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February 16, 2017
reggae festival guide
Volume 14/Issue 7
News Flash
In Jah´s Name We Pray
Upcoming Reggae Festivals
New CDs in the Mix
Ital Statistics
News Flash
BRT Weekend: Party Tour Vacation Getaway set for Punta Cana,
Dominican Republic
The very first party tour, BRT Weekend is set to touch down in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic on March 30, 2017. The weekend will comprise of a series of electrifying events, featuring great music and entertainment by some of the best DJs, hosts, and artists from around the world. It will be all-inclusive with delicious food and drinks for free. The ambiance of the parties will leave thousands of anticipated supporters, also known as BRT Weekenders, hypnotized and mesmerized by the ethereal attractions of each themed party.
It is strongly suggested that weekenders stay at least five or more days to embrace the Dominican Republic culture and relish the greatest music of the Caribbean.
Julian Marley, Capleton, Mavado, Sizzla, DMX, Charly Black,
Matamba and Kreesha Turner To Perform At 9 Mile Festival
March 11th at the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park
Smilin Island Food is pleased to present the 24th Annual 9 Mile Music Festival. The event will be held on March 11th at the beautiful Historic Virginia Key Beach Park located at 4020 Virginia Beach Drive, Miami, FL. Doors will open at 1pm, rain or shine.
The festival will be hosted by Lance’O of Kulcha Shok Muzic and will include performances by DMX, Julian Marley, Capleton, Mavado, Sizzla, Kreesha Turner, Charly Black, Matamba, DJ sets by Jahstream and Mighty Crown, and more. Further lineup announcements will be made soon.
Besides the music, there will be a holistic village with services such as acupuncture, massages, and yoga, as well as nutritionists and life coaches. We will also have body painting and a drum circle on the beach. Although this is an adult festival, children under 10 enter free as long as they are escorted by a guardian.
Mighty Mystic West Coast - Spring Break TOUR March 17-25
Watch "RasTa: A Soul's Jouney - Full Movie | Snagfilms" on YouTube
Alkaline Headlines Dancehall Night at Reggae Sumfest
Kingston, Jamaica: Reggae Sumfest has a New Level Unlocked, with the confirmation of dancehall star Alkaline for Friday July 22, Dancehall Night at the 25th staging of the Greatest Reggae Show on Earth. This reaffirms the organiser’s commitment to showcasing the best of Jamaican music as the event moves to a weeklong Festival. Reggae Sumfest 2017 kicks off on Sunday July 16 and culminates at Catherine Hall with a two day concert on July 22 and 23.
Josef Bogdanovich, Chairman of Downsound Entertainment, organisers of the Festival assures fans that the line-up of events and musicians scheduled for the new week of activities is exciting and explosive. “Reggae Sumfest has a tradition of a powerful display of music and craftsmanship on a stage of first world standard production and the team has worked diligently to ensure this year’s event is an experience of the best about Jamaican music,” he explained.
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New CDs in the Mix
Jamaica’s Singing Sensation, Thriller U, Re-releases “In Common”
in time for Valentines Day and Ahead of New Album
rfgNyah Bless Music, the label and management company behind recording artist Thriller U, is gearing up to release the singer’s first album in years. To that end, they have re-released the single “In Common” which was initially publicized a year ago. The song will serve as the first single from the project, which is titled “Genres.”
“In Common” was produced by Hopeton Brown, who is also the head of Nyah Bless Music. Additional information regarding Thriller U’s album will be made available shortly. In the meantime, persons are encouraged to download and enjoy “In Common” via the following link.
Thriller U will be available for interviews all week long. Radio stations interested in featuring him on their program should send an email  to schedule date and time.
New Album Release From Grammy Nominated Reggae Legend Tippa Irie
Available now on all Digital Service - Providers Worldwide
To Buy CDs, Merchandise and more information on TIPPA IRIE / Lockdown Productions visit website and follow on Facebook.
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Skip Marley Signed to Island Records
rfg“Lions” Debut Single, Generational Call To Action Out Now!
“We are the lions, we are the chosen
We gonna shine out the dark
We are the movement, this generation
You better know who we are, who we are.”
(“Lions” by Skip Marley)
Hempress Sativa - New Album Release, Unconquerebel
rfgHempress Sativa hosted an album launch gathering in Kingston Jamaica celebrating the release of her new CD Unconquerebel. The gathering was a great success with many of the top roots reggae artists coming out and giving her their love and support.
After Jah9 and Xana Romeo, another powerful female artiste puts her release on the international agenda: Kerida Johnson aka Hempress Sativa presents her debut album called Unconquerebel. With thirteen tracks, the lioness roars at us from the den of Conquering Lion Records, with executive producer Christopher Mattis pon di controls and additional mane-shaking by DubRobot (We All) and Paolo Baldini (Wah Da Da Deng).
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Karamanti & Mikey General Shoot Video for “Back Against The wall”
On Wednesday, January 25th, Karamanti and Mikey General got together in Seaview Gardens in Kingston, Jamaica, to shoot the official video for their single, “Back Against The Wall.” The song, which was released at the end of 2016, has been getting heavy rotation by countless reggae selectors (radio, club and street) from all over the world.
“Back Against The Wall” is the lead single from Karamanti’s EP, which is scheduled to be released at the end of February. The song can be streamed and downloaded via website.
The video was directed by Karamanti and shot by Mackamilli from Musical Xtremist. It is now being edited and will be released in February ahead of Karamanti’s upcoming EP. Here is what Mikey General had to say about the video shoot.
Judgement - New album by I-taweh
"JUDGEMENT" is I-taweh's second album, and includes the previously released singles and videos "Never Fade Away" and "Herb Treez".
I-taweh, also popularly known as Danny Gitz, is a songwriter, guitarist, singer and producer who hails from the district of Prickly Pole in the hills of rural St. Ann, Jamaica. His debut album "Overload" was released in 2011, and was followed by a tour of several cities in the USA.
For bookings contact: Tap Nat Muzik, Inc.
540 Fircrest DriveUkiah, CA 95482
QQ :: "Bun (Cheat Pon Me)"
Artiste Name : QQ
Song Title : Bun (Cheat Pon Me)
Producer : College Boiz Productions
Taya ft Yellow man :: "Money Worries"
Hot new collaboration single "Money Worries" by new female sensation Taya ft one of dancehall's greatest legend Yellow man. An extensive hit from the Maytones (Reggae band) "Money Worries" has left a significant mark in the musical sales in the 1980's. Now available on Itunes and produced by L&R Stardust Label, this rendition of "Money Worries" by Taya ft Yellow Man is another musical storm for all music lovers out there.
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Ital Statistics
On This Day in Reggae - February 16th
1969: Spanner Banner is born.
1974: Nikki (Nicole Marcella Burt) is born in Port Antonio, Portland, Jamaica.
1993: Hemp cultivation legalized in U.K.
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Upcoming Festivals
Ahfomad Surrey, BC
Feb-16-2017 - Feb-18-2017, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Feb-17-2017 - Feb-18-2017, Tijuana, Mexico
Stepping High Ganja Festival
Mar-04-2017 - Mar-05-2017, Negril, Jamaica
Jungle Jam Festival
Mar-09-2017 - Mar-12-2017, Jaco, Costa Rica
ATX Wildfire
Mar-10-2017 - Mar-12-2017, Austin, Texas, USA
9 Mile Music Festival, 24th Annual
Mar-11-2017, Miami, Florida, USA
AbiReggae Festival
Apr-06-2017 - Apr-09-2017, Shashemene, Ethiopia
Rastafest in the Village
Apr-08-2017 - Apr-09-2017, Montego Bay, Jamaica
Bocas Music Fest 2017
Apr-15-2017, EL VALLE DE ANTÓN, Panama
Fyah on the Water
Apr-20-2017 - Apr-22-2017, Wilseyville, California, USA
Rosarito Reggae Festival
Apr-21-2017 - Apr-22-2017, Rosarito, Mexico
Kaya Fest
Apr-22-2017, Miami, Florida, USA
Natural Mystic
Apr-29-2017 - May-01-2017, Gornji Milanovac, Serbia
Dis Poem Wordz & Agro Festival
Apr-30-2017, Portland, Jamaica
BRT Weekend
May-05-2017 - May-07-2017, California , California, USA
Sunshine Reggae Festival
May-12-2017 - May-15-2017, Lauterbourg, France
Spring Fever Festival
May-20-2017 - May-21-2017, Pauma Valley, California, USA
California Roots Music and Arts Festival
May-26-2017 - May-28-2017, Monterey, CA, California, USA
Island Reggae Festival 6th Annual
Jul-08-2017, San Jose, California, USA
Victoria's Ska & Reggae Festival, 18th Annual
Jun-14-2017 - Jun-18-2017, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Sierra Nevada World Music Festival
Jun-16-2017 - Jun-18-2017, Boonville Mendocino County , California, USA
Africa Oye
Jun-17-2017 - Jun-18-2017, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Summerjam Festival 2017, The 32nd
Jun-30-2017 - Jul-02-2017, Cologne, Germany
International Reggae Day
Jul-01-2017, Kingston, Jamaica
BRT Weekend
Jul-06-2017 - Jul-09-2017, New York, New York, USA
Montenegro Sun Reggae Festival
Jul-07-2017 - Jul-10-2017, Budva, Montenegro
Island Reggae Festival 6th Annual
Jul-08-2017, San Jose, California, USA
Bayfront Reggae & World Music Festival,12th Annual
Jul-15-2017, Duluth,Minnesota, USA
Battle Creek Caribbean Festival
Jul-15-2017, Battle Creek, Michigan, USA
Reggae Sumfest
Jul-16-2017 - Jul-22-2017, Montego Bay, Jamaica
Seasplash Festival 2017
Jul-20-2017 - Jul-23-2017, Pula, Croatia
Reggae Jam Festival 2017
Jul-28-2017 - Jul-30-2017, Bersenbrück, Germany
Hail the King Fest
Jul-29-2017 - Jul-30-2017, Bronx, New York, USA
Caribbean Afr'am Festival
Aug-04-2017 - Aug-05-2017, Killeen, Texas, USA
One Love Westcoast Festival
Aug-11-2017 - Aug-13-2017, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Rototom Sunsplash
Aug-12-2017 - Aug-19-2017, Benicassim, Spain
Uppsala Reggae Festival 2017
Aug-12-2017, Uppsala , Sweden
Calgary ReggaeFest
Aug-17-2017 - Aug-19-2017, Cagary, Alberta, Canada
Aug-18-2017 - Aug-20-2017, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
One Love Festival 2017
Sep-01-2017 - Sep-03-2017, London, United Kingdom
Soul Rebel Festival,16th Annual
Sep-09-2017, boulder, Colorado, USA
BRT Weekend
Nov-03-2017 - Nov-05-2017, Florida Keys, Florida, USA
Bayou Bacchanal
Nov-04-2017, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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