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October 11, 2018
reggae festival guide
Volume 15/Issue 45
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TABLE  OF  CONTENTS
News Flash
Nikki Z Hot 20 Countdown
In Jah´s Name We Pray
Ital Statistics
About
Featured Video
New CDs in the Mix
Reggae Airplay Charts
Upcoming Reggae Festivals
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News Flash
Lee "Scratch" Perry's Blackboard Jungle Dub Anniversary Tour
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Lee “Scratch” Perry and his long-time band, Subatomic Sound System, are hitting the road this month to perform the landmark dub album Blackboard Jungle Dub live for the first time, on the occasion of its 45th anniversary.
 
The tour, presented by LargeUp, SubPac and Dub Champions Festival, kicks off this Friday, Oct. 12 at Vancouver's Commodore Ballroom.
 
GET TICKETS AND SEE THE FULL TOUR DATES HERE
Florida, come meet Beres Hammond
Get a signed copy of the new album, Never Ending
 
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Saturday October 13th 2018, 3pm - 6pm
VP Records, 6022 SW 21st Street, Miramar FL
Spain - Becedas - 20+21 October
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Groundation & Dezarie South American Tour, November & December 2018
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Colombia - “Jamming Summer Fest” this Sat., 10/14 in with Capleton, Barrington Levy, Busy Signal, Konshens & more
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Machel Montano and Alkaline Headline the final date of the BRT Weekend 2018 Tour in Miami on November 1 - 4
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Join Us on a Tour to Jamaica: An Afro-Jamaican Cultural-Musical Immersion
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Students, colleagues, friends and fellow musicians who have taken my Music and Life of Bob Marley class and many who have followed my posts/BLOG covering many of my trips to the island, have asked and sometimes screamed at me; “WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO TAKE ME/US TO JAMAICA!”
 
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Tickets Going Fast! Live Nation Presents:
Monday October 15, 2018
The 44/876 Tour Sting & Shaggy
 
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Mexico, November 3rd -Mictlan Dub Fest with Hempress Sativa
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Lutan Fyah Africa Tour December 2018 - January 2019
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Berkeley, CA – October 19-Peter Tosh Birthday celebration with Warrior King, Half Pint, Andrew Bees, and The Rastarenes
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Tickets
Gia Yee Releases Reggae Fusion Album “Reggae Prescription”
 
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A cultural roots reggae fusion LP, may be just the remedy to soothe the reggae music lovers soul. Delivered in her smooth signature style, Gia Yee’s new album REGGAE PRESCRIPTION, stays true to the roots of reggae and infuses touches of ska and dancehall beats, a little classic funk and vinyl, some R&B, and just a hint of EDM, to keep things interesting and fresh.
 
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Featured Video
Watch the New Music Video For Inna Vision's "O.G IV" Out Now
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Maui's own, Inna Vision presents the official music video for the song O.G IV. This track comes off his studio album "Link Up" which was released on June 1st of this year via Roots Musician Records. The track represents the hard work and devotion that an artist must put into their career and the sacrifices they need to go through in order to reach the highest potential they can, and in a sense outlines Inna Vision’s musical journey thus far.
 
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Nikki Z Hot 20 Countdown
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Next week on Hot 20 we check in with
a Princess of Pop and Dancehall...Samantha J
 
She lets us know how she is doing on the road to recovery following a near fatal fall in Belize. Plus, find out how she and Tommy Lee connected for the hot, new track ‘Cut Eye’ and more!
 
It's your weekly entertainment show: Nikki Z's Hot 20 Countdown!
 
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Enjoy this story and many others in the annual Reggae Festival Guide digital magazine.
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Protecting Those Little Ears
 
By Nathanael and Tracey Heyman
 
Be sure to protect the ears of the youth in your life. The Heymans share research on why it’s
important to protect young ears from loud music and give a few tips to safely enjoy concerts
and festivals.
 
Read the entire 84 page magazine here
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New CDs in the Mix
Kerry Starr's "Believe It," Produced By Sly & Robbie,
Now Enjoying Steady Rotation
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Believe It, written and performed by Kerry Starr, was recorded in 2007 at the Taxi Records Studio in Kingston, Jamaica. It was produced by the legendary production duo Sly and Robbie on the Tune In Riddim. Though the song was done years ago, back then Kerry was not in a position to properly promote and market the record so she held on to it. Fast forward to 2018 and a more established Kerry Starr is now ready to unleash what she is sure is a hit on to the world stage!
 
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Aimann Raad :: "Up On The Road"
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Ivorian reggae artist Aimann Raad takes his music to the world with the release of the new single and video "Up On The Road". This track was recorded with the Lion Head band from Austin Texas, where the video was shot on location. On October 10th, the video was premiered by Reggaeville, and the single was commercially released the same day.
 

Tel: Sista Irie 512-6191239, Lloyd Stanbury 561-9517141
Freemynz :: "2 Good 2 Be True"
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Name of Label: FREEMYNZ MUSIC Group
Distributed by: Create Music Group
 
2 Good 2 Be True is the debut single from the “EYE-2-EYE” project and is the musical brain child of Executive Producers David Nevin aka CATAPILA & Dennis Llewellyn aka Shango Trex of the duo known as Freemynz.
 
The collaboration with producers Steven "Lenky" Marsden contributing his signature sound alongside featured productions by Sly Dunbar from the world renown duo team, musician and producers Sly & Robbie.
 
DOWNLOAD 2 Good 2 Be True MP3 HERE
 
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New Single “Sugar Sugar” from Lionzy releasing in November
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Name of Label: DanceBEAT Records
 
Lionzy is a new face of the modern sound of Africa. Creatively, a producer-driven fusion of Dancehall, Reggae, Hip Hop and traditional African music. Taking the pop culture of song and dance full circle back to the beginning with its roots that is firmly entrenched in Africa.
 
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Ras Vuyo releases a debut album 'Diversion'
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Diversion is a new album by Ras Vuyo from Cape Town, South Africa and all the music on the album is played by one of South Africa’s top Reggae bands, the Azania Band except for 'Diversion' which is produced Dawit Melelik Tafari and 'Life it nuh easy' which features Mutabaruka and is produced by Hopeton Hibbert the son of Toots of Toots and the Maytals.
 
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Jr Gong Executive Producer On Third World's Upcoming Album
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Damian Jr Gong Marley has another feather in his producer's hat as he will be the executive producer for the next album of the accomplished Third World band.
Last Friday, the stalwart reggae band released Loving You Is Easy, the first single from the upcoming album.
 
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Ras Indio :: "Legalize It"
 
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DOWNLOAD NOW - on Amazon music or on ITUNES / APPLE MUSIC
STREAM it NOW on Spotify
 
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Introducing New Song from Taj Weekes & Adowa:
Vibe Up - Free MP3 Download
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Artist: Taj Weekes & Adowa
Name of Song: Vibe Up ~ Free MP3 file
Name of Label: Jatta Records, distributed by VPAL
 
David ‘Jameik King’ Anderson :: "The Genesis"
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David Anderson stage name Jameik King started pursuing music as early as 12 years old in his hometown of Morant Bay in St. Thomas, Jamaica. Influenced and mentored by international recording artiste Tarrus Riley, Jameik King has grown a passion for reggae music. Jameik was also influenced by his older brother Markland Chung popularly known as Japanese who also has a love for the reggae genre.
 
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Reggae Airplay Charts
Jamaica Music Countdown October 5-11
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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 - October 11th
1864: Slavery is abolished in Maryland.
 
1865: Jamaican national hero Paul Bogle leads a successful protest march to the Morant Bay Courthouse.
 
1948: Japanese singer Jah K.S.K is born in Sendai, Japan.
 
1955: Lascelle 'Wiss' Bulgrin [Israel Vibration] is born.
 
1969: Lascelles Perkins records "Please Stay" for Lloyd Dalley, The Matador. It can be heard on a CD "From Matador's Arena - 1969-1970 - Volume 2" (Jamaican Gold JMC 200.233).
 
1970: The Victors record "Me A Tell You" for Lloyd Dalley, The Matador. It can be heard on a CD "From Matador's Arena - 1969-1970 - Volume 2" (Jamaican Gold JMC 200.233).
 
1975: The Wailers and Stevie Wonder jam at the National Arena. The Third World opened the concert.
 
1993: Anthony Johnson aka Panhead passes away (shot dead) at his home on the morning of this day. (b. c. 1965)
 
2004: Jamaica's The Legal Deposit law is implemented.
 
2008: Alton Ellis passes away. Age 68.
 
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Upcoming Festivals
Vernier Sur Rock
Oct-11-2018 - Oct-13-2018, Vernier (ge), Switzerland
Reggae Wellness
Oct-27-2018 - Oct-28-2018, Port Antonio, Jamaica
Henry Turner Jr. Day Music Festival
Oct-27-2018, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
BRT Weekend-Miami
Nov-01-2018 - Nov-04-2018, Miami, Florida, USA
Rastafest
Nov-02-2018, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival
Nov-11-2018, Sunrise, Florida, USA
JamRock Reggae Cruise
Dec-01-2018 - Dec-06-2018, Fort Lauderdale , Florida, USA
Nigeria Reggae Festival
Dec-28-2018 - Dec-30-2018, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria
Jamrock Reggae Fest
Feb-01-2019 - Feb-03-2019, Negril, Jamaica
Caribbean Village Festival
Jun-22-2019 - Jun-23-2019, Lauderhill , Florida, USA
Reggae Sumfest
Jul-14-2019 - Jul-20-2019, Montego Bay, Jamaica
Bayfront Reggae & World Music Festival, 14th Annual
Jul-20-2019, Duluth, Minnesota, USA
 
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