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February 7, 2013

Volume 10/Issue 06

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Show Us Your RFG!!

A Note From Your Editor.......

Ital Statistics

Reggae Airplay Charts

About Us

News Flash

New CDs in the Mix

In Jah´s Name We Pray

Reggae Festivals This Month

Show Us Your RFG!!

The Reggae Festival Guide with .........

  On a thrilling Sunday afternoon, reporter Shelah Moody took the Reggae Festival Guide to the Grand Opening on the Sweet Bar Bakery in Oakland, CA, owned by Michael Jackson's former personal chef, Mani Niall, literally one of the sweetest guys you'll ever meet. Carol Johnstone, organizer of the Bay Area Flash Mob, choreographed a spectacular  version of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" dance routine for the event. If you go, Ms. Moody recommends the muscavado ginger cookies and the salted carmel almond cake.



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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!  


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

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



It is time to reserve your ad space in the annual print Reggae Festival Guide magazine!  Click here for Rate Card



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. 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!



Reggae On The River Returns To Its Original French’s Camp Venue August 1-4, 2013. Tickets On Sale Feb. 1

What: 29th Annual Reggae On The River

Where: French’s Camp (the Cook’s Valley area of Humboldt County, CA)

When: August 1-4, 2013. Ticket sales start this Fri., Feb. 1 at 12:01am

Why: The historic homecoming of Reggae On The River to its original venue! Not to be missed!!! 

Tickets Sale Begin February 1st For Reggae On The River’s Highly Anticipated French’s Camp Homecoming


This Friday, February 1st at 12:01am, online ticket sales will begin for the 29th annual Reggae On The River. Making a triumphant return to the festival’s original French’s Camp venue, located just north of the Humboldt County line near Piercy, CA on August 1-4, 2013, reggae fans worldwide are overjoyed at the news of the festival’s homecoming and tickets for this highly anticipated event are expected to go fast.


The main 3-day festival will take place Friday through Sunday, August 2-4, and a limited number of early arrival tickets will allow access to the grounds and an extra evening of DJs and special guests on Thursday, August 1. A total of 6000 tickets will be made available to the public for the 2013 event, with only 2500 of these being early arrival tickets, so don’t delay in making your plans. 


Thanks to recent customer feedback, event tickets will be now be inclusive of camping and are priced at $190 for the 3-day concert and camping pass or $250 for the 4-day early arrival concert and camping pass. A limited number of RV spaces will also be available by advance registration for a price of $250. Festival tickets and RV reservations will start at 12:01am this Friday, February 1st and will be available online only at Local outlet sales in Humboldt, Mendocino, and Sonoma Counties will begin shortly thereafter.


Stay tuned to the festival website at for all the details and be sure to join the ROTR newsletter where you’ll get a sneak peek in coming weeks of all the epic talent in store for this very special Reggae On The River homecoming celebration. For more information call the Mateel office at (707) 923-3368 or send an email to



Second Annual Earthstrong Festival in Inglewood, Ca., USA



New Volkswagon Commercial ::: White Jamaican Guy is Funny - Not Racist

Reggae superstar Sean Paul -- a native Jamaican -- is 100% cool with Volkswagen copping his homeland's accent for its new Super Bowl ad because it's funny as hell ... and not the least bit offensive.  Current Grammy nominee Sean tells TMZ he doesn't understand why VW's catching heat for the spot -- featuring a white guy speaking in a Jamaican accent -- because it's "just entertainment."  SP added it's in good taste, and "to me it's no different than the Italian accents in 'The Sopranos' or the English accent in Guy Ritchie's movies."  Visit the TMZ Store:  To view the video click on  the screen shot or click here -



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



Reggae Angels "Turn on the Light"


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It is with great enthusiasm, Kings Music International is announcing: PREZIDENT BROWN & REGGAE ANGELS - I SOUND TOUR - APRIL / MAY 2013 -SUPPORTING THEIR NEW CD RELEASES - "I SOUND IS FROM CREATION" AND"TURN ON THE LIGHT"   For bookings contact: Peter Wardle Kings Music International  Cell: (510) 326-8445  Office: (510) 653-4069


The Reggae Angels latest release, 'Turn On The Light,' has been gaining the attention of reggae fans, from all around the world. Regularly charting in radio stations in the US, Canada and Europe, and being widely received and praised by music critics everywhere, 'Turn On The Light,is proving itself an album that will stand the test of time.


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. The Reggae Angels strive to remind their listeners of the peace and contentment that come with righteous living.


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

For interview requests and general inquiries, contact: 

Elliot Blair 541-868-5070



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".  The Montbleu show starts at 9pm and tickets are $18 in advance and $20 day of.  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 indie 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!   



A Note From Your Editor.......

Yvonne Varner - Reggae Festival eGuide Editor

Happy Birthday Bob Marley!!!  My boss has informed me that she would like to see more of a personalization of the newsletter and a little tid bit about me every week.  OK. It begins 02-07-13.  This week I share with you that I was born in San Francisco in 1964 to parents from Louisiana of Cajun desent.  I was exposed to numerous genres of music growing up in the Bay Area - where music in the park was taken to the ludicris extent in the 60's with Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jefferson Starship.  (photos of me to follow.)  Click my name to find me on FaceBook - Yvonne Varner  02-07


New CDs in the Mix

Max Dread Minaya :: Las Mujeres Featuring Lady Lee and Rastaman Say a Prayer

1: Las Mujeres Featuring Lady Lee Click to play

2: RastaMan Say A Prayer Click to play

For more

Here you'll find music, singles, albums for Purchase:

Here you'll find Music videos and live shows:

My new Album "Perseverance" soon to be release in the spring of 2013.




Adeeno ::  Cylinder Empty

Download Cylinder Empty:

A fresh take on the age old problem of poverty and hardship that many people in Jamaica and the world at large have to endure on a daily basis. Adeeno once again manages to capture the sentiment of many and express it on a Cashflow Records Riddim. 



Ital Statistics

On This Day In Reggae

February 7

1959: Brian Travers [UB40; saxophone] is born in Birmingham, England. (some say b. February 6?)

1969: (or 1970): Singer Little Harada is born.

1996: Ace Of Base's album "The Sign" [Arista] is certified Multi (9.0) Platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).


In Jah´s Name We Pray

Let Go of the Past

"Your journey has molded you for your greater good, and it was exactly what it needed to be. Don't think that you've lost time. There is no short-cutting to life. It took each and every situation you have encountered to bring you to the now. And now is right on time."

-- Asha Tyson


"The next message you need is right where you are."

-- Ram Dass 


Reggae Airplay Charts




Jamaica Music Countdown

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

Feb 8 - 14, 2013   

Top 25 Dancehall Singles & Top 25 Reggae Singles are listed here: 




01 2 9 Reggae Golden Jubilee – Various Artistes – VP Records (1wk@#1) U-1 

02 3 8 Strictly The Best Vol. 47 – Various Artistes – VP Records U-1 

03 1 9 One Love, One Life – Beres Hammond – VP Records (4wks@#1) D-2 

04 5 8 I Sound Is From Creation – President Brown – Tad’s Records U-1 

05 6 5 The Hit List Vol. 4 – Various Artistes – Tad’s Records U-1 

06 4 11 Broken Vessel – George Nooks – Tad’s Records D-2 

07 8 4 Strictly The Best Vol. #46 – Various Artistes – VP Records U-1 

08 7 11 Live Your Life – Richie Stephens & Gentleman – VP Records (1wk@#1) D-1 

09 9 12 Soothing Sounds: Acoustic – Richie Spice – Tad’s Records (2wks@#1) NM 

10 10 21 Rebirth – Jimmy Cliff – Universal (2wks@#1) NM 



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.  


Reggae Festivals This Month

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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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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   USA

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A Tribute to Reggae Music

Sunday, February 10th



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Heatseekers Tour Featuring Iration,Passafire, The Green, & Pacific Dub

Friday, February 15th

South Lake Tahoe  Nevada USA

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The Anniversary of Lover's Rock

Saturday, February 16th

London London United Kingdom


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Fi Wi Sinting

Sunday, February 17th

Portland    Hope Bay    Jamaica

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Brit Reggae Awards

Thursday, February 21st

London SE10 ODX The Indigo O2 Arena Greenwich United Kingdom


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20th Annual 9 Mile Music Festival

Saturday, March 2nd

Miami   Florida   USA

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The Expendables -

Life's a Beach Tour

Wednesday, March 6th

South Lake Tahoe   Nevada   USA

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About Us

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One Love,

Kaati, Yvonne and the Crew


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