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|Reggae Icon and Legend Sanchez Releases "Hallelujah" in time for Easter|
|Millions of Christians around the world are celebrating Easter. This is the time Jesus died on the cross, and on the third day rose from the dead. Sanchez, our singing icon and legend, has recorded his version of ‘Hallelujah’.|
Adapted from the original, composed and performed by Canada’s Leonard Cohen, Sanchez tells the story of the resurrection of Christ The King.
His vocal performance will take your breath away!
Pre-released - April 09, 2021
Release date - April 23, 2021
|Music Legend Sly Dunbar Interview with Dj Mastermix on Rocsolid Radio|
|Kalinga Records Presents Isha Bel New Single "Second Nature"|
|Jamaican roots and rubadub singer Isha Bel adds a welcomed dimension to her growing body of work. A sensual reggae soul track entitled Second Nature.|
This is the first track of the follow-up live instrument album Isha Bel promised in 2020 when she released the digital 9 track album Hear Me Now ( One Woman Army.)
The song presents an earnest and soul-bearing side to the singer who is known for her thought-provoking and socially conscious songs. She states “ I am injecting some love into the atmosphere. Let’s speak life and love into our kings.”
Isha Bel is writer & executive producer. She worked with a kingly team of Jamaican musicians such as Wayne Armond & Ervin Lloyd of legendary reggae band Chalice playing guitar & keyboards. Junior Congo on Percussions and Lloyd Bingy on bass . She shares production, music & vocal arrangement credits with veteran producer & music maestro Grub Cooper of the legendary Fab 5 band and producer of iconic group The I’Threes
Raw and Soulful is a definitive description of Jamaican singer, writer & producer Isha Bel. Her energy is reminiscent of the soulful sounds of the early days of reggae, balanced by the raw gritty delivery of modern sounds of roots and rubadub music. Isha Bel's powerful metallic vocals & colourful performing style has been seeping in the hearts of reggae lovers worldwide. Her writings are thought provoking and inspiring. She has a growing catalogue some and has worked with producers local and producers in Europe & South Africa.Her recent album “Hear me Now (One Woman Army)” has received great reviews, chosen as Album of the Week on Japan’s Reggae Downloads and added to the 2020 Reggae Grammy Awards consideration list. She was also nominated in the Int’l Female Reggae artiste of the year category on Reggae France.
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| Introducing New Song from King Tappa: Bad Energy |
|Artist: King Tappa|
Name of Song: Bad Energy
Name of Album: Feeling the Vibes
Name of Label: King Tappa Productions
Bad Energy was inspired by the pandemic which we’re now facing. The idea of the song came to me while listening to the beat. I am really focused on my career and the choices I make in life. Many times we are interrupted by loved ones or friends that give us so much of their problems and stress to digest while not realizing that we have our own issues to deal with.
Bad Energy is the song that gives you the energy to say NO, to stand up and not be taken advantage of,
to not take crap from anyone or sit and listen to
negative toxic energy. It's a dance and motivation song at the same time.
I created the song to help people be more vocal and say how they feel about a toxic environment or situation. Fire burn bad energy, we don’t want this around us. It's all about positive vibes only. “Stay focus"
|1st Annual TICO TIME REGGAE FEST May 13-16, 2021 Tico Time River Resort, Aztec, New Mexico, 20 miles from Durango, Colorado |
3 Days of Reggae Music on 74 Acres of Animas Riverfront Paradise.
Festival activities include live performances all 3 days plus
Sound Clash/late night Dancehall after parties & Drum circles.
RV & Tent camping available
Performers include: Dan Kelly of Fortunate Youth, Tomorrow’s Bad Seeds, Perfect Giddimani, with Lion Heights, Jahdan Blakkamoore, Karim Israel of Arise Roots, Zeb from Tribal Seeds, Kash’d Out
& many more.
Fireworks shows, Art, Food, Vendors, Local Brews, Entertainers,
Magic Show, POI/Fire Spinning Performances, After Parties, Waterslides, Waterslide Jumps, Beach Volleyball, Ponds with complementary Paddleboards, Large dog park, Nungee jumping, Wakeboarding, Innertubing on the river.
|REGGAE ANGELS - NEW ALBUM RELEASE - REMEMBER OUR CREATOR - WITH SLY & ROBBIE|
REGGAE ANGELS - NEW ALBUM RELEASE - REMEMBER OUR CREATOR - WITH SLY & ROBBIE
It is with great enthusiasm that Kings Music International and Zojak World Wide announce the release of Remember Our Creator, the new album from the Reggae Angels scheduled for release on April 2, 2021. The physical album is a two disc package featuring vocal and dub versions. This album, as well as the back catalog, can be purchased through www.reggaeangels.com. The Fox Dubs version is scheduled for digital release April 16, 2021. The Reggae Angels are a world class reggae act based in the San Francisco bay area with a catalogue of fifteen CD’s. They have been recording and performing conscious roots reggae for three decades. The message of this album focuses on themes such as remembering God, living in love, gratitude, patience and contentment.
Remember Our Creator features the multi-Grammy award winning legends, masters of groove and propulsion, Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare on and drums and bass. Also featured on the album are Dwight Pinkney on guitar, Patrick Murray and Franklyn ‘Bubbler’ Waul on keyboards, Dean Fraser on sax, the late Ronald “Nambo” Robinson on trombone and Okeil Mckentyre on trumpet. Additional bass work is done by Christopher Meredith. On melodica is Augustus Pablo’s son, Addis Pablo and on percussion is Alton “Sandrum” Vanhorne. On background vocals is Ellenore “Brady” Walters who sang on the previous three albums. Lead vocals were done by Peter "Fenton" Wardle. The previous two Reggae Angels albums, The Way and Rely On Him also feature Sly and Robbie. Everyone who performed on the new album put their many years of experience into the project to give it life, depth and flavor.
Remember Our Creator was recorded by Peter Wardle at the Workshop in Oakland, CA. Additional recording was done by Orville “Rorey” Baker at the One Pop studio and by Delroy “Phatta” Pottinger at the Anchor studio, both in Kingston, Jamaica. Remember Our Creator was mixed and mastered by the world-renown engineer Jim Fox at the Lion and Fox Recording Studio in Washington DC, who has mixed their last 6 albums. The album will be distributed by Zojak World Wide and available for purchase on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and a variety of other major online retailers. The Reggae Angels inspire the listener with words and music- reminders and guidance towards more God-centric living.
The Reggae Angels have performed on many major US and European festivals. They have toured extensively in North America, Hawaii, Canada and Europe and have also performed in South America and Africa. They have done five US tours backed by Sly and Robbie. In May, June and July 2019 they toured backed by Sly Dunbar, this time with Lloyd Parks replacing Robbie Shakespeare on bass, co-billing with Mykal Rose. This was a major 5 to 6 week US tour on which they headlined four festivals across the US including Reggae in the Desert, The Fibark Music Festival, The World Village Festival and The Caribbean Vibes Festival. The Reggae Angels live show is well established from years of high-energy performances with a prophetic message and a happy, uplifting sound.
Click here to listen to "One Heart"
For bookings contact:
Kings Music International
For interviews or general inquires contact:
Zojak World Wide
|New Release from Link&Chain "Ready" - Listen Here|
"READY" New single from Jamaican reggae band Link&Chain — , "are you ready?"
This song shows the ingenuity and uniqueness of Link&Chain
and their strength to carry on the musical legacy of roots music,
creating within 3 different time zones and four studios.
"READY" with its dancehall vibes and upfull lyrics will have fans wanting more Link&Chain and feeling the good vibes of authentic roots reggae music!
|New Single From Xedous Now Available|
Reggae Festival Guide (RFG) interviews Recording Artist "JahRiffe”...
RFG: What 's going on in your music career? But wait, for those who don't know, give us a quick intro.
JahRiffe: Kool. Well I am JahRiffe a Songwriter, Vocalist, Producer, Performer, Humanitarian & Entrepreneur.
RFG: That’s a lot, Jah.
JahRiffe: Truly it can be, but it's just really a love and a conviction that it is my calling to do these things. Music has always been in my life from a child growing up with lots of house parties and sound systems being right in my home. I was privy to having the latest music of the time around so it built up the catalogue of music in my head. That has led me to do what I am doing now.
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|New Release from Lee "Scratch" Perry & The Spacewave - Dubz of the Root|
Dubz of the Root Springs Forward
Taking tracks recorded by dub reggae legend Lee "Scratch" Perry in Negril for the album Rootz Reggae Dub, Spacewave produces a high-resolution audio remix album, now online.
Grammy-winning artist, songwriter, and producer Lee "Scratch" Perry channels an uptempo roots reggae sound for this project and continues his commentary on spirituality, good and evil, and the human condition.
Curtis Haywood’s saxophones give original tracks by Speak Easy (drums, bass, guitars, keyboard) and Larry McDonald (percussion) a deeper dub vibe.
Backing harmonies are from Detroit-based female trio Dames Brown and The Groovematist.
Dubz of the Root was produced by Spacewave and recorded in Negril Jamaica, Michigan USA, and New York USA with backing vocals by Dames Brown and the Groovematist and backing musicians Speak Easy, percussionist Larry McDonald, and saxophonist Curtis Haywood.
Background vocals by Dames Brown (Athena Johnson, Teresa Marbury & LaRae Starr) - Athena Johnson appears courtesy of SoulJazz Entertainment, Teresa Marbury appears courtesy of Mar-Lo Records, LLC and LaRae Starr appears courtesy of Triple Seven, LLC
Produced by Spacewave®; Dames Brown Session Produced by The Groovematist®
Mixed & Mastered by John Palmer at Andro-Media®
Lee “Scratch” Perry Vocals & Percussion Recorded by John Palmer in Negril, Jamaica
Dames Brown & The Groovematist Backing Vocals Recorded by Ira Moore at Groovehouse Recording Studios in Dexter, Michigan USA; Speak Easy Guitars, Keyboards, Drums & Bass Recorded by Corey DeRushia at Troubadour Recording Studio in Lansing, Michigan USA; Larry McDonald Percussion Recorded by John Palmer in New York City USA; Curtis Haywood Saxophones Recorded by Curtis Haywood in Wheatley Heights, New York USA
Many thanks to the Mad Professor, King Fatty, and nameless others who made their samples available.
All songs written by Reinford Hugh Perry (Dogstreet Road Music Publishing - BMI), Speak Easy & John Sanford Palmer (Spacewave Music Publishing - ASCAP)
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|FEATURED VIDEO - Sgt. Remo is “Just Getting Started”|
|VIDEO PREMIERE - Sgt. Remo's “Just Getting Started”|
|PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION: TOOTS HIBBERT FOR THE ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME|
Please join your voice to all of those petitioning the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to induct the immortal Toots Hibbert
(Dec. 8, 1942 - Sep. 11, 2020),
and pass this information on to everyone you know who feels the same way!
This campaign is spearheaded by reggae aficionado
Roger Steffens who is a
world-renowned historian of
Bob Marley and Reggae Music
and Mike Pawka of the
Jammin’ Reggae Archives.
|Attention Reggae Artists — Free listing opportunity|
|Greetings Reggae Artists,|
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|Billboard - Reggae Albums Chart This Week |
April 3, 2021 - It's still Bob toppin' the charts!
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Spring Affirmations to Renew Your Spirits
|Spring is a blessed season, giving you a chance to start over, try something new, and begin a new chapter in youlife. Imagine yourself emerging from your cocoon as a beautiful butterfly, free to pursue your passions. Here are some affirmations that will help you feel empowered and ready to go after your dreams…|
“Wonderful things will unfold before me.”
“I forgive myself for all the mistakes I have made.”
“I love and approve of myself.”
|Richie B's Jamaican Reggae Airplay Charts |
|Jamaica Music Countdown — By Richard ‘Richie B’ Burgess|
| March 30
||Dwight "Brhther Dee" Pinkney [Sharks/Zap Pow/Roots Radics; guitar] is born in Manchester, Jamaica.
||Eric Clapton (Eric Patrick Clapp) is born in Ripley, Surrey, England.
||Singer Little John is born in Kingston, Jamaica.
| April 1
|April Fool's Day
||U.S. Cullen-Harrison Act goes into effect.
This Act removed low alcohol beer from coverage by the 18th Amendment, alcohol prohibition which became effective in 1920. The Prohibition would end on December 5th.
||Jimmy Cliff (James Chambers) is born in St. Catherine, Jamaica.
||The Black Panther Party is formed.
||Final broadcast of Osaka Reggae Street is heard on OBC Radio (Japan) after being on the air 16 weeks.
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