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January 10, 2019
reggae festival guide
Volume 16/Issue 2
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Nikki Z Hot 20 Countdown
In Jah´s Name We Pray
Ital Statistics
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New CDs in the Mix
Reggae Airplay Charts
Upcoming Reggae Festivals
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Rebel Salute 2019
Rebel Salute 2019
'The Preservation of Reggae'
January 18 - 19, 2019
Grizzly's Plantation Cove, Priory, St. Ann, Jamaica
Celebrating 26 YEARS! REBELSALUTE 2019 What began as a show to commemorate the January 15 birthday of Reggae icon Patrick “Tony Rebel” Barrett has become a staple on the live music events calendar.

ADM Presold: GEN $5,500.00 | VIP $10,000.00  ADM Gate: GEN $6,000.00 | VIP $11,000.00 (prices are in JMD)   CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS
One Love Festival 2019 - is back at The Hop Farm in Kent over weekend 30th August 1st September 2019
This years Festival theme is Hop meets Hemp - a story of Prohibition 
We are living in a Hemp renaissance - with Hemp now being removed from the Controlled Substances Act in America a Hemp revolution is steadily happening all over the World. Governments are embracing the commercial value and healing benefits of Hemp CDB derived products - Hemp is no longer a Niche market and is returning as a cash crop with little water needed to grow fast with great potential to freeing up scarce water supplies used in agriculture 
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SAVE THE DATE! Named one of 2017’s Ten Best Musical Moments
St. Lucia - February 15, “Annual Reggae Night”
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Chronixx to perform in Mexico City, Mexico on February 15, 2019
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2019 Grammy Nominated Reggae Artist Etana Continues to Make History
To say 2018 was fruitful for Etana would be an understatement. The singer released her fifth album, Reggae Forever, toured relentlessly and capped the year with a Grammy Award nomination for Best Reggae Album. 
According to Etana, "It's been a year filled with hard work, determination and triumph."
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Ras Denroy Morgan featured on Amazon Prime produced by Aflik TV
New York, NY January 3, 2019-- Aflik TV is one of the largest digital distributors of videos on demand (VOD) bringing us Nollywood movies and other African inspired content. Most recently, Aflik TV produced Living Legend an original series on Amazon Prime, with Ras Denroy Morgan. This series will provide an inside look into one of Jamaica’s legends, musician and producer. The series was created and directed by Akeju.
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Featured Videos
Etana: Grammy Award Nominee
Million Stylez - Any Man She Want - Mike Yangstar Music
Here’s Exco’s dancehall single and video – Wah Gwaan  to keep you warm!
Happy holidays!
Barbara Fialho - Um Beijo (Official) ft. Jo Mersa Marley
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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New CDs in the Mix
Alborosie’s “Alborosie Meets The Roots Radics “Dub For The Radicals”
Out January 18th
“Music knows no boundaries, Music is an international force, an international language. From Sicily to Kingston, Jamaica, this is Alborosie. Real, authentic reggae music.” -David Rodigan 
New York, NY - Upholding the unique sound of authentic Jamaican Dub, with the sonic precision of his heavy hitting productions, Alborosie’s “Alborosie Meets The Roots Radics “Dub For The Radicals”, will be released Friday January 18. The project was engineered, produced and mixed by Alborosie using vintage analog gear, dub sirens, reel to reel tape, and live instrumentation from Alborosie and reggae icons the ‘Roots Radics’. This release marks the first album to come out of VP Records 40th anniversary, which will be celebrated throughout the year.
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Blaze Mob Now Booking 2019 & Premier of New Video "Stand Tall"
Watch "Stand Tall" Official Video Here
Check out the New Album:
Words Carved in Stone
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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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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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Reggae Airplay Charts
Jamaica Music Countdown January 11-17

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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 - January 10th
1949: RCA Victor announces a new 7-inch, 45 rpm phonograph record.
1968: Singer John Mouse is born in Spanish Town, Jamaica.
1969: Floyd Smith aka Aaron Silk, singer, Garnet Silk's younger brother, is born in a quiet town of Downs in Manchester, Jamaica.
1981: Jagwa (Vernon Spencer) is born.
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Upcoming Festivals
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
Bob Marley Birthday Bash, The 32nd
Feb-09-2019 - Feb-10-2019, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Miami Reggae Festival
Feb-15-2019 - Mar-15-2019, Miami, Florida, 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
Sistahfest Arts and Culture Festival
Mar-08-2019, Toronto, Canada
9 Mile Music Festival
Mar-09-2019, Miami, Florida, USA
International Dub Gathering
Apr-18-2019 - Apr-21-2019, Bigastro, Spain
Dis Poem Wordz & Agro Festival
Apr-28-2019, Portland , Jamaica
Spring Joshua Tree Music Festival 17th Annual
May-16-2019 - May-19-2019, Joshua Tree, California, 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
Iboga Summer Festival
Jul-24-2019 - Jul-28-2019, Tavernes de la Valldigna, Spain
Reggae in Wulf
Jul-26-2019 - Jul-28-2019, Friedberg (Bavaria), Germany
Caribbean Afr'am Festival
Aug-03-2019, Killeen, Texas, USA
Woodstock Reggae Fest
Aug-03-2019 - Aug-04-2019, Woodstock New York, New York, USA
Boomtown Fair
Aug-07-2019 - Aug-11-2019, Winchester, United Kingdom
Overjam Reggae festival
Aug-15-2019 - Aug-18-2019, Tolmin, Slovenia
Canadian Reggae Music Conference Third Annual
Aug-15-2019 - Aug-18-2019, Tolmin, Slovenia
Rastafest Reggae Festival
Aug-17-2019, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Soul Rebel Festival 18th Annual
Sep-07-2019, Boulder, Colorado, USA
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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