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December 27, 2012

Volume 9/Issue 52

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Show Us Your RFG!!

New CDs in the Mix

In Jah´s Name We Pray

Reggae Festivals

News Flash

Ital Statistics

Reggae Airplay Charts

About Us

Show Us Your RFG!!

The Reggae Festival Guide with a Donald Lacy



   The Reggae Festival Guide went Black Tie when journalist Shelah Moody got it into the lands of hands of acclaimed actor, comedian and radio personality Donald Lacy, who was honored at Black Media Appreciation Night at Yoshi's Jazz Club in Oakland, CA on Nov. 26. Lacy currently hosts the "Wake Up Everybody" music, news and commentary show from  the 7 a.m. –Noon on Saturdays on KPOO 89.5 FM in San Francisco.  As a humanitarian and community activist, Lacy founded the LoveLife Foundation to work with at risk youth to violence in honor of his 16 year-old daughter LoEshe’, who was killed by a stray bullet in 1997. 


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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.


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AND....... Happy Holidays from RBA Publishing Staff!!!




Conscious Riddims brings forward this new release for Dec. 2012 From underground Rastafari Artist Roots Gwaan and A Tone Meant productions

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


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





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


16th – 18th August 2013 – The UK’s NO 1 Reggae / Dub Festival

Exciting New Location and Huge 2013 Artist Announcement 



After searching the width and breadth of Southern England for the perfect One Love Festival location to call our new home and viewing some exceptional and exciting venues, carefully weighing up the pro's and cons of each one. We are delighted to announce Damyns Hall Aerodrome, in Upminster Essex as the new epicentre of Reggae and Dub in UK.  The 122 acre green field picturesque site has all the Space and Remote Countryside that we need but with all the City accessibility that our customers have grown accustomed to, only being 20mins away on the C2C service over ground train from Fenchurch Street Central London and based on the End of the District Line that connects whole of London. With exceptional Road access sitting within the M25 and A12, A127, A13 that link Upminster to the UK. We at One Love HQ are delighted to call Damyns Hall Aerodrome our new home!!!



Ijahman Levi , Sir David Rodigan MBE, Sister Nancy , Congo Natty, General Levy, Tailisman,  The Renegade Live feat. Ray Keith , Joshua Moses, Buckey Ranks , Lord Gelly’s Sound System  feat - MG Lord Gellys, H-Bom Lord Gellys, DJ Glamour, Andrew Fresh, Digitaldubs, Mixmaster Morris, Kenni Wenna, Direct Impact – Japan, Skamanians, Roots Lab International Meets Unity Collective 24hr Campsite Radio ft: Digikal roots, Sniffa Ranks, Arfur B, Mostec, Dubforce, Patrick IOJ, Sammy Dread, Gregory Fabulous, Daddy Morse David Judah, Naffi I, Bag e, Arkital Sound, Chris Cultire, Defcon One, DJ Arcane, DJ As-If, DJ King Spinner, EAST COURT, INASOUND, JUNGLETTES JUNGLE ROLLERZ ft RUMBLE, J-Project, Kotch, Lady Jane, Lionsound, Lotskee, Ma Quest, Mr Horsewell, Platinum Sound, Voytek, X-Nation


Early Bird Ticket Deposit Scheme 

TIER 1 -  Very Few Early Bird Tickets Remain, Secure yours with our deposit scheme - Only Pay £49 now remaining £50 next year in May!! Before the prices go to Tier 2 (where there be no Deposit scheme and higher price) For further information please visit 


The One Love Festival takes place every year in August and is the UK’s Number 1 Reggae Camping Festival and is 6yrs old starting in 2008 in East Sussex.  


About the original One Love Concert (1978): 

The One Love Peace Concert was a large concert held on April 22nd, 1978, at the National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica. This concert was held during a political civil war in Jamaica between opposing parties; Jamaican Labour Party and the People’s National Party. The concert came to its peak during Bob Marley & The Wailers’ performance of “Jammin”, when Marley joined the hands of political rivals, Michael Manley (PNP) and Edward Seaga (JLP).



Bob Marley said the following as he called the two politicians onstage and held their hands above his head: “His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie, I run lightning, leading the people of the slaves to shake hands. . . To show the people that you love them right, to show the people that you gonna unite, show the people that you're over bright, show the people that everything is all right. Watch, watch, watch, what you're doing, because. . I'm not so good at talking but I hope you understand what I'm trying to say. I'm trying to say, could we have, could we have, up here onstage here the presence of Mr. Michael Manley and Mr. Edward Seaga. I just want to shake hands and show the people that we're gonna unite . . . we're gonna unite . . . we've got to unite . . . The moon is high over my head, and I give my love instead. The moon is high over my head, and I give my love instead.”


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Dec 29th - Ukiah Brewing Company - Sister Carol + Reggae Angels - California, USA


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 CDs in the Mix

Los Rakas

Panamanian cousins Raka Dun and Raka Rich make up this duo that spouts an eclectic mix of bilingual, reggae, hip hop, dance music. The two have performed atSummerStageX-Fest, andSnoop Dogg’s Smoke Out Festival, and they were the first urban group to emerge as winners of the LatinAlternative Music Conference’s Discovery Artist Prize. Fans can begin gearing up for the release of their next album which is set to drop in 2013!


LOS RAKAS named one of Latina Magazine's 25 greatest Afro-Latino musicians of all time


Download their new song "Africana" for FREE here


For booking email




"Better Must Come" a tribute to Delroy Wilson

Greetings, here is the Mastered copy of the single "Better Must Come"!!


Best Regards, 

Mightyful13 Records

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Ital Statistics

On This Day In Reggae

December 27
Kwanzaa, the second day: Kujichagulia (Self-Determination)
1955: Jerry Harris [(Wackies) Rhythm Force; leader/guitar/vocals] is born in Port Antonio, Jamaica.




Reggae Festival eGuide Editor, Yvonne Varner, born in San Francisco, California.


American DJ Jamalski is born in Brooklyn, New York.


Admiral Bailey tumbles off a moterbike and is badly injured on his way home from "Sting '89".

In Jah´s Name We Pray

How are you sabotaging yourself?

"If you play it safe in life you've decided that you don't want to grow any more."

-- Shirley Hufstedler


"I have never been contained except I made the prison."

-- Mary Evans


Reggae Airplay Charts



Jamaica Music Countdown

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

Dec 28, 2012 – Jan 3, 2013




01 2 13 Heels On – Lady Saw – Diva Records (1wk@#1) U-1

02 1 16 Tan Tuddy – Aidonia – Dre Day Productions (2wks@#1) D-1

03 4 11 Money Box – Mavado – Chimney Records U-1

04 3 17 Go Hard – Wayne Marshall feat. Damian Marley, Aidonia, I-Octane, Assassin, Bounty Killer and Vybz Kartel – Baby G Production (2wks@#1) D-1

05 8 8 Shook (Uncle Demon) – Tommy Lee Sparta – UIM Records U-3

06 5 10 Goat Head – Tommy Lee – UIM Records (pp#5) D-1

07 6 15 Hold On – Tifa – Washroom Entertainment (pp#6) D-1

08 9 11 Run Road – Aidonia feat. Deablo – Hitcity Records U-1

09 11 8 Badmind Dem a Pree – Bounty Killer & I-Octane – MarKus Records U-2

10 10 10 Here Comes Your Life – David M feat. Beenie Man – BGM Entertainment NM

11 7 18 Gyal Sidung – Konshens feat. Darrio – Washroom Entertainment (2wks@#1) D-4

12 13 10 War Fi God – Bounty Killer feat. Kiprich & Kalado – DreDay Productions U-1

13 14 7 Caribbean Girls – Mavado – JA Music U-1

14 15 5 Buss A Blank – Tommy Lee – UIM Reords U-1

15 12 21 So Mi Tan – Konshens – Daseca Productions (1wk@#1) D-3

16 17 6 Sleep With Angels – Spragga Benz – 21st Hapilos Productions U-1

17 18 4 Stripper Pose – Baby Cham – Team Cham Music/Mad House U-1

18 19 5 Clap It Up – Voicemail – Washroom Ent U-1

19 21 3 Overtime – Gyptian – JA Production U-2

20 22 3 Think Man a Idiot – Busy Signal – Turf Music/Juke Box Productions U-2

21 16 24 Back To Life – Vybz Kartel – Adidjaheim/UIM Records (2wks@#1) D-5

22 24 2 Haffi Come Back – Cherine Anderson – UIM Records U-2

23 25 2 Nah Follow Nobody – Chronixx – Digital One Productions U-2

24 23 25 Some Bwoy – Tommy Lee – Young Vibez Production (2wks@#1) D-1

25 20 11 The System – Popcaan – Mix Pak Records (pp#10) D-5 




01 2 19 Not The Life – Asfa – Jecoliah Entertainment Productions (1wk@#1) U-1

02 1 30 My Everything - Nando Griffiths – One Jam Music (3wks@#1) D-1

03 5 11 Don’t You Remember – Romain Virgo – Vikings Productions U-2

04 4 11 Heart Affi Strong – King Asar – W.S.P.K.A.S. Production NM

05 3 21 My Story – I-Octane – DJ Frass Records (pp#3) D-2

06 9 9 Do For Love – Ishawna & Specialist – Downsound Records U-3

07 8 10 Lies and Tricks – Lutan Fyah and Hefla Nyah – 619 Entertainment U-1

08 15 5 Diamonds – Rihanna – J-Vibe/Cyclone U-7

09 11 10 Curly Locks – Patrick Buddo – Romero Music U-2

10 12 7 Sorry is a Sorry Word – Tarrus Riley – T J Records U-2

11 13 8 Free – Richie Spice – Bonner Cornerstone Records U-2

12 14 7 Me and You Girl – Benzman – Yah Bless Productions U-2

13 6 23 In My Arms – Beres Hammond – Fat Eyes Productions (2wks@#1) D-7

14 7 18 Land We Love – Bunny Rugs – Raw Edge Productions (2wks@#1) D-7

15 16 9 The Girl is Mine – Morgan Heritage – Gideon Music U-1

16 17 7 I Found Heaven – Richie Stephens & Gentleman – Pot of Gold Production U-1

17 19 6 The Next Chapter – Delly Ranks – Pure Music U-2

18 21 4 Warrior – Chronixx – Zinc Fence/Jah Ova Evil Records U-3

19 20 5 Too Much Dying – Rippa Jackson – Hot Head Kulcha U-1

20 22 4 Karma – Nadine Sutherland – Rory Stone Love U-2

21 10 22 Chill Spot – Christopher Martin – Chimney Records (1wk@#1) D-11

22 23 3 Kingston Be Wise – Protoje – Don Corleone U-1

23 18 13 Strange, I Still Love You – Karen Smith – 4 WEST Arabus Production (pp#8) D-5

24 24 20 Eagles & Doves – Cherine Anderson – Dancehall Soul (pp#6) NM

25 25 31 36 Bullets – Chrisinti – Mightyfull 13 Productions (3wks@#1) NM 




01 1 6 Soothing Sounds: Acoustic – Richie Spice – Tad’s Record (2wks@#1) NM

02 4 5 Live Your Life – Richie Stephens & Gentleman – VP Records U-2

03 5 3 One Love, One Life – Beres Hammond – VP Records U-2

04 2 13 Tomahawk Techniques – Sean Paul – Atlantic/VP Records (3wks@#1) D-2

05 7 3 Reggae Golden Jubilee – Various Artistes – VP Records U-2

06 6 5 Broken Vessel – George Nooks – Tad’s Records NM

07 3 15 Rebirth – Jimmy Cliff – Universal (2wks@#1) D-4

08 9 2 Strictly The Best Vol. 47 – Various Artistes – VP Records U-1

09 10 2 I Sound Is From Creation – President Brown – Tad’s Records U-1

10 8 11 Time – Bunny Rugs – Raw Edge Productions D-2 


Numbers in bracket indicate the number of weeks at the No. 1 Spot. Key: U – Upward, D – Down, NM – Non-Mover TW – This Week, LW – Last Week, WC Weeks on Chart, PP in bracket – Peak Position, RE – Re-entry Sources: Sound Systems, Record Shops, Night Clubs & Radio Play ALL SOUND SYSTEMS, SELECTORS, RECORD SHOPS, NIGHT CLUBS & RADIO DJS WHO WISH TO ASSIST US AS WE COMPILE OUR WEEKLY CHARTS, PLEASE FURNISH US WITH ONLY CURRENT TELEPHONE NUMBERS.


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