Blessed Love, One and All
This Week In Reggae: BUJU BANTON targeted by Trinidad and Tobago’s Police, BLAK RYNO fakes death to promote new music, SHENSEEA surgery rumors, TOMMY LEE SPARTA releases new album, REGGAE SUMFEST 2019 artist lineup is announced, NETFLIX releases film on Marijuana, 1978 ONE LOVE PEACE CONCERT Anniversary, BOB MARLEY “lost tapes” are going up for auction in London and we celebrate the anniversary of the end of APARTHEID in South Africa…
– A Likkle Labrish –
BUJU BANTON TARGETED BY TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO POLICE
Trinidad and Tobago’s Police Commissioner Gary Griffith has personally apologized to BUJU BANTON after his hotel room in Port of Spain was raided by police.
BLAK RYNO FAKES DEATH TO PROMOTE NEW MUSIC
News of Romaine Anderson aka Blak Ryno’s death following a car crash spread like wildfire on social media when it was first reported. It was then downgraded to the artist being in critical condition. Now it appears that Blak Ryno may faked his own death to promote his new music.
SHENSEEA SURGERY RUMORS
Dancehall artist Shenseea’s curvy body sparked rumors that she has gone under the knife to enhance her buttocks.
TOMMY LEE SPARTA RELEASES NEW ALBUM
Tommy Lee Sparta had a phenomenal year in 2018 and he keeps the momentum going in 2019 with the release of a brand new album “Reincarnation”.
2019 REGGAE SUMFEST LINEUP
Reggae Sumfest has officially released the 2019 artist line-up of the artistes who are booked to perform on both major nights.
NETFLIX RELEASES FILM ON MARIJUANA
The Grass Is Greener is a Netflix produced documentary on ganja and pop culture.
ONE LOVE PEACE CONCERT ANNIVERSARY
April 22, marked the anniversary of the 1978 One Love Peace Concert at The National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica.
BOB MARLEY LOST TAPES UP FOR AUCTION
A set of Bob Marley reel-to-reel analogue tape recordings from The Lyceum and Rainbow in London and the Pavillon Baltard in Paris in the 1970s is going up for auction.
THE END OF APARTHEID
On April 27th in 1994, the scourge known as Apartheid (“segregation” in Afrikaans) in South Africa ended with the election of Nelson Mandela as president when 20,000,000 South Africans cast their votes.
– New Music –
VYBZ KARTEL – TIP
PROTOJE featuring LILA IKE’ and AGENT SASCO – NOT ANOTHER WORD
AZA LINEAGE – KILL THEM WITH A SOUND
BEENIE MAN ft JUS CHRIS – ONE KING
GOVANA – LOYALTY
POPCAAN – MILLIONS
BLAZE MOB – JAH PROVIDE A WAY
– The Happenings: Local Reggae News –
JUST ANNOUNCED!!! The legendary THE MIGHTY DIAMONDS will be playing at Nectar Lounge at June 14th with Irie Lights.
TONIGHT (4/27) AT CLUB SUR!! It’s a Caribbean Birthday Bash with I WAYNE, LENN HAMMOND, FUTURE FAMBO, AND TIFA!
THIS WEEKEND! 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.
KONSHENS is bringing his A-game to the Red Lounge on Saturday, June 8th. This will sell out. If you haven’t purchased your tickets, I suggest you do so. And, then get ready to turn up!
EP RELEASE PARTY!!!!! CLINTON FEARON & BOOGIE BROWN BAND is back at Nectar Lounge on June 8th with new music!!
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.
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 22 Lorenzo Aitken aka Laurel Aitken
April 26 Omar Riley aka Tarrus Riley
April 27 Mikey Dangerous
April 27 Cedric IM Brooks
April 28 Cardiff Butt aka General Degree
April 28 Paul Levy aka General Levy
– This Week in Reggae Playlist –
This week’s playlist is dedicated to the 2019 Reggae Sumfest artist lineup
– Meditation of the Week –
“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”
– Mark Twain
UNTIL NEXT WEEK – ONE LOVE