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February 14, 2013

Volume 10/Issue 07

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Show Us Your RFG

New CDs in the Mix

In Jah´s Name We Pray

Reggae Festivals This Month

News Flash

Ital Statistics

Reggae Airplay Charts

About Us

Show Us Your RFG

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

RFG reporter Shelah Moody caught up with eclectic band Freddy Clarke (center, guitar) and Wobbly World, who were a huge hit at the San Francisco Ballet Opening Night After Party/Gala at City Hall. Wobby World wins the award for the most international members, including musicians from the Ivory Coast, Cuba, Vietnam, Lebanon and Menlo Park, CA. Wobbly World attracted socialites and revelers to the dance floor with songs such as "Cha Cha," "Afro Cuban Lullaby," "Djugumen" and "I Phone." Caught dancing at the ball: Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives; and her husband Paul Pelosi. Leave it to Ms. Moody to find one of the the only reggae artists at the ball, Heath Hunter, from England (with his manager and fiancee, Kerah Cottrell). Hunter worked on a project called "A Day In Trench Town."


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

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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!


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)



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2013 SNWMF Advance Tickets on Limited Availability Now or


Kings Music International is Announcing: Prezident Brown & Reggae Angels - I Sound Tour  April / May 2013

03-30 to 04-13 - Santa Cruz, CA – Moe’s Alley

04-05 - Fairfax, CA – 19 Broadway

04-06 – Berkeley, CA – Ashkenaz

04-18 - Chico, CA – Lost On Main

04-20 - Willits, CA – Brooktrails Lodge

04-21 - San Diego, CA – World Beat Center, Earth Day Celebration

04-26 - Portland, OR – Bobwhite Theatre

04-27 - Seattle, WA – Nectar

05-18 - Santa Cruz, CA – Rejuvination Festival


Both of these acts are supporting successful new 2013 CD releases. Prezident Brown’s new album is called I Sound Is From Creation and the Reggae Angel’s album is called Turn On The Light.   For bookings contact: Peter Wardle Kings Music International

Cell: (510) 326-8445  Office: (510) 653-4069

For interview requests and general inquiries,

contact: Elliot Blair  541-868-5070

For more information on the artists check out their web sites at: /


The Expendables  ‘Lifes a Beach Tour’  At Montbleu Resort, South Lake Tahoe, Ca. USA on March 6

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



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

What: 29th Annual Reggae On The River

Where: French’s Camp 

When: August 1-4, 2013. 

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

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


Everything Rastafari Promotions and Productions in Association with Knak Dem Out Presents

Thursday, March 14, 2013  

Fanton Mojah with the Dub Kronik Band, Prestige, Zareb, and Jah Warri, also 

MC Spliff Skankin

Slim’s - 

333 11th St. San Francisco, CA 94103 415-255-0333 or 510-652-2168

$25 advance/$27 at the door  

Advance tickets: online at Link or at Minto Jamaican Market, 4042 Broadway in Oakland.  Plenty of tickets available at the door.  Doors 9pm/Showtime 10pm  All ages  FaceBook  This is a true Rastafarian evening of music with uplifting, conscious music. The Rastafari movement, or Rasta, is a spiritual movement that arose in the 1930s in Jamaica. Today, awareness of the Rastafari movement has spread throughout much of the world, largely through interest generated by reggae music like the performers on this special show.  On FaceBook....Event on FaceBook



Seems Like Revolution is On The Way

Hornsman Coyote's new song "Seems Like Revolution" was recorded live in December 2012 on the concert with the Balkan Music Box Riddim, and video is connecting reggae message with global fight against injustice and inequality.


When asked about the message and strong political engagement of the song Coyote replied: "I do not like to comment on my songs, I sing what I think and feel. I mean, if we all live in a global "belly of the beast" the need for change is obvious. After all the concerts I played in all parts of the world, I felt at home at this stage, relaxed with friends, and I'm so glad that you can see it in the video. I really hope that we will be in a situation to share this sound of peace and love everywhere. Because people are the same everywhere, with the very same problems, we all need to learn to share."

Video link: 


Richie B no longer at Hot 102 Fm in Jamaica?  Jamaican Radio Broadcaster Richard 'Richie B' Burgess is on the move

Having recently tendered his resignation to Hot 102 FM, where he hosted the Hot Mix Programme for the past ten years, Richard 'Richie B' Burgess will be joining the Mello FM family as the new host of their morning programme, MELLO Daybreak, starting on Monday March 04, 2013.

MELLO FM started in December 2003 as a limited area commercial radio station covering western Jamaica. In 2010 the station went island wide and has in a short time become the fastest growing radio station on the Island. Richie B is a longstanding broadcaster with over 25 years’ experience, who was once honored by the Reggae Music Achievement Awards of Canada as one of the greatest reggae talents and has consistently ranked among the most popular radio hosts in Jamaica. He has made numerous appearances at major events such as Reggae Sumfest, The Raggamuffins Festival in California, the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival as well as numerous other concerts the world over.

Well known for his weekly Jamaica Music Countdown Reggae, Dance Hall and Albums Charts and for conceptualising the Excellence in Music and Entertainment (EME) Awards, it is expected that Richie B will soon become a force to be reckoned with in morning time radio. He says, 'I'm highly motivated and energized to take on this new challenge in the only timeslot on radio that i've never worked in before. I'm confident that as I begin to unleash all the crazy and exciting ideas that I have devised for my listeners' pleasure and participation, me and my fans will fast become one big happy family.  

In the interim Richie B has accepted an offer from Link Up Radio WVIP 93.5FM, New York City, to host the early morning show from 6:00am-10:00am Mondays through Fridays for a two week stint which started on Friday February 15, 2013 and will end on Friday March 01, 2013. He was heard interviewing the likes of Jimmy Cliff O.M., Freddie McGregor O.D. among others.



Reggae/Dub Band C-Money and Players, Inc.  Launch February Tour

Christofer “C-Money” Welter was born to be a musician. Welter, who hails from North Carolina and played in school marching bands, sees himself as following in the tradition of great southern trumpeters such as Louis Armstrong, Kermit Ruffins and Irvin Mayfield.  C-Money is best known for his work playing trumpet and keyboards in John Brown’s Body and Slightly Stoopid, two of the top reggae bands touring today. While in John Brown’s Body, C-Money recorded four full-length albums with the East Coast’s premiere reggae band and toured with them for eight years. In 2006, he moved west joining Slightly Stoopid and adding a new dimension and element to the band.

2/27- Patrick Malloy's, Hermosa Beach

2/28 - Malibu Inn, Malibu

3/1 - Winstons, Ocean Beach

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For Information Contact:

Randy Freedman

Players Inc. Management

C-Money & the Players Inc215.378.3097


Conscious Reggae Singer/Songwriter, Fanton Mojah and Special Guests at Slim's in SF on Thursday, March 14 

Everything Rastafari Promotions and Productions in Association with Knak Dem Out Presents Fanton Mojah in concert on Thursday, March 14 at Slim’s in San Francisco. The music starts at 10pm with opening acts Prestige, Zareb, and upcoming artist from Montego Bay, Jamaica, Jah Warri. The Master of Ceremonies is Spliff Skankin’ of KPFA. Fanton Mojah is being backed by The Dub Kronik Band. Slim’s is located at 333 11th St. in San Francisco and is an all-ages venue. For more information or tickets call (415) 255-0333 or 510-652-2168 or visit Here.... 

This is a true Rastafarian evening of music with uplifting, conscious music. The Rastafari movement, or Rasta, is a spiritual movement that arose in the 1930s in Jamaica. Today, awareness of the Rastafari movement has spread throughout much of the world, largely through interest generated by reggae music like the performers on this special show.   For more information contact Everything Rastafari Promotions and Productions 510-652-2168, or Slim’s 


New CDs in the Mix

Brand New Single by Future Fambo Titled "Badmind Friend"

Click on the link below to download track: 
Click on the link below to preview track "Badmind friend" by Future Fambo: 

Blessings and thanks for your kind support.Kevon 'Blue Sky' Dixon (C.E.O)Blue Sky my BB pin 30E96E2FContact me at: 876 852-4809                       Click to play



Brand New Single by Fire Star - Liad and Thief

Brand New Single by Fire Star - Liad and Thief(Overtime Riddim)

Artiste Name : Fire Star
Song Title : Liad and Thief
Riddim Name : Overtime 
Listen Song Here
Also Download 
Fire Star - Don't Ramp Wid We (Dead End Riddim)
Listen Song Here
For More Info on Fire Star Please Contact Andrew Powell at :
1-407-929-6466 or Email
BBM 2A52110D 



Ital Statistics

On This Day In Reggae

February 21

----: Musician Desi Jones is born.

----: Buccaneer (Andrew Bradford) is born.

1961: Ranking Roger [(English) Beat/General Public; toaster] is born in Birmingham, England.

1964: Singer Sophia George is born in Kingston, Jamaica.

1965: Black activist Malcolm X is shot to death by assassins at 39 in New York City.

1999: Mauritius local reggae singer Kaya (Joseph Topize) dies in police custody after being arrested for smoking marijuana at a rally to decriminalise the drug.

In Jah´s Name We Pray

Take The First Step

"When we take one step toward God, he takes seven steps toward us."

-- Hadith Qudsi

Reggae Airplay Charts



Jamaica Music Countdown

By Richie B

Feb 22-28, 2013   

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




01 1 11 Reggae Golden Jubilee – Various Artistes – VP Records (3wks@#1) NM

02 2 10 Strictly The Best Vol. 47 – Various Artistes – VP Records NM

03 4 7 The Hit List Vol. 4 – Various Artistes – Tad’s Records U-1

04 3 10 I Sound Is From Creation – President Brown – Tad’s Records D-1

05 6 6 Strictly The Best Vol. #46 – Various Artistes – VP Records U-1

06 5 11 One Love, One Life – Beres Hammond – VP Records (4wks@#1) D-1

07 8 2 Unplugged on Strawberry Hill – Toots & the Maytals – D & F Music U-1

08 7 13 Broken Vessel – George Nooks – Tad’s Records D-1

09 10 2 New Legend – Jamaica 50th Edition – Sly & Robbie and The Jam Masters – Taxi U-1

10 - New Di Captain – Freddie McGregor – Big Ship Music



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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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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Wildfire Reggae & Arts Festival

Thursday-Saturday, March 7th-9th

Austin   Texas   USA

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Revolutionary Women & Reggae

Friday-Sunday, March 8th-10th

BOSTON   Massachusetts   USA

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Centrica Reggae Festival

Thursday, March 21st

Lima     Peru     SA

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Crasken Presents: Proragganation

Friday-Sunday, March 29th-31st

Helston     United Kingdom

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