Blessed Love, One and All
This Week In Reggae: SIZZLA performance cancelled after LGBTQ complaints. APPLE MUSIC backs KOFFEE as its latest Next Up artist. 6IX camp to close Reggae Sumfest 2019 Dancehall Night. SHENSEEA draws criticism from the Rastafarian community. BUJU BANTON reportedly has a new girlfriend. Former Jamaican Prime Minister EDWARD SEAGA passes away.
– A Likkle Labrish –
SIZZLA CANCELLED AFTER LGBTQ COMPLAINTS
Miguel Collins, aka SIZZLA‘s headlining performance at the 2019 Reggae On The River concert in California has been cancelled due to complaints and pressure from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ) community.
APPLE MUSIC BACKS KOFFEE
APPLE MUSIC has revealed the young female artist Mikayla Simpson, aka KOFFEE, as its latest Up Next artist.
6IX TO CLOSE REGGAE SUMFEST DANCEHALL NIGHT
For the first time at Sumfest Dancehall Night debut artistes will be closing the show with CHRONIC LAW, SQUASH other artistes from the 6ix camp.
RASTAFARIAN COMMUNITY VEX WITH SHENSEEA
SHENSEEA, has received some stern critique from the Rastafarian community for her new Blessed music video.
BUJU BANTON NEW GIRLFRIEND?
BUJU BANTON in known for keeping his private life private but an online image of the Gargamel hugging up with an unknown female has caused an online buzz.
FORMER PM EDWARD SEAGA PASSES AWAY
Former Jamaican Prime Minister EDWARD PHILIP GEORGE SEAGA (ON) passed away on his 89th birthday, at approximately 1:00 pm in the United States where he had been treated for cancer.
– New Music –
KONSHENS – RAW VEIN
SPRAGGA BENZ featuring GENERAL LEVY – IF YUH READY
CHRISTOPHER MARTIN – OUTTA THIS WORLD
BUSY SIGNAL – EYE PON MI
GYPTIAN – RUN AWAY
RYGIN KING – BUSINESS
The Happenings: Local Reggae News –
Reggae revivalist JESSE ROYAL gave a fantastic performance at Chop Suey on Thursday night. He was the opening act for THE SKINTS, however, he walked away with a bunch new fans last night. He performed his hits including Generation and Lion Order, his collaboration with Protoje, and he even gave us a little bit of Chronixx’s Skankin’ Sweet.
NEXT WEEK is going to be on and poppin’!! We start out on Wednesday, June 5th with PATO BANTON and the New Generation is at Nectar Lounge along with Lion of Judah Band. Then KRANIUM and JADA KINGDOM performs at Nectar Lounge on Friday, June 7th, followed byKONSHENS at the Red Lounge on Saturday, June 8th. And, lastly, we have CLINTON FEARON& BOOGIE BROWN BAND EP RELEASE PARTY at Nectar Lounge on June 8th.
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.
REBELUTION, COLLIE BUDDZ, along with Durand Jones & The Indications are going to be at Marymoor Park in Redmond on June 29th.
TOOOOOOOOTS!!! YES! TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS are bringing their act to Benaroya Hall! #DoTheReggay August 1!!
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.
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:
May 28 Winston Lara aka Gene Rondo
May 30 Carlton Errington Grant aka Spragga Benz
May 30 Cecil Nicholas Thomas aka Nicky Thomas
May 31 Clive Hunt
– This Week in Reggae Playlist –
– Meditation of the Week –
“The Earth itself vex because they underrate the Earth…“
– Bob Marley –
UNTIL NEXT WEEK – ONE LOVE