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The cousin of R&B/soul singer Betty Wright, Williams began his music career in 1984 as a child when he performed as Big Belly Youth for the Golden Touch sound system in New York. His stage name, a reference to his stature, was given to him by Nitty Gritty. The local production team of Ras Shaka and Knotty B recorded Williams’ debut, ‘You Say You Love Jah’, over the rhythm of the Bob Marley’s ‘Natural Mystic’. With the revival of roots and culture Ras Shaka advised the singer to change his name to Ras Shiloh. Under the new moniker he released a series of roots tunes, including ‘Time’ and ‘Jah Calling’.
In the mid-90s, having established his career in New York, Ras Shiloh relocated to Jamaica. The singer embarked on a series of recording sessions with top producers including, Donovan Germain (‘Child Of A Slave’) and Tony Rebel (‘Are You Satisfied’). With Buju Banton, Ras Shiloh performed ‘Give I Strength’, that was featured on Banton’s Inna Heights. In November 1997, the singer returned to New York where Ras Shiloh & Idrens Chants was released to critical acclaim. The stand-out tracks include ‘Virtuous Woman’, ‘Cocaine Cowboys’, and a classic combination with Shelene Thomas on ‘Caught Up In The Circle’. He embarked on a tour of the east coast with Rebel and the Flames crew followed by a tour of Europe supporting Yammie Bolo. In addition to his hectic touring schedule Ras Shiloh worked on sessions for his second album with Knotty B and Noel Alphonso (the son of Roland Alphonso). To promote Babylon You Doom he participated in New York’s Culturama festival and the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival and toured Florida and the west coast. Further hits ensued including, ‘Brass Gates’, ‘Child Of A Slave’ and ‘Are You Satisfied’. In 1999, the singer performed in 48 major cities of the USA, Canada and the Caribbean as well as a making a guest appearance on the Jay Leno television show in America. His third album, Listen Well, featured guest productions from artists such as Rebel, Morgan Heritage, and Philip ‘Fatis’ Burrell.
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Lake Tahoe Fall Harvest Reggae Jam - November 29
Black Uhuru are a Jamaican reggae group formed in the Waterhouse district of Kingston Jamaica in 1972, initially as Uhuru (Swahili for 'freedom'). Over the years, despite several line-up changes, Black Uhuru has released many successful albums and remained one of the most important reggae artists in the world.
Derrick "Duckie" Simpson, Garth Dennis, and Don Carlos started the group in the early seventies. Subsequently, Carlos left to pursue a solo career, as did Dennis to join The Wailing Souls. Simpson formed a new version of Uhuru with Errol Nelson (of The Jayes) and Michael Rose, taking the name Black Sounds Uhuru. Their Prince Jammy-produced debut album, Love Crisis, was released in 1977. Nelson returned to The Jayes in late 1977, and was replaced the following year by Sandra “Puma” Jones, a social worker from South Carolina USA, and the band now took on their most familiar name, Black Uhuru.
I-TAWEH - HOT A ROAD FALL TOUR
I-TAWEH & The Reggae Lions w/ Special guest Nambo Robinson
Fri Nov 8: The Zebra Cocktail 321 E Main St Bozeman, Mt
Sat Nov 9: Alcan Bar 16780 Beckwith St., Frenchtown, MT
Mon Nov 11: Mystic Hot springs, 475 E. 100 North Monroe, UT
Tue Nov 12: Mystic Hot Springs 475 E. 100 North Monroe, UT
Wed Nov 13: Last Chance, 620 S 9th St, Gunnison, CO
Thurs Nov 14: Quixotes 314 E 13th Ave. Denver CO
Fri Nov 15 & Sat Nov 16: The Tap House 729 Lincoln Ave Steamboat Springs, CO
Wed Nov 20: Taos Mesa Brewery 20 ABC Mesa Rd.Taos, New Mexico
Thurs Nov 21:Santa Fe SOL, Santa Fe, NM
Sgt Remo Debuts Second Video Thunder &
Lightning from the Life is for Living Ep
Mexican born Reggae artist Sgt Remo’s debuts his sophomore official music video effort. The video is his second video release from the Life is for Living EP which has made some waves in the Reggae community following his debut video release No Man Stranded
this summer. This video was filmed on location throughout New Mexico’s scenic landscape which provided a rich and picturesque backdrop to this hypnotic roots Reggae composition. This is one of Sgt Remo’s most introspective songs on the EP as he addresses the afflictions that plague not our only our society but his own personal world as well. The video takes viewers on a thought provoking and vibrant journey through the beautiful New Mexico landscape and Sgt Remo’s striking lyrical ability.
Thunder & Lightning is the second single from the debut EP Life is for Living and was directed by Jon Sims from No Reservations Productions. Sgt. Remo joins forces with a diverse group of reggae producers from all over North America on his new album released by Jah Yutes Entertainment. The EP includes five socially-conscious roots and culture smash hits, which continue to delight audiences with his rich vocals and reflective writing ability. Please visit Sgt. Remo Music at the official website for the latest updates. Subscribe to Sgt. Remo’s official YouTube page and don’t forget to like the Sgt. Remo Music page on Facebook.
"Lake Tahoe Fall Harvest Reggae Jam" Grammy Award Winning Reggae Superstar SHAGGY + special guests: THRIVE
Jah Mix Records drops new Gregory Isaacs track
Three years after his death, there is a new Gregory Isaacs track on the streets.
The track, The Next 45 Minutes
, is on a new CD titled Reggae Champions Unleashed
, a 12-track album produced by Ronald 'Charlie' Abrahams, of Jah Mix Productions, on his Jah Mix Records label
Abrahams was in Ocho Rios
recently as he sought to promote the album in Jamaica.
"The Next 45 Minutes was recorded years ago, but we just decide to put it out now," Abrahams told Entertainment Avenue.
The song is typical Gregory Isaacs lover's rock, in which he is telling his girlfriend that he will be visiting her in 45 minutes.
The album, as indicated by its title, features several huge reggae
stars including Michael Rose, Luciano, Yami Bolo, Anthony B, Bounty Killer, Mickey Spice, George Nooks and Frankie Paul.
Also featured are up-and-coming artistes Exco Levi, Ryan and Sizemi, and Howie Smart.
Michael Rose's Walk and Talk, on the same rhythm as the Gregory Isaacs' track, sounds destined to be a hit.
Frankie Paul's You Got My Love
, on the 'Stars' rhythm (remember Cornell Campbell and The Eternals' Studio One hit?) seems destined for a lot of airplay
The album was released at the end of July and is distributed by VP Records affiliate, VPal.
Reggae Champions Unleashed follows Jah Mix's release of a reggae-jazz fusion album by saxophonist I-Sax.
"I-Sax is a music teacher, he plays in my band. What we do is mix his jazz background with the reggae; some people say it's reggae, some say it's jazz, it's up to each person's interpretation," Abrahams explained.
Abrahams is a veteran in the reggae music business, a former manager of the Abyssinians and affiliated with the late Jack Ruby and also Clement 'Sir Coxson' Dodd's Studio One.
Reggae Champions Unleashed (Jah Mix Records)
- Run Come Give Mi
- Trial and Crosses
- You Got My Love
- Bird Flu
- The Next 45 Minutes
- Walk and Talk
- Love Will Save the Day
- I Wish
- Love Story
12. Howie Smart - Count Your Blessings
South Africa - Reggae, Roots and Culture at Maboneng on
23rd November 2013
A line-up of heavyweight international and South African acts is set to add fire to the inaugural Reggae, Roots and Culture at Maboneng on 23rd November 2013.Leading the charge is UK-based LEGEND, a group of seven vocalists and musicians dedicated to the life and music of the late, great Bob Marley.
Reggae Shack is back on the air – Reno, NV
Reggae music is back the airwaves of the Reno Nevada area and streaming live worldwide as the Reggae Shack returns to KTHX 100.1 fm Reno/Lake Tahoe and myradiox.com
DJ Tracy Moore, who founded the Reggae Shack on the "X" back in 2003 and who hosted Reno's first reggae radio show on public station KUNR in the 80's and 90's, is back after a nearly three month hiatus from the show.
Moore, now 52, recently shorn of his few remaining dreadlocks, has dropped his "Too Dread" DJ nickname, but is as livicated as ever to providing the best and most conscious musical examples of what reggae has to offer, from reggae's vaunted past right up to the present moment.
Moore has added a new weekly feature to the Shack, called the "Scratchy Vinyl Track of the Week," in which he highlights a selection drawn from his extensive collection of old school reggae vinyl, much of it gleaned from his several journeys to Jamaica back in the day.
Tune in to the Reggae Shack every Sunday evening, 8 pm to 10 pm, 100.1 KTHX fm Reno, and myradiox.com
Rapper JRich "If you don't know where you're from; you won't know where you're going"
Within a few months of campaigning in Jamaican
, Canadian rapper JRich topped major video countdown charts, received continuous radio airplay and made the playlist of several street cd mixes with his 'Love and Joy
' collaboration featuring international reggae artiste Warrior King. So encouraging were the results from the promotion the young rap artiste took the decision to release other tracks he done in Jamaica, his latest? a new single entitled, "One Time.
Of Jamaican parents and true to his craft, JRich's body of work presented to local jocks were impressive, some local djs are totally into his powerful messages and smooth flow. On releasing 'One Time,' local radios 'turn out' the track, pumping it hard and quickly increased daily spins to an all time high. An optimistic and hard working individual, who is cognisant of the fact that his journey will never be easy, said in a recent post on instagram, "Had a studio session till 4am. Had to look at this every once in a while (referring to a photo of Maestro Fresh Wes) as a reminder that it ain't easy to be a #Toronto Artist and be accepted internationally but it can be done. He went on to thank "all those who paved the way before.." and hashtag among others the following statement 'all this time in the studio means only one thing.'
A new video has been released in Jamaica for a collaboration entitled, "Yes I Can" which he recorded with yet another Jamaican artiste called Solution. This video has already gained momentum on local channels and from the feedback will be likely another chart topper for the Canadian. Check out JRich's Music
and interviews as well as follow the 22 year old rapper on twitter @jrichto
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For awhile it was .99 but reggae fans around the world are used to all of our media products being free. So we listened to it and it is a free download through itunes.
What can you expect to find on the app: Reggae news, tours, new releases, music to listen to, and of course, dozens of festivals. Everything reggae in the palm of your hand.
Another Man by Inna Sense for new Cd release
Inna Sense Their song is 'Another Man'
A ditty Jimi Dred (lead singer, songwriter & keyboardist) wrote about a lady he truly loved and found her 'playing around.' A reverse of roles one might suggest so he said it time to find 'Another Man.'
Inna Sense is the longest standing reggae band in the state after their return from Philadelphia & Ocean City Maryland for a ten year stay. They are also the hardest working reggae band out there too. Playing the state every week. Also touring the East Coast from time to time and still visiting their old stomping grounds like Seacrets & working with reggae promoter Jamaican Dave in Philly.
Reggae Kulcha is a new compilation series from Kulcha Shok Muzik to promote good songs of either reggae, reggae based or highly influenced by reggae.
KHALILAH ROSE!!!! the new face of Jamaica's roots reggae music!! New releases and info!
Already scored number one in Italy with Turbulence "Unite and Be Strong" and in Argentina...number two for ten weeks!...the most played female artist on the radio in Guyana,South Africa,Aruba,New York,Australia,Nigeria.... and the most prolific...female in Jamaica presently............This is KHALILAH ROSE!!!!............the movement of RASTAFARI!!! from Bull BAY to the world!
Brina - Seeds Of Freedom - Official Campaign Song - new release
Jamaican singer Brina writes and records worldwide campaign song for environmental group Seed Freedom India and Navdanya Seed Bank for Seed Freedom and Food Freedom
Download song from Bandcamp here Downloads also available from iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon and all major download sites. Profits from this song will go towards Seed Freedom in Jamaica and the Caribbean.
Brina has been sharing her brand of positive and uplifting world roots reggae, performing this year in Europe as well as opening for Jimmy Cliff, The Congos and other major Jamaican artists, and playing with the Afro-Beat band Liquid Sun Orchestra in Belgium and The Netherlands. Now Brina is reaching to the sky with her musical talent.
Seed Freedom calls on the people of the world to join Dr Vandana Shiva, to organize and concentrate our energies to liberate our seeds and our food from the toxic, greedy and lethal clutches of Monsanto and other biotech giants. It calls for worldwide observation World Food Day on 16th October, and honouring real food heroes.
Brina has answered the call with the song “Seeds of Freedom”. As she explains: “It reminds us in a subtle way to think back to the days when everyone knew where their food came from, when we planted what we would eat and ate what we grew. Now corporations dictate to us how our very lives should be – life begins with the seed.” As Dr Vandana Shiva puts it: “A seed is the source of life and the first link in the food chain. Corporate control of seeds is control over our lives, our food and our freedom.”
urges everyone to support these efforts and promote this song among young people of the world, as she finds it vital to reinforce positive foundations and enduring messages in the minds of the young – our future generation. You can find Brina – Seeds of Freedom
on YouTube; to learn more about the efforts of Dr. Vandana Shiva, go to www.seedfreedom.in
Brand New Single by Tom laing -
One More Thing Prod. by Top Tier Records
Tom LaingSong Title:
One More ThingProducer:
Top Tier Records
Tom Laing's No.1 Single Finally Free Prod. by Black Scorpio
Watch Official Music Video Here
Download More from Tom Laing Here
For More info on Tom Laing Please Contact Top Tier Records at:1-718-338-3289 or Email [email protected]
Brand New Reggae Single by Mystic Bowie -
More to Life Prod. by Funkyska Music Productions
Brand New Single by King Mas -
Miss Vanity Prod. by Nature's Way Ent./Typhoon Music Group
New Release - Seefari Reggae
Song Title: Mellow Mood (featuring Ijahmelody)
Award-winning Reggae Artist Seefari's latest single is a cover of Bob Marley's classic love song "Mellow Mood".
This single by SEEFARI features additional vocals from Ijahmelody. Mellow Mood is a staple of SEEFARI & Ijahmelody's live show. The married couple often perform as a duo, as well as with Seefari's world-class band. SEEFARI's soulful interpretation of this Marley classic is influenced not only by Bob Marley but also by reggae and soul vocalists like Beres Hammond, Dennis Brown, Al Green and Marvin Gaye.
Release Date: October 21, 2013
Genre: Reggae, Lovers Rock, R&B
Young, talented and ambitious define HIRIE as an individual and as an artist. Stirring up island-inspired vibes with sounds of roots, reggae and pop while also applying her smooth, sweet and naturally pop-sounding voice to blend it all together. HIRIE will undoubtedly be a driving force in new-age music.
Born in the Philippines, raised in Italy and living the biggest and most influential portion of her life in Hawaii, HIRIE considers herself an island girl at heart. The experiences she's had living on Oahu have taken her on a musical journey worth listening to by all who appreciate her genuine take on love and life.
2013 is the year HIRIE enters the music industry. With sheer determination she aims to deliver music that entertains both reggae and pop lovers alike.
Charm, passion for people, positive and uplifting messages, and memorable hooks and melodies are offered for all in her upcoming, self-titled album:
HIRIE is a lifestyle I want people to love and become accustomed to.
The island-way of living is contagious; healing the mind, body and spirit. The same goes for its music. When people hear my songs, I want them to feel disconnected from their troubles. Music that brings you to a positive place: that's reggae. Music that lifts you to higher
space: that's HIRIE.
Follow the link
for Hirie's new video for Sensi Boy
New Cali P Single: "Tomorrow"
HEMP HIGHER PRODUCTIONS is proud to present CALI P's new single: "Tomorrow" - NOW AVAILABLE ON ITUNES!
CALI P is currently in europe for shows, media promotion and preparing the release of his forthcoming album "musicCali sPeaKING" (Produced by legendary producer BOBBY "DIGITAL B" DIXON).
In the meantime his fans will be glad to have some new Material to listen to. Just as most of his previous singles ("Jah rule the world", "Don't give up", etc..) CALI P delivers a powerful message with a sweet melody.. which is exactly what he does best.
Unsurprisingly, He chose a "one drop" riddim for the song (produced by RIGA & JAHNATON), and preaches that there is "no need to Keep your head down" as "Tomorrow can only be better".
The track is a self-empowering song in which every single person who works hard in life in order to better their situation will be able to relate to - whatever gets thrown in your path, as long as you keep on trodding on, if things are bad - they can only get better.
The official video will be premiering EXCLUSIVELY
(over 2,5 million followers on facebook) on OCTOBER 13TH 2013.
Radio Dj's, online media and youtube channels please contact us for your promotional copy of the song.
On This Day in Reggae - November 7th
1979: DJ Nuclear (Dwight White) is born.1989: Peter Metro beats Lady Junie on the head with a bottle at Gemini Club after a heated exchange. Junie has put seven stitches.
"It ain't so much trouble to get rich as it is to tell
when we have got rich."
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