– Blessed Love, One and All –
THIS WEEK IN REGGAE: We decided to release this installment of This Week In Reggae late to include a link to watch the 2019 SumFest. Get to know Damian Marley’s FLAGMAN JUDAH. Female artist KESHAN shot dead. GREGORY ISAACS gets new headstone. PAT KELLY passes away at 70. BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS “LIVE!” album turns 44 years.
– A LIKKLE LABRISH –
WATCH 2019 SUMFEST
The 2019 SUMFEST was resounding success with performances from some of Jamaica’s musical heavyweights. Watch the whole event in the link below.
GET TO KNOW DAMIAN MARLEY’S FLAGMAN JUDAH
Everyone sees him toiling away on stage with the Marley-brothers as the standard bearer of Rastafari, but how much do you know about him?
FEMALE ARTIST KESHAN SHOT DEAD
Vybz Kartel’s associate and former collaborator, KESHAN, was shot dead in Old Harbour, St. Catherine on Saturday by a licensed firearm holder with whom she had a dispute.
GREGORY ISAACS GETS NEW HEADSTONE
GREGORY ISAACS was gifted with a new headstone for his 69th birthday, July 15, at Dovecot Memorial Park in St Catherine. The short ceremony saw family and friends paying respects to the singer who died in October 2010 at age 59.
PAT KELLY PASSES AWAY AT 70
Born in 1949 in Kingston, Jamaica, HORATIO “PAT” KELLY was one of the island’s leading purveyors of the Rocksteady genre. He passed away of kidney failure this week. Rest In Peace.
BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS “LIVE” ANNIVERSARY
“All the way from Trenchtown, Jamaica – Bob Marley and the Wailers.” So began one of the transcendent albums of the modern pop era. Live! was recorded on 18 July, 1975 at the second of two beyond-sold-out shows at the Lyceum Ballroom in London, and released in the UK on 5 December the same year.
– NEW MUSIC –
MORGAN HERITAGE – BEACH & COUNTRY
SHOKRYME – NUFF SOH
QUADA – PROBLEM
ALKALINE – FLASHBACK
MAHALIA – SIMMER FEAT. BURNA BOY
I OCTANE – PULL UP
DEVON MORGAN FEAT. LUTAN FYAH
FROM LONDON TO JAM1
THE HAPPENINGS: LOCAL REGGAE NEWS
HEMPRESS SATIVA and the Unconquerebels will be at Rumba Notes Lounge on Friday, July 26th.
STEPHEN MARLEY is bringing his Babylon by Bus Tour to The Showbox on Thursday, August 29th. Rising star 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!
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 15 Mark Anthony Myrie aka Buju Banton
July 15 Andrae Jay Sutherland aka Popcaan
July 15 Gregory Anthony Isaacs
July 15 Kerida Johnson aka Hempress Sativa
July 16 Desmond Adolphus Dacres aka Desmond Dekker
July 16 Jason McDermott aka Stylo G
July 17 Kerrie Byles aka Junior Byles
July 18 Ainsworth Roy Rushton Shirley aka Roy Shirley
July 19 Errol Holt aka Flabba Holt
July 21 Damian Robert Nesta Marley aka Jr. Gong
July 21 Michael Theophilus Johnson aka Mikey Spice
– THIS WEEK IN REGGAE PLAYLIST –
– MEDITATION OF THE WEEK –
“In the Abundance of Water the Fool is Thirsty”
― Bob Marley
UNTIL NEXT WEEK – ONE LOVE