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May 25, 2023
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52,000 Reggae Fans and Industry folks receive this newsletter each thursday! 
Volume 20/Issue 21
Media Coverage of Reggae Since 1993
Homeland by Morgan Heritage
copeland forbes book
TABLE  OF  CONTENTS - Click on it to jump to that section
FEATURED VIDEOS  ~  Your Video Could be here!
Richie B's Jamaican Reggae Airplay Charts 
Reggae Marketing Specialists since 1993 - Trusted, Reliable ~ Creative
In Jah´s Name We Pray - It is a narrow mind which cannot look at a subject from various points of view.
Ital Statistics
Reggae Sumfest tickets
Join us in Montego Bay, Jamaica ...REGGAE SUMFEST 2023
Check out our week-long Events Calendar
July 16  2023 – Family Fun Day
July 17 2023 – Street Dance
July 18 2023 - All White
July 19 2023 – Blitz
July 20 2023 – Global Sound Clash
July 21  2023 – Main Festival Night 1
July 22  2023 – Main Festival Night 2
Visit our Website for more details and Tickets...
Monterey, CA Don't miss CALIFORNIA ROOTS this weekend at Monterey County Fari Grounds
Tix and info Here :
Northwest World Reggae Festival 2023 - July 21 and 22 - The Itals, Reemah, Prezident Brown, Marlon Asher, Alika, more!
The 19th Annual Northwest World Reggae Festival will be held at the historic McKinnon Airpark near Bull Run, Oregon. The festival features Roots Reggae bands from Jamaica, Argentina Trinidad and Tobago, Virgin Islands, Zimbabwe, Hawaii, California, and Oregon.
There will also be Craft vending booths, Organic food booths and much more!

All Tickets include camping!
Cleveland Ohio - ROCK N REGGAE FESTIVAL May 27th & 28th, 2023 
Rock Reggae Saturday / Roots Reggae Sunday
May 27Th & May 28Th, 2023
The best of the Reggae influence comes to Cleveland, Ohio. With so much reggae style music out there, we bring you a 2 day event that showcases both new modern rock reggae and traditional roots reggae. Truly something for every reggae lover.

Tickets in 2022 SOLD OUT .. so don't wait. 
Saturday Is For Our Rock Reggae Performances. Amazing High Energy Reggae Bands That Will Make You Wanna Dance All Day Long.
Sunday Is For Our Roots Reggae Performances. Traditional Reggae To Fill Your Soul And Spread The Love Of What Reggae Means
Single-day tickets and daily lineup have just been released for the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival (SNWMF), June 16-18 at the Mendocino County Fairgrounds, in Boonville, California. The festival features a star-studded music lineup in a family-friendly setting, and takes place on the long Juneteenth weekend, with Monday, June 19 being a federal holiday. Three-day tickets and onsite camping are also available.  Buy Tickets
Sierra Nevada World Music Festival features live music on two stages until 12 midnight, with the late-night DJ dance hall going until 2am, followed by a silent dance.
The vendor village marketplace includes over 75 stalls with a wide range of international cuisine and carefully selected vendors of handmade arts, decor, apparel and accessories for your shopping and tasting pleasure… an “irie” ambiance of colors and tantalizing aromas.
Camping onsite is a great way to enjoy the full festival experience. The pastoral beauty of the venue makes for a wonderful camping experience, and campers may camp next to their vehicles. Limited family camp and ADA-accessible camping are available.
The Kids Zone offers dedicated children's activities throughout the weekend, including face-painting, art projects, games, bubbles, and bouncy castles.
For all ages, percussion workshops, dance workshops, yoga classes, and a carnival-style parade with samba groups are among the many activities on offer.
For the night owls, the silent dance goes until 4am and offers two live DJ channels in dancers’ headphones, with a choice of reggae or world music.
The Mendocino County Fairgrounds is located on Highway 128 in Boonville, CA in the picturesque Anderson Valley, less than three hours north of San Francisco.
Three-day tickets, single-day tickets and camping passes are available via Children 12 and under are FREE when accompanied by a ticketed adult.
For more information, please visit or contact
Tacoma, WA - REGGAE ON THE WAY - Join us for two days of good vibes and reggae music.
July 15th & 16th, 2023

Lemay - ACM Haub Field
2702 E D St, Tacoma, WA 98421
Reggae on the Way takes over Lemay Haub Field in Between Lemay - America's Car Museum and The Tacoma Dome for two days of music. Saturated in the essence of Tacoma, this location lends itself to a truly amazing musical experience.
Truckee, CA - 3rd Annual Truckee Reggae Fest Saturday June 24, 2023 Stays "TRUE TO THE ROOTS"

Julian Marley & the Uprising
Mykal Rose (of Black Uhuru)
Mighty Mystic - Lizano - El Dub - 
DJ Treez - Dubfyah - MC Cootdog -
 Lake Anthony - Stay Positive Sound
Truckee River Regional Park
Outdoor Amphitheater - 2pm - 10pm
Vending, Food Trucks, Beer & Wine, Live Art,
Live Music, DJ's and more!
This years 3rd Annual Truckee Reggae Fest is locked and loaded and the line-up has been announced!
You will not be disappointed as we stay "True to the Roots" of Jamaican Reggae Music with Julian Marley & the Uprising, Mykal Rose (from Black Uhuru), Mighty Mystic, Lizano, El Dub as well as DJ's, Vending Village, Live Local Art and lots of Food and Drink for the entire family!
We look forward to seeing you beautiful people again on Saturday June 24th as we celebrate outdoors
and under the stars in beautiful Truckee, CA!
Solana Beach, CA - Upcoming Shows at the Belly Up COMMON SENSE MAY 27

Sat May 27 2023
9:00 PM (Doors 8:00 PM)

Belly Up

143 S. Cedros AveSolana Beach, CA 92075

$22.00 - $39.00

Ages 21+
143 S. Cedros Ave Solana Beach, CA 92075
Sacramento, CA - The Holo Holo Journey continues....Holo Holo Sacramento 
on September 9 & 10 at the Old Sacramento Waterfront. 
The Holo Holo Journey continues....

Good Vibez Presents in partnership with JMF presents are 
thrilled to announce this incredible lineup for the inaugural Holo Holo Sacramento 
on September 9 & 10 at the Old Sacramento Waterfront. 

Kolohe Kai
 • J Boog
 • Rebel Souljahz
 • Mike Love
 • Ka'ikena Scanlan
 • Chris Boomer • Common Kings
 • Steel Pulse • 
 • Three Plus
 • Koauka
 Eli  Mac 

Hosted by Western Conference. 

We're going to be bringing those island vibez to Sacramento for 2 days of
 wonderful music, delicious food, and of course, nonstop good vibez! 

Set your alarms....
Tickets & Travel packages by fuse to go on sale Tuesday, March 28 at 10 am PT
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In Jah´s Name We Pray - It is a narrow mind which cannot look at a subject from various points of view.
 The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
Bertrand Russell
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
   This Day in Reggae
and Nubian, Rasta, herb and related history
May 25
African Liberation Day
----: Super Blue is born.
1946: Jordan gains independence from Britain. (National Day)
1956: Sugar Minott (Lincoln Minott) is born in Kingston, Jamaica. (some sources say May 26th)
1963: OAU (Organization of African Unity) is founded in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
2006: Desmond Dekker dies of a heart attack in his UK home at 4am Thursday. Age 64.
 May 26
1948: Lloyd Parks is born in Walton Gardens, Jamaica.
1976: Bob Marley & The Wailers perform at the Roxy, Los Angeles, California, USA.
"No Woman No Cry" performed on this concert is in a boxset "Songs of Freedom".
1997: Tony Johnson, co-founder of Reggae Sunsplash, passes away (dies of "a sudden and massive heart attack" according to attending paramedics) at his home in Pasadena, Carifornia, USA. Age 56. (b. 1941)
1999: Show promoter Gavin Sharpe passes away at the age of 27. (b. July 11, 1971)
Sharpe was stabbed to death on the roadway outside his home at about 8pm., and was taken the Spanish Town Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
 May 27
1969: Tanto Metro (Mark Anthony Wolfe) is born in St. Andrew, Jamaica.
1975: Alaskan Supereme Court ruling on constitutional right to privacy paves way for "legal" marijuana possession.
1977: Amy [Amy-N-Ryoo] is born.
1996: Shabba Ranks appears in court.
He was tried for illegal ganja possession and was let off with a light fine.

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Our parent company, RBA Publishing & Publicity, is based out of Humboldt County, CA (formerly Reno, NV). For 25 years, we produced the annual Reggae Festival Guide magazine. Although we don't publish the annual magazine anymore, we have our top-ranking website: www.ReggaeFestivalGuide (41,000 unique monthly visitors), and this weekly reggae e-newsletter Reggae e-Guide (52,000 weekly subscribers). Please follow us on Socials for up-to-the-minute reggae news and music: We have 450,000 fans that follow us on Facebook (please join us there), 40K that follow us on Instagram, and another 9,000 that follow us on Twitter.
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