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March 16, 2023
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Volume 20/Issue 11
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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
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Reggae in the Desert
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IRAWMA nominations revealed - Vote Today!
The 40th Anniversary of IRAWMA (International Reggae and World Music Awards) will be held in and also broadcast from Jamaica on Sunday, May 7.

The nominees in 32 categories, as well as the list of special awardees, were revealed at a press conference last Thursday evening and voting is now open online at

Koffee leads with seven nominations: Emperor of Reggae & World Music Bob Marley Award for Entertainer of the Year; Toots Hibbert Award for Best Album/CD; Best Female Dancehall/Rap Artiste; Best Female Vocalist; Peter Tosh Award for Recording Artiste of the Year; Best Music Video for the collab with Protoje, Switch It Up and Best Collaborated Song (Reggae with R&B, Rap, Latin, etc.) for Vroom – The FaNaTix (ft Koffee, Idris Elba, Lil Tjay, Davido, Moelogo).
Here is a complete list of nominees
All winners will be /revealed LIVE at the 40th Annual International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA),on Saturday May 7th, 2023 in Kingston, JA. It will be post broadcasted nationally, soon thereafter. Like us on social media @irawma and @thereggae50 or visit for more following the event.
Vision in Legacy Music Productions Artist Anthony Garvey new album:  Soldier On
Please Go Buy and Support “ Vision in Legacy Music Productions Artist
Anthony Garvey recent release new album Soldier On.
Roots Reggae artist from August Town, Kingston, Jamaica. This Album will take you on A Mystical  Journey, as he give thanks and praise to God, and seeking social justice, truth and rights, peace and unity. This Album delivers.
Keep your eyes out for a new Dub Album and new single dropping soon in 2023 on all platforms.

You can also buy and support  Anthony Garvey's  previous releases: 
ASTONISH, and  singles,  Am Wide Awake and Justice,  
View  (Video on Youtube),  comment and subscribe  
For more information and MP3s/Interviews/Jingles, and Bookings please contact:
510 697 5467
Zimbabwe: Police Shut Down Popular Musician’s Show for his Political Commentary
(Johannesburg) – On March 4, 2023– Zimbabwe police stormed the stage and shut down the show of a popular musician known for his critical commentary, Human Rights Watch said today. Wallace Chirumiko, 40, known as “Winky D,” is a celebrated reggae-dancehall artist who recently released an album that contains lyrics against social and political injustice, corruption, and the economic meltdown in Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe authorities should promptly investigate and take appropriate action against officials responsible for this and other acts of intimidation, harassment, and threats against artists peacefully expressing their views. Particularly ahead of general elections expected in July or August, the authorities need to fully respect and protect the rights to freedom of speech, expression, and assembly.
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Northern California ~ Sierra Nevada World Music Festival welcomes reggae fans back to Mendocino County - Tier 1 Advance Tix On Sale Now!

Three days of the very best Roots Reggae & World Music
Since 1994 Sierra Nevada World Music Festival has been an iconic part of the California festival circuit, bringing music lovers together in a family-friendly setting for three magical days. 
The beautiful forests and rolling hills of Mendocino County are our home, and we look forward to welcoming you!
With 26 full-length albums under his belt, the mighty lion ‘Jah Messenjah’ Luciano will shake the Redwoods in his first US appearance in 7 years, alongside fellow Jamaican juggernaut Tarrus Riley. 2023 Grammy winner for Best Reggae Album Kabaka Pyramid storms onto the scene from Kingston to SNWMF with his conscious revolutionary lyrics and unique musical style that joins reggae and hip hop.
The excitement is high for new generation artists Protoje and Lila Iké!
Derrick Morgan, Ken Boothe, Norma Fraser, Cocoa Tea, Soul Syndicate and the Clarendonians will set the stage on fire with historic songs that literally built the genre of reggae.  Griot Bassekou Kouyate and his band Ngoni Ba share their traditional Malian music resonating with elements of blues, jazz, and funk, which has earned them massive international recognition and ecstatic dance floors.  Sound system culture is represented in the “Dancehall,” an indoor venue featuring groundbreaking Jamaican selectors Rory Stone Love and Warrior Sound International, with special guests.
Tier 1 Advance Tickets are going fast. Get yours here before ticket price increase:
3-day music tickets $240 Limited on-site camping $140 per car/SUV. Camping must be purchased separately. Children 12 and under are free (when accompanied by paid adult).
SNWMF is dedicated to nurturing a world family peacefully united in celebration of the universal spirit of music. Sierra Nevada World Music Festival invites you to come celebrate.
For TIER 1 ADVANCE tickets and more info visit
SNWMF • PO BOX 208 • RYDE, CA USA 95680 
Tickets and General info:
 Issachar Muzik has been releasing authentic reggae for 31 years 
Issachar Muzik was established in 1992 as a Jamaican Reggae record label founded by
Jah "Lloyd" Issachar Shaw from Kingston 11 Jamaica, now based in Los Angeles CA.
Check out all of our music from a wide array of talented artists: Empress Akua, Andrew Bees, General Jah Mikey, Fred Locks, Link&Chain, Itimo, Chrisinti, Dre Z Melodi, Gia Yee, Wendy Shaw, Mary Isaacs, King Robb, Papa Juggy, Ian Sweetness, Izeek-I, Xedous, Ornella, Irie Love, Maszu Roots, RasMoses & more. 
Follow Issachar on Instagram
Grammy Award-Winning Reggae Dynasty Morgan Heritage Unveil New Visualizer for 2023 Single “Just a Number” A Commentary on Cancel Culture and the Third Rail of Modern Fame
Grammy Award-Winning Reggae Dynasty Morgan Heritage Unveil New Visualizer for 2023 Single “Just a Number” A Commentary on Cancel Culture and the Third Rail of Modern Fame
Grammy Award-Winning Reggae Dynasty Morgan Heritage Unveil New Visualizer for 2023 Single “Just a Number” Grammy Award-Winning Reggae Dynasty Morgan Heritage Unveil New Visualizer for 2023 Single “Just a Number”  A Commentary on Cancel Culture and the Third Rail of Modern Fame
Today, 3x Grammy award-winning reggae band Morgan Heritage –– currently comprised of the Trinity: Peetah Morgan, Gramps Morgan, and Mr. Mojo Morgan, all the children of late reggae great and Father of A Nation, the Hon. Ras Denroy Morgan –– unveil a new visualizer for their latest single “Just A Number.”
A powerful and polemical commentary on the topic of cancel culture, the piece explores the ephemeral nature of modern fame through a succession of public figures who have touched its third rail. “In a world where ‘cancel culture’ is present, we need the next generation of talented individuals to be made aware that actions have consequences.” says Mojo Morgan. “As students of history, we know it is better to open minds than to close them. And that’s what we hope to do with this song.” 
Click Here to watch MUSIC VIDEO HERE.
The video was directed by Samo (Koffee, Chronixx, Protoje), and filmed at Independence Park (National Stadium) in Kingston, Jamaica.  Morgan Heritage is prepped to share some exciting news in the coming weeks, stay tuned for more information. 
About Morgan HeritageHeralded as the Royal Family of Reggae, Morgan Heritage has released 12 studio albums, including Strictly Roots, which won the Grammy for Best Reggae Album. With a career spanning over two decades, Morgan Heritage has worked with numerous multi-GRAMMY award-winning artists and producers across multiple genres of music. Along with the group's global success, they also command a significant sonic impact over the reggae genre, fusing it with various rhythms and sounds from around the world. They bring a riveting stage presence and showmanship to the culture, making them synonymous with Reggae's worldwide appeal. 
Connect with Morgan Heritage
Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube 
For more information, please contact: Matt Hanks | Shore Fire Media | 
Jerome Ware | Shore Fire Media | 
Rachel Jacobs | Shore Fire Media |  
"Reggae My Life Is" New Memoir by COPELAND FORBES, a "must-read" - Order today
"Reggae My Life Is"
New Memoir by
as told to Clyde McKenzie 
Available HERE
on Amazon and Barnes & Noble 
(and at other select book retailers).
Copeland Forbes was there and saw it all…He is a legend in world of Reggae and Jamaican music industry and culture.  
In 2017, he received one of the highest commendations given out by the Jamaican government and people, The Order of Distinction.   
Copeland in his storied life and career was dealing and working with Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, the Wailers, Dennis Brown, Jimmy Cliff, Toots & Maytals, Gregory Issacs, The Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger, Grace Jones, Chris Blackwell,
Don Taylor, Richard Branson, Don King, Mark Zuckerberg, and virtually every  pivotal artist and player in the history of Reggae and the Jamaican music industry….much of it filled with high drama, high risks, and a lot of conflict….tales that need to be told, and constitute important history.  
There are only a few on this earth with this level of  knowledge and experience in the world of
Reggae and Jamaican culture.
The book was 10 years in the making with Copeland and his collaborator, Clyde McKenzie. Downsound Books, formed by Joseph Bogdanovich and Clyde McKenzie, has teamed up with Rare Bird out of Los Angeles to bring this important memoir to the world.  
Downsound Books is an affiliate of Downsound Entertainment Ltd, the producer of Reggae Sumfest. 
Available HERE on Amazon and Barnes & Noble 
Megawave releaes New Song PULL SUPPRESSION by Norrac featuring Inity
Name of song: Pull Suppression
Name of album: New Born
Name of artist: Norrac (featuring Inity)
Name of label: MEGAWAVE
Recorded in France and Jamaica, this is a compelling roots and reggae dub album from producer and multi-instrumentalist Norrac. All tracks produced, composed and arranged by Carron 'Norrac' McGibbon.
Recorded and mixed at Studio Norrac, Auxerre (France), Studio Devidal, Bourgoin Jallieu (France), Mixing Lab Studio (Jamaica), and Tuff Gong Studio (Jamaica). All songs mixed by Carron 'Norrac' McGibbon at Studio Norrac (France) and mastered by John Palmer at Andro-Media (USA).
The album is available at:
Pull Suppression was written by Carron McGibbon (SACEM) and Inity, with the following credits: Drums: Loïc Menissier; Bass: Ignass Fofana; Piano, Organ, Synthesizer: Norrac
Guitar: Stéphane 'Skunky' Plais; Guitar Lead: Manu Lévêque; Lead Vocal: Norrac
Lead Vocal: Inity; Mixed by: Norrac
Recorded at Studio Norrac, France
John Palmer, President
MEGAWAVE, P.O. Box 15219, Lansing, Michigan 48901-5219 USA
voice 517-371-4444. cell 734-260-6950
Reggae Artists...we offer a Targeted Blast to Reggae Radio DJs with an mp3 of one of your songs for their collection/airplay. Interested? email us
GROUNDATION Hebron Gate 20th Anniversary Tour
After multiple major world tours in 2022, in support of their new album One Rock, Groundation returns to California in April 2023 on the Hebron Gate 20th Anniversary Tour.  Groundation has released 10 studio albums and has performed in over 35 countries on 5 continents. Their album Hebron Gate, which was released in 2002, has been critically acclaimed as a reggae classic around the world. This was the album that catapulted the band to international acclaim. On this tour they will be performing the album in it’s entirety along with other classics from their catalogue. Come out and experience Hebron Gate live and direct.
Wed April 12 @ The Chapel
GROUNDATION feat. Israel Vibration & The Abyssinians - Original Riddim

For Bookings:
Peter Wardle | Kings Music International
(510) 326-8445

Legendary Reggae Artist(s) Morgan Heritage, Eek-A-Mouse & The Wailers
Bring their Roots Rhythm to the 20th Annual Reggae in the Desert
Legendary Reggae Artist(s) Morgan Heritage, Eek-A-Mouse & The Wailers Bring their Roots Rhythm to the 20th Annual Reggae in the Desert Downtown Las Vegas transforms into a Roots Reggae paradise with authentic fare, vendors and live performances!  
Las Vegas’ largest Roots Reggae festival Reggae in the Desert returns to the Clark County Amphitheatre on Saturday, May 6th for its 20th year. For one day, Downtown Las Vegas embraces the Jamaican culture with island-inspired food and craft vendors as well as live performances from top reggae artists such as headliners 2x Grammy Award Winner Morgan Heritage alongside legendary reggae superstar Eek-A-Mouse, making his first U.S. appearance in over 15 years.
Other performances include The Legendary Wailers, Romain Virgo, Hempress Sativa, Junior Toots performing a Tribute to Toots & The Maytals, Mellow Mood (making their first ever appearance in Las Vegas), local superstars Bonafide and our host DJ Ramma.
Doors open at 11:00 a.m. and the event concludes at 11 p.m. General admission tickets are on sale and start at $59.99(thru March 31st), $79.99 day of show.
To purchase tickets online, CLICK HERE  
For a complete list of performance times and additional information, visit the event website a
ON TOUR: PREZIDENT BROWN with the I-Sound Band
Prezident Brown is an international Jamaican roots reggae artist who carries a universal message of love and righteousness. He is a gifted vocalist who has been focusing on his calling as a singer from an early age. He has never wavered in this focus. Prez has been touring the US consistently for the last two decades with his I Sound Band. His shows are on fire, his star is rising and his fan base is growing. Last year he performed on The Reggae Campout Festival, The Earth Dance Re-Evolution Festival, The Northwest World Reggae Festival, The Dry Diggings Festival and Reggae on the Mountain.
Prez has a new album recorded called Roots / Hop Reggae which is scheduled to be released this summer. During the covid times, Prez voiced rhythms by various producers and released a number of singles. He collaborated with CKM Infinity Studio to produce the single and music video called Son Of A Gun. He also did an animated music video called Pretty Looks Outside with Irie Sounds / Zojak Worldwide. He also released a single produced by Shane Green, Forever Music Production called Contempt on the Reggae Roadblock Riddim.
All three of these songs were released on rhythm compilations. Son Of A Gun was on a compilation called, The Message. Prez is also working on a new project with Tads Records honoring the late U-Roy covering some of U Roy's hit songs.
Sat April 29 - Santa Cruz, CA - Moe’s Alley
Check out Prezident Brown's video- Son of a Gun

Peter Wardle | Kings Music International
Cell: (510) 326-8445
Fax: (510) 653-5083
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In Jah´s Name We Pray
Powerful Prayers For Safety & Protection In Bad Weather
 When you pass through the waters,
    I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
    they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
    you will not be burned;
    the flames will not set you ablaze” (Isaiah 43.2, NIV)
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
 March 16
1970: Dennis Brown records "Things In Life" for Lloyd Daley, The Matador. It can be heard
on a compilation "Lloyd Daley's Matador Productions, 1968-1972" (Heartbeat HB 92).
1993: Snow's single "Informer" [East West] is certified Gold and Platinum by the
 RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).
2005: Justin Hinds passes away (dies of lung cancer).
2019: Buju Banton appears on Long Walk to Freedom Concert 2019. It's first performance since being release from prison for over 10 years.
 March 17
1950: WDIA-Memphis becomes the first black radio station in the southern U.S.
 March 18
----: Musician Tony Greene is born.
1839: Chinese imperial commissioner Lin Tse-Hsu orderes all foreign opium traders,
Jardine, Innes, Dent, and others to surrender their opium.
In response, British sent its expeditionary warships and took control of Hong Kong in 1841 following the Opium War.
1935: Scully (Noel Bartholomew Simms), Jamaican ska, rocksteady and reggae
percussionest, is born in the Smith Village area of Kingston.
1966: DJ Red Dragon (Leroy May) is born in Kingston, Jamaica.

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