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September 9, 2021
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Volume 18/Issue 36
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Boulder, CO, Soul Rebel Festival - Sept 11, 2021
Ujama News Presents
The 19th Annual Soul Rebel Festival
Sat Sept 11, 2021
At Vali Soul Sanctuary
6717 Valmont Rd. Boulder, CO
4:00 PM TO 11:00 PM
LionSouljahs • Green Buddah  • HWY 50  RasMoses • Mono Verde Hippie Shitzu • DJ Native Nate
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The Soul Rebel Festival is a annual grass roots Reggae, Afro Pop, World, American Roots music festival held in beautiful Boulder, County, Colorado. The festival's mission is to provide cultural harmony, understanding and awareness through the positive medium of music and the arts.

The Festival is the manifestation of the creative visionary ideals of Ujama News, an innovative and culturally strong magazine that informs, entertains and educates. Presenting thought provoking, comprehensive information based on the unique Afro Centric heritage, revealed through the arts, dance, literary works, music, natural living and sports.

The festival is held annually benefiting MESA (Moving to End Sexual Assault),

It is in honor Fazal Prendergast-legendary Reggae studio musician and founder of The Yellow Wall Dub Squad, who passed in a fatal car accident on April 1, 2005. And a tribute to "Chelem" Louis Roxburgh, Legendary Jamaican musician and Yellow Wall Dub Squad Bass player who passed on January 25, 2011.

Soul Rebel Festival values diversity, equity and inclusion. We are committed to creating a diverse environment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, veteran status, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Our inclusive culture inspires us to be real, try new things, speak openly, and be bold. It brings us together in ways that help us stand out and empower all of us to connect, belong, and grow.
American reggae band Big Mountain featured on Freedom Sound rhythm

Billboard-charting American reggae band Big Mountain is among the international acts featured on the Freedom Sound rhythm project by Donsome Records.
The Freedom Sound rhythm is due for release on September 17.
The other international acts featured on the project are Marina Peralta from Brazil, Kings and Comrades from Philadelphia, Canada-based vocalist Ammoye, Pressure Buss Pipe from the US Virgin Islands and King Tappa from New Jersey.
In a media release, producer Adrian ‘Donsome’ Hanson explained the inspiration behind the project.
“Freedom Sound is the follow up to our previous project the Black Tears rhythm. Creatively, we felt that after the tears we must free ourselves. So, Freedom Sound is all about feeling free to be yourself,” said Hanson.

He said the project took six months to complete.
“I wanted to have artistes from other side of the world who have been doing reggae with the same goal and fight that helped to birth reggae. Marina Peralta is from Brazil and she is one of the artistes who sings about the fight and struggles that we face daily.”
According to Hanson, it wasn’t difficult to get the artistes involved in the project.
“Anthony B, Lutan Fyah, Chezidek and Perfect Giddimani were on my last project, so it wasn't hard to get them on this one. I wanted to step out the box and bring different vibes to this project, hence the reason I decided to work with artistes such as Grammy Award winner Mykal Rose, Big Mountain, Marina Peralta, Junior Kelly, Pressure Buss Pipe and Kings and Comrades. I always give a couple new artistes the chance to showcase their talent, so King Tappa reach out to me at the right time and I'm really proud of his track.”
The first three singles, Likes of Jah by Pressure Buss Pipe, Want to be Free by Anthony B, and Good People (Johnny Good) by Chezidek and Perfect Giddimani will be released digitally this Friday September 10.  The full project is to be released on September 17.
The other tracks featured on the Freedom Sound rhythm are Good People by Chezidek, Stop and Smell the Roses by Ammoye, Rise to the Top by Kings and Comrades, Love Spell by King Tappa, No More Lies by Junior Kelly, I Give You Love by Mykal Rose, Freedom Fighters by Marina Peralta, Hear that Sound by Big Mountain, Fade Away by Lutan Fyah and Greatest by Richie Spice.

Donsome Records, LLC, Adrian Donsome Hanson 
Ph: 914-522-1529
Former sprinter Usain Bolt’s debut album ‘Country Yutes’ lands #1 on iTunes Reggae Charts: S
Frequently, professionals from other disciplines dream of being successful recording artists (Drake, Jamie Foxx), so it is no surprise that the man, who was once the world’s fastest man, pushed forward with another goal. When you were sleeping, the former Jamaican professional athlete with eight Olympic gold medals under his belt, Usain Bolt, released his debut album titled ‘Country Yutes’. The collaboration is with his best friend, Nugent “NJ” Walker, the primary featured artist on the fourteen-track project.
The album is now #1 on the iTunes Reggae
There are four visual components (‘It’s a Party’, ‘Living the Dream’, ‘Need Your Love’, and ‘Sayless’) available.
"If you have followed my career over the years, you would see me always dancing and listening to music. It’s no secret to the world that I love music. Music has just always been a part of my DNA." — Usain Bolt
New Song from Anthony Garvey - Soldier On
Roots reggae singer Anthony Garvey once recorded and performed under his surname alone, and did so in good conscience, given that his great-grandfather was Marcus Garvey, the most celebrated figure in all of reggae music save for Haile Selassie.
It appears the now fuller-named younger Garvey has only one previous album to his name despite the lineage of the name, so the title of his latest seems a fitting description of what he’s done to bring his music to the world. Having previously sung alongside the likes of Kiddus I and had his music mixed by Scientist, Garvey has been blessed with the kind of good company that pointed him in the right direction as well.
Soldier On is uncompromising roots music, with Garvey’s gruffly melodic, half-chanted vocals rising and falling with the riddims while he throws light from a fire of burning issues.
“Justice” cries out on behalf of those who need that very thing, the militancy of the title track is further bolstered by “Jah Warrior Soldier,” the Creator is praised by many names on “Hail Him” and the sidestep into lover’s rock that is “Just a little Bit” shows Garvey able to dig deep even when the roots are the sweeter kind. A nicely crackling band is responsible for the music and the harmonies that Garvey touches down in, and a helping of mixing, mastering and versioning by the venerable Jim Fox further assures that nothing but real reggae is what you’ll get here. And you should get it. –Tom Orr/Legacy Music Productions 
Redondo Beach, CA -  BEACHLIFE FESTIVAL featuring Ziggy Marley, Ben Harper, Fortunate Youth, more! September 10-12

The BeachLife Festival has announced the lineup for its 2021 edition. Jane’s Addiction, Counting Crows and Ziggy Marley & Stephen Marley’s Songs of Bob Marley will headline the event, which is set to take place Sept. 10-12 in Redondo Beach, Calif.
In addition to the headliners, the festival also boasts artists such as Cage The Elephant, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Portugal. The Man, The Revivalists, Gary Clark Jr. and more.
Deadheads will be happy to see the inclusion of Melvin Seals & JGB with John Kadlecik. Others on the bill include Larkin Poe, G. Love & Special Sauce, Nicki Bluhm and The Main Squeeze.
The festival is returning for its second edition after a successful first year in 2019. According to a press release, this marks Jane’s Addiction’s first Southern California appearance since a 2017 show at the Palladium. In addition, Ziggy Marley and Stephen Marley’s set will highlight the music of their father Bob Marley.
Tickets to the festival, including 3-day General Admission passes, VIP passes and single day tickets, are available now on the festival’s website. For more information and to purchase, click here.
Check out the full lineup HERE.
Coney Island, NY — Free Concert: SUMMERSTAGE Reggae Gold meets Soca Gold September 15
SummerStage in partnership with Soca Gold, Reggae Gold and VP Records, are bringing sounds of the Caribbean to the Ford Amphitheatre at Coney Island.
The FREE CONCERT takes place on Wednesday September 15th from 7pm to 10pm (doors open at 5pm)
Roots Reggae Culture Fest September 11 & 12 - Albemarle, North Carolina
This event is located on a family owned farm designed for healing, peace, and serenity. Due to the bass lake on the 20 acre farm, NO KIDS!
In celebration of Reggae, Caribbean Roots and Culture community, this festival brings together authentic like-minded beings. This is a safe, care-free, walk-around, outdoor, and camping event catered to the culture in our community. It is held at the beautiful Peace farm in Albemarle, NC.
There are 20 acres to practice healing, breathe in good vibes, and enjoy a weekend full of heavy positive energy. Peace, Love and Unity!!
Use extreme caution around the pond!!! The pond was designed as a bass pond, it gets deep fast, and people may not be able to touch the bottom at the edge in some areas. This is a fishing pond, not a pool, if a person cannot swim well enough to get to the surface you may not be able to find them in time. If you choose to use the paddle boat, make sure to use the life jackets provided.
Stanly County, North Carolina, United States of America Rain or Shine Event.
Gates Open - 12 NOON
Festival Kicks off at - 2:00 PM
Gates Open - 12:00 NOON
Festival Returns at 2:00 PM
*All amplified music will end by 11:00 PM each night*
Flat Iron Crossroads Presents Reggae Fest 2021 September 25, Gloucester, VA
Flat Iron Crossroads fall Reggae Festival 2021
Featuring the following lineup.
Derek Moore, Stuck on a Name, FeelFree, Nature’ Child, Mighty Joshua, more! 
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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.
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Sometimes things don’t go the way we want them to. Sometimes we feel inundated with challenges and difficulties. Out of habit, our normal reaction to these events is to regard the situation itself as the problem. Happiness and suffering only exist within the mind.In reality, however, all of our problems arise from our own mind. To those unfamiliar with their mind, this sounds counter-intuitive or completely false, but if we take the time to investigate deeply we will discover this truth for ourselves. When we can respond to life’s difficulties with a positive and peaceful mind, they suddenly seem to melt away into nothing right before our eyes. Indeed, we may even come to view them as exciting challenges for personal and spiritual growth. Problems only really arise when we adopt a negative state of mind in response to a difficult or unexpected situation. Because of this, if we want to free ourselves from all our problems, we must gain control of our mind.
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
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This Week in Reggae — and Nubian, Rasta, herb and related history
 September 8
1960: Tomibe Toshito aka Tosh, Japanese DJ, is born.
1960: David Steele [(English) Beat; bass] is born in Birmingham, England.
1961: Professor Nuts (Carl Wellington) is born in Kingston, Jamaica.
1964: DJ Ken Serious (Kenton Matthews) is born in Pratville, Manchester, Jamaica.
1971: Richie Spice (Richell Bonner) is born.
1974: Eric Clapton's "I Shot The Sheriff", a remake of Bob Marley's song, reaches No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit.
1988: UB40's album "Labour Of Love" [A&M] is certified Platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).
2016: Prince Buster passes away.
 September 9
1962: Carlton "Bubbler" Ogilvie, musician, producer, is born in England.
1996: The body of Cecil Wellington aka Nicodemus (d. August 26) is transported to Jamaica and entombed.
2000: Max Romeo and his backing band, the Robotics, ere in a fatal car crash near Orleans, France.
Keyboard player Victor Cross died in the accident, and bandmember Jerry Lions was injured. Romeo was reportedly unhurt.
 September 10
1977: Japanese folk singer Inoue Yosui is arrested for marijuana possession.
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Our parent company, RBA Publishing & Publicity, is based out of Humboldt County, CA. For 25 years, we produced the annual Reggae Festival Guide magazine. Although we don't publish the annual magazine anymore, we have our top-ranking website: www.ReggaeFestivalGuide (41,000 unique monthly visitors), and this weekly reggae e-newsletter Reggae e-Guide (52,000 weekly subscribers). Please follow us on Socials for up-to-the-minute reggae news and music: We have 450,000 fans that follow us on Facebook (please join us there), 40K that follow us on Instagram, and another 9,000 that follow us on Twitter.
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