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December 6, 2018
reggae festival guide
Volume 15/Issue 53
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Reggae Artiste CHAANT Releases Debut Album
The singer CHAANT has released his debut album titled ‘Missing You Babe’. The seven song set is an interesting mix of songs produced by Richard Foulks for Vonleerich Music. It exemplifies authentic Jamaican reggae, delivering catchy and rhythmic mixes of mainly rich lovers rock, with a touch of roots, reggae-pop, reggae fusion and dancehall.
According to the artiste, the overall messages encapsulated could be described as “songs igniting love and togetherness in the hearts of its listeners”. Most of the tracks explore everyday romantic relationship issues such as ‘new found love’, ‘commitment’, and ‘breaking up’. There is also a bit of social commentary which points the listeners to the singer’s conscious side.
Come out & support our Reggae & Dancehall culture through ART! VP Records/ Patricia Chin present “Let There Be Reggae” with Christopher Martin & more
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Bermuda, December 29 - Syzygy Festival with Sizzla, Pressure Busspipe, Marlon Asher, Bunji Garlin & more
Jimmy Cliff Receives Nomination to Songwriters Hall of Fame
The legendary Jamaican entertainer Jimmy Cliff has been nominated to the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame honors contributions of popular music songwriters and also seeks to foster new talent via workshops, showcases, scholarships, and digital activities.
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Janelle Monáe Releases Bob Marley Cover For ‘Spotify Singles’ Series
Janelle Monáe is the latest pop artist to stop by the Spotify studios to perform some music for the streaming platform’s Spotify Singles series. The well-known singer and songwriter has kept a busy schedule full of similar appearances over the past year in promotion of her 2018 Dirty Computer studio album. For her turn on the audio streaming series, Monáe performed “I Like That” from her album, in addition to providing a spin on Bob Marley & The Wailer‘s “High Tide or Low Tide” from the reggae band’s 1973 album, Catch A Fire.
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Jamaica, December 8th its the “Jamrock Reggae World Fest” with over
30 Reggae Artists performing
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Reggae Artists/Bands- want to perform for a good cause? Benefit Concert for the CampFire Victims to be held in Chico, CA on 12/20/18. Email: if you’d like to be considered.
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Jamaican Reggae Artist & Producer Dillgin Now Booking 2019
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Enjoy this story and many others in the annual Reggae Festival Guide digital magazine.
Readings For Reasoning
By Chuck Foster
Chuck Foster is back with book and zine suggestions to liven up your summer reading list.
Whether you’re in the mood for an illustrated history of Bob Marley and the Wailers,
a close look at Jamaica’s Alpha Boys' School, the story of David Rodigan’s career in reggae or one of the latest Small Axe book zines, you’re sure to find a new favorite!
Read the entire 84 page magazine here
New CDs in the Mix
Reggae Artist Dakeye Now Booking 2019
NEW SINGLE: Human Marketplace
  Produced by Llamar 'RIFFRAFF" Brown /Featuring Dean Fraser
back up vocals by Rovleta Fraser
Listen HERE
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Alborosie To Release Music Video for Socially Conscious Single "Contradiction" Feat. Chronixx
Exclusively Premiering on YouTube this Friday
New York, NY– The new music video for “Contradiction” by international reggae star Alborosie featuring Chronixx, will exclusively premiere on Alborosie’s YouTube Channel this Friday November 16th at 12:00 PM ET here
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Go and tell the World
Hailing from Mozambique, Ras Haitrm brings forth a powerful new album demonstrating the strength of the African-Jamaican connection. Ras Haitrm's years of international travels took him to Jamaica in 2016, where he formed a professional relationship with George Miller and the Firehouse Crew. A robust collaboration resulted in his upcoming work of excellence entitled "Go and Tell the World." Here is the title track. Available on Friday November 23.
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Big Mountain :: "Deportation Nation"
From the reggae band that brought the world "Ooh Baby I Love Your Way", comes an unapologetic condemnation of racist xenophobia against immigrants through its latest single, "Deportation Nation". This song reminds us that the true power of reggae music is to give voice to the oppressed and defenseless.
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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 - December 6th
1865: U.S. 13th Amendment, abolishing slavery, is ratified.
----: Lutan Fyah (Anthony Martin) is born.
1961: Franz Omar Fanon, psychoanalyst and social philosopher, passes away in Washington, D.C., USA. Age 36. (b. July 20, 1925)
1970: Ulf "Buddha" Ekberg [Ace Of Base] is born.
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Upcoming Festivals
Reggae By Night
Dec-07-2018, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Puro Roots Reggae Festival
Dec-15-2018, San Jose, Costa Rica
Reggae Vegan Fest Holiday Party
Dec-16-2018, Garden Grove, California, USA
Portmore Music Fest
Dec-28-2018 - Jan-29-2019, Portmore, Jamaica
Coco Reggae Cruise
Dec-29-2018, Playas Del Coco, Costa Rica
Michael Franti & Spearhead NYE
Dec-31-2018, Solana Beach, California, USA
Nigeria Reggae Festival
Dec-28-2018 - Dec-30-2018, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria
Michael Franti & Spearhead New Years Day
Jan-01-2019, Solana Beach, California, USA
Goa Sunsplash
Jan-12-2019 - Jan-13-2019, Mandrem, Goa, India
Jamrock Reggae Fest
Feb-01-2019 - Feb-03-2019, Negril, Jamaica
Inside Reggae;An Afro-Jamaican Cultural-Musical Immersion
Feb-02-2019 - Feb-10-2019, Kingston, Jamaica
Arizona Roots Music & Arts Festival
Feb-09-2019 - Feb-10-2019, Chandler, Arizona, USA
Stepping High Festival
Mar-01-2019 - Mar-03-2019, Negril, Jamaica
Space Coast Seafood & Music Festival
Mar-07-2019 - Mar-10-2019, Melbourne , Florida, USA
9 Mile Music Festival
Mar-09-2019, Miami, Florida, USA
Kentucky Reggae Festival
May-24-2019 - May-26-2019, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Caribbean Village Festival
Jun-22-2019 - Jun-23-2019, Lauderhill , Florida, USA
Port City Reggae Music & Art Festival
Jul-05-2019 - Jul-06-2019, Wilmington, North Carolina, 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
Battle Creek Caribbean Festival
Jul-20-2019, Battle Creek, Michigan, USA
Reggae in Wulf
Jul-26-2019 - Jul-28-2019, Friedberg (Bavaria), Germany
Caribbean Afr'am Festival
Aug-03-2019, Killeen, Texas, USA
Boomtown Fair
Aug-07-2019 - Aug-11-2019, Winchester, United Kingdom
Houston Reggae Festival
Sep-28-2019 - Sep-29-2019, Houston, Texas, USA
Peter Tosh Music Festival
Oct-17-2019 - Oct-20-2019, New Kingston/Belmont, Jamaica
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