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July 11, 2013

Volume 10/Issue 28


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!

Ian & Roger Lewis

Founding members Ian & Roger Lewis from Inner Circle aka "THE REGGAE WARRIORS"  showing some love for The Reggae Festival Guide magazine. Thank's Ian and Roger! 


Hey Reggae Ambassadors,

This is Tracey, the distribution manager of the Reggae Festival Guide magazine.


Order a box of the 2013 Reggae Festival Guide magazine. We still have some and will ship to you for free. 50 in a box.


Our printer just informed us that they have a surplus of 100 boxes of Reggae Festival Guide magazines in the warehouse. Order one or more boxes today and we will ship it to you for free to distribute to your reggae friends and family or to drop off at a local reggae club or boutique or festival. 


If interested in spreading the reggae vibe, then email your info to me, Tracey. 

  1. Your name, (first and last), 
  2. Your address (no P.O. Boxes and you must have address in U.S. Or Canada), 
  3. Indicate if the address is zoned commercial or is a residence. (UPS needs to know), 
  4. Quantity of boxes (not quantity of magazines) you would like to receive (free of charge)

Send this information to

and we will ship out this week. Hurry while supplies last.

News Flash

Ken Boothe Journeys On

He has had several chart-topping hits including Everything I Own (#1 in the British Charts in 1974),Crying Over You (#11 in the British Charts in 1974). His song Train is Coming ft Shaggy was used in the soundtrack for the movie Money Train (2005) starring Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson and Jennifer Lopez. Most recently in 2012,his chart-topping hit Artibella, was featured in Snoop Dogg's song La La La which is currently doing very well as one of his first reggae tracks under his new title Snoop Lion. The song has gained the attention of Rolling Stones magazine, who has done a feature on this bold move by Snoop Dogg.


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Saskatoon Reggae and World Music Festival












Saturday July 27th

The Odeon Events Centre

241- 2nd Ave S. Saskatoon

Tickets onsale online

or by phone at : 1-866-973-9614

Tickets: $20 Adv

Day of: $25

VIP: $25 Adv

Day of: $30


Doors: 8pm

Headliners: Mikey Dangerous, Oral Fuentes, Jim Balfour Reggae Band

Steel Pulse at High Sierra Music Festival

David Hinds is a super star: his charisma, his moves, his powerful lyrics. Sunday night, July 7 in Quincy, CA, Steel Pulse headlined High Sierra Music Festival, an eclectic event with such a wide variety of music: Robert Plant, Thievery Corporation, moe… many bands.

We knew in advance that Amlak Tafari, bass player extraordinaire, wouldn’t be joining the band for HSMF, as he was burying his father, who had recently passed. So they moved Donovan McKitty (guitar) to cover the bass, and Cliff “Moonie” Pusey, (Pulse’s longtime former guitar player) ripped it on lead.


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Empress Meditations, produced and did

this video just for Reggae Festival Guide


2013 Newport Waterfront Reggae Festival Announces Morgan Heritage Is Featured Headliner - August 10

The Newport Yachting Center event venue and marina is firing up more diverse summer entertainment on the waterfront with the announcement that the “Royal Family of Reggae” Morgan Heritage will headline the 4th Annual Newport Waterfront Reggae Festival, along with Anthony B, Bushman, Chuck Fenda, Wait For Green and DJ Realm & Jah Soldier of OmegaSound, on Saturday, August 10th from Noon to 10:00 p.m.


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Our Facebook Rewards Winners

through July 1 have been announced!

Still more prizes to give away…Join our Rewards Program today and start racking up points.


Lena Demostenes won the Grand Prize for June: the reggae-stylee electric guitar from Scream Guitars! Scream Guitars are playable electric guitars and basses that are wrapped, engraved or hand-painted with artwork.


She also won a T-shirt from Jah Army Highwear. Congrats Lena!


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We are looking for the Theme Song for our Digital edition of the 2013 REGGAE FESTIVAL GUIDE MAGAZINE!

Enter the Reggae Festival Digital Magazine “Theme Song”  contest on

The winning song will be featured on the Reggae Festival Guide Digital Magazine and listened to by thousands of reggae fans around the world.


Reggae Videos – Go check them out.

Click on link and vote for your favorite video that bands/artists have posted for us to enjoy on our Facebook page.


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29th Annual Reggae On The River,

August 1-4 At French's Camp In Humboldt County, CA


Reggae on the River returns to our original home at French's Camp on the South Eel River. Join us the first weekend in August for irie vibes on the River!


What: 29th Annual Reggae On The River 

Where: French’s Camp (located approx 10 miles south of Garberville in Humboldt County, CA)

When: August 1-4, 2013. Online & local outlet tickets now available (and going fast!)

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


On the weekend of August 1-4, 2013, the Mateel Community Center will present the 29th annual Reggae On The River, which, after five years of festival exile, will be making a highly-anticipated return to its original French’s Camp venue in southern Humboldt County, CA. Reggae fans worldwide are overjoyed with this news, and now that the line-up is ready to drop, the excitement is even more palpable.

Showcasing a diverse mix of top-class reggae and world music talent from around the globe, the 29th annual Reggae On The River will feature performances by Julian Marley & The Uprising Band, Morgan Heritage, Tarrus Riley & Blak Soil, Anthony B, J Boog & Hot Rain, Natural Black, Sierra Leone’s Refugee Allstars, Junior Kelly, Les Nubians, Rockamoyva, Blue King Brown, Rootz Underground, Chronixx & The Zincfence, Kabaka Pyramid, Nkulee Dube, The Meditations, Prezident Brown, Garifuna Collective, Toussaint The Liberator w/ Amandla, MC Zulu, Army, Paula Fuga + Mike Love Trio, Prestige, Reggae Angels, and Woven Roots, with more acts TBA, plus an all-star cast of DJs and vocalists from the Emerald Triangle and beyond. The event will also offer more than 60 craft and food vendors, a lively kid zone, and a weekend full of camping, community, and irie fun on the banks of the majestic Eel River.


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Dr. Dread's Famous Jerk Potato Chips










The first jerk potato chips ever invented in the entire world. From noted reggae producer Doctor Dread. A completely unique taste experience. The Original Doctor Dread's Famous Jamaican Jerk Potato Chips.


People are going crazy for my jerk potato chips. They say they are "addicting" but I can promise you there are no ingredients that would cause that except the exceptional flavor. Only the best is good enough for my customers. Wait till you see what comes next!!!

Ask for it by name!


Bob Marley's Stage Manager From 1978 to 1981

Shares Insights Through His Book

Behind the scenes the iconic King of Reggae Mark Miller worked as the stage manager for Bob Marley, the worlds most famous reggae icon, from July 14, 1978 until the stars death in May 1981. Mark's experience with Marley allows him to speak as an insider and confidant. Bob Marley was a very private man, yet Mark shares insights as to what contributed to Bob Marley's hypnotic charisma. Mark talks about Bob's religiosity as a Rasta, his favorite foods and drinks, and other personal aspects of Bob's inner character. He reports on some incredible adventures and experiences on all five continents such as the time in Italy where Bob Marley gathered nearly 200,000 fans more than the Pope, or when they were received by policemen with machine guns at the Frankfurt Airport, and then in Jamaica where fans carried tote bags full of marijuana. This book is full of anecdotes and background information that Mark Miller has put together to keep the vibes alive to honor the memory of his mentor and friend. He has reached deep into his archives, talked to old friends, and collected a lot of exclusive images and memorabilia. Bob Marley, authentic and up close!  


The Mark Miller Company


"Babylon By Jet World Music Festival" and MmGood Records


- France Tel: +33 6 42 50 87 93

Safeguarding reggae -

Damion Crawford wants UNESCO protection for cultural heritage

ARGUING THAT Jamaica could reap real benefits if it moves to protect the name 'Reggae', Damion Crawford, the junior minister with responsibility for entertainment, has told Parliament that the Government is getting ready to secure the brand under the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage.


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Damian Marley to rock the boat on reggae cruise

“Junior Gong” will be joined by other leading international and Jamaican acts on a five-night musical voyage from Miami to Montego Bay.

FLORIDA, United States– Grammy Award-winning Jamaican recording artist Damian “Junior Gong” Marley and Norwegian Cruise Line will reportedly launch the inaugural Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise in October next year.


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Orisha Sound & Sizzla Kalonji Embracing

Their Spot On The Jamaican Charts

As she gets ready for the release of her 15 track studio album later this month, Orisha Sound is enjoying the success of the albums’ lead single “embrace it”, which features Jamaican Reggae icon, Sizzla Kalonji. The song was released at the beginning of April and began to get global radio rotation almost immediately. “Embrace it” is now number 1 on the CVM Hit List chart and number 2 on Hype TV’s top 20 chart (two of Jamaica’s most respected music charts).


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 Irie Jamboree 2013 - Shabba Ranks, Wyclef, Kassav, Fay -Ann Lyons, Bunji Garlin, I-Octane & More Added - Labor Day Weekend in Brooklyn

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New Prizes just added: CDs from Big Mountain


New CDs in the Mix

New Reggae Single :: 

Paul Wayne Ft. Satellite Sound - "Summer Again"







Phone: 617-416-8137



Radio Version - Acappella Version

JAH SUN :: "The Journey of 1,000 miles" FREE DOWNLOAD

Larger Than Life Records and Dynasty Records are proud to present:

JAH SUN " The Journey of 1,000 miles" FREE DOWNLOAD.


"Journey of 1,000 miles is featured on Jah Sun's highly acclaimed album "Rise as One" and is also the first single from the "Broke Life Riddim" dropping mid July featuring: Gappy Ranks, Pressure Busspipe, Bobby Hustle, Exco Levi, Delly Ranx.



Scratchylus Latest Review Reset The Mindset Album of the Month

Reggae Vibes


Uproot Band :: Missing You



Ital Statistics

On This Day In Reggae

July 11

----: Producer/guitarist Willie Lindo (Wilbert Lindo) is born.

1947: John Holt is born in Kingston, Jamaica.

1957: Michael Rose, former member of Black Uhuru, now spelt Mykal Rose, is born.

1959: H.I.M. Haile Selassie I visits USSR.

Patriarch of All Russia Alexij and Metropolite Nikolaj meets H.I.M. Haile Selassie I upon arrival at Vnukovo Airport, Moscow.

1971: Show promoter Gavin Sharpe is born in Clarendon, Jamaica.

1977: Medal of Freedom awarded posthumously to Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. in a White House ceremony.

In Jah´s Name We Pray

"What is [the role of money] in the search for meaning? Is our relationship to it one of the chief factors that keeps us in our prison, or could it also be a tool for breaking out, for awakening to a life filled with intensity of purpose?"

-- Jacob Needleman

Reggae Airplay Charts

Jamaica Music Countdown June 28 - July 4, 2013

By Richie B, host – “Mellow Daybreak” on Mellow FM


Top 25 Dancehall Singles, Top 25 Reggae Singles and Top 10 Albums/CD Chart.


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Reggae Festivals This Month

To view our entire calendar of more than 500 festivals, click here!

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July 2013

Festival Name   Date City State Country
VICTORIA'S 14TH ANNUAL SKA FESTIVAL Tuesday-Saturday, July 9th-13th 2013 VICTORIA British Columbia Canada
Bababoom festival Wednesday-Sunday, July 10th-14th 2013 Fermo Fermo Italy
California WorldFest Thursday-Sunday, July 11th-14th 2013 Grass Valley California USA
Sunrise Reggae and Ska Festival Friday-Sunday, July 12th-14th 2013 Burtenbach Bayern Germany
SOCA REGGAE FESTIVAL Winnipeg Canada Friday-Sunday, July 12th-14th 2013 Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
Summa Jam Saturday-Saturday, July 13th-13th 2013 Ottawa Ontario Canada
Maple Ridge Caribbean Festival Saturday-Sunday, July 13th-14th 2013 Maple Ridge British Columbia Canada
Beneficial Reggae 2013 Saturday-Saturday, July 13th-13th 2013 Forestville California USA
2013 Utah Reggae Festival Saturday-Saturday, July 13th-13th 2013 Salt Lake City Utah USA
Beach Open Air Saturday-Saturday, July 13th-13th 2013 Grevenbroich Bitte geben Sie unten Germany
Seasplash Festival Thursday-Monday, July 18th-22nd 2013 Pula Istra Croatia
VENICE SUNSPLASH 2013 Friday-Tuesday, July 19th-23rd 2013 Venice Venice Italy
8th Annual Bayfront Reggae & World Music Festival Saturday-Saturday, July 20th-20th 2013 Duluth Minnesota USA
Midwest Sunsplsh Saturday-Saturday, July 20th-20th 2013 Neenah Wisconsin USA
Rastaplas Saturday-Saturday, July 20th-20th 2013 Zoetermeer zuid holland Netherlands
Reggae in theMountains~World Jam Saturday-Saturday, July 20th-20th 2013 Hailey Idaho USA
10th Annual Reggae Day Sunday-Sunday, July 21st-21st 2013 Laconia New Hampshire USA
Finish Di Fight Sunday-Sunday, July 21st-21st 2013 Burlington Iowa USA
LB27 Reggae and World Music Camp Wednesday-Sunday, July 24th-28th 2013 Hatvan   Hungary
GARANCE REGGAE FESTIVAL Wednesday-Sunday, July 24th-28th 2013 Bagnols-sur-Ceze GARD (30200) France
One Love Festival Thursday-Sunday, July 25th-28th 2013 Choggia Sottomarina Venice Italy
Tribal Fusion Faire X Thursday-Saturday, July 25th-27th 2013 arroyo grande California USA
Northwest World Regge Festival Thursday-Sunday, July 25th-28th 2013 Marcola Oregon USA
Reggae Vybzs Festival Friday-Sunday, July 26th-28th 2013 Oroville California USA
Reggae Pon The Mountain Saturday-Saturday, July 27th-27th 2013 Topanga Canyon California USA
Reggae 'pon the Mountain Saturday-Saturday, July 27th-27th 2013 Los Angeles California USA
Saskatoon Reggae and World Music Festival Saturday-Saturday, July 27th-27th 2013 Saskatoon Saskatchewan Canada
About Us

RBA Publishing Inc is home-based and women-run with headquarters in Reno, NV. We produce the annual Reggae Festival Guide print magazine (now in its 19th year), the top-ranking website:, and this weekly reggae e-newsletter: The Reggae e-Guide with 40,000 weekly subscribers.


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One Love,

Kaati and Crew


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