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January 10, 2013

Volume 10/Issue 02

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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 .........

Boss D.J. Ras Curt from Audio Cannabis Entertainment holding the Luciano Cover of Reggae Festival Guide 2008!! 


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One Love Ya'll,

Yvonne Varner, Reggae Festival eGuide Editor

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News Flash

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The sooner you put the information on our website the sooner fans will see it and be able to plan their Reggae Festival adventures!

2012's Musical Moments - January Through July

There were many moments in 2012 that, in years to come, will count as integral parts of Jamaican music history. Maybe some of those are moments the island that has produced probably the most and biggest music stars per capita will want to forget. But, for what it's worth, here are some of those moments. Look out for more in the days to come. 

Tony Rebel 

January 14

The 19th Rebel Salute festival is held at Port Kaiser Sports Club, St Elizabeth for, maybe the last time. Tarrus Riley, Queen Ifrica, Damian Marley and Capleton are among the many performers.


January 26

The Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival celebrates Jamaica's 50th anniversary of Independence with performances by Marcia Griffiths, Shaggy, Yellowman, Lloyd Parkes and We the People Band, Derrick Morgan, John Holt and Maxi Priest. Damian Marley is on the closing night, January 28.

More Here... 


2012's Musical Moments - July Through December 

Today, we continue looking at those moments that made 2012 a year to remember. The Gleaner began taking a look at those moments yesterday, ending on July 7. Here are a few more.  

Gregory Isaacs 

July 15

Gregory Isaacs' birthday is celebrated with a 'Hat Affair' concert in New Kingston, at which Cocoa Tea, George Nooks, U-Roy, John Holt, Luciano and many others perform.


July 19

Glendale 'Busy Signal' Gordon is extradited to the United States to face charges in Minnesota. The extradition was officially carried out a few minutes after 10 a.m. Busy had been involved in a narcotics offence, allegedly committed in 2002, and waived his rights to an extradition hearing and would only face charges of absconding bail.

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Live Reggae Every Sunday in Huntington Beach, California


Reggae Superstar "Gyptian " Live in Concert

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Conscious Riddims Brings Forward This New Winter 2013 Release 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!!!!  



Reggae Angels - 'Turn On The Light'


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The Reggae Angels recently released their 12th CD mid - November 2012 called Turn On The Lightthat is agreed to be their strongest album to date.


The Reggae Angels – the messengers – work consists of musical guidance for themselves and others towards righteous living - proverbial words and music affirming and clarifying the teachings of the prophets. Over the last seventeen years The Reggae Angels have toured extensively in North America, Hawaii, Canada, South America, Europe and Africa. They have co-billed tours with Andrew Tosh, Everton Blender, Michael Rose, Don Carlos, Anthony B, Junior Reid, The Abyssinians, Sugar Minott, Warrior King, and Frankie Paul as well as touring on their own. This April /May, 2013 they are slated to tour North America with Prezident Brown. They have also performed on many of the major festivals inthe U.S. and Europe. The Reggae Angels are loved by the people.


The Reggae Angels have one of the most extensive discographies of any American based Reggae acts with 12 CD’s in their catalogue. These CD’s can be purchased at Earnie B’s Reggae or through all the major online retailers. All the Reggae Angels work consists of original organic recordings with diverse arrangements and excellent musicianship. Their last five albums were tracked live in their own recording studio in Oakland, CA called The Workshop. All of their albums have been mixed by top reggae engineers. Their last four CD’s were mixed and mastered by Jim Fox at the Lion and Fox recording Studio in Washington DC.


The Reggae Angels vocalists are Fenton Wardle, Cynthia Roots and Angelica Wardle, Fenton’s daughter. The Reggae Angels live show is well groomed after years of spot dates, touring and recording.The Reggae Angels strive to spread a positive message to help change the world to make it a better place. The Reggae Angels deliver high-energy performances with a happy, uplifting sound. Their musicians are world class. Their music speaks of God consciousness and God centric living. TheReggae Angels strive to educate their listeners towards a high standard of morality, righteousness and service to humanity.

For more information on the Reggae Angels, check out their web site 








New CDs in the Mix

Snoop Lion Releases Reggae Single ‘Here Comes the King’

If you, like me, thought Snoop Dogg’s transition to Rasta Snoop Lion was just a fad, I’d like to inform you that he is indeed serious. He has recruited Angela Hunte for the Major Lazer-produced “Here Comes the King.” Dare I say it’s pretty dope, too?

The reggae record appears on the expletive- and negative- free Reincarnated LP. When explaining why he chose the non-profanity route, Snoop Lion said: “That was the language that hip-hop communicates, but reggae music can articulate with different language, which is the language of love, struggle and peace at the same time.”


A documentary chronicling Snoop’s personal and spiritual evolution was filmed in Jamaica. As of today, the film doesn’t have a release date.

Read More & Credit: Snoop Lion Releases Reggae Single ‘Here Comes the King’ 


Matisyahu Releases New Song to Benefit Hurricane Victims

Matisyahu, the Jewish American reggae and alternative rock musician, recently released a new song for Hanukkah. All proceeds of the song, appropriately titled “Happy Hanukkah,” are being donated to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts through the end of the holiday.


“I am from New York and wanted to give back to my incredible community in the wake of Hurricane Sandy,” said Matisyahu. Donations from the song will continue to benefit The Jewish Federations of North America and The Robin Hood Foundation until the end of Hanukkah on Dec. 16.


Matisyahu, 33, was born Matthew Paul Miller in West Chester, Penn. In 1995, Matisyahu took part in a two month-long program at the Alexander Muss High School in Hod Hasharon, Israel, a program which offers students first-hand exploration of Jewish heritage as a way of solidifying Jewish identity. His experiences there led to his decision to adopt Orthodox Judaism.


At the age of 19, he formally joined the Lubavitch movement and took a Hebrew form of his name, Matisyahu, which means “Gift of G-d.” The singer subsequently forged a public image of himself as a devout Chasid who performed in concert in full Chassidic garb.


In June 2012, Matisyahu appeared in an online video to promote his new single “Sunshine” with his hair dyed blonde and appeared to be without a yarmulka, causing a big stir within the Jewish blogosphere. He similarly made waves late last year when he shaved his beard.


Ital Statistics

On This Day In Reggae

January 10


1949: RCA Victor announces a new 7-inch, 45 rpm phonograph record.

1968: Singer John Mouse is born in Spanish Town, Jamaica.

1969: Floyd Smith aka Aaron Silk, singer, Garnet Silk's younger brother, is born in a quiet town of Downs in Manchester, Jamaica.

1981: Jagwa (Vernon Spencer) is born.

In Jah´s Name We Pray


"You can never get to peace and inner security without first acknowledging all of the good things in your life. If you're forever wanting and longing for more without first appreciating things the way they are, you'll stay in discord."

-- Doc Childre and Howard Martin

Reggae Airplay Charts



Jamaica Music Countdown

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

Jan 11 - 17, 2012



01 1 15 Heels On – Lady Saw – Diva Records (3wks@#1) NM

02 3 10 Shook (Uncle Demon) – Tommy Lee Sparta – UIM Records U-1

03 2 13 Money Box – Mavado – Chimney Records (pp#2) D-1

04 6 10 Badmind Dem a Pree – Bounty Killer & I-Octane – MarKus Records U-2

05 5 17 Hold On – Tifa – Washroom Entertainment NM

06 7 13 Run Road – Aidonia feat. Deablo – Hitcity Records U-1

07 4 18 Tan Tuddy – Aidonia – Dre Day Productions (2wks@#1) D-3

08 8 19 Go Hard – Wayne Marshall feat. Damian Marley, Aidonia, I-Octane, Assassin, Bounty Killer and Vybz Kartel – Baby G Production (2wks@#1) NM

09 9 12 Here Comes Your Life – David M feat. Beenie Man – BGM Entertainment NM

10 11 9 Caribbean Girls – Mavado – JA Music U-1

11 12 7 Buss A Blank – Tommy Lee – UIM Reords U-1

12 15 6 Stripper Pose – Baby Cham – Team Cham Music/Mad House U-3

13 14 8 Sleep With Angels – Spragga Benz – 21st Hapilos Productions U-1

14 10 12 Goat Head – Tommy Lee – UIM Records (pp#5) D-4

15 16 7 Clap It Up – Voicemail – Washroom Ent U-1

16 18 5 Overtime – Gyptian – JA Production U-2

17 19 5 Think Man a Idiot – Busy Signal – Turf Music/Juke Box Productions U-2

18 21 4 Nah Follow Nobody – Chronixx – Digital One Productions U-3

19 20 4 Haffi Come Back – Cherine Anderson – UIM Records U-1

20 13 20 Gyal Sidung – Konshens feat. Darrio – Washroom Entertainment (2wks@#1) D-7

21 17 12 War Fi God – Bounty Killer feat. Kiprich & Kalado – DreDay Prod (pp#12) D-4

22 - New Behind Curtain – Chronixx – Zinc Fence Records

23 25 2 Why You Mad – Tifa & Spice – Washroom Entertainment U-2

24 22 23 So Mi Tan – Konshens – Daseca Productions (1wk@#1) D-2

25 23 26 Back To Life – Vybz Kartel – Adidjaheim/UIM Records (2wks@#1) D-2




01 2 13 Don’t You Remember – Romain Virgo – Vikings Productions (1wk@#1) U-1

02 3 13 Heart Affi Strong – King Asar – W.S.P.K.A.S. Production U-1

03 4 11 Do For Love – Ishawna & Specialist – Downsound Records U-1

04 5 7 Diamonds – Rihanna – J-Vibe/Cyclone U-1

05 6 12 Lies and Tricks – Lutan Fyah and Hefla Nyah – 619 Entertainment U-1

06 1 21 Not The Life – Asfa – Jecoliah Entertainment Productions (2wks@#1) D-5

07 8 12 Curly Locks – Patrick Buddo – Romero Music U-1

08 9 9 Sorry is a Sorry Word – Tarrus Riley – T J Records U-1

09 10 10 Free – Richie Spice – Bonner Cornerstone Records U-1

10 11 9 Me and You Girl – Benzman – Yah Bless Productions U-1

11 7 32 My Everything - Nando Griffiths – One Jam Music (3wks@#1) D-4

12 13 9 I Found Heaven – Richie Stephens & Gentleman – Pot of Gold Production U-1

13 16 6 Warrior – Chronixx – Zinc Fence/Jah Ova Evil Records U-3

14 15 8 The Next Chapter – Delly Ranks – Pure Music U-1

15 12 23 My Story – I-Octane – DJ Frass Records (pp#3) D-3

16 18 7 Too Much Dying – Rippa Jackson – Hot Head Kulcha U-2

17 19 6 Karma – Nadine Sutherland – Rory Stone Love U-2

18 21 5 Kingston Be Wise – Protoje – Don Corleone U-3

19 17 11 The Girl is Mine – Morgan Heritage – Gideon Music (pp#15) D-2

20 22 2 How Deep Is Your Love – Sean Paul feat. Kelly Rowland – Atlantic Records U-2

21 23 2 Cheerleader – OMI – Oufah Records U-2

22 24 2 Trying Man – Nature – Downsound Records U-2

23 14 25 In My Arms – Beres Hammond – Fat Eyes Productions (2wks@#1) D-9

24 20 20 Land We Love – Bunny Rugs – Raw Edge Productions (2wks@#1) D-4

25 - New Facebook – Kiprich – Nuh Behavior Production




01 2 5 One Love, One Life – Beres Hammond – VP Records (1wk@#1) U-1

02 1 7 Live Your Life – Richie Stephens & Gentleman – VP Records (1wk@#1) D-1

03 4 5 Reggae Golden Jubilee – Various Artistes – VP Records U-1

04 5 7 Broken Vessel – George Nooks – Tad’s Records U-1

05 6 4 Strictly The Best Vol. 47 – Various Artistes – VP Records U-1

06 3 8 Soothing Sounds: Acoustic – Richie Spice – Tad’s Records (2wks@#1) D-3

07 7 17 Rebirth – Jimmy Cliff – Universal (2wks@#1) NM

08 9 4 I Sound Is From Creation – President Brown – Tad’s Records U-1

09 8 15 Tomahawk Techniques – Sean Paul – Atlantic/VP Records (3wks@#1) D-1

10 - New The Hit List Vol. 4 – Various Artistes – Tad’s 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 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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ARIWA Back to Africa Reggae Festival 2013

Friday-Monday, January 25th-28th

Banjul   Gambia


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Slightly Stoopid in Humboldt

Saturday, January 26th

Redway California USA

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Friday-Saturday, February 1st-2nd

Rotorua Rotorua New Zealand


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Hawaii Reggae and Agricultural Fair

Sunday, February 10th

Hilo, Hawaii Hawaii USA


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Fi Wi Sinting

Sunday, February 17th

Portland Hope Bay Jamaica


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California Roots Festival

Friday-Sunday, May 24th-26th

Monterey California USA


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