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June 23, 2022
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THIS WEEKEND! GET YOUR TICKETS NOW OR AT THE GATE  -  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
MYKAL ROSE on tour — Catch him live on one of these dates
Fri April 22 - Austin, TX - Austin Reggae Fest
Fri June 10 - Santa Fe, NM - The Santa Fe Railyard
Sat July 2 - Saint Louis, IL - Jerk Festival
Sun July 3 - Chicago, IL - International Festival of Life
Wed July 20 - Santa Cruz, CA - Moe’s Alley
Thurs July 21 - Nevada City, CA - Miners Foundry
Fri July 22 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up
Wed Aug 3 - Arcata, CA - Humboldt Brews
Thurs Aug 4 - Mill Valley, CA - Sweetwater
Fri Aug 5 - Pacifica, CA - Longboard
Sun Aug 7 - Los Angeles, CA - Exposition
Park - Adamari Jerk Festival
For more than forty years, Mykal Rose has been recording and performing his brand of militant, hardcore Jamaican reggae to the delight of fans around the world. Mykal was the lead vocalist of Black Uhuru from 1977 to 1985 with the original lineup including Sly & Robbie, Duckie Simpson and Puma Jones. Black Uhuru quickly rose to great popularity and fame worldwide in the wake of Bob Marley and Peter Tosh. One of roots-reggae’s distinct voices, Mykal Rose helped define the Waterhouse sound. His lead vocals can be heard on Black Uhuru hits such as Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, Shine Eye Gal, Plastic Smile, What is Life and General Penitentiary. Mykal was the lead singer on Anthem, the Black Uhuru album backed by Sly and Robbie that won the first reggae Grammy in 1984. As a solo artist, with Black Uhuru, and back as a solo artist, Mykal has maintained consistent success throughout the years. June, July 2019 he completed a five week tour that spanned the US headlining five festivals backed by Sly Dunbar & Lloyd Parks. Prior to that tour, Mykal with Sly & Robbie headlined the Jamrock Reggae Cruise.
Mykal Rose made a flying start to 2022 with a song called 'Glory to Jah' which he recorded for an independent American label called Big Feet Records. 'Glory to Jah' was number one on the Foundation Radio Network Chart in New York for over 3 weeks. Mykal also topped the charts in Jamaica in 2007, with ShootOut (Police and Thieves) produced by John John Records.
In the last ten years Mykal has been unusually prolific.  His latest studio album release is called Ska Ska Ska (2019). This album received much acclaim worldwide. Along with the album there is a video release called Everybody Gone Ska. The album release that came out before that is called Healing of the Nations (2018). This project was produced in California. The album before that is called Strategy of Rome (2017). This album was produced in Europe. Before that he released Rasta State in 2016. Also released in 2016 was the album Sidewalk Steppa produced by Foreign Key Records in the US. A single of Sidewalk Steppa was also released at the same time. Mykal also put out a popular single in collaboration with Melloquence and Cutty Ranks called Hot Water. Hot Water was produced by Pascal who is based in Germany. He released a single collaboration with Al Barose called Want the Herb.
Worldwide, Mykal Rose is a household name. He continues to headline many of the best reggae festivals in the world and he has been touring North America and Europe steadily. Mykal is an exceptionally talented vocalist and performer. He has an original style and sound that was quickly embraced by fans and music lovers. Mykal is the favored voice of Black Uhuru, with his Waterhouse slurs, effective songwriting, militant dancing and vocals.
Peter Wardle, Kings Music International
(510) 326-8445 or
Queen Of Reggae Marcia Griffiths Scammed Out Of $5 Million
The Queen of Reggae Marcia Griffiths is the latest local celebrity to fall victim to scam.
The iconic reggae singer is facing a legal battle after she claimed that a man defrauded her of almost $5 million. The man, who has been identified as Ray Morgan, is alleged to have defrauded her through a real estate deal.

He has been charged with obtaining money by means of false pretense and is expected to appear before the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court in Half-Way-Tree on September 8.
According to reports, Morgan told Marcia Griffiths that he and his partners could lend her US$500,000 to purchase a property. However, before they could go ahead and lend her the money, the former Bob Marley and the Wailers supporting singer was instructed to pay US$30,000 plus $250,000 for fees and stamp duty.
After she complied with the payments, the iconic Jamaican singer realized something was wrong. In a sign that Morgan will probably acknowledge his guilt in the matter, his attorney has already told Judge Lori-Anne Cole-Montaque that his client will be making restitution to Griffiths, the Observer reported.
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
SISTER CAROL, "Mother Culture", "The Black Cinderella" is doing two shows in the San Francisco Bay Area this weekend.
 Come out and see her perform live Sat June 25 in Mill Valley, CA at Sweetwater Music Hall or on Sun June 26 in Oakland, CA at The New Parish. Female roots reggae - lyrically potent. Put on your dancing shoes and come out to the dancehall.
Sat June 25, 2022
Mill Valley, CA - Sweetwater 
Doors Open: 8:00 PM
Sun Jun 26 2022
9:00 PM (Doors 8:00 PM)
The New Parish
1743 San Pablo Avenue Oakland, CA 94612
All Ages
Sister Carol, also known as ‘Mother Culture’ and the ‘Black Cinderella,’ hails from Denham Town West Kingston, and was raised in Brooklyn, New York. Sister Carol was the third woman to be nominated for a Reggae Grammy in 1996, after Judy Mowatt in 1986 and Rita Marley in 1992.

Born Carol East, she is the daughter of engineer Howard East who contributed to many Studio One recordings. Her career came of age when more women were being introduced to dancehall and reggae music such as Lady G, Sister Nancy, and JC Lodge. At the time the women weren’t regarded as hardcore but they laid the foundation for future hardcore female artists like Lady Saw and Spice.

She is among the most educated Jamaican singers with a degree in education from the City College of New York but her main musical inspiration was Brigadier Jerry, who pushed her to “chat” dancehall style, rather than pursue a career in singing.

Sister Carol recently appeared on Jason Mraz’s Reggae album, Look For The Good on the eighth-track Time Out.   The album is currently No. 4 on the Billboard Reggae Albums chart.
For Bookings contact:
Peter Wardle | Kings Music International
Cell: (510) 326-8445
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
Yaadcore, Jah9 + Subatomic Sound System Share ‘Police In Helicopter’ Video
CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO: Yaadcore, Jah9 + Subatomic Sound System Share ‘Police In Helicopter’ Video
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.
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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This Week in Reggae — and Nubian, Rasta, herb and related history
 June 23
1997: The last issue of the Japanese Reggae Magazine (No.59) is published. It features articles on Sly & Robbie.
2003: Singer Vic Taylor, Byron Lee and the Dragonaires lead singer, dies of cardiac arrest at Mercy Medical Centre in Rockville Centre, NY, at age 56.
2012: Club Jamaica, a reggae club of long standing at Nishiazabu, Tokyo since 1987, held their last dance.
 June 24
1937: U.S. Marijuana Transfer Tax Law passed.
1950: Derrick "Duckie" Simpson [Black Uhuru] is born.
1951: David Rodigan, British radio DJ, is born on a military base in Hanover.
1957: Astro [UB40; toaster] (Terence Wilson) is born in Birmingham, England.
1991: Glen Augustus Holness aka Nitty Gritty passes away at the age of 34. (b. 1957)
He was shot dead outside Super Power record shop in Brooklyn, New York, USA.
1991: UB40's album "Labour Of Love II" [Virgin] is certified Platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).
1993: Bob Marley & The Wailers' compilation album "Legend" [Island] is certified Multi (4.0) Platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).
 June 25
1919: Black Star Line is launched by Marcus Garvey and UNIA (Universal Negro Improvement Association).
1953: Dillinger (Lester Bullock) is born in Kingston, Jamaica.
1963: Super Cat (William Maragh) is born in Kingston 11, Jamaica.
1975: Mozambique gains independence from Portugal. (National Day)
1978: Florida legalizes medical marijuana.
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