Friday, August 1, 2008
Volume 5 Issue 30



















News Flash
New CD's in the Mix
Ital Statistics
In Jah's Name We Pray
About Us

REGGAE FESTIVAL GUIDE MAGAZINE NOW OFFERING DIGITAL EDITION
Brand new just for you:
Your Digital Edition of the 2008 issue of the
REGGAE FESTIVAL GUIDE MAGAZINE is loaded and live.

http://reggaefestivalguide.ecndigitaledition.com

So if you didn't get a copy of the 2008 magazine yet, or you left it at a festival, or your friend accidentally walked off with it, no problem mon, just click on the link and enjoy reading your digital copy. Each advertisement links through to the advertiser's website too!

The link is also on the homepage of www.reggaefestivalguide.com

Tell your friends!

THERE ARE STILL TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR REGGAE RISING MUSIC FESTIVAL HUMBOLDT COUNTY, CA
From the Editor:

Remember a couple of years ago when REGGAE RISING (formerly called Reggae on the River) tickets sold out in March of each year?

Yeah, that was a bummer. The Reggae Festival Guide office got swarmed with calls from sad people who hadn't got their tickets in time asking for our help.

Now, because of their new venue, (just next door to where they used to be, and still right on the river) there is more room, which means more tickets.

You are in luck: there are still some tickets available to this weekend's premier reggae festival.

So if you just found out that your mom will watch your dog, or your girlfriend gets the weekend off from work, or you thought you couldn't afford it because gas is so high but you are just itching for an irie weekend... no worries, there are still some tickets left.

Simply call 707-923-4599 or visit www.reggaerising.com
or purchase them at the gate on the day of the show.

I won't even mention the line-up here because you already know who will be there...everybody except you, unless you act fast.

I just found out I could go yesterday and am packing my car as we speak so that is why this newsletter is going out a day early.

See you on the river - and don't forget your sunblock, hat, comfy shoes and good vibes.

One Love,
Kaati
Reggae Festival Guide



WEST PALM BEACH GETS CARIBBEAN STATION
WDJA JAMMING 1420 AM is rocking Palm Beach County and surrounding areas with the sweet sounds of Caribbean music featuring some of South Florida’s top radio personalities.

Lovers of Caribbean music can “Wake Up and Live” with Sir Rockwell, every Monday to Saturday from 6am-11am.

“Music Lessons” returns with Rastaman, Luther Mack every Wednesday to Friday from 4pm to 6pm featuring, Lovers Wednesday; Reality Thursday and Party Friday featuring DJ Gregory.

Winsome “Lady C” graces the airwaves with Caribbean selections on Monday’s and Mello Reggae on Tuesday’s from 4pm-6pm.

“It’s Your Opinion” airs Monday to Thursday from 11am-1pm with Talk Show Host, Roy “Tenny” Miller.

WDJA JAMMING 1420 AM can also be heard via the internet at www.wdja.com <http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001pveeirEYiMTa-tS6OAbr22wD-1sTKdAXBgMUhG93ZeTph6lHPdng2hmxK1kdoxSDc_oUgUJ6kTUUM9yULovRnwv0TLkpAxVZ77KfLA9UaAE=>  or www.socajam.net.

With the growth of the Caribbean-American population in Palm Beach County the station has been widely accepted by the listeners.

CHEF MAYRA: BUCKWHEAT PANCAKES FOR THE VEGETARIAN & VEGAN IN YOU
1 cup buckwheat flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
2 eggs, beaten (or 1/2 cup egg substitute)
1 1/2 tablespoons honey (or 2 tablespoons raw brown sugar)
2 cups non- or 1% fat milk**** Also Rice Milk or Almond milk
1/4 cup Smart Balance Oil ☺ Love this stuff
1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the buckwheat flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, and salt (plus raw brown sugar if substituted for honey).
2. In another bowl, whisk eggs with the honey, milk and oil. ( or egg substitute, rice or almond milk)
3. Pour liquid ingredients into flour mixture all at once, stirring just until blended. Do not over mix; batter will still be slightly lumpy.
4. Heat a griddle or large skillet over medium heat until hot. “Grease” lightly with Smart Balance Oil.
5. Pour ~ 1/4 cup batter onto heated griddle for each pancake. Turn when edges become slightly dry and bubbles appear on surface of pancake.
6. Serve with fresh sliced fruit, maple syrup grade B the best taste, and Smart Balance Buttery Spread. Batter can be stored in airtight container in refrigerator for up to 3 days. Add a teaspoon or two of milk or rice or almond milk to batter and stir slightly.
Makes ~ 16 pancakes.

Per serving (2 pancakes) without toppings: 220 calories, 10 grams fat, 55 mg. cholesterol, 200 mg. sodium, 3 grams fiber.

Chef Note: Can substitute all-purpose flour for buckwheat and whole wheat flour if desired. Use table cable sugar instead of brown sugar for this variation.

Carib Chef Mayra
702 372 4709
www.mychefmayra.com



BERES HAMMOND IN WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK

RICHIE B - RICHIE B'S HOT MIX 102FM FOR AUGUST 1 - STRAIGHT FROM YARD!
TOP 20 DANCE HALL SINGLES
TW    LW    WC    TITLE/ARTISTE/LABEL

01      1    12    Gully Creepa-Elephant Man-Seanizzle (4wks@#1) NM
02      3    14    Chiney-K-Mavado-Big Ship U-1
03      6      7    Nuh Linga-Elephant Man-Board House U-3
04    10      6    Gimmi Likkle-Beenie Man-Born So Records U-6
05      2    15    Nah Go Nuh Weh-Vybz Kartel- Big Ship (2wks@#1) D-3
06      8    16    Stinking Rich-Serani-Daseca U-2
07      7    14    Dancers Anthem-RDX-Apt 19 (pp#5) NM
08      4    20    Wine Gal - Beenie Man - TJ Records (3wks@#1) D-4
09      9    11    Dem Nuh Want Nuh Gal - Assassin-Board House NM
10      5    18    On The Rock- Mavado-Baby G (2wks@#1) D-5
11      13    7     Hustle-Andrew & Wada Blood-Fire Links U-2
12    12      7    Study People-Serani-Fire Links NM
13     15     4     Winner - Konshens-Natural Bridge/Cash Flow U-2
14    16      4    Dem Yah & Dem Yah - Flippa Mafia - Board House U-2
15     11    18    Money Changer-Mavado-Juke Boxx (pp#5) D-4
16    17      3    More Money-Harry Toddler-Downsound Records U-1
17    14    11    Falling Down-Stacious-John John (pp#9) D-3
18    19      2    Inna Di Car Back-Mavado-Big Ship U-1
19    20      2    Shake That Body-PI feat. Elephant Man-Track Pusha Music U-1
20     -     New    Trailer Load of Money-Vybz Kartel- Chimney Records

TOP 20 REGGAE SINGLES

TW    LW    WC    TITLE/ARTISTE/LABEL


01      3       11    Different Page - I-Octane - Rated R/Arrows (1wk@#1) U-2
02      1      8    Di Plane Land-Richie Spice-No Doubt (2wks@#1) D-1
03      2    23    Love Fire-Tony Rebel-Taxi (pp#2) D-1
04      4    20    Mood For Love (Missing You)-Terry Linen-Uplifting Music International (3wks@#1) NM
05    10      6    Nothing To Smile Bout-Morgan Heritage-No Doubt U-5
06      7    10    Looking For Love-Patriot-Hill Side Entertainment U-1
07      6    14    I Am Not Afraid-Etana-No Doubt Record (pp#6) D-1
08      9    11    Bed Of Roses-Noddy Virtue and Jodi-Ann Pantry-Reflection U-1
09      5    22    Just As I Am - Lust-Born Music (4wks@#1) D-4
10      11    7     One of a Kind-Leroy Smart-WWS U-1
11      12    10    Clearly-Alibra-5 Star U-1
12     13      9      Ride or Die - Cecile - SOBE/Dangerzone U-1
13      8    14    No Time To Linger-Terry Linen-Joe Fraser (pp#8) D-5
14      17     4    Yuh Nuh Simple - Tony Anthony-B-CRISSAS U-3
15    15      4    Journey-Jah Cure-SOBE/Danger Zone NM
16    18      3    Guns Out-Nesbeth-No Doubt Records U-2
17    14      17    Pain-Capleton, Bobo Zaro and Contractor-Tad's Int'l/ Green Lion (pp#4) D-3
18     -    New    Rest Your Love on Me-George Nooks-Tad's Int'l
19    20      2    Keep It To Yourself-Queen Ifrica-Don Corleon U-1
20    19    23    Mercy Please - Black Judah feat. Warrior King -Teflon Blood (3wks@#1) D-1

TOP TEN ALBUMS/CD CHART

TW    LW    WC    TITLE/ARTISTE/LABEL


01       3       6    Reggae Gold-Various Artistes- VP Records (1wk@#1) U-2
02       1     10     Gideon Boot-Richie Spice- VP Records (2wks@#1) D-1
03       4       7     The Strong One-Etana-VP Records U-1
04       2      13    Ragga, Ragga, Ragga 2008-Various Artistes-Greensleeves D-2
05       6       5     The Ultimate Reggae/Dancehall X-perience - Various Artistes–Tads International U-1
06       5     14    Let's Get Physical-Elephant Man-Bad Boy/VP Records (3wks@#1) D-1
07        -    New    The Very Best of Sizzla-Sizzla-Greensleeves
08      10       2    Movement-Rootz Underground-Riverstone Music U-2
09       7     15    Fight With All Your Might-Anthony Cruz-Penthouse/VP Records D-2
10        -     New    Challenge-Tarrus Riley-VP Records/Cannon


_____________________NOTES_____________________________________

Numbers in bracket indicate the number of weeks at the No. 1 Spot.
Key:   U – Upward, D – Down, NM – Non-Mover
TW – This Week, LW – Last Week, WC Weeks on Chart, PP in bracket – Peak Position
Sources: Sound Systems, Record Shops, Night Clubs & Radio Play

ALL SOUND SYSTEMS, SELECTORS, RECORD SHOPS, NIGHT CLUBS & RADIO DJS WHO WISH TO ASSIST US AS WE COMPILE OUR WEEKLY CHARTS, PLEASE FURNISH US WITH ONLY CURRENT TELEPHONE NUMBERS.  CALL: 968-5817 NOW!!!


REGGAE DANCE PARTY #3 WITH RAS NEGUS IN BEACON, NY
Friday 8/22/08. ADULTS 7:30 PM -’til…... $10 at the door. 
 
KIDS’ Hour: 6:30-7:30 Kids free with adults. Dancing to live music.
 
Caribbean Food available all evening.
 
Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main Street, Beacon, NY12508
 
www.howlandculturalcenter.org 845-831-4988
 [email protected],   www.myspace.com/rasnegus
 
Reggae Dance Party is back by popular demand! Susanne Moss is proud to present this third party inna Jamaica stylee featuring Ras Negus on the mike backed by DJ Shanghi.
  
Jamaica born Ras Negus, who now resides in Beacon with his wife and two children,  brings from Jamaica his extensive experience as performance and recording artist. In the mid 80’s Ras Negus traveled all of Jamaica with Stereo One Sound, one of Jamaica’s leading Sound Systems playing the latest and greatest Reggae sounds. In Jamaica, a sound systems carries the dancehall party direct to the people – particularly to remote localities where few have access to the big city. Huge speakers are stacked beside the DJ’s table and everyone, young and old, comes to listen and dance the whole night through. Ras Negus sang at such events and developed a huge following.
 
In the mid 90’s, Ras Negus recorded his first solo track on a CD entitled “Break Down Barriers” at King Jammy’s well loved recording studio in Kingston. Moving back and forth between Beacon and Kingston afforded Ras Negus the opportunity to record at Junior Reid’s One Blood Studio in Kingston Jamaica as well as Dereck Barrnet’s studio in NY. He has recorded 3 CD’s in all and is working on his 4th. Ras Negus has performed at the Chance in Poughkeepsie and in Woodstock with his backing band, Vital Dub. His music is aired internationally in Europe and Canada. He has produced a music video, “Lovin’ Feelin.’
 
Ras Negus is a Rastaman hailing from the Bobo Ashanti group inspired by their prophet Holy Emmanuel I. Most reggae music is both spiritually and lyrically rooted in the Rastafarian belief system. Ras Negus pays special homage towards Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia, Empress Menon (Haile Selassie’s Queen) and Marcus Garvey I (founder of The Black Star Liner and “Back to Africa” movement). Ras Negus aspires to “Take you to a higher level of consciousness through righteousness.”
 
We are delighted to bring this authentic Style of Reggae performance to Beacon. DJ Shanghi of Isis International Sounds, a born and bred Hudson Valley resident, has been spinning at many local parties and events. At our dance party, he will play new and favorite Reggae tunes and make timely announcements over the mike. He will back Ras Negus’ performance by playing recorded rhythm tracks over which Ras Negus will sing original and popular songs. This is consistent with a traditional Jamaican style of Reggae music where an artist overdubs his musical message onto any one of a vast number of popular recorded rhythms.
 
In addition we will be screening three documentary videos; Ras Cuba: Interviews with Cuban Rastafarians by Susanne Moss, Discovering Rastafari! as seen at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in DC and Ras Negus’ music video Lovin’ Feelin”. Yvone’s delicious Jamaican/Ital food and drink will be available.
 
Susanne Moss - [email protected]
http://www.selahphoto.com

RENEGADE PRODUCTIONS REGGAE CONCERT CALENDAR FOR NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
www.Renegadeshows.com - 530-583-2801
Mark your Calendars!

REGGAE MEETS BLUEGRASS
Sat, August 2 - THE ITALS ALSO MONTANA SLIM
Truckee River Park Amphitheater, Truckee, CA

Sat, August 16
The English Beat - Ska from the UK
Truckee River Park Amphitheater, Truckee, CA

Fri, August 29 - TOSH MEETS MARLEY - roots reggae
Truckee River Park Amphitheater, Truckee, CA

Fri, September 26
- John Brown's Body w/ Guerrilla Dub Squad
Tahoe Biltmore, Crystal Bay, NV


CHERINE ANDERSON AND SLY & ROBBIE "GIVE IT TO" MADONNA
Legendary producers Sly & Robbie have churned out another "blazin" tune. This time the artist requesting the track was none other than arguably the world's largest pop icon, Madonna. Madonna was a fan of Sly & Robbie and Cherine Anderson's amazing remix of the Britney Spears' song "Piece of Me", and wanted the magic of the trio on her new single, "Give It 2 Me" (the second single off her new album Hard Candy).

The hands-on Madonna was so impressed by the work of the Riddim Twins and Cherine that she chose several of their mixes to be released. Now available via iTunes are two mixes, "Sly & Robbie Ragga Mix" and "Sly & Robbie Bongo Mix".

Cherine was truly thrilled to have the opportunity to work on a project with the queen of re-invention. "I grew up listening to Madonna and in college her songs were huge on the dance floor. It's always great fun working with Sly & Robbie. It's a huge honor to be featured on this remix."

Source: Zlink Entertainment


Crucial : : Shadow Stampede
Crucial's debut album, Shadow Stampede, encompasses a full range of musical genres while being rooted in the core of Reggae.  With the band's influences ranging from all over the musical spectrum this album is destined to be an essential, one of a kind, addition to any music collection.  With intense dance grooves, like the explosive intro track, Speak The Truth, that contain intense synthesizer leads as well as mesmerizing sweeping guitar hooks, to the epic title track Shadow Stampede, in which the band creates a thick, dark, and dreamy musical landscape, this album takes on many strong musical personalities.  As Crucial continues to evolve musically, this album captures a great period during this band's first four years together.

click here to listen



Congo Natty Dread : : The Time Is Right
Congo Natty Dread, as one listener rightly described it: "is a tough, tough
tune". It  moves you. It hooks you right from the first note. Very deep in
feeling, emotion and meditation. It is a testament of the trials and tribulations righteousness has had  to endure to overcome evil in high and low places. Moreover, it illuminates the stumbling blocks that socio-political Reggae and it's ambassadors has had to overcome, and still has to overcome, in these times when fiction is being mascaraded as reality, and lies parading as truth.
Liberty, Equality, Justice for All and loving humanity, are some of the sentiments and ideals expressed and envisioned in Congo Natty Dread.
Congo Natty Dread:
Dem could burst my head, I will never get Mad
Dem could dig out my eyes, is the farther I'll see
If they cut my hands, I'll be holding on stronger
If they castrate me, I will still spread the seeds
These lyrics reinforces the commitment to stay on the righteous path, no
matter what the cost, and to continue the works of the pioneers/freedom
fighters, in saying no to war, hunger, greed, racism, environmental
degradation, religion and all the other socially constructed plagues that
are on the verge of destroying our planet.
One People, One World.
Lazo

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

http://www.jukeboxalive.com/audio_play_offsite.php?mid=1842877&skin=1359100



"JAH BEAUTY" : : "My Sexy...is Jah Beauty"
I'M "JAH BEAUTY" BIJAN . I am a New artist/vocalist, who has an extensive background singing in a Gospel Choir Most Of My younger Life, since childhood. I've directed over 400 youth choir voices , for much of my adolescent and young adult life.

Writing/directing Eventually, Has led me to naturally be instinctive in singing multi-part harmony in all of my own music. I Bought a Studio and had no idea what to do...but i figured it out soon enough to be hooked.

Over The Last Year, Ive Taught Myself How to Produce And Record music through trial and much error.. While I'm Still Learning.. Ive Managed to Do My own Cd from start to finish, and now I'm producing the videos to go with each song.

(Video Production/modeling Is my job, and my business is ("keep it sexy
Productions"). I'm coming from 11 yrs in the Modeling world, bringing
Positive Vibes, Beauty & Love! I'm Blessed with Spirituality, creativity,
college Educated and gifted with a unique style. I Empower woman to keep their beauty as a part of their spirituality...to shine inside and out.

My Cd, ("My Sexy...is Jah Beauty" ), is expected to be released June 2008.

I'm Sharing My 1st song i recorded called; 'Rasta Heart' , and Introducing
"My Sexy Spirituality"

Thanks For Your Love And Support.

Jah Bless,
"Jah Beauty" aka Bijan
www.myspace.com/jahbeauty

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN





ON THIS DAY IN REGGAE
August 1
----: Producer Edley is born.
1834: Slavery declared unlawful in British Empire.
1838: Jamaican slavery emancipated (Emancipation Day in Jamaica)
Emancipation Day had ceased to be a holiday in Jamaica when the country gained independence, but it was re-established 1997 after it was enacted by law.
1914: Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) is launched by Marcus Garvey.
1960: Benin (Dahomey) gains independence from France.
1990: UB40 is deported from the Seychelles after police discover marijuana in their hotel room. They choose deportation over the other option, a mandatory three-year jail term.
The band will later claim that the drug bust is a set-up.
1992: UB40 makes a rare hometown appearance at Birmingham's Cofton Park.

Prayer To Jah

Dear JAH, as I call on you today I realise that I often come asking for favours.
Today I'd like just to be in your presence.
Let my heart respond to Your Love.



New Orleans Unity Jam
Friday - Saturday, August 1 - 2, 2008
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
763-355-7177

CLICK ON NAME OF FESTIVAL TO REACH THEIR WEBSITE
Reggae Sun Ska Festival
Friday - Saturday, August 1 - 2, 2008
Cissac, Médoc, France
00 33 (0)5 73 91 14
Reggae Geel
Friday - Saturday, August 1 - 2, 2008
Geel, Belgium

Lagos International Reggae Festival
Friday - Saturday, August 1 - 2, 2008
Lagos, Nigeria
234-803-3040192
Reggae Rising Festival
Friday - Sunday, August 1 - 3, 2008
Humboldt County, California, U.S.
707-923-4599

New Orleans Unity Jam Int'l Reggae Festival
Friday - Sunday, August 1 - 3, 2008
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
504-220-7372
Harrisburg Sunsplash Reggae Festival

Saturday, August 2, 2008
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Almighty Dread & Rootsamala
Saturday, August 2, 2008
Estepona Beach Reggae Festival
Malaga, Spain

Reggae Night VII
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Hollywood, California, U.S.
323-850-2000
Gathering of the Peacemakers
Monday - Sunday, August 4 - 10, 2008
Banner Elk, North Carolina, U.S.
828-295-4610
Domacran International Festival
Thursday - Friday, August 7 - 8, 2008
AM Rhein, Mainz, Germany
4917628211916
Uppsala Reggae Festival
Thursday - Saturday August 7 - 9
Uppsala, Smedsgränd, Sweden
+46 (18) 8434417
Great Woods Music Festival
Thursday - Sunday, August 7 - 10
Beausejour MB, Canada
204-268-2814
INFO BELIEVED TO BE CORRECT
BUT NOT GUARANTEED.
CALL BEFORE YOU GO.

The Reggae Festival E-Guide (weekly E-zine) is an informational and educational resource for those who live, love and enjoy Reggae and its vibrant culture. The E-Guide encompasses the music, lifestyle, energy and spirituality that define this unique and diverse international community.

You can expect CD releases, industry news, band tours, inspirational pieces, health articles, Ital and Jamaican recipes, reggae trivia and, of course, upcoming Reggae festivals.

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