– Blessed Love, One and All –
THIS WEEK IN REGGAE:
July 23, Rastafarians around the world rejoice in Ethiopia’s EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE I’s birthday celebrations. VYBZ KARTEL reportedly rushed to the hospital yet again. Blessed Earth Strong to BOB MARLEY‘s mother SIDILLA EDITHA “CEDELLA” BOOKER also lovingly known as Mama B. RAS NALDO was shot and killed by gunman along Henry Morgan Drive in Kingston. SHENSEEA treats herself to a new Bimmer. On July 22, 1692 the town of KINGSTON was established when an earthquake destroyed the nearby city of PORT ROYAL. We showcase the BILLBOARD CHART as of the week of July 27, 2019.
– A LIKKLE LABRISH –
H.I.M EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE I EARTH STRONG
On July 23, Rastafarians around the world rejoice in the birthday celebrations of Ethiopia’s EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE I. Born as Ras Tafari Makonnen in 1892, he served as Ethiopia’s regent from 1916 to 1930 and as emperor from 1930 to 1974.
VYBZ KARTEL REPORTEDLY RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL
VYBZ KARTEL,was spotted leaving a medical facility in Kingston on July 24.
BLESSED EARTH STRONG TO MAMA B
Blessed Earth Strong to BOB MARLEY‘s mother SIDILLA EDITHA “CEDELLA” BOOKER also lovingly known as Mama B.
RAS NALDO SHOT AND KILLED
Singer Robert Goodison, aka RAS NALDO, was shot and killed by gunman along Henry Morgan Drive in Kingston.
SHENSEEA GETS A NEW BIMMER
SHENSEEA treats herself to a new ride, a white 2019, 4.88 liter V8 BMW X6.
JULY 1692 KINGSTON WAS ESTABLISHED
On July 22, 1692 the town of Kingston was established when an earthquake destroyed the nearby city of Port Royal.
THE REGGAE BILLBOARD CHART THE WEEK OF JULY 27, 2019
1. PEPPER – LOCAL MOTION
2. THE MOVEMENT – WAYS OF THE WORLD
3. KOFFEE – RAPTURE
4. SLIGHTLY STOOPID – EVERYDAY LIFE, EVERYDAY PEOPLE
5. REBELUTION – FREE REIGN
6. THE AGGROLITES – REGGAE NOW
7. STING AND SHAGGY – 44/876
8. IRATION – IRATION
9. STEEL PULSE – MASS MANIPULATION
10. YABBY YOU – MEETS KING TUBBY
– NEW MUSIC –
BUGLE – GUIDE I
CHRONIC LAW – DEAD ALREADY
I-SURE – REAL FRIENDS
SHANE O – INEVITABLE
DING DONG – NO EX GAMES
I WAATA – CUT OFF JEANS
THE HAPPENINGS: LOCAL REGGAE NEWS
August is on fire!! We have many top Jamaican Reggae artists coming to the SEA!!
NEXT WEEK!!! It’s going down at Benaroya Hall August 1st! TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS!! There are Meet & Greet tickets available!! This is your chance to meet Toots!!
NEXT WEEKEND!! The Red Lounge is hosting their Jamaica 57th Independence Celebration! Celebrating the culture that brought us reggae music! This is one of their biggest events and one not to be missed!
KOFFEE is going to be performing at the Showbox Sodo on Saturday, August 17th and 18th, she is on tour with Daniel Caesar. But, we’re here for the rising star that is Koffee!!
Local Band DUB LOUNGE INTERNATIONAL is bringing their roots reggae to the Pono Ranch in Ballard on Saturday, August 17th
STEPHEN MARLEY is bringing his Babylon by Bus Tour to The Showbox on Thursday, August 29th. Do not miss this!!
MORGAN HERITAGE with Jereme Morgan, plus local opening band Two Story Zori, bring their Loyalty Tour to Nectar Lounge on Friday, September 6, 2019.
KATCHAFIRE is coming to The Showbox with EarthKry on Sunday, September 14th!
JUST ANNOUNCED!! COLLIE BUDDZ is coming to Neumos, Wednesday, October 23rd!
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 23 Sheldon Smith aka Deva Bratt
July 25 Alpharita Constantia Anderson aka Rita Marley
July 25 Loraine ‘Raine’ Seville
July 25 Tenza Foster
July 26 Von Wayne Charles aka Wayne Wonder
July 27 Mark Dyer aka Warrior King
July 27 Melb ourne James aka Jah Stitch
July 28 Fitz Albert Cotterell aka Prezident Brown
– THIS WEEK IN REGGAE PLAYLIST –
H.I.M. HAILE SELASSIE I EARTH STRONG
– MEDITATION OF THE WEEK –
“The unexamined life is not worth living”
UNTIL NEXT WEEK – ONE LOVE