We are proud to present some fantastic photos by Natty Dread reggae magazine photographer Sebastien Carayol of some of the biggest names in reggae reggae music. We think these are some of the best reggae photos we have seen.
Just wanted you to know our Summer reggae tour is now being booked and again it seems like another blast! Last year we did some new ground breaking reggae gigs and we look forward to seeing all of reggae you on the reggae road once again. New England area is now being booked and up to date, reggae dates soon to follow! If you know of reggae Clubs or reggae festivals that feature reggae in your area, turn us on to it and we'll see if can get booked there too! Those of reggae you in Europe can now antisipate our arrival in August!
The rising stars STEELE and IRIE LOVE rop by the BOOM SHOTS show to chat it up with DJ BOOM this episode #66 on Bigupradio.com. Tune in this Wednesday and every Wednesday to hear DJ Boom spin the best reggae dancehall streaming online!
BOOM SHOTS #65 with Spanner Banner
The World Beat Center is a non-profit, multi-disciplinary cultural organization based in Sand Diego, California . The center is dedicated to promoting, presenting and preserving the Indigenous Cultures of the world through reggae music, art, education, culture and technology. The center strives to enhance the visibility of cultural reggae artists of color, expand opportunities for cultural enrichment, and broaden the understanding of various world cultures.
Founder and Executive Director Makeda Dread is also the host of Reggae Makossa on 91X each Sunday evening in San Diego and also on line at the center's in house streaming reggae and TV station http://www.oneworldreggae.com/.For ongoing listing of reggae events like the ones below visit: http://www.worldbeatcenter.org/
Friday, July 20 th , 2007
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Theme: Rastafari and the 21 st century
Topic: Rastafari youth and Critical Education
Moderator: King David from CHRY 105.5 fm
Keynote speaker: Mother Farika
The importance of education and the Rastafari family in the 21 st century
African Focus School and Education
Education entrepreneur sharing her experience and knowledge in operating her own school
Sonia Mann has studied Kathak at the Tarangini School of Kathak Dance for the past 12 years. She currently teaches beginner level class for all ages and continues to receive her training and guidance under Shrimati Anuradha Nag, who is a disciple of Padmavibhushan Pandit Birju Maharj, Pandit Vijay Shankar and Natraj Parimal Krishnan of the Lucknow Gharana. In efforts to promote Indian culture and the arts, she has performed at various events and locations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
Check out all our updates reggae event calendar for the USA.
Information has been forwarded to us mainly by Reggae Festival Guide website.
click the "read more" section below to access the USA reggae even calendar
Reggae diva Nadine Sutherland is wasting no time making her claim on 2007 with the release of "Big Tingz ", the lead single from her hot new reggae reggae album Call My Name (in stores April 3, 2007) on Eight76 reggae records. ""Big Tingz" is a shout to my people all over the world to let them know that I am bringing the heat for this year. I am very excited about Call My Name and just about life in general right now.
Story by Larry Leiber for Reggae Movement
Labeled in 2001 by the Jamaican Observer as an artist who “made a difference,” today, Warrior King carries this anointment further in his latest release, “Hold The Faith,” off the VP Records Label. Filled with tunes of love and life, uplifting and inspiring, “Hold the Faith” is a refreshing extension of Warrior Kings dedication to the roots based religion Rastafari, as well as a masterfully produced album in today's modern roots tradition.
We are proud to present two exclusive reggae articles from our reggae journalist in Jamaica - T."Boots" Harris. The first deals with the issue of Rastafari and reggae and the second with reggae Gospel and reggae dancehall culture.
Reggae is the heartbeat of Jamaica - a brand of reggae music as strongly identified with the island as R&B is with Detroit or jazz with new reggae Orleans. It's a major factor in the Jamaican economy, at no time better demonstrated than during Reggae Sunsplash and Reggae Sumfest (enormous annual reggae festivals), when almost one-quarter million visitors arrive from overseas to dance and sway in delirious union to the soulful, syncopated beat on the tiny island.
Reggae evolved in the ghettos of Kingston, Jamaica, born of the tensions and social protest simmering violently in the late 1960's. Jamaicans will tell you that reggae means "coming from de people," a phrase coined (as was the name reggae itself) by Toots Hibbert of Toots and the Maytals.
we are proud to announce the release of Black sheep the new reggae project from ex-Black uhuru Tenor saw drummer" Rangotan "you've heard him on classics like" tenor saw's fever".. and " half pint's you got to be crazy" you can also hear him on sugar minots greatest hits reggae cd.. Rangotan also worked at chanell one studios from the age of 14 and has toured the world bringing sweet reggea reggae music to people of all nations. Rangotan brings his knoledge of classic roots reggae together with new reggae reggae artists for an exciting new reggae project we are attaching to singles this feelin and situation #9 please contact us for more info and the full reggae cd. Thank You D. sarjeant/Dis-n-Dat reggae Productions
K2R RIDDIM, BEST FRENCH REGGAE BAND:
15 Years already...
K2R RIDDIM AND SKATALITES
For 15 years we put up all our energy to run some reggae around France ; 15 years, trying to give a hand in the making of the corner stone of music: Reggae; 15 years trying to make OUR SOUND, OUR MUSIC, untouched, undounted, always going forward, making the best of ourselves on stage and in studio… Always respecting the support of our reggae fans and friends to whom you belong.
Featuring JUDAH ESKENDER TAFARI...CHAVA...Selectors RAS KUSH, SAL P...
Maneesh the Twister and several of the Surya Dub crew recently spoke with SF Weekly writer, Eric K. Arnold about the launch of Surya Dub and the global dub movement, which has emerged on the cutting edge of the SF electronic scene. Click here to check it!
Also check out last year's related SF Weekly feature on the Dawn of Dubstep
Tuesday April 10th you may buy pre-sale tickets direct from ZiggyMarley.com!
Fans that buy tickets during the pre-sale will automatically be entered to win a CD & photo signed by Ziggy - there will be two lucky winners, so be sure to get your tickets early to be eligible to win!
Many more shows to choose from!
Ziggy will be playing shows with Robert Randolph, the Neville Brothers, as well as performing at Bonnaroo and other festivals!
|May 1||Allentown, PA||Crocodile Rock||3/28/2007|
|May 3||Milwaukee, WI||Riverside Theater||3/28/2007|
|May 4||Lawrence, KS||The Crossroads||3/28/2007|
Born October 10, 1982, Kemar Thompson, (aka,Jr. Pinchers), is from St.Catherine , Jamaica
Click here to visit Ziggy's store.
Ziggy's latest record, "Love is My Religion" won Best Reggae Album. Ziggy said: "I'm honored and appreciative that this very personal album was acknowledged by the Recording Academy."
"One of my father's goals was to release an album independently. His plan was to do that after the release of his final album on a major label, unfortunately, he never had the chance," shared Ziggy. "This album and the way it is being sold is important to me in honoring my father's spirit."
Click here for more about "Love is My Religion".
|From the first reggae song, "It's A Long Road," Haiti-native Gigi Brissot positions himself as a sharply tuned reggae artist and a messenger. The bass lines and innovative reggae guitar licks throughout the album demonstrate the artistic maturity and time devoted to this reggae project. The reggae sounds of these seventeen strictly original tracks will please the ears of any reggae listener. There is a peaceful musicianship with gentle guitar and acoustic piano licks that touch the mellow rhythms and accent the thoughtful reggae lyric lines in each of his compositions.|
|The lineup is nearly complete for the 14th annual Sierra Nevada World Music Festival taking place June 22,23, and 24th, 2007 at the Mendocino County Fairgrounds in Boonville, California.|
|South Florida's premier Caribbean music and lifestyle promotions company, Rocker's Island — in association with title sponsor Rebel Mix ( www.rebelmix.com ) and Massive B promotions, have officially announced their all star lineup for the fourth annual Best of the Best concert to be held Memorial Sunday, May 27th at Bicentennial Park (1075 Biscayne Blvd.) in downtown Miami.|
Bassist Dr. Das is best known as the 'dub' in Asian Dub Foundation. His fat, addictive basslines propelled the British Asian Underground pioneers' sound from their inception in 1995 to 2006. Dr. Das just released his first solo CD Emergency Basslines to great acclaim across Europe. Worldly is proud to feature Dr. Das' first U.S. solo gig. His high-energy, rhythm-charged performance will find him joined by virtuoso percussionist and electronica luminary Karsh Kale, as well as drummer Ramjac. Other very special guests will appear during the set. Don't miss this U.S. exclusive gig!
Dr. Das on MySpace: www.myspace.com/drdas
Innerviews' Dr. Das Feature: www.innerviews.org/inner/adf .html