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|Volume 20/Issue 38|
Media Coverage of Reggae Since 1993
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|The UC Theatre in Berkeley, CA presents...IYA TERRA Surfer Girl, E.N. Young,|
Imperial Sound, Irie Souljah FRI SEP 15
|The UC Theatre in Berkeley, CA presents...|
Surfer Girl, E.N. Young,
Imperial Sound, Irie Souljah
FRI SEP 15
Doors: 7pm / Show: 8pm
General Admission Standing Room with Limited Seating
Listen, breathe. The kick drum is thumping in an offset rhythm to your beating heart and the bass is thundering vibrations through your entire body, tuning you into the stage and every other person standing in the crowd. Lightning strikes in your mind as dueling guitar riffs peel away the fog and a keyboard bubble floats loftily like clouds over it all. Then come the lyrics, messages of connection and grace. Ease flows through the entire scene and you're awoken by the tingle of resonance on your skin.
Do you feel it? This is Iya Terra.
Iya Terra means higher ground, which they seem to find everywhere. Whether it be the top of the latest charts or next year's festival billing, Iya Terra is constantly climbing.
Bringing a modern-conscious approach to songwriting, Iya Terra crafts messages in love & respect. Currently based out of LA, and with members hailing from the west coast, SLC, and Vegas, their powerful rhythm section provides the heartbeat over which scintillating guitars and soothing vocals float melodies of universal resonance.
| Jerry Harris - New Album Out Now On All Digital Platforms|
|Experience the Reggae Magic: Jerry Harris' "New Love For You" Get ready for a reggae journey like no other with Jerry Harris' latest release, "New Love For You." Jerry, hailing from Jamaica and thriving in New York since 1975, is a reggae legend known for his captivating music. jerry Harris with a career that spans decades and collaborations with legendary producer Lloyd 'BullWackies' Barnes, Jerry Harris brings fresh vibes to reggae. "New Love For You" is more than an album; it's a reggae experience.|
Click HERE for Link for Album in Digital Stores:
|Colorado Springs, CO: SKIP MARLEY + MYSTIC MARLEY INNER CIRCLE LUCIANO @ COLORADO JERK FESTIVAL SEPTEMBER 17|
|GRANDSON OF THE LEGENDARY BOB MARLEY:SKIP MARLEY|
also LUCIANO • MYSTIC MARLEY
INNER CIRCLE • D’YANI
DANAE SIMONE • TONY EXUM JR
Part proceed will go directly to Special Kids Special Families in their effort to provide respite and specialized care for children and adults with disabilities and special needs.
Integrating Caribbean culture into the beautiful city of Colorado Springs will create a unique and enriching experience for both locals and visitors. By infusing the vibrant spirit of the Caribbean
into the city’s community gatherings, you can enhance the cultural diversity and offer residents an opportunity to explore and appreciate different traditions.
We specialize in curating simple and authentic community gatherings that embrace the adventurous spirit while emphasizing the richness of experience over the size of the crowd. Our mission extends beyond these events as we aim to foster a community that continuously inspires one another. Rooted in the essence of Caribbean culture, our gatherings infuse the vibrant traditions and warmth of the islands into every moment.
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|RASTAFARIAN CELEBRATION OF PETER TOSH’S BIRTHDAY FEATURING MARLON ASHER TO BE HELD AT THE ASHKENAZ IN BERKELEY ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13|
|Out Of Many One Productions presents the Peter Tosh Birthday Celebration. This annual celebration will be held at Ashkenaz in Berkeley on Friday, October 13 at 8pm. Featured artists are “The Ganjah Farmer” Marlon Asher, Kava Jah & The Remedy Band, Ras Takura Dub Poet, and Jahwarri. The Nyabinghi Drummers will also be performing ceremonial Rastafarian drumming and chanting, and the host of the evening is MC Spliff Skankin, popular reggae radio host from KPFA.|
Peter Tosh was a Rastafarian and in keeping with his beliefs, the entire event will be performed by Rastafarians. The public is welcome to come and enjoy this pure Rastafarian ceremony with an exciting musical line-up.
Headliner Marlon Asher, the “Ganja Farmer” is a native Trinidadian and is the first reggae sensation out of Trinidad & Tobago who is now one of the most sought out artist in the country. His talent and ingenuity were released to the world in 2004 with his break-through smash hit “Ganja Farmer” which swept Trinidad & Tobago and quickly took over the Caribbean and the United States, Africa and Europe. Marlon’s 2nd huge hit “Ganja Cowboy” also made a splash on the Caribbean community. Controversial yet captivating, the two songs together are both considered instant classics and anthems for all who can appreciate the benefits of “Ganja” proving so with a combined total of over 15 million views and downloads.
Event producer, Carlton Campbell "Carl T", who is also Peter Tosh’s cousin and toured with him extensively in the 80’s, keeps the fire burning for Tosh’s music and message by producing this annual event. Campbell says, “We have tried to do it every year since 1988 but missed a few years, especially during Covid”.
Winston Hubert McIntosh, OM (October 19, 1944 - September 11, 1987), professionally known as Peter Tosh, was a Jamaican reggae musician. Along with Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer, he was one of the core members of the band the Wailers (1963–1976), after which he established himself as a successful solo artist and a promoter of Rastafari. He was murdered in 1987 during a home invasion. His 1975 hit “Legalize It” became an anthem for legalizing marijuana and by Rastafari and reggae music enthusiasts. Tosh was active in opposing South African apartheid.
The Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center is located at 1317 San Pablo Avenue in Berkeley, CA. This is all- ages event.
For more info and Tickets visit, HERE
|Beres Hammond will receive an honorary degree from The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona campus, during its upcoming Class of 2023 graduation ceremonies.|
|Beres Hammond will receive an honorary degree from The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona campus, during its upcoming Class of 2023 graduation ceremonies.|
Hammond is among a list of 14 eminent figures to be honoured.
Other recipients include Professor E. Dale Abel; Lascelles A. Chin, who will be given the award posthumously; Rachel Manley and Audrey Patrice Marks.
Several entertainment figures will receive the honour across the region. They include Sir Leroy ‘King Short Shirt’ Emanuel at the Five Islands campus; Alison Hinds, Cave Hill campus; Baroness Floella Benjamin, Lawrence Scott and Heather Headley, St Augustine campus.
The honorary degrees will be handed out at ceremonies between October 7 and November 11.
One of Jamaica’s greatest singers and songwriters, Hammond was born Hugh Beresford Hammond in 1955.
Over the course of a five-decade career, Hammond has poured his smoky-sweet voice over every kind of riddim track, from the funked-up reggae jams of the ‘70s fusion band Zap Pow to the lush instrumentation of his 1976 album, Soul Reggae, to the spare digital beat of his 1985 dancehall breakthrough What One Dance Can Do.
In 1990, his album A Love Affair for Donovan Germaine’s Penthouse label raised his popularity to new heights. Cuts like Tempted To Touch and Who Say with Buju Banton are still as effective in the dancehall today as they were as pre-releases. The ‘90s proved to be Hammond’s decade, during which he blazed a trail of modern classics for a variety of producers, from the strugglers’ anthem Putting Up Resistance (Tappa) to lovers’ laments like Come Back Home (Star Trail) and Double Trouble (Steely & Clevie).
Hammond started building his home studio in the early ‘90s before it became the trend among successful reggae artistes to take over their own production duties. His spontaneous method of composing, and his unwillingness to compromise, made a home studio the natural choice. Although the trend of self-production as a whole has, at times, diluted the quality of music coming from isolated individuals poking at computer keyboards, Hammond’s little music room attracts a steady stream of Jamaica’s most talented musicians.
His album Music Is Life was nominated for the 2001 Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album. The album contained two of what would become Hammond’s top songs, Rock Away and They Gonna Talk. He received another Best Reggae Album nomination for the 2013 Grammy Awards for One Love, One Life.
Hammond was conferred with the Order of Jamaica in 2013 for his exceptional and dedicated contribution to the Jamaican music industry.
|The Ital Food Fest in St. Ann’s Jamaica Showcases Ital Cuisine, World-renowned Chefs and Herbalists plus Reggae Artists on November 25.|
|Holistic Health, wellness, food, artisans, and reggae music are what attendees to The Ital Food Fest can expect to find in abundance. It is a celebration of Jamaican plant-based cuisine as well as the Rastafari community's role in the plant-based movement.|
The venue is at The Plantation Cove in Priory, St. Ann; Jamaica’s premier event venue In addition to Ital cuisine and food demonstrations by acclaimed chefs and talks from world-renowned holistic practitioners, attendees can also enjoy live reggae music on the main stage.
Featured performers include
I-Wayne, Agent Sasco, Queen Ifrica, Jah Mason, Warrior King, Natural Black, Sister Carol, Jahdore, Aza Lineage, Khaliliah Rose and many more.
Carefully vetted vendors of herbal remedies, natural skin care products, and therapeutic healing services will be showcasing their products and services.
The festival is from 11am to 11pm and is a day full of edutainment for the entire family. There is a specially designed Kidzone to entertain the youth.
Dr. Kadamawe Knife, Queen Afua, Yaga Lifestyle, Jody Davey and Save Soil Jamaica are some of the esteemed presenters.
$30 advance adult tickets can be purchased at www.italfoodfest.com. Plenty of tickets will also be available at the gate ($45 at the gate)
Children ages 12 -15 years are only $8 and kids under 12 are free.
There are also $80 VIP Tickets which include access to the V.I.P area, a goodie bag and a tasting plate.
For more information, visit www.italfoodfest.com
|PENSACOLA FL: ROLLING BY THE BAY ROARS INTO MARITIME PARK|
|IN PENSACOLA FL: Experience Cars, Music, and Good Times at the Rolling By The Bay Festival.|
Get ready to embark on a spectacular journey of cars, music, and unforgettable experiences at the Rolling By The Bay Car & Music Festival on October 21st & 22nd. This thrilling two-day event promises to be the ultimate celebration of automotive excellence and live entertainment
Car enthusiasts will be in awe at the mesmerizing car show that will feature everything from exotic rides to classic beauties and custom masterpieces. Witness the power and beauty of these impressive machines, meticulously curated to captivate car aficionados and novices alike.
Adding to the excitement, Rolling By The Bay Festival presents an extraordinary music lineup that will keep the crowd dancing and singing along. Chart-topping artists, including Curren$y, Riff Raff, and The Legendary Wailers featuring Junior Marvin will grace the Bay Stage with electrifying performances. Each day presents a unique experience with TWO STAGES - 12 Hours of phonk, hip-hop, reggae, and soulful melodies.
Rolling By The Bay Festival is not just about cars and music; it's also about creating lasting memories with friends and family. With interactive activities such as virtual reality gaming stations, food trucks offering delicious local delicacies from around the world, and vendors selling exclusive merchandise from apparel to art pieces - this festival has something for everyone!
“We are thrilled to announce our inaugural Rolling By The Bay Car & Music Festival," said event organizer Cody Mathis "This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you don't want to miss! We look forward to bringing together car enthusiasts from all over the country for an epic weekend celebration."
Come join us for an incredible weekend filled with amazing cars, top-notch music acts, interactive activities, and delicious food options – all in one place! Mark your calendars now for October 21st & 22nd – we can't wait to see you there!
Tickets are now available for purchase at RollingByTheBay.com.
We are a family-friendly event where car and music lovers alike come together for a weekend of fun and relaxation. Brought to you by the Green Light District & Misfit Media.
|Jamaican Country-Reggae Artist Wesrok Booking Festivals & Club Shows in US|
|Country-Reggae Artist Wesrok |
Booking Festivals & Club Shows in US. Wesrok has been gracing the stages of the largest festivals all over Jamaica before debuting in the US this year. With his black 10-gallon cowboy hat, jeans and boots, Wesrok is blazing a trail in the United States with his unique blend of country-reggae!
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN
TO HIS MUSIC ON SPOTIFY
“Country reggae is not a subgenre but a new brand, not quite country, not quite reggae. A brand new flavour for the masses.”
Wesrok has performed at the following festivals: Reggae Sumfest ~ Rebel Salute ~ Emancifest ~ Emancifest Jubilee & more
|Issachar Muzik Releasing New Single from Empress Akua, "Slow Down" |
|Out NOW On All Platforms!|
Issachar Muzik is proud to present "Slow Down", a new single from Reggae singer/songwriter Empress Akua.
This single is distributed by the iconic Tuff Gong International.
The songbird reflects upon this release, "I wrote "Slow Down" because of experiences that I've had with several of my male associates, check the lyrics of the song, they explain it all. I don't move fast in relationships, and don't I like to be pushed into one. It's better for me to take my time to see if we can be friends first before lovers because I really need to know who I'm dealing with especially at this point in my life. Finding a friend first in another can create a love that will last which is better than moving off of lust that most times creates disasters. Overall, it truly depends on what you want, I'm speaking for myself."
|Featured Video - GANJA FARMER BY MARLON ASHER|
|GANJA FARMER BY MARLON ASHER|
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|In Jah´s Name We Pray - Our Hearts Stay Strong for our Brothers and Sisters in Morocco and Libya|
|Richie B's Jamaican Reggae Airplay Charts - |
|Jamaica Music Countdown — By Richard ‘Richie B’ Burgess - Sept 8 - 14, 2023|
|This Week in Reggae — and Nubian, Rasta, herb and related history|
| September 14
||Mikey Smith is born.
||(Some sources say 1971): Predator (Mark Anthony Henry) is born in Pink Lane, West Kingston, Jamaica.
||Ryoo [Amy-N-Ryoo] is born.
| September 15
||Sureshine, Japanese DJ, is born.
||Michael Williams aka Prince Far I passes away.
He was shot dead, yet another victim of Kingston's regular street violence.
(b. c. 1944)
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