– Blessed Love, One and All –
THIS WEEK IN REGGAE: SPICE wins Best Female Award and Best Publicity Stunt Award at the Sumfest Social Awards. BUSY SIGNAL is involved in a motorcycle accident in Columbia. KING JAMMY to open museum by year’s end. We mourn the loss of former Burning Spear drummer extraordinaire NELSON MILLER. Resurfaced EEK-A-MOUSE video claims cocaine use by BOB MARLEY. SPICE offers reward for lost cell phone with music ideas on. For $15,000 you can own the most expensive BOB MARLEY concert poster. We commemorate Emperor HAILE SELASSIE’s impassioned appeal before the League of Nations to demand Justice for Ethiopia who was under attack by the Fascist army of Benito Mussolini.
– A LIKKLE LABRISH –
SPICE “BEST FEMALE ARTISTE” FOR 2ND YEAR
SPICE wins Best Female Award and Best Publicity Stunt Award at the Sumfest Social Awards.
BUSY SIGNAL MOTORCYCLE CRASH IN COLUMBIA
BUSY SIGNAL is lucky to be alive and well following a motorcycle crash in Columbia.
KING JAMMY’S TO OPEN MUSEUM BY YEAR’s END
Lloyd James aka KING JAMMY says the King Jammy’s Museum will open its doors on 38 St. Lucia Road in Kingston by the end of this year. It will house old instruments, equipment, and a theater to showcase documentaries and short films. Jammy, who has been working on the museum for three years, says that the idea came from his wife. In 1985, King Jammy and Wayne Smith created the Sleng Teng,the first fully computerized riddim that has influenced Jamaican music.
Jammy recorded and started the careers of many of dancehall and reggae’s biggest entertainers such as Shabba Ranks, Chaka Demus and Pliers, Gregory Isaacs, Dennis Brown, Ninja Man, Flourgan, Courtney Melody, Beenie Man and Elephant Man.
NELSON MILLER PASSES AWAY AT 64
Drummer NELSON MILLER, who recorded and toured with Burning Spear for many years, died in Kingston on Sunday at age 64. His wife Carmel told the Jamaica Observer that Miller became ill at home early that morning and was taken to Andrews Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead. She said cause of death is undetermined.
He first played on Spear’s Hail HIM album in 1978. The first album he co-produced with the singer was 1985’s Resistance; he and Spear had similar collaborations on other albums including People of The World, The World Should Know, and Rasta Business.
EEK-A-MOUSE CLAIMS BOB MARLEY USED COCAINE
An online video has resurfaced of EEK-A-MOUSE making claims about the use of cocaine among some of reggae’s top artists, including BOB MARLEY.
SPICE OFFERS REWARD FOR LOST IPHONE
Grace Latoya Hamilton aka SPICE was in a state of panic as she realized that she had left her iPhone with musical ideas on it on a JetBlue flight.
MOST EXPENSIVE BOB MARLEY ITEMS ON EBAY
For $15,000 you can own the most expensive BOB MARLEY concert poster.
SELASSIE APPEALS TO THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS
On June 30th, 1936 Emperor HAILE SELASSIE I made an impassioned appeal before the League of Nations to demand Justice for Ethiopia who was under attack by the Fascist army of Benito Mussolini.
– NEW MUSIC –
TEEJAY – HENNE & WEED
CHRONIC LAW – COLD DEWS
DENHAM SMITH – NATTY
MASICKA – BORN WINNER
VYBZ KARTEL – OWN YOUR MAN
POPCAAN – BABY YUH TIGHT
THE HAPPENINGS: LOCAL REGGAE NEWS
MYKAL ROSE 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 with 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!
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:
July 01 Tyrone Thompson aka Papa San
July 01 Leonard Bartley aka Merciless
July 01 Joseph Jackson aka Ranking Joe
July 02 Vivienne Stephenson aka Tanya Stephens
July 02 David Sinclair aka Tappa Zukie
July 04 Alberto D’Ascola aka Alborosie
July 04 Rupert Lloyd Edwards aka Rupie Edwards
July 05 Owen Gray
July 06 Roy “Gramps” Morgan
– THIS WEEK IN REGGAE PLAYLIST –
– MEDITATION OF THE WEEK –
“Sad to see the old slave mill
is grinding slow, but grinding still”
― Damian Marley
UNTIL NEXT WEEK – ONE LOVE