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Rootz Underground “Red-Gold-Green Album” Review

Written by Jen Cheshire When I was asked to write this album review and received the project, I was a bit overwhelmed by the size of the “Red-Gold-Green Album” as it is three albums together. I couldn’t understand why anyone would release three albums as one project, but after reading the album bio, I realized…
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July 23, 2020
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Meet Iyah Syte

BIO Dillon Alton Hines was born in Montego Bay in the beautiful Parish of St. James Jamaica. His parents Russell Hines and Jasmine Murray were both devoted lovers of Reggae and American R&B music, thus exposing him at an early to artists such as Alton Ellis, Dennis Brown, Ken Booth, Sir Coxsone Dodd, Duke Reid,…
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June 9, 2020
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A Kulture Walk with Kumar

Grammy Nominated Singer/Songwriter Releases Solo Album Interview By Shelah Moody Straight out of St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, vocalist Kumar Bent is gearing up to make a huge impact with his first solo album, “Kulture Walk,” releasing May 1st .       In the midst of the Coronavirus Pandemic, the former Raging Fyah frontman and his family are sheltering…
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April 29, 2020
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Kulture Walk

Album Review by Jen Cheshire “Born on December 12, 1988, Kumar McCarty Bent was raised in the parish of Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica. As a young man he found himself frequenting sound system hubs in the neighboring parish of Clarendon, where he would purchase dub plates for resale in other sections of the island. It was…
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April 26, 2020
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Beautiful Sights & Sounds As Buju Banton Lands In Kenya

The most eagerly awaited arrival in Nairobi might just have been last night. Dancers, Media, event organisers and fans kicked off their journey some few minutes after 7pm in a branded convoy from the KICC venue. Two matatus, the public transport minibuses that have over the years been catalysts of pushing Jamaican music and culture…
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February 14, 2020
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I-Taweh “Reload” Album Review

Written by Jen Cheshire Reggaewerx PR for Island Stage Jamaican artist I-Taweh released his third album “Reload” on January 3rd, 2020. The album presents an eclectic mix of old and new styles without straying from I-Taweh’s conscious roots. © Bruno Bobillier-Monnot The album opens with “Danger Zone”, previously released as a single in October 2018, a track with…
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January 29, 2020
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Who is Reggae Powerhouse Band?

Written by Jennifer Cheshire- Reggaewerx PR When I was first made aware of the Reggae Powerhouse Band, I was intrigued by the idea of a band that was not just a band but a concept. To find out more about the band I had to talk to Leroy Scarlet, the man behind the magic.    Leroy Scarlet has…
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January 2, 2020
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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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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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DAN GIOVANNI REGGAE SINGLE “WORLD CRY”

Versatility, creativity, modern vocal sound fused with old school style, Royell Walker known as Dan Giovanni is one of reggae’s newest recording artist. A love and passion for music, he is also a studio engineer, producer.  Resident of the sunshine city Portmore, Royell has always had great desires to become a professional musician. He displayed…
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August 28, 2019
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Fyakin Ushers in New Wave of Consciousness

By Shelah Moody  New  age Afro- futurist Rasta. All these terms apply to independent singer/songwriter/producer Fyakin. On August 9, Fyakin released his second full length album, “New Wave,” on his Nyle Banks Music label. The Florida based, Jamaican born reggae artist ushers in a new wave of consciousness with tracks such as “ Africa Awaits,”…
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August 19, 2019
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New Wave – Fyakin

Album review By Jen Cheshire- Reggaewerx “The Most High calls on you when you are young, ‘cause you are strong,” said Fyakin. Over the years Fyakin found himself surrounded by other cultural icons in the industry, such as I Wayne. Fyakin, a devout Rastafarian, humbly credits I Wayne for imparting valuable words of wisdom that…
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August 6, 2019
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Common Kings get High at Red Rocks

Article and photos by Robin Shaffer If it were up to me, I would put them all on pedestals. I am talking about the Common Kings who played on June 10 at Red Rocks as an opener for SOJA and Sublime with Rome. As is commonly known to their fans, it’s not unusual for Mata…
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June 13, 2019
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An Evening of Musical Healing with Julian Marley

Photos and article by Danny Savage Sunday, May 12th marked Julian Marley and the Uprising’s stop in Wilmington, Delaware at the historical Queen Theater. The weather was unseasonably cold and the relentless rain caused streets to flood, making the journey to the show a difficult one. But those of who braved Mother Nature’s wrath were treated…
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May 16, 2019
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Best of The Best Mix Tape 2019

The official 13th annual Best Of The Best Mix Tape is Now Out!!!!  Celebrate Memorial Day weekend in Miami at the annual Best of the Best concert taking place this year on Sunday, May 26th, 2019. More Details here – Best of the Best Concert
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May 13, 2019
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Global Reggae Charts – Issue 22 // March 2019

The March issue of the Global Reggae Charts magazine is out now. Eesah has been bubbling up within the Jamaican roots scene, so his presence on the album charts at #11 for Masterpiece, is only logical. Likewise is his appearance on our cover, since we’re excited to see where his music takes him from here!…
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April 1, 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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“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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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