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Reggae Festival Guide
February 8, 2024
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Volume 21/Issue 6
Media Coverage of Reggae Since 1995
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Reggae FEstival Guide
Jamaican Jerk Festival
Wicky Wacky Music Fest
Cali Vibes Festival 2024
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Reggae in the Desert 2024
California Roots Festial
Sierra Nevada World Music Festival
Reggae on the River
TABLE  OF  CONTENTS - Click on it to jump to that section
Featured Video - The Legacy Continues - Reggae on the River 2024
Richie B's Jamaican Reggae Airplay Charts : JMC Charts Feb 2 - 8, 2024
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In Jah´s Name We Pray - Prayers and blessings to the citizens of Palestine and Israel
Ital Statistics  This Day in Reggaeand Nubian, Rasta, herb and related history
Legendary reggae bassist Aston ‘Family Man’ Barrett has died
Legendary reggae bassist, Aston ‘Family Man’ Barrett has passed away. 
From @thewailers IG page: With the heaviest of hearts, we share the news of the passing of our beloved Aston "Familyman" Barrett after a long medical battle. This morning, the world lost not just an iconic musician and the backbone of The Wailers but a remarkable human being whose legacy is as immense as his talent. Our family is asking for privacy during this challenging time, as words cannot express our profound loss.
Aston Barrett was the original bassist for Bob Marley and The Wailers, a pioneer, a mentor, and most importantly, a true family man. His contributions to music were recognized with multiple honors:
- In 2012, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Bass Player Magazine.
- In 2020, he was selected as the number-one bassist by the staff of Bass Player Magazine, in their ranking of "20 legendary players who shaped the sound of electric bass."
- In 2021, he was honored with the Order of Distinction (Commander class) in the National Honours and Awards on Jamaica’s 59th Anniversary of Independence.
Aston's music brought joy to millions, and his influence on reggae is beyond measure. He was a man of few words, but his words carried wisdom, kindness, and love. His bass lines were not just the foundation of The Wailers' music but the heartbeat of a genre that has touched hearts around the globe.
We extend our deepest gratitude to everyone who has been part of the journey with us. Your love, support, and kind words have been a source of strength during this difficult time. Let us remember Familyman for the legend he was and the incredible memories he has given us. In his own words, "The older the moon, the brighter it shines," a reminder of the enduring light he shared with us all, shining brighter with each passing day.
Rest in peace, Familyman.
Your legacy will live on forever in our hearts and through the music you've left us. We love you and will miss you deeply.
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ANUE NAHKI - talented young conscious artist from JA- Available for booking - Listen HERE
Click Here to Listen to Anue Nahki Music
Anue Nahki is best described as a young independent artiste with modernized youthful delivery. He understands the power of positive influence and how it impacts society. He has combined the art of roots and DJ into a modernized art form reminiscent of early dancehall, yet evolved into a style embraced by the Caribbean youth of today.
"I am a singer and deejay but my music is different in the sense that it's not straight dancehall or reggae. It's a blend of all the music that I've been exposed to as a young man who grew up in the Caribbean. It also embraces the philosophy and teachings of Emperor Haile Selassie and Marcus Garvey."
"Our people need positive music to lead them out of darkness. Change starts with every individual doing the right thing. Playing the right music and singing uplifting messages leads to a greater consciousness and ahigher depth of spirituality.” ~ Anue Nahki
Drawing from ancient Rastafari wisdom, Anue Nahki holds fast to his childhood upbringing. Hailing from the Parish of St. Mary, Jamaica, he was born to Rastafarian parents, Stephen Chin and Charmaine Watson. Their inspiration guided Anue to recognize the importance of Rastafari livity, not only as a life practice but also as a societal remedy. Because of his deeply spiritual commitment to truth and righteousness, Anue has emerged as one of the most crucial young artists in Jamaica, blending the sounds of Ancient Africa with the uplifting rhythms of Caribbean roots. His energy and message are infectious.
Inspired by Bob Marley, Lee Scratch Perry, and the productions of Studio One, Anue Nahki attended university in Kingston. At age 20, he registered his own record label Future Youth Productions. In Kingston, he also spent time at Edna Manley School for the Visual and Performing Arts where he found himself in the same environment as Chronixx, Protoje, Jesse Royal and Raging Fyah. The torch was lit.

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Paapa Wastik's new single "BEYOND THE BUS" a song livicated to Rosa Parks
Reggae artist Paapa Wastik Kickstarting 2024 with a new single "BEYOND THE BUS" a song livicated to Rosa Parks

Click the link to stream/download BEYOND THE BUS (Queen Mother Rosa)
This commerative song was inspired and penned in honor of renowned African American civil rights activist Mrs. Rosa Parks.It was released on February 4th, 2024, which also coincided with the celebration of her 111th birthday.

In an interview with Paapa Wastik, he described how important and special this project is to him. He expressed that Rosa Parks has been one of his inspirations because of her bravery in championing for the fundamental rights of Black people. With a spirit of curiosity he sought out more information about Mrs. Parks, which landed him at the American Library of Congress. There he connected with a research team that consisted of librarian and archivest Luis Clavell who is the program manager of the "Rosa Parks collection"; and Diem Jones the vice president of Institute for Community Evolution.
In a research reasoning, Clavell enthusiastically shared, in great detail, about Parks' revolutionary efforts in the Black community. She is known as the Mother of the Civil Rights movement after her strategic arrest that launched the Alabama Montgomery bus boycott in 1955.

Upon learning about her extensive contributions to the well-being and self-determination of Black people, Wastik stated that he was, "ever inspired and found it fitting to tell a different side of her story since most people just know about the bus." He also wanted to emphasize her worthy contribution
to Black African liberation.
Ponce Inlet, FL - 13th Annual Spring Break Reggae Festival. March 29-30, 2024
13th Annual Spring Break Reggae Festival. March 29-30, 2024
BALLYHOO!, Alex Rebel Marley, DJ Gary Dread, Mighty Mystic, The Irie, Sons of Paradise, Aaron Wolf, Part One Tribe, Bobby Hustle, ZeeCeeKeely and The Rise, Coastal Breed, Danka, The Sub Herbs, The Dub Collectors, Chilled Monkey Brains, Tidal Theory, Chillakaya w/ Scholars Word, Predator Dub Assassins,
The Swell Smashers, Sangria, more… 
Hosted by Lance O KulchaShok Muzik
Brian Lion Productions
DJ C-Lioness Official Dj of Reggaefest 2024!!
A benefit to Surfrider Foundation -
Volusia/Flagler Chapter Beach cleanup
Sat March 30th at 11am 🏝
Jerrys Italian Grill &Tiki Bar
33 Inlet Harbor Rd
Ponce Inlet FL
Sponsored by Corona 🍺
Vendor village, music food and
fun for the whole family! 
Lets Get IRIEE!!!!!!!💨💨💨💨🤘❤️💛💚

Spring Break 2024 !! See you on the beach!!! 

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Pacifica, CA ~ Longboard Live presents Roots Reggae Series at Longboard Bar & Venue 
Longboard Live presents a unique, roots reggae series at Longboard Bar & Venue in Pacifica, CA this spring. The venue is located at 180 Eureka Dr, Pacifica, CA and all shows are 21 and up. Doors are at 8pm and music starts at 9pm. General admission, Special Meet & Greet Passes, and VIP tickets are available on Eventbrite. A VIP package includes four tickets, one table plus a bottle. Tickets are often also available at the door. All reggae shows are hosted by Emcee Elijah from Nice Up Radio.
The upcoming reggae calendar at this unique, intimate venue includes:
Friday, February 23, 2024 — BLVK H3RO and Nick Sefakis
Saturday, March 23, 2024 —Marlon Asher and Junior Toots
Saturday, April 20 — Israel Vibration & Roots Radics
Longboard Live is the entertainment arm and production company behind the Longboard Bar and Venue. They have over 25 years of industry experience promoting world-class music and have been part of many ground-breaking performances at large scale venue and festivals.
Co-owner, Jimmy Vargas says, “Our mission is for our crackerjack team to continue to bring great music to this awesome little gem in Pacifica.”
The Longboard Venue Bar is open seven days a week and has music of all genres on the calendar. For more
information and discounted advance tickets,  visit 
Arcata, CA ~  Concert with Prezident Brown and Reggae Angels on Sat. MARCH 2
Humboldt Brews presents Prezident Brown also the Reggae Angels in concert on Saturday, March 2, 2024.
The music starts at 9pm and tickets are $25 in advance are available.
Tickets increase to $30 at the door.
Prezident Brown is a Jamaican roots reggae artist who carries a universal message of love, consciousness and righteousness. Prez is a gifted vocalist who has been focusing on his calling as a singer from an early age. He has never wavered in his focus.
Currently based in Oakland, CA, the Reggae Angels have been performing for three decades in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Hawaii, and Canada. They are well known and appreciated in the US and abroad.
Humboldt Brew “Humbrews” is located at 856 10th Street in downtown Arcata CA. It is a 21 and over venue with full bar and food.
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Bull Bay, St Andrews, Jamaica - Wickie Wackie Music Fest - Mark your calendar!
Wickie Wackie Music Fest  - Saturday February 17, 2024
Gates Open & Music Starts: 4pm
Showtime: 7pm – 11pm
Wickie Wackie Beach
Bull Bay, St Andrews, Jamaica
Kumar & the Original Fyah
with Friends
Gabre Selassie Kingston Dub Club 🇯🇲
Uncle Ronnie 8 Mile 🇯🇲
Sound Quake Soundsystem 🇩🇪
The 2024 staging of Wickie Wackie Music Festival on February 17 will serve as a homecoming for Grammy-nominated reggae band Raging Fyah, who will reunite on stage in Jamaica for the first time in six years. 
Be sure to grab your tickets before they are sold out!
The last time the band performed together in Jamaica was at the 2017 staging of Wickie Wackie Music Festival, the same year that the band was nominated for a Grammy award for their third album Everlasting.
In 2018, lead singer Kumar Bent left the band to concentrate on a solo career. He said the “brief separation” was as a result of “stress on the brain. “We were a unit that was broken by business, I think. We were under a lot of pressure after that Grammy nomination … we weren’t seeing eye-to-eye on a lot of things. So I left. I needed that time for myself,” Bent told Caribbean National Weekly.
But when Courtland “Gizmo” White, the band’s guitarist, died in January last year, it motivated the original members of the band to come together as a unit once again, as per their fans’ many requests.
“Love is what brought us back together. … We all have our differences and people can complain all they want, but can you love your brother? If you can’t love your brother then it doesn’t make sense,” he said.
Preserving roots reggae in these times
Since its inception, the Wickie Wackie Music Festival has been a celebration of authentic roots reggae culture and has served as a platform for reggae revival musicians, particularly those up-and-coming.
Raging Fyah got its start at Wickie Wackie, Bull Bay, in the backyard of legendary Jamaican sound system builder Ronald ‘Uncle Ronnie’ Jarrett. Other reggae stars such as Chronixx, Koffee, Jah9, and more had their first major performance at the music festival. It’s a rewarding feeling, Bent said, to watch many of the festival’s past acts go on to dominate on the world stage.
Another aim of the festival is to preserve roots reggae and to also ensure that Rastafarian culture remains at the center of the genre. “At my event, I have drummers from Bobo Hill coming to do a chant, and we’ll have a bonfire on the beach. Those things are important to create the energy that we need to be pushing. You can’t serve two masters so if you’re rushing positive energy and roots reggae, you can’t dilute the music just because you want more people to come,” Bent said.
Bent considers it his purpose to preserve roots reggae and finds joy in doing so. “Most people say how reggae is dead and this and that. It’s not for everybody. I’m happy when even one person says that appreciate what we’re doing,” Bent said.
Third World’s Cat Coore, Jah Mason, and Jah Izhrel are billed to perform, along with sound systems 8 Mile Sound, Kingston Dub Club, and Sound Quake. Surprise reggae acts are also expected to hit the stage during Raging Fyah’s set.
Be sure to grab your tickets before they are sold out!
Lake Tahoe Winter Reggae Fest Feb 17-18. Exquisite new venue... Get Tix Here!

Lake Tahoe Winter Reggae Fest 2 Days Sat • Feb 17 - Sun • Feb 18
Tahoe Blue Event Center, Stateline, NV

Good Vibez Presents and PR Entertainment, Inc., the teams behind Tahoe’s ever-popular Lake Tahoe Reggae Festival, are proud to announce the lineup for the Lake Tahoe Winter Reggae Festival 2024. On February 17th and 18th—President’s Day weekend—reggae royalty Damian 'Jr Gong' & Stephen Marley and fan favorites, Stick Figure will take the stage at the brand-new Tahoe Blue Event Center in Stateline, Nevada.
Tickets for Lake Tahoe Winter Reggae Festival are on sale now. Ticket holders will be treated to performances from Miki Rae & The Hooligans, The Green, Collie Buddz, and Damian 'Jr Gong' & Stephen Marley on Saturday, February 17th, and False Rhythms, The Elovaters, The Movement, and Stick Figure on Sunday, the 18th. Hosted by Otis Otes and with DJ sets from Squarefield Massive, Winter Reggae Festival is sure to be a little slice of warm vibes in the middle of snow season. 
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Goldenvoice announced the lineup for Cali Vibes, which takes place on Presidents’ Day weekend Friday, February 16 through Sunday, February 18, 2024, at Marina Green Park in Long Beach, CA. Returning for its third year, Cali Vibes is the premier California lifestyle and Reggae music festival that celebrates the connection of its community through positive vibes amongst a unique atmosphere and iconic performances on the shores of Long Beach, CA. 
The 3-day festival welcomes three-time GRAMMY Award winner, Gwen Stefani, as its first female headliner alongside other highly acclaimed reggae, rap, dancehall, ska and rock artists, including this year’s 50 years of Hip-Hop celebration with Ice Cube, Wiz Khalifa, The Roots, The Pharcyde, and Action Bronson! Returning artists include Stick Figure, Slightly Stoopid, Damian and Stephen Marley, and Rebelution amongst many more. Cali Vibes also welcomes the latest winner of ABC’s American Idol, singer-songwriter William “Iam” Tongi, who has since garnered 3 top Billboard hits. 
In celebration of its beloved beachside community, the lineup was specially curated to honor the artists’ personal ties to Southern California, including a hometown headliner performance by Gwen Stefani and the reunion of the SoCal trio Sublime with Rome, performing their classic debut album 40 Oz. to Freedom. The lineup also pays tribute to the 50th anniversary of hip hop, featuring Action Bronson, The Roots, and Wiz Khalifa alongside West Coast genre pioneers Ice Cube, Too $hort, and The Pharcyde. 
Please find the full festival lineup HERE
Poconos, Pennsylvania - WINTER WAKE UP FESTIVAL March 22-24, 2024
Join us at Kalahari Resort in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania for the Ultimate Celebration of Festival Culture!

Winter Wake Up is excited to feature a number of vibrant reggae acts from around the nation as headliners for this multi-genre, all ages event.
We'll be welcoming reggae legends Mike Love, Tropidelic, Brother Mikey, Aqua Cherry and more to the stage!

Come enjoy a diverse mix of reggae, jam, rock, and electronic music all weekend long. Watch awe-inspiring circus arts acts, aerial performances, magicians and stunt bike shows. See art come to life with our live painters and immersive galleries. Learn a new skill and express yourself at our dance, arts and crafting workshops. Find peace and get in touch with your inner yogi at our wellness, mindfulness, yoga and self-improvement workshops. Browse a selection of local small business vendors at our marketplace. Catch the hottest festival fashion of the season at our fashion show!

All workshops and performances are included with GA tickets, and kids under 13 are FREE!

Our venue is home to the 2nd largest indoor waterpark in the country, and features a massive arcade, full-service spa and salon, 5+ delicious dining options and luxurious amenities!
We're passing along the best savings possible to our attendees, so you can snag an excellent discount on a hotel suite when you bundle your festival ticket + hotel room through us.
Waterpark passes are included FREE with your hotel stay!

Tier 1 GA Tickets are almost gone, and prices go up soon, so be sure to grab yours now for the best deal!
Visit us at to learn more and get everything you need to attend the #1 Destination Festival in the Country. See you there!
2024 Reggae In The Desert, taking place in FABULOUS LAS VEGAS on 4/20/24!
2024 Reggae In The Desert, taking place in FABULOUS LAS VEGAS on 4/20/24!
April 20, 2024
Clark County Government Center Amphitheater
500 S Grand Central Parkway, 89155
Steel Pulse
Collie Buddz
Fortunate Youth
Arise Roots
The Holdup
The Majority
Special guests:
DJ Ramma (Host/MC/DJ)
Bounce Cruz (Solo Acoustic)
Matt Lucio (DJ) - VIP
Doors 11AM
Tickets on sale now
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Las Vegas, NV - Holo Holo Music Festival - April 26, 27 & 28, 2024

Holo Holo Music Festival Brings Island Music Back To Las Vegas With J Boog, Iam Tongi, Maoli, And Many More On April 26-28, 2024

Downtown Las Vegas Event Center
Holo Holo will once again bring a taste of home to the “ninth island” with music, food, and friends, transforming the Downtown Las Vegas Event Center into an island oasis. 
Holo Holo Music Festival Las Vegas Lineup:
Friday, April 26: Iam Tongi, Three Plus, The Wide Eyed Kids
Saturday, April 27: J Boog, Maoli, L.A.B, Rebel SoulJahz, BET, Johnny Suite
Sunday, April 28: The Green, Fiji, Koauka, Kimié Miner, Kuulei
Artist Kamea Hadar and his team will be onsite curating live visual art all three days of the festival.

April 26, 27, and 28; music starts at 6 PM on Friday and 2 PM on Saturday/Sunday. 
Downtown Las Vegas Event Center
Friday: Iam Tongi, Three Plus, The Wide Eyed Kids
Saturday: J Boog, Maoli, L.A.B, Rebel SoulJahz, BET, Johnny Suite
Sunday: The Green, Fiji, Koauka, Kimié Miner, Kuulei - Hosted by Western Conference
Tickets, daily schedules, and more information: 
Monterey, CA ~ California Roots Music & Arts Festival on May 24-25-26, 2024
Join us for the 13th Annual California Roots Music & Arts Festival on May 24-25-26, 2024 at the historic Monterey County Fair & Event Center in Monterey, CA.

Monterey County Fairgrounds
2004 Fairgrounds Rd, Monterey, CA
Click HERE for full line-up, Tickets, and more info
Berkeley’s UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall Scheduled Six Top-Notch Reggae and World Music Live Concerts This Spring!
Berkeley, CA — The beautiful UC Theatre, Taub Family Music Hall has an eclectic line-up of the most amazing musicians. Upcoming on their calendar in the reggae and world music genres are: J BOOG (2 nights), MATISYAHU, COLLIE BUDDZ, MAOLI (2 nights), & STEEL PULSE!
Thursday, February 15, 2024 —J BOOG with Special Guest: Fiji also Friday, February 16, 2024 with Special Guest: The Green and Mike Love - Born and raised on the West Coast and influenced heavily by his Polynesian upbringing, J Boog is undoubtedly one of the top reggae singers in recent years. 
Thursday, February 22, 2024Matisyahu – Hold The Fire Tour 2024
For nearly two decades, Matisyahu has kept his creative spirit aflame by evolving his sound, melding genres, and testing the limits of the musical traditions that have inspired him. 

February 29, 2024 — Collie Buddz Also Kash'd Out, DMP
Bermudian, Collie Buddz finds himself playing at some of the biggest reggae music festivals all across the world such as, Reggae Rise Up, One Love New Zealand, and California Roots Music Festival.
Friday, March 1, 2024—Maoli with Special Guest: Mishka
Referred to as Hawaii and Polynesia’s # 1 independent commercial recording artist, Maoli has transcended borders with their extraordinary talent, capturing the hearts of music enthusiasts worldwide.
Second night of Maoli just added! Saturday, March 2, 2024!
Friday, April 18, 2024 — Steel Pulse  
Bearing witness to the accelerating negativity of global affairs, Steel Pulse emerges with musical vengeance to halt the disarray of humanity.
All shows are all ages. Doors open at 7:00pm and the music starts 8:00pm 
The UC Theatre, Taube Family Music Hall is located at 2036 University Avenue in downtown Berkeley, CA. It is easily accessible by all modes of transportation inc. BART, bus, bikes, and car. Parking is available at the Center Street Garage - Golden Bear Parking Lot.
For more info and Tickets visit: or call 510-356-4000
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In Jah´s Name We Pray - Prayers and blessings to the citizens of Palestine and Israel
God, Most Gracious

Grant them the wisdom and patience to build togther where Israeli and Palestinian reside in safety, free from oppression and committed to the good of all. In this endeavor, make every one of us agents of your peace, O God.
Richie B's Jamaican Reggae Airplay Charts : 
JMC Charts Feb 2 - 8, 2024
Jamaica Music Countdown — By Richard ‘Richie B’ Burgess  
JMC Charts Feb 2 - 8, 2024
TOP 25 Dancehall Singles, TOP 25 Reggae Singles and TOP 10 Albums/CD Chart 
Ital Statistics  This Day in Reggae
and Nubian, Rasta, herb and related history
This Week in Reggae — and Nubian, Rasta, herb and related history
 February 8
1925: Marcus Garvey enters federal prison in Atlanta.
 February 9
1953: Japanese DJ Rankin' Taxi (Shirahama Takashi) is born.
1962: Jamaica signs agreement to become independent.
1965: The case which Don Drummond killed his common-law wife Marguerita on January 2nd comes to trial at the Sutton Street courtroom.
Drummond would be sent to the mental ward of Bellevue Hospital on Windward Road.
1965: Civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. meets with the 36th U.S. President Lyndon Johnson to discuss black voting rights.
1979: After six months of rehearsals, UB40 debuts at the Horse and Hounds in King's Heath, Birmingham, sharing the bill with another new local band, the Au Pairs.
 February 10
----: Alex (Alistaire McCalla) [T.O.K.] is born.
1943: Artist manager Don Taylor (Donald Taylor) is born in Jamaica.
1948: Singer Super Jerry (Easton Thomas) is born in Clarendon, Jamaica.
1963: Smiley Culture (David Victor Emmanuel) is born in London, England.
1963: Japanese DJ Chappie (Asada Kazuya) is born in Iidabashi, Tokyo, Japan.
1965: Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) founded.
1966: Robert Nesta Marley (Bob Marley) and Alpharita Constantia Anderson (Rita) get married.
1970: Neville Hinds' "The Originator" and Little Roy's "You Run Come" are recorded for Lloyd Daley, The Matador. They can be heard on a CD "From Matador's Arena - 1969-1970 - Volume 2" (Jamaican Gold JMC 200.233).
1990: South African President F.W. de Klerk announces Nelson Mandela will be free on Feb 11th.
1990: "Dub Be Good To Me" by Beats International peaks at #1 on the U.K. pop singles chart.
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