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November 24, 2022
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Volume 19/Issue 47
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TABLE  OF  CONTENTS - Click on it to jump to that section
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In Jah´s Name We Pray
Ital Statistics
FEATURED VIDEOS  ~ Catch A Fyah - Sgt. Remo x Chezidek x The San Antones (New Reggae)~ Horace Andy: Tiny Desk ConcertClick Image to Watch Videos
Richie B's Jamaican Reggae Airplay Charts 
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Mellow Mood releases new album “MAÑANA” - Listen Here
The latest album by the Italian reggae band Mellow Mood is entitled ‘Mañana’ and was released on August 19th 2022 via their own label La Tempesta Dub in collaboration with the US record company Ineffable Records.

The focus track off the album is Starting Mañana and it’s a call to spread one’s wings and fly into a better tomorrow. Positivity is a common thread along the tracks of the album as Mellow Mood constantly promote an upful approach to the struggles in life. For this song, the Italian band teamed up with renowned Spanish act Sr. Wilson, who is a long-time collaborator of the band and a member of the OBF crew.

Mellow Mood formed in Pordenone (North-East Italy) in 2005 while most of the members were attending high school together. Led by twins Jacopo and Lorenzo Garzia, the band soon started their partnership with producer Paolo Baldini who was later to become their sound architect and dubmaster.
Over the past few years, they gained widespread recognition and became one of the most important acts of the European reggae scene. They performed at some of the most important music festivals worldwide, such as Rototom Sunsplash (Spain), Eurockéennes (France), California Roots (USA) e Jamming Festival (Colombia). Since 2015, they run the independent record label La Tempesta Dub.

After participating in the “Cali Roots Riddim” compilation produced by Collie Buddz and Johnny Cosmic in May 2020, they started a partnership with the US label Ineffable Records for the release of their upcoming works. A long series of singles let to their sixth studio album, entitled ‘Mañana’, produced by Paolo Baldini like all their previous albums. Written and recorded between 2020 and the beginning of 2022, the record contains 12 tracks, including 8 international collaborations: Kabaka Pyramid, Konshens, Alborosie, Anthony B, Iya Terra, Sr. Wilson, Million Stylez and Emeterians.

Mellow Mood embarked on a new European tour in May 2022 and will continue performing on the continent until late March 2023.

As they are receiving offers and invitations to perform in the US in 2023, chances are the band will cross the ocean next spring. The band already performed at reggae festivals in the US in the past (Cali Roots and SNWMF Festival) and had a nice club run with Jamaican artist Jah9 in California, Oregon and Washington (2017).
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SGT. REMO & CHEZIDEK - Catch a Fyah in Texas - Listen & Watch Video Here
San Antonio, TX – Sgt. Remo teams up with Jamaican reggae star Chezidek and The San Antones for Catch a Fyah.
The song is a bouncy, feel-good song for those days when you need to refocus and get your motivation back.
Sgt. Remo delivers a hypnotic first verse while Chezidek showcases his amazing vocals throughout. 

The single is part of the full-length Sgt. Remo album
Jah Neva Leave (released on vinyl Sep. ‘22).
Get a copy of the vinyl on the Sgt. Remo Bandcamp page.

Chezidek the Herbalist, or "Chezi"  as his loving followers call him, has released music non-stop since the pandemic locked him down in JA. This resulted in a string of exceptional releases including the sound system anthem Champion (Little Lion Sound), Who I Am (Irie Ites), Money Pull Up (Massive B) among others.

Sgt. Remo has been on fire since 2021 with a string of excellent releases including Just Getting Started (Quality Seal Ent),
Delivery Service feat. Ranking Joe, and Roots Rock Reggae feat. Lutan Fyah. The Mexican-born, Texas based, artist has been a steady force in reggae since his debut EP Life is for Living in 2012.
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Duckie gets Marcus Garvey lifetime award
DERRICK "Duckie" Simpson, founder of Grammy-winning group Black Uhuru, is the recipient of the Marcus Garvey Lifetime Achievement Award from the Caribbean American Heritage Awards (CARAH).
The ceremony took place in Washington, DC, last Friday at the JW Marriott.

The self-proclaimed "nine star general" of reggae is one of nine awardees this year.
Fellow recipients are from Guyana, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago who have achieved in their respective fields in the United States.

Simpson, who started Black Uhuru (as Uhuru) 50 years ago in the Kingston community of Waterhouse, spoke to the Jamaica Observer about his latest accolade.

"Wi know di history [of Marcus Garvey] 'cause wi get di Rasta teaching, an' yuh know Rasta respect Marcus to di bone," he said.
Reggae Ranked In Top 10 Of World’s Favourite Music Genres, New IFPI Study Shows
Reggae music is ranked in the top 10 most listened to music genres, out of more than 500 music genres of the world, according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry’s (IFPI) Engaging with Music 2022 study.
Released on Thursday, the global study, which explored “the ways that people listen to, discover, and engage with music around the world,” placed Reggae at number 10 behind Pop, which sits at number one, followed by Rock, Hip-Hop/Rap, Dance/Electronic, Latin, Classical/Opera, R&B, Soundtracks and Country.
According to the IFPI, Engaging with Music 2022 is the largest music-focused consumer study worldwide. It was carried out amongst a demographically representative sample of the online population aged 16-64 in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, UK and USA.
“The study was also conducted amongst 16–44-year-olds in China, India, Indonesia, and Nigeria. As in 2021, results from China and India are not included in ‘global’ figures cited in this report as the size of these countries would have a considerable impact on the weighted average figures used,” the researchers noted in the methodology.
Additionally, the report noted that results from Indonesia and Nigeria are not included in global figures as the countries were newly added to the survey in 2022.
Reggae Lives Presents.... “SELF TALK”- THE ALBUM 
Inna Vision proudly releases their 10th studio album “Self Talk” on October 28, 2022.
The 10-track album features reggae royalty Jesse Royal, Richie Spice, Dre Island, Jemere Morgan, Jah Maoli, Bengali & Kumar. 
“Self Talk” was recorded over a two year span in Hawaii, California, Florida and Jamaica. The album reflects on mental health, self motivation and expresses the power music holds to inspire those that seek it. 
“Self Talk” is an eclectic, lyrical, bass heavy album of roots reggae, dancehall and hip- hop. Producers include Ambrose Rapis-Zerbe, Calvin Canha, Koa Lopes and E.N Young.
Inna Vision will be headlining their “Self Talk Tour" this fall in California, Oregon, Las Vegas and Florida. Tour dates listed at 
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International Reggae Band Inna Vision continues to represent Hawaiian Reggae on a global stage with melodic rhythm, lyrical consciousness and a relentless work ethic. Up rooted from the tiny island, Maui, Inna Vision has toured the U.S.A. consistently since 2008 performing in over 70 cities and also touching stages in Europe, Jamaica, South America and Tahiti. 
2018-2019 proved massive with the release of three full-length albums including greatest hits compilation “Best Yet” celebrating 10 years of Inna Vision music.
The hard hitting album “Link Up” and “Best Yet” both climbed charts quickly and both were nominated as “Reggae album of the year” finalist by Hawaii’s Na Hoku Hanohano awards. Following release and U.S. headline tour, Inna Vision made Europe debut performing in London, Amsterdam, and France with stops on legendary festivals Summerjam (Germany)
and Montreax Jazz Festival (Switzerland). 
Since 2005 Inna Visions passion and persistence has led to 10 studio albums, performances on California Roots Festival, Reggae on the River, One Love Fest, Reggae Rise Up, Hawaii’s Majah Rayjah and more. “The Vision” has also shared stages with Tribal Seeds, J Boog, Common Kings, Ky-Mani Marley, Collie Buddz, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Steel Pulse, Alborosie, Gentleman,
UB40 and Katchafire. 
Inna Vision has recently released songs with Richie Spice, Jesse Royal, Bambu Station, Million Stylez, Gonzo (Tribal Seeds), E.N Young and Jah Maoli. Download and stream everywhere music is sold. Vinyl, CD and merchandise available at 

Goldenvoice – the Los Angeles-based company behind concert events like Coachella and Stagecoach – just announced the California Vibrations “Cali Vibes” 2023 festival lineup taking place on Presidents’ Day weekend - Friday, February 17 through Sunday, February 19, 2023, at Marina Green Park in Long Beach, CA.
Cali Vibes is a premiere reggae and California lifestyle festival that celebrates the connection of its community through good vibes, great atmosphere, and an incredible lineup. To commence its second year, the 3-day festival will feature performances by an array of today’s most prominent reggae, rock, hip hop, and dancehall artists such as Jack Johnson, Damian “Jr. Gong”
Stephen Marley, Method Man & Redman, Tash Sultana, and Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals.
Returning artists include Slightly Stoopid, Dirty Heads, Stick Figure, Rebelution, and Grammy award winner SOJA.
Passes go on sale starting this Friday, October 21 at 10 am PT at
3-Day General Admission: $299 – limited quantity available at this price!
3-Day VIP Admission: $465
3-Day Beach Club Admission: $1,049
Single day passes available 
311, Alborosie, Artikal Sound System, Ballyhoo!, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Collie Buddz, Common Kings, DENM, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Dirty Heads, Fortunate Youth, HIRIE, Iya Terra, Jack Johnson, J Boog, Kabaka Pyramid, KATASTRO, Little Stranger, Long Beach Dub Allstars, Method Man & Redman, Mike Love, Paula Fuga, Pepper, Protoje, Rebelution, Rome and Duddy, SOJA, Sister Nancy, Slightly Stoopid, Steel Pulse, Stephen Marley, Stick Figure, Tash Sultana, The Elovaters, The Hip Abduction, The Movement Through The Roots, Trevor Hall, Warren G
We are pleased to announce that legendary veteran Reggae giant Eek A Mouse has rejoined Fast Lane Int’l for exclusive bookings after a 30 year absence from our roster and a 12 year absence from
North American stages
The Mouse drought is officially over with touring
and a September release on VPAL Records
of his long-awaited 16-track digital album. 
At least 6 three-week US tours will be set up  annually around festival anchor dates to ensure that no major market is left out and legions of fans will again see their favorite reggae artist live!
From the album title tune,
Put Food on the Ghetto Youth Table" 
which is out now on very limited release,
has racked up over 200,000 views!
Serious offers and inquiries should be directed to George Michailow
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FEATURED VIDEOS  ~ Catch A Fyah - Sgt. Remo x Chezidek x The San Antones (New Reggae)
~ Horace Andy: Tiny Desk Concert
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Catch A Fyah - Sgt. Remo x Chezidek x The San Antones (New Reggae)

Sgt. Remo teams up with Jamaican reggae star Chezidek and The San Antones for Catch a Fyah. The song is a bouncy, feel-good roots reggae song for those days when you need to refocus and get your motivation back. Sgt. Remo delivers a hypnotic first verse while Chezidek, the herbalist showcases his amazing vocals throughout. The single is part of the full-length Sgt. Remo album Jah Neva Leave (released on vinyl Sep. ‘22). Get a copy of the vinyl at the Sgt. Remo Bandcamp page The video was filmed in Blanco, TX while Chezidek was in the Lone Star state. Directed by Lucid House Films.
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In Jah´s Name We Pray
The History of Thanksgiving from the Native American Perspective: 
For many Native Americans, Thanksgiving is a day of mourning and protest since it commemorates the arrival of settlers in North America and the centuries of oppression and genocide that followed.
Organized by the United American Indians of New England in 1970, the fourth Thursday in November (Thanksgiving) is recognized as the National Day of Mourning for Native Americans and their allies.
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
Ital Statistics
This Week in Reggae — and Nubian, Rasta, herb and related history
 November 23
----: Sharon Marley Blendergast [Melody Makers] (first daughter of Bob and Rita; stepchild by Rita) is born.
1945: Singer Cornell Campbell is born in St. Andrew, Jamaica.
1949: Marcia Griffiths (Marcia Llyneth Griffiths) is born in Kingston, Jamaica.
1967: Singer Singing Melody (Everton Hardware) is born.
1972: The Abyssinians record "Y Mas Gan" for Lloyd Daley, The Matador. It can be heard on a compilation "Lloyd Daley's Matador Productions, 1968-1972" (Heartbeat HB 92) with it's version "Y Mas Gan Version".
 November 24
1951: The Star newspaper, Jamaican evening tabloid, starts as an eight-page publication with two editions.
1988: South Africa's justice minister announced that Nelson Mandela would not be returned to prison upon his recovery from tuberculosis, but would instead remain in custody in another location.
 November 25
1970: DJ Simpleton is born in Kingston, Jamaica.

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