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June 16, 2022
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Volume 19/Issue 24
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FEATURED VIDEOS  -  Piero Dread - Treat For The Day [Official Video 2022]
Richie B's Jamaican Reggae Airplay Charts 
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Truckee Reggae Fest
Reggae Icons...THIRD WORLD in Eureka, CA on Friday, June 24 for all-ages reggae dance party!
Forever Found - Two-story performing arts venue - Corner of 5th and B, Eureka
Forever Found Productions presents Third World on Friday June 24 at Forever Found, a contemporary performance and event venue in Eureka. Local favorites, The Irie Rockers will be opening the evening.
Known around the globe as the ‘REGGAE AMBASSADORS’, Third World is one of the longest-lived Reggae bands of all time, and one of Jamaica's most consistently popular crossover acts among international audiences.
Mixing in elements of R&B, funk, pop, and rock, dancehall and rap, Third World’s style has been described as "reggae-fusion".
With 9 Grammy nominations and a catalogue of charted smash hits, Third World has been spreading their positive message over four decades on sold-out tours with a vibrant and loyal fan base.
For more info: 707-832-9238 or visit: Facebook Event Page
Check us out on Instagram or Facebook @foreverfound
The multi-talented Jamaican artist Dre Island sets course to elevate mind, body, and soul on his upcoming sophomore album High Times, via DubShot Records. Following his 2020 debut Now I Rise, the eight-track LP is a steady burn through life’s most precious moments.
The album is available:
The singer, songwriter and producer unleashes the album’s new carefree bop “All Night” feat. Carlio. In its accompanying video (directed by 300k), Dre and Carlio reach euphoric heights with their love interests as they galavant through a magical forest ride.
“ ‘All Night’ is about good times and vibes with your loved ones, friends and family, especially coming out of this restricted time frame because of the pandemic. Now we can go back out in the night and party from 10pm until 6am,” Dre Island proclaims.
Watch “All Night” video:
Dre Island continues to enhance his high, whether it is through love or cannabis, in this nuanced song collection. The album’s title track featuring dancehall prodigy Skillibeng is a straightforward celebration of simple pleasures—papers and good kush—paired to the sounds of swirling key chords and a thick trap bassline produced by Jafrass.
As the album progresses, Dre Island shifts to the upbeat tempo of contemporary tropical dance music on “High With You,” a classic tongue-in-cheek weed anthem alluding that the plant is a close friend. A video for “High With You” is set to be released with the album. “Take Me High” is a slower, more contemplative ode to ganja that reworks Louis Armstrong’s lyrics about “trees of green” into the more smokeable type. Roots reggae legend Richie Spice links up with Dre Island on “High Grade Smoke,” produced by Jamie Roberts. “With a vision so clear, meditation pure, so don’t partake if you’re not really sure,” flows Dre Island as he extols the virtues of the herb, capping it off with a warning label for responsible use only. Other producers on High Times include Kushface, Green Lion Crew, Che Big 12, Zimi, TJ Records and Tac Dem.
Dre explains in greater detail the inspiration behind the album: "It's about living life to the best of its ability, ya nuh, appreciating nature in its purest form. Where the herbs, marijuana is concerned, that is the first inspiration that led me to the whole thought of the album High Times. Just appreciating yourself as a person, as a human being. Just note to self, motivate yourself and stay in that high moment with that high energy with that high soul...each of the 8 tracks speaks individually to different moments of being high, or getting high, or living high...Every single one of the 8 tracks are about MARIJUANA, nothing else but MARIJUANA."
Dre Island’s High Times Summer Tour will pull up to select cities throughout July and August. Dates to be announced at a later date.
Owner/Founder/ Christoffer Mannix Schlarb
DubShot Records / DubShot Distribution
Mill Rock Music Publishing

California: The Wailing Souls - Friday June 24, 2022  - in Sonoma
The Wailing Souls - Friday June 24, 2022  - in Sonoma

Reel & Brand
401 Grove Street, Sonoma, CA (707) 938-7204
9pm Showtime
Click here for tickets!
The Wailing Souls are a Jamaican reggae vocal group whose origins date back to the 1960s. The group has undergone several line-up changes over the years with Winston "Pipe" Matthews and Lloyd "Bread" McDonald the only constant members. They have been nominated for Grammy Awards three times.
General Admission Tickets $15 each and $20 at the door. ONE NIGHT ONLY. The show will start between 9:30pm and 10pm
Duluth, MN - Bayfront Reggae Festival July 16. Check this line-up. Get Tix Here
July 16, 2022 - Duluth, MN
Bayfront Festival Park
5th Ave West and Railroad Street
Duluth, MN 55803
A celebration of world music whose artists spread the message of love, hope, and equality
for all people worldwide! Bring your flag and wave it proudly!
Save time at the gate by purchasing tickets online!

Please note- tickets are non- refundable as this is a rain or shine event.

Before June 15th: Adults 18+ $55; Seniors 65+ $50; Youth 12-17 $25

After June 15th:; Adults 18+ $60; Seniors 65+ $55; Youth 12-17 $30

Children 11 and under free with paid adult
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“Treat for the day” is the title of PieroDread’s latest single,out June 04th 2022 for Piesse Groove  Records.
The lyrics show a segment of our day-to-day life over the past two years, when our habits changed radically. The video, filmed in a new theatre in Rho, near Milan, Italy, shows the contradictions of a world too focused on excesses of a minority, rather than on the sense of community.
The visuals are a tribute to the visual artist Ugur Gallenkus and his exhibition “Parallel Universes”.
The concept of the project is to encourage us to consider how we treat ourselves at the end of the day, what our habits mean, and the what changes we can, and want to bring, to our everyday life. 
Produced by Piesse Groove Records, published by Groove It Srl.

Title: Treat for the day
Artist: Piero Dread 
Lyrics: Patrick Reid
Music: Pietro Comite
Director: Brace Beltempo
DOP: Brace Beltempo
Production Assistant: Gianmarco Nazionale
Editing: Emanuele Brancato / Brace Beltempo / Luca Garavaglia
Stylist: Quincy Torino
Makeup: Laura Gagliardi

Special Thanx:
Teatro Civico Roberto De Silva Rho - Milan Italy, Valentina Giro , Assessorato alla Cultura Città di Rho., I – Marcus, Bracco Group, Patrick Reid - Portmore, Jamaica , Taste & Buy Roots Reggae, Music by VIBES POINT, Music Art & Audio Business, Drums: Nico Roccamo, Vocals - Bass - Guitar, Piano & Production: Piero Dread
Executive Producer Song: Patrick Reid, Executive Producer Video: Pietro Comite, Mixed & Mastered by Ciro "Princevibe" Pisanelli, Label: Piesse Groove Records, Publisher: Groove It Srl - Milano – Italy
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Ashland, Oregon - Oregon Reggae Fest - Saturday, August 20th, 2022
Inaugural Oregon Reggae Fest
Saturday, August 20th, 2022
-2 stages of music and workshops
-Wonderful outdoor settings at the Jackson Wellsprings in Ashland, OR

-Camping and hot springs on site
-Food options on-site (including Vegan)
- Kid Zone 
-Gates open at 12pm, and music starts at 1pm.
Workshops begin at 9am for VIP ticket holders
VIP Tickets include access to VIP area, wellness workshops beginning at 9am as well as exclusive goodie bags.
GET YOUR TICKETS NOW  -  2nd Annual TRUCKEE REGGAE FEST - Friday, June 24 & Saturday, June 25, 2022 - Truckee, CA - TRUE TO THE ROOTS!

GET YOUR TICKETS now for the Truckee Reggae Fest at Truckee Regional Park Amphitheater in downtown Truckee, on the Truckee River!
Ky-mani Marley, Third World
Plus Wailing Souls, Sister Carol, Big Mountain,
Lutan Fyah, Arise Roots, J-Ras and Pipe Down
This year's theme: TRUE TO THE ROOTS!
Two days (Friday and Saturday) of the best roots reggae, good vibes, arts & crafts, and delicious food. Fun for the whole family. At the beautiful Truckee River Regional Park, Outdoor Amphitheater, Truckee, CA 
Doors: 3pm Friday / 2pm Saturday
This two-day World Music and Jamaican Reggae Music Festival stays true to the roots of authentic Jamaican Roots Music and features some of the biggest legends from around the world in a spectacular outdoor setting on the Truckee River!
Live Art, DJ's, Local Food & Drink, Arts & Crafts, and more! 
Get your adv. tix  $65 - $99 at: New Moon Natural Foods (Truckee or Tahoe City) The Buttermuffin
(South Lake Tahoe) or online 
Contact Late Nite Productions
Billy Drewitz
New Single by XEDOUS  TRUMPET  

Trumpet” is a dirge for the many innocent lives that have been lost due to gun violence and it is also a Warmony (harmony for war) against the dark spiritual forces of the world! In “Trumpet”, Xedous combines the word of Jah with his own-style of praise and worship to combat the essence of evil in high and low places! 
Released via Issachar Muzik and
Distributed by Tuff Gong International
Produced by Tansa Daniel
Artwork by the very talented Ras Zakarias 
Mixed by Raphael Hamilton 
Xedous is a Humboldt-based reggae artist who has been recording  and performing in the area since 2012. When he released his first album "Jah Open Me Door" produced by Ras Batch!
His second album "Powers of the Most High'' produced by Andrew "Bassie" Campbell was released in 2015 and featured several riddims from the Midnite album "Kings Bell"
also produced by Campbell.
The principal riddim shared between the two albums would be the "Mongst I&I" Riddim, the title of the hit single written by Vaughn Benjamin, which featured the legendary artist's very first music video!
Honored by the opportunity to use these riddims, Xedous wrote a song called "You Can Do Anything." The album released by Xedous also had songs featuring Ras Attitude and Warrior King!
Over the years in Humboldt, Xedous has opened for many artists including Warrior King, Lutan Fyah, Army, Don Carlos, Midnite, and the legendary Mighty Diamonds (May the last two rest in the cosmic bosom of The Creator forevermore!)
His 2021 releases include "Ancient" with Dub Propulsion Records, "Deeper" with More Life Productions and his very own EP STEADFAST. His upcoming releases include "Prophecy" via Dub Propulsion, a new EP titled "Faithful and True" and"Trumpet" via Issachar Muzik 
Isaiah 16:5:  When the oppressor is no more and destruction has ceased and he who tramples underfoot has vanished from the land then a throne will be established in steadfast love, and on it will sit in faithfulness in the tent of David one who judges and seeks justice and is swift to do righteousness! 
Isaiah 18:3: All you inhabitants of the world you who dwell on earth when a signal is raised on the mountains Look!
When a Trumpet is blown hear!
Instagram @xedousreggae
Oregon: Northwest World Reggae Festival July 29 and 30, 2022

The 18th Annual Northwest World Reggae Festival will be held near Beavercreek, Oregon. We will be featuring Roots Reggae bands from Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Virgin Islands, Ethiopia, Hawaii, California, Washington and Oregon. We will also have Craft vending booths and much more.
Friday Gate opens at Noon Music starts: 4PM
Saturday Gate opens at 10AM Music Starts: Noon
2 Day Pass - $120; 2 Day VIP Pass - $160; Friday only - $40; Saturday Only - $80
Beavercreek Meadows - Near Beavercreek, OR (13 miles E. of Oregon City On Beavercreek Rd.)


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FEATURED VIDEOS  -  Piero Dread - Treat For The Day [Official Video 2022]

Piero Dread - Treat For The Day [Official Video 2022]

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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
 June 16
1975: Japanese deejay Jun 4 Shot [Fire Ball] is born.
1976: Soweto Uprising
1986: One-day general strike in South Africa.
 June 17
1970: Count Ossie records "I Dread Version", an instrumental version of Little Roy's "Bongo Nyah", for Lloyd Daley, The Matador. Besides it, The Ethiopians' first recorings for Dalley ware done, including "Satan Boy" and "Poor Me". They can be heard on a CD "From Matador's Arena - 1969-1970 - Volume 2" (Jamaican Gold JMC 200.233).
1978: Bob Marley & The Wailers' Kaya'78 tour / Madison Square
 June 18
1942: (James) Paul McCartney is born in Liverpool, England.
1947: (or 1948): Singer Johnny Osbourne (Errol Osbourne) is born in Jamaica.
1949: Prince Lincoln Thompson is born.
1953: Egypt proclaimed a republic.
1997: Devon Russell passes away (dies of brain tumor).
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