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September 7, 2017
reggae festival guide
Volume 14/Issue 35
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In Jah´s Name We Pray
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New CDs in the Mix
Reggae Airplay Charts
Upcoming Reggae Festivals
News Flash
BRT Weekend 2017 Caribbean Festival Tour returns to Florida Keys November 3 - 5
New Jersey CANNOT outshine Florida…
The Challenge is ON!
 After breaking their attendance record in Atlantic City July 7 to July 9, BRT Weekend organizers are gearing up for the last lap of the 2017 Caribbean festival tour. The tour returns to its birthplace in the Florida Keys., November 3 to November 5. The line-up for next upcoming BRT will be announced “very soon”; however, “Atlantic City cannot outdo the Keys… Expect the unexpected.” according Hans Mullings, organizer and Florida resident”. 
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Upcoming shows at the Mateel Community Center, Southern Humboldt, CA
Reggae artist Anthony B Live in Concert
Anthony B brings his high energy, engaging performance and songwriting, both revolutionary and entertaining to the Mateel (59 Rusk Lane, Redway) for a show Saturday, September 9th with the Altar Tones as a support act. The show starts at 9pm and doors are at 8pm.  Advance tickets are available at
Shaggy Live at the Mateel
Ineffable Live and Mateel Community Center present Grammy winning, multi-platinum Reggae artist Shaggy, Tuesday, September 12th for an all-ages show with DJ RunDat as a support act. The show starts at 9pm and doors are at 8pm. Tickets are available in advance for $35 online at or at regional ticket outlets. The tickets are $40 on the day of show.
Kabaka Pyramid Joining the Damian Marley "Stony Hill" Fall Tour 2017
in the USA (Except dates with *)
Earl "Wya" Lindo Passed on to Zion
Sadly I report that Wailers keyboardist Earl "Wya" Lindo passed on to Zion today in London. My thoughts, love & prayers go out to the family, friends, colleagues & fans of this immensely talented musician. Bob Marley saw his talent & potential at a very young age & brought him into the studio & then on the road. I met him in Kingston in the mid-80s...very quiet, soft many geniuses are...This is from The Wailers band website: 
Earl “Wire” Lindo (sometimes referred to as “Wya”) is a Jamaican reggae musician, born 7 January 1953. He is a member of The Wailers and has collaborated with numerous reggae artists including Burning Spear."
Wya was recently in the studio recording & Jah willing, we will hear his final music soon. Rest In Peace & Power brother
ANTHONY B on Tour This September in California
Anthony B, the conscious Bobo Dread whose razor-sharp lyrics and entrancing performances have set ‘Fire Pon Rome’ and propelled him to the frontlines of reggae music is touring Northern California this September. Catch his music at a venue near you.
Thursday, September 7, 2017
New Parish
579 – 18th St, Oakland, CA
(510) 444-7474
Buy Tix Here
Saturday, September 9, 2017
Mateel Community Center
59 Rusk Lane, Redway, CA
(707) 923-3368
Buy Tix Here
Sunday, September 10, 2017
Sea Legs at the Beach
17851 PCH, Huntington Beach, CA
(714) 698-4188
 Island Roots and Culture Festival
Roszell Gardens Wedding and Events Center
7561 East Evans Road
San Antonio, TX 78266
Friday, September 29, 2017 2:00PM - 2:00AM (CDT)
Saturday, September 30, 2017 11:00AM - 2:00 AM (CDT)
The phenomenal success of the 25th annual Reggae Sumfest presented by Red Stripe & Downsound Entertainment is still being talked about worldwide. The concerts are available to watch free on the Reggae Sumfest Youtube channel here.
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Have you read our 23rd Annual 2017 Digital E-Magazine yet?
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New CDs in the Mix
Paapa Wastik Shares Upcoming Album "I-Story" Artwork
Ghana's  international Reggae artist Paapa Wastik shares his  upcoming album I-STORY front cover artwork with his fans via his Facebook page today. The artwork which was created by Ras Elijah TafarI is indeed a master piece. I-STORY is a 14 tracks album with different flavors of style, vibes, and sound, with a great message that uplift, inspire, educate and also entertain humanity. 
The album was mainly produced by one of the Africa's finest producer King OJA420 from 420Studios Cape Coast, Ghana, except three songs which was produced by Spirit Revolution outta France. According to Paapa Wastik, he started working on this album immediately after he released his 3rd album "Unity For Africa" in 2012. The album is currently going through the final touches and is officially been mastered by Gary Hobish at A HAMMER Mastering Studios in San Francisco California. I-STORY is scheduled to be released before the end of the year and will be digitally distributed by Zojak Worldwide. 
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Ras Majesty new CD “Summer Daze” now available on YouTube and iTunes
Reggae Artist and Producer Ras Majesty releases his second highly anticipated hit single Summer Daze, on Friday August 11th 2017.
A contrasting vibe from his first single ‘Pik We Up’; the new single ‘Summer Daze’ is a Roots/Lovers Rock blend, that embodies an uplifting and feel-good island sound.
The song depicts the beginnings of a summertime romance placed on an island in the tropics. While the video shot in Oahu, Hawaii, lets you live the experience with visuals of dreamy tropical landscapes, and a local love interest.
Hailing from the Bay Area by way of Hawaii, Ras Majesty has settled in Brooklyn, NYC and has been deep in the works curating his new single, and upcoming EP that would best be described as chocked full of roots reggae riddims, expression, and a message of truth. The collection leaves you spirited, powerful and uplifted. Ras majesty is a multi-talented artist producing tunes and videos in his own studio in Bedstuy under his self-run label Grand Lion Productions.
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Reggae Airplay Charts
Jamaica Music Countdown August 25-31, 2017
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Top 25 Dancehall Singles, Top 25 Reggae Singles and Top 10 Albums/CD Chart.
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Ital Statistics
On This Day in Reggae - September 7th
1961: Masahiko Kitahara [Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra; trombone] is born in Yokohama, Japan.
1975: Emcee Nuffy (Andrew Nelson) is born in Spanish Town, St. Catherine.
1996: A memorial dance for Nicodemus (d. August 26 in N.Y.) at the Culture Club, Brooklyn, New York, USA.
2002: DJ Galaxy P is shot and injured by gunmen who entered his house in Portmore.
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Upcoming Reggae Festivals
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Upcoming Festivals
Montana State Hemp and Cannabis Festival
Sep-08-2017 - Sep-10-2017, Lolo, Montana, USA
Soul Rebel Festival,16th Annual
Sep-09-2017, boulder, Colorado, USA
Caribbean Nights Series
Sep-21-2017 - Dec-21-2017, NYC , New York, USA
Shanghai Reggae Festival
Sep-22-2017 - Sep-24-2017, Shanghai, China
Island Roots & Culture Festival
Sep-29-2017 - Oct-01-2017, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Havana Reggae Festival
Oct-07-2017, Havana, Florida, USA
Caribbean Jerk and Cultural Festival
Oct-07-2017, Punta Gorda, Florida, USA
Desert Oasis Music Festival
Oct-07-2017 - Oct-08-2017, Indio, California, USA
Driftwood Beach Festival
Oct-13-2017 - Oct-15-2017, Bimini, Bahamas
Oak Cliff Lively Fest,4th Annual
Oct-15-2017, Dallas, Texas, USA
BRT Weekend
Nov-03-2017 - Nov-05-2017, Florida Keys, Florida, USA
Bayou Bacchanal
Nov-04-2017, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Africa Meets Reggae International World Music Festival
Nov-25-2017, Lagos , Nigeria
Rastafari Rootzfest Ganjamaica Cup
Dec-15-2017 - Dec-17-2017, Negril , Jamaica
LB27 Reggae Camp
Dec-31-2017, Cegled , Hungary

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