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March 16, 2017
reggae festival guide
Volume 14/Issue 11
News Flash
In Jah´s Name We Pray
Ital Statistics
New CDs in the Mix
Reggae Airplay Charts
Upcoming Reggae Festivals
News Flash
Courtney John's New Single "Yes We Are”
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When new music comes from Courtney John it's always something special.  Blessed with a gift for creating music that speaks to the human condition, Courtney John sings about love, about life, about relationships and about good times. His mission is simple– to make music that transcends time and leaves listeners happy and lifted.
His critically acclaimed album, Made in Jamaica, spawned the infectious hit single Lucky Man. Synchs for Lucky Man have included the movies Chef and Still Alice and television commercial for the brand Axe/Lynx.
The One Love Festival are pleased to announce…
UK’s Biggest Reggae and Ska Festival 
The One Love Festival are pleased to announce… UK’s Biggest Reggae and Ska Festival
The One Love 10th Year Anniversary Festival will be at:
Colebrook Lakes, Kingstanding Way, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 3UP
on 1st to 3rd September 2017.
Sativa D Black 1 Urge His Male Counterparts to "Walk Har Out"
And Say No To Domestic Abuse 
rfgAfter making a favourable impact with his comical "Petty Thieftrack off the YGF Records label, the assertive Jamaican reggae/dancehall artiste Sativa D Black 1 teased fans with a new single entitle, "Walk Har Out" on the CharmB Production label.
From St. Croix, we present: Reemah
For booking information contact Kufunya
Email - 347-972-0901
"Life is everything that I ever want - Reemah, Live in Love
Reemah, hailing from the island of St. Croix, is undeniably one of the most gifted and anticipated new Reggae artists across the industry. Having always been passionate about music, over the past few years she has been growing and planting the seeds that will turn the conscious music dial up a notch and send reggae audiences into a frenzy. This is prophecy.
As a performer, Reemah has been described as a captivating artist with a striking command and stage presence. Her messages are keen and her lyrics are absolutely brilliant. She is a gifted songwriter and has that rare tonal quality that separates the 'Greats from the Goods.' She is definitely the total package. Reemah is well on her way to creating timeless works that will speak to the hearts of people across the earth. This is prophecy.
Rock Dem - Reggae short film
“Rock Dem” is a short fiction movie about the struggles of a young artist pursuing his dream to be a Singer. The movie takes you through the Dancehall and Reggae scenes in Jamaica giving the audience a feel of what music is like on the Island and the rigours of what a young artist goes through to survive in the music industry.
“Rock Dem” was made in Jamaica, and was filmed and directed by Romain ‘Sherkhan’ Chiffre, Raatid Magic Films. Sherkhan is a young talented Film-maker who has been creating a buzz as his style and standard of films and videos is being sought after both locally and internationally. Rock Dem will highlight the versatility of the Director and also the actors.
For the first time on screen you will see Clayton Johnson known as “Exile Di Brave”incarnating the “Bushmaster”. Also featured in the film are some of Jamaica talented Artistes and Musicians such as Kazam Davis, Infinite, I-Waata, Yaadcore, whom is a prominent and local DJ on the Reggae scene and many more.
Jammin’ Reggae Fest
Bump, grind and wind your way to a Caribbean fiesta like no other!
Sharpen your Rastafarian lingo and make your way to the Jammin’ Reggae Fest on Saturday, 11 March 2017. The festival takes place at Hillcrest Quarry with the gates opening at 12pm. The 2017 Jammin Reggae Fest will play host to Cape Town's top reggae bands in a relaxed open air atmosphere.
Running in its third year, Jammin’ Reggae Fest is an annual celebration of reggae music with a Caribbean vibe. The line-up is jam packed with some of the biggest names in the reggae industry; with the inclusion of one of the top international reggae artists, Gentleman, it's going to be the line-up of the century. Other names on the star-studded line-up include The Rudimentals, whose hit ‘We Are One’ is currently trending on 5FM, Trenton & Free Radical, Sons of Selassie and Cape Town-based reggae DJ Triple Crown. Bush Radio’s Bashmouth will be the MC for the event.
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New CDs in the Mix
Prezident Brown - New Album Journeyman Pilgrimage 4/20 Release - Upcoming Show Dates
For Bookings, 
Contact Peter, Kings Music International
(510) 326-8445
Following his last 7 Track “Journeyman Ep” release April 2015, and a successful crowd funding campaign on “” Prezident Brown now comes forward with a full length, 14 track album “Journeyman Pilgrimage”.
This album is livicated to the memory of legendary producer and sound system operator Lawrence (Jack Ruby) Lindo. R.I.P. Prez’s experience as an MC with Jack Ruby’s Hi Power at 1 Muzik Ave, Ocho Rios, JA, was most instrumental in his formative years. There he got his first insight into music Production, Recording and the possibility of going international.
Contact Peter, Kings Music International at (510) 326-8445 or Email if you are interested in bookings.
Mackie Conscious Releases Brand New Song
rfgJamaica Recording artist Mackie Conscious Is releasing his reggae rendition of the song "All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You", The singer is hoping to make this song one more time  an international Hit, this time with a Jamaican Flavor.This song was recorded in Montego Bay at the Conscious Music Works  Recording studio
Jula Fatstash - Inna Real Life
Jula Fatstash, based in Amsterdam, is one of today’s most prominent dancehall artist in Europe. Jula, formerly known as Young Cashino, was born in Amsterdam to a Jamaican mother and a Croatian father. His songs are praised for their catchy and innovative sound and can be heard at every dancehall event in the Netherlands.
Queen Ifrica Climbs to Billboard top
rfgFOR the first time in three years, a female artiste is number one on the Billboard Reggae Album chart. Queen Ifrica’s Climb, released March 3 by VP Music Group, is on top this week.
The 17-track set is led by the song Trueversation (with Damian Marley). Other tracks include Love is Not Blind, Medical Marijuana, Black Woman and Rebellion.
This is Ifrica’s second album to chart on Billboard, following 2009’s Montego Bay which peaked at number nine. The last woman to top the Billboard reggae table was Etana in 2014 with I Rise.
Elovaters :: "Sunshine"
To try and describe the sound of The Elovaters is almost as futile as trying to describe the taste of a mango. Hailing from Boston, MA., the band is fronted by lead singer/songwriter/rhythm guitarist Jackson Wetherbee who as a solo Artist has toured internationally. With a strong dose of reggae as the major core of their sound, The Elovaters stands on its own as a newly emerging powerhouse in the pantheon of American reggae bands. Their scorching debut album The Cornerstone debuted at #9 on the Billboard Reggae Charts and with a recently released new single “Sunshine” and an accompanying music video; the band is destined to gain overwhelming attention among reggae fans worldwide.
JaSkaMon | homegrown in the Pacific Northwest
JrfgaSkaMon (pronounced ja*ska*mon, refering to "spirit, music, and humanity") is a pop music project based in Oregon that blends Americana with Caribbean beats. Led by singer-songwriter guitarist Barry Klusman, the band has a core of five musicians including Klusman, Rodney Turner, Jim and Pam Caldwell, and Louis Butts. Other players are added when called for. JaSkaMon's attributes are a long list of hook-laden tunes that are rhythmically charged for dancing, tight harmony singing by all five, strong percussion, and infectious horn lines.
JaSkaMon has produced four CDs since their inception in March of 2013; "Sword & Plow", "All The People", and their 2015 release, "432". 432 refers to the use of "natural tuning" which was utilized when they recorded at The Lab Studio in Portland, Or. with John Neff (see David Lynch, Journey, Willie Nelson, etc.) at the controls.
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"What we're after in Prospering is nothing less than a major shift in consciousness-in the attitudes, beliefs, and ideas you have about yourself and your relationship to money."
- Jerrold Mundis
Reggae Airplay Charts
Jamaica Music Countdown March 3-9, 2017
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Top 25 Dancehall Singles, Top 25 Reggae Singles and Top 10 Albums/CD Chart.
Full Chart
Ital Statistics
On This Day in Reggae - March 16th
1970: Dennis Brown records "Things In Life" for Lloyd Daley, The Matador. It can be heard on a compilation "Lloyd Daley's Matador Productions, 1968-1972" (Heartbeat HB 92).

1993: Snow's single "Informer" [East West] is certified Gold and Platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).

2005: Justin Hinds passes away (dies of lung cancer).
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Upcoming Festivals
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
Chesapeake Bay Reggae Fest
May-20-2017 - May-21-2017, hampton, Virginia, 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
Levitate Music & Arts Festival
Jul-08-2017 - Jul-09-2017, Marshfield, Massachusetts, 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
Northwest World Reggae Festival
Jul-28-2017 - Jul-30-2017, Marcola, Oregon, USA
Hail the King Fest
Jul-29-2017 - Jul-30-2017, Bronx, New York, USA
Jul-29-2017 - Jul-30-2017, Barry, United Kingdom
Reggae On The River, 33rd Annual
Aug-03-2017 - Aug-06-2017, French's Camp/Piercy/Garberville, California, 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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