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November 18, 2021
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Volume 18/Issue 46
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“Reggae Music Stands Alone” 
New Single from Chyna Nicole - SUPER NATURAL!
"I thought about people I see and talk to and even my own emotions at times. 
Many are depressed and everything isn’t cherries and ice cream.  I think that’s what makes us human - that we go through emotions naturally.  Looking to God and finding that inner strength to pull yourself up is like … SUPER NATURAL." ~Chyna Nicole
Label: Nico Star Music
Composer Clil Beats
Recorded and mixed by Tuff Gong’s alumnus - Gary Sutherland 
Mastered by Earle Holder
Lyrics written and arranged by Tania “Chyna Nicole” Sutherland 
Backing vocals Chyna Nicole & Gary Sutherland 
Available on all digital platforms.
Ishmael I sings “Sweet Loraine” a tribute to his Cousin, ska, rocksteady, reggae pioneer Justin Hinds.
Ishmael I sings “Sweet Loraine” a tribute to his Cousin, ska, rocksteady, reggae pioneer Justin Hinds.
Sweet Loraine
Album: Taurean
Artist: Ishmael I
Label: World Conquerors Inc.

Independent recording artist, Ishmael Hinds I aka Ishmael I, has a mission to spread love, bring cultures together and create opportunities for the disenfranchised through his music.
With musical roots that run all the way back to Jamaica’s Ska and Rocksteady era, Ishmael literally has the blood of this era’s pioneers and legends flowing through his veins. His elder cousin, Justin Hinds of Justin Hinds & The Dominoes, was one of the biggest acts in Jamaican music during the 1960s and 70s. Another one of Ishmael’s elder cousins, Horace “Sleepy” Andy (Horace Hinds) is a renown roots reggae singer, songwriter and trip-hop musician who has been recording since 1967.
Having such musical giants and firm believers in the Rastafarian tradition and faith in his lineage has greatly influenced Ishmael’s artistry and the trajectory of his career.

The singer/songwriter recorded his first cover song “Sweet Loraine” in tribute to Justin Hinds, with whom he shares a birthday. Hinds originally performed and recorded the song in 1984. The cover is set to be released on November 19, 2021, and is the first single from Taurean, Ishmael’s sophomore EP that is set to be released in 2022 from the World Conquerors Inc collection. Ishmael’s first EP, Mister Sun, was released on July 23, 2020, in honor of the birthday of the Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia. It is available on all listening platforms.
Goodwill Ambassador and Reggae artist, His Excellency TAJ WEEKES celebrates his first solo album, "Pause", with the release of "Rainstorm"~ The second single and video from the internationally acclaimed album ~
Weekes states that this album was written during the most important year of his life. "The year the music stopped and about everything else in between." Taj Weekes’ new album Pause is his first without the musical benefits of his backing band Adowa.

But don’t expect an all-acoustic or subdued experience. 
Taj without Adowa is not solo Taj; this overflow of creativity arises from a wealth of talent. In fact there is no more richly textured and musically adventurous reggae album than Pause.
"Lyrically, 'Pause' is the strongest album we've heard in ages and it also holds up effortlessly musically. That forced break certainly did Taj Weekes good!" - (Belgium)
Jatta, LLC 
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"Let the Good Times Roll On Tour"  - Fortunate Youth - Plus: Katastro and Artikal Sound System - Thursday, November 18, 2021 - South Lake Tahoe
Late-Nite Productions is proud to present the "Let the Good Times Roll On Tour"
Fortunate Youth plus special guests Katastro and Artikal Sound System live at Montbleu Resort in (South) Lake Tahoe.
55 US Highway 50, Stateline, NV 
 Doors open at 7pm / 8pm Show 
Thursday, November 18, 2021
Advance tickets are available starting at $29.50 (plus tax/fees) in person at the Montbleu Box Office, by calling (775) 588-3515 or online.
From backyard BBQs in Southern California beach towns to its rise as one of the most popular reggae rock bands in the country, Fortunate Youth remains devoted to its roots and a simple mission: Spread peace, love, and unity with music.  It’s a mantra of sorts for the multi-faceted sextet from Hermosa Beach, driving a relentless thirst for live performances and an ever-evolving cache of original material dotted with influences of blues, ska, rock, world, soul, and punk.
Dedicated to performing live, the ensemble has logged countless miles across the globe, with Fortunate Youth supporting brethren such as Slightly Stoopid, Stick Figure, and SOJA to name just a few. Catch them live at Montbleu on November 18th!
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Jahdon livicates new song to his Empress - "i"
A new music king has blasted on the scene with a new spice that has ignited like wildfire. The people keep asking for more from he released “i”.
The love and respect vibrates all through this song. A timeless message capturing the immortal love of H.I.M. Haile Selassie & Empress Menen I. Jahdon champions the significance of balance between man and woman in this love song penned for his Empress. Written and Produced by
Oshane Mamby (Look Ya Noww Entertainment)

“i” is the title track to Jahdon’s widely anticipated sophomore album, to be distributed early 2022 by Tuff Gong International.
Jahdon, singer, songwriter and producer, garnered international recognition in 2017 with his breakout hit single/videoCongo Bongo.'' In 2020 he released his debut studio album "369" which earned him a review in the Jamaica Gleaner as "Reggae Music's Next Messenger" during Reggae Month 2020.
Amidst the covicious impact the pandemic has had on the music industry Jahdon has successfully released new singles:"Here We Go" (feat. Truvice), "Broomie and Cooking" and "i"
Jahdon is working on releasing his 2nd album early 2022, distributed by Tuff Gong International.
Black & White One Family - Single
Singer/songwriter 9Million Single: "Black and White One Family"
Upbeat and energetic with an important message.
Enjoy single from 9Million!
Listen here:
He was Born in Africa, then migrated to Europe. 9MILLION has been singing since he was 9 years old in the choir at the Apostolic Church of Christ. His first group was called Fiesta 1 and brought out his first single, “Mr. President”. He also released an album titled Liberian War is Over.
He won the West African best peace-keeping concert award. 9MILLION reports that he has played with artists such as Youssour N’Dour, Akon, Sean Paul, Lucky Dube.
He sings about politics and love.
Check him out on Youtube and support this rising talent.

The former lead singer of Black Uhuru, with the chart topping hits "One Blood", "It's Okay" and "This is Why I’m Hot", Junior “One Blood” Reid is a worldwide Reggae/Dancehall Legend, universally loved and respected by fellow artists and fans.

Junior Reid’s live show is ever hot with a repertoire of hit after hit songs. He is ever current and ready for action. With his incisive, prophetic lyrics and unstinting support for humanity, Junior remains a powerful roots artist on the world stage with many great anthem songs, well known and loved by the people.
Contact Peter, Kings Music International
(510) 326-8445 or
Sean Paul Nabs MOBO Award Nomination For Best Reggae Act 
New York, NY - Multi-award-winning and Billboard chart topping, international recording artist Sean Paul has been nominated Best Reggae Act for the 2021 MOBO Awards.he MOBO Awards are an annual British music award presentation honouring achievements in "music of black origin", including hip hop, reggae, grime, R&B, soul, ...
On the heels of his recently released chart topping single “Dynamite” featuring Sia and his 7th studio album ‘Live N Livin’, Sean Paul continues to remain one of the most sought-after artists in music.
The annual British music award honors achievements in black music and culture and will take place on Sunday, December 5th at Coventry Building Society Arena, with the event set to be live streamed on YouTube and air on the BBC.
Throughout his career, the international superstar has carved a home for himself while championing dancehall, as being an artist with a unique sound, look and passion. His ability to show the power and unity in music through various collaborations, across many genres has catapulted his career over the years on various charts, awards and with an enormous fanbase. Effectively Sean has brought that same concept back to his own genre with his album ‘Live N Livin’ as he collaborated with some of his colleagues in reggae and dancehall, highlighting that together we can also make great music.
As a past MOBO Award winner Sean Paul was very pleased with the announcement of his nomination “I am incredibly thankful for the nomination and for the support of all my fans,” said Sean Paul. “Seeing the continued appreciation of my music is a great feeling, the recognition of our music, from Jamaica is good for the culture and every nominee is a winner” The MOBO Awards will also celebrate the best of African music, jazz, grime, gospel, hip hop, and R&B, plus media personalities, actors, and producers.
About Sean Paul
It’s rare for an artist to become the personification of their genre. For just a word or phrase from their mouth to conjure the entire artform. Sean Paul is one of those artists. Let him say “shake dat ting” in his commanding voice, and you’ll hear the embodiment of dancehall. Across seven studio albums and counting, Sean Paul has taken the genre global, from its origin in clubs in Kingston, Jamaica to the top of the charts, packing some of the biggest venues in more than 120 countries. Only Sean has the distinction of being the first Jamaican to play shows in Kazakhstan and Madagascar.
Jamaican Jerk Festival to return to South Florida for 1st time since pandemic
Eddy Edwards: “Jerk Fete is a party spin off, basically. We”ve had two years of COVID where we couldn’t gather and do our big festival, so we decided to innovate this new experience to a smaller, more intimate event, but it’s also a lot of fun”.
A fete is the Jamaican way of saying party.
The great food, music, and fun will be back at Vizcaya Park in Miramar on Sunday.
Eddy Edwards: “They’re going to be serving some jerk tacos, jerk chicken — you gotta have jerk chicken — jerk pork. And then we have jerk ice cream, and that is special.”
The mastermind behind all the culinary creations is Hazel Maragh. She gave us a preview of some of the delicacies that will be served at the bash.
Hazel Maragh: “Rasta pasta, jerk pepper shrimp, grilled vegetables and fruits on the side.”
Your taste buds won’t be dissapointed.
Alison, guest: “I had the pepper shrimp. It’s so good and spicy, just perfect!”
And what would a party be without music? A perfect way to get burn off those flavorful calories!
Your DJ on the wheels of steel is DJ Radcliffe.
DJ Radcliffe: “We’re going to get crazy this year. As you know, it’s a fete, so we’re going to go crazy, we’re going to go hard. When we party in Jamaica, we play a little bit of everything. Mostly soca, reggae, dancehall, is what we’ll be doing.”
With all that good food and music, one thing’s for sure: the Jerk Fete is for everyone to enjoy.
Hazel Maragh: “When they come, they are coming to have and will get a good, fun time.”
If you want to join in on the festivities tickets cost $35.
Jamaican Jerk Festival
Vizcaya Park
14200 SW 55th St.
Miramar, FL 33027
2021 Festival Song Album Submitted to Grammy Committee
Jamaica’s 2021 Festival Song album has been submitted to the Recording Academy for consideration for the 2022 Grammy awards.Jamaica’s 2021 Festival Song album has been submitted to the Recording Academy for consideration for the 2022 Grammy awards.The island’s Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, submitted the album, which features the 12 finalists in this year’s competition.“That means that the Jamaica Festival Song album is being considered among the entries for the Best Reggae Album Grammy Award. That is just great news,” Grange said in a statement.

The long list of entries is now being reviewed by eligible voting members of the Academy whose votes will determine the final five nominees in the Reggae category. The first round of voting is taking place between October 22 and November 5 ahead of the announcement of the nominees. The five nominees will be announced on November 23.Minister Grange is optimistic about the album’s chances of being nominated, and potentially winning the prestigious award.“It is a great album with great Jamaican music, and the fact that it is being considered for a Grammy Award is very encouraging. It’s very good for the country, and especially for the young, upcoming artists and those established artists who are on the album. It’s great for the Festival movement,” she said.The 12-track album features songs performed by Stacious, the winner of this year’s Festival Song competition, along with DB, Tamo J, Kimiela ‘Candy’ Isaacs, Peso, Althea Hewitt, Father Reece, Lutan Fyah, I-Octane, Dez-I Boyd, Reggae Maxx and Fab 5. The album is also available for streaming. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
Jacksonville, FL - REGGAE NIGHT November 27 with Link&Chain and King Tappa
Join us for REGGAE NIGHT on Saturday, November 27 at the Underbelly at 113 East Bay Street in Jacksonville, Florida and enjoy live reggae with Link&Chain also King Tappa.
The Underbelly is located at 113 East Bay Street, Jackonsonville, Florida.
Reggae Thursday - Houston, TX

Thursday, December 9, 2021
Hosted by: SUPANEIL
Five Central Houston
2736 Virginia Street
Houston, TX 77098
(832) 831-7489
This 3-day festival will take place at Marina Green Park in Long Beach, CA. 

“Bob Marley Birthday Celebration” featuring Stephen, Ziggy, Damian, Julian & Ky-Mani Marley celebrating the songs of Bob Marley

Goldenvoice announced a unique SoCal lifestyle and music festival - California Vibrations "Cali Vibes" taking place Friday, February 4 through Sunday, February 6, 2022 at Marina Green Park in Long Beach, CA. The event will feature exclusive Southern California performances by Cali’s finest Slightly Stoopid, Dirty Heads, Rebelution, Sublime with Rome and Stick Figure, hip-hop legends Wu-Tang Clan, and Jamaican reggae/dancehall Grammy-winning artists Sean Paul, Shaggy, Koffee, and many more.

In addition, and to commemorate the 77th birthday of their father, the festival will showcase a super-rare performance from The Marley Brothers featuring the five brothers Stephen, Ziggy, Damian, Julian and Ky-Mani Marley in a special set celebrating the catalog of Bob Marley.

Cali Vibes Festival will feature multiple stages with massive lineups celebrating California music, beach culture and reggae “vibrations” along the coastline in the iconic LBC!
Take in California Vibrations at the lush, grass-lined Marina Green Park which overlooks the water at the edge of downtown Long Beach.


Penryn CA, I-WAATA and more! Friday, December 10
3129 Penryn Rd, Penryn, CA 95663 
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ChaKa Demus and Freddie McGregor’s cover of American singer Neil Diamond’s song, 
‘Sweet Caroline’ has been grooving music fans since the start of the summer. 
Sweet  Caroline is the new #1 song on Foundation Radio New York Top 30 Charts! It peaked at #7 on Guerrilla Top 40 radio playlist in Romania, #4 on I-tunes Romania and has been featured on numerous DJ play lists worldwide!
The much anticipated video for the single is now
out on Youtube and other video platforms.
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Richie B's Jamaican Reggae Airplay Charts 
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This Week in Reggae — and Nubian, Rasta, herb and related history
November 18
1950: Carlos DjeDje is born in Mozambique 
He turned 410 on 1990, 444 on 1993, according to himself.
1976: Cindy Breakspeare crowned Miss World.
 November 20
1956: H.I.M. Haile Selassie I visits Japan.
1957: "Jim" Brown [UB40; drums] is born (some say b. November 21).
1966: Billy Slaughter [Stone Love; selector] is born.
1978: Yeshemabeth is born to Freddie McGregor and Judy Mowatt in Kingston, Jamaica.
1998: Roland Alphonso, founding tenor saxophonist for Skatalites, passes away at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles from complications related to brain aneurysms. Age 67. (b. January 12, 1931)Roland had slipped into a coma after suffering a seizure onstage while performing with The Skatalites at the Key Club in West Hollywood, California, on November 2nd.
2017: Ninjaman and his co-accused ere found guilty of the 2009 murder of Ricardo Johnson.
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