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July 4, 2019
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Get Ready for a weekend of incredible music and workshops at the 23rd Annual California WorldFest, July 11-14 in Grass Valley, CA!
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San Jose, CA: Ozomatli headlines Airfield Supply Co.’s Music in the Park presented by Metro on July 19.
Coming up Aug. 23 will be reggae artist J Boog, whose following has now extended outside of Hawaii to the West Coast.
All shows are held at Plaza de Cesar Chavez in downtown San Jose and open with local acts starting at 5:30 p.m.  Tickets are $15 in advance for general admission, $35 for a VIP experience, $20 and $40, respectively day of the show. Save $5 on advance general admission tickets w/code: REGGAE. Purchase tickets at  
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June 25, 2019 (Miami)  – Publisher M. Peggy Quattro releases the first compilation of Reggae history from the Reggae Report Archives. 
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Congrats to Jammin Reggae Archives on their 25th Year Anniversary
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The archives began in 1992 as a file repository for the Usenet News Group which was created by Mike Pawka, the Archive's webmaster, in 1992.
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Eek-A-Mouse On Waving Gay Flag In Jamaica “I’ll be a dead rat”
Eek-A-Mouse says he will not be waving the gay flag in Jamaica because it could cost him his life.
Some folks are saying that Eek-A-Mouse is mentally ill, while others are saying that he has been gay for a very long time. The dancehall veteran insists that he is neither crazy nor gay, but just has different views from traditional reggae/dancehall artists. Mouse went viral this week after he posted a video of himself waving the rainbow-colored flag while proclaiming his love for the LGBT community.
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Dry Diggings Festival returns 8/30-9/1 to Placerville, CA
Dry Diggings Festival returns 8/30-9/1 to Placerville, CA bringing an all-star line up featuring Rebelution, Slightly Stoopid, 
Steel Pulse, Tribal Seeds and so much More! 
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Jah Cure to Headline Umoja Splash Festival in Kenya on July 6
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OB Music, a Toronto-based producer anticipates the release of his ”First Contact Riddim” compilation Album
OB Music, a Toronto-based producer anticipates the release of his ”First Contact Riddim” compilation Album, featuring various performing artists including veterans such as Lutan Fyah, Turbulence, Ammoye (four-time Juno award nominee), as well as up and coming artist Sunny Terble, straight out of Hundred Lane, Kingston, Jamaica, and rapper / actor Zawles, from Brooklyn, NY via Toronto, ON.
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Houston Jerk Fest 
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Houston Jerk Fest was born from the idea to bring community and culture together with food, family, music and fun.  Houston Jerk Fest is a food and music festival centered around a Jerk cook-off competition where contestants compete for the top prizes and recognition. There will be food, vendors, kid’s zone, and activities for the whole family. 
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Kabaka Pyramid + The Bebble Rockers International Summer Tour Starts May 22 in Seattle
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Reggae great Big Youth makes a rare return to the mic for a rendition of Bo Diddley’s “Gunslinger” on the latest cut off the upcoming Red, Gold, Green & Blue compilation, the first release from Zak Starkey’s Trojan Jamaica label.
On “Gunslinger,” Big Youth, the deejay and toastmaster responsible for Seventies classics like Dreadlocks Dread and Natty Cultural Dread, teams with the renowned Sly & Robbie, Studio One guitar great Ernest Ranglin and producer Youth for their version of Rob Jevons’ Morricone-esque remix of the Diddley song.
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New Single from the Queen of Reggae Marcia Griffiths’ ‘Timeless’ Album - Rock Steady + This Old Man
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----: Richie Daley [Inner Circle, Third World; bass] is born.
1893: Norman Washington Manley, one of Jamaica's founding fathers, is born in Mandeville, Jamaica.
1945: Rupie Edwards is born in Goshen, near Brownstown, St. Ann, Jamaica.
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Upcoming Festivals
International Festival of Life (IFOL)
Jul-04-2019 - Jul-07-2019, Chicago, Illinois, USA
MUSA Cascais We Are Together
Jul-04-2019 - Jul-06-2019, Carcavelos, Portugal
Summerjam 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
Third World & Family; 45th Anniversary Celebration
Jul-05-2019, Dania Beach, Florida, USA
Port City Reggae Music & Art Festival
Jul-06-2019, Wilmington, North Carolina, USA
POSTPONED - Island Reggae Festival
Jul-06-2019, San Jose, California, USA
Big Ship Music Festival
Jul-06-2019, Port Charlotte, Florida, USA
Long Walk to Freedom
Jul-07-2019, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Concert of Colors
Jul-10-2019 - Jul-18-2019, detroit, Michigan, USA
Oland Roots Festival
Jul-10-2019 - Jul-13-2019, Sandbergen, Sweden
Big Reggae Festival, The
Jul-10-2019, Juan Les Pins, France
Dour Festival
Jul-10-2019 - Jul-14-2019, Dour, Belgium
Dub Camp Festival
Jul-11-2019 - Jul-14-2019, Joué-sur-Erdre, France
Ostroda Reggae Festival
Jul-11-2019 - Jul-14-2019, Ostroda, Poland
California WorldFest
Jul-11-2019 - Jul-14-2019, Grass Valley, California, USA
Sunrise Reggae & Ska Festival
Jul-12-2019 - Jul-14-2019, Burtenbach , Germany
Lakesplash Festival
Jul-12-2019 - Jul-13-2019, Twann, Switzerland
Levitate Music & Arts Festival
Jul-12-2019 - Jul-14-2019, Marshfield, Massachusetts, USA
Afro Latino Festival
Jul-12-2019 - Jul-14-2019, Bree, Belgium
Village Rasta Festival
Jul-12-2019 - Jul-14-2019, Paris, France
Island Reggae Festival
Jul-13-2019, San Jose, USA
Rastaplas Festival
Jul-13-2019 - Jul-14-2019, Zoetermeer, Netherlands
Bababoom Festival
Jul-13-2019 - Jul-20-2019, Fermo, Italy
Festival Africa Reggae (FAR19)
Jul-13-2019 - Jul-14-2019, barcelona, Spain
Roswell Caribbean Festival
Jul-13-2019, ROSWELL, Georgia, USA
Reggae Sumfest
Jul-14-2019 - Jul-20-2019, Montego Bay, Jamaica
Seasplash Festival 
Jul-18-2019 - Jul-21-2019, Šibenik , Croatia
Festival de Neoules
Jul-18-2019 - Jul-20-2019, Neoules, France
Zion Garden
Jul-18-2019 - Jul-20-2019, Bagnols-Sur-Ceze, France
Afrika Karibik Fest
Jul-18-2019 - Jul-21-2019, Wassertrudigen, Germany
Music in the Park presents Ozomatli
Jul-19-2019, San Jose, California, USA
EastRock Reggae Festival
Jul-19-2019 - Jul-20-2019, Lienz, Austria
Reggae na Piaskach Festival 
Jul-19-2019 - Jul-20-2019, Ostrow Wielkopolski, Poland
Weedbeat Festival
Jul-19-2019 - Jul-21-2019, Nordstemmen, Germany
Ruhr Reggae Summer
Jul-19-2019 - Jul-21-2019, Mulheim An Der Ruhr, Germany
Bayfront Reggae & World Music Festival, 14th Annual 
Jul-20-2019, Duluth, Minnesota, USA
Battle Creek Caribbean Festival
Jul-20-2019, Battle Creek, Michigan, USA
Del Mar Reggae Fest with Ziggy Marley
Jul-20-2019, Encinitas, California, USA
Reggae on the Grass
Jul-20-2019, Denver Colorado, Colorado, USA
Jerk Jam Festival
Jul-20-2019, Houndhill Farm, United Kingdom
People's Festival - Tribute to Bob Marley, 25th Annual
Jul-20-2019, Wilmington, Delaware, USA
Locs Festival
Jul-20-2019, Brooklyn , New York, USA
Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival, New York
Jul-21-2019, Queens, New York, New York, USA
Simmer Down Festival
Jul-21-2019, Birmingham, United Kingdom
San Diego Reggae Vegan Fest 
Jul-21-2019, San Diego, California, USA
LB27 Reggae Camp
Jul-23-2019 - Jul-27-2019, Cegléd, Hungary
Iboga Summer Festival
Jul-24-2019 - Jul-28-2019, Tavernes de la Valldigna, Spain
Hill Vibes Reggae Festival
Jul-24-2019 - Jul-28-2019, Telfs, Austria
Guitarfish Music Festival
Jul-25-2019 - Jul-28-2019, Cisco Grove, California, USA
Summer Vibration Festival
Jul-25-2019 - Jul-27-2019, Sélestat, France
Bagnols Reggae Festival
Jul-25-2019 - Jul-28-2019, Bagnols sur Ceze, France
Reggae in Wulf
Jul-26-2019 - Jul-28-2019, Friedberg (Bavaria), Germany
Northwest World Reggae Festival
Jul-26-2019 - Jul-28-2019, Marcola, Oregon, USA
DMV Summer festival 
Jul-26-2019 - Jul-28-2019, Baltimore , Maryland, USA
Uppsala Reggae Festival
Jul-26-2019 - Jul-27-2019, Uppsala, Sweden
Conscious Storm Fest
Jul-26-2019 - Jul-27-2019, San jose, Costa Rica
Afrofest 2019: Chicago
Jul-26-2019 - Jul-27-2019, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Reggae Fest 
Jul-27-2019, Kitchener , Ontario, Canada
Black Forest on Fire 
Jul-27-2019 - Jul-28-2019, Berghaupten , Germany
Reggae Rotterdam Festival
Jul-28-2019, Rotterdam, Netherlands
POSTPONED until 2020 - Reggae on the River 
Aug-02-2019 - Aug-04-2019, Garberville , California, USA
Reggae Sun Ska Festival
Aug-02-2019 - Aug-04-2019, Nouvelle-Aquitane, France
Nomade Reggae Festival
Aug-02-2019 - Aug-04-2019, Frangy, France
Reggae Geel
Aug-02-2019 - Aug-03-2019, Geel, Belgium
Reggae Jam
Aug-02-2019 - Aug-04-2019, Bersenbruck, Germany
Reggae Sun Ska Festival
Aug-02-2019 - Aug-04-2019, Vertheuil, France
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
Taste of The Caribbean & Jerk Festival
Aug-03-2019, Hartford, Connecticut, 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
Afrika Tage
Aug-09-2019 - Aug-26-2019, Vienna, Austria
Atlanta Reggae in the Park LLC Presents BeREGGAE 6
Aug-10-2019 - Aug-11-2019, Atlanta, Georgia, 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
Sardinia Reggae Festival
Aug-15-2019 - Aug-18-2019, Berchidda, Italy
Plein Les Watts
Aug-15-2019 - Aug-17-2019, Geneve, Switzerland
Canadian Reggae Music Conference Third Annual 
Aug-16-2019, Toronto, Canada
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
Chiemsee Cup Clash
Aug-17-2019, Ubersee, Germany
One Love: Caribbean Music Festival
Aug-17-2019, Newark, New Jersey, USA
Seen Festival
Aug-17-2019, Berkeley, California, USA
Reggae Rise Up Festival
Aug-23-2019 - Aug-25-2019, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA
Music in the Park presents J Boog
Aug-23-2019, San Jose, California, USA
Uprising Festival
Aug-23-2019 - Aug-25-2019, Bratislava, Slovakia
Bomboclat Festival
Aug-23-2019 - Aug-24-2019, Zeebrugge, Belgium
Reggae Rise Up
Aug-23-2019 - Aug-25-2019, Heber City, Utah, USA
Reggae Lake Festival
Aug-24-2019 - Aug-25-2019, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Reggae on the Rocks
Aug-24-2019, Morrison, Colorado, USA
SC Reggae Jerk Wine 
Aug-25-2019, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
House of Common Festival
Aug-26-2019, Clapham Common , United Kingdom
Dry Diggins Festival
Aug-30-2019 - Sep-01-2019, Placerville, California, USA
Tropic Jam Festival
Aug-30-2019 - Sep-01-2019, Rheinsheim, Germany
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
Reggae Donn Sa Festival
Sep-07-2019, Bamboo, Mauritius
Roots Town Festival
Sep-14-2019, Luxembourg, Germany
LA Reggae Vegan Fest
Sep-15-2019, Los Angeles, California, USA
World Reggae For Peace Symposium and Concert
Sep-20-2019 - Sep-22-2019, Perak Malaysia, Malaysia
Roots Rocks Equinox
Sep-20-2019 - Sep-22-2019, Hesperus (Durango Area) Colorado , Colorado, USA
Baltimore Reggae MoonSplash
Sep-21-2019, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Earthdance Los Gatos
Sep-21-2019 - Sep-22-2019, Los Gatos, California, USA
Earthdance Phoenix 
Sep-21-2019, Tempe, Hawaii, USA
Earthdance Rio
Sep-21-2019 - Sep-22-2019, Rio, Brazil
Earthdance Capetown
Sep-21-2019 - Sep-22-2019, Capetown, South Africa
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
Falmouth Reggae Festival
Sep-28-2019 - Sep-29-2019, Falmouth, United Kingdom
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
Island Vibe Festival
Oct-31-2019 - Nov-03-2019, South-East Queensland, Australia
Cinema Paradise Portie Film Festival
Oct-31-2019 - Nov-03-2019, Kingston and Port Antonio, Jamaica
Gambia Cultural & Reggae Festival
Nov-23-2019 - Nov-24-2019, Gunjur, Medina Salam, Gambia
Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise
Dec-09-2019 - Dec-14-2019, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
Reggae Mekka Jamaica:Vision 2020
Feb-13-2020 - Feb-16-2020, Kingston, Jamaica
Jamming Festival
Mar-21-2020 - Mar-22-2020, Bogota, Colombia
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