Friday, July 3, 2009
Volume 7 Issue 27



News Flash
New CD's in the Mix
On Tour
Ital Statistics
In Jah's Name We Pray
Reggae Festivals
Roots Reggae Airplay Charts
About Us

REGGAE TRIBUTES TO MICHAEL JACKSON ON YOUTUBE
art from: www.helenakadlcikova.com//africa_in_me.jpg
On June 25, 2009, Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, passed away suddenly.  I was already saddened by the earlier news of Farrah Fawcett's death, and Michael Jackson's death was just a complete shock.  Although I am obviously a reggae music lover, MJ's music had an impact on my life and love for music in much the same way that he affected millions of people around the world.  I first saw the Thriller video at the age of five, on a trip to New York.  My older cousin showed me the video and he was my best friend for life because of that!  I was attempting to pass on that same thrill to my sons only a few weeks before, when I showed them the Thriller video from the 25th anniversary CD/DVD release.  We also watched the Motown performance of Billie Jean in which he performed the moonwalk live for the first time and they've been moonwalking all over the house ever since.

Tragically, like many figures in pop culture, he was not without his scandals.  Money problems, lawsuits, child molestation allegations, mysterious illnesses, plastic surgeries gone awry - MJ just couldn't seem to outrun his shadows no matter how hard he tried.  In the weeks leading up to his untimely death, he was planning a comeback "This is It" tour, and had already sold out fifty shows in London alone, testament to his staying power despite his trials.  Regardless of the ever-present controversies, Michael Jackson was loved arond the globe.  The one positive note that seems to come from his death is that finally, for once, he is being remembered for his music and not for his problems.

So today, I'm posting a reggae music tribute to Michael Jackson.  One of the more interesting sides of reggae music is the tendency of its artists to cover songs from other genres. Everything from the Beatles to Patti Labelle, reggae music has covered it.  So, here are a few videos of various reggae artists covering some of Michael Jackson's hits.  Enjoy.

Taurus Riley - Human Nature


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MS1kzwT4x4&feature=PlayList&p=8C3E69CA88A252D1&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=6

Shinehead - Billy Jean

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHXiXtM_8gc

Yellowman and Peter Metro - The Girl Is Mine
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dk8C9_xuhj8

Alana Tutwiler is a freelance writer for Suite 101 and Edubook. She enjoys reggae, calypso, soca and all things Caribbean and is a self-described "natty dread girl".

REGGAE GUIDE FOR iPHONE - FREE APPLICATION AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD NOW!!!
Our reggae community has a brand-new reggae application for iPhone called REGGAE GUIDE

This FREE application
is available on iTunes to download right now just click here http://www.itunes.com/apps/ReggaeGuide or find the link on our home page at http://reggaefestivalguide.com/

WHAT IS ON THE APP FOR YOU TO ENJOY?
  •  Reggae Festivals worldwide, with daily updates
  •  Jukebox with dozens of new releases
  •  Reggae news, event and festival press releases, band tours,   industry
  •  updates and trends, scuttlebutt, more!
  •  Everything REGGAE in the palm of your hand!
The format is easy-to-read, entertaining, and informative.

HEY, IF YOU LOVE REGGAE AS MUCH AS WE DO, WE CALL YOU TO ACTION WITH 5 EASY STEPS

1. Download the application right NOW
(Apple/ iTunes is paying attention and this will help our ranking that helps the festivals and the artists performing at them)

2. Write a review! If you REALLY love reggae, go to iTunes and write a review of our app, and then Apple will give us lots of love. Plus your voice needs to be heard. Click Here to Write a Review.  It's easy.

3. AND if you really, really love reggae PLEASE FORWARD this to 10 of your best music Sistren and Bredren within the next 24 hours

4. Grab this link http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=320419808& amp;mt=8 and put it on your Facebook and MySpace pages and post it to your Twitter account.

5. Last but not least...give US your feedback!

Please let us know what you think of REGGAE GUIDE for iPhone application and what we can do to make it even better.

Email us at [email protected] or by call us at 775-337-8344

We will pay close attention to your thoughts and critiques and are already working on Version 2 to bring you even more functionality

REGGAE MOVING INTO THE FUTURE WITH YOU!

Give thanks to UpriseMozaik for helping us to create and develop the world's very first reggae iPhone application!

Contact them about getting AN iPHONE APP FOR YOUR BUSINESS by clicking here

For more information, contact Anthony or Kaati at
[email protected] or call 775-337-8344

One Love,

Postmon Productions and RBA Publishing Inc; Publishers of the annual REGGAE FESTIVAL GUIDE magazine, now celebrating its 15th anniversary issue.

ZIGGY MARLEY SHARES FAMILY TIME
SCROLL DOWN AND LISTEN TO SONG IN OUR 'New CD's In The Mix' SECTION!

Tuff Gong Worldwide released Ziggy Marley's third solo album, Family Time, on May 5. Marley produced the album with legendary producer Don Was. The album features a variety of family and friends including Rita Marley, Cedella Marley, Judah Marley (his daughter), Paul Simon, Jack Johnson, Willie Nelson, Toots Hibberts, Elizabeth Mitchell, Laurie Berkner, Paula Fuga and two stories narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis.

"Growing up music was an important part of my childhood," Marley says. "I see it being just as important in my children and all children's growth and development. Music helps children to grow with open minds and open hearts and this is my message. This record represents my daily family life and is inspired by my three-year-old daughter Judah and baby Gideon. It was a joy to make and opened up new avenues in my creativity. Family Time is for all families and especially the world family."

Ziggy has contributed to a variety of children's programming including Nick Jr.'s "Dora the Explorer," the PBS children's show "Arthur," and Shark Tale, in which he delved into acting, playing the character of Bernie the Jamaican jellyfish as well as re-recording his father's "Three Little Birds" with Sean Paul and his brother Stephen Marley for the soundtrack. In addition to his skills as a singer, songwriter and producer, Marley founded U.R.G.E. (Unlimited Resources Giving Enlightenment), a non-profit organization that benefits a wide range of charitable children's causes in Jamaica, and other developing nations. More recently he has lent his support to the Fashion Against Aids, Little Kids Rock and Youth AIDS campaign. Proceeds from the sale of this album will benefit Chepstowe Basic School in Port Antonio, JA.

The Tuff Gong label, was founded in 1965 by Bob Marley, with the vision of producing, distributing and promoting his music free from the constraints of corporate label politics. In a time decades before artist-owned record labels were commonplace, the legendary Bob Marley's vision was characteristically well ahead of its time. Now, nearly a half-century later, his dream is being realized.


http://www.ziggymarley.com

DIGITAL EDITION OF THE 2009 REGGAE FESTIVAL GUIDE MAGAZINE FOR YOU TO READ AND ENJOY!
http://reggaefestivalguide.ecndigitaledition.com

Attention Reggae Music lovers;

Our magazine is now also Digital!
 
Regardless of whether you are in Timbuktu or Los Angeles, you can now read the ENTIRE magazine ONLINE by simply clicking through page by page, or go directly to the page number you wish using the Table of Contents as your guide. You can even click through to advertiser’s website or search for a specific festival. Email a page or the whole magazine to a friend on the other part of the earth with a simple click. Or you can print out your favorite article as a keepsake.

Lots of fun bells and whistles make this Digital magazine a welcome addition to the media products of RBA Publishing.This helps us distribute more copies of the magazine without using natural resources.
 
Viewers can find the link on our homepage at reggaefestivalguide.com or click here: http://reggaefestivalguide.ecndigitaledition.com

Click, read, enjoy and have an irie summer.
 
Kaati & Crew
REGGAE FESTIVAL GUIDE

PEOPLE PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS!
2 SPECIAL HUMBOLDT COUNTY EVENTS
July 8th - Snoop Dogg & Stephen Marley
July 30th - Nas & Damian Marley
REDWOOD ACRES FAIRGROUNDS - Eureka,CA
more information and to purchase tickets go to
http://www.peopleproductions.net
Snoop VIP On Sale Now!

DON'T MISS THE OFFICIAL SNOOP DOGG AFTERPARTY!
+ OFFICIAL SNOOP AFTER PARTY - July 8th - 11PM - Nocturnum Night Club - Eureka, Ca with DJ PAUL / DJ IVIER / SELECTA PRIME / KING SEST & more! 21+  $10 cover  or FREE WITH VIP UPGRADE
Must purchase a ticket to the concert to buy an After Party Upgrade.
VIP Cost is $30.00 Includes: Free admission to the Official After Party, VIP wristband Access to VIP viewing stands at the concert + Commemorative Laminate passed out at THE VIP AFTER PARTY
for more info CALL THE PEOPLE  707.923.4599

CHEF MAYRA’S CALL FOR FEEDBACK
Every week in this newsletter and on my own site I bring you new information on everything vegan-sexy, earth-friendly, green-living, delicious, beautifying and festive. I am adding new content to my website all the time and I would love feedback from those of you who read my weekly articles, try my recipes or just care about healthy foods and a vegan lifestyle!

Please send me your comments, opinions and suggestions to this e-mail address:  [email protected]


'Til next week……. Stay Green, Lean And Sexy…With an “Animal Free” lifestyle

Call Me! 702-372-4709 " Healthy Food has Flavor"
[email protected]

JAMROCK REGGAE FEST JULY 18TH IN N.Y.!
FOR MORE INFO VISIT:
 HTTP://WWW.REGGAEFEST.COM

THE 15TH ANNUAL PEOPLES' FESTIVAL
The 15th Annual Peoples' Festival was founded by long time friends of Bob Marley, Ibis and Genny Pitts who live with Bob and his family during his time in Wilmington in the late 60’s and early 70’. This year on July 25th we are proud to present for the first time in Delaware: the Electrifying performance of Bob's Original Wailers Band jamming to their greatest hits! also performing; The Welfare Poets, The Bull Buckers, Steel Drumming, The Universal African Drum and Dance Ensemble, Urban Shamans, an uplifting U.S. performance by Ras IQulah, and much more!  2 Stages with live Reggae and World Beat music all day long!

There's also an International Food Court, Arts and Crafts, Beer Garden, Bamboo Rainhut, Children's Village...and our Healing Village with holistic practitioners Queen Afua, Angie Walker and a host of wellness practitioners!

Bring your drums, instruments and your friends and join a circle at noontime!  
Don't miss this day of fun in the sun! Saturday July 25th From noon to 10 p.m. at The Tubman-Garrett Riverfron Park in Wilmington, Delaware. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate!
For Vending and more info:  www.peoplesfestival.com/ 856-451-8663

LUCKY DUBE CELEBRATION TOUR
Lucky Dube is always near and always a positive vibe....
The original Band is taking to the road and is now accepting show offers.
 
Mark Miller and David Jacobs present:
The Tour, the Life, the Love, the Memory......
The Lucky Dube Celebration Tour
"LoVE, FAiTH, and DEsTinY"
CHANGING THE WORLD...
starring
The entire LUCKY DUBE BAND
with special guest THUTHUKANI CELE...

 
'I had a dream last night
The one that would stay with me for a long time
Who wanted to stay with me for as long as I lived
We were living in a world, there was no pain.
We were living in a world, there was no hunger.
 
Everyone was at peace with one another....
There is always something better

 
Love is deeper than blood
You all have a chance to be anyone you want'...
                                                                           
                                                Lucky Dube

 
www.luckydubecelebrationtour.com
 
www.reverbnation.com/luckydubesoriginalband
 
EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCE CONTACT:

The Lucky Dube Celebration Tour Co.
Messrs. Mark Miller /David Jacobs
Office Email: [email protected]
France Tel: +33 6 42 50 87 93
 
Contacting our partners:
Germany: Revelation Concerts
Mr. Chris Tewes
Tel: +49 2381 51520 email: [email protected]
 
representing: the Legendary FULLY FULLWOOD
"TOSH MEETS MARLEY" Tour
DON CARLOS & Dub Vision
BRINSLEY FORDE from ASWAD
The PETER TOSH CELEBRATION TOUR
FAUZI BEYDOUN and TRIBO DE JAH
The RED ELVISES from Mother Russia!
"TOURNEE HOMMAGE REGGAE a GAINSBOURG
and the loving memory of LUCKY DUBE.

ROOTZ UNDERGROUND JULY 30TH IN SANTA CRUZ, CA
ROOTZ  UNDERGROUND
Thursday, July 30
Moe’s Alley -  1535 Commercial Way Santa Cruz CA 95060
Doors 9pm
$12 advance, $15 door
21+


Good Vibez & Moe’s Alley welcome the hottest reggae band outta Jamaica today… ROOTZ UNDERGROUND to Moe’s Alley July 30.
ROOTZ UNDERGROUND BIO:   http://www.rootzunderground.com
The revolution that is Rootz Underground began in 2000 when the band members, whose lives had crossed paths sometime or another from childhood, linked their individual musical talents in search of forming one solid unit. The Rootz Underground revolution emerged on the scene in a blaze of high-energy performances and conscious lyrics.   

Individually, each had embarked on a road of truth, seeking musical and spiritual harmony, and when their paths inevitably forged to form Rootz, they got together to offer up a striking and refreshing mix of conscious lyrics, and a harmonic alternative reggae sound that marries their intellectual, spiritual and creative energies.  This marriage has birthed music that is inspiring, energizing and real, progressive, unique, and with edge their reggae has a modern hip hop feel infused with slivers of jazz, rock and revolutionary dub.  Collectively their union affirms an aim of bringing a JAH-inspired message to the masses. It pulses with message, from social to love revolution, from the poignant ‘Rain’ to the guttural and revolutionary ‘How much Longer’, and the witty ‘In the Jungle’.

Though Rootz Underground has only just begun digging their 'rootz' in the industry, the band's old soul has already effortlessly enlisted a core of followers - some who already saw the world through like eyes and are glad to hear such sounds of social commentary and life/love lessons on stage; others, simply just converts. Whatever it may be, Rootz Underground is one of few of Jamaica's younger bands whose shows are almost always filled to capacity, whose fans will even cross the island to take in the positive vibrations.

Many more firsts smile at Rootz Underground from the horizon as their talent shines through and is increasingly recognized in the music business in Jamaica and throughout the world. And the revolution continues………

Advance tickets available at Moe’s Alley & online at http://www.moesalley.com
For press inquires, contact Amy Shapas of So You Can at: 831-479-0711 or [email protected]


RENEGADE PRODUCTIONS SUMMER LIVE MUSIC CONCERT CALENDAR NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
WWW.RENEGADESHOWS.COM

Thu, July 9 - THE ITALS – Jamaican roots reggae harmony trio
featuring Keith Porter, Ronnie Davis, and David Isaacs - also Zion Roots
River Ranch Lodge, Tahoe City, CA
9:00 pm  - $15 adv - 21 & over

Sat, July 18 - TRUCKEE REGGAE FESTIVAL 2009
w/ PREZIDENT BROWN & CHICAGO AFROBEAT PROJECT
also  Lord T and Eloise
Truckee River Park Amphitheater, Truckee, CA
6 pm  - $20 adv - All Ages

Sat, August 1 - TRUCKEE REGGAE IN THE PARK featuring Tosh Meets Marley
Opening band: Truckee Tribe
Truckee River Park Amphitheater, Truckee, CA
7pm - $20.00 adv - All Ages

Wed, August 5 - THE ORIGINAL WAILERS – singing Bob Marley classics
MontBleu Resort, Stateline, NV
9 pm  - $22 adv -  21 +    

Fri, August 21 - THE ENGLISH BEAT - U.K. Ska - Opening: Keyser Soze
MontBleu Resort, Stateline, NV
9 pm  - $22

Sat, August 22 - THE ENGLISH BEAT - U.K. Ska
Opening: Keyser Soze
Truckee River Park Amphitheater, Truckee, CA
7 pm  - $20. adv - All Ages

Sun, September 6 - ISRAEL VIBRATION
Bar 24 in Bills Casino, Stateline, NV
10 pm  - $20 advance - 21 &

UPPSALA REGGAE FEST AND POSITIVITY PROJECT:SPREAD THE LOVE! 8/6/09
Uppsala Reggae Festival is northern Europe’s biggest reggae festival and has been held annually since 2001. Every year the festival presents some of the world’s leading reggae artists and legends – Swedish as well as foreign. The festival attracts around 20 000 visitors over three days and is situated along the side of the Fyris river on the outskirts of central Uppsala. The festival’s mission is to make reggae music more accessible to more people and to provide a meeting place for people who want to experience love and togetherness – Oneness. The whole operation is founded on a deep understanding of reggae music and reggae culture.

The Uppsala Reggae Festival challenges reggae festivals and media of the world to accept the "Life is Great challenge" – a positivity-project that is making people express the greatness in life. Life is great! In these times of global economic recession, hope and joy is needed. Yared Tekeste, the founder of Uppsala Reggae Festival in Sweden, thinks this world needs more reggae spirit: “There are so many wonderful things in the world, but we need to help each other understand and appreciate them. Therefore Uppsala Reggae Festival encourages all reggae media and festivals to challenge their audience to share the joy and optimism in a creative and generous manner”.
 
As an example Yared mentions the positivity-project, Life is Great. Through a blog people are contributing with art, photos, poetry, video, music and share their ideas on Life is Great http://www.lifeisgreat09.blogspot.com. The best material will then be published in magazines and exposed at Uppsala Reggae Festival 2009, which has Life is Great as a festival theme this year.  
 
 ”The Life is Great concept, including the logo, may be used by all reggae lovers who accepts the challenge”, says Yared Tekeste. 
 


Uppsala Reggae Festival, august 6-8, 2009 .

 
 “Reggae is advancing in Scandinavia and that is not only due to the music, but also because of the culture and lifestyle. People are looking for new ways to meet, and now more than ever the world needs us to spread the positivity”, says Yared Tekeste.
 
  •  International artists 2009: Alpha Blondy (CIV), Busy Signal (JAM), Third World (JAM), Ky-Mani Marley (JAM), Don Carlos (JAM), Etana (JAM), Junior Kelly (JAM), Lutan Fyah (JAM), The Heptones (JAM), Collie Buddz & The New Kingston Band (BER/JAM), David Rodigan (UK), King Jammy’s Super Power (JAM), T.O.K (JAM), Rootz Underground (JAM), Ziggi & The Renaissance Band (NL), Komposti Sound (FIN), Inna Yard All Stars feat Cedric  ”Congo ” Myton¬ – Linval Thompson – Earl” Chinna” Smith – Kiddus I – The Viceroys – Deraja – Matthew McNuff (JAM). 
  •  Swedish artists 2009: Svenska Akademien, Jaqee, Kultiration, Syster Sol, Governor Andy, Hoffmaestro Chraa, Nazarenes, Meditative Sound, Safari Sound, Junior Natural, Roots Circus, Rootvälta.

For more information:

Yared Tekeste, [email protected],
+46 76 064 59 27, +46 18 477 67 66
http://www.uppsalareggaefestival.se 
http://www.uppsalareggaefestival.se/press/presspicture.php
http://www.lifeisgreat09.blogspot.com

source:  Cision http://www.cisionwire.com
AUGUST 14TH AT THE MATEEL COMMUNITY CENTER IN GARBERVILLE, CA: JAH MASON, CHEZIDEK AND EL HADJI
For More Information:
510-387-9584 WWW.MYSPACE.COM/ELHADJI3

UK'S ANNIVERSARY OF BOB MARLEY'S ONE LOVE CONCERT--AUGUST 21-23RD
HTTP://WWW.ONELOVEFESTIVAL.CO.UK


CHOPPA CHOP : : JAMAICA’S WORLD FINEST (soon to be released)
Song Title:  BABYLON SYSTEMS         
Producer: DULLORD “signature” THOMPSON
Label:SIGNATURE RECORDS      2009      
www.signaturemusicgroupinc.com
www.myspace.com/signaturemusicgroup  
www.myspace.com/choppachopmusic

CARLOS JONES AND THE P.L.U.S. BAND : : Leave A Trail
Song: Step Forward
Release date: Physical 06/15/2009. Digital 08/18/2009
Site where it can be purchased: Physical @ www.littlefishrecords.com 
Digital @ www.itunes.com



ZIGGY MARLEY : : Family Time
Check out Newsflash above for full write-up on Family Time Album!

Ziggy Marley New Album:  Family Time
Song:  Take Me To Jamaica, featuring Toots Hibbert
Released:  May 5, 2009
Check Out:  www.ziggymarley.com


CULTURE FEATURING KENYATTA HILL, BERES HAMMOND, GROUNDATION, THE ABYSSINIANS, THE ITALS, GIANT PANDA GUERILLA DUB SQUAD


Culture Featuring Kenyatta Hill

Please see Beres Hammond Tour dates
Beres Hammond, A Moment in Time Tour
**With Culture as support act for all dates



BERES HAMMOND, CULTURE FEAT. KENYATTA HILL TOUR DATES:


          Date              Venue/Event                               Location
  • 7/4/09         The Ritz Theatre                                Tampa, FL             
  • 7/5/09         The Hard Rock Café                           Orlando, FL     
  • 7/7/09         Lincoln Theatre                                  Raleigh, NC             
  • 7/8/09         The Norva                                         Norfolk, VA
  • 7/10/09       Dreamz Club                                     Atlanta, GA            
  • 7/11/09       Neighborhood Theatre                       Charlotte, NC         
  • 7/12/09       Wolftrap                                           Vienna, VA            
  • 7/14/09       The National                                     Richmond, VA                  
  • 7/15/09       Brooklyn Academy of Music                Brooklyn, NY
  • 7/16/09       Lido                                                 Boston, MA                     
  • 7/17/09       Brooklyn Academy of Music                Brooklyn, NY              
  • 7/18/09       Westchester County Center                Weschester, NY               
  • 7/19/09       Ocean State Reggae Festival          Charlestown, RI                        
  • 7/30/09       Rams Head Live                               Baltimore, MD            
  • 7/31/09       The Electric Factory                          Philadelphia, PA
  • 8/1/09         Downtown Hartford                            Hartford, CT                 
  • 8/2/09         Ritz Theater                                      Elizabeth, NJ           
  • 8/5/09         Alrosa                                           Columbus, OH            
  • 8/6/09         Majestic Theater                                Detroit, MI       
  • 8/8/09         6th Annual Caribbean Festival                                                       
  • 8/9/09         Club Elements                                  Cincinnati, OH
  • 8/10/09       Club Viva                                         St. Louis, MO            
  • 8/12/09       First Avenue                                    Minneapolis, MN         
  • 8/15/09       Calgary International Reggae Fest     Calgary, Alberta, Canada         
  • 8/17/09       Commodore Ballroom                       Vancouver, Canada    
  • 8/18/09       Studio Seven                                   Seattle, WA               
  • 8/21/09       Regency Ballroom                            San Francisco, CA                 
  • 8/22/09       Wave House                                    San Diego, CA         
  • 8/23/09       Sports Arena 4                                Los Angeles, CA
  • 8/25/09       Santa Fe Brewing Co.                           Santa Fe, NM             
  • 8/26/09       The Oriental Theater                               Denver, CO
  • 8/28/09       House of Blues                                 New Orleans, LA       
  • 8/29/09       Royal Palace                                           Houston, TX    
  • 8/30/09       House of Blues                                           Dallas, TX    

Groundation Tour Dates:
             Date                Venue/Event                                 Location
  • 8/7/09              Vibes Alive Concert  King Cat Theater  Seattle, WA        
  • 8/9/09              NWWRF at Bob Russell’s Ranch           Marcola, OR
  • 8/29/09            Outside Lands Festival                        San Francisco, CA
  • 9/2/09              Flamingo Cantina                               Austin, TX
  • 9/4/09              One Eyed Jacks                                  New Orleans, LA
  • 9/5/09              Lafayette Reggae and Cultural Fest      Carencro, LA
  • 9/8/09              The Plaza Theatre                               Orlando, FL
  • 9/9/09              Pulp Live                                            Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • 9/10/09            Jackrabbits                                         Jacksonville, FL
  • 9/11/09            Pour House                                         Charleston, SC
  • 9/13/09            The Grey Eagle                                   Asheville, NC
  • 9/16/09            Jewish Mother                                     Virginia Beach, VA
  • 9/17/09            State Theater                                      Falls Church, VA
  • 9/18/09            BB Kings Blues Club                             New York, NY
  • 9/19/09            Harper’s Ferry                                     Allston, MA
  • 9/20/09            Higher Ground                                     S Burlington, VT
  • 9/28/09            The Cabooze                                       Minneapolis, MN
  • 10/1/09            Boulder Theater                                   Boulder, CO
  • 10/2/09            Aggie Theater                                      Fort Collins, CO
  • 10/3/09            Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom            Denver, CO
  • 10/4/09            KTAO Solar Center                               Taos, NM
  • 10/6/09            The Green Room                                  Flagstaff, AZ
  • 10/7/09            Brixton                                                Redondo Beach, CA
  • 10/8/09            Belly Up Tavern                                    Solana Beach, CA
  • 10/9/09            Key Club                                             West Hollywood, CA
  • 10/10/09          Downtown Brewing Company                San Luis Obispo, CA

THE ABYSSINIANS TOUR DATES:

  • Fri. July 3rd – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
  • Sat. July 4th – Upperlake Lucerne Rd. – House party
  • Sun. July 5th – Santa Rosa, CA – The Casbar
  • Mon. July 6th –
  • Tues. July 7th – Bend, OR – The Domino Room
  • Wed July 8th – Portland, OR – The Roseland Theatre
  • Thurs. July 9th – Seattle, WA – Columbia City Theatre
  • Fri. July 10th – Vancouver, BC – Richard’s on Richard’s
  • Sat. July 11th – Vancouver Island, BC, Canada – Courtanay, BC
  • Sun. July 12th – Nelson, BC, Canada – The Spirit Bar
  • Mon July 13th – Missoula, MT – The Top Hat
  • Tues. July 14th – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
  • Wed. July 15th –
  • Thurs. July 16th – Eugene, OR – The Wow Hall
  • Fri. July 17th – Nevada City, CA – Coopers
  • Sat. July 18th – Benbow, CA – Reggae on the River

Itals Tour Dates:

  • 7/4/2009     Saint Rocke   Hermosa Beach   
  • 7/7/2009     Moe's Alley   Santa Cruz   
  • 7/9/2009     River Ranch   Truckee CA   
  • 7/10/2009   Octopus Lounge   Pacifica CA   
  • 7/11/2009   Private party   Lodi, CA   
  • 7/12/2009   CASPER Inn   Caspar CA   
  • 7/14/2009   Red Fox Tavern   Eureka CA   
  • 7/15/2009   Domino Room   Bend OR   
  • 7/16/2009   TBA   Portland OR   
  • 7/18/2009   Mill Valley Masonic Ctr   Mill Valley CA   
  • 7/19/2009   TBA   Santa Rosa CA

Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad Tour Dates:

  • July 04 @ Rothbury Festival: Rothbury, MI
  • July 16 @ GrassRoots Festival: Trumansburg, NY
  • July 31 @ Main Street Music Series: Cortland, NY
  • Aug 29 @ Reggae On The Rocks: M



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ON THIS DAY IN REGGAE
 
  Jah Itagaki's REGGAE LIFE
   This Day in Reggae
and Nubian, Rasta, herb and related history
 July 3
1848: Slaves freed in Danish West Indies (now U.S. Virgin Islands).
1962: Algeria becomes independent after 132 years of French rule. (Independence Day)
1971: DJ Daddy Rings is born in Christiana, Manchester, Jamaica.
   
   


GIVE THANKS!
For the expanding grandeur of Creation,
worlds known and unknown,
galaxies beyond galaxies,
filling us with awe and challenging our imaginations:


We give thanks this day.

For this fragile planet earth,
its times and tides, its sunsets and seasons:

We give thanks this day.

For the joy of human life,
its wonders and surprises, its hopes and achievements:

We give thanks this day.

For our human community,
our common past and future hope,
our oneness transcending all separation,
our capacity to work for peace and justice in the midst of hostility and oppression:

We give thanks this day.

For high hopes and noble causes, for faith without fanaticism,
for understanding of views not shared:

We give thanks this day.

For all who have labored and suffered for a fairer world,
who have lived so that others might live in dignity and freedom:

We give thanks this day.

For human liberty and sacred rites;
for opportunities to change and grow, to affirm and choose:

We give thanks this day.

We pray that we may live not by our fears but by our hopes,
not by our words but by our deeds.
we give thanks this day


- o. eugene picke



RICHIE B'S HOT MIX 102FM STRAIGHT FROM YARD!
JAMAICA MUSIC COUNTDOWN
By Richie B, host – “HOT MIX” on Hot 102FM


JULY 3, 2009

TOP 20 DANCE HALL SINGLES


TW    LW    WOC    TITLE/ARTISTE/LABEL

01      2    15    Hustler For Life (La La La) –Andrew & Wada Blood-Notice (1wk@#1) U-1
02      1    15    Mind Pon Mi Money – Vybz Kartel –Liv-Up Records (4wks@#1) D-1
03      3    13    Hallelujah – Elephant Man –Very Huge Records NM
04      4    12    Ugly – Kiprich & Black-er –Fresh Ear NM
05      6      9    Good Girl, Gone Bad-Tarrus Riley feat Konshens-Head Concussion U-1
06      9    10     Unfinished House – Flippa Mafia- Liv-Up Records U-3
07      8      8    Think Bout Mi - Macka Diamond & Unicorn – Notice U-1
08      5    16    I Am Blessed-Mr. Vegas-Liv-Up (2wks@#1) D-3
09    10      9    High Unda-Mavado- Liv-Up Records U-1
10      7    14    Watch Your Friends-Javinchi-Not Nice/Adidjaheim Records (pp#5) D-3
11    12      5    From Mawning (Never Change)- Chino – Big Ship U-1
12    15      4    Spell It Out – Tifa – Ward 21 U-3
13    11    17    Mama-Vybz Kartel- Not Nice/Adidjaheim Records (2wks@#1)
D-2
14    14    23    This Means Money – Konshens – Head Concussion (pp#3) NM
15    17      2    Again & Again - Mavado – Daseca U-2
16    13      8    Rich Dis Year-Charley Blacks – Copper Shot (pp#13)D-3
17    19      3    The Good Life – Stacious - Liv-Up Records U-2
18    18      6    Never Gonna Cry -Daville-Fashozy (pp#16) NM
19    16      5    Pree Dis-Assassin- Big Ship (pp#16)D-3
20     -    New    My Life- Gee Whizz – TJ Records


TOP 20 REGGAE SINGLES

TW    LW    WOC    TITLE/ARTISTE/LABEL

01      2     17    Head Above The Water – Capleton – Downsound Records (1wk@#1) U-1
02      1     18    Call On Me- Jah Cure feat Phyllisia -SOBE/Dangerzone (4wks@#1) D-1
03      3     13    So In Love –Hezron – Tads Int’l Records NM
04      4     16    Under My Skin- Anthony Red Roze –Taxi NM
05      6     12    Pray Fi Dem – Harry Toddler-Downsound U-1
06      9     15    Too Late – Junior Kelly & Queen Ifrica – AL.TA.FA.AN U-3
07      5     21    Cassava – Andrew Mistiq aka P. Zed –Inspire (pp#5)D-2
08      7     20    A Thousand Miles Away-Ras Penco-Uprize Music (3wks@#1)
D-1
09    10      9    Baby Mama Drama -Kiprich-House-A-Star U-1
10    11      8    Dumpling Shop-Lloyd Lovindeer/Mama Tia-TSOJ U-1
11      8     18   Good Life-Chuckle Berry-Taxi (3wks@#1) D-3
12    12      8    You’ll Never Find - Jah Cure – Don Corleon NM
13    13      6    Wanna Go Home-Romaine Virgo-Vikings & Peat Music NM
14    14      5    Pressuring The Poor-Spring-I & Ras Shiloh-Tren-setta Productions NM
15    16       4   I’m Free – Jahranimo feat Jah Cure – Lighting Ball Production U-1
16    17       4   Talk It Over – Lt Brooksie – Sounie Productions U-1
17    18       3   Talk if You Talking – Cherine Anderson – Taxi U-1
18    20       2   Street Life – Richie Spice – Sons of Spoon U-2
19     -     New   I Wanna Wake Up With You –Stevie Face – Boot Camp
20     -     New   Heart of Stone – Taddy P feat Tanya Stephens – Bass Inna Yu Face Records


TOP TEN ALBUMS/CD CHART

TW    LW   WOC    TITLE/ARTISTE/LABEL

01      1    13    Universal Cure – Jah Cure – SOBE/Danger Zone(2wks@#1) NM
02      2    10    Rasta Got Soul- Buju Banton-Gargamel (4wks@#1) NM
03      4      9    Ghetto Youth-ology – Sizzla – Firehouse U-1
04      3    13    Brand New Me – Gregory Isaacs –Tads Int’l Records D-1
05      5     7     Spotlight – Sophia Brown – Music Mecca/321 Strong NM
06      7     5     The Hit List-Various Artistes- Tads Int’l Records U-1
07      6    21    Pull Up Selector-Jimmy Riley-Taxi (1wk@#1) D-1
08    10     2     Montego Bay – Queen Ifrica – VP Records U-2
09      8    15    Mr. Brooks – A Better Tomorrow – Mavado - VP Records (4wks@#1) D-1
10      -    New  Reggae Gold – Various Artistes – VP Records

_____________________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


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Rototom Sunsplash
Thursday-Saturday, July 2nd-11th 2009
Osoppo
Italy
Summerjam Festival
Friday-Sunday, July 3rd-5th 2009
Cologne
Germany
Festival Afrique Carib
Highlighted Festival
Sunday, July 5th 2009
Almere
Netherlands
Houston Caribfest
Sunday, July 5th 2009
Houston, Texas
United States
Roger Steffens "Life Of Bob Marley"
Wednesday, July 8th 2009
Reno, Nevada
United States
People Productions Presents
Wednesday, July 8th
Thursday, 30th 2009
Eureka, California
United States
Victoria Ska Fest
Wednesday-Saturday, July 8th-11th 2009
Victoria, BC
Canada
NOWA REGGAE FESTIVAL
Friday-Sunday, July 10th-12th 2009
VILANOVA I LA GELTRÚ, BARCELONA
Spain
Bayfront Reggae Festival
Saturday, July 11th 2009
Duluth, Minnesota
United States
Maple Ridge Caribbean Festival
Saturday-Sunday, July 11th-12th 2009
Maple Ridge, British Columbia
Canada
Reggae for Climate Protection
Saturday-Sunday, July 11th-12th 2009
Mohawk, New York
United States
Roots Rock Reggae
Saturday-Sunday, July 11th-12th 2009
Park City, Utah
United States
Soul Rebel Festival
Saturday, July 11th 2009
Nederland, Colorado
United States
2009 Tosh Meets Marley Celebration Tour
Saturday-Saturday, July 11th-11th 2009
Auburn, California
United States
Jamaica Day Reggae Festival
Sunday, July 12th 2009
Crownsville, Maryland
United States
California WorldFest
Thursday-Sunday, July 16th-19th 2009
Grass Valley, California
United States
Seasplash Festival
Thursday-Sunday, July 16th-19th 2009
Monumenti
Croatia
The Sol Harvest Festivus for the Restivus: The Manifestivus
Friday-Sunday, July 17th-19th 2009
Cabot, Vermont
United States
Reggae Bash
Friday-Sunday, July 17th-19th 2009
St-Damien, Quebec
Canada
Reagge Train Sunfest 09
Friday-Saturday, July 17th-18th 2009
Catanzaro, Calabria
Italy
Ocean State Reggae Festival
Saturday-Sunday, July 18th-19th 2009
Charlestown, Rhode Island
United States
Reggae On The River
Highlighted Festival
Saturday, July 18th 2009
Garberville, California
United States
Purple Haze Music Festival
Saturday, July 18th 2009
San Bernadino, California
United States
Truckee Reggae Festival 2009
Highlighted Festival
Saturday-Saturday, July 18th-18th 2009
Truckee, California
United States
Champps Summer ReggaeFest to Benefit St. Jude Children's Hospital
Saturday-Saturday, July 18th-18th 2009
Marlton, New Jersey
United States
Reggae Sumfest
Sunday-Saturday, July 19th-25th 2009
Montego Bay
Jamaica
conscious vibe presents collie buddz live
Wednesday, July 22nd 2009
jacksonville beach, florida
United States
Öland Roots Reggae Festival
Friday-Saturday, July 24th-25th 2009
Öland, Sweden
Caribbean Culinary Tours
Friday-Wednesday, July 24th-29th 2009
St Johns
 Antigua
Poudre River Reggae Festival
Friday-Saturday, July 24th-25th 2009
Bellvue, Colorado
United States

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