Blessed Love, One and All
This Week In Reggae: Grounation Day commemorates HAILE SELASSIE’s 1966 visit to Jamaica. As the world celebrates “420” its origin is rather unknown. AIDONIA is involved in a serious car crash. New pictures of VYBZ KARTEL raise further health concerns. MAVADO’s son to appeal for murder charge bail. BUJU BANTON allowed to perform in T&T. April sees the 40th anniversary of BOB MARLEY at the Zimbabwe independence celebrations. Welcome to Jamrock Cruise releases 2019 artist lineup…
– A Likkle Labrish –
As HAILE SELASSIE-I visited Jamaica on Thursday, April 21, 1966, some 100,000 Rastafari descended on Kingston’s Palisadoes Airport…
FULL STORY: http://reggaeinseattle.com/april-21-grounation-day/
ORIGINS OF “420”
For many the origins of the marijuana global code “420” is veiled in haze. Rumors and urban myths abound, from the number of active chemicals in marijuana to teatime in Holland…
FULL STORY: http://reggaeinseattle.com/origins-of-420/
AIDONIA IN CAR CRASH
Dancehall artist Sheldon Aitana Lawrence, better known as “AIDONIA”, was involved in serious a car crash that totaled his Mercedes-Benz SUV…
FULL STORY: http://reggaeinseattle.com/aidonia-in-car-accident/
VYBZ KARTEL HEALTH CONCERNS
A new photo of VYBZ KARTEL went viral on social media this week and raised more concerns over his health…
FULL STORY: http://reggaeinseattle.com/vybz-kartel-health-concerns/
MAVADO’S SON TO APPEAL FOR BAIL
Last year MAVADO’s son was charged with murder and has been held without bond in a juvenile detention center in Kingston ever since…
FULL STORY: http://reggaeinseattle.com/mavados-son-to-appeal-for-bail-in-murder-charge/
BUJU BANTON ALLOWED TO PERFORM IN TRINIDAD/TOBAGO
BUJU BANTON was granted an exemption by the Trinidad and Tobago Minister of National Security to perform. His criminal record would normally ban him from entering the country. He is scheduled to perform at the Queen’s Park Savannah on April 21 as part of his “Long Walk To Freedom Tour”. Permission was also granted to Luciano, Wayne Wonder and new sensation Koffee as they are Buju’s supporting acts.
BOB MARLEY AND THE BIRTH OF ZIMBABWE
On April 18 1980, Zimbabwe gained its independence from Britain. To celebrate the occasion, BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS were invited to perform…
FULL STORY: http://reggaeinseattle.com/bob-marley-and-the-birth-of-zimbabwe/
WELCOME TO JAMROCK CRUISE ARTIST LINEUP
The artist lineup for the 2019 installment of the WELCOME TO JAMROCK has been released…
– New Music –
BUJU BANTON – COUNTRY FOR SALE
VYBZ KARTEL, CHRONIC LAW – CAN’T KILL WE
VYBZ KARTEL / SHAWN STORM / SHANE O – MILLENNIUM GALLIS
DING DONG – BRO BRO
– The Happenings: Local Reggae News –
CLINTON FEARON speaks with Reggae in Seattle about his acoustic tour, his special guests, social reasonings, and new music.
JUST ANNOUNCED!!!! MYKAL ROSE WITH SLY & ROBBIE!! This is a match made in heaven!! Often called the original voice of Black Uhuru. This show will go down as memorable.
THIS WEEKEND!! LEILANI WOLFGRAMM with Sol Seed, Rebel Lion takes the stage at Nectar Lounge on Sunday, April 21st.
NEXT WEEK EKOLU is bringing their Hawaiian reggae vibes along with Island Bound to Nectar Lounge on April 28th.
COCOA TEA is back at Nectar Lounge, on May 14th. Trust us, you want to see Cocoa Tea, he’s always a good show.
KABAKA PYRAMID and The Bebble Rockers will grace Seattle on May 22, 2019 at Nectar Lounge. Tickets – Admission $15 for advance purchase, 21 and over.
KRANIUM and Jada Kingdom performs at Nectar Lounge on Friday, June 7th.
Dancehall phenom KONSHENS brings his A-game to the Red Lounge on Saturday, June 8th. Get ready to turn up!
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.
THIS MONDAY is the EASTER #JAMJAM at the Monkey Loft with DJ DOUGIE DOUG and DJ ELEMENT, with drink special all night long.
EVERY SATURDAY night is CARIBBEAN NIGHT at the Red Lounge with Reggae, Dancehall, Reggaeton, and Soca
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– Blessed Earth Strong –
This week we celebrate the Blessed Earth Strong of the following artists:
April 15 Dub Poet Benjamin Zephaniyah
April 16 John Taylor aka Chaka Demus
April 17 Miguel Orlando Collins aka Sizzla
April 18 Hopeton Brown aka Scientist
April 19 Keron Salmon aka Kabaka Pyramid
April 19 Manely Augutus Buchanan aka Big Youth
April 20 Stephen Marley
– This Week in Reggae Playlist –
This week’s playlist is dedicated to the celebration of 420…
– Meditation of the Week –
UNTIL NEXT WEEK – ONE LOVE