Blessed Love, One and All
This Week In Reggae: LEE “SCRATCH” PERRY is the oldest person to make the Billboard Reggae Albums chart. VYBZ KARTEL and SHAWN STORM Court of Appeals ruling lingers. MAVADO in Jamaica for son’s murder trial. JAHIANT JAHH killed while defending daughter from assault. MARCIA GRIFFITHS releases new album Timeless. We commemorate the release of BOB MARLEY’s final album Uprising. We also commemorate the passing of Hon. MARCUS GARVEY.
– A Likkle Labrish –
LEE PERRY – OLDEST PERSON TO ENTER BILLBOARD REGGAE CHART
At 83 years old, LEE “SCRATCH” PERRY is the oldest person to make the Billboard Reggae Albums chart since its inception in 1994. He earns a career-best number two place with Rainford, a nine-song set.
The legendary producer/artiste, known for his work with The Wailers, Junior Byles and Junior Murvin, has made the chart 13 times. Rainford was released by On-U Sound on May 10.
Perry, a Grammy winner, has developed a massive following in Europe and the United States with his manic personality.
KARTEL AND STORM APPEALS RULING LINGERS
VYBZ KARTEL along with fellow entertainer Shawn Storm, Andre St John, and Kahira Jones were found guilty in 2014 of the 2011 murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams after a trial that lasted 65 days. Their cases are up for appeal.
MAVADO IN JAMAICA FOR SON’S MURDER TRIAL
It’s been a year since David Constantine Brooks aka MAVADO left Jamaica for the United States where he is a legal permanent resident to avoid questioning in regards to his son’s murder trial. Now he might be back in the island as he posted a new photo of himself on Instagram which appears to be taken at his mansion in St. Andrew.
MARCIA GRIFFITHS RELEASES NEW ALBUM
The Queen of Reggae, MARCIA GRIFFITHS is celebrating 55 years as an artist by releasing her album Timeless June 14 on all digital platforms.
JAHIANT JAHH KILLED
Markland Campbell aka JAHIANT JAHH was shot dead in Ottawa, Canada last Friday as he was attempting to defend his 18-year old daughter after she called saying she was being assaulted by two men.
UPRISING RELEASE ANNIVERSARY
On June 10, 1980 Bob Marley’s “Uprising” was released, his final studio album before his death the next year in 1981.
PASSING OF MARCUS GARVEY
On 10 June 1940 MARCUS MOSIAH GARVEY JR. ONH passed away from a stroke while living in London.
– New Music –
MARCIA GRIFFITHS – DECLARATION OF RIGHTS
MAX ROMEO – THE FARMER’S STORY
POPCAAN – ANYTHING
CHRISTOPHER MARTIN – MIRROR MIRROR
COLLIE BUDDZ – THE FEELING
The Happenings: Local Reggae News –
- LOCAL REGGAE BANDS at the 39th annual SEATTLE PEACE CONCERT at Lower Woodland Park on Sunday, June 30th, and this family friendly event is FREE!! All local reggae artists and bands!! Winston “Flames” Jarrett, Selassie I Soldier, Laborer, Unite-One, Adrian Xavier, Danny Ital & I Roots Band.
- JUST ANNOUNCED!! JAH9 with Special Guests is back in Seattle and we are blessed!! She’s at Nectar Lounge on Thursday, August 15th.
- NEXT WEEKEND!!! 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.
- REBELUTION, COLLIE BUDDZ, along with Durand Jones & The Indications are going to be at Marymoor Park in Redmond on June 29th.
- Culture First Friday presents JAH SUN and the Rising Tide, and DJ Element at Rumba Notes on July 5th.
- HEMPRESS SATIVA and the Unconquerebels will be at Rumba Notes Lounge on Friday, July 26th
- TOOOOOOOOTS!!! YES! TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS are bringing their act to Benaroya Hall! #DoTheReggay August 1!!
- MORGAN HERITAGE with Jereme Morgan, plus local opening band Two Story Zori, bring their “Loyalty Tour” to Nectar Lounge on Friday, September 6, 2019.
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.
EVERY THURSDAY Reggae in Seattle is on Seattle Comcast channel 77 and Wave channel 23 at 7:30PM on Thursdays, with encore airings at 2:00 pm Saturdays and 2:00 Am Sundays. We feature reggae artists interviews and reggae music videos with a local spin.
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:
June 10 Max Alfred Elliott aka Maxi Priest
June 11 Damian Rhoden aka Munga Honorable
June 12 Rodney Basil Price aka Bounty Killer
June 12 Jamieson Brown aka Junior Brown
June 14 Oje Ken Ollivierre aka Protoje
June 14 Hugh Mundell
June 14 Tammar Anika Chin aka Tami Chynn
June 15 Craig Parks aka Leftside
June 15 Leshorn Whitehead aka Chuck Fenda
– This Week in Reggae Playlist –
– Meditation of the Week –
“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom”
UNTIL NEXT WEEK – ONE LOVE