– Blessed Love, One and All –
THIS WEEK IN REGGAE: Swedish festival to host ALL-FEMALE lineup. BUJU BANTON partners with Supreme lifestyle brand. MAVADO new album in the works. POPCAAN and PM Holness break ground in St Thomas. MARCIA GRIFFITHS leads Billboard Reggae Chart. Check out PATRA’s braidless new look. We commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the incorporation of Marcus Garvey’s Black Star Line.
– A LIKKLE LABRISH –
SWEDISH FESTIVAL TO HOST ALL-FEMALE LINEUP
The Swedish annual ÖLAND ROOTS FESTIVAL, scheduled for July 10-13 on the Swedish island of Öland, will be an all-female reggae event.
BUJU PARTNERS WITH SUPREME LIFESTYLE BRAND
BUJU BANTON has entered into a collaboration with the lifestyle brand Supreme for t-shirts, which will be available this summer.
MAVADO NEW ALBUM IN THE WORKS
MAVADO revealed that “big work is coming soon” in reference to his new album that he is currently working on.
POPCAAN AND PM BREAK GROUND IN ST THOMAS
POPCAAN joined Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness for the ground breaking of the new Morant Bay Urban Center.
MARCIA GRIFFITHS LEADS BILLBOARD CHART
See some of your favorite artists’ standings on the Billboard Reggae Chart.
PATRA’S BRAIDLESS NEW LOOK
PATRA has been turning heads since she decided to ditched her trademark Egyptian braids for a low cut copper-blonde natural hairstyle after 25-years.
BLACK STAR LINE 100 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
June 27, 2019 marks 100 years since the incorporation of the Black Star Line by Marcus Garvey and members of the UNIA – Universal Negro Improvement Association.
– NEW MUSIC –
MICAH SHEMAIAH – BACKYARD SENSI
ED SHEERAN, CHRONIXX & KOFFEE – I DON’T CARE
MIKEY GENERAL – CHARIOTS AND HORSES
CHRONIC LAW – UNBORN CHILD
DEMARCO X MACHEL MONTANO – FIRE
STYLO G FEAT JAHVILLANI – BADMAN PARTY
THE HAPPENINGS: LOCAL REGGAE NEWS
MYKAL ROSE with Sly and Robbie performed to the packed house that is Nectar Lounge. Dub Lounge International started the evening out with a special performance by Davin Michel Steadman, the Reggae Angels, and a solo performance by the legendary Lloyd Parks, who sat in for Robbie Shakespeare. Mykal Rose performed all of our old favorites from his time with Black Uhuru, Shine Eye Gal, Solidarity, Stalk of Sensimilla, and new music including his rendition of Put a Spell on You. He gave Reggae in Seattle an exclusive interview in which he talks about his music, up and coming artists, and his time spent reconnecting with spirit. Stay Tuned into Reggae in Seattle. This exclusive interview will air Thursday, July 11
JUST ANNOUNCED!! We’ve had some fantastic announcements this week. Firstly, STEPHEN MARLEY is bringing his Babylon by Bus Tour to The Showbox on Thursday, August 29th. Secondly, the rising star that is KOFFEE is going to be performing at the Showbox Sodo on Saturday, August 17th, she is on tour with Daniel Caesar. Do not miss this!! Tickets go on sale for Koffee on July 2nd. And, last by not least we have KATCHAFIRE on Sunday, September 15th and The Showbox with EarthKry!
NEXT WEEK we have 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!!
The Red Lounge is hosting a Jamaica 57th Independence Celebration!! The land the the culture that brought us reggae music! This is one of their biggest events and one not to be missed!
JAH9 with Special Guests is back in Seattle and we are blessed!! She’s at Nectar Lounge on Thursday, August 15th along with local reggae bands Rebel Lion and Irie Lights opening
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. There is also a live stream at: SCCtv Live Stream.
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 24 Terence Wilson aka Astro
June 25 William Anthony Maragh aka Super Cat
June 25 Lester Bullock aka Dillinger
June 27 Freddie McGregor
June 27 Byron Aloysius St. Elmo Lee aka Byron Lee
June 28 Pablo Henry aka Pablo Moses
June 28 Roy Samuel Reid aka I-Roy
June 29 Euvin Spencer aka Don Carlos
June 30 Matthew Paul Miller aka Matisyahu
– THIS WEEK IN REGGAE PLAYLIST –
– MEDITATION OF THE WEEK –
“The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.”
― Thomas Paine
UNTIL NEXT WEEK – ONE LOVE