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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.Read More
KINGSTON, 01 November 2017 – 25 YEARS NOT OUT! Rebel Salute the ultimate, wholesome, lifestyle and authentic Reggae Festival will be celebrating this milestone in January 2018. Listed in the Billboard Magazine’s top 4 festivals in the Caribbean, a quarter century of this uniquely Jamaican entertainment brand has captured the heart of thousands of reggae lovers at home and around the world.
Saluters will make the pilgrimage to Grizzly’s Plantation Cove in St. Ann for an exciting lineup of musical entertainment and the many delights of the arts village and ital food vendors on Friday, January 12 and Saturday, January 13 2018. The festival runs over a period of two nights showcasing high class entertainment from Reggae’s finest and features a Jamaican food village dominated by healthy Jamaican cuisine, an exquisite art and craft village and the educational herb curb that was launched in 2016.
Rebel Salute 2017 will be officially launched at the Milk River Restaurant and Lounge in Brooklyn, New York on the 2nd of November and December 18th 2017 in Kingston, Jamaica at the Jamaica Pegasus. Both launches will have the endorsement of the Jamaica Tourist Board, The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment & Sports and a number of sponsors including Jewel Dunn's River Beach Resort & Spa, Caribbean Airlines as well as the festival’s impressive cadre of partners. We thank all our sponsors who have been supporting the festival over the past twenty-four years as their support has been critical to the success of the festival’s world class production. With their help, we have been able to secure a steady population – tourists being 38% (the largest for any festival in Jamaica) and locals being 62%.
At Rebel Salute 2018, the Herb Curb will again feature an array of exhibits, herb practitioners, educators, speakers and medical professionals who explore everything from the sacramental to the medicinal marvels of marijuana – as well as a private smoking lounge. We invite our enlightened Saluters to experience the ‘Herb Curb’ -A budding and potent component of Rebel Salute 2018!
Rebel Salute will also offer a newly designated campsite, in a grassy area adjacent to the festival grounds that is only steps away from a beautiful beach washed by the Caribbean Sea.
Tickets are available online at https://firstinlineja.com/category/rebel-salute-2018/ and https://secure.ticketpal.com/affiliate/rebelsalutewebsite . Visit www.rebelsaluteja.com for details.
Our 25th Anniversary promises to be exciting and we look forward to seeing you at the Grizzly’s Plantation Cove, Priory St. Ann on January 12 and 13 for “The People’s Show” .
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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:
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224 days to go to Enjoy Music and Vibes at SummerJam 2018. Here is the first artist announcement for the 33rd edition:
Gentleman will be back after his 2016 combination performance with Ky-Mani Marley.
Ziggy Marley, who rarely toured Europe in the past years, is back in Cologne. His last SummerJam appearance was in 2011.
In 2010 Inner Circle celebrated the 25th SummerJam edition on stage. They are back in 2018 to celebrate their own milestone: 50th band anniversary!
Charly Black, Jahmiel and Stonebwoy will have their SummerJam debut. While SOJA, Tarrus Riley, Naaman, Jesse Royal & Christopher Martin are familiar faces.
Plus Marteria, Ty Dolla $ign, MHD, RIN, Bausa, Chefket, Lary, Kelvyn Colt, 3Plusss and Ace Tee & Kwam.E
SummerJam 2018 takes place in Cologne, Germany from July 6th - 8th at Fühlinger See.
Early Bird Tickets are available now @ summerjam.de
EPIPHANY ARTISTS PRESENTS
THE 25th ANNUAL
SIERRA NEVADA WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL
A SUMMER SOLSTICE & PEACE CELEBRATION
Mark your calendar for June 22, 23 and 24, 2018 and join us at the beautiful Mendocino County Fairgrounds for a weekend filled with the sweet sounds of roots reggae and world music. Nestled in the picturesque Anderson Valley, it's a perfect setting for our gathering that unites music and nature lovers from around the world. Come celebrate with us!
” This tour is a breath of fresh air. We are coming to the West Coast with a new sound in Roots Rock Reggae; an up-full vibration that will transcend across the nation.” –Fari Di Future
Selector extraordinaire Yaadcore joins Fari Di Future to bless up the West Coast.
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
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
The 33rd annual Reggae on the River festival takes place August 3rd to the 6th on the banks of
the Eel River at French's Camp, located 10 miles south of Garberville in the redwood forest of
Humboldt County California. Performers include Assassin, Slightly Stoopid, Sly and Robbie with
Marcia Griffiths, Judy Mowatt and Cherine Anderson, Walshy Fire with Kabaka Pyramid, J Boog,
Stick Figure Lutan Fyah, Junior Kelly, Dezarie, Ibibio Sound Machine, Culture Featuring
Kenyatta Hill, Warrior King, Ken Boothe, and many more artists, DJ's and soundsystems.
Plus over 60 vending booths, a lively KidLandia, and the vibes that makeReggae great.
3 and 4-day tickets available including the Ambassador Pass for more information visit
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.
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.
KZFR presents an Evening of Reggae music with legendary Soul Syndicate singer Earl Zero , DoubleLion Recording artist King Hopeton , and Stay Positive Sound
Doors open at 7:30pm; Show starts at 8:30pm
Tickets are $10 available locally at Chico Paper Company and Blaze N' J's Smoke Shop
Tickets available online http://bpt.me/2899284
Earl Zero originates from Greenwich Town area of Kingston, and Zero began his career in the 1970s, first as a member of the group Rush-It with his childhood friend Earl "Chinna" Smith, who recorded for producer Bunny Lee, who gave him the name 'Earl Zero' to distinguish him from Smith. His recording of his song "None Shall Escape the Judgement" went unreleased but it was a hit for Johnny Clarke when recorded by the singer in 1974, and Zero first had success as a singer himself with the Al Campbell-produced "Righteous Works" in 1975. He recorded for Don Mais' Roots Tradition label (recording "Home Sweet Home" and "I No Lie"), and joined Tommy Cowan's Talent Corporation roster, and had further success with "Please Officer" and "City of the Weak Heart", released on Cowan's Arab label the latter also recorded by Jacob Miller on his Killer Miller album. In 1976 he moved on to work with Bertram Brown, recording "Get Happy", and again recorded with Campbell on "Heart Desire". He continued recording through the late 1970s, recording with Soul Syndicate.His first two albums, Visions of Love and In the Right Way, were released in 1979.
In 1979 he relocated to Northern California, and continues to record since, with several albums released. His latest albums include 'And God Said To Main' , 'Marketplace' , 'Roots and Romance' ,
King Hopeton (Horace Campbell) was born in St Ann Parish on the beautiful island of Jamaica and his work embodies elements of Jazz, Rhythm and Blues, Ska, Gospel, Alternative and Classical music. In 1995, King Hopeton established Double Lion Records in Jamaica and in the US in 2007. Since then, King Hopeton has released work with Beenie Man, Sizzla, Capleton, Little Hero, Teflon and many others. King Hopeton was credited by Billboard Magazine in 2009 for producing 12 of 15 rhythm tracks on Little Hero’s number one Billboard Reggae album “Revelation”, as well as Reggae hits stemming from Jamaica to the Caribbean.
King Hopeton is an avid performer, with an average of over 80 shows a year. You can find him at Festivals such as Alley Arts Fest 2nd Sat (Ca), Sting 2008(Ja), Benefit for Cancer Treatment (Ca), Best Reggae Fest, One love Reggae Fest (California and Florida), In the Light Fest as well as touring, primarily in California at popular music venues.
whenever the need arises for his support, and most importantly, “sharing his knowledge and devotion to this cause” (Reggae Music for Peace). He is currently preparing for an upcoming tour with Black Uhuru in April 2017.
"Reggae is my heart", says King Hopeton, and he aspires to create spiritually lifting music that touches the soul of mankind, bringing peace and hope for all, TODAY.
STAY POSITIVE SOUND is a reggae based sound system. Handling everything from producing events with headlining artists, weekly radio shows, studio production, dub plate recording sessions, live sound system rental and of course, top notch reggae selectors.
Welcome To TEMPO - Chico's New Reggae Night!
We're bringing back the vibes for the Chico, CA massive and beyond. This a night featuring the genres of Reggae, Dancehall, Dub, and Roots featuring California's top DJ's and Soundsystems.
-Every 2nd Saturday of the Month
Our first event kicks off <March 11th, 2017>
-5:00pm to Late
-Venue: Sipho's Jamaican Restaurant and Cafe
-Special Guest DJs and Bands every month!
-FREE to attend, must be at least 21 for alcohol
Bring Warmth To Your Winter!
Sipho's Jamaican Restuarant and Cafe will be hosting a day of Love, Joy, and Niceness celebrating the Earthstrong of Bob Marley, Black History Month, and the Reopening of the Restuarant from Winter vacation.
This is a family friendly event.
The best Jamaican Cuisine served buffet style featuring Jerk Chicken, plaintains, Curry Goat, Brown Stew Chicken, Rice & Peas, a glass of Sipho's famous Ginger Lemonade, and more. As a way of saying thank you to the community, Sipho is offering this cuisine for only $10 per plate (normally $15).
Performers include Triple Tree & Conqueirng Lion Band with
musical selections all day from DJ PhG (Caribbean Dance Radio/ Stay Positive Sound / KZFR 90.1 FM) and Sprech Magic ( KZFR 90.1 FM). Sound provided by Caribbean Dance Radio
Surprise Guests All Day!!
This late release from Seanizzle is our favorite Riddim of the Year. The major keys with the horn lines compliment the high tempo, methodic bassline perfectly. Volume 2 of the Riddim includes Demarco, Beenie Man, Jahmiel, Nesbeth, and more
An album that we thought deserved a Grammy nod. 'Stronger' and 'Health and Strength' garnered heavy rotation for months following the release.
One of the Wickedest releases of the year! A great blend of dubplates, 45s, refixes, and skits. Standout track is 'Kabaka vs Pyramid'
The Lyrical Fyah Returns! Signature tracks include 'Dem Ago Burn' ft Capleton, 'Lyrical Fyah', and 'On My Way Home' ft Randy Valentine.
NotNice scores again with the Ova Dweet Riddim voicing Popcaan on the title track.
Favorite Mixtape of the Year
The original production of the title track for the release has enough energy to be a mixtape within itself. Later in the mix he successfully voices on Barrington Levy's classic Prison Oval Rock Riddim where he tells stories from his youth. Chronixx rides 'Sell My Gun' and 'Spirulina' in the same fashion that we remember from not long ago on songs like 'Behind Curtain'.
Chronixx announced 'Majesty' a North American Tour and album release for 2017.
Maximum Sound presents
The crew at Maximum Sound consistently puts out quality Riddim selections. The thumping baseline of the Armour Riddim was highlighted with tunes 'Picture On The Wall' by Gappy Ranks, 'We Want Better' by Tarrus Riley, and 'Yardman' by Exco Levi. The Blueberry Haze RIddim is a lovers Rock journey anchored by Randy Valentine singing 'Hold On' and Christopher Martin's 'London Girl'.
A big Lovers anthem from Romain Virgo that birthed a Riddim of the same name.
'9' was a bold, artistic, unique, and extremely powerful release from Revival songstress Jah9. An album made with meditation in mind.
favorite Compilation Release of the Year
This is a Reggae release in the fullest of the definition. Jesse Royal singing on a remake of Mikey General's 'Roots & Culture', Romain Virgo in singing a love tune in perfect key ('Unbreakable'), Christopher Martin rides a driving Reggae riddim ('This Could Be Murder'), and Agent Sasco puts 'Never Gonna Break You Down' which could have been on the 'Theory of Reggaetivity' album. All these tunes are surrounded by Silly Walks Discotheque's Riddim selections from 'Honey Pot' and 'Brighter Days'.
VP Records presents 'We Remember Dennis Brown' featuring remakes of the Crown Prince of Reggae by Romain Virgo, Jah Cure, Katchafire, The Green, Jah 9, and many more.
Dancehall hitmaker Alkaline scored a massive with 'Block & Delete' and Mavado serenades about recent rewards with 'Money, Girls, & Fun'.
The 2017 Grammy's take place on February 12th and while most of the world has their eyes on multi-nominations of Drake, Rihanna, Kanye West, and Beyonce, we at CDR keep it tropical.
This 5-track EP included collaborations from Stephen Marley, Chaka Demus, and Snoop Dogg.
Ziggy's self titled May release is his 6th studio album and could be his 5th Grammy gold.
Stand out singles from the VP produced album include 'Raggamuffin', 'Dash Wata', 'Ready for Love'.
The masthead of Cali-Reggae, Rebelution receives their first Grammy nomination for the sixth studio album.
SOJA returns to their home state of VA for their first live release.
A relatively under the radar release features Devin Di Dakta & J.L as the youngest Reggae Grammy nominees.
Our Notable Mentions
This Brooklyn-based Reggae group possesses the real sound of early Rocksteady.
A Caribbean Dance Radio favorite. Favorite songs include 'Espionage', 'Get There', 'Criminal', and 'Hold On'
AREA 101 and Healing Harvest Farms presents The 13th Annual The Emerald Cup
WHERE: Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa CA
WHEN: December 10 & 11, 2016
TICKETS: ON SALE NOW http://theemeraldcup.com/
“The Emerald Cup is one gathering that all cannabis enthusiasts should plan to attend…It is obvious why cannabis enthusiasts return to The Emerald Cup year after year. It was an experience like no other…” – Vegas Cannabis Magazine
The Emerald Cup is Northern California’s premier destination for medicinal marijuana, while advancing the concept of sustainable, outdoor farming. Its reputation is firmly solidified as the largest, most respected, organic, outdoor, medicinal cannabis competition in the world. As a group, The Emerald Cup prides itself in bringing together experts and educators in the cannabis field to our fellow farmers, patients, and patrons each year. It is a community celebration that has grown to become a global movement honoring the year’s finest, organic, sun-grown, medicinal cannabis harvest.
Rolling Stone called it “the Academy Awards of the cannabis industry,” other accolades include; “epic marijuana festival in Wine Country” – SF Gate, Smell The Truth, “best weed fest in the West-or any other direction” – North Bay Bohemian, “refreshing…Home To Top-shelf…Everything” – Medical Jane.
From its small beginnings in Laytonville over a decade ago, The Emerald Cup has proven itself to be “The Definitive Cup for the Fall Harvest.” The Emerald Cup has transformed into not only a competition of the best-grown organic, outdoor cannabis, but just as importantly, into an international educational forum for the most up to date issues in cannabis culture.
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!
The event will also showcase more than 60 vending/ non-profit booths, a lively KidLandia, and the camping, community, and irie vibes that made Reggae On The River famous. 3 and 4-day tickets are available at reggaeontheriver.com- plus the Ambassador Pass for unprecedented perks and access. You can also plan do things in style with an RV. RV space is limited, so act fast. Or, if you just crave some extra comfort while tent camping, consider making a reservation in our new Premier Campground, which offers grassy and mixed shade camping with direct access to the concert bowl.
Visit the festival website for the full story and start planning your Reggae On The River pilgrimage today. It’s happeningAugust 4-7 at French’s Camp, in Garberville, CA- heart of the Emerald Triangle- and your higher vibration destination! http://www.reggaeontheriver.com
The Field Of Haze Festival is a music and lifestyle festival the official 420 Pre-Party!Read More