|Head to Boonville, CA on Friday for Sierra Nevada World Music Festival!|
Epiphany Artists is proud to present the 23rd annual Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, which takes place June 17-19 at the Mendocino County Fairgrounds located in Boonville, California. This three-day music and camping extravaganza features some of the greatest names in world and reggae music as well as an extensive children's program, fire dancers, a daily parade, stilters, hooping and music workshops. The festival village includes two music stages, a "Jamaican-style" late-night dancehall, a kids zone, international foods, arts & crafts and morning movement with Solstice Yoga.
TOOTS & THE MAYTALS
LEE 'SCRATCH' PERRY
LA SANTA CECILIA
PAOLO BALDINI DUBFILES
LOST COAST MARIMBAS
TUFF LIKE IRON
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|5th Annual Island Reggae Festival|
July 9, 20165th Annual Island Reggae Festival
Santa Clara County Fairgrounds
344 Tully Road, San Jose, CA 95111
Festival hours: 10am-11pm
General Admission: $60 (ticket price increase to $70 on 6/1)
VIP: $150 (ticket price increase to $160 on 6/1)
VIP includes: exclusive front row seating, VIP tent, 2 free drinks, 1 free meal
Day of show ticket price, General Admission: $80
Kids 5 and under free
Artists: Common Kings, Tarrus Riley, Collie Buddz, Fiji, Anuhea, Sammy J, Tenelle, Pati, Jordan T, Mango Kingz, Makisi & Fina Love
5th Annual Island Reggae Festival Announces Final Lineup
Event celebrates Pacific Islander Culture, Music and Arts
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Hainault Forest Country Park,
Fox Burrow Road, Chigwell, London IG7 4QN
2nd – 4TH SEPTEMBER 2016, ANNOUNCING FINAL 2016 HEADLINERS
JUNIOR REID, BIG YOUTH, HALF PINT, TAPPA ZUKIE, KABAKA PYRAMID & JAH9
Joining Lee ‘Scratch Perry” and Max Romeo and a packed weekend of 100’s international heavyweights, One Love Festival are delighted to announce their final UK Festival headliners of 2016 and the NightTube to service Hainault tube station over Festival weekend offering 24hr transport links to the day tickets holders – a first in Festival history JUNIOR REID. Unstoppable force in Reggae and Hip Hop scene on both sides of the Atlantic, will take to the stage to co-headline an evening of heavy bass lines and reggae anthems. The phenomenal JUNIOR’ONE BLOOD” REID stands as true One Love Festival original trench town star, rising through the ranks, his full-throttle reggae has propelled him to the top of festival bills around the world. With a new album in the works, and a nation of fans eagerly awaiting his next step, JUNIOR REID is destined to bring his explosive headline credentials for a truly monumental performance at the top of the bill. JUNIOR REID commented: “ I’m are honoured to be asked to headline the Saturday at One Love Festival this summer. I’m going to do all I can to make it a great performance.
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|Reggae On The River #32 Returns August 4-7!|
Premier Camping Now Available!
On the weekend of August 4-7, the non-profit Mateel Community Center will present the 32nd year of Reggae On The River- one of the world’s iconic festival experiences. Set on the banks of the majestic Eel River and delivering the best in reggae and world music to the hills of Humboldt County, CA since 1984, the 2016 event will offer the next chapter in the ROTR legacy with global luminaries…
Sizzla Kalonji & The Fire House Band, KRANIUM & Agent Sasco, Anthony B, Protoje & The Indiggnation Band, Soul Syndicate featuring Mad Professor with Big Youth, U-Roy, Randy Valentine, Marty Dread & Earl Zero; Mbongwana Star, King Yellowman, Million Stylez, Fatoumata Diawara, Jesse Royal, Sister Carol, Ziggi Recado, Jah9 & The Dub Treatment, House Of Shem, Gappy Ranks, No Maddz, Democratoz, Keznamdi, Mr. Williamz, Locos Por Juana, New Kingston, Addis Pablo, Jah Sun, Lion D, Raphael, DubTonic Kru, Newen Afrobeat, The I-Deals, Meleku, Bayonics, The Dubba Dubs, and 7th Generation Rise- with more TBA- including DJs, sound systems, and hot guest artists like Keida, Fyakin, and Prince Levy!
|2016 Reggae Festival Guide magazine - Now Live|
|We are pleased to present the 2016 Reggae Festival Guide, totally digital and interactive with links to your favorite bands, music, products and festivals. We’ve put together a great collection of editorial for you – described below – as well as the festivals on this year’s calendar.|
In “The Inspiration — Rastafari To The World!”, Groundation lyricist and frontman Harrison Stafford highlights his Rasta-mentary film Holding On To Jah, which details Haile Selassie’s 1966 visit to Jamaica and its lasting impact, and features thoughts from reggae luminaries such as Joseph Hill, U-Roy and others.
Steel Pulse has been one of the primary bearers of the reggae torch, keeping the original Rasta message strong. Dive into “Dreadtown — The Steel Pulse Story: Film Crowdfunding And Direct Support From The Fans” to learn more about the upcoming documentary film on this legendary band’s ethic and epic rise to worldwide acclaim.
From reggae business manuals, to a book with in-depth roots artist interviews, to a DVD about Rastafari, Chuck Foster returns with this latest installment of “Readings For Reasonings.”
Join us as we peer into the life, history and culture of Jamaica, Africa, reggae and Rastafari in “Cultural ViZions,”featuring visual artists Abba Yahudah, Jeffrey Samuels, André Jones a.k.a. Natty Rebel and Ras Elijah Tafari.
In “Roots Rock Rhythm — The Universal Heartbeat,” international yoga teacher Shiva Rea reflects upon some of the original heartbeat drum rhythms of reggae, and the transformational power the reggae beat has upon our hearts and souls.
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|Alfray releases Debut Album|
|From the football field into the studio, onto the stage. Wherever you have had the opportunity to see him, he has proven himself to be a winner.|
Alberto Renaldo Fray, Aka Alfray, was born in the tough Olympic Way District of Kingston, Jamaica.
He spent most of his years in the vicinity of Kingston, where his talent in football made him quite familiar, and took him all the way from high school up to the national level.
Music has also always been his passion. He never ceases to use his voice as an instrument for social awareness and upliftment, with a lot of motivation coming from his Dad who's also a gifted singer and his main role model.
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|Irae Divine :: "Is It A Crime?"|
|John-Marc Lucid releases a new big tune for the dance!|
Paper ft. Oflow is a get hype/ dance tune while encouraging the massive to get there's, make money and be progressive in these times. Oflow met Lucid while in Texas for SWSX through mutual friend Ras Gilbert (shashamani sound/ Dub Gideon). Instantly after listening to the original version of Paper, Oflow requested to be part of it. Film maker, Keep Yah Joy, also in town (Austin, Texas) for SWSW filmed the video soon after the verse was recorded.
The video was shot in San Antonio.
The riddim was sent from England based producer x24 who is acquaintance of Lucid's fellow Stone 20 band member Jah Lion. Paper is available now online.
John-Marc Lucid is a singjay reggae artiste, producer and filmmaker based in Texas.
For booking and info contact:
Lucid House Productions
|Download new music from Feluké that puts a future spin on Roots Reggae|
|Singer-songwriter and master percussionist, Feluké offers a powerful roots homage to something he knows too well--life on the street. Music is also something he knows as his Music Director role for Jah Cure and Kymani Marley demonstrates.|
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|Announcing the newest single "Reflect” from Matt U Johnson|
|With roots from Jamaica and New York, Matt U brings a new and improved flavor to the music industry. His lyrical singing style is unique at best, blending solid elements of Pop, R&B, Hip Hop and Reggae along with EDM. The sounds are dynamically irresistible creating an atmosphere of get up and jump, move your body and feet, or sit back and relax allowing the conscious lyrics to transcend and take you to another place. Matt U’s, eclectic and extensive musical background and experience, combined has led to his truly promising, up-and-rising career as an artist that can’t and won’t be stopped.|
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|Reggae Cypher Vol.1 the Brush It Off Riddim:|
1 Reggae Cypher,
14 seperate music videos
14 poisonous tracks.
**Dancehall Reggae won't be the same after this**
|Israel Vibration & Roots Radics Summer Tour|
|Israel vibration & roots radics - new album, play it real - new music video, man up - toured north america october 2015 to february 2016 - performing on the sierra nevada world music festival & reggae in the desert - touring the western us again in june / july 2016.|
Israel Vibration recently released a new album called Play it Real that is another great classic and they have a new music video available on youtube called Man Up. June 2016 they are doing some festivals and touring The Western US. They did a successful Western US tour in October 2015 and they recently finished a successful Eastern US tour in February 2016. Israel Vibration has a strong tour history in North America featuring four vocalists and some of the best recording musicians in Reggae - the Roots Radics. They have an extensive music catalogue that was spread out worldwide before the CD market dropped. Ras Records and Jim Fox of Lion and Fox recording Studios in Washington DC did great work helping to build their catalogue and promote their music. Contact Peter Wardle, Kings Music International at (510) 326-8445 or email if you are interested in bookings.
For bookings contact Peter Wardle or (510) 326-8445.
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|All-Female band Adahzeh is preparing to release their|
latest single Island Girl
ADAHZEH ON A MISSIONThe entertainment industry on a whole has been noted for its temperamental nature despite Jamaica enjoying a niche in the international market. Many jobs within the sphere of Reggae and Dancehall literally are here today and gone tomorrow. Factual as this ever-looming threat maybe, Adahzeh, dubbed The King Daughtaz is on a mission to carve out a unique niche for their all female group.
Adahzeh is a five member female group that was formed in 2013 by Karissa Palmer the leader of the group. The group comprises of a lead singer – Kadian Hamilton, drummer – Tashana Barnett, bassist – Chevanese Palmer, keyboardist – Karissa Palmer and guitarist – Tara-Dean Williamson.Adahzeh is on a mission and have so far managed to impact the lives of many through their live performances across the island. Whether it is music that stirs soul into action or even waking up the inner rebel in you, the girls offer that and a whole lot more.
The all female group is working assiduously towards bringing the full entertainment package. From high class trendy appearance to creativity and musical ingenuity and to compliment those remarkable attributes, there's the sizzling high energy performance with choreographed dance movements.
Adahzeh has recently released their first single and video from their upcoming EP 'Journey' called'Island Girl' that has afforded them the opportunity to represent in a reggae competition in Poland.‘Island Girl’ was written by Kadian Hamilton and produced by Caniggia Palmer and Delroy Escoffery courtesy of D' Empire Management. ‘Journey’ is set to be released Summer 2016. Other Tracks coming out of the EP are "Natty", "Jenny", and "Flow".
The Jamaica Cancer Society Relay for Life, was held last Saturday June 11, 2016 at the Police Officers Club and Adahzeh took the stage at 11:45pm, singing "Ain't that loving you" then right into "Walk Away From Love" and the patrons when wild, they had the patrons singing and dancing from start to finish...They also sang a few of their original songs such as "Natty", "Jenny","Reggae Town" and Islands Girls" and closing out their set with "Should I have Faith In You" and "Step Aside Now". Its was an exciting performance. Be sure to check out Adahzeh at Miss Universe North East Pageant, Saturday June 18, 2016 at Moon Palace Jamaica Grande, Main Street Ocho Rios, Jamaica and Reggae Sumfest, Saturday July 23,2016,Catherine Hall,Montego Bay, Jamaica and help them achieve their ultimate goal which is to bring positive music to Jamaica and ultimately leaving their mark in the music industry.
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|On This Day in Reggae - June 16th|
|1976: Soweto Uprising|
1986: One-day general strike in South Africa.
|Jamaica Music Countdown June 17 - 23, 2016|
|By Richie B|
Top 25 Dancehall Singles, Top 25 Reggae Singles and Top 10 Albums/CD Chart.
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|Taste Of The Caribbean|
Jun-16-2016 - Jun-19-2016, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
|Sierra Nevada World Music Festival|
Jun-17-2016 - Jun-19-2016, Boonville, California, USA
|Ziontific Summer Solstice Music Festival|
Jun-17-2016 - Jun-20-2016, Woodford, Vermont, USA
Jun-18-2016 - Jun-19-2016, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
|Roots Reggae Houston|
Jun-18-2016, Houston, Texas, USA
|Roots Reggae Culture Festival Volume I|
Jun-18-2016, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
|Victoria's Ska & Reggae Festival, 17th Annual|
Jun-22-2016 - Jun-26-2016, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
|Slightly Stoopid with SOJA, The Grouch + Eligh + Zion I|
Jun-24-2016, Berkeley, California, USA
|Marley & Friends Culture Fest|
Jun-25-2016, Brooklyn, New York, USA
|Universal Reggae Festival|
Jun-25-2016 - Jun-26-2016, SAINT DENIS, ILE DE FRANCE, France
|Beres Hammond & Freddie Jackson LIVE|
Jun-25-2016, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
|Reggae Night XV|
Jun-26-2016, Los Angeles, California, USA
|High Sierra Music Festival |
Jun-30-2016 - Jul-03-2016, Quincy, California, USA
|Summerjam Festival 2016, 31st annual|
Jul-01-2016 - Jul-03-2016, Cologne, NRW, Germany
|International Festival of life|
Jul-01-2016 - Jul-04-2016, Chicago, Illinois, USA
|International Reggae Day Festival|
Jul-01-2016, Kingston, Jamaica
Jul-02-2016, KINGSTON, Jamaica
|Victoria's 17th Annual Ska & Reggae Festival|
Jul-06-2016 - Jul-10-2016, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
|Soca Reggae Festival Winnipeg 2016|
Jul-08-2016 - Jul-10-2016, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
|NW Roots Festival|
Jul-08-2016 - Jul-10-2016, Enumclaw, Washington, USA
|TD Irie Music Festival|
Jul-09-2016 - Jul-31-2016, Mississauga & Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Island Reggae Festival|
Jul-09-2016, San Jose, California, USA
Jul-13-2016 - Jul-18-2016, Marina Palmense - Fermo, Fermo, Italy
|California Worldfest-Reggae & Blues|
Jul-14-2016 - Jul-17-2016, Nevada City, California, USA
|Lakesplash Reggae Festival|
Jul-15-2016 - Jul-17-2016, Twann near Biel/Bienne, Bern, Switzerland
|Bayfront Reggae & World Music Festival 11th Annual|
Jul-16-2016, Duluth, Minnesota, USA
Jul-17-2016 - Jul-23-2016, Montego, Jamaica
|One Love World Reggae Festival|
Jul-20-2016 - Jul-24-2016, Latisana, Italy
Jul-21-2016 - Jul-24-2016, Pula, Istra, Croatia
|Oroville Rock Reggae Jamfest|
Jul-22-2016 - Jul-24-2016, Oroville, California, USA
|Northwest World Reggae Festival|
Jul-22-2016 - Jul-24-2016, Scio, Oregon, USA
|Reggae on the Mountain|
Jul-23-2016 - Jul-24-2016, Los Angeles, California, USA
|Omaha Reggae & World Music Festival|
Jul-23-2016, omaha, Nebraska, USA
|Green Woods Reggae Revival|
Jul-23-2016 - Jul-24-2016, Greenwood, Maine, USA
|Virginia Jerk Fest|
Jul-25-2016, Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA
|Reggae Jam Festival|
Jul-27-2016 - Jul-31-2016, Bersenbrack, Niedersachsen, Germany Website
|LB27 Reggae Camp|
Jul-27-2016 - Jul-31-2016, Hatvan, Hungary
|Mid West Reggae Fest 25th Annual|
Jul-29-2016 - Jul-31-2016, North Lawrence, Ohio, USA
|Maple Ridge Caribbean Festival|
Jul-30-2016 - Jul-31-2016, Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada
|Black Forest On Fire|
Jul-30-2016 - Jul-31-2016, 77791 Berghaupten, Germany
|People's Festival 22nd Annual|
Jul-30-2016, Wilmington, New Jersey, USA
|Adamari Caribbean Festival|
Jul-31-2016, Ontario, California, USA
|ONE LOVE Gathering (Free)|
Aug-01-2016 - Aug-07-2016, Vidra Lake, Valcea , Romania
|Reggae on the River, 32nd Annual|
Aug-04-2016 - Aug-07-2016, French's Camp, California, USA
|Arise Music Festival|
Aug-05-2016 - Aug-07-2016, Loveland, Colorado, USA
|Reggae Sun Ska Festival|
Aug-05-2016 - Aug-07-2016, Bordeaux, Aquitaine, France
|Reggae in Wulf 2016|
Aug-05-2016 - Aug-06-2016, Friedberg/Wulfertshausen, Germany
|Caribbean Afr'am Festival|
Aug-06-2016, Charlemont, Massachusetts, USA
|Charlemont Reggae Festival|
Aug-05-2016 - Aug-06-2016, Killeen, Texas, USA
|Taste of The Caribbean and Jerk Festival|
Aug-06-2016, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
|BoomTown Fair, Chapter 8|
Aug-11-2016 - Aug-14-2016, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
Aug-13-2016, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Aug-13-2016 - Aug-20-2016, Benicassim, Castellón, Spain
|Reggae Fest Chicago - One Day, One Love!|
Aug-13-2016, Chicago, Illinois, USA
|Waterfront Reggae Festival|
Aug-13-2016, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
|Six Flags 11 Annual Caribbean Concerts |
Aug-14-2016, Jackson, New Jersey, USA
|Overjam International Reggae Festival|
Aug-15-2016 - Aug-20-2016, Tolmin, Slovenia
Aug-18-2016 - Aug-21-2016, Arrens-Marsous / PYRENEES, France
|Irie Vibes Music Festival|
Aug-19-2016 - Aug-21-2016, Long Creek, South Carolina, USA
|Calgary International Reggae Festival|
Aug-19-2016 - Aug-20-2016, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
|Ya Maka My Weekend|
Aug-19-2016 - Aug-20-2016, Rock Island, Illinois, USA
Aug-20-2016, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Uprising Reggae Festival|
Aug-26-2016 - Aug-28-2016, Bratislava, Slovakia
|SC Reggae Jerk Wine Festival|
Aug-28-2016, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
|One Love Festival|
Sep-02-2016 - Sep-04-2016, London, United Kingdom
|Dry Diggings Festival|
Sep-02-2016 - Sep-03-2016, Placerville, Florida, USA
|Houston Jerk Fest|
Sep-10-2016 - Oct-11-2016, Houston TX, Texas, USA
|Soul Rebel Festival, 15th Annual |
Sep-10-2016, Boulder, Colorado, USA
|Rez Roots Festival|
Sep-17-2016, Kykotsmovi, Arizona, USA
|California Conscious Music Festival|
Sep-18-2016, Rohnert Park, California, USA
|Jefferson City Multicultural Fall Festival, 16th Annual|
Oct-01-2016, Jefferson City, Missouri, USA Website
|Vernier sur Rock|
Oct-13-2016 - Oct-15-2016, Vernier, Switzerland
|Houston Reggae Festival|
Nov-05-2016, Houston, Texas, USA
Nov-05-2016, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
|Four Seasons Party Cruise|
Nov-07-2016 - Nov-12-2016, Miami, Florida, USA
|Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival|
Nov-13-2016, Sunrise, Florida, USA
|Africa Meets Reggae International World Music Festival|
Nov-25-2016 - Nov-26-2016, Lagos, Nigeria
|Palm Beach Jerk and Caribbean Culture Festival, 13th Annual|
Nov-30-2016, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
|Closer to the Sun|
Dec-14-2016 - Dec-18-2016, Puerto Morelos, Mexico
|Baton Rouge Mardi Gras Fest, 3rd Annual|
Dec-31-2016, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
|Bob Marley Birthday Celebration, 29th Annual|
Dec-31-2016, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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