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GROUNDATION returning to California for several special shows in December.

Winner of France’s distinguished award for Best Roots Reggae Album for 2018, GROUNDATION is excited to be returning to their home state of California for several special shows in December. The group has been performing music from their latest album, “The Next Generation” throughout Europe and South America during 2019 with shows in Brazil, Puerto…
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December 4, 2019
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SKIP MARLEY RELEASES NEW SINGLE “SLOW DOWN” WITH H.E.R.

RELEASES NEW SINGLE “SLOW DOWN” WITH H.E.R., AVAILABLE TODAYVIA TUFF GONG INTL./ISLAND RECORDSFROM HIGHLY ANTICIPATED FORTHCOMING PROJECT  “Bob Marley’s grandson living up to his lineage while finding new ways to push the boundaries of the genre….” – Rolling Stone “a proper introduction into a new Marley generation” – FADER “The younger Marley has steadily generated heat for himself”-…
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November 18, 2019
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Album review of Bugle’s “Picture Perfect”

Review by Jen Cheshire- Reggaewerx PR “Picture Perfect”, the third album by Bugle (birth name Roy Thompson) is an epic 20 track album containing two distinct parts, traditional roots reggae but with a modern vibe and an upbeat conscious and clean dancehall selection.   In preparing for this review I made a list of the tracks…
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November 18, 2019
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Ras Ghandi-State of Emergency

There is no denying that some people are born with that extra something it takes to stand-out in society. Though we’re all blessed with unique talents, not many will recognize their gifts let alone pursue them. Not so for Duaine Bowen, more popularly known by the moniker Ras Ghandi by fans of reggae and dancehall…
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October 30, 2019
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Dreaditorial: Mass Manipulation Tour in Colorado- Steel Pulse

Article by Susan Underwood Photos by Angela Kay Photography    Only in Colorado can you have an 80 degree day on Wednesday and the next day it’s below freezing and snowing. The best thing is: the sun shines through it all. By Sunday it was gorgeous in the Denver region (as usual) and in the 70’s.…
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October 18, 2019
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“CALL ME HUMAN” From SKIP MARLEY x FRENCH MONTANA

On The GODFATHER OF HARLEM MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK Available Now Inboxx x FRENCH MONTANA"CALL ME HUMAN"RELEASED TODAY FROM THE GODFATHER OF HARLEMORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK ON EPIC RECORDSMOVIE SERIES NOW SHOWING ON EPIXSONG CO-WRITTEN WITH CANADIAN POP ARTISTE JESSIE REYEZ LISTEN HERE Skip Marley has released his new single today October 4th, "Call Me Human" featuring Hip-Hop superstar…
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October 11, 2019
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Hymn Marley drops debut EP IN MY HEAD

New EP  out now via Hymntertainment / Tuff Gong Internationalhttps://ffm.to/inmyheadep Hymn Marley becomes the latest creator from the iconic Marley family to offer a musical body of work, with the release of his 5-track debut digital EP, In My Head. The 26-year old son of multiple-Grammy winner Stephen, and grandson of musical legends Bob and Rita, has delivered a…
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October 10, 2019
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FUNK N REGGAE FESTIVAL 2019

Article and Photos by Kevin Eagle Eye Cornelius  Well let's start this off by saying I would never ever have thought there would be a music festival in the town of Blue Lake,Ca. It was put on by Foreverfoundhumboldt in the beautiful town of Blue Lake, where I actually once lived and played baseball in…
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September 30, 2019
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Prezident Brown releases the long-awaited video for “Desperate Times”

cover photo by Roxanne Haynes In these desperate times which seem to be concurrent all over the world, Prezident  Brown decided to release an official video to his song "Desperate Times" from his 2017 album "Journeyman Pil-grim-age", highlighting his plea to stay calm and ride it out. "Prezident Brown (Fitz Albert Cotterell) was born in…
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September 18, 2019
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Afro-roots musician Rocky Dawuni to detail youth, tree projects at GLF New York

U.N. Goodwill Ambassador for Environment to lead major tree-planting in AccraYouth cultural incubator to be built in complex near Aburi, Ghana Members of the press must apply to attend GLF by Sept. 23 due to on-site security NEW YORK (Sept. 16, 2019) – Ghanaian-born Afro-roots musician and humanitarian activist Rocky Dawuni is set to rock the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF)…
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September 18, 2019
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Shawn Ice Goes Afrobeats with Provoice on Hot Collabo ‘Mine’

New York, New York -- September 2019  (Acclaim PR) -- As Afrobeats continues to dominate our playlists and radio stations, it’s typically a win, win scenario when stars of the vibrant genre team up with Dancehall artists. The upbeat “Mine” is no exception to the winning rule. In fact, it shines as one of the year’s…
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September 17, 2019
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Stephen Marley Babylon by Bus Tour

Fillmore Theatre, San Francisco Sept 5, 2019  Article by Shelah Moody Featured cover photo by Rock N' Robins Police, beggers and thieves patrol Geary Street in front of the Fillmore theatre in San Francisco. It is a scene straight out of what Rastas call Babylon, this neighborhood has been afflicted by systems of oppression: corporate…
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September 17, 2019
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Producer’s Corner: King i aka King i Music

By Shelah Moody This month’s featured artist, King i, comes from Boston, MA via Trinidad and Tobago. The emerging producer, entertainer and visual artist, aka Keno Sampson Sankofa, recently spoke with Island Stage about the craft of building dancehall riddims. Island Stage: Tell  us about the reggae scene in Boston.   King i : Well, I…
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September 16, 2019
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The 5th Annual Dry Diggings Festival

The 5th Annual Dry Diggings Festival has created an extra special and surprisingly mature vibe, out of the Cali Roots youthFull norm. The all to common dusty festival environs are welcomely absent as the paved parking lot and sidewalks leading to the entrance of the venue makes for a convenient easy and calm entrance into…
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September 16, 2019
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One Love One Heart Fest 2019 in Photos

Photos by © Lee Abel Photography Article by Rasta Stevie Smith For California's central valley, all Labor Day roads led to the The One Love One Heart Festival, a culmination of a decade of commitment, hard work and the belief in the power of Reggae music as a transformational gathering medium. Set in the quiet…
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September 12, 2019
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DAMIAN “JR. GONG” MARLEY TINY DESK CONCERT

GRAMMY® Award-winning artist Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley stars in the latest installment of NPR’s iconic Tiny Desk, which premiered on NPR Music today.  This special and rare performance by Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley includes acoustic versions of songs from his Grammy award winning album, Stony Hill.  The set includes “Slave Mill,” “So A Child May Follow” and “Speak Life” performed with his band and background singers. “With eyes shut, Marley…
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September 10, 2019
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BaRuch Hinds Speaks on “Mass Manipulation”

By Shelah Moody  "As you can hear, my son, Baruch, actually rapped on that song. I’m very proud of him. I’ve never really told him to his face, maybe you can tell him for me. I’m proud of him, because usually when people write lyrics, it’s based on what they normally do. Luther Vandross sang…
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September 9, 2019
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African Giant Vibrates Denver – Burna Boy

Article and photos by Robin Shaffer Hundreds of the most beautiful people you’ve ever seen filled Summit Music Hall on Sept. 4, 2019, to see the Nigerian African Giant sensation, Damini Ogulu, best known as Burna Boy. Although the website for the venue had some conflicting information - such as the time the doors open…
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September 6, 2019
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Album review Crazy for Jane – Locos Por Juana

By Jen Cheshire-Reggaewerx Reviewing Locos Por Juana’s latest album “Crazy For Jane” was a bit of a challenge as I don’t speak Spanish and there were several Spanish tracks.  A friend helped me by translating the Spanish tracks. Thank you, Justin Goodman! “ Locos Por Juana is a GRAMMY® and Latin GRAMMY® nominated bilingual band,…
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September 5, 2019