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August 8, 2019
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Volume 16/Issue 32
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Get Your Tickets Now For The 1619 Fest
Williamsburg, Virginia
Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 9 am-10 pm
All Ages
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Advance tickets are only $30 for adults, FREE for children 15 & under. This includes access to all activities and performances occurring at Billsburg Brewery / James City County Marina.  
1619Fest will culminate with a live music concert, headlined by the internationally known, one and only, esteemed singer, poet and thinker Akae Beka (Vaughn Benjamin), formerly known as the voice of Midnite. In addition, there will be opening performances by Mighty Joshua and Cultivated Mind!
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The line up for the eighth edition of the Overjam Festival in Slovenia includes Alborosie, Israel Vibration and Queen Ifrica
The line-up for the eighth edition of the Overjam Festival is now complete, with Alborosie, Israel Vibration and Queen Ifrica as featured artists.
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Lakeport, California - Aug. 24 FREE Concert at Konocti Vista Casino Lawn with Gonzo, Innavision & Pacific Roots. all ages, bring your own seating 
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Eureka, CA: Michael Franti & Spearhead and Don Carlos Headline the Funk n Reggae B Street Block Party
Forever Found Productions is proud to announce the 1st annual Funk ‘n’ Reggae B Street Block Party on the weekend of September 14 and 15, 2019 in Eureka. The entire block of B Street, between 4th and 5th Street at the historic Victorian Loheide Building will be the setting for this family-friendly event featuring three stages, live music, DJ’s, Projection Dome, arts & crafts, aerial silk performances, food vendors and beverage booths, and an entertaining and educational Kids Zone with special guest appearances from Sesame Street Characters. 
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8/30 - 9/1 Placerville, CA
Dry Diggings Festival
Music & Camping
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Dry Diggings Festival - 8/30-9/1  - Placerville, CA brings 
an all-star line up featuring Rebelution, Slightly Stoopid, 
Steel Pulse, Tribal Seeds and so much More! 
Don't miss the full festival experience at Dry Diggings 2019!
San Jose, CA: Music in the Park San Jose is excited to host J Boog on Aug. 23.
From his Facebook page, J. Boog’s biography, tells the story of an artist who capitalizes on his family, Hawaiian and Jamaican influences to create a unique reggae sound…
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Reasoning with Jah Kings
With word of new releases on their way following on the heels of their San Luis Valley Dubb Single, RFG recently connected with Alexander “Kofi” Washington, the Principal Songwriter and founding member of the Funk-infused Roots Reggae Band known as JAH KINGS. Here’s what we discovered:]
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Ocho Rios - August 18 it’s the 28th Annual Tribute to Mwalimu Marcus Mosiah Garvey in the IRIE FM courtyard with performances from Chezidek, Lutan Fyah + many more
5F Farm Event Ctr. Presents Havana Reggae Fest
April 25 &26/ 2020 in Havana, Florida
2 days of Reggae in  the north Florida/south Georgia
area in beautiful Havana. FL. 

Over 10 different bands performing on our main stage recently graced by Reggae icon's Marcia Griffith, Abbysinians, and Pluto Shervington.

Our 2020 lineup includes Studio One legend and singer song writer of " The first cut is the deepest," NORMA FRAZIER
5ème édition 2, 3 & 4 August 2019
Esplanade Gymnase Claude Metendier  - FRANGY 74270 - Camping
Pour de bonnes vibrations lors de la 5èm édition du Nomade Reggae Festival, l'évènement de l'été en Haute - Savoie
A 30 Min d'Annecy et de Genève, à 1H30 de Lyon et de Grenoble
Malibu, CA: August 17 & 18, 2019 Reggae on the Mountain Music & Camping Festival
Celebrating 10 year anniversary! Steel Pulse, Julian Marley, Matisyahu,  Third World, Pato Banton and many more!

New venue: Expanding to Their New Malibu-Calabasas  King Gillette Ranch site 
Ghana - August 24th - Joseph Hill [Culture] Memorial Concert
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Celebrating 25 years as reggae industry leaders
Akae Beka "Mek A Menshun" Tour Begins July 20
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The 25th anniversary issue of the annual Reggae Festival Guide magazine – 110 pages packed full of reggae news and lifestyle. Click or swipe on your devise and enjoy!
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This keepsake edition is 110 pages chock-full of entertaining and educational editorial about reggae lifestyle, legends and industry updates by reggae's top aficionados, plus new music releases and tour dates from artists, reggae-related book reviews, videos, and dozens of reggae festivals with full line-ups so that reggae fans can plan their summer.
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Celebrity Shout-Out Videos
Reggae artists from around the world are congratulating us on our 25th Anniversary milestone. We are very humbled and have shared with you their message and songs here.
Warrior King, Cham, Big Mountain, Lutan Fyah, Safira Mono, more!
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Featured Videos
Julian Marley - Broken Sail (Official Video)
Rushing- Alicai Harley (PRONOUNCED: AL-A-KAI )
Starting off the year on a high note as the supporting artist for Kojo Funds and Shakka on their UK tour, Alicai Harley continues to create waves in the industry with her latest release ‘Rushing’. The Island inspired track features an eclectic mix of dancehall, RnB and rap melodies, with the accompanying visuals giving an ode to the Caribbean summer produced by Jamaican Producer Seanizzle.
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Missing You Music Video - Denroy Morgan & the Black Eagles feat Nyasha David & Gramps Morgan
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Ital Statistics
On This Day in Reggae - August 8th
1958: Chris Foreman [Madness] is born.

1971: Willie One Blood is born in New York, USA.

1993: UB40's single "Can't Help Falling In Love" [Virgin] is certified Platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).

1997: U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) releases Panel's Report on the Possible Medical Uses of Marijuana.
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Upcoming Festivals
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
Summer Stars Fest
Aug-24-2019, nevada city, California, 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
Westchester Reggae Music Festival
Aug-31-2019, Port Chester, New York, USA
Roots & Yam Jerk Festival
Aug-31-2019, Los Angeles, California, USA
Brevard Caribbean Fest BCF
Sep-01-2019, Melbourne, Florida, 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
Reggae Donn Sa Festival
Sep-07-2019, Bamboo, Mauritius
Roots Town Festival
Sep-14-2019, Luxembourg, Germany
Funk N Reggae B St Block Party
Sep-14-2019 - Sep-15-2019, Eureka, California, USA
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
Jamaican Music and Food Festival, The
Nov-10-2019, Melbourne, Australia
Jamaican Music and Food Festival, The
Nov-16-2019, Sydney, Australia
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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