Blessed Love, One and All
This Week In Reggae: VYBZ KARTEL is the victim of online scammers, FRESH KING seriously injured in lethal car crash, POPCAAN still mourns UNRULY SHAGEL in Traumatized, JAH STITCH passes away at age 69, TARRUS RILEY out of the 2019 Reggae SumFest, ROHAN MARLEY and BARBARA FIALHO expecting first child together, Rastaman Vibration turns 43.
– A Likkle Labrish –
VYBZ KARTEL VICTIM OF ONLINE SCAMMERS
Once again, VYBZ KARTEL and his business associates have been victimized by online scammers.
FULL STORY: http://reggaeinseattle.com/vybz-kartel-at-the-center-of-a-scam/
FRESH KING INJURED IN LETHAL CAR CRASH
Rohan Clearly, aka FRESH KING, and his girlfriend Junique Chung were returning from an event when the grey sedan they were travelling in lost control and crashed into in a wall along the New Green main road in Manchester.
FULL STORY: http://reggaeinseattle.com/fresh-king-in-critical-condition-after-fatal-car-crash/
POPCAAN MOURNS UNRULY SHAGEL IN “TRAUMATIZED”
In POPCAAN’s latest release “Traumatized”, he once again laments the loss of his friend, UNRULY SHAGEL, who was killed in late 2018 while house sitting for Popcaan during his overseas tour.
FULL STORY: http://reggaeinseattle.com/popcaans-song-traumatized-backstory/
JAH STITCH PASSES AWAY AT AGE 69
JAH STITCH passed away in Kingston on Sunday aged 69 following a brief illness.
FULL STORY: http://reggaeinseattle.com/jah-stitch-passes-away-at-age-69/
TARRUS RILEY OUT OF 2019 REGGAE SUMFEST
Omar Riley, aka TARRUS RILEY, will not be performing at the 2019 Reggae Sumfest according to a press release issued by his management team.
FULL STORY: http://reggaeinseattle.com/tarrus-riley-out-of-2019-reggae-sumfest/
ROHAN MARLEY ADDS KID NUMBER EIGHT
Bob Marley’s son ROHAN MARLEY and his wife BARBARA FIALHO are expecting their first child together, and the eighth for Rohan. This following their wedding in March after a whirlwind romance.
FULL STORY: http://reggaeinseattle.com/rohan-marley-adds-number-eight/
RASTAMAN VIBRATION TURNS 43
30 April 1976 saw the release of BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS’ eighth studio album Rastaman Vibration. The album was a great success in the US, becoming their first release to reach the top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart.
FULL STORY: http://reggaeinseattle.com/april-30-1976-rastaman-vibration/
– New Music –
CAPLETON – PROGRESS
POPCAAN – 5 BILLS
JESSE ROYAL ft. PROTOJE – LION ORDER
DING DONG – WHINE UP
POPCAAN – TRAUMATIZED
FYAH ROIALL ft. JAH IZREHL – AMUN-RA
MASICKA – KING INNA EARTH
– The Happenings: Local Reggae News –
JUST ANNOUNCED!!! PATO BANTON and the New Generation is coming to Nectar Lounge along with Lion of Judah Band on June 5th
TWO WEEKS TILL COCOA TEA!!. He is back at Nectar Lounge, on Tuesday, May 14th. If you haven’t gotten your tickets you may want to make that purchase. He’s always a good show and you don’t want to miss out!
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.
KONSHENS is bringing his A-game to the Red Lounge on Saturday, June 8th. This will sell out. If you haven’t purchased your tickets, I suggest you do so. And, then get ready to turn up!
EP RELEASE PARTY!!!!! CLINTON FEARON & BOOGIE BROWN BAND is back at Nectar Lounge on June 8th with new music!!
The legendary THE MIGHTY DIAMONDS will be playing at Nectar Lounge at June 14th with Irie Lights.
MYKAL ROSE WITH SLY & ROBBIE Is coming to Seattle!!! June 23rd at Nectar Lounge!! This is a match made in heaven!! Mykal Rose is the original voice of Black Uhuru. This show will go down as memorable.
We have two nights of ZIGGY MARLEY and MICHAEL FRANTI and Spearhead at Chateau Ste. Michelle on Friday and Saturday June 21st and June 22nd.
EVERY SATURDAY night is CARIBBEAN NIGHT at the Red Lounge with Reggae, Dancehall, Reggaeton, and Soca
EVERY MONDAY is the Monday Night #JamJam at The Monkey Loft with DJ. Element and Zions Gate Sound
If you have a local reggae event you would like to have featured in “This Week in Reggae”, please contact us at: info [at] reggaeinseattle [dot] com.
– Blessed Earth Strong –
This week we celebrate the Blessed Earth Strong of the following artists:
April 29 Byiome Muir aka I-Octane
April 29 Jesse Royal
April 30 Barrington Levy
May 02 Andre Johnson aka Dre Island
May 04 Jacob Miller
– This Week in Reggae Playlist –
This week’s playlist is dedicated to the 2019 Welcome to JamRock Cruise artist lineup
– Meditation of the Week –
“The people who were trying to make this world worse are not taking the day off.
Why should I?”
– Bob Marley
UNTIL NEXT WEEK – ONE LOVE