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May 9, 2019
reggae festival guide
Volume 16/Issue 19
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News Flash
Nikki Z
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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News Flash
San Diego Reggae Vegan Fest at Liberty Station on Sunday, July 21 Announces Reggae Superstars Third World, The Movement, Yami Bolo, Iakopo, and Many More, Plus Vegan Food and Drink, Speakers on Health and Environment
Every ticket sold feeds 10 children.
Go Vegan Radio (501(c)3) presents the 1st ever San Diego Reggae Vegan Fest on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at Liberty Station / NTC Park - Prebble Field from 12 noon to 9pm.
Lost Bob Marley Tapes To Be Auctioned
A cache of long-lost Bob Marley live recordings, which lay in a damp basement for 40 years, is to be auctioned after being restored. Experts predict the 10 two-inch ‘reel-to-reel’ 24 track analogue tapes could easily raise hundreds of thousands of pounds when collectors and fans worldwide start bidding as they go under the hammer.
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Kingston, Jamaica - May 10 it’s “Rub-A-Dub Friday Honoring Mother’s” with Soundwave & Zion Train International Sound/Rassarella
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MYKAL ROSE with SLY & ROBBIE and REGGAE ANGELS touring the US in May, June & July - headlining four festivals
Contact: Peter Wardle, Kings Music International 
(510) 326-8445 or
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June 1, Jamaica:
Charity concert with Air Supply and THIRD WORLD – Ocho Rios
As part of our ongoing fundraising efforts to provide life-saving resources to the people of Jamaica, we are hosting our biannual “For the Children” concert on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at Couples Sans Souci in Ocho Rios. We are thrilled to be welcoming back the Issa Trust Foundation’s goodwill ambassadors, Air Supply, along with Third World.
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RFG Tip of the week for Artists/Bands
We work with many festivals, promoters, & artists so we want to share some valuable information to help artists get to that next step...and how we can help.
“If I hit up all the festivals and promoters' DMs on FB and IG, it will help get me booked."
That method is actually spamming. Approaching a festival, venue, or promoter is basically applying for a job. Just as you wouldn’t DM a random video with no note to a job you are applying for, the same applies here.
Remember there's a human at the other end of every Direct Message (DM) who has to open it and watch the video (to make the notification go away); don't create more work for the person checking the DMs.
Also, make sure to Follow their account and Like some of their posts to show your support.
Professionals prefer to work with professionals...Do you have a proper electronic press kit (EPK)? (We make them and can send them out to our huge database right to the personal email of reggae festival producers and talent buyers!)
Make sure to approach all potential gigs as job interviews with a personal note and links.  
Search the website for their email and send them a proper proposal with info, text, videos, EPK.
Reggae Festival Guide/RBA Publishing & Publicity can do tune-up or extensive Social Media management for you, build or update your Website, Create Content for your band bio, EPK,  write press releases about your new release or tour, and more!
So call/text/Whatsapp or email us today
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Stay tuned next week for another Tip-of-the-Week
Joana LeRoque / Reggae Festival Magazine Catches Up With Rita Marley
RFG: Please tell our readers about the inspiration for your upcoming limited-edition vinyl-only release Best of Rita Marley on the Tuff Gong Worldwide Label…
RM: It is a collection that highlights my career as a solo artist. The songs featured include some of the greatest hits chart-wise as well as music that holds a special place in our culture and also with me personally. For example, One Draw was very controversial when it was released. Many stations would not play the song, yet what is going on all over the world today shows us that we were ahead of our time.
Read full article
Mexico - May 11 - Distrito Zion Fest with Inner Circle, Alborosie,
Mellow Mood & more
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Check out Live Wyya’s new album, Back to The Roots
LIVE WYYA’S is extremely irie to announce the release
of their third album entitled 
BACK TO THE ROOTS on the Live Wyya Productions label - 
with hits like "Never Love Again" and "Like A Rock", 
this roots rock reggae album is filled with
high energy and strong messages.
Read full article
Beenie Man & Bounty Killer Together Onstage Reggaesumfest
Just Confirmed....Beenie Man and Bounty Killer  are ready to get on stage together and put on a once in a lifetime dual performance  at Reggae Sumfest on Friday Night July 19th...You do not want to miss this one.....Tickets now at
Akae Beka #HailTheKing Tour This May in California
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Celebrating 25 Years of bringing Reggae to the World!
e-Magazine, e-Newsletter, website, Custom e-Blasts, Publicity, Marketing, more!
Featured Videos
Kevin Lyttle Ft. Stadic - Close To You [Official Video] [Tarakon Records]
Love & Hip Hop's Own SAFAREE has collaborated with Jamaica's Own Jahmiel on his new track NO REGULAR GIRL
Nikki Z
Live from JA Carnival bringing in the vibes with Teddyson Jon.
"Vent" was a big smash for the year and now he's got a brand new 'heat seeker' to premiere on this weeks show! 
Plus hits from Chronixx, Tarrus Riley, Kranium, Jr Gong, Jahmiel, Safaree, Naomi Cowan and more!
Live from 'Work And Jam' Marketing & Booking - 
Nikki Z Live

Twitter/Instagram: @NikkiZOfficial & @NikkizNewz

New CDs in the Mix
Chuck Foster :: "It's Time"
Singer/songwriter Chuck Foster hosts Reggae Central on KPFK in LA. He is the author of Roots Rock Reggae (Billboard Books) and The Small Axe Guide To Rock Steady (Muzik Tree UK), wrote the Reggae Update column for Beat Magazine for two decades and currently writes a book review column for the annual Reggae Festival Guide. He started recording in the 1960's, released his first record in the seventies and in recent years he has issued a number of vocal, dub and various artist cd's including We Roots, Gotcha Covered, Perseverance, Make it Right, Conscious Dub, Last Call, Looks Like Trouble and California Dubbin'.
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Chyna Nicole :: "Amazing"
Big Mountain :: "Young Dread"
Curly "Money" New Single Available Now on All Digital Platforms
The Belizean born veteran Reggae music artiste and educator Curly has released his long-awaited single "Money."  The single is the first release from the upcoming album EDUTAINMENT.  Released on his own Tuff Kruffy Entertainment label, the single and upcoming music video is available now and distributed worldwide by Tuff Gong International.  The single will also be featured in a new film My Father Belize, that was written Ron Sierra and directed and produced by Leon Lozano and shot on location in Belize.
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Lipstyck Supports the Me2Movement
With the extremely popularized Me Too and Time’s Up Movement, women from all over the world are becoming more open to reporting and speaking about sexual assaults. Reggae recording artiste Lipstyck has joined the conversation through her new single ‘Unstoppable Warrior’. The song produced by St. Owenz Records speaks to the strength of women as well as women who work in unison with others.
Contact Information
Instagram and Twitter @LipstyckMusic
Read full article
A warrior in Lipstyck
While going through a career lull, singjay Lipstyck endured mounting frustration that soon gave way to a burst of inspiration, which resulted in Unstoppable Warrior, her latest song.
Read full article
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Reggae Airplay Charts
Jamaica Music Countdown May 10-16

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 9th
1936: Ethiopia is formally annexed by Italy.
1968: Louie Culture (Lewin Brown) is born in Port Antonio, Portland, Jamaica.
(some say b. May 5)
1974: DJ Don Yute is born in Kingston, Jamaica.
1981: Bob Marley moves to Miami and goes into hospital.
Bob passed away 2 days after...
1994: South Africa's newly elected parliament chose Nelson Mandela to be the country's first black president. Mandela promised a South Africa for "all its people, black and white."
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Upcoming Festivals
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
Miami Rum Renaissance Festival
May-17-2019 - May-18-2019, Coral Gables, Florida, USA
Rasta Paw Reggae & Arts Festival
May-17-2019 - May-19-2019, OCEANSIDE, California, USA
Fame Festival
May-18-2019, St John , Barbados
Kentucky Reggae Festival
May-24-2019 - May-26-2019, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Camp Reggae
May-24-2019 - May-26-2019, Turtle, Tennessee, USA
Best of The Best Music Fest
May-26-2019 - May-27-2019, Miami, Florida, USA
Love4Music Festival
May-26-2019, Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Reggae On The Rez
Jun-01-2019, Arizona, Arizona, USA
An Evening with Third World, Koffee and Air Supply
Jun-01-2019, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Reggae Spring Splash
Jun-02-2019, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, USA
Riddim West
Jun-08-2019, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Wadada Festival
Jun-08-2019 - Jun-10-2019, Ploudalmézeau, France
Reggae in the Desert
Jun-08-2019, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Victoria's Ska & Reggae Festival 20th Anniversary
Jun-19-2019, VICTORIA, British Columbia, Canada
Afro-Pfingsten 2019: Reggae Night
Jun-20-2019, Winterthur, Switzerland
POSTPONED TIL 2020-Sierra Nevada World Music Festival
Jun-21-2019 - Jun-23-2019, Boonville , California, USA
Charleston Carifest
Jun-21-2019 - Jun-23-2019, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
Freemusic Festival XIX
Jun-21-2019 - Jun-23-2019, Montendre, France
Caribbean Village Festival
Jun-22-2019 - Jun-23-2019, Lauderhill , Florida, USA
Africa Oyé Festival
Jun-22-2019 - Jun-23-2019, Liverpool, United Kingdom
PURE Music & Art Festival
Jun-22-2019, Penn Valley, California, USA
Ithaca Reggae Fest
Jun-28-2019 - Jun-29-2019, Ithaca, New York, USA
Jamaica Day Reggae Festival
Jun-29-2019, West Friendship, Maryland, USA
Groovin' in the Park
Jun-30-2019, Queens, New York, USA
International Festival of Life (IFOL)
Jul-04-2019 - Jul-07-2019, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Port City Reggae Music & Art Festival
Jul-05-2019 - Jul-06-2019, Wilmington, North Carolina, USA
Summmerjam Festival 2019,The 34th
Jul-05-2019 - Jul-07-2019, Cologne, Germany
Great Blue Heron Music Festival
Jul-05-2019 - Jul-07-2019, Sherman, New York, USA
Dub Camp Festival
Jul-11-2019 - Jul-14-2019, Joué-sur-Erdre, France
Ostroda Reggae Festival
Jul-11-2019 - Jul-14-2019, Ostroda, Poland
Sunrise Reggae & Ska Festival
Jul-12-2019 - Jul-14-2019, Burtenbach , Germany
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
Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival, New York
Jul-21-2019, Queens, New York, New York, USA
LB27 Reggae Camp
Jul-23-2019 - Jul-27-2019, Cegléd, Hungary
Iboga Summer Festival
Jul-25-2019 - Jul-28-2019, Cisco Grove, California, USA
Guitarfish Music Festival
Jul-24-2019 - Jul-28-2019, Tavernes de la Valldigna, Spain
Summer Vibration Festival
Jul-25-2019 - Jul-27-2019, Sélestat, France
Reggae in Wulf
Jul-26-2019 - Jul-28-2019, Friedberg (Bavaria), Germany
DMV Summer festival
Jul-26-2019 - Jul-28-2019, Baltimore , Maryland, USA
Northwest World Reggae Festival
Jul-27-2019, Marcola, Oregon, USA
Reggae Fest
Jul-27-2019, Kitchener , Ontario, Canada
Black Forest on Fire
Jul-27-2019 - Jul-28-2019, Berghaupten , Germany
Reggae on the River
Aug-02-2019 - Aug-04-2019, Garberville , California, USA
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
Green Woods Roots & Culture Revival
Aug-09-2019 - Aug-11-2019, Brunswick, Maine, USA
One Love Westcoast Festival
Aug-14-2019 - Aug-18-2019, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
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
Rototom Sunsplash
Aug-16-2019 - Aug-22-2019, Benicasim, Spain
Rastafest Reggae Festival
Aug-17-2019, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
One Love Music Fest
Aug-17-2019 - Aug-18-2019, Somerset, New Jersey, USA
Reggae on the Mountain
Aug-17-2019 - Aug-18-2019, Topanga, California, USA
Reggae Rise Up Festival
Aug-23-2019 - Aug-25-2019, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA
SC Reggae Jerk Wine
Aug-25-2019, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
Soul Rebel Festival 18th Annual
Sep-07-2019, Boulder, Colorado, USA
Jerk, Seafood and Vegan Fest (JSVFest)
Sep-07-2019 - Sep-08-2019, CHICAGO, Illinois, USA
World Reggae For Peace Symposium and Concert
Sep-20-2019 - Sep-22-2019, Perak Malaysia, Malaysia
Houston Reggae Festival
Sep-28-2019 - Sep-29-2019, Houston, Texas, USA
Roots on 66 Festival
Sep-28-2019 - Sep-29-2019, Victorville, California, USA
Joshua Tree Music Festival
Oct-10-2019 - Oct-13-2019, Joshua Tree, California, USA
Peter Tosh Music Festival
Oct-17-2019 - Oct-20-2019, New Kingston/Belmont, Jamaica
Cinema Paradise Portie Film Festival
Oct-31-2019 - Nov-03-2019, Kingston and Port Antonio, Jamaica
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