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Reggae Ambassadors THIRD WORLD Release “Loving You Is Easy” REMIX

featuring  Chart Topping Hawaiian Artist FijiThis Friday March 22, 2019Off  Their Upcoming Full Length Album, Produced by Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley Kingston, Jamaica;  After garnering tremendous traction internationally for their single “Loving You is Easy’ the Reggae Ambassador’s, THIRD WORLD are set to release the official remix featuring Grammy nominated, Polynesian artist Fiji. Produced by…
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March 22, 2019
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Buju Banton’s Long Walk to Freedom

Article and photos by Beverly 'Sista Irie' Shaw “And to the man whose iniquity is forgiven, all manner of blessings are promised” Psalms 32:1 March 16, 2019 will long be remembered as the night when the most highly anticipated reggae concert in the history of Jamaica came to fruition. Excitement built for many months in advance of Buju’s…
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March 20, 2019
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The Green “Black and White” album review

Written by Jen Cheshire Hawaii based band, The Green will be releasing their new acoustic album “Black and White” on Friday, March 22nd. Celebrating a decade as a band, they revisit their previous four albums, picking out popular songs and making them a personal message to their fans in an acoustic form, before working on…
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March 19, 2019
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Colorado Loves Stephen Marley!

Photography by Rock 'N' Robins After all, he did six dates in the colorful state!! Island Stage was blessed to have covered 3 of them. Durango, Colorado 3.5.19 Mindy Walck   The 7th stop on the Stephen Marley Acoustic Jams Tour took place at the Community Concert Hall in Durango, Colorado. While stellar staple in the…
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March 12, 2019
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In Our America – Aaron Nigel Smith Album Review

By Jen Cheshire “Aaron Nigel Smith released his debut solo album In Our America, on his Aya World label, in partnership with Tuff Gong International, on March 8, 2019. With reggae songs that speak truth to today’s turbulent times, In Our America offers positive messages and inspiration for everyday activism. Songs from the new album…
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March 11, 2019
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Grammy-Nominated Ghanaian Singer Rocky Dawuni Drops ‘Beats of Zion’

“African reggae star Rocky Dawuni continues to demonstrate he’s one of the most exciting artists coming out of Africa.  His style goes beyond traditional roots reggae by incorporating other genres such as highlife, ear friendly Afropop, seductive global beats and more.  “- World Music Central “African reggae star Rocky Dawuni continues to demonstrate he’s one of…
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March 11, 2019
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LOCOS POR JUANA AND COMMON KINGS PREMIERE HOT NEW REGGAE SINGLE AND VIDEO FOR “CRAZY FOR JANE”

GRAMMY® and Latin GRAMMY® nominated Colombian Reggae band, Locos Por Juana, premiere the new title track and video from their upcoming reggae album, “Crazy for Jane,” with GRAMMY® nominated band Common Kings. “Crazy for Jane” is available on all digital and streaming platforms. Locos por Juana is due to release their new album titled, “Crazy for Jane,”…
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March 11, 2019
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“Dem Nuh Real” ~ Kumar Fyah Bent (New Single)

Kumar Fyah Bent and Frankie Music have teamed up once again to release “Dem Nuh Real”.  (Jah Glory, from Raging Fyah’s 2nd Album - Destiny, was produced by FrankieMusic) The Pre-Order is now available and full release on March 14th, to all digital platforms. 
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March 11, 2019
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Stephen Marley @ The Scoot Inn March 2, 2019

Article and Photos by Sista Irie, Austin, Texas Austin loves Stephen Marley! That says a lot for a city known as the “Live Music Capital of the World.” Music is as prevalent as the air one breathes, yet Stephen Marley stands out as a city favorite. Although, Austin is known internationally for music, the city…
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March 8, 2019
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AARON NIGEL SMITH RELEASES ‘IN OUR AMERICA’ ON MARCH 8th

Distributed by Tuff Gong International Aaron Nigel Smith will release his debut solo album In Our America, on his Aya World label, in partnership with Tuff Gong International, on March 8, 2019. With reggae songs that speak truth to today’s turbulent times, In Our America offers positive messages and inspiration for everyday activism. Songs from…
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March 7, 2019
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SLY & ROBBIE VS. ROOTS RADICS “The Final Battle” Release 15/04/2019

Imagine, if you will, a sort of “dream concert,” a Reggae Woodstock that unites two of the finest Jamaican bands ever, playing behind a once-in-a-lifetime assembly of the music’s foundational creators performing all new classics composed for the event. Well, that’s exactly what one of South America’s most audacious and respected percussionists, Hernan Sforzini, has…
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March 5, 2019
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“LION of JUDAH,” A REVOLUTIONARY SEVEN-ISSUE GRAPHIC NOVEL SERIES

REGGAE LEGENDS, THE AFRICAN DIASPORA and HISTORIC ICONS ALL INTERCONNECT KINGSTON, JAMAICA (MARCH 5, 2019) - Bob Marley’s eldest daughter, Cedella, and Primary Wave, license-holder of The Wailers’ music and many other reggae masterpieces, are teaming up with Creative Principals—the trio made up of M. Menelik Makhar, Dermot Hussey, O.D. and Robert Roach—in this “Lion of Judah,”…
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March 5, 2019
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Nattali Rize ” Pa’apa’a “

Photos and review by Robin Shaffer Pure positive vibes on a higher frequency emanated from the stage on Sunday, February 17, 2019 in the form of Nattali Rize and her band, who opened for the Common Kings at Aggie Theatre. Wrapped in a message of universal alignment, with music as a power to uplift and…
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February 26, 2019
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Global Reggae Charts February 2019

The February issue of the Global Reggae Charts magazine is out now. The cover this month belongs to the chart-topping Lila Iké, who’s “Second Chance” is currently dominating the singles chart. A member of Protoje’s In.Digg.Nation Collective, she continues to make a name for herself through her unique voice and style. There is also an…
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February 13, 2019
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Island Stage Album Review ‘Rebel Frequency’ – Nattali Rize

Written by Jen Cheshire After seeing Nattali Rize perform at Sierra Nevada World Music Festival in June 2018, I had to buy this album. “Rebel Frequency” is an album that has restored my faith that reggae music with a message isn’t dead. Recently I heard somebody say “With all that’s going on in society today,…
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February 11, 2019
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Natalli Rize: Resonating

By Shelah Moody Olivia Newton John. The Bee Gees. Air Supply. Add rising star Natalli Rize to the list of innovative and powerful musical movements to arise from Australia. The dreadlocked, Melbourne born singer/songwriter/producer describes her style of music as rebel frequencies, which influenced the title of her latest album. Rize describes her style as…
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February 10, 2019
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The Preservation of Reggae Music, Rebel Salute 2019

Article and photos by Sista Irie - Austin,Texas Some say reggae music never died and there was no need for a ‘Reggae Revival.’ Perhaps that is true, yet, the preservation of reggae music should never be taken for granted. Reggae music has experienced intermittent ups and downs beginning in the late eighties and early nineties…
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February 5, 2019
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Global Reggae Charts – Issue 20 // January 2019

The first issue of the new year of Global Reggae Charts magazine is out. The end of 2018 was certainly a bit hectic for the whole GRC team, so we’re excited to be moving into 2019. Plenty of great music is currently out, plus there’s a whole year to summarize, so this issue is strictly…
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February 4, 2019
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9 Mile Festival is turning 25 this year!

Julian Marley and Everton Blender added to 9 Mile Music Festival lineup! Julian Marley and Everton Blender join the 9 Mile Music Fest lineup that includes Nas, Shabba Ranks, Sizzla, Busy Signal, Capleton, Barrington Levy, Spice, and Mighty Crown! Also added to the impressive roster are local DJs Jah Stream and War Beezy!  Fresh from the release of his latest album As I Am, Julian Marley…
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February 4, 2019
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74TH ‘EARTH STRONG’ CELEBRATION OF THE HON. ROBERT NESTA MARLEY OBSERVES GLOBAL RECOGNITION OF REGGAE

KINGSTON, JAMAICA (February 1, 2019) - The Bob Marley Foundation in partnership with Digicel and Alacran Foundation will be celebrating the 74th‘earth strong’ of the Honourable Robert Nesta Marley OM, under the theme ‘CATCH A FIRE'. Inspired by UNECSO’s recognition of Reggae as a genre of music worthy of protection and preservation, this year’s theme pays tribute to the 1973 critically acclaimed album which propelled Bob Marley and…
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February 1, 2019
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GRAMMY AWARDS PREMIERE CEREMONY®, HOSTED BY SHAGGY, TO BE STREAMED LIVE VIA GRAMMY.COM

Photo Credit: Jonathan Mannion ON SUNDAY, FEB. 10, STARTING AT 12:30 P.M. PTÁNGELA AGUILAR, AIDA CUEVAS, FATOUMATA DIAWARA, NATALIA LAFOURCADE, SNATAM KAUR, SEUN KUTI, CRAIG MORRIS, AND SOFI TUKKER TO PERFORM AT PRELUDE TO THE 61ST ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS® SANTA MONICA, CALIF. (JAN. 31, 2019) — The GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony® will take place at Microsoft Theater in Los…
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January 31, 2019