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January 14, 2021
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Billboard - Reggae Albums Chart This Week ofJanuary 14, 2021 - It's still Bob toppin' the charts!
Richie B's Jamaican Reggae Airplay Charts 
Upcoming Virtual Reggae Festivals & Events
In Jah's Name We Pray - 
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R.I.P. Warren Smith — Epiphany Artists and Sierra Nevada World Music Festival
Promoter and reggae aficionado Warren Smith crossed peacefully after a long illness at his beloved ranch in Northern California on Monday, after falling asleep while wrapped in his wife, Gretchen's arms, surrounded with love and listening to Bob.
Warren spearheaded The Sierra Nevada World Music Festival which promoted conscious music for 25 years in Northern California. 
He built a community where Conscious music, Roots music, and World music were embraced. He will be deeply missed.
R.I.P. — Warren Wallace William Walter Smith III - August 26, 1945 - January 11, 2021
This Weekend...Tune in to REGGAE SALUTE - Jamaica 

The 28th annual of Tony Rebel‘s annual Rasta festival, Rebel Salute, is this weekend, Friday, January 15th and Saturday, January 16th, 2021.
The festival will be Virtually streamed on both the event’s official website and social media platforms and on their website.
Tune in!
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Huntington Beach CA this Sunday

DJ Love Lifes Birthday Celebration -
Sunday, January 17.
Birthday Set by DJ LOVE LIFE & Surprise Guests.
Reggae Sundays
No Cover
All Ages
Huntington Beach, CA
  • Pacific Coast Hwy, Sunset Beach, CA 90742
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Dancehall Legend Sister Charmaine Passes Away In Her Sleep
Veteran dancehall-reggae artiste Sister Charmaine has passed away peacefully in her sleep. She was 53 years old.
“She lay down to have a nap, and never woke up. I know she had the asthma, and she had it so bad that she couldn’t leave the house without her pump, but she wasn’t sick otherwise,” her close friend and confidante Lady Ann (pictured on the left above) told DancehallMag.
New Single from Vibrance The Arts Recording Label from St. Croix - ANCHANTS
Straight outta St.Croix, US Virgin Islands, Reggae Artist Anchants new track “Chatty” is out now ...Check it out! 
Vibrance The Arts presents an alternative to the norm, as far as Roots music is concerned. The single, "Chatty", by Anchants, features live instruments on the "Chat Bout Riddim".  A sticky, up-tempo Roots dub, that moves you from the very beginning. "Chatty" covers a wide array of topics. Serving as a guide to remain steadfast in the right, in a world of calamity, with the opening lines... "Youth man on the streets don't you sell no guns". A reminder of the importance of incorporating the Feminine principles, as he states..."ah she", simply put. Cosmological alignment, the awareness of Self and one's role in these times...
"It's not that I be, it's just the fact that Be happens to be." Much insight is offered with these lyrics. Ultimately, Anchants "Chatty" is one for the books. A good sound, good message, a good feeling, not just chatty.
IYAAD LIVE- Musical Culture of the Caribbean Diaspora Saturday January 20 
IYAAD LIVE- Musical Culture of the Caribbean Diaspora Saturday January 20 
Tune in on the Bumboclaat Radio  App or on @iyaad channel on social media platforms.
IYAAD IG Click here
Saturday January 20 \ 3pm JA 
Karbon Broadcasting Live from House of Dread.
Prince Negasi EP JAH OVAH EVIL
Meet Prince Negasi — a Reggae Singer, Musician and Producer out of Portmore, Jamaica. His band Souls of Zion is comprised of young generation Roots Reggae musicians that keep the fires burning, spreading "Word Sound & Power" with The teachings of His Majesty Emperor Hailie Selassie I. 
His performances include: 2015 Jamaican Independence Day concert, opening the show for Sizzla & Half Pint. Later that year he shared the stage with Dancehall Artist Kranium. In 2018 the band opened for Kabaka Pyramid and The Late Ones in New Haven, CT.
Over the summer of 2019, Prince Negasi toured the northeast from Brooklyn, NY to Canada opening for major acts such as 
Akae Beka, Iba Mahr and Roots of Creation & many more. Started 2020 onstage with high energy at Sound DJ Alarm Music Festival in Linstead, Jamaica.
He then was featured with Denroy Morgan on The Petition Launch Tour supporting a worldwide annual recognition of the Coronation Day of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie JAH Rastafari & Empress Menen. Upon his return he appeared with I Anbassa & Queen Adessa on the Power of Reggae with our beloved ascended Father German.

The strangest times have come upon us — the seed of JAH OVAH EVIL was taking shape with Prince Negasi and his band the Souls of Zion.

Track List 
1) Zionites
2) River Jordan
3) JAH Children Come
4) Be Wise
5) Holding Firm

These artists are a set of men who have been working on manifesting the specific Word Sound that was given to Prince Negasi. This particular brand of reggae is the same one that put reggae on the map and spreads the message of One Love and showcases the most important biblical and historical event of our time, namely the Coronation of King of Kings, Lord of Lords, Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah, as prophesied.
Over the summer of 2020, Prince was featured alongside Greg Roy with Satta Sound at the controls.
Songs on the upcoming JAH OVAH EVIL were then featured at another benchmark show for Souls of Zion in downtown Hartford at CT. Peace Fest alongside Zuggu.
The Souls of Zion then hit the studio boot-camp style. The result is a band of proficient musicians who now can unite to produce and play any music and most importantly the EP that sets the signature sound that Prince Negasi has been working towards as an artist — he is musically and lyrically determined to fulfill the mission that JAH has given him.
Stay tuned for the singles, videos, follow-up album and more teachings in various media and linguistics. 
@princenegasi & @soulsofzion Instagram 
Princenegasi FB & Twitter
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January 14, 2021 - It's still Bob toppin' the charts!

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In Jah's Name We Pray - 
 "All you need is love, love. Love is all your need." - 
The Beatles "All You Need is Love"
Richie B's Jamaican Reggae Airplay Charts 
Jamaica Music Countdown — By Richard ‘Richie B’ Burgess
TOP 25 Dancehall Singles, TOP 25 Reggae Singles and TOP 10 Albums/CD Chart
Ital Statistics
This Week in Reggae
 January 11
2019: Japanese singer I-PAN DREAD passes away.
 January 12
1931: Saxophonist Roland Alphonso is born in Havana, Cuba.
1955: Singer Johnny Clarke is born in Kingston, Jamaica.
----: Macka Diamond (Charmaine Munroe) is born in Kingston, Jamaica.
1993: Italy decriminalizes personal use of drugs.
2010: Vivian "Yabby You" Jackson passes away, aged 63, after suffering a ruptured brain aneurysm.
 January 13
1943: Boris Gardiner is born in Kingston, Jamaica.
1945: Karl Anthony, radio DJ and MC, is born.
1961: Graham "Suggs" McPherson [Madness] is born in Hastings, E. Sussex.
1972: Singer Sharona White is born in Birmingham, England.
1993: A strong earthquake (mag. 5.1) strikes Kingston.
It occurred at 12:11 p.m. Two lives ware lost from shock and falling rocks. There was a man who prophesied that earthquake. A prophet of Nyabinghi (Rastafarian) who had been arrested for swindle implored the court "Please hurry up judgement. Earthquake will soon come," but they laughed off it. 15 minutes after that, the court was thrown into a panic.
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