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January 24, 2019
reggae festival guide
Volume 16/Issue 4
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Nikki Z Hot 20 Countdown
In Jah´s Name We Pray
Ital Statistics
Featured Videos
New CDs in the Mix
Reggae Airplay Charts
Upcoming Reggae Festivals
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The Revelation of Lee Scratch Perry
Title: The Revelation of Lee “Scratch” Perry
Director: Steve Marshall
Cinematographer: John Palmer
Catalog #: MEGW0346
Street Date: January 18, 2019
Duration: 101 minutes
Format: Digital Online & DVD-NTSC Widescreen, stereo
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Dre Z Melodi & Sgt. Remo Release Collaboration Album
New Mexico based Dre Z Melodi teams up with Texas’ Sgt. Remo to deliver a work of art on this collaboration album. The two artists have worked on various singles and productions during the past few years.
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The Love Restart Tour
Bookings: Peter Wardle, Kings Music International 
(510) 326-8445 or Email 
Sly Dunbar (drums) and Robbie Shakespeare (bass), the arrangers, producers, songwriters, session musicians and developers of raw talent, are widely acknowledged as 'the world's greatest rhythm section'. 'The Riddim Twins' have been together for over 35 years....between them they are estimated to have played on or produced over 200,000 recordings. Their list of collaborators is a veritable who's who - there's every prominent Jamaican artist from Beenie Man to Sean Paul to Peter Tosh, Don Carlos, Michael Rose, Junior Reid, Shaggy, Cherine Anderson, Bitty Mclean, Black Uhuru, Gregory Isaacs, Dennis Brown, Ini Kamoze; and they have played with and produced artists such as Ben Harper, Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, The Rolling Stones, Grace Jones, Paul McCartney, Carlos Santana, Sinéad O'Connor, Britney Spears, Alicia Keys, UB40's Al Campbell, Joe Cocker, No Doubt, the Fugees, Michael Franti and countless others.
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Saturday, January 26th in Italy
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Groundation Album Release Tour
After a four-year hiatus Californian based, Reggae-Jazz fusion group, Groundation begins the 1st phase of their US tour this February.
The band, rebuilt by lead vocalist Harrison Stafford, features a dynamic new set of musicians, performing songs from their new album “The Next Generation” which was released on September 21st, 2018. The new album "The Next Generation" addresses many social concerns while pushing the bar musically, featuring the first ever reggae big band song"Vanity” (12 horns) to begin the musical journey that takes listeners from the militant "Fossil Fuels" and "Prophets & Profit"to the subtle and heartfelt "New Life" and "Father & Child" and everywhere in between.
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Buju Banton to perform in Kingston on March 16, 2019
Tickets on sale now
Reggae Artist Dillgin’s Lupus Foundation In association with Wall Streetz Records Presents “A Night Called Go For The Money Tree EP Album Release Party” on Wednesday, February 13th At Kingston 10 Sports Bar in Kingston, Jamaica. Special appearance by Gyptian & hosted by Elise Kelly. 
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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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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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.
Nikki Z Hot 20 Countdown
This week Hot 20 TURNS UP THE HEAT with dancehall 'Minister Of Vibes' Ding Dong Join Nikki Z as they talk Ravers Clavers, working with Romeich Entertainment and keeping dancehall clean all while staying at the top of the game! 
Check out new music from Shenseea, Patrice Roberts, Koffee, Don EE, Davido, Stefflon Don and even Idris Elba!!! 
Don't miss this week’s show! 
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Artist Development & Marketing 
New CDs in the Mix
Soulfiya Releases New Single & Official Video
The Texas based, Guyanese born, Soulfiya delivers a gem on this brand new single. In this single, Soulfiya displays his versatility as he delivers a powerful conscious dancehall gem depicting the glorious meeting between King Solomon and Queen Sheba. 
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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 Airplay Charts
Jamaica Music Countdown January 25-31

By Richie B

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 24th
1966: Ninjaman (Desmond Ballantine) is born in St. Mary, Jamaica.
----: Da'Ville (Orville Thomas) is born.
1995: Japanese popular singer Nagabuchi Tsuyoshi is arrested for possession of 1 gram of marijuana.
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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
Jamrock Reggae fest
Feb-13-2019, Negril , Jamaica
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
Sunshine Reggae Festival
May-17-2019 - May-19-2019, Lauterbourg, France
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
Seasplash Festival
Jul-18-2019 - Jul-22-2019, Šibenik , Croatia
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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