– Blessed Love, One and All –
This Week In Reggae: BOUNTY KILLER wishes all good fathers a Happy Father’s Day. The United States celebrates JUNETEENTH. SPICE and the cast of of Love and Hip Hop Atlanta won the Reality Royalty Award at the MTV Movie Awards. MDEEZ was stabbed to death in a row following a traffic collision. KOFFEE‘s television debut delayed. Jamaica GANJA decriminalization and guidelines. ALKALINE blasts VYBZ KARTEL and BEENIE MAN. New trial date set for MUNGA HONORABLE’s murder trial. We commemorate LEONARD HOWELL‘s Earth Strong, and the 1976 SOWETO UPRISING. The 2019 “REGGAE ON THE RIVER” is cancelled.
– A LIKKLE LABRISH –
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY
BOUNTY KILLER wishes all good fathers a Happy Father’s Day.
JUNETEENTH INDEPENDENCE DAY
Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is an American holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in the US state of Texas, and more generally the emancipation of enslaved African Americans throughout the former Confederate States of America.
SPICE WINS MTV AWARD
Grace Hamilton, aka SPICE, and the cast of Love and Hip Hop Atlanta won the Reality Royalty Award at the MTV Movie Awards.
MDEEZ STABBED TO DEATH
Bahamian music artist MDEEZ KNIGHT was stabbed to death in a row following a traffic collision on Friday night.
KOFFEE US PERFORMANCE POSTPONED
Mikayla Simpson, aka KOFFEE, was scheduled to make her TV debut in the United States last week on Jimmy Kimmel Live! however her set was pushed back due technical difficulties and fans will have to wait until next month to see her performance. She wrote on Twitter:
Hey Everyone, I know you were all anxiously anticipating my debut American TV performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. However, due to circumstances beyond my control, my performance won’t be aired until July. Thank you to all who stayed up to tune in — look out for the new date and once again, thank you so much for your continuous support.
JAMAICA GANJA DECRIMINALIZATION AND GUIDELINES
When Jamaica decriminalized the possession and use of certain amounts of ganja under the Dangerous Drugs Amendment Act (DDA) of 2015, it did not mean legalization, nor did it mean a free-for-all.
ALKALINE BLASTS VYBZ KARTEL AND BEENIE MAN
Earlan Bartley, aka ALKALINE delivered a broadside on Instagram believed to be intended at fellow dancehall artists VYBZ KARTEL and BEENIE MAN’s feud over the King of Dancehall title.
NEW DATE FOR MUNGA’s MURDER TRIAL
The murder trial of Damian Rhoden, aka MUNGA HONORABLE, has been moved to November 5.
THE FIRST RASTA – LEONARD HOWELL
LEONARD PERCIVAL HOWELL (June 16, 1898 – February 25, 1981), also known as The Gong or G.G. Maragh (for Gong Guru). He was the first Rasta preacher alongside Joseph Hibbert, Archibald Dunkley and Robert Hinds and is known by many as The First Rasta.
FULL STORY: http://reggaeinseattle.com/the-first-rastaman/
JUNE 16, 1976 – SOWETO UPRISING
The Soweto uprising was a series of demonstrations and protests led by black school children in South Africa that began on the morning of 16 June 1976.
“REGGAE ON THE RIVER” CANCELLED
The Mateel Community Center confirmed that the 2019 Reggae on the River show has been cancelled and that all ticket holders will be refunded within 10 business day.
– NEW MUSIC –
KONSHENS – GOOD BOY
SEAN PAUL – GENNA LEVEL
I OCTANE – OWN SPONSOR
CHEVAUGHN – KARAMEL INDIGO
CHRISTOPHER MARTIN – WHA DIS
THE HAPPENINGS: LOCAL REGGAE NEWS
JUST ANNOUNCED!!! STEPHEN MARLEY’S Babylon by Bus Tour is stopping by The Showbox on Thursday, August 29th! Stay tuned!! We may just have a ticket giveaway!
THIS 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.
NEXT WEEKEND!! REBELUTION, COLLIE BUDDZ, along with Durand Jones & The Indications are going to be at Marymoor Park in Redmond on June 29th. Everyone loves an outdoor venue. Send out vibes for sunshine.
ALSO NEXT WEEKEND!!! 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.
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
TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS are bringing their act to Benaroya Hall! August 1st!!
JAH9 with Special Guests is back in Seattle and we are blessed!! She’s at Nectar Lounge on Thursday, August 15th.
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 17 Austill Henry aka Zagga
June 18 Lincoln Thompson
June 18 Devon Russell
June 19 Andrew Tosh
June 19 Ernest Ranglin
June 20 Desbert Johnson aka Chezidek
June 21 Horace Swaby aka Augustus Pablo
June 21 Trevor Sutherland aka Ijahman Levi
June 22 O’keefe Aarons aka Laden
June 23 Doumbia Moussa Fakoly aka Tiken Jah Fakoly
– THIS WEEK IN REGGAE PLAYLIST –
– MEDITATION OF THE WEEK –
“A wise man can learn more from a foolish question
than a fool can learn from a wise answer.”
― Bruce Lee
UNTIL NEXT WEEK – ONE LOVE