Caribbean Dance Radio

Caribbean Dance Radio is a podcast, radio show, and sound system bringing you the best and latest tunes in Dancehall, Reggae, and Roots. In a true sound system fashion Caribbean Dance Radio drops exclusive releases, dubplates, remixes, and 45s in an unforgettable style and pattern. Subscribe and Listen in iTunes, Google Play, TuneIn Radio, and Stitcher.

Sierra Nevada World Music Festival - Final Artist Announcement

Recently added to the lineup are friends of the show and friends inna real life Jah Warrior Shelter plus Chainska BrassikaLa Misa NegraLoCuraQuinto SolAlana DavisViernes 13Lior Ben HurThe SoulFire ProjectDownbeat 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

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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. 

Global Reggae Charts - December 2017

Inside you can find the latest reggae album and single charts based on votes by radio DJs and music directors from around the world.

Caribbean Dance Radio is stoked to be a part of the voted process every month. We think about Boom Tune of the Week, Riddim of the Week, and big singles when making our submissions. Take a look at the online mag by clicking above and list to the Top 20 on YouTube below:

Best Reggae Album Grammy Nominees

No long talking, this years Grammy Nominees for Best Reggae Album are:

Chronixx - Chronology

Common Kings - Lost In Paradise

J Boog - Wash House Ting

Damian 'Jr. Gong' Marley - Stony Hill

Morgan Heritage - Avrakedabra

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The 60th Annual Grammy Awards will be held on January 28, 2018. Reggae fans are well versed in the Marley's capability to capture a global audience making them high contenders for a Grammy on a yearly basis.

'Chronology' has already solidified itself as a multi-genre album with Reggae overtones and one drop rhythms throughout and by this author's projection, will be a cornerstone of reggae music in the next decade.

Common Kings and J Boog perform to a younger, festival going fan base well versed in their discography and can sing every song word for word. The introduction of streaming statistics into Billboard chartings has helped these artists immensely. 

The Royal Family of Reggae has been traversing the globe for decades and has been able to 'digitize' their music with EDM and Dubstep elements. Morgan Heritage won the Best Reggae Album Grammy last year with 'Strictly Roots'

Best luck to all nominees

Sierra Nevada World Music Festival Complete lineup [by Day]

The 3rd Tier of Artist Announcements have been made for this year's SNWMF. The lineup is the best of summer and will be talked about for years to come.

Old-School Reggae lovers get Horace Andy, Third World, Barrington Levy, Lee Scratch Perry, Keith & Tex and the Reggae Revival fans get to see Tarrus Riley, Chronixx, Gappy Ranks, Exco Levi, and more.

 

About the festival:

The Sierra Nevada World Music Festival promotes "conscious" music. Conscious music is music with a message of peace and unity, which transcends the divisions of race and culture.

Over the past twenty three years we have endeavored to build a community where Conscious music, Roots music, and World music is embraced. Where bringing diverse people from many lands together in celebration yields more than just the sum of each individual present, but something much grander. At SNWMF people experience a unique sense of unity and belonging, a semi-utopian moment in time where love, generosity, joy and innocence can be reclaimed. We believe that music has the power to move mountains and change paradigms, and the phenomenal artists who have graced SNWMF stages over the past decade have imparted an overwhelmingly Positive force.
 

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Munga Arrested on Murder Charges

Colloquially known as the 'Gangsta Ras', Munga has been charged with the murder. it is rumored that the victim is Mr. Vegas' nephew.

 

Munga Honorable is currently in police custody after cops named him as a person of interest in a murder case.
The dancehall deejay has maintained his innocence, but cops say they are probing a recent killing that they believe that the artist is linked to. “He is not worried,” Munga attorney Christopher Townsend said. “Of course, custody can be a little bit uncomfortable and he has indicated how uncomfortable he is, but he believes that in the end he will certainly be vindicated,” he said. My client maintains that he has nothing to hide and he has cooperated fully with the police. No charges have been brought against him and he is looking forward to returning to his music that he loves so much.”
Senior superintendent in charge of the St Andrew South Division, Arthur Brown, confirmed that Munga is currently in custody but no charges have been laid against him up until the time of this publication. Brown says that the “Flippin Rhymes” deejay is only a person of interest at this time. Back in 2015, Munga was attacked and chopped several times with a machete, but he released a statement calling for peace.
“Me close brethren send me a message with my favourite song that I wrote tattooed on his chest as an inspiration to me, and him say, ‘don’t fight fire with fire, don’t fight darkness with darkness,’ so revenge is not my forte,” Munga said.