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January 24, 2013

Volume 10/Issue 04

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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 .........

Ok, so I'm not famous like some of your other people showing their Guide, but I do have an old copy of the Reggae Festival Guide from 1999 with Burning Spear on the cover. That same year, I saw Spear a few times including Reggae on the Rocks in Morrison, CO. If you look over my left should you will see a photo of Spear that I took at Red Rocks. The cover of Reggae Festival Guide is signed by Burning Spear himself if you look closely. That was an AMAZING line up that year with Long Beach Dub Allstars, Justin Hinds, Heavyweight Dub Champion, John Brown's Body, Abyssinians, Jimmy Cliff, Andrew Tosh, Reggae Cowboys (who we partied with at our hotel), the Black Eyed Peas (when they actually made music) and, of course, Spear! Hope you enjoy!

Peace & Unity

Dave Goldschlag





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One Love Ya'll,

Yvonne Varner, Reggae Festival eGuide Editor

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News Flash

Time to Post Your Festivals!

It's time to post your 2013 festival information on the

Reggae Festival Guide website: ; it's FREE!

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



New Feature!!

Our Website -  (www.ReggaeFestivalGuide) has a new feature: 

A Gig/Concert Calendar!   

Bands and Venues:  

For years we have offered Reggae FESTIVAL listings, now you can also submit your Gigs/Concerts for free as well!  



Search for Gigs/Concerts in your area by band name, date, city, etc. 

Find the links on our homepage at  (www.ReggaeFestivalGuide)




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 Light that 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 at:  



Elliot Blair





ECMA Nominee Andru Branch brings message of peace and love to Toronto

Canadian reggae ambassador Andru Branch has been invited to perform at the 2013 International Folk Alliance Conference in Toronto on February 23, 2013.   


Awarded “Inspirational Recording of the Year” at the 2012 Music Nova Scotia Awards, Halifax-based reggae band Andru Branch & Halfway Tree’s new album Step Into The Light was just nominated for an East Coast Music Award in the category of “World Recording of the Year”. 


“I am encouraged by the positive response to the album, and I am looking forward to bringing the loving message of roots reggae music to the folks at this international Conference”, says Branch. Andru will be joined by his six-piece band Halfway Tree, featuring Bob Marley’s legendary Studio One bass player, Brian Atkinson.


The musician has just launched a fundraising campaign to raise funds to travel to and showcase at the 25th International Folk Alliance Conference. “We have already begun to raise funds towards the cost of travel and accommodation and are hopeful that reggae music-lovers will help us spread the Universal message of Peace and Love.” You can make a valuable contribution by visiting 


Perks for contributing are as follows: 

$10 Receive a digital download of Andru’s award-winning new album Step Into The Light.   $25 Receive a signed CD copy of Andru’s award-winning new album Step Into The Light.   $35 Receive signed copies of Andru’s CDs Step Into The Light and The Only Constant.   $50 Receive 2 tickets to Andru Branch’s CD Launch Party at Toronto’s El Mocambo, Feb. 22.   $75 Andru will record extra percussion on your studio recording.   $100 Nutritional Consultation with Registered Holistic Nutritional Consultant Andru Branch. 

$200 Corporate Sponsorship package features your company logo on Conference print material.  $1000 Gourmet vegetarian meal for four, prepared at your home by reggae chef Andru Branch.  $5000 Andru Branch & Halfway Tree will perform live at your private function. 


For more about Andru Branch’s fundraising campaign visit 


For press inquiries and more information contact: 

Jay Cleary | 360 Degrees Artists & Touring | 416-877-4075 |



The Wailers Performing Survival and all their hits

Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 - Knitting Factory Concert House - Reno, NV 

Doors – 7:30pm  Show – 8:30pm,  Tickets on available at the Cal-Neva Casino Main Cashier Case 24-hours a day, at Recycled Records, or by calling 877-4-FLY-TIX (435-9849) and online at 

Tickets: $20.00 General Admission Standing - $46.00 Reserved Box Seat  

Containing what is considered Bob Marley and the Wailers’ most defiant and politically charged statement, Survival concerns itself with the expressed solidarity of not only Africa, but of humanity at large. The album was controversial right down to the jacket, which contains a  crude schematic of the stowage compartment of a typical transatlantic slave ship. Survival is intended as a wake-up call for everyman to resist and fight oppression in all of its insidious forms. From Tyrone Downie’s opening synthesizer strains on “So Much Trouble in the World” to the keyboard accents emerging throughout “Zimbabwe,” the sounds of Survival are notably modern. The overwhelming influence of contemporary African music is also cited with the incorporation of brass, a’ la Fele Kuti and his horn-driven African 70. While “Top Rankin”, “Ride Natty Ride” and “Wake Up and Live” are the most obvious to benefit from this influence, there are other and often more subtle inspirations scattered throughout. Survival could rightly be considered a concept album.

~Lindsay Planer, 

Produced by Knitting Factory Presents

General Admission, All Ages, Full Bar w/ID 

Contact Bruce Duff




3RD Annual Bob Marley's Birthday Bash – February 8th, 2012 at The Knitting Factory Reno


This year to celebrate the birthday of the reggae legend Bob Marley, Jahzilla will be teaming up with some of Reno’s finest talent to bring a very special tribute to one of the most influential artists of our time. They will be featuring 10 vocalists from different Reno bands of various genres all singing their rendition of one Bob Marley song. Jenes Carter of Mojo Green, Baldo Bobadilla of Drinking with Clowns, Dave Berry of Jelly Bread, and Carlene Bingham will be performing to name a few. Also, the Mojo Green horn section will be added into the mix to bring their powerful sound and complete the 10 piece backing band.  Jahzilla has been bringing reggae music to the Great Basin and beyond for over a decade. They helped create the first Bob Marley Birthday Bash in 2011 and it has been growing ever since. It’s no wonder. People cannot seem to get enough of Bob Marley’s music even thirty years after his passing.


Along with Jahzilla, Reno’s own Polynesian roots reggae group Uprising will also be performing at the event. They are quickly growing in popularity even earned spots at festivals such as One Love, One Heart Festival in Sacramento and Lake Tahoe Reggae Festival last summer. 


Eph Bee Cee is an up and coming band from Reno that plays a Pacific Ocean-inspired strain of reggae that incorporates a variety of other genres and styles into the mix. They will be sure to get the party started right and get you moving your feet to their infectious rhythms and R&B infused vocals.  DJ Too Dread of “The Reggae Shack” radio show will be keeping the dance floor going all night with a mix of roots reggae, dub and dancehall. This year’s Bob Marley’s Birthday Bash will definitely be a very special night to remember. Don’t miss it!



Heatseekers Tour Featuring Alternative/Reggae Group Iration w/ Special Guests Passafire, The Green, & Pacific Dub to Perform at MontBleu in South Lake Tahoe on Friday, Feb 15, 2013



Soulful, melody-driven Iration, the chart-topping alternative reggae, pop, rock band will be performing at Montbleu Resort in South Lake Tahoe on Friday, February 15 at 9pm. Opening the evening’s festivities are three other high-profile touring reggae bands: reggae rockers from Georgia: Passafire; ‘Live Artist of the Year in The 2012 Pier Awards’ The Green;  and Pacific Dub, one of the youngest and newest bands to solidify themselves as professionals within the Reggae-Rock scene.


Iration was formed in Isla Vista, CA and is made up of members Joseph Dickens (drums), Joseph King (Engineer), Cayson Peterson (Keyboard/Synth), Micah Pueschel (Guitar/Vox), Kai Rediske (Vocal / Percussion) and Adam Taylor (Bass). All members met while growing up in Hawaii but formed Iration after reconnecting in Santa Barbara, CA. They have since released two full-length albums, Time Bomb (2010) and No Time for Rest (2007), as well as three EP’s, New Roots (2006), Sample This EP (2008) and Fresh Grounds (2011). Time Bomb, which has sold 30K+ copies, hit #1 on the iTunes reggae album chart and remains within the top 20 on Billboard’s Reggae Album Chart to this day.


Tickets are $22.50 in advance / $25 day of show (plus taxes/fees) and this is an all-ages venue. For more information call Montbleu at (775) 588-3515 or visit



The Expendables ~ ‘Lifes a Beach Tour’ with Tomorrows Bad Seeds At  Montbleu Resort, South Lake Tahoe on March 6

Blending Reggae, Punk Rock, and 80s style dueling guitar solos, The Expendables have made heads turn and floors shake for years. Catch them at Montbleu in South Lake Tahoe on Wednesday, March 6 along with Tomorrows Bad Seeds who who were voted Best Artist Playing at Vans Warped Tour". This tour is called the ‘Lifes A Beach Tour’ and it will take them across the U.S. and back during the months of March and April. The Montbleu show starts at 9pm and tickets are $18 in advance and $20 day of (plus taxes/fees).

The band consists of four longtime friends: Geoff Weers (Guitar and Vocals), Adam Patterson (Drums and Vocals), Raul Bianchi (Lead Guitar) and Ryan DeMars (Bass). The Expendables enjoyed a laid-back lifestyle growing up in Santa Cruz, CA; surfing, skating, partying, and playing music were commonplace.  Since 1997, The Expendables have staked their claim in the California surf/rock genre by headlining venues from coast to coast.  


The first seven years of their career was fueled with three full-length, completely independent releases.  No Time To Worry (2000), Open Container (2001), and Gettin’ Filthy (2004), would bring in a combined total of over 40,000 units sold with no physical distribution and no record label.  Thirteen years later, five albums down and countless miles covered, The Expendables show no signs of slowing down. 


Tickets are available through the MontBleu Box Office or by calling 1-888-829-7630. Grab them now and come rage! 



New CDs in the Mix

Dubtonic Kru - Jah Love



Brand new single by Future Fambo titled "Badmind Friend"

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Ital Statistics

On This Day In Reggae

January 24

1966: Ninjaman (Desmond Ballantine) is born in St. Mary, Jamaica.

----: Da'Ville (Orville Thomas) is born.

1995: Japanese popular singer Nagabuchi Tsuyoshi is arrested for possession of 1 gram of marijuana. 


In Jah´s Name We Pray

Daily Forgiveness

"As long as you don't forgive, who and whatever it is will occupy rent-free space in your mind."-- Isabelle Holland


"Whatever we have done, we can always make amends for it without ever looking back in guilt or sorrow."-- Eknath Easwaran 


Reggae Airplay Charts



Jamaica Music Countdown

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

Jan 25 - 31, 2013



01 1 15 Money Box – Mavado – Chimney Records (2wks@#1) NM

02 2 12 Shook (Uncle Demon) – Tommy Lee Sparta – UIM Records NM

03 4 12 Badmind Dem a Pree – Bounty Killer & I-Octane – MarKus Records U-1

04 3 17 Heels On – Lady Saw – Diva Records (3wks@#1) D-1

05 5 15 Run Road – Aidonia feat. Deablo – Hitcity Records NM

06 7 14 Here Comes Your Life – David M feat. Beenie Man – BGM Entertainment U-1

07 6 19 Hold On – Tifa – Washroom Entertainment (pp#5) D-1

08 9 9 Buss A Blank – Tommy Lee – UIM Reords U-1

09 11 8 Stripper Pose – Baby Cham – Team Cham Music/Mad House U-2

10 12 10 Sleep With Angels – Spragga Benz – 21st Hapilos Productions U-2

11 8 20 Tan Tuddy – Aidonia – Dre Day Productions (2wks@#1) D-3

12 10 11 Caribbean Girls – Mavado – JA Music D-2

13 13 21 Go Hard – Wayne Marshall feat. Damian Marley, Aidonia, I-Octane, Assassin, Bounty Killer and Vybz Kartel – Baby G Production (2wks@#1) NM

14 19 3 Behind Curtain – Chronixx – Zinc Fence Records U-5

15 16 6 Nah Follow Nobody – Chronixx – Digital One Productions U-1

16 14 9 Clap It Up – Voicemail – Washroom Ent (pp#14) D-2

17 18 6 Haffi Come Back – Cherine Anderson – UIM Records U-1

18 15 7 Overtime – Gyptian – JA Production (pp#15) D-3

19 21 4 Why You Mad – Tifa & Spice – Washroom Entertainment U-2

20 17 7 Think Man a Idiot – Busy Signal – Turf Music/Juke Box Productions (pp#17) D-3

21 23 2 Are You Ready – Vybz Kartel feat. Stylish – Half A Moon Records U-2

22 24 2 From Yuh See Me – Konshens – Chimney Records U-2

23 20 14 Goat Head – Tommy Lee – UIM Records (pp#5) D-3

24 22 22 Gyal Sidung – Konshens feat. Darrio – Washroom Entertainment (2wks@#1) D-2

25 25 14 War Fi God – Bounty Killer feat. Kiprich & Kalado – DreDay Prod. (pp#12) NM




01 2 15 Heart Affi Strong – King Asar – W.S.P.K.A.S. Production (1wk@#1) U-1

02 3 9 Diamonds – Rihanna – J-Vibe/Cyclone U-1

03 1 15 Don’t You Remember – Romain Virgo – Vikings Productions (2wks@#1) D-2

04 5 14 Lies and Tricks – Lutan Fyah and Hefla Nyah – 619 Entertainment U-1

05 6 14 Curly Locks – Patrick Buddo – Romero Music U-1

06 7 11 Sorry is a Sorry Word – Tarrus Riley – T J Records U-1

07 4 13 Do For Love – Ishawna & Specialist – Downsound Records (pp#3) D-3

08 11 11 I Found Heaven – Richie Stephens & Gentleman – Pot of Gold Production U-3

09 9 11 Me and You Girl – Benzman – Yah Bless Productions NM

10 12 8 Warrior – Chronixx – Zinc Fence/Jah Ova Evil Records U-2

11 8 12 Free – Richie Spice – Bonner Cornerstone Records (pp#8) D-3

12 13 10 The Next Chapter – Delly Ranks – Pure Music U-1

13 14 9 Too Much Dying – Rippa Jackson – Hot Head Kulcha U-1

14 16 7 Kingston Be Wise – Protoje – Don Corleone U-2

15 15 8 Karma – Nadine Sutherland – Rory Stone Love NM

16 10 23 Not The Life – Asfa – Jecoliah Entertainment Productions (2wks@#1) D-6

17 19 4 How Deep Is Your Love – Sean Paul feat. Kelly Rowland – Atlantic Records U-2

18 20 4 Cheerleader – OMI – Oufah Records U-2

19 21 4 Trying Man – Nature – Downsound Records U-2

20 17 34 My Everything - Nando Griffiths – One Jam Music (3wks@#1) D-3

21 23 3 Facebook – Kiprich – Nuh Behavior Production U-2

22 24 2 Tonight – Elvis D – Hit Chair Records U-2

23 25 2 Kingston City – Emani – Passport Records U-2

24 - New Gimmi Likkle One Drop – Tarrus Riley – Chimney Records

25 18 25 My Story – I-Octane – DJ Frass Records (pp#3) D-7




01 1 7 One Love, One Life – Beres Hammond – VP Records (3wks@#1) NM

02 2 7 Reggae Golden Jubilee – Various Artistes – VP Records NM

03 4 9 Broken Vessel – George Nooks – Tad’s Records U-1

04 5 6 Strictly The Best Vol. 47 – Various Artistes – VP Records U-1

05 6 6 I Sound Is From Creation – President Brown – Tad’s Records U-1

06 3 9 Live Your Life – Richie Stephens & Gentleman – VP Records (1wk@#1) D-3

07 8 3 The Hit List Vol. 4 – Various Artistes – Tad’s Records U-1

08 7 10 Soothing Sounds: Acoustic – Richie Spice – Tad’s Records (2wks@#1) D-1

09 10 2 Strictly The Best Vol. #46 – Various Artistes – VP Records U-1

10 9 19 Rebirth – Jimmy Cliff – Universal (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 PlayALL 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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Love City Live! 2K13 Events

Thursday-Sunday, January 24th-27th

Cruz Bay, St. John Georgia USA


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Rasta Revival Tour 2013 Calling Rastafari Ft. Xsample and The Atomic Banned

Friday-Thursday, February 1st-28th

Sacramento, Ca   USA

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Friday-Saturday, February 1st-2nd

Rotorua Rotorua New Zealand


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Reggae in the Mountains

Saturday, February 2nd

Ketchum Idaho USA


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The Wailers

Saturday, February 2nd

Reno Nevada USA


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3rd Annual Bob Marley's Birthday Bash!

Friday, February 8th

Reno Nevada USA


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The 26 Annual Bob Marley Birthday Bash

Saturday, February 9th

Vancouver British Columbia Canada


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Hawaii Reggae and Agricultural Fair

Sunday, February 10th

Hilo, Hawaii Hawaii USA


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