Pack your bags and get ready for the annual pilgrimage to Northern California for this year’s Reggae on the River!
Line up announced soon
Pack your bags and get ready for the annual pilgrimage to Northern California for this year’s Reggae on the River!
This hits us in Northern California particularly hard. While we are selfishly disappointed about no SNWMF this year we must remain confident in the restoration of health to the festival’s founder, Warren.
Many blessings to the Smith family and the entire SNWMF massive
Just look at this lineup! Headliners only!
The 9 Mile Music Festival began in 1993 as a musical testament by Cedella Marley Booker to the life and philosophy of her son, world renowned artist Bob Marley. Though the Festival has changed names several times over the last two decades, it remains inclusive and welcoming of all forms of music including Reggae, R&B , Urban, Latino and many other various sounds.
Through out the years we've provided over 3 million canned goods since the festivals inception. Distributing them to homeless shelters and domestic centers throughout Miami; feeding families in need for months. For 25 years, the concert has required canned goods in addition to the price of admission, and it always will.
Friend of the show and friend inna real life Bobby Hustle is doing a Dubplate Promo session for the month of January. This is an opportunity not to be missed!
Caribbean Dance Radio and Free Up Clothing teamed up with Bobby Hustle for our annual mixtape in 2018 - ‘Light Up The Darkness’. Check his dubplate style on the mixtape - any riddim, any tune it shottt!
Order your directly from Bobby Hustle - firstname.lastname@example.org. Tell em PhG sent ya
Drake has finally signed Popcaan to OVO Sound.
For years there have been talks of Popcaan joining Drake‘s label OVO Sound, but nothing was never solidified. The two artists have been close friends for years with both of them even getting tattoos to rep their respective camps. Poppy got himself an OVO tat, and Drizzy got himself an Unruly tat. Jamaicans have pretty much adopted Drizzy because of his love for the culture.
During his performance at the dancehall star’s annual Unruly Fest on Saturday night in St. Thomas, Drake announced that he had made Popcaan an official OVO Sound member. “This is something we’ve been working on for a very long time, and I just wanna let everyone know that finally, officially 2019, Popcaan a sign to OVO label,” Drake told the massive crowd at Lyssons Beach in St. Thomas.
Popcaan will now join artists like PARTYNEXTDOOR, Majid Jordan, Roy Woods, dvsn, Plaza, and Baka Not Nice, who calls OVO Sound their home. In addition to these well-known names, OVO also has producers like Noah ’40’ Shebib, Boi-1da, T-Minus, Mike Zombie, and Nineteen85.
Drake is a co-founder of OVO Sound, a label based in Canada that he founded with producer Noah ’40’ Shebib and Oliver El-Khatib in 2012. Drake and his team have since transformed OVO from being just a record label to a full-fledged entertainment brand which includes merchandise like their own OVO Jordans.
Dec. 20 - via UrbanIslandz
Tommy Lee Sparta is now a free man after prosecutors dropped his lottery scam case.
Tommy Lee Sparta, born Leroy Russell, is now breathing a sigh of relief after his lottery scam case was dismissed. His co-defendant O’Brian Smith also saw the charges against him dropped. In 2014, the pair were jointly charged for breaches of the Law Reform (Fraudulent Transactions Special Provisions) Act.
“This case has been a dark cloud over Tommy Lee’s head for years, and now he can put it behind him,” a rep for the deejay told Urban Islandz. “For years the police force has been targeting the artist with all types of crimes that he is not guilty of. This is just another clear sign that they are just trying to fabricate a case against him.”
On Wednesday, the court got a chance to view the controversial laptop at the heart of the police investigation. A senior police officer testified in court that he found thousands of files on HP Pavilion laptop in a folder with Tommy Lee Sparta’s name.
Detective Corporal Campbell told the court that the files contain detail information about United States Citizens, as well as, letters sent to two elderly persons informing them that they won two Mercedes-Benz and millions of dollars.
Tommy Lee Sparta pleaded not guilty to the charges and his attorney Ernest Smith submitted a no case submission to the courts after yesterday’s hearing.
“In an effort to prove its case, the prosecution has placed its life on the contents of a laptop and external hard drive,” Smith said. “My Lady, in the first instance, the prosecution must prove that on the gadgets on which they rely, were in the sole possession of either or both accused, individually or jointly.”
Tommy Lee Sparta was back in court last week for his ongoing lottery scam case.
The Mobay deejay is facing years in prison if found guilty of charges including breaches of the Law Reform (Fraudulent Transactions Special Provisions) Act. His ongoing case resumed last week Wednesday in the Home Circuit Court in Kingston where a police forensic expert testified in court in support of the DPP case against Tommy Lee Sparta. Detective Corporal Campbell told the court that he discovered files on a laptop belonging to the dancehall star which contained personal information about United States nationals.
Campbell noted that he found a partition on the computer’s external hard drive with the identity of persons living in New York, California, Florida, Virginia, and Connecticut. The hard drive contained 1,001 records, and another 5,500 records were found on the laptop. Campbell says the area codes of the phone numbers on the files helped him determine the location of the individuals.
“I found a partition on the hard drive called ‘Tommy Lee.’ I observed two files in the trash folder,” DC Campbell said.
Tommy Lee Sparta, whose real name is Leroy Russell, and three other persons were arrested in February of 2014 and charged with breaches of the Law Reform (Fraudulent Transaction) (Special Provisions) Act, 2013. Charges against two of the men were later dropped after cops could not provide sufficient evidence linking them to the crime.
Tommy Lee has maintained his innocence saying that he makes his money as an established dancehall artist. A rep for the Guzu Musiq deejay told Urban Islandz that he is confident that he will be vindicated when the trial concludes. Sparta also blamed his legal troubles for his inability to travel overseas to tour and make money. The trial will resume on December 12 following an adjournment on Monday.
Artwork and article credited to Reggaeville
10,000 tickets sold in less then three months! The Chronixxconcert in London @ Alexandra Palace on November 11th, 2018 is SOLD OUT!
Another milestone for Chronixx! Having entertained sold-out crowds every time in the capital city of England, anticipation was sky high. Scala in 2013, Electric Brixton 2014, Somerset House in 2015 and Brixton Academy in 2017. As a result, tickets for the iconic Alexandra Palace have sold out online a month ahead of the show! The last tickets were only available in local record shops.
The 10,000 strong crowd will not only get Chronixx & Zincfence Redemption, but also Protoje & The Indiggnation. Following sold out shows in Jamaica (Montego Bay and Kingston) and one in New York, London is up next. In an unprecedented move, the two acts will tackle the 10,000 capacity Alexandra Palace. Both have played numerous UK festivals between them including Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds, Parklife and more. Both have also represented reggae on established music show, Later... with Jools Holland. This also marks their fifth concert on UK soil.
Obviously Chronixx and Protoje will perform their combination Who Knows and more likely they will also do Flames and No Guarantee, both taken from Protoje’s 2018 album A Matter of Time. Additional guest appearances are also possible as artists such as Koffee and Sevana could also be in London these days.
On November 10, the day before the sold out London show, Chronixx and Koffee are scheduled to appear at BBC Music Introducing…. LIVE.
INTERESTING FACT: Koffee was recently signed by Columbia Records UK. READ THE NEWS HERE!
But that's not all. You can call it a Chronixx Week in London from November 9 - 14, including a Popup Shop (exclusive merch line in collaboration with Tom Kariv) and an additional live event on November 12, dubbed Zincfence Sessionz.
Check all dates here:
November 9-14, 2018
Chronixx Popup Shop @ Brixton Village Market
November 10, 2018
BBC Music Introducing… LIVE @ Tobacco Dock Chronixx & Koffee plus Asco, Abra Cadabra, Alicai Harley and many more…
November 11, 2018 #SOLDOUT
Chronixx with Protoje @ Alexandra Palace
November 12, 2018
Zincfence Sessionz with Chronixx, Protoje, Sevana, Maverick Sabre & more @ Bush Hall
Give thanks to the Global Reggae Charts for the opportunity to be the 'Featured Voter' for the September Issue. We've been proud to be a voter on the Global Reggae Charts and are thankful for every reader and voter.
Scan to page 6-7 for our interview and keep reading for a featurette on Reemah.
9TH ANNUAL ONE LOVE ONE HEART REGGAE FESTIVAL SET FOR SEPTEMBER 1 & 2, 2018 IN WOODLAND, CA WITH MAJOR REGGAE HEADLINERS
Yolo County Fairgrounds in Woodland, CA will turn into International Culture Fest Labor Day Weekend when H.A.S.O Live presents the 9th Annual One Love One Heart Reggae. Gates are at 10am each day and the music goes to 11pm.
The festival boasts the biggest names in reggae including Nigerian Superstar Davido; Jamaican reggae harmony legends, Israel Vibration & Roots Radics; Jamaican deejay and member of the Rastafari movement, Anthony B; Grammy winner, Mykal Rose; Dread Mar-I from Argentina; reggae singer and toaster from England, Pato Banton; Grammy nominees from Jamaica, Raging Fyah; music with a message from Jah 9; Jamaican singer/songwriter, producer Randy Valentine; feel-good musical vibration of up-and-coming Reggae artist, Keznamdi; Misael from Puerto Rico; Hawaiian-based Guidance Band; 100% Roots Reggae Virgin Islands Style from Abja and the Kushites; San Francisco Bay's own Reggae Angels; The Dancehall Diva, Sister I-Live; and more!
The Master of Ceremonies is Rocky Bailey and the deejays are Deeply Rooted Sound: Dj Souljah and Dj Nice Up; Zion Roots Sound; DJ Keyz; DJ Upright; Next Levell Sound: Dj Jeanius; Irie Selecta; Jah Mikey One Sound; Ras Rican; and DubFyah of Full Watts Hi-Fi.
This all-ages festival is fun for the whole family with international food and merchandise vendors and on-site camping, and a Kidz Zone, plus Jah 9 will also be leading a Yoga Dub Session.
The fairgrounds are located in Woodland, CA. Gate 1 is located at 1250 Gum Ave.
Tickets available at Eventbrite. Weekend Passes are $135; Saturday and Sunday only passes are $75. Kids under 12 are free. Onsite tent camping is $70 per car/2 people (each additional person is $25).
This year a VIP ticket is offered for $200 and includes a weekend ticket to the show, wine tasting, finger foods, shade canopies and seating, a specialty bar, and much more. Tickets for VIP area will be issued at will call with your receipt and I.D.
This is event raises money and awareness for MP Strider's Youth Track Club/USATF which works to keep our youth in sports and off the streets.
Tickets and line-up available on www.oneloveoneheartreggaecom and Eventbrite.
This event is made possible from support of our sponsors MJ Travel, Potent Sticks, Lil Shop of Growers, MP Striders Track Club, Reggae Festival Guide, Kulcha Latino San Francisco, Dimples Records, Queen Sheba Ethiopian Cuisine Restaurant,
For more information contact: 916-607-6995, 916-706-4430, 775-846-8238
Inside you can find the latest reggae album, single, and riddim charts based on votes by radio DJs and music directors from around the world.
THE BEST ROOTS REGGAE ARTISTS FROM JAMAICA AND AROUND THE WORLD WILL PERFORM AT OROVILLE ROCK REGGAE JAMFEST ON JULY 20-22 ON THE FEATHER RIVER IN OROVILLE, CA
Oroville Rock Reggae JamFest will be held on July 20 – 22, 2018 at Riffles Resort, 4488 Pacific Heights Road, Oroville CA on the beautiful and majestic Feather River.
This annual event honoring His Imperial Majesty, Haile Selassie’s 128th birthday welcomes families to the best roots reggae music festival in California at a beautiful riverside resort with swimming and camping.
Tickets are $150 for the all three days; single day tickets are $40 for Friday, and $50 each for Saturday or Sunday-only tickets. Tickets increase at the gate.
Children 12 and under are free with their parents. There will be a Kid’s Area with face painting and a Bouncy House. Rubber-soled river shoes are recommended for swimming.
Camping is $60 for three-day ticket holders only. RV camping is $200 for the weekend.
The incredible line-up includes Jr. Reid, Anthony B, Queen Ifrica, Tony Rebel, Abysinnians, Mighty Diamonds, Ras Shiloh, I-Wayne, Ifa Journey, Hempress Sativa, Alika, Quinto Sol, Iyata Safari, Kulcha Knox, Curtis Young, Empress Akua, Yung JR, JuJu Blood, The Artist M, Prince Haze, Martei Korley, Blaze1, Guidance Band, Dignitary Stylish, Geronimo Wild, Isane, Irae Devine, Rass Martin, Itimo, Mega Banton, Mobay Prodigal, Sudi Boy; and DJ Selectors: Small Axe Sound, Selectah Staqweed, and PHG with MC Mutabaruka.
This festival celebrates the birthday of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie, the spiritual head of the Rastafarian faith.
The gates open on Friday, July 20 at 8am for three-day ticket holders who are camping (camping check out is noon on Monday). The campground has a shower.
Acoustic music starts at 11:00 am on Friday and amplified music begins at 6:00 pm on Friday and ends at 1:00 am. On Saturday and Sunday, amplified music begins at 11:00 am and ends 1:00 am and midnite on Sunday.
Camping passes for the three day is per car and up to four people. Each additional person is $10 per person extra.
For more information, contact Ifa Journey Promotions: 530-353-1153: email@example.com
Final Artist Announcement!
Get 10% off your ticket by using coupon code 'CARIBBEAN10' at check out on Eventbrite
We're talkin Iration, Busy Signal, The Original Wailers, Arrested Development, Bambaata Marley, Cham, Don Carlos and more
REDWAY, CA - High Times Productions, the event-management team for High Times Media in partnership with the Mateel Community Center, announced new lineup additions for this year’s iconic Reggae on the River festival which will be held on August 3-5, 2018 in Piercy, CA (near Garberville in Southern Humboldt County) and includes music and camping.
Reggae legends Israel Vibration will join Iration, Mavado, Morgan Heritage, Busy Signal, The Original Wailers, Arrested Development, Don Carlos, Bambaata Marley, Cham, Wailing Souls, and Hempress Sativa, who will perform across the three-day gathering. More artists are yet to be announced.
General Admission, VIP, and camping passes are on sale via the eggae on the River websit.
Through a strategic partnership announced earlier this year, High Times has joined forces with the Mateel Community Center to elevate this cultural landmark to new heights. Providing both resources and direction, the cannabis icon will implement the best practices it has amassed through its years of successful event production to create a world-class experience for Reggae fans and the surrounding community.
“High Times is pleased to announce the inclusion of Iration, Mavado and Busy Signal as headliners of this legendary event,” said Adam Levin, CEO of High Times Media. He mentioned earlier, “This event is a cornerstone of the Northern California community, and High Times could not be more excited to help present this year’s festivities. This year’s show will be bigger and better than ever!”
The festival was birthed in 1984 as a fundraiser for the Mateel Community Center in Redway and held on land owned by the Arthur family. Originally, it was a one-day musical event to raise money to replace Mateel’s hall, which had been destroyed in a fire. This developing partnership with High Times has provided the center with resources to continue growing and expanding the festival’s reach.
High Times has assumed all responsibility for the upcoming festival’s talent lineup, marketing, and monetization efforts. The brand is also providing the Mateel Community Center with expertise from its long and successful production history, ensuring that the festival is on par with what the industry has come to expect from its premier brand.
High Times produces a series of Cannabis Cup events annually as well as several other lifestyle and music events tied to High Times magazine, the oldest and best-known brand in the business of legalized marijuana. Given their production chops, knowledge of the landscape, and successful history in both events and media, High Times was the perfect partner for the Mateel Community Center. “Reggae on the River marks an important step for High Times Production to manage a broader music event not explicitly tied to the legal cannabis industry,” Levin said.
Recently added to the lineup are friends of the show and friends inna real life Jah Warrior Shelter plus Chainska Brassika, La Misa Negra, LoCura, Quinto Sol, Alana Davis, Viernes 13, Lior Ben Hur, The SoulFire Project, Downbeat The Ruler, and Comanche High Power will be performing at the 25th Annual Sierra Nevada World Music Festival this June!
SNWMF has also released the lineup by day - check it out below
SINGLE-DAY TICKETS TO SNWMF 2018 NOW AVAILABLE!
Single-Day Music Tickets to our 25th annual summer solstice and world peace celebration are now available for purchase online. 1-Day tickets are $70 for Friday, $85 for Saturday and $75 for Sunday. Remember: camping is only for 3-day ticket holders.
Single-Day Music Tickets will be available at select Independent Ticket Outlets after May 1st.
Article taken from Reggaeville.com -
After Reggae On The River 2017 failed to meet its budgetary expectations and the production sustained a significant loss, it was uncertain whether or not there would be 2018 edition.
But today it was announced, that Reggae On The River and High Times start a partnership for this year’s festival. See the official press release below for details.
Interesting fact from June 2017: Damian Marley as part of a 20 investor group acquired 60 percent stake in High Times!
REGGAE ON THE RIVER ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH HIGH TIMES
Reggae On The River Festival Announces New Strategic Partnership with High Times High Times Productions, Mateel Community Center Pair to Grow Iconic Music and Culture Celebration
High Times Productions, the event-management team for High Times Media, today announced an exclusive partnership with the Mateel Community Center to breathe new life into the iconic Reggae On The River festival.
High Times will assume all responsibility for the upcoming festival’s talent lineup, marketing, and monetization efforts. The brand will also provide the Mateel Community Center with best practices learned from it’s long and successful production history in an effort to ensure the experience is on par with what the industry has come to expect from it’s premiere brand.
“Reggae on the River is a beloved institution in the Northern California music and countercultural scene, and a natural fit for High Times,” said Adam Levin, CEO of High Times Media. “We already operate numerous music and lifestyle events across three continents and see Reggae on the River as an extraordinary addition to the amazing experiences we curate annually for tens of thousands of fans.”
The festival has been connected since 1984 to the Mateel Community Center in Redway, and held on land controlled by the Arthur family. Originally, it was a one-day musical event to raise money to replace Mateel’s hall, which had been destroyed in a fire.
"Under the new partnership with High Times, the center will have the resources to continue growing and developing the festival", said Garth Epling, the MCC Board President.
“Reggae on the River has been a treasured part of Northern California’s cultural scene for decades, and Mateel’s board has been committed to finding a long-term, sustainable partnership to ensure the festival thrives for years to come,” Epling said. “This High Times partnership ensures that Reggae on the River will remain a cornerstone of life in Humboldt county.”
High Times Productions produces a series of Cannabis Cup events annually as well as several other lifestyle and music events tied to High Times magazine, the oldest and best-known brand in the business of legalized marijuana. Given their production chops, knowledge of the landscape, and successful history in both events and media, High Times was the perfect partner for the Mateel Community Center. Reggae On The River marks an important step for High Times Production to manage a broader music event not explicitly tied to the legal cannabis industry, Levin said.