Blessed Love, One and All
This Week In Reggae: Blessed Earth Strong to BUNNY WAILER, ELEPHANT MAN is not dead, KOFFEE is hot on the charts, SIZZLA and DJ KHALED collaboration underway, SHENSEEA vocal trouble, ALKALINE and POPCAAN feud intensifies, celebrating BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS’ Catch a Fire 46th anniversary, commemorating the Coral Gardens Massacre, remembering the anti-Reagan Grounation of 1982. Also, see Reggae In Seattle’s exclusive interview with MAX ROMEO.
– A Likkle Labrish –
BLESSED EARTH STRONG TO BUNNY WAILER
On April 10, 2019 NEVILLE O’RILEY LIVINGSTON (OM) aka “BUNNY WAILER” turned 72 years. He is the last of the legendary trio The Wailers and one of the standard-bearers of Roots Reggae music.
ELEPHANT MAN IS NOT DEAD
ELEPHANT MAN is alive and well despite claims that the Dancehall deejay drowned.
KOFFEE IS HOT ON THE CHARTS
Two years ago, a 17-year-old Jamaican musician named Mikayla Simpson, uploaded a video online of herself strumming an acoustic guitar. Today she is known to the world as KOFFEE and is one of the hottest artists on the Jamaican music scene.
SIZZLA AND DJ KHALED COLLABORATION
Despite all SIZZLA‘s success, he is not resting on his laurels and says he has some new material in the works with his longtime collaborator DJ KHALED.
SHENSEEA VOCAL TROUBLE
SHENSEEA shared news online regarding the voice issues that have been plaguing the female Dancehall artist lately.
ALKALINE AND POPCAAN FEUD INTENSIFIES
ALKALINE sent POPCAAN a warning via a video on Instagram highlighting his diss-track Microwave.
CATCH A FIRE ANNIVERSARY
April 13 marks the 46th anniversary of the release of Catch a Fire, the fifth studio studio album by BOB MARLEY and THE WAILERS.
REMEMBERING THE CORAL GARDENS MASSACRE
On ‘Holy’ Thursday April 11, 1963 violence erupted in Coral Gardens.
REAGAN GREETED WITH PROTESTS
In April, 1982 US President Ronald Reagan arrived in Jamaica for a two-day state visit with Prime Minister Edward Seaga. The Rastafarian community held a Grounation in protest.
– New Music –
JAH CURE featuring DAMIAN MARLEY – MARIJUANA
SHANE O and ISHAWNA – CAH LEAVE
MAVADO – NUH FAILURE
ROYAL BLU – STYLE AND PATTERN
AMANDA VIBEZ featuring CAPLETON – WE NEED A CHANGE
– The Happenings: Local Reggae News –
Watch Reggae In Seattle’s exclusive interview with legendary MAX ROMEO for his first performance ever in Seattle. He talks legacy, the music industry, and his thoughts on the younger generation of reggae artists.
STEEL PULSE showed up and showed out!! They brought life to their show this past Tuesday at the Showbox. Please excuse my wobbly video in the beginning; I couldn’t stop jumping up and down.
LEILANI WOLFGRAMM with Sol Seed, Rebel Lion takes the stage at Nectar Lounge on Sunday, April 21st.
THIS SATURDAY it’s going down!! Sound clash champions MIGHTY CROWN aka “The Far East Rulaz” is coming to the Red Lounge on Saturday, April 13th. Their clashes are legendary and not to be missed for the true Dancehall fans. $20.00 admission, 21 and over.
COCOA TEA is bringing his show back to Nectar Lounge, on May 14th. Trust us, you want to see Cocoa Tea, he’s always a good show.
KABAKA PYRAMID and The Bebble Rockers will grace Seattle on May 22, 2019 at Nectar Lounge. Tickets – Admission $15 for advance purchase, 21 and over.
KRANIUM and Jada Kingdom performs at Nectar Lounge on Friday, June 7th.
Dancehall phenom KONSHENS brings his A-game to the Red Lounge on Saturday, June 8th. Get ready to turn up!
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– Blessed Earth Strong –
This week we celebrate the Blessed Earth Strong of the following artists:
Apr 09 – Wayne Marshall
Apr 10 – Neville O’Reily Livingston aka “Bunny Wailer”
Apr 10 – Edmund Carl Aiken aka “Shinehead”
Apr 12 – Delroy Thompson aka “Pinchers”
Apr 12 – Roydel Anthony Johnson aka “Congo Ashanti Roy”
Apr 13 – Clifton George Bailey III aka “Capleton” aka “King Shango aka “The Fireman”
– This Week in Reggae Playlist –
This week’s playlist is dedicated to Dancehall
– Meditation of the Week –
“It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.”
– J. Krishnamurti –
UNTIL NEXT WEEK – ONE LOVE