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People Power-Jesse Royal Ushers in Post Pandemic Reggae Revival

By Shelah Moody Photos by Lee Abel   “Music is service, so we live in service continually,” said conscious reggae singer Jesse Royal.     On Oct. 5, the “Modern Day Judas” singer, his dynamic Jamaican band and his younger brother  DJ Justus, of the Ft. Lauderdale based group Firm Music, brought positive vibes to the Independent…
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October 13, 2021
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An Interview with Jesse Royal at Reggae on the Rocks

Interview and photos by Rock NRobins   If you have never been backstage at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado then you don’t know what massive is. If you aren’t awed by the physical setting, then you might be impressed by the sheer numbers of iconic talent that have performed there over the decades. From…
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September 3, 2018
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Global Reggae Charts – January 2018

The new Global Reggae Charts magazine is out and brings a new special; the Annual Charts. As many other outlets,  Global Reggae Charts present the best singles and albums in 2017, based on the voter data we collected throughout the year.  Jesse Royal, who's topped the album charts for three months straight, is this months featured artist.…
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January 24, 2018
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Jesse Royal Announces Debut LP Lily Of Da Valley

REGGAE SUPERSTAR JESSE ROYAL GEARS UP TO RELEASE HIS FIRST FULL-LENGTH ALBUM   LILY OF DA VALLEY DUE OUT VIA EASY STAR RECORDS ON OCTOBER 6, 2017   Internationally renowned Jamaican artist Jesse Royal is preparing to release his first album Lily of Da Valley via Easy Star Records on October 6th, 2017. After multiple successful singles and mixtapes, including the breakthrough song…
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September 12, 2017
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JESSE ROYAL RELEASES NEW SINGLE “GENERATION” FEATURING JO MERSA MARLEY

Jesse Royal released today his new single “Generation” featuring Jo Mersa Marleyfrom his upcoming debut album Lily of Da Valley. The album is scheduled for release on October 6, 2017 on indie powerhouse label Easy Star Records with the pre-order available now at https://JesseRoyalMusic.com. “Generation” was recently premiered at VIBE Magazine where Jesse describes the song by stating, “This is simply displaying our fearlessness and our…
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August 18, 2017
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JESSE ROYAL CARRIES ON THE REGGAE MOVEMENT WITH “ALWAYS BE AROUND”

FIRST SINGLE FROM UPCOMING FULL-LENGTH LILY OF DA VALLEY, DUE FOR RELEASE IN SEPTEMBER IN PARTNERSHIP WITH EASY STAR RECORDS Jesse Royal releases the first single, “Always Be Around,” from his upcoming debut full-length this Friday, May 26. Two days earlier, the song will be premiered on Wednesday, May 24, via the Mass Appeal website.…
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May 26, 2017
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Slightly Stoopid and Jesse Royal confirmed for Sunfest 2016

The 34th anniversary of SunFest kicks off on Wednesday, April 27th in West Palm Beach, Florida. SunFest is Florida's largest annual art and music festival taking place at the beautiful waterfront location along Flagler Drive.  The multi-day multi-genre music festival has an impressive and diverse line up of artists sure to please the variety of…
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April 11, 2016
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Wickie Wackie Music Festival – Touch the Road

#WWMFJA2015 Bless up traveller! So you’re looking to make the trod to Wickie Wackie Beach for Jamaica’s first ever music festival, nice! We’ve put together what is probably the most cooperative, dynamic tour of the East of Jamaica to ensure your #WWMFJA2015 trip is as unforgettable as it is exciting. You’ll love this action-packed itinerary…
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October 19, 2015
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Royally Speaking – The Second Edition

Courtesy Warrior Sistren BLAK IWA TV Royally Speaking featuring the Small Axe Jesse Royal premiered for the second time on the Usain Bolt Tracks and Records behind the screen series stage, last evening September 30th 2014. The popular Sports Bar in Kingston was a lively melting pot of patrons as all awaited the arrival of…
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October 10, 2014