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December 1, 2022
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Volume 19/Issue 48
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Shaggy’s Colour Bank Assist Inmates With Bank Accounts & Debit Cards
Shaggy continues to give back in a major way and is urging other artists to also give back.
The Grammy-winning artist recently visited a Michigan prison where he shared words of wisdom and spoke to inmates as part of his philanthropic efforts, and he is sharing that many others can do more. According to Shaggy, he doesn’t take his blessings lightly and knows that his fame also brings him the opportunity to do more for his community. According to TMZ, the Jamaican-born Brooklyn-raised former Marine recently visited Genesee County Jail in Michigan, where he spoke to inmates.
Shaggy, who holds an honourary doctorate from Brown University, was invited as the guest speaker at the prison’s graduation event called IGNITE, Inmate Growth Naturally and Intentionally Through Education which is partially sponsored by Shaggy’s Colour Bank.
According to reports about the artist’s appearance, Shaggy co-owns the banking institution Colour Bank which serves people of Caribbean and African descent in America. The bank serves customers who particularly do not have a social security number and are otherwise unable to access banking services.
At the graduation held on November 15, Colour Bank, which supports inmates’ access to education and other resources through IGNITE, also ensured that debit cards and accounts were given to 15 inmates who graduated.
Colour Bank’s support is all aimed at the prison’s program to assist inmates in re-integrating into society and assisting them so they do not re-offend, especially as studies show many ex-convicts find it challenging to return to normal life after jail.
Speaking with TMZ, the artist revealed that Colour Bank provides inmates with financial literacy courses and later financial services, which they need after they begin to work and earn their salaries.
The artist said that he is motivated to help his community and said he drew inspiration from the Notorious B.I.G., who previously spoke about artists having responsibility for the type of music they make, especially when their influence grows as they rise to the top.
The beloved artist is known for his philanthropy, including his annual Shaggy and Friends concert in Jamaica that raises funds to support the Children’s Hospital on the island.
R.I.P. - Ras Kidus burial in Jamaica  - Please help with burial costs: Gofundme
My name is Stephanie Slade and I've been the caregiver and partner of Jon Ras Kidus Cornelius for 17 years. On Oct. 8, 2022 he was air lifted to UCSF for a brain bleed. The doctors and team did procedures to save his life. He got off the life support and was cleared to eat. He had aphasia and lost 30 lbs but hope was strong for recovery.
However on Nov 26 he had another brain bleed and the doctors said there was too much blood outside the ventricles and no chance at recovery. He passed away on Nov 27 at 7pm.
A Jamaican movie star and reggae band leader for 50 years in America, he touched many people and inspired all ages to be creative and especially play music. He was a drummer with Ras Michael and the Sons of Negas, and his own band Roots Connection was popular and won awards in the 80s and 90s.
After a bleed in 2011 he recovered and brought his drum circle to memory care facilities, hospitals, aneurysm support groups and music festivals. His website is and his songs play on Spotify and other platforms .

Thank you all who donate in his name so we can fulfill his dying wish to be buried in Jamaica with his family.
Please help if you can:
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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Bob Marley’s ‘Rastaman Vibration’ Enters Billboard Reggae Chart For First Time Thanks To Vinyl Reissue
Bob Marley and The Wailers’ 1976 classic album Rastaman Vibration has made its way onto the Billboard Reggae Albums chart for the first time ever, thanks to a special vinyl reissue of the record as a collector’s item.
On November 18, 2022, Tuff Gong International teamed up with Analogue Productions/Acoustic Sounds to release a remastered and repackaged version of the 1976 album in Ultra High Quality Record (UHQR) vinyl format.
The release was priced at $125 USD but was limited to a run of 3,500 units. It sold out almost instantly, according to the Acoustic Sounds website.
US-based consumers and audiophiles snatched up the majority of the limited run, with Billboard’s sales tracker Luminate reporting to DancehallMag that Rastaman Vibration sold 2,000 units in the United States last week, placing it at No. 4 on the Billboard Reggae Albums chart, dated December 3.
It marks the first time the album has ever appeared on the Billboard Reggae Albums chart, despite its original release more than 46 years ago.
Psychedelic Mushrooms Expand Jamaica Tourism Beyond Sunshine and Reggae
A new group of Jamaican resorts is promoting tourism that offers mystical experiences and stress relief through "magic mushrooms," as the Caribbean nation seeks to develop a niche industry in natural psychedelics.
While mushrooms containing the psychoactive compound psilocybin remain illegal in most parts of Europe and the United States, Jamaica's government has never outlawed the hallucinogenic fungus and is now cultivating investors in efforts to build up its psychedelics industry, which according to one estimate could be worth $8 billion globally by 2028.
Jamaica now has at least four psilocybin-focused resorts, three of which opened in recent years as the government has warmed to psychedelics and encouraged private investment in the sector.
Officials at Jamaica Promotions Corporation, a state agency that promotes business opportunities, see psychedelics as a way to expand the country's tourism industry.
"The opportunity is there," said Gabriel Heron, the agency's Vice President of Marketing, in an interview. "How we position this particular tourism experience will more than likely be aligned with the health and wellness industry."

At MycoMeditations, a psychedelic retreat in the town of Treasure Beach on Jamaica's south coast, guests pay as much as $23,500 for a week-long experience involving three dosing sessions.
"I emerged feeling what love is for the first time in my life," said Dean, 41, who lives in South Carolina and works in the software industry. He attended two one-week MycoMeditations programs, and asked to be identified only by his first name.

"What I learned in that week in that retreat would have taken ten years of talk therapy," he said, describing a "euphoric, blissful, hopeful" experience in which colors were more vibrant and his body seemed to be releasing deep emotions.

The use of psilocybin to treat mental health problems such as anxiety or depression is still being studied in clinical trials. Side effects can include panic, fear, and nausea, as well as subsequent "flashback" reactions, according to U.S. and Canadian health authorities.

During MycoMeditation sessions, visitors lie on recliners or yoga mats, listening to music. Groups of up to 12 people, mainly Americans, later describe their experiences in a group setting with therapists and counselors.

Almost half of visitors describe having a "mystical experience" and notice a reduction in stress, said Justin Townsend, CEO of MycoMeditations, which grows its own mushrooms.

MycoMeditations decides on dosing after deliberating as a team, which includes U.S.-licensed staff, and make decisions based on criteria such as a client's mental health condition.
Staff are trained to spot the signs of a bad trip, and can guide them with a therapeutic touch, Townsend said.

"It's just absolutely incredible when you see people with 20, 30 years of anxiety and it's just gone," he said.

Dr. Matthew Johnson, a professor of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, said in an interview that he believes psilocybin may work by allowing the flow of different thoughts and emotions, which can help people get out of negative mental ruts that are linked to problems including depression and addiction.

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
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This Week in Reggae — and Nubian, Rasta, herb and related history
 November 30
1964: Sanchez (Kevin Anthony Jackson) is born in Kingston, Jamaica.
1981: Mavado (David Constantine Brooks) is born.
 December 1
1955: Rosa Parks, black American civil rights activist, refuses to give her seat on a public bus in Montgomery, Alabama, USA, to a white man.
1958: J.C. Lodge (June Carol Lodge) is born in London.
1968: Singer Anita Roze is born in Kingston, Jamaica.
 December 2
1949: Garth Dennis [Black Uhuru/Wailing Souls] is born.
1969: The Emotions record "Warie Warie" for Lloyd Dalley, The Matador. It can be heard on a CD "From Matador's Arena - 1969-1970 - Volume 2" (Jamaican Gold JMC 200.233).

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