Reggae music – Reggae Shack http://reggae-shack.com/ Sun, 25 Sep 2022 05:07:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://reggae-shack.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/profile-120x120.png Reggae music – Reggae Shack http://reggae-shack.com/ 32 32 Trinidad ‘comes to consciousness’ with reggae music | Entertainment https://reggae-shack.com/trinidad-comes-to-consciousness-with-reggae-music-entertainment/ Sun, 25 Sep 2022 05:07:46 +0000 https://reggae-shack.com/trinidad-comes-to-consciousness-with-reggae-music-entertainment/ Reggae royalty will reign supreme at Queen’s Park Savannah in Trinidad & Tobago (T&T) in November when four stalwarts of the genre rain down bolts of conscience on the venue in an event dubbed “Kings of the Earth”. Rastafarian messengers Coco Tea, Sizzla, Capleton and Anthony B have been specially chosen for this musical mission, […]]]>

Reggae royalty will reign supreme at Queen’s Park Savannah in Trinidad & Tobago (T&T) in November when four stalwarts of the genre rain down bolts of conscience on the venue in an event dubbed “Kings of the Earth”.

Rastafarian messengers Coco Tea, Sizzla, Capleton and Anthony B have been specially chosen for this musical mission, which Grammy-nominated producer, promoter and songwriter Vychalle ‘Kid’ Singh and his team have chosen to market using the theme, The Return to Consciousness. This is the first edition of this annual concert concept, which, according to the team, “reminds everyone that in the age of social media and rapid access to all kinds of information, we must always be aware of reality”.

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Singh added that the reunited cast has “a wealth of positive content” and, since the pandemic, none of these talented artists, “who are all favorites and never disappoint reggae fans around the world”, have performed. in Trinidad.

Asked what exactly caused this need to come back to consciousness, Singh gave a thought-provoking answer, as he shared memories of “the days when the music of Sizzla, Capleton and Anthony B was making dropping the crime rate across the entire Diaspora… when every young person wanted to grow their hair and lead a more conscious life.

He continued, “Personally, I think we need to do more as a people to raise awareness. These particular artists, among many others, have a huge influence on Trinidad and Tobago. I would even go so far as to say that most of these artists consider T&T like a second home. That being said, I think balance is key. I’m not pointing fingers and blaming anyone for expressing themselves through their art, but the media should give awareness a fair game and create balance. It’s our way of creating that balance through Kings of the Earth.

For Singh, gathering this cast of “conscience” stars hasn’t been a challenge, largely due to the relationships this Caribbean citizen has built and nurtured through invaluable partnerships. For example, he worked with Sizzla for over 18 years as an engineer and producer and over the decades he was able to earn respect and build professional relationships with every artist in the cast.

“It literally took a few hours to seal the deal with the four reggae icons. The actual date of November 26 has no particular meaning. We had to work with a date that suited all entities involved,” said explained Singh.

All the artists gave energy to the promotion by posting the ads on their social media platforms, one of which is an endorsement of Kings of the Earth by DJ Khaled.

Singh and his team are no strangers to concert playing, and as a collective they are responsible for events such as Monster Energy Summer Jam; I remember; LIV, a benefit concert for the Cancer Society; Hennessy Artistry; TOTR and the international monarch of Soca. They promise an unparalleled overall experience through world-class production in stage, lighting, sound, art, music, self-expression and positive content.

“The Caribbean flavor that we share between our islands in our cuisines, our drinks, our patois and our dance, to name a few, is unique in the world, and more partnerships between our similar cultures but different varieties should be marketed to global travelers and media so that reinvestment and development can be made to improve the lives of everyone involved,” Singh emphasized.

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Promoters expect thousands of patrons from across Trinidad and Tobago to flock to Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain’s largest open leisure space, on Saturday November 26, but admitted it is difficult to predict the numbers as there is so much entertainment around the island on a daily basis.

Singh was happy to share that a portion of the proceeds from the concert will be directed to a helpline which will primarily focus on topics such as conflict resolution, anger management, adult literacy and learning. other problems troubling the young citizens of the twin island. State. The hotline will be staffed by experienced and trained psychologists and guidance professionals, and the consortium is currently in the process of identifying lifetime corporate partners in the private and public sectors.

yasmine.peru@gleanerjm.com

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Africa owns Reggae music – not the Caribbean, says Stonebwoy https://reggae-shack.com/africa-owns-reggae-music-not-the-caribbean-says-stonebwoy/ Sun, 18 Sep 2022 11:06:30 +0000 https://reggae-shack.com/africa-owns-reggae-music-not-the-caribbean-says-stonebwoy/ Stonebwoy is undoubtedly one of Ghana’s greatest musical exports. The Afropop, Dancehall and Reggae musician has won a plethora of awards and recognitions, toured many countries around the world and was recently signed to Universal Music Group’s Def Jam Recordings – one of the leading companies of music in the world – which has heavyweights […]]]>

Stonebwoy is undoubtedly one of Ghana’s greatest musical exports. The Afropop, Dancehall and Reggae musician has won a plethora of awards and recognitions, toured many countries around the world and was recently signed to Universal Music Group’s Def Jam Recordings – one of the leading companies of music in the world – which has heavyweights like Justin Bieber and Kanye West, among others, in its roaster. In this interview with TheCable Lifestyle, the 34-year-old singer gives his two cents on the controversial debate over “Whether Nigerian artists support their Ghanaian counterparts”. He also argues that reggae music belongs to Africans – not Caribbean people.


TheCable Lifestyle: What made you choose reggae as your music genre?

stonebwoy: I chose Reggae because it’s the most relevant way to express my talent. And I think over the years I’ve proven that it’s not the only way I can express my creativity, but it’s actually the basis because I can identify with the message and the style he brings.

Dancehall and reggae music is the path that feels most comfortable to me and that I really identify with.

TheCable Lifestyle: Many would say reggae is not an African thing. What is your point of view on this?

Stonebwoy: Reggae is rooted in the heart of Africa. It is not a foreign style or movement. He just has more awareness and consciousness attached to that style of music.

Even our Afrobeats today are also from the highlife core, where the highlife core is telling stories and bringing people to consciousness. Whether Reggae, Dancehall, Highlife or Afrobeats, they all come from the same source.

For me, it’s not that it’s really difficult to express yourself with these styles, all these names in Jamaican. Remember that Jamaicans are all Africans due to the slave trade. So, it’s just the music that we cover.

Music is music, you just have to present it well and find the way you can express yourself best and most.

I’m not the only one, there are tons and tons of people who get inspired by this kind of music. It does not belong to any Caribbean society by its core. It belongs to Africans and we benefit from it in various ways.

TheCable Lifestyle: As an accomplished artist, what part of your career do you think you haven’t explored yet?

Stonebwoy: So far so good, I’ve mapped way beyond that and just want to expand and grow. So basically, to whom we give a lot, we expect a lot. I have proven myself. From a dancehall Reggae base, I was able to throw my tentacles everywhere. I was able to collaborate with several artists in all fields.

I think I already have enough to handle so I pray to God to give me strength so I can push further as there is so much more room for growth.

And later we can go further into something really weird, but once it’s music that gets into black DNA, then I think I have the privilege of trying and testing and to do.

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TheCable Lifestyle: Nigerian music industry executive Ayo Sonaiya claimed in his documentary that afrobeats originated in Ghana, is that true?

Stonebwoy: If it was a Ghanaian saying that then I would think it’s up for debate a bit but I think Ayo wouldn’t be researching over the years of his contribution in the industry to share with Africans and fellows around the world. any form of lying.

This does not create any form of competition. It is a question of education and level of understanding that we mainly share a lot of historical documents, we are the same people.

If it is from Ghana, I think credit should be given to those brothers where it is from. If he is being rolled to the highest of heights by Nigerians, we must also acknowledge the fact that it was our other sister who did this. That’s the kind of mentality we need to have.

I am proud to be a Ghanaian and to this day it is very evident that there are several other people across the continent who are creating different things that Nigeria as a brother sells better. Like the new Amapiano – most of the Amapiano sounds that we really enjoy come from Nigeria. And the Afrobeats has opened up so much that it contains anything and everything inspired by today.

Basically, there is a lot of education to be done, so we all understand that this is more of an umbrella representation of Africans than a particular region. There are different spices from different places that come together to form today’s Afrobeats that we are proud of.

TheCable Lifestyle: In that vein, do you think Shatta Wale was correct in saying that Nigerian artists don’t support Ghanaian artists?

Stonebwoy: I cannot give an explanation to someone who has raised certain points because he is the only one who has the details that necessitated these points. But, we all play roles in Africa, therefore, our Nigerian brothers have led the way and continued to push the level to the highest of heights, so if they can, they are the ones who drive everyone, c That was the kind of submission I made when this issue came up.

I believe that I am not an ignorant artist, so my submission is very clear and well documented. So, I know that Nigeria has an important role to play to be the one who will lead the continent, regardless of the contribution of everyone else.

I have nothing to do with any particular Nigerian artist supporting any particular Ghanaian artist, it’s too basic and individualistic, and I can’t deal with that. I have friends on this side, we owe it to ourselves to push the movement forward. I think of the industry, the continent and peace and love.

TheCable Lifestyle: What was the inspiration behind your career?

Stonebwoy: My inspiration is basically to connect with the bigger picture. I know I am a Ghanaian but I also understand that I am inspired to think far and wide that there are brothers and sisters scattered all over the place and we all have similar things in music.

So with the level of talent that I offer, I’m not afraid to dare and connect with RnB artists, Reggae and Dancehall artists, or Latin, Portuguese or French-speaking artists. And all of these areas, I did. My inspiration has been to connect to bigger things.

That’s my main inspiration, to speak on behalf of the voiceless in Africa, to really represent people like Kwame Nkrumah and Fela Kuti.

TheCable Lifestyle: When you’re not making music, what do you do for fun?

Stonebwoy: I’m probably resting because I’m still thinking. In my spare time I read a book or sleep or play a PlayStation but that’s even rare.

There is not too much time to play, that time will come but now I am focused on the work to be done.

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TheCable Lifestyle: What do you think of emerging artists in Ghana and Africa?

Stonebwoy: I think everyone is born to deliver their quota of what God has creatively given them. People have to choose where we actually push it from. So we can all be in the same boat, playing at different times. So I really respect all new people who work and push to add to the historical benefits of our music, our culture and our art.

of which I can say no less. They do wonders.

TheCable Lifestyle: What should we expect from you?

Stonebwoy: I’m going to release my album in March next year. I released a single called ‘Gidigba’, it’s hot everywhere. It’s a masterpiece. The first single was ‘Therapy’, a beautiful love song.

From there, we could release another single before December, when we would be busy headlining all the shows, festivals and concerts.

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The tragic 2021 death of reggae music legend Bunny Wailer https://reggae-shack.com/the-tragic-2021-death-of-reggae-music-legend-bunny-wailer/ Thu, 08 Sep 2022 19:16:00 +0000 https://reggae-shack.com/the-tragic-2021-death-of-reggae-music-legend-bunny-wailer/ As Wailer continued to chart his own course, Bob Marley died aged 36 on May 11, 1981 of cancer – a growth on an old football injury on one of his toes metastasized and spread , according to History. Peter Tosh also died young. Three gunmen murdered him during a robbery at his Kingston home […]]]>

As Wailer continued to chart his own course, Bob Marley died aged 36 on May 11, 1981 of cancer – a growth on an old football injury on one of his toes metastasized and spread , according to History. Peter Tosh also died young. Three gunmen murdered him during a robbery at his Kingston home in September 1987, according to the Associated Press. He was 42 years old.

Bunny Wailer was luckier in his longevity, though the end of his life was marked by poor health and the mysterious loss of his wife. In September 2018, Bunny Wailer, then 71, returned home to Kingston after visiting his farm and suffered a minor stroke which affected his speech but left him still able to move around, according to The Gleaner. Then in May 2020, Jean Watt, Bunny Wailer’s wife of 55 years with dementia, disappeared from their home in Kingston, according to The Voice and The New York Times. The stress affected Wailer’s already fragile health and in July 2020 he suffered another stroke. As of this writing, Watt has still not been found.

Bunny Wailer was in and out of hospital after this and on March 2, 2021, he died at Medical Associates Hospital in Kingston, according to Rolling Stone. Wailer, 73, had outlived Bob Marley by nearly 40 years.

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Miss Pat’s ‘My Reggae Music Journey’ launched in Jamaica | Entertainment https://reggae-shack.com/miss-pats-my-reggae-music-journey-launched-in-jamaica-entertainment/ Wed, 31 Aug 2022 05:06:00 +0000 https://reggae-shack.com/miss-pats-my-reggae-music-journey-launched-in-jamaica-entertainment/ A packed house turned out at UWI Mona Regional Headquarters for the launch of Patricia Chin’s book, My reggae musical journey. Chin is the co-founder and CEO of New York-based reggae label VP Records, and she’s currently in Jamaica on a flurry of activity to promote the release. The book was officially launched last Thursday […]]]>

A packed house turned out at UWI Mona Regional Headquarters for the launch of Patricia Chin’s book, My reggae musical journey. Chin is the co-founder and CEO of New York-based reggae label VP Records, and she’s currently in Jamaica on a flurry of activity to promote the release.

The book was officially launched last Thursday by Professor Donna Hope, President of the Institute of Caribbean Studies, Dr Dave Gosse, Director of the Institute of Caribbean Studies, and Professor Emeritus Carolyn Cooper, guest speaker.

“When we see what Miss Pat has produced, let’s not assume she’s one of those uptown people who exploited our culture. She comes out of the bed of Jamaican culture. Born into humble circumstances, she learned valuable lessons from her parents who wanted her to succeed, Cooper explained.

“Coming from a small island to the big city (NYC), Miss Pat brought all the elements of a great storyline. It’s a classic achievement,” she said.

In the 200-plus-page book, Chin recounts his astonishing odyssey from humble beginnings in a small downtown Kingston record shack to VP Records, eventually becoming the largest independent reggae record label in the world.

Chin spoke of his love for Jamaica and reggae music.

“I’m a born Jamaican…I love my country so much that even when I’m in America, my spirit is at home in Jamaica. Reggae music, my community and my culture mean a lot to me. I hope that when you will read my book, you will understand how much I love my culture. As I always tell my friends, I am just a shade of black lighter,” Chin said.

Written with Anicee Gaddis, John Masouri, Alex Lee and James ‘Jazz’ Goring, My reggae musical journey covers six decades of music history. It records the rise and development of the famous Randy’s Record Mart and Studio 17, which Miss Pat co-founded with her late husband Vincent “Randy” Chin in downtown Kingston.

The book was designed by Greek artist Maria Papaefstathiou, co-founder of the International Reggae Poster Contest, and features original artwork by the late Michael “Freestylee” Thompson.

Dozens of never-before-seen photographs, including artist and family photos, are included in the book which is available in print, downloadable electronic version as well as audiobook format narrated by Fae Ellington.

The event also included the unveiling of a new portrait of Miss Pat and a poster display of portraits of dozens of iconic Jamaicans by Papaefstathiou.

entertainment@gleanerjm.com

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Arsenal draw to reggae music in Jamaican-inspired pre-match shirt unveiling https://reggae-shack.com/arsenal-draw-to-reggae-music-in-jamaican-inspired-pre-match-shirt-unveiling/ Fri, 26 Aug 2022 15:59:11 +0000 https://reggae-shack.com/arsenal-draw-to-reggae-music-in-jamaican-inspired-pre-match-shirt-unveiling/ Arsenal FC have chosen reggae music as their soundtrack, creating a new pre-match shirt featuring the Jamaican national colors – black, gold and green – in collaboration with sports equipment giant adidas for the 2022 football season /23. According to the club, the release of the shirts, which feature a bold all-over geometric print, is […]]]>

Arsenal FC have chosen reggae music as their soundtrack, creating a new pre-match shirt featuring the Jamaican national colors – black, gold and green – in collaboration with sports equipment giant adidas for the 2022 football season /23.

According to the club, the release of the shirts, which feature a bold all-over geometric print, is underway in a bid to celebrate its Jamaican fans.

The video advertisement for the shirt shows supposed scenes from Jamaica, begins with Arsenal’s Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus spinning a vinyl record, then cuts to youngsters doing somersaults near a PA system, then children playing soccer on a pitch, while listening to a Roots Reggae beat. the background.

“With many Jamaicans living in our local community and across the capital, this pays tribute to those who call North London and Jamaica home, the Gunners noted in a statement.

According to the club, the campaign mixes football and fashion and features Jamaican fans, as well as its footballers in London wearing the jersey, which will be showcased throughout the weekend at the Notting Hill Carnival, and ahead of its first team game men against Fulham.

The statement also quoted former player Ian Wright, who is of Jamaican descent, praising their tribute to Jamaicans.

“It’s fantastic to see adidas and Arsenal celebrating their rich and diverse fanbase. Arsenal is for everyone, and creating initiatives, support and products that resonate with the vast fanbase is fantastic to see. fans will love it!” Wright said.

Arsenal’s origins date back to late 1886, when a group of workers from the Woolwich Arsenal armament factory decided to form a football team, initially called Dial Square after the sundial atop the factory entrance.

The club have won 47 trophies in their 136-year history, including 13 Champions League titles, and currently hold the record for most FA Cup wins.

Jamaicans have a long love affair with Arsenal, with an Arsenal Jamaica Supporters Club (AJSC) having even been established in December 2015 which the club recognizes as the official supporters club of Jamaica.

AJSC even have their own banner which was placed in the Emirates Stadium, home of the Gunners, at the start of the 2015/2016 Barclays Premier League season.

In June 2017, Arsenal FC had announced that through its Arsenal Jamaica Supporters Club it aimed to “connect Jamaican Arsenal supporters and foster a welcoming environment for new members and fans” and had a designated meeting place for members at Caribbean Estates in Portmore, St. Catherine.

According to the AJSC, the organization exists as a way to create what it describes as an epicenter for supporters to communicate and share their views.

armory6“The Jamaican diaspora spans every continent and we have been fortunate to connect with many of these people who share the same passion as we do when it comes to Arsenal FC. We are committed to connecting with many other passionate supporters around the world, in addition to increasing the visibility and history of Arsenal FC and Arsenal Jamaica Supporters Club,” the group said on its website.

In May this year, Reggae Boyz manager Paul Hall called up then-uncapped Arsenal midfielder Omari Hutchinson for an international friendly against Catalonia in Spain.

Hutchinson was being eyed by the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) who had earlier indicated that the international friendly against Catalonia would provide opportunities to watch new players, mainly from Europe and that the new players, depending on the evaluation of the staff. technical, “could play a role, in short, medium or long-term plans and responds to the objective of integrating new players into our list as soon as possible in a new four-year cycle.

Hutchinson, born in England, is eligible to play for Jamaica through his parents and is said to be one of England’s most promising young players.

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Arsenal draw to reggae music in Jamaica-inspired pre-match shirt unveiling https://reggae-shack.com/arsenal-draw-to-reggae-music-in-jamaica-inspired-pre-match-shirt-unveiling/ Fri, 26 Aug 2022 15:59:11 +0000 https://reggae-shack.com/arsenal-draw-to-reggae-music-in-jamaica-inspired-pre-match-shirt-unveiling/ Arsenal FC have chosen reggae music as their soundtrack, creating a new pre-match shirt featuring the Jamaican national colors – black, gold and green – in collaboration with sports equipment giant adidas for the 2022 football season /23. According to the club, the release of the shirts, which feature a bold all-over geometric print, is […]]]>

Arsenal FC have chosen reggae music as their soundtrack, creating a new pre-match shirt featuring the Jamaican national colors – black, gold and green – in collaboration with sports equipment giant adidas for the 2022 football season /23.

According to the club, the release of the shirts, which feature a bold all-over geometric print, is underway in a bid to celebrate its Jamaican fans.

The video advertisement for the shirt shows supposed scenes from Jamaica, begins with Arsenal’s Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus spinning a vinyl record, then cuts to youngsters doing somersaults near a PA system, then children playing football on a pitch, while listening to a Roots Reggae beat. the background.

“With many Jamaicans living in our local community and across the capital, this pays tribute to those who call North London and Jamaica home, the Gunners noted in a statement.

According to the club, the campaign mixes football and fashion and features Jamaican fans, as well as its footballers in London wearing the jersey, which will be showcased throughout the weekend at the Notting Hill Carnival, and ahead of its first team game men against Fulham.

The statement also quoted former player Ian Wright, who is of Jamaican descent, praising their tribute to Jamaicans.

“It’s fantastic to see adidas and Arsenal celebrating their rich and diverse fanbase. Arsenal is for everyone, and creating initiatives, support and products that resonate with the vast fanbase is fantastic to see. fans will love it!” Wright said.

Arsenal’s origins date back to late 1886, when a group of workers from the Woolwich Arsenal armament factory decided to form a football team, initially called Dial Square after the sundial atop the factory entrance.

The club have won 47 trophies in their 136-year history, including 13 Champions League titles, and currently hold the record for most FA Cup wins.

Jamaicans have a long love affair with Arsenal, with an Arsenal Jamaica Supporters Club (AJSC) having even been established in December 2015 which the club recognizes as the official supporters club of Jamaica.

AJSC even have their own banner which was placed in the Emirates Stadium, home of the Gunners, at the start of the 2015/2016 Barclays Premier League season.

In June 2017, Arsenal FC had announced that through its Arsenal Jamaica Supporters Club it aimed to “connect Jamaican Arsenal supporters and foster a welcoming environment for new members and fans” and had a designated meeting place for members at Caribbean Estates in Portmore, St. Catherine.

According to the AJSC, the organization exists as a way to create what it describes as an epicenter for supporters to communicate and share their views.

armory6“The Jamaican diaspora spans every continent and we have been fortunate to connect with many of these people who share the same passion as we do when it comes to Arsenal FC. We are committed to connecting with many other passionate supporters around the world, in addition to increasing the visibility and history of Arsenal FC and Arsenal Jamaica Supporters Club,” the group said on its website.

In May this year, Reggae Boyz manager Paul Hall called up then-uncapped Arsenal midfielder Omari Hutchinson for an international friendly against Catalonia in Spain.

Hutchinson was being eyed by the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) who had earlier indicated that the international friendly against Catalonia would provide opportunities to watch new players, mainly from Europe and that the new players, depending on the evaluation of the staff. technical, “could play a role, in short, medium or long-term plans and responds to the objective of integrating new players into our list as soon as possible in a new four-year cycle.

Hutchinson, born in England, is eligible to play for Jamaica through his parents and is said to be one of England’s most promising young players.

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Reggae music is not dead – Ras Kuuku https://reggae-shack.com/reggae-music-is-not-dead-ras-kuuku/ Thu, 18 Aug 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://reggae-shack.com/reggae-music-is-not-dead-ras-kuuku/ Ghanaian Reggae/Dancehall musician, Ras Kuuku shared his opinion on the current state of Reggae music in Ghana. Contrary to popular belief, he asserts that Reggae music is “not dead”. Ras Kuuku made an appearance on Joy FM’s Showbiz AZ last Saturday, during the discussion, ‘Is reggae music a dying genre of music in Ghana today?’ […]]]>

Ghanaian Reggae/Dancehall musician, Ras Kuuku shared his opinion on the current state of Reggae music in Ghana. Contrary to popular belief, he asserts that Reggae music is “not dead”.

Ras Kuuku made an appearance on Joy FM’s Showbiz AZ last Saturday, during the discussion, ‘Is reggae music a dying genre of music in Ghana today?’ where he felt that reggae is distinct from other types of music. “Reggae is not a TikTok song that would come and explode all over the place for two to three weeks and go,” he told host George Quaye.

The ‘Wo’ hitmaker, while rebutting the idea that reggae music is dying in Ghana, wondered, “Reggae comes and stays forever,…for people to say there is there is no reggae song or reggae artist or that reggae is dying in Ghana… if you say that then I don’t know, whoever says that is a hypocrite”.

Ahuma “Daddy Bosco” Ocansey, Director of Communications and Projects at the Union of Musicians of Ghana (MUSIGA), weighed in on the matter, backing up Ras Kuuku’s point that reggae music is not dying. . “She’s kind of metamorphosed in various spheres of the industry… look at my daughter Adina, she’s not a reggae artist but she did a classic song and it will continue like that until your kingdom come “, he revealed. He also questioned: “Rihanna is not a reggae artist but you remember [her song] A man of the sea?”.

Ras Kuuku, however, acknowledged the efforts reggae artists have made to promote their music, admitting that the genre needs extra work to stand out from the trends. “Ghanaians like to dance more, so a reggae song should drop today, and a dancehall [song] drops today, definitely they would all go to dancehall,” he explained.

He took the opportunity to reiterate that it was necessary to separate the Reggae and Dancehall genres. “We always said they had to separate this dancehall reggae thing, you had to have the reggae song of the year and the dancehall song of the year,” he said.

Ras Kuuku thinks it will contribute to the recognition of true reggae artists.

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Cali Vibes reggae music festival to return to Long Beach in 2023 – Press Telegram https://reggae-shack.com/cali-vibes-reggae-music-festival-to-return-to-long-beach-in-2023-press-telegram/ Tue, 09 Aug 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://reggae-shack.com/cali-vibes-reggae-music-festival-to-return-to-long-beach-in-2023-press-telegram/ The California Vibrations reggae music festival, also known as Cali Vibes, will return to Long Beach for its second year February 17-19, 2023. Southern California-based festival promoter Goldenvoice announced on Tuesday that the three-day festival will once again take over Marina Green Park in Long Beach. The first wave of passes and hotel packages will […]]]>

The California Vibrations reggae music festival, also known as Cali Vibes, will return to Long Beach for its second year February 17-19, 2023.

Southern California-based festival promoter Goldenvoice announced on Tuesday that the three-day festival will once again take over Marina Green Park in Long Beach. The first wave of passes and hotel packages will go on sale from 10 a.m. on August 12 until 10 a.m. on August 19 at calivibesfest.com.

Tickets are $295 for three-day general admission; $445 for three-day VIP passes; and $999 for the Beach Club weekend pass, which includes a direct view of the main stage, a hosted bar with premium drink options, free small bites and other perks.

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The full lineup is expected to be announced in the fall, with additional tickets going on sale later this year.

Goldenvoice, which also produces the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival and the Stagecoach Country Music Festival, launched Cali Vibes in February 2022 with a lineup featuring over 50 artists, including The Marley Brothers, Slightly Stoopid, Rebelution, Sublime with Rome, Wu -Tang Clan and Long Beach Dub Allstars.

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The empress of reggae music Marcia Griffiths https://reggae-shack.com/the-empress-of-reggae-music-marcia-griffiths/ Wed, 03 Aug 2022 20:29:35 +0000 https://reggae-shack.com/the-empress-of-reggae-music-marcia-griffiths/ Dubbed the empress of reggae music, longtime musical sensation Marcia Griffiths began her professional singing career in 1964 at the age of 15, with Byron Lee and the band Dragonaires. Philip James of The Blues Busters, who heard her sing in his neighborhood, introduced her to the mainstream music industry. Clement Dodd then offered her […]]]>

Dubbed the empress of reggae music, longtime musical sensation Marcia Griffiths began her professional singing career in 1964 at the age of 15, with Byron Lee and the band Dragonaires.

Philip James of The Blues Busters, who heard her sing in his neighborhood, introduced her to the mainstream music industry. Clement Dodd then offered her a signing opportunity and she released her first songwant to jump in 1978 on Coxsone Dodd’s Studio One label. There, she released several duets including Young, gifted and black in 1970 and The flute player in 1971 as one half of the duo, Bob and Marcia.

Following the success of her duo, she launched her solo career on the High Note label, working with one of reggae‘s only established producers, Sonia Pottinger, on many tracks. She has produced several hit songs and two well-known albums, Naturally and Step by step.

In 1974, Griffiths teamed up with Rita Marley and Judy Mowatt to form the I-Threes. Together, they were an integral part of Bob Marley’s entourage. Even when she toured with this important group, she continued to develop her career as a solo singer.

When his huge single electric boogie was released in 1982, Griffiths became a household name globally. Upon its initial release, the song topped the Jamaican charts and later became popular in Washington, D.C. when a disc jockey started playing the song and it was added to the station’s regular rotation roster. .

The song then inspired the creation of the cool, chic and simple dance moves of the Electric slide. The dance turned out to be a boon that led to a huge increase in music sales. The song and dance has also been featured on several international TV shows including Oprah Winfrey’s show and Black Entertainment TV (BET).

Speaking about his influence and experience in the industry, It has been tough and difficult work to stand as a woman in this profession. My views on women in reggae are positive; most new or upcoming reggae singers started singing my songs before doing their own originals. I feel great about it; to know that I have positively influenced my people”, Griffiths said in an interview recorded on Last FM.

In 2002, when Jamaica celebrated its 40th anniversary of independence, Marcia received the Prime Minister’s Award of Excellence. She was also awarded the Jamaican Order of Distinction in 2014 for her contribution to reggae music. Marcia will celebrate 58 years of music this year and she continues to support her community through the Marcia Griffiths Foundation.

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Piedmont Park will soon host this free reggae music festival https://reggae-shack.com/piedmont-park-will-soon-host-this-free-reggae-music-festival/ Thu, 28 Jul 2022 16:51:09 +0000 https://reggae-shack.com/piedmont-park-will-soon-host-this-free-reggae-music-festival/ Every year a charity reggae festival takes place in Atlanta and this year promises to be bigger and better than ever! BeREGGAE Diaspora Music & Arts Festival at Piedmont Park is the annual three-day fundraiser for the festival’s nonprofit, the Fist Foundation Discountsupporting programs that focus on education and economic empowerment for Black families. Established […]]]>

Every year a charity reggae festival takes place in Atlanta and this year promises to be bigger and better than ever! BeREGGAE Diaspora Music & Arts Festival at Piedmont Park is the annual three-day fundraiser for the festival’s nonprofit, the Fist Foundation Discountsupporting programs that focus on education and economic empowerment for Black families.

Established in 2013, Atlanta Reggae in the Park began as a block-party style gathering to celebrate authentic Afro-Caribbean culture. It has since changed its name to a beloved part of the must-attend festival lineup on offer in the ATL.

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With a focus on the intersectionality between Caribbean, African and Black American cultures, the festival has curated this annual space where everyone can feel represented. you can expect live music and DJs, delicious food vendors, pop-up experiences and more to this vibrant love letter to Afro-Caribbean culture and music.

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This year artists taking the stage include (but are not limited to) Wayne Wonder, Tito Puente Jr. and Ceelo Green. The festival will take place on August 12 until August 14 and it’s free to attend. However, VIP packages and cabanas are available if you want to enhance your day at the BeREGGAE Diaspora Music & Arts Festival. For more information, click here to visit their website.

In other Piedmont Park news, there are free sunscreen dispensers dotted throughout the park for Atlantans to use freely. So if you’re going to the festival or planning to travel to Piedmont this summer, don’t forget to keep charging that free protection.

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