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May 31, 2018
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Volume 15/Issue 22
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It’s here: the 2018 REGGAE FESTIVAL GUIDE magazine. 84 pages of educational & entertaining articles, plus dozens of festivals
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Rastacasta Standard & One Love Guitar Strap Giveaway
How to enter: Simply sign up for the newsletter,  Check Enter me into the contest. That’s it.
A winner will be announced live on our FaceBook pageon November 17th 2018!
“The Rastacasta was born out of 40 years of tweaking my favourite guitar, a 1972 CBS Stratocaster. In my opinion, Leo Fender created the best guitar of its time, inspired by the perfection of Stradivarius, as the name implies. Since 1972 there have been numerous improvements in technology that have made their way into the modern Strat as well as numerous iterations of the original design. The Rastacasta is one of the original Strat’s finest progeny.
I originally started with a Strat clone with stacked humbuckers which gradually evolved into the first Rastacasta made for me by ESP Guitars as an artist’s custom model. That guitar came very close to my vision, but still had some of the inherent shortcomings I found in the Strat. I loved the red, gold, and green paint scheme designed by Jesse Hiatt for my original Rastacasta. It is now available on all models as are solid color versions in white, black, and red. Rosewood fingerboards are also an option for all models.
When the opportunity arose to build my own version of the Rastacasta I decided to start with a clean slate. The original concept evolved out of conversations between myself and Canadian designer Bill Compeau. Our ideas were further refined by Glenn Sweetwood of Sweetwood Guitars. The neck joint is improved and far more comfortable than the standard four bolt traditional style. The cutaway is also slightly deeper and gives full access to the upper range of the finger board. The Deluxe and Elite models feature carbon fibre reinforced necks and 3D coupling.
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Coney Island Reggae On The Boardwalk,
Back in Brooklyn For the Summer 2018
Reggae Soundsystem Series Returns to Coney Island Boardwalk for Summer 2018
Brooklyn, New York:
The ninth season opens and the 30th overall edition of Coney Island Reggae On The Boardwalk takes place on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at the iconic Coney Island Boardwalk in Brooklyn, New York.
The free, family-friendly, all vinyl, reggae sound-system session will run from 3 to 7 p.m. on the Boardwalk at West 20th Street, one block East of the Ford Amphitheatre.
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RudeBwoy 3ntertainment presents: 7th ANNUAL ISLAND REGGAE FESTIVAL
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Tickets for the 34th annual Reggae on the River Festival Now On Sale
Strategic Partnership between High Times and the Mateel Community Center Grows Iconic Music and Culture Celebration to New Heights.
REDWAY, CALIF. - May 23, 2018 – High Times Productions, the event-management team for High Times Media, today announced the release of tickets for this year’s iconic Reggae on the River festival. General Admission, VIP, and camping passes are now on sale via the Reggae on the River website.

Music in the Park
San Jose, CA -Music In The Park Reggae Concerts Summer 2018
July 12th - Toots & The Maytals
August 3rd - Third World
Since 1989 Music in the Park summer concert series has rocked downtown San Jose parks and plazas in the summer. It's a community happy hour with great live music from big names as well as up-and-coming acts.
All shows are at Plaza de Cesar Chavez and start at 5:30 p.m.
Tribute to Bob Marley in Chile on June 7th
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Reggae In The Foothills, August 24-26
Family-friendly late summer festival coming to the town of Browns Valley, CA, on the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, surrounded by lakes, rivers and reservoirs. Music, Camping, Dancing & More. Advance Tickets On Sale Now. 
If you like conscious, social justice, and reality music... check out Curly & Da Uzual suspects new music & videos
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Unity Sound Summer 2018 Tour Dates
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IRD 2018 Celebrating 50 Years of Reggae
and the Legacy of the Windrush Generation
As the world fondly remembers the King of Reggae today, International Reggae Day (IRD) prepares to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Reggae from the roots to the branches and highlight the Jamaica to UK legacy of the Windrush Generation on JulyOne.  The IRD 24-hour media festival will feature themed media specials and content produced for Jamaicans and the global Reggae audience. IRD's 24-hour Reggae party is powered by participating media in Jamaica and worldwide who broadcast/publish themed content highlighting various aspects of the music's legacy and currency as well as special event partners British Black Music and Dub Force Radio.
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Positive Vibration - Festival of Reggae 2018
8th & 9th June 2018 // Baltic Triangle, Liverpool
Spragga Benz, Agent Sasco, Kymani Marley, JoMersa Marley, Survivor Slim & more at the Livication Reggae Festival in Miami, Florida on June 2nd
Buy Tickets here
New CDs in the Mix
Brand NEW Roots Album from Arkaingelle - ...And Behold" Now available on all Digital Platforms
Another Massive heavy weight roots album from Greensphere records and Arkaingelle... with seasoned musicians such as ‘Tuff Lion’ , ‘Phanso’, n ‘Trini’ on da bass, this album delivers... “Fatta” a long time veteran engineer puts the finishing mix to polish and brings out that original roots sound.
Old-School Ska from SkaJamz – Take a listen…you will be hooked
Run For Cover
Skajamz is the brainchild of Fred Campbell. Fred was there at the start of the ska movement in the late fifties playing drums for Derrick Harriott, Prince Buster, Owen Grey, Winston Francis and many others. This band has a strong rhythm section and horns soaring into the night. They play the upbeat infectious rhythms of ska, a genre that's popular all over the world. 
Run for Cover is the first single by Skajamz, penned by his boyhood friend Trevor Lopez. This is old school Ska in a modern setting, designed to get you dancing. It's a must to add to your ska collection.
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It is almost that time of the year again, summer approaching,This is the ultimate  summer party anthem, it is a real feel good song you can watch video for it right here.
1st song taken from the forthcoming Daddy Nuttea's album
2018 marks the return of Nuttea to the forefront. He arrives with a smashing new single "Pull Up Selecta" announcing the release of his new album "De Retour En Ville" scheduled for spring 2019. This new album composed by different producers that Nuttea surrounded Himself with is both a real return Reggae music sources for all fans of the first hour but also an opening to modernity with productions electro, dubstep or hip hop.
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You Got Me Going On - Watch Video
CONGRATS mommy - it's a gift when a baby is born!
Ras Mc Bean & Soulcraft released new album titled "Reggae On A Mission" on May 21st 2018 for record label Ammonite Records
Watch new video Give Thanks For Life @ Reggaeville!
Download "Reggae On A Mission" (Wetransfer)
Reggae Powerhouse Band: Latest track 'Roots' featuring Luciano just dropped
Reggae Powerhouse Band has been a long time coming, everyone involved with the band has been on the music scene for years. As for me, oh yes, I am Leroy Scarlet; I started my musical journey in the early '70s back in the days of Kilimanjaro when I was about twelve years old.
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Prezident Brown - Prez New Album Journeyman Pilgrimage
- Available For Bookings
Contact Peter, Kings Music International
(510) 326-8445 or Email
Prezident Brown is currently finishing an exciting roots and culture package with 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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World Blast Premier Bad Pickney ft. Stinga J
- EMPIRE Prod. by Connabe Creative Studio
Artiste Name : Bad Pickney ft. Stinga J
Song Title : EMPIRE
Producer : Connabe Creative Studio
More From Stinga J HERE
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Reggae Airplay Charts
Jamaica Music Countdown May 25-31

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 - May 31st
1952: Producer Clive Hunt is born.

1989: C(yril) L(ionel) R(obert) James, West Indian-born activist, passes away in London, England. Age 88. (b. January 4, 1901)

1996: LSD advocate Timothy Leary passes away. At 75 years old, he dies of natural causes in his own bed surrounded by friends.
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Upcoming Festivals
Joe Higgs Day: Memorial & Music Awareness Tribute
Jun-02-2018, Key West, Florida, USA
Livication Reggae Festival
Jun-02-2018, Miami, Florida, USA
Coney Island Reggae on the Boardwalk
Jun-05-2018 - Sep-09-2018, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Schools Out for Summer
Jun-07-2018 - Aug-12-2018, Multi, 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
ZIONTIFIC Summer Solstice Music Festival
Jun-15-2018 - Jun-18-2018, Russell, Massachusetts, USA
Durham Caribbean Festival
Jun-16-2018, AJAX, Ontario, Canada
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
Ithaca Reggae Fest, 2nd Annual
Jun-22-2018 - Jun-24-2018, Ithaca, New York, USA
Music in the Park
Jun-22-2018 - Aug-24-2018, San Jose, California, USA
Kuranda Roots Festival
Jun-23-2018 - Jun-24-2018, Kuranda, Cairns, Australia
More Music Festival
Jun-24-2018, Durango, Colorado, USA
Uppsala Reggae Festival
Jun-27-2018 - Jul-28-2018, Uppsala, Sweden
Feeling Festival
Jun-30-2018, Tenerife, Spain
International African Arts Festival, 47th Annual
Jun-30-2018 - Jul-04-2018, Brooklyn, New York, New York, USA
Jamaica Day Reggae Festival
Jun-30-2018, Hyattsville, Maryland, USA
International Reggae Day Festival
Jul-01-2018, Kingston, Jamaica
Reggae Night XVII
Jul-01-2018, Hollywood, California, USA
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
Peace Love & Happiness Reggae Festival
Jul-08-2018, San Jose, California, USA
Overjam International Reggae Festival
Jul-10-2018 - Jul-14-2018, Tolmin, Slovenia
California WorldFest
Jul-14-2018, San Jose, California, USA
Music in the Park San Jose presents Toots & The Maytals
Jul-12-2018, San Jose, California, USA
Island Reggae Festival, 7th Annual
Jul-12-2018 - Jul-15-2018, Grass Valley, California, USA
Reggae Sumfest
Jul-15-2018 - Jul-21-2018, Kingston, Jamaica
Bababoom Festival
Jul-17-2018 - Jul-23-2018, Fermo, Italy
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
Summer Reggae Wine Festival
Jul-21-2018 - Jul-22-2018, Mt. Airy, Maryland, USA
LB27 Reggae Camp
Jul-24-2018 - Jul-28-2018, Cegléd, Hungary
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
Uppsala Reggae Festival
Jul-27-2018 - Jul-28-2018, Uppsala, Sweden
Black Forest On Fire
Jul-28-2018 - Jul-29-2018, Berghaupten, Germany
Reggae on the Grass
Jul-29-2018, Denver, Colorado, USA
Montenegro Sun Reggae fest
Jul-27-2018 - Jul-29-2018, Budva, Montenegro
Fujahtive & RaLion Cottage Jam
Jul-27-2018, Midland, Ontario, Canada
Reggae on the River
Aug-02-2018 - Aug-05-2018, Garberville, CA
Music in the Park San Jose presents Third World and Jordan T
Aug-03-2018, San Jose, USA
Love Peace & Reggae
Aug-04-2018 - Aug-05-2018, Whitstable, United Kingdom
Durham Reggae Fiesta
Aug-04-2018, Durham, North Carolina, USA
Caribbean Afr'am Festival
Aug-04-2018, Killeen, Texas, USA
Boomtown Fair
Aug-09-2018 - Aug-12-2018, Bristol, United Kingdom
One Love Festival
Aug-10-2018 - Aug-11-2018, Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada
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
Righteous Rockers Music Festival
Aug-18-2018, Tampa, Florida, USA
Cannabis Cup-Canada
Aug-24-2018 - Aug-27-2018, Lake Cowichan, British Columbia, Canada
Foothills Music Festival
Aug-24-2018 - Aug-26-2018, Browns Valley, California, USA
Surrounded by the Sound Music & Arts Festival
Aug-30-2018 - Sep-03-2018, Long Creek, South Carolina, USA
One Love One Heart Reggae Festival
Sep-1-2018 - Sep2-2018, Woodland, California, 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
Reggae on Route 66
Sep-15-2018 - Sep-16-2018, Victorville , California, USA
Nigeria Reggae Festival
Sep-29-2018 - Oct-01-2018, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria
Autumn Reggae Wine Festival
Oct-06-2018 - Oct-07-2018, Mt. Airy, Maryland, USA
LA Regga Vegan Fest
Oct-07-2018, Los Angeles, California, USA
Reggae Wellness
Oct-27-2018 - Oct-28-2018, Port Antonio, Jamaica
Jamrock Reggae Fest
Feb-01-2019 - Feb-03-2019, Negril, Jamaica

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