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December 13, 2012

Volume 9/Issue 50

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Show Us Your RFG!!

New CDs in the Mix

In Jah´s Name We Pray

Reggae Festivals

News Flash

Ital Statistics

Reggae Airplay Charts

About Us

Show Us Your RFG!!

The Reggae Festival Guide at Fully's Kitchen

Fully & Frances Fullwood, with a copy of the Reggae Festival Guide 2012 at "Fully's Kitchen" (recording studio of Fully & Frances Fullwood) in San Clemente, California.  Fully



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One Love Ya'll,

Yvonne Varner, Reggae Festival eGuide Editor

News Flash

Early Bird Special on Reggae Festival Guide Magazine ~ Take Advantage of This Before the End of the Month!!!







The top-ranking reggae website,, well-known for its comprehensive list of reggae festivals throughout the world, has a new feature: Gig/Concert listings ~ which will benefit fans, bands, and venues.


It is easy to use and completely free! To post your Gig or Concert, simply go to, click on SUBMIT GIG/CONCERT and fill in the blanks. It will appear in our Gig/Concert calendar within 24 hours so fans can search by date, band, venue, city, state and country.


If your event is a Festival, click on SUBMIT FESTIVAL.


Our site, also offers a Reggae Gold Pages Link Directory for everything Reggae: bands, labels, venues, etc. 


Visit our site today, and while you are there, be sure to sign up for our free weekly electronic newsletter called the Reggae e-Guide.


Our website, e-newsletter and print magazine are all published by RBA Publishing Inc, 775-337-8344,

Hampton Reggae Fest to return, tickets on sale soon

By Sam McDonald


The Hampton Reggae Fest will return for a second edition, staff at Hampton Coliseum announced.


The all-evening, indoor concert and gathering will take place 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 at 4 p.m.  "This festival is created as a family event to celebrate the reggae culture and the lifestyle of positive spirit, love, peace and fitness," a Facebook post announced. 


The event will feature Inner Circle, Midnite, Ever-G, Nature's Child, Dharma Initiative, Meagan Simone andUnited Souls Band.  Tickets, priced at $25 for adults, go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7. For more information and updates, visit the Coliseum's website.


Holiday Presale Tickets to SNWMF 2013



The Sierra Nevada World Music Festival is pleased to offer a limited number of Holiday Presale tickets to the 20th annual SNWMF, which will take place June 21-23, 2013 at the Mendocino County Fairgrounds located in Boonville, California.  Our 20th annual gathering will magical as it will begin on the Summer Solstice and will conclude under the full moon Sunday Night.  Holiday Presale tickets will be available online only from December 1-31 or until sold out.  Camping Passes and Early Bird tickets will go on sale February 1st.  


Purchase Holiday Tickets Now!


New Tune and Newz

Reggae stalwart, Zema, has a new tune out on the ”We Roots” Various Artists compilation on Catch Me Time Records  (  and Facebook / CatchMeTime).  “We Roots” is the new project of Chuck Foster, one of the most well respected figures on the reggae scene for decades. Besides serving on the Grammy committee and hosting Los Angeles’ leading reggae radio show, Foster has written two definitive books on reggae and for many years wrote for The Beat Magazine. 


Foster now goes back to his roots as a producer to bring us “We Roots” consisting of 15 tracks of fresh female voices aligned with Southern California.   Using top local session players, the album is presented in showcase style with each song followed by its dub.  Zema opens the album with “Rock Steady,” a paean to reggae’s roots followed by the dub “Rock Steady Riddim”.   The album artistry contains a wide variety of reggae styles reflective of SoCal as voiced by Jessica Burks, Shayna Dread, Queen P, Universal Speakers and Jordan Mercedes.   


“We Roots” is charting well, currently at #17 on the CMJ New World charts (debuting at #2 on the CMJ New World Add chart), and has aired on over 150 stations. “We Roots” is available on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby and


Zema’s previous new single was “ Keep On Believing” released on  the “Step by Step” Riddim compilation on Rumble Rock Recordz  ( and is available along with her several other releases on  iTunes, Amazon and


Zema is back in the studio working on a new album with the Gladiators Band slated for a 2013 release.  Stay tuned!



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Spiritually Invigorating Roots Reggae



Download their brand-new full-length album below:

The entire album is radio-friendly, so play-away!!! This is the bands 12th  release!!! REGGAE ANGELS are available for interviews, so please don't hesitate to reach-out!!!

As always, be sure to send feedback, interview requests, hard-copy requests and all other inquires to

 THANK you all, for your continued support!!!




'Turn On The Light'



Album: Turn On The Light

Label: Kings Music International 


 GET THE BRAND NEW ALBUM HERELink Not Work? Copy this into your browser:


***all mp3's are 320kpbs; if you'd like a physical copy, let us know and we'll send one out***  







Elliot BlairElliot@movementmusicagency.com541-868-5070 




The Reggae Angels recently released a new CD mid - November called Turn On The Light that is agreed to be their strongest album to date. November 17th, 2012 they were top artists on the Pitzer Reggae Festival in Claremont, California where they performed a number of the songs from their new album. The Reggae Angels were well received and the vibes were high. 


The Reggae Angels – the messengers - work consists of guidance for themselves and others towards righteous living - proverbial words and music to live by. The Reggae Angels have toured extensively in North America, Canada, South America, Europe, Africa, and Hawaii. They have also performed on most of the major festivals in the US and Europe. The Reggae Angels deliver the message of God consciousness, universal love, unity and wisdom. They are well known, loved and appreciated. Lyrically, their music is a guide toward good character, affirming qualities such as hope, chivalry, love, gratitude and generosity. 




New CDs in the Mix

Elaine Lil Bit Shepherd :: Lady in the Streets

Greetings Music Lovers,


Just taking a moment to share a track with you from Elaine Lil'Bit Shepherd.  If you like it please reply with a comment.  Also, feel free to share this mp3 with your music loving friends!



Jah Bless and Guidance   :)


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Cali P :: Send Praises

The new song *"Send Praises"* is a perfect surprise before 2012 is finish,done and gooone!!!!!  From the *upcoming "CALI P Album "musi-Cali sPeaKING"* wich is produced by Digital-B this here is a first insight that the world gets!!!If you get this e mail that means your in CALI P AND BOBBY DIGITAL'S CIRCLEAND WE HOPE TO SEE YOU PROMOTING THIS WITH US RIIGHT NOW!!!! POST IT, TWEET IT, SHARE IT, FORWARD THE E MAIL. TALK ABOUT IT AND FOREMOST*PLAYYYYY IT LOUUUDDDDD!!!!!!!!!*

*****HERE IS THE LINK TO SEE THE PROMOTION AND DOWNLOAD THE 4 SONGS (Cali P, Tarrus Riley, Konshens, Lutan Fyah) ----------------->  ********* **********


CALI P' s latest Album "UNSTOPPABLE"

CALI P' s Debut Album "Lyrical Faya"


LIKE A LION SOUNDTRACK (Cali P, Fantan Mojah, Munga, Fulklip di Govanah.)


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Ital Statistics

On This Day In Reggae

 December 13
----: General Trees is born.
1944: LaGuardia marijuana report released
1949: Ronald Robinson aka 'Nambo' [809; trombone] is born in Jamaica.
1965: Singer Tony Gold [Brian &], is born in Jamaica. (some say b. December 30)

In Jah´s Name We Pray

What needs attention?

"We often spend so much time coping with problems along our path that we only have a dim or even inaccurate view of what's really important to us."

-- Peter Senge


"The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it's the same problem you had last year."

-- John Foster Dulles

Reggae Airplay Charts



Jamaica Music Countdown

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

Dec 14 - 20, 2012 




01 2 14 Tan Tuddy – Aidonia – Dre Day Productions (1wk@#1) U-1 

02 1 15 Go Hard – Wayne Marshall feat. Damian Marley, Aidonia, I-Octane, Assassin, Bounty Killer and Vybz Kartel – Baby G Production (2wks@#1) D-1

03 3 16 Gyal Sidung – Konshens feat. Darrio – Washroom Entertainment (2wks@#1) NM 

04 4 11 Heels On – Lady Saw – Diva Records NM 

05 6 9 Money Box – Mavado – Chimney Records U-1 

06 7 13 Hold On – Tifa – Washroom Entertainment U-1 

07 5 19 So Mi Tan – Konshens – Daseca Productions (1wk@#1) D-2 

08 9 8 Goat Head – Tommy Lee – UIM Records U-1 

09 8 22 Back To Life – Vybz Kartel – Adidjaheim/UIM Records (2wks@#1) D-1 

10 11 9 Run Road – Aidonia feat. Deablo – Hitcity Records U-1 

11 12 8 Here Comes Your Life – David M feat. Beenie Man – BGM Entertainment U-1 

12 15 6 Shook (Uncle Demon) – Tommy Lee Sparta – UIM Records U-3 

13 16 6 Badmind Dem a Pree – Bounty Killer & I-Octane – MarKus Records U-3 

14 14 8 War Fi God – Bounty Killer feat. Kiprich & Kalado – DreDay Productions NM  

15 10 9 The System – Popcaan – Mix Pak Records (pp#10) D-5  

16 18 5 Caribbean Girls – Mavado – JA Music U-2 

17 19 3 Buss A Blank – Tommy Lee – UIM Reords U-2 

18 13 23 Some Bwoy – Tommy Lee – Young Vibez Production (2wks@#1) D-6 

19 20 4 Sleep With Angels – Spragga Benz – 21st Hapilos Productions U-1 

20 17 25 I’m Just Saying – Ryan Oneil – Foot Stepzz Records (2wks@#1) D-3 

21 23 3 Clap It Up – Voicemail – Washroom Ent U-2 

22 24 2 Stripper Pose – Baby Cham – Team Cham Music/Mad House U-2 

23 - New Overtime – Gyptian – JA Production 

24 - New Think Man a Idiot – Busy Signal – Turf Music/Juke Box Productions 

25 22 16 Dweet Again – Beenie Man – Chase Mills/Jah Snow Cone Productions (pp#5) D-3 




01 1 28 My Everything - Nando Griffiths – One Jam Music (2wks@#1) NM 

02 2 17 Not The Life – Asfa – Jecoliah Entertainment Productions NM 

03 5 19 My Story – I-Octane – DJ Frass Records U-2 

04 3 16 Land We Love – Bunny Rugs – Raw Edge Productions (2wks@#1) D-1 

05 6 9 Heart Affi Strong – King Asar – W.S.P.K.A.S. Production U-1 

06 4 21 In My Arms – Beres Hammond – Fat Eyes Productions (2wks@#1) D-2 

07 9 9 Don’t You Remember – Romain Virgo – Vikings Productions U-2 

08 7 20 Chill Spot – Christopher Martin – Chimney Records (1wk@#1) D-1 

09 10 8 Lies and Tricks – Lutan Fyah and Hefla Nyah – 619 Entertainment U-1 

10 8 11 Strange, I Still Love You – Karen Smith – 4 WEST Arabus Production (pp#8) D-2 

11 13 7 Do For Love – Ishawna & Specialist – Downsound Records U-2 

12 12 8 Curly Locks – Patrick Buddo – Romero Music NM 

13 14 5 Sorry is a Sorry Word – Tarrus Riley – T J Records U-1 

14 16 6 Free – Richie Spice – Bonner Cornerstone Records U-2 

15 18 5 Me and You Girl – Benzman – Yah Bless Productions U-3 

16 17 7 The Girl is Mine – Morgan Heritage – Gideon Music U-1 

17 20 3 Diamonds – Rihanna – J-Vibe/Cyclone U-3 

18 19 5 I Found Heaven – Richie Stephens & Gentleman – Pot of Gold Production U-1 

19 11 18 Eagles & Doves – Cherine Anderson – Dancehall Soul (pp#6) D-8 

20 22 4 The Next Chapter – Delly Ranks – Pure Music U-2 

21 15 29 36 Bullets – Chrisinti – Mightyfull 13 Productions (3wks@#1) D-6 

22 23 3 Too Much Dying – Rippa Jackson – Hot Head Kulcha U-1 

23 24 2 Warrior – Chronixx – Zinc Fence/Jah Ova Evil Records U-1 

24 25 2 Karma – Nadine Sutherland – Rory Stone Love U-1 

25 - New Kingston Be Wise – Protoje – Don Corleone 




01 1 11 Tomahawk Techniques – Sean Paul – Atlantic/VP Records (3wks@#1) NM 

02 2 9 Time – Bunny Rugs – Raw Edge Productions NM 

03 4 4 Soothing Sounds: Acoustic – Richie Spice – Tad’s Record U-1 

04 3 13 Rebirth – Jimmy Cliff – Universal (2wks@#1) D-1 

05 6 3 Live Your Life – Richie Stephens & Gentleman – VP Records U-1 

06 8 3 Broken Vessel – George Nooks – Tad’s Records U-2 

07 - New One Love, One Life – Beres Hammond – VP Records 

08 7 16 The Next Chapter – Delly Ranks – Pure Music (2wks@#1) D- 

09 - New Reggae Golden Jubilee – Various Artistes – VP Records 

10 9 18 Reggae Gold 2012 – Various Artistes – VP Records (2wks@#1) D-1 


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 



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