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March 8, 2018
reggae festival guide
Volume 15/Issue 10
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In Jah´s Name We Pray
Ital Statistics
New CDs in the Mix
Reggae Airplay Charts
Upcoming Reggae Festivals
News Flash
The Outlaw on a Mission Tour
The Outlaw on a Mission Tour featuring Terry Ganzie & Stone Love is NOW available for booking
*Upcoming Release of Terry Ganzie's "Outlaw on a Mission"  NEW Album will be made available on iTunes, Spotify available worldwide platforms.
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THE MARLEY CUP The first of its kind, all-day, all-ages Music Festival and Celebrity Soccer Game Saturday, March 31, 2018
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Mason di Emperor Now Available for Booking
In 2016, authentic Kush civilization was revisited with the release of “Kings and Queens” by Mason di Emperor. On 22 November 2017, further campaigning on the UK legacy of Lover’s Rock, a style of reggae noted for its romantic, lover’s music; Mason di Emperor releases “Lover’s Rock”. This album retraces the roots of British Sound System culture and Notting Hill Carnival in the UK while simultaneously paying homage to the origin of Rock Steady brought by Jamaican immigrants from Reggae's birth land.
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Blue Lake Casino & Hotel proudly presents Jamaican superstar, Tanya Stephens and openers DJ Rundat & Woven Roots - 
Blue Lake, CA northern Humboldt County
Best known for her hit songs "These Streets," "It's a Pity," and "Yuh Nuh Ready Fi Dis Yet" Stephens is an influential reggae artist that emerged in the late 90's.
Local, Humboldt County favorites, Woven Roots, will be opening the show along with DJ Rundat with their rich roots reggae and dub styles.
$20 Advance | $30 Day Of
Doors at 8pm | Show at 9pm
Sapphire Palace at Blue Lake Casino 
2018 Artist Tour Availabilities for Festivals, 420 Cannabis Celebrations
& Special Events
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 Special limited time offer good until March 31,
(can be used anytime but needs to be paid by 3/31 to lock in this deal)
War Uptown Sound Clash in Washington D.C
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Jimmy Cliff, Katchafire & More in New Zealand on March 31 at The Bay of Islands Music Festival
The International Reggae Poster Contest, DEADLINE EXTENDED
New deadline date: March 20th, 2018
6th annual call for entries for social communication reggae poster designs.
The goal is simple: create a poster about Reggae Music - the rest is up to your imagination.
Feel free to explore topics of Reggae covering any one of the genres, Ska, Rocksteady, Roots, Dub, Dancehall, or the unique Jamaican Sound system.
In addition, incorporate the contest theme as part of the poster design.
Please avoid stereotypes such as the red-green-gold colours. Try to be original and unique.
The NEW deadline date for submissions is March 20th, 2018.
The Wailing Souls touring Europe!
The legendary vocal group from Trenchtown, Kingston, Jamaica - WAILING SOULS - is touring Europe in March and April 2018. The founding memebers - Bread and Pipe - who are active since the mid 60s are back on the road again in Europe and also available for interviews and media dates for magazines, radios, ... etc.
" ... when you see Pipe and Bread of The Wailing Souls you seeing living history ... "
Roger Steffens - Reggae Archivist & Historian
Official online Video EPK CLICK HERE
Prezident Brown & Chezidek - Irie Day Pilgrimage Tour, March, April 2018 - Prez New Album Journeyman Pilgrimage - Chezidek New Album Irie Day

Contact: Peter Wardle, Kings Music International
(510) 326-8445 or Email
In March 2018 Kings Music International is booking an exciting roots and culture package with Prezident Brown and Chezidek. Prezident Brown is a Jamaican roots reggae artist who carries a universal message of love, consciousness and righteousness. Prez is a gifted vocalist who has been focusing on his calling as a singer from an early age. He has never wavered in his focus. Prez has been touring the US consistently for the last decade with his band the I Sound band. Co-billing on this tour is the artist Chezidek who is a roots singer from St. Ann’s Bay, Jamaica.
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Peter Wardle, Kings Music International 
(510) 326-8445 or Email

Office: (510) 653-4069
Fax: (510) 653-5083
The former lead singer of Black Uhuru, with chart topping hits including the monster hits One Blood and This is Why I’m Hot, Junior “One Blood” Reid is a worldwide Reggae/Dancehall Legend, universally loved and respected by fellow artists and fans. At the age of eighteen, Junior was asked to be the lead singer of Black Uhuru. While he was a member, the group was nominated twice for a Grammy Award in the Reggae category. Opening for their father on this February 2018 Living Legend tour is his son - Yung JR. Junior’s last album The Living Legend was released in 2016 and he has a new album finished called Kingston, Yard Style scheduled to be released in February 2018.
New CDs in the Mix
Sean Paul and Becky G are hot on new David Guetta Riddim
Kingston, Jamaica; Grammy Award winning, Jamaican artiste Sean Paul releases new single Mad Love with American singer/actress Becky G on a dance track produced by David Guetta. This, only days after his I’m Sancitify single with Dancehall artiste Mavado and his self produced Spin It on the Duttyrock Production’s Rope Riddim.
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Curly & Da Uzual Suspects New Single & Video
for ‘Dem a Watch We’ Out Now!
Empress Akua "Gwaan (Dutty Babylon)" Video Premiere
Watch  Gwaan (Dutty Babylon) video.
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Empress Akua "Gwaan (Dutty Babylon)" Single Out Now On Issachar Muzik
Listen, download, view from your preferred service.
Empress Akua comes with a roots and culture message in the form of a cautionary tale in “Gwaan (Dutty Babylon)” a single produced by  Jah Eye and released February 9, 2018 on the Issachar Muzik label distributed through Tuff Gong International. The song is a follow up to her July 2017 single “Its Cold Out There”.  A heavy bass line sounds the alarm for Empress Akua to invoke a command delivered in Jamaican patois to “gwaan” or go on to the symbolic Babylon, “you can go, but you can’t hide.”
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Reggae Airplay Charts
Jamaica Music Countdown March 2-8

By Richie B

Top 25 Dancehall Singles, Top 25 Reggae Singles and Top 10 Albums/CD Chart.
Full Chart
Ital Statistics
On This Day in Reggae - March 8th
1973: Paul McCartney is fined 100 pounds for growing cannabis at his farm on the Mull of Kintyre (Scotland). Paul claims a fan gave him the seeds and he didn't know what they would grow.
1984: "Free Nelson Mandella" is released by Special AKA.
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Upcoming Festivals
Pot Of Gold Music Festival Day 3
Mar-22-2018, Bend, Oregon, USA
Irie Day Pilgrimage Tour Prez/Chez/Zero
Mar-18-2018, Chandler, Arizona, USA
Love & Harmony Cruise
Mar-24-2018 - Mar-29-2018, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
International Dub Gathering
Mar-29-2018 - Mar-31-2018, Bigastro, Spain
Pure Grenada
Apr-13-2018 - Apr-15-2018, St. George's, Grenada
Rosarito Reggae Festival
Apr-21-2018 - Apr-22-2018, Rosarito, Mexico
CariDubai Weekender
Apr-26-2018 - Apr-29-2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Canadian Reggae Music Conference
Apr-27-2018 - Apr-28-2018, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Kaya Fest
Apr-28-2018 - Apr-29-2018, San Bernardino, California, USA
Panama Utopia Music Fest
Apr-28-2018 - Apr-29-2018, Panama, Panama
Dis Poem Wordz & Agro Festival
Apr-29-2018, Portland, Jamaica
Tmrw.Tday Culture Fest
May-01-2018 - May-06-2018, Los Angeles, California, USA
May-10-2018 - May-12-2018, Gullegem, Belgium
Edo International Reggae Festival, The
May-11-2018 - May-12-2019, Benin City, Nigeria
Joshua Tree Music Festival 16th Annual Spring
May-17-2018 - May-20-2018, Joshua Tree, USA
Camp Reggae
May-25-2018 - May-27-2018, Turtle twn., Tennessee, USA
Sunshine Reggae Festival
May-25-2018 - May-27-2018, Lauterbourg, France
Kentucky Reggae Festival
May-25-2018 - May-27-2018, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Positive Vibration - Festival of Reggae 2018
Jun-08-2018 - Jun-09-2018, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reggae in the Desert - Las Vegas
Jun-09-2018, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Rast'Art Festival #9
Jun-15-2018 - Jun-17-2018, Sannerville, France
Victoria's Ska & Reggae Festival 19th Annual
Jun-20-2018 - Jun-24-2018, Victoria , British Columbia, Canada
Sierra Nevada World Music Festival
Jun-22-2018 - Jun-24-2018, Boonville, California, USA
Kuranda Roots Festival
Jun-23-2018 - Jun-24-2018, Kuranda, Cairns, Australia
International Reggae Day Festival
Jul-01-2018, Kingston, Jamaica
Ostroda Reggae Festival
Jul-05-2018 - Jul-08-2018, Ostroda, Poland
African/Caribbean International Festival of Life
Jul-06-2018 - Jul-08-2018, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Summerjam Festival, The 33rd
Jul-06-2018 - Jul-08-2018, Cologne, Germany
Levitate Music & Arts Festival
Jul-07-2018 - Jul-08-2018, Marshfield, Massachusetts, USA
Reggae Sumfest
Jul-15-2018 - Jul-21-2018, Kingston, Jamaica
Dub Camp Festival
Jul-19-2018 - Jul-22-2018, Joué-Sur-Erdre, France
Seasplash Festival
Jul-19-2018 - Jul-22-2018, Pula, Croatia
Oroville Rock Reggae Jamfest
Jul-20-2018 - Jul-22-2018, Oroville, California, USA
Battle Creek Caribbean Festival
Jul-21-2018, Battle Creek, Michigan, USA
Jerk Jam, The
Jul-21-2018 - Jul-22-2018, Fareham, United Kingdom
Bayfront Reggae & World Music Festival, 13th Annual
Jul-21-2018, DULUTH, Minnesota, USA
Iboga Summer Festival
Jul-25-2018 - Jul-29-2018, Tavernes de la Valldigna (beach), Spain
Guitarfish Festival,8th Annual
Jul-26-2018 - Jul-29-2018, Cisco Grove, California, USA
Roots & Culture Reggae Festival
Jul-26-2018 - Jul-30-2018, Latisana (UD), Italy
Summer Vibration Reggae Festival
Jul-26-2018 - Jul-28-2018, Selestat, France
Reggae in Wulf
Jul-27-2018 - Jul-29-2018, Friedberg (Bavaria), Germany
NorthWest World Reggae Festival
Jul-27-2018 - Jul-29-2018, Sandy, Oregon, USA
Black Forest On Fire
Jul-28-2018 - Jul-29-2018, Berghaupten, Germany
Uppsala Reggae Festival
Jul-27-2018 - Jul-28-2018, Uppsala, Sweden
Boomtown Fair
Aug-09-2018 - Aug-12-2018, Bristol, United Kingdom
Rototom Sunsplash
Rototom Sunsplash Aug-16-2018 - Aug-22-2018, BENICASIM, Spain
Aug-18-2018 - Aug-19-2018, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Charlemont Reggae Festival
Aug-18-2018, Charlemont, Massachusetts, USA
One Love Music Fest
Aug-18-2018, Somerset, New Jersey, USA
Surrounded by the Sound Music & Arts Festival
Aug-30-2018 - Sep-03-2018, Long Creek, South Carolina, USA
Jerk, Seafood & Vegan Fest
Sep-08-2018 - Sep-09-2018, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Soul Rebel Festival, The 17th Annual
Sep-08-2018, Boulder, Colorado, USA
Nigeria Reggae Festival
Sep-29-2018 - Oct-01-2018, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria
Reggae Wellness
Oct-27-2018 - Oct-28-2018, Port Antonio, Jamaica

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