|Friday, May 9, 2008
Volume 5 Issue 18
NEW SONGS IN THE MIX - STOP, LOOK & LISTEN!|
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REGGAE RISING IN HUMBOLDT COUNTY, CA ANNOUNCES MORE ACTS|
pictured: Mr. Vegas, Sizzla and Collie Budz|
Check out the current lineup so far at Reggae Rising, August 1-3 in Northern California:
UB40, Xterminator Showcase featuring Sizzla, Turbulence & Cologne, Beres Hammond, Julian Marley and the Uprising Band, Cham, Junior Reid with Andrew & Wada Blood, Don Carlos, Sly & Robbie, Gentleman, Tanya Stephens, Mr. Vegas, Collie Buddz and the New Kingston Band, Clinton Fearon & The Boogie Brown Band, Blue King Brown, Natural Vibrations, Medicine Drum with Greg Ellis and Rara Avis, Rebelution, Soul Majestic, Lion Camp showcase featuring Ishi Dube and Jah Sun, Jade Steel & Emerald Triangle and more artists TBA!
www.reggaerising.com or 707-923-4599
THE TRIBUTES BY CARIBBEAN ARTISTS TO U.S. PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFUL BARACK OBAMA KEEP ON COMING|
The latest artist to sing the praises of Obama is Jamaican dancehall star, Mavado. The singer recently dropped `We Need Barack` for Russell Simmons and Green Lantern’s official Barack Obama mix tape. The album will be given away as part of the candidate’s campaign and feature other artists Lenny Kravitz, Kanye West, Jay Z, Common and Mos Def.|
Mavado joins artists like the Mighty Sparrow and Cocoa Tea, who have all sung tributes to Obama.
ELEPHANTS MAN’S `LET’S GET PHYSICAL` DEBUTS AT #1 ON THE REGGAE BILLBOARD CHARTS|
Dancehall King Elephant Man released his latest studio CD, `Let’s Get
Physical,` on April 8, 2008, and it went straight to the #1 spot on the
Billboard Reggae Top 10 charts.|
The album is the first release from a new venture which joins Sean
`Diddy` Combs’ Bad Boy Records with the largest independent Jamaican
music label, VP Records. `Let’s Get Physical` features the hit lead
single `Five O,` on which Wyclef appears.
The remix for `Five-O` is blazing a trail with rising digital sales and
has caught attention at radio with an all-star line up from Swizz
Beats, Assassin, Yung Joc and Diddy. `Jump,` the hard-hitting, high
energy second single, also features Swizz Beats. Barbados-born Rihanna
appears on the steamy dance track `Throw Your Hands Up` and Elephant
Man-fan Chris Brown lends his vocals to the bouncy `Feel the Steam.`
GOSPEL ALBUM FROM REGGAE GOSPEL ARTIST KIRK DAVIS|
"Don't Deny Me," the highly anticipated debut gospel album from reggae gospel artist Kirk Davis formerly known as Little Kirk, was released on May 5, 2008.|
"Don't Deny Me," the first full-length gospel album from Kirk Davis, is beautifully lyrical and thoroughly inspiring.
As one of the most respected vocalists in reggae music, Kirk Davis teams up with brother Beenie Man, St Matthew, brother Shamrock, Andrene Lewis, Chief Mutsembi and his youngest daughter Breanna Davis to bring a 16-rack rousing testimony to the power and glory of the Holy Spirit.
Don't Deny Me will be available at http://www.emsrecordslive.com/store/store.htm,
http://www.cdbaby.com, http://www.gospelreggae.com, iTunes music store, as well as local and national retailers.
For more information visit http://www.myspace.com/mrkirkdavis2
ARTISTS CLAIM SAMAS WERE RIGGED|
South African Music Awards (Sama) organisers have rejected claims that
last week's awards were rigged. A group of musicians said the
selection process had been unfair and that artists from big music
companies were chosen at the expense of smaller production houses.|
Organisers say they are disappointed but appear unfazed by the allegations.
Jabulani Tsambo, popularly known as Hip-Hop Pantsula, won awards for
the Best Male Solo Artist of the Year, and the Best Rap Album.
The late reggae king, Lucky Dube, was honoured with the Lifetime
Achievement Award. Tributes were also paid to other musicians who had
CHEF MAYRA: YUMMY RECIPES|
Vegan Key Lime Cheesecake Recipe|
• 2 containers vegan cream cheese (Tofutti brand is best)
• 1 cup sugar
• 1 tsp vanilla
• 1/4 cup lime or key lime juice
• 2 tsp lime zest
• 2 tbsp cornstarch
• 1 9-inch pre-made vegan graham cracker pie crust
• fresh fruit for garnish (optional)
Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a blender or food processor, combine the vegan cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, lime juice and zest, and cornstarch. Process until smooth and creamy. Pour into pie crust
Bake for 50-60 minutes, until cheesecake is lightly golden brown on top. Allow to cool, then chill for at least 2 hours before serving.
Serve topped with slices of fresh fruit if desired.
• Olive oil
• Onions, sliced
• Pinch of fennel seed
• Garlic powder
• Dash of cumin
• Vegetable of choice (eg. italian zucchini)
Here's an idea I came up with for a tasty vegetarian meal without having to resort to packaged soy or faux meats. Do you like sausage? Did you know that the sausage flavor you love so much has nothing to do with it being made of meat? It is merely the seasoning used in the sausage that gives it that distinctive flavor.
So to make any vegetable taste like sweet Italian sausage, just saute or grill the vegetable in olive oil, with some sliced onions and add a pinch of fennel seed, some garlic, a dash of cumin, salt and pepper - to taste.
I have found garlic powder works better than fresh garlic because it soaks into the vegetable. I have found sliced or diced Italian zucchini is the best vegetable for making this faux sausage but any vegetable will do.
This "vegetable sausage" and onion mix tastes great on top of a bowl of spaghetti and tomato sauce.
Enjoy these yummy recipes and check back here next week and I will tell you the about the pros and cons of different cooking oils.
Your chef with an attitude!
"Las_Vegas_Carib Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian Private Chef MAYRA" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
SIERRA NEVADA WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL, BOONVILLE, CA|
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REGGAE SUMFEST 2008 - READY AND SET TO GO|
Reggae Sumfest 2008 is definitely on for July 13-19.|
2008 will mark the 16th presentation of the festival and, by all accounts, it's shaping up to be another first-class event. As usual, the festival will kick off with the beach party at Tropical Beach on Sunday, July 13, featuring top sound systems. On Thursday, July 17 top dancehall performers will energise the full capacity crowd, while Friday and Saturday will continue the tradition of offering the finest reggae singers and bands, alongside top international stars.
The line up for Reggae Sumfest this year promises to be excellent. While not all contracts have yet been signed, a peek at the wish list for the festival revealed that the local line up promises to be as strong as ever. A long list of artistes are being targeted which include Beres Hammond, Beenie Man, Buju Banton, Sizzla, Bounty Killer, Elephant Man, Mavado, Busy Signal, Jah Cure, Richie Spice, Macka Diamond, Brick & Lace, Tami Chynn, Erup, Queen I-Frica, Etana, Tarrus Riley, Anthony B, Voice Mail., Vybz Cartel, Demarco, Courtney John. Harry Toddler. No clues were revealed for the International acts, however it was hinted that negotiations were ongoing with some very 'big names'.
RENEGADE PRODUCTIONS REGGAE CONCERT CALENDAR FOR NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SOUTHERN OREGON|
Pictured: Pato Banton and Capleton|
Upcoming Reggae Shows:
Red Hot Summer Tour!!!!!
Tuesday, May 27
CAPLETON with opening act: Maleka Madremana
Harlows, Sacramento, CA
Wednesday, May 28
Tahoe Biltmore, Crystal Bay, NV
9:30 pm (Doors Open at 8:30 pm)
21 & over
Thursday, June 19
TOSH MEETS MARLEY - Fully Fullwood from Peter Tosh, Junior Marvin from Bob Marley's Wailers - River Ranch Lodge, Tahoe City, CA
Saturday, July 26
TRUCKEE REGGAE FESTIVAL
PATO BANTON & PREZIDENT BROWN
Truckee Regional Park, Truckee, CA
MINNESOTA'S BAYFRONT REGGAE FESTIVAL SET FOR JULY 12|
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BILLY OCEAN INDUCTED INTO INTERNATIONAL REGGAE MUSIC HALL OF FAME|
Trinidad & Tobago-born, UK raised singer, Billy Ocean, was Sunday night inducted into the International Reggae & World Music Awards Hall Of Fame.|
The singer, whose real name is Leslie Sebastian Charles, was honored for his lengthy years of service to the music industry at the Apollo Theater by organizers of the annual event, Martin’s International & Associates, LLC.
Ocean had a string of rhythm and blues-tinged international pop hits in the 1970s and 1980s and last returned to the touring circuit after an absence of 15 years, performing in January at the Air Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival in Montego Bay, Jamaica. He released his new album, `Wilberforce 200` and the single, `Chained` last month.
Marvin Walker : : Strangest Things
Marvin Walker a.k.a Walker T a former sergeant in the US Marine Corps, who recently gave up his military career to pursue one in music has a message for the world. However, he is not drawn by the promise of bling and fame, but instead owes his switch to a higher calling: to open the eyes of the world to the pain and injustice inflicted on the poor.
He has penned the song, I Cry, a song that addresses the cycle of violence and poverty that often afflicts Third World nations struggling to secure their future in a world of arms proliferation and economic struggles.
“My songs are inspired by my experiences in life itself. I know about guns, I can say what guns do, and write as close to home as possible and not in rhymes, in real terms about conflict and what it means to be on a battlefield,” he said.
“I believe in what I am doing, there is a message that people need to here. There are people who are suffering in this world, but who are so used to this lifestyle that they don’t know there is a better tomorrow but for an outsider looking in, I cry for them, because I see the devastation and what could be,” the former resident of August Town said.
The lyrics to I Cry written just one month after Walker opted to leave the military speak volumes of his mission:
The yutes dem a cry everyday for pressure and pain
The yutes dem a cry everyday and ah pure bloodstain
The yutes dem a cry everyday and who is to be blamed
Everyday I see dem a pray, but it is still the same
Now that he is doing music full time, financing his promotion through his own pockets, he admits that he misses the military which took up a large chunk, eight years of his life.
“I loved doing what I used to do, helping people, building schools and bridges, painting churches, but I love the music, so I am giving this all I have,” he said.
He will be shooting his I Cry video soon.
GROUNDATION 2008 USA TOUR |
THURSDAY MAY 29 - PIPELINE CAFE
805 POHUKAINA STREET HONOLULU OAHU HI
FRIDAY MAY 30 - CASANOVA'S
1188 MAKAWAO AVE. MAKAWAO MAUI HI
SATURDAY MAY 31 - LAHAINA CIVIC CENTER
1840 HONOAPIILANI HWY LAHAINA MANI HI
SUNDAY JUNE 1 - KILOHANA PLANTATION
3-2087 KAUMUALII HWY LIHUE KAUAI HI
THURSDAY JUNE 5 - MUSIC IN THE PARK - ST. JAMES PARK
DOWNTOWN SAN JOSE CA
FRIDAY JUNE 6 - CANYON CLUB
28912 ROADSIDE DRIVE AGOURA HILLS CA
SATURDAY JUNE 7 - TIA JUANA TILLY'S
AVENIDA REVOLUTION @ 7TH STREET TIJUANA MX
WEDNESDAY JUNE 11 - FLAMINGO CANTINA
515 E 6TH STREET AUSTIN TX
SATURDAY JUNE 14 - THE BETA BAR
809 RAILROAD AVE TALLAHASSEE FL
SUNDAY JUNE 15 - POUR HOUSE
1977 MAYBANK HWY CHARLESTON SC
TUESDAY JUNE 17 - THE JEWISH MOTHER
3108 PACIFIC AVE VIRGINIA BEACH VA
THURSDAY JUNE 19 - THE CRASH MANSION
199 BOWERY @ SPRING STREET NEW YORK NY
FRIDAY JUNE 20 - THE HIGHER GROUND
1214 WILLISTON ROAD S BURLINGTON VT
SATURDAY JUNE 21 - PEARL STREET
10 PEARL STREET NORTHAMPTON MA
SUNDAY JUNE 22 - TOAD'S PLACE
300 YORK STREET NEW HAVEN CT
MONDAY JUNE 23 - OUTERLAND
17 AIRPORT ROAD EDGARTOWN MA
WEDNESDAY JUNE 25 - OUTBACK LODGE
917-C PRESTON AVE CHARLOTTESVILLE VA
FRIDAY JUNE 27 - NIGHTFALL SERIES @ MILLER PLAZA
MLK BLVD & MARKET STREET CHATTANOOGA TN
SATURDAY JUNE 28 - VINYL @ CENTER STAGE
1374 W PEACHTREE STREET NW ATLANTA GA
SUNDAY JUNE 29 - THE GREY EAGLE
185 CLINGMAN ASHEVILLE NC
TUESDAY JULY 1 - THE SOAPBOX
255 N FRONT STREET WILMINGTON NC
THURSDAY JULY 3 - THE STATE THEATRE
220 N WASHINGTON STREET FALLS CHURCH VA
FRIDAY JULY 4 - THE OCEAN MIST
895 A MATUNUCK BEACH ROAD MATUNUCK RI
SATURDAY JULY 5 - HARPER'S FERRY
158 BRIGHTON ROAD ALLSTON MA
SUNDAY JULY 6 - REGGAE CARIFEST @ ARTHUR ASHE STADIUM
FLUSHING MEADOWS CORONA PARK NY
ADDITIONAL ACTS - Midnite, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Eek A Mouse, Matisyahu,
Joseph Israel, Causion, Meta & the Cornerstones, Uriel Hamilton, Kayla Bliss
TUESDAY JULY 8 - CASTAWAYS
413-415 TAUGHANNOCK BLVD ITHACA NY
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ON THIS DAY IN REGGAE - MAY 9, 2008|
||Ethiopia is formally annexed by Italy.
||Louie Culture (Lewin Brown) is born in Port Antonio, Portland, Jamaica. (some say b. May 5)
||Bob Marley moves to Miami and goes into hospital.
Bob passed away 2 days after...
Africa's newly elected parliament chose Nelson Mandela to be the
country's first black president. Mandela promised a South Africa for
"all its people, black and white."
Native American Prayer for Peace|
O Great Spirit of
my pipe to
To your messengers the
four winds, and
to Mother Earth who
Give us the wisdom to
teach our children
to love, to respect, and
to be kind to each
other so that they may
with peace in
Let us learn to share all
good things that
you provide for us on
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