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|Volume 20/Issue 39|
Media Coverage of Reggae Since 1993
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|Wilmington, Delaware - Postponed|
The Peoples Festival scheduled for this Saturday, September 23 in Wilmington, Delaware has been postponed due to tropical storm Ophelia. Please check their website and socials for more information coming soon.
| 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.|
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|Saturday, September 30, 2023 ~ Watsonville, CA -|
Grand Opening Celebration - Free Community Concert!!
Catalyst Cannabis ft. Ancestree, KavaJah, Rocker-T, more
|Catalyst Cannabis celebrates the opening of its 18th location, in collaboration with the|
Creme De Canna team, by hosting a FREE REGGAE CONCERT for the community!
Located in Watsonville, CA on the border of Santa Cruz and Monterey County right off HWY 1.
Zion Farms will be providing sound for local legend/MC: DJ Spleece, Ancestree, KavaJah and Rocker-T
All-day cannabis discounts and promos from Cannabis Sponsors including: Creme De Canna, Coastal Sun, Haze Valley Nursery, Jeeter, Pabst Blue Ribbon, St. Ides, Astronauts, Lolo, Rove, Blem, Left Coast Extracts, Cali Lotus, Bear Labs, West Coast Cure, Gelato, Ember Valley, Sauce, Evidence, Lowell, Pearl Pharma, Presidential, Turn and more!
Special hooks ups from food vendors including, Top Donuts, Ate3One, Kona Ice and Tacos El Jerry.
|COMMON KINGS ANNOUNCES FALL TOUR RENAMED TO “ROAD TO MAUI TOUR” PLUS JULIAN MARLEY AND SAMMY JOHNSON TO JOIN FOR SELECT DATES|
|GRAMMY-Nominated Common Kings Announces Fall Tour Renamed to “Road to Maui Tour” Plus Julian Marley and Sammy Johnson to Join for Select Dates!|
Captivating fans with their seductive island rhythms and pop-infused choruses, Common Kings have embarked on their Fall 2023 Tour in support of their new full-length offering– ‘CELEBRATION,’ out now.
Today they are proud to announce that in part, the tour will be a fundraiser to support Maui recovery efforts for families devastated from the Lāhainā fires. A portion of the proceeds from the newly renamed Road to Maui Tour will go to the Kīnā’ole Foundation’s Road to Maui Fund. Common Kings kicked off their tour at the end of August in the Big Island with a special stop at Lāhainā for an impromptu performance for residents and aid workers.
“It is with humble intentions we express our immediate desires to assist the people of Maui during this critical time. Together we are coordinating efforts with community leaders and Maui based organizations to develop a Road to Maui Campaign dedicated to providing immediate support and sustained contingency recovery efforts,” comments Common Kings.
They continue, “We invite our fans, family, and network to join us in our endeavors to restore spirits, revive communities, and rebuild the historic city of Lāhainā. Existing plans are in the works to end our Road to Maui Tour with a community event in Maui focused around rejuvenating spirits and fostering community resilience.”
While on tour they are due to perform with a variety of bands including the renowned Jamaican band Steel Pulse. However, in a recent announcement, due to uncertain logistical and external challenges, Steel Pulse were forced to pull off of the tour with Common Kings.
Nevertheless, in a short amount of time, Common Kings coordinated with CELEBRATION album collaborator Sammy Johnson and legendary Julian Marley to join the Road to Maui Tour for select west coast and midwest dates! In addition, American Idol winner Iam Tongi and Jakobs Castle will be supporting Common Kings on tour too. To find out more information and purchase tickets (+ the CELEBRATION VIP offering), head to commonkings.com/live.
The Road to Maui Tour will showcase music and merchandise from Common Kings’ new album CELEBRATION, out now via Mensch House/Island Empire Records.
Stream/Purchase ‘CELEBRATION’ HERE.
Click here for tour dates.
|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
|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.
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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 |
|This Week in Reggae — and Nubian, Rasta, herb and related history|
| September 21
||Craigy-T (Craig Patrick Anthony Thompson) [T.O.K.] is born.
||U-Roy (Ewart Beckford) is born in Kingston, Jamaica.
||Johnny Nash and the Sons of The Jungle (the erstwhile Rabbit and The Jungles) appear with Jimmy Cliff, Desmond Dekker and other top reggae stars at the Caribbean Music Festival in Wembley, England.
||Bob Marley falls down in the morning at Central Park, New York, USA.
Bob had jogging around the pond near Central Park South with Alan "Skilly" Cole.
||A Gun Court judge issues a bench warrant for the arrest of Echo Minott for failing to turn up to answer a charge of armed robbery.
| September 22
||The 16th U.S. President Abraham Lincoln issues preliminary proclamation announcing that emancipation would become effective on January 1, 1863.
||Mali (without Senegal) gains independence from France. (National Day)
||Bob Marley takes to a doctor, his brain tumor detected.
||Jimmy Cliff hops onstage with Bruce Springsteen at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park. The pair sing Cliff's "Trapped", which Springsteen had recorded for the "We Are The World" album.
| September 23
||Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation is published in Northern Newspapers
||Mackie Conscious (Dennis McKay) is born in the inner city of Clarke Street, Montego Bay, Jamaica.
||(or 1967): Junior Tucker (Leslie Tucker, Jr.) is born.
||The last performance of Bob Marley at the Stanley, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
"Redemption Song" performed on this concert is in a boxset "Songs of Freedom".
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