black Uhuru), Steel Pulse, Luciano, Mojo Morgan (Morgan Heritage), alongside the diverse playing of guests Yossi Fine (David Bowie, Lou Reed, Stanley Jordan), Joe Tomino (Dub Trio/Matisyahu), Andy Farag (Umphrey’s McGee), and horn tracks courtesy of Israel’s highly-acclaimed funk/hip-hop band Hadag Nachash.  The album will be preceded by the July 10th digital release of the Billie Jean EP, which includes two album tracks, along with non-album remixes and a dub version.


In selecting Thriller, Easy Star Records co-founder Lem Oppenheimer says, "We've always tackled the greats - The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Radiohead - but while we wanted to take on another huge album, we also wanted to blaze new trails. In Thriller we found those new trails in a number of firsts for the series: the first album by an American artist, the first non-concept album, the first R&B/soul record, as well as the first release from the 80s.”


“For me, I was most excited for Thriller,” says producer/arranger/guitarist Michael Goldwasser. “I was always more of an R&B/soul and reggae kid growing up and I have an intense personal connection to Michael Jackson’s music.”  As usual, the process initially involved Goldwasser spending a few months on arranging the songs. “Writing the arrangements for this album was a cool challenge.  I didn’t have to try to make non-dance music into dance music as on our previous albums because the original Thriller is so danceable already, but I needed to find ways to make each song groove in a different way from the original version.  I didn’t want any of the arrangements to be obvious in that regard.”In the end, Goldwasser’s arrangements are some of the most interesting in his career.


Now that the hard work in the studio is done, the band is looking forward to bringing this music on the road, adding some dance/pop songs to their already varied sets. The band’s live show, which was nominated for a UK Festy Award in 2009, already features tracks from the band’s previous three tribute albums, along with original material.  An extensive fall tour of the US and UK is already set up (US dates listed below), with more to come over the next year.  As the original Thriller album comes up on its 30-year anniversary in November, what better way to celebrate this timeless album than to catch the Easy Star All-Stars perform their reggae-infused versions of this pop masterpiece.







Easy Star All-Stars US Tour Dates:


Sep 7 Madison, WI High Noon          w/Cas Haley

Sep 8 Clarks Grove, MN Shangri-La Festival at Harmony Park

Sep 9 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s w/Passafire

Sep 10 Lawrence, KS Granada Theater w/Passafire

Sep 12 Fort Collins, CO Aggie Theater w/Passafire

Sep 13 Boulder, CO Fox Theater w/Passafire

Sep 14 Denver, CO Cervante’s Masterpiece Ballroom w/Passafire

Sep 15 Aspen, CO Belly Up w/Passafire

Sep 16 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge w/Passafire

Sep 18 Santa Barbara, CA SoHo w/Passafire

Sep 19 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern w/Passafire

Sep 20 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre w/Passafire

Sep 21 San Francisco, CA Slim’s w/Passafire

Sep 22 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst w/Passafire

Oct 4 New York, NY Irving Plaza            w/The Aggrolites, Passafire

Oct 6 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle w/The Aggrolites

Oct 7 Washington, DC Howard Theatre    w/The Aggrolites

Oct 9 Ann Arbor, MI Blind Pig   w/The Aggrolites

Oct 11 Chicago, IL Reggie’s   w/The Aggrolites

Oct 13 Toronto, ON Lee’s Palace w/The Aggrolites

Oct 14 Syracuse, NY Westcott Theater    w/The Aggrolites

Oct 16 Boston, MA Paradise    w/The Aggrolites

Oct 17 Stowe, VT Rusty Nail   w/The Aggrolites

Oct 19 Charlottesville, VA Jefferson Theater    w/The Aggrolites

Oct 20 Philadelphia, PA The Blockley    w/The Aggrolites

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For More Press Info: Please Contact Ryan Romana // // 415-385-1784


Reggae at The Lake -- Cal-Neva Resort Friday July 13 with the "Tosh Meets Marley"© Tour and Nkulee Dube 




Renegade Productions presents the annual Reggae at the Lake on Friday, July 13 featuring TOSH MEETS MARLEY Tour (featuring original members of Peter Tosh Band and Bob Marley's Wailers) and NKULEE DUBE (daughter of South African Reggae Legend, Lucky Dube), also DJ Treez. 


This all-ages reggae dance party is at Cal-Neva Resort in Crystal Bay, NV; doors are at 8pm and music starts at 9pm. Tickets are $20 advance / $25 day of show (includes Nevada State Ent. tax). 


Advance tickets can be purchased at Cal-Neva Resort, New Moon Natural Foods (Tahoe City and Truckee),  or online at - Hotline: 775-337-8344




Full Artist List Announced For 28th Annual Reggae On The River- July 21 & 22 At Benbow Lake




What: 28th annual Reggae On The River

Where: Benbow Lake State Recreation Area (Benbow, CA)

When: Saturday & Sunday, July 21 & 22, 2012

Why: A world-renown celebration of reggae and world music in our farewell to Benbow!


With the 28th annual Reggae On The River a little over two months way on the weekend of July 21 & 22, the Mateel Community Center is gearing up for another great year of festival fun and is excited to announce the full list of confirmed talent for this year’s event.  Featuring nearly 30 classic and cutting-edge reggae and world music artists on two stages, the 2012 festival will feature Toots & The Maytals, Midnite, Romain Virgo, Lady Saw, Calypso Rose, Turbulence,  Oliver Mtukudzi & Black Spirits, Fantan Mojah, Duane Stephenson, Nkulee Dube, Tosh Meets Marley, Pato Banton & The Now Generation, Yami Bolo, Alika, Saritah, Bambu Station, Reemah, Daniel Bambaata Marley, Humble Soul, Lady Passion,  i-Kronik, Winston Jarrett & Guidance Band, Junior Toots,  Quinto Sol, Indubious, Casper Loma Da Wa & The Mighty 602 Band, Winstrong, Yellow Wall Dub Squad, The Lions, Streetkind, Synrgy, and Juce, plus top local DJs and sound systems. Additionally, the event will also host more than 80 craft, food, and non-profit vendors, a lively kid zone, and an irie weekend on the banks of the majestic Eel River.  


Tickets are on sale now at and at select local and North Bay outlets for a price of $110 for the weekend pass.  Advance tickets are advised as this event sells out.  Please visit the ticket page of the festival website for a list of current ticket outlets and please note that single day tickets will only be available at the gate this year.


Camping reservations are also currently available at local campgrounds including Benbow Lake, Cook’s Valley, Richardson Grove, and Benbow Valley RV Resort, all of which are either on the shuttle route or walking distance to the concert.  For more information and sales links for these various campgrounds, visit the camping page of


Stay tuned for more festival updates and other exciting news in the coming weeks and don’t miss this very special year as the festival says farewell to Benbow and gears up for a big return home to its original French’s Camp location in 2013 and beyond.   For more information on the 28th annual Reggae On The River call the festival office at (707) 923-3368.


Respect Jamaica 50 Festival 25 July to 6 August at London’s indigO2 at The O2


This summer, to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Jamaican Independence, The O2 in London will be transformed into a Caribbean oasis as over 50 artists take to the stage as part of Respect Jamaica 50. 


The two week extravaganza, from July 25 to August 6 will include a multitude of legendary Jamaican singers, DJs, writers, comedians, actors and poets showcasing the cultural depth and diversity of this esteemed nation. 

The line-up includes:

Damian Marley

Toots & The Maytals

Mighty Diamonds

Leroy Heptones Sibbles

Tarrus Riley

John Holt

Morgan Heritage

Lee Scratch

Perry Jah

Shaka Sound System


Bob Andy

Freddie McGregor

Maxi Priest Plus many more!


For more info and tickets


New CDs in the Mix

 Martin Zobel & Soulrise - Take It Easy (Land Of The Free)

Check out this video done at Fully Fullwoods SoCal studio, with Martin Zobel's incredibly soulful and powerful voice along with a band that hits the licks so nice it'll make you cry. Fully Fullwood coaxes out everything they got, a really beautiful song and sound...LISTEN!!


 Banda Guerreiros de Judá :: Guerreiros do Leão de Judá is my band warrions of judah in brasil


Banda Guerreiros de Judá Guerreiros do Leão de Judá

Reggae Brasil Site:



Ital Statistics

On This Day In Reggae

June 27
1935: Byron Lee is born in Jamaica.
1956: Freddie McGregor is born in Clarendon, Jamaica.
1957: Producer Henry 'Junjo' Lawes is born in Kingston, Jamaica.
1957: Nicodemus (Cecil Wellington) is born in Kingston, Jamaica.
1964: The Skatalites first gig was at the Hi Hat, owned by Orville 'Billy' Farnum, in Rae Town, Kingston.
1965: DJ Squidly Rankin is born in Kingston, Jamaica.
1973: Manuel Stain is born in Spanish Town, Jamaica.
1977: Djibouti independent
1998: Percussionist Sidney Wolfe passes away in a hospital in Los Angeles, at the age of 52.
2002: Timothy White, author of Catch a Fire: The Life of Bob Marley, dies after heart attack. Age 50. (b. January 25, 1952)
2007: Minmi and Wakadanna annouce their angagement.
June 28
1957: DJ Louie Rankin (Leonard Ford) is born in East Kingston, Jamaica.


In Jah´s Name We Pray


"...we need to abandon the idea that wisdom is knowing everything—the whys, the wherefores, the how-tos. Wisdom is often more subtle, both far simpler and exceedingly more complex. For wisdom requires the discerning, the listening to, the acknowledgement of nudges and notions, of senses and sensations, of the minute and what we often mistakenly assume is the mundane. Wisdom means listening to the still, small voice, the whisper that can be easily lost in the whirlwind of busyness, expectations, and conventions of the world....”

-- Jean M. Blomquist

“Nine-tenths of wisdom is appreciation. Go find somebody’s hand and squeeze it, while there’s time.”

-- Dale Dauten

“To finish the moment, to find the journey’s end in every step of the road, to live the greatest number of good hours, is wisdom.”

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson 

Reggae Airplay Charts


Jamaica Music Countdown

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

June 29 – July 5, 2012



01 2    11 Tun Up – Cham feat. “O” – Mad House/First Name Music (1wk@#1) U-1

02 1 13 Party Me Say – Vybz Kartel  – Fresh Ear (3wks@#1) D-1

03 5 8 Sidung – Elephant Man feat. Lady Saw – Very Huge Records/Q45 Production U-2

04 3 14 Cyaa Hold Me Again – Mavado – Di Genius (pp#2) D-1

05 7 9 Nuh Dirt – Demarco – DJ Frass Records U-2

06 4 19 Gal A Bubble – Konshens – Subkonshus Music (2wks@#1) D-2

07 9 8 Ride – Bounty Killer feat. Cecile – Cash Flow/Mad House Records U-2

08 6 18 Bruk It Down – Mr Vegas – Q-45/MV Music (3wks@#1) D-2

09 11 8 The Don Gorgon is Back – Ninja Man feat. Kiprich – Nuh Behavia Music U-2

10 8 27 Drop It (Like U Doin It) – Cham – Copper Shot Music (1wk@#1) D-2

11 10 25 Do Sumn – Konshens – Subkonshus Music (2wks@#1) D-1

12 14 6 Ride All Night  – Nando Griffiths feat. Oxxygen & Paashot – One Jam M|usic U-2

13 16 4 Jump – RDX – Apt. 19 Music U-3

14 15 7 Jiggle for Me – I-Octane – Thirty-Six Degrees Recordings (pp#16) U-1

15 12 19 A Yah Suh Nice – Potential Kid – Natural Enterprise (2wks@#1) D-3

16 18 6 Anything Me Like – Munga – L’Brits Productions U-2

17 20 4 Summer Wave (When Mi Party) – Popcaan – TJ Records U-3

18 22 4 Like Mi Mate – Lady Saw – DJ Smurf Production U-4

19 13 21 Tax Inna My World – Khago – Seanizzle Records (pp#6) D-6

20 23 2 Me And You (Nuh Care) – Beenieman – Fresh Ear U-3

21 - New She Doesn’t Mind – Sean Paul – VP/Atlantic Records

22 19 15 Tek Tha Lead – Masicka – Markus Records (pp#9) D-3

23 - New In This World – Mavado – Claims Records

24 - New On A Mission – Various Artistes – JA 50

25 - New I’m Just Saying – Ryan Oneil – Foot Stepzz Records




01 1 22 Nah Give Up – Jimmy Reid – Black Tiger Music (2wks@#1) NM

02 2 19 Money Right – Sharp – B.B.K. Entertainment NM

03 3 16 Pray for me Mama – Don Christopher feat. Bertus – Gosh Productions NM

04 7 13 Been There – Junior Kelly – Bigbomb Entertainment U-3

05 5 17 Just Gwaan – Tony Roy – Whylas Records NM

06 6 16 24/7 – Eljai – Jah Mix Entertainment NM

07 4 20 I Wanna Be The One – Bonafide feat. Etana – AMIBUG Group (2wks@#1) D-3

08   9 13 Someone Like You – Wayne Daniel – 957 Music U-1

09 10 11 Yeah Man Jamaica – Lenya Wilks – ZX5 Records U-1

10 11 12 Help Us – Cat Eyes – Mad Storm Production U-1

11 8 22 Help Someone – Rippa Jackson – Hot Head Kulcha (pp#5) D-3

12 14 8 Come Over (Missing You) – Busy Signal – Notice Production U-2

13 13 10 Can’t Come Between – Hezron – Notice Production NM

14 15 9 L.O.V.E. You – I-Octane – VP Records U-1

15 17 5 36 Bullets – Chrisinti – Mightyfull 13 Productions U-2

16 16 10 Book of Rules – C-Sharp – C-Sharp Music NM

17 12 17 Affairs of the Heart – Damion “Jnr Gong” Marley – Ghetto Youth International (5wks@#1) D-5

18 18 6 Reggae Music Again – Busy Signal – VP Records NM

19   20 5 I Know Better - Romain Virgo – VP Records (pp#21) U-1

20 21 4 My Everything - Nando Griffiths – One Jam Music U-1

21   22 2 Find A Flag – Various Artistes – Jamaica 50 U-1

22   19 24 They Told Me – King Asar – W.S.P./Kill-A-Snake (pp#6) D-3

23 25 2 Security Work – Jahdore – Jahdore Music Production U-2

24 23 25 Judgement Day – Raging Fyah – Raging Fyah Productions (pp#2) D-1

25   - New World Peace – Nature – Downsound Records




01 1 7 Reggae Music Again – Busy Signal – VP Records (2wks@#1) NM

02         2 12 Sweet Jamaica – Mr Vegas – MV Music NM

03         4 10 Catch Me If You Can – Sophia Brown – Music Mecka U-1

04 5 8 Dwight Pinkney ‘Plays The Ventures Jamaican Style’ – Dwight Pinkney and D.P. Band – Tads Records U-1

05         3 8 “Marley” Soundtrack – Bob Marley – Island Records (4wks@#1) D-2

06 8 5 The System – Romain Virgo – VP Records U-2

07         7 7 Phantom Vol. 2 – Various Artistes – Tads Records U-1

08 9 3 Reggae Music Lives – Gramps Morgan – Dada Son Entertainment U-1

09 6 11 Crying To The Nation – I-Octane – JVP Records/Scikron Music D-1

10         - New Ragga Ragga Ragga 2012 – 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


Reggae Festivals

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 Zion Station Festival

 Thursday, June 28th - Sunday, July 1st

Ferrara, Italy

More Info

Wild Mountain Faire

Friday, June 29th - Sunday, July 1st

Oroville, Ca. USA

More Info

Reggae Dancehall Vibes 2012

Saturday, June 30th

Brisbane, Fortitude Valley, Australia

More Info

15th Annual Belize Caye Fest

Saturday, June 30th - Sunday, July 1st

Inglewood, California, USA

More Info

Reggae 'Pon The Mountain

Saturday, June 30th

Topanga Canyon, California, USA

More Info

Lake Tahoe Reggae Festival

Saturday, June 30th

South Lake Tahoe, California, USA

More Info

Riddim Festival

Saturday, June 30th

Aalborg, Denmark

More Info

Jamcka Fest

Sunday-Tuesday, July 1st-3rd

Negril, Westmoreland, Jamaica

More Info

Wanderlust Colorado

Tuesday July 3rd

Copper, Colorado, USA


More Info

Reggae Mega Fest

Tuesday, July 3rd

Prospect, Connecticut, USA

More Info

Bridge City Music Festival

Friday July 6th

Portland, Oregon, USA

More Info

The Gathering of The Peacemakers

Friday-Sunday, July 6th-8th

Boone, North Carolina, USA

More Info

Col des 1000

Friday-Saturday, July 6th-7th

Miribel les Echelles, France 

More Info

The 27th Festival Summerjam

Friday-Sunday, July 6th-8th

Cologne, Germany

More Info

The Musical Market

Saturday-Sunday, July 7th-8th

Sonoma Valley, California, USA

More Info

Jamaica Day Reggae Festival

Sunday, July 8th

Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA

More Info

Victoria's 13th Annual Ska Festival

Tuesday-Saturday, July 10th-14th

Victoria, Brittish Columbia, Canada

More Info

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It will make us very sad if you do, and perhaps your removal will be the one the makes us decide this no longer worth doing at all, and all the information we provide will go away forever and musicians will sit home alone at night and cry because they have no one to play for because no one knows about their shows. Your call...

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