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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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World Clash Dubplate Awards Return to Artist, Sound and Fan Excitement

New York, New -- January 2019 (Irish and Chin) -- Voting for the wildly popular World Clash Dubplate Awards is underway on IrishandChin.com. And based on the influx of votes from fans and enthusiasm from artistes and sounds alike, it's clear that excitement has been brewing since last year for the virtual awards, which celebrates…
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January 22, 2019
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“STONY HILL” AWARDED 2018 GRAMMY FOR “BEST REGGAE ALBUM”

“STONY HILL is a reminder that reggae remains a potent pop force, especially when it’s in the hands of a master” – ROLLING STONE “(Damian Marley) continues to push reggae forward” – THE GUARDIAN   New York, NY (January 29, 2018) – Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley is proud to receive a GRAMMY Awardfor Stony Hill…
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January 30, 2018
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Got to Have Kaya Fest!

“Wake up and turn me loose,” Bob Marley sang on the title track of his classic album ‘Kaya,’ released exactly 40 years ago this spring. “Got to have Kaya now!” In celebration of this momentous anniversary, Stephen “Ragga” Marley’s Fruit of Life Productions will present the second annual Kaya Fest on April 28 and 29…
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January 30, 2018
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Mighty Crown Cruises for Third Win at Welcome to Jamrock Sound Clash

New York, New York -- November 7, 2017 (Irish and Chin) -- Mighty Crown "The Far East Rulers" are cruising for a third consecutive victory at "Sound Clash at Sea," the riveting Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise sound clash! And after last year's explosive win -- defeating Tony Matterhorn, Fire Links and King Turbo --…
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November 14, 2017
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Damian Marley Debuts African Documentary Exclusively on NPR

RELEASES ‘STONY HILL TO ADDIS’ DOCUMENTARY TODAY ON NPR   DOCUMENTARY EXPLORES JR. GONG’S JOURNEY THROUGH AFRICA   DAMIAN JOINED JAY-Z TO PERFORM “BAM” ON THE OPENING NIGHT OF SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE New York, NY (October 2, 2017) – Grammy Award-winning artist Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley releases his ‘Stony Hill to Addis’ documentary TODAY via NPR. Previously released exclusively to Tidal members…
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October 4, 2017
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Damian Marley Releases A Powerful Acapella Version Of Slave Mill Today!

Grammy Award-winning artist Damian Jr. Gong Marley releases a moving acapella video of his lyrically profound track "Slave Mill" today. The original track comes off of his new album Stony Hill, which is available everywhere now, click HERE to listen. In support of the release of his new album Stony Hill, Damian will kick off his Stony Hill Fall US Tour on September…
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August 23, 2017
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Global Reggae Charts- Issue 4

Welcome to a new edition of the Global Reggae Charts! The past voting period has been the first using our updated voting mechanism which I explained last month. Our voter base now consists of radio hosts and professional curators from a variety of media outlets. If you meet the qualifying criteria - a detailed version…
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August 18, 2017
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Damian Marley Returns with Stony Hill

Review by Maliika Walker  “The way Jah fire keeps blazing, that’s why I constantly praise him.” Speak Life by Damian Marley Twelve years.  Yes, hard to believe it’s been twelve years since Damian ‘Junior Gong’ Marley’s Grammy winning album Welcome to Jamrock was released.  However, fans were still able to see and hear his music thanks to…
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August 18, 2017
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Damian Marley’s New Release #StonyHill and the upcoming US Tour

Damian “Jr Gong” Marley, once known as the “The Youngest Veteran” by his fellow artists, is now an elder in the game who’s not afraid to speak his mind out of respect for the music and culture he loves—and for the divine spirit of humanity in all of us. His highly-anticipated 18-track studio album, Stony…
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August 2, 2017
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Kaya Fest 2017

  KAYA FEST PRESENTED BY FRUIT OF LIFE PRODUCTIONS         ALL GENERAL, RESERVED & VIP ON SALE NOW! A Festival Educating the Benefits of the Cannabis Plant ”Education Before Recreation” SATURDAY, APRIL 22ND, 2017 BAYFRONT PARK AMPHITHEATRE, MIAMI, FLORIDA     Skip Marley along with Jo Mersa Marley and Shacia Payne have…
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February 28, 2017
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Island Stage Goes to The Emerald Cup

Off to See The Wizard! By Shelah Moody Photos by Lee Abel With all of this green, there must be a wizard. During the weekend of Dec. 9-11, activist Tim Blake, in conjunction with producers Dan Sheehan and Thomas Cousins of Ineffable Live Music Group, presented the 13th Annual Emerald Cup—Northern California’s premiere cannabis competition,…
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December 22, 2016
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WHAT’S NEW AT THE 13TH ANNUAL EMERALD CUP THIS YEAR?

REGENERATIVE CANNABIS HONORARY AWARD, ALEX AND ALLYSON GREY, AND DAMIAN MARLEY KICK OFF PARTY! Santa Rosa, CA – Every year The Emerald Cup adds a little more to the premiere outdoor organic medicinal cannabis competition at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. This year the event will be held from December 10th to 11th, and will include…
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October 28, 2016
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Damian Marley – The Road to Stony Hill

The “Road to Stony Hill” Tour appropriately named in reference to Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley’s upcoming and long-awaited 4th studio album, Stony Hill, was a small intimate tour playing much smaller than normal size clubs that are not typical for Jr. Gong’s popularity. Kicking off in Boston on 9/16, the coast-to coast relatively short tour…
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October 9, 2016
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Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley Partners with Ocean Grown Extracts to Grow Cannabis in Former Prison

Ocean Grown Extracts Also Announces Debut of   Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley's"Speak Life" Cannabis Vapor Pen in conjunction  with this new partnership Ocean Grown Extracts, a California-local family owned and operated cannabis company, has announced a partnership with Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley to grow cannabis in a former California prison.Marley and the company willconvert the 77,000- square-foot space…
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October 5, 2016
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Damian Marley to Open ‘Stony Hill’ Dispensary in Denver

Dispensary marks the first in the series of announcements Marley will be making in the Cannabis space Partners with Tru Cannabis to Open Stony Hill Dispensary in Denver, CO NEW Album Stony Hill to Debut in January 2017 Friday, September 16, 2016 (Denver, CO)- GRAMMY® Award-winning artist Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley announces a partnership with…
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September 17, 2016
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Damian Marley Announces Fourth Album ‘Stony Hill,’ Debuts First Single ‘Nail Pon Cross’

8/4/2016 by Patricia Meschino Eleven years ago, Damian Marley released Welcome to Jamrock, the Gold-certified winner of the 2006 Best Reggae Album Grammy, with its powerfully gritty title track winning the Best Urban/Alternative performance Grammy, a first for a Jamaican artist. Since then, Damian’s busy schedule has included recording the SuperHeavy album as a member of a short lived supergroup that included Mick Jagger and Joss Stone and working with Nas on the critically lauded Distant Relatives. Damian Marley…
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August 4, 2016
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The California Roots Music and Arts Festival Pioneers a Green Festival in Monterey, CA May 27 – 29

(MONTEREY, CA – April 2016, source: Press Junkie PR) The California Roots Music and Arts Festival delivers top tier reggae and roots music to thousands of fans in Monterey, California each year. The organizers are steadfast in their commitment to creating an environmentally conscious event that benefits the surrounding community, educates and engages the attending…
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April 20, 2016
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Damian Marley at 2016 Rototom Sunsplash

Also confirmed are Morgan Heritage, Kabaka Pyramyd, the legendary Freddie McGregor, who will perform with two of his sons Stephen ‘Di Genious’ McGregor and Daniel ‘Chino’ McGregor; Junior Kelly, Inner Circle, Wailing Souls, Sud Sound System and Green Valley . Completing the first round of confirmations are Randy Valentine and Gentleman’s Dub Club, performing for…
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February 11, 2016
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Riot Fest Chicago

Article by ~Empress K Originating in Chicago as a Punk Rock Festival in 2005 at multiple venues located throughout the city, the festival took root in an outdoor location only four years ago in Humboldt Park and this year it moved to its new location at Douglas Park. Riot Fest has now evolved into the…
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November 5, 2015
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Water for Your Soul Joss Stone’s Reggae

Created over the course of four years in far-flung locations, Water for Your Soul is Joss Stone's seventh studio album — the follow-up to The Soul Sessions, Vol. 2. The singer/songwriter incorporates some reggae in her soul-rooted material, as encouraged by SuperHeavy bandmate Damian Marley; "The Answer" was co-written by the great Dennis Bovell. Stone…
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July 26, 2015