– Blessed Love, One and All –
THIS WEEK IN REGGAE:
August 1, 1834 marked a special day for Africans in British colonies as it was the day they received freedom from slavery. In Jamaica, the Emancipation Declaration was read from the steps of the Old Kings House in Spanish Town, St Catherine. RITA MARLEY and SIZZLA KALONJI will be honored at the Jamaican Independence Day celebrations at the National Stadium on August 6. BOUNTY KILLER has unleashed his full wrath on Jamaican Prime Minister ANDREW HOLNESS and his Government. BUJU BANTON was booked to perform at the Border Splash Benefit Concert at the Geneva Arena, but the show was canceled last minute. DREAM WEEKEND in Negril, Aug 02-06, 2019 includes performances from CAPLETON, SPICE, ALKALINE and more.
– A LIKKLE LABRISH –
01 AUG 1834 – JAMAICAN EMANCIPATION DAY
August 1, 1834 marked a special day for Africans in British colonies as it was the day they received freedom from slavery. In Jamaica, the Emancipation Declaration was read from the steps of the Old Kings House in Spanish Town, St Catherine.
FULL STORY: http://reggaeinseattle.com/01-aug-1834-emancipation-day-in-jamaica/
RITA MARLEY AND SIZZLA – JAMAICA INDEPENDENCE DAY HONOREES
RITA MARLEY and SIZZLA KALONJI will be honored at the Jamaican Independence Day celebrations at the National Stadium on August 6.
FULL STORY: http://reggaeinseattle.com/rita-marley-and-sizzla-jamaica-independence-day-honorees/
BOUNTY KILLER BLASTS PM OVER COCKPIT MINING
Rodney Basil Price aka BOUNTY KILLER condemned the actions of the government about its plans to allow bauxite mining within sections of the Cockpit Country in Trelawny:
FULL STORY: http://reggaeinseattle.com/bounty-killer-blasts-pm-over-cockpit-mining/
BUJU BANTON CANCELED IN GENEVA
BUJU BANTON was booked to perform at the Border Splash Benefit Concert at the Geneva Arena, but the show was canceled last minute.
FULL STORY: http://reggaeinseattle.com/buju-banton-canceled-in-geneva/
DREAM WEEKEND 2019
DREAM WEEKEND in Negril, Aug 02-06, 2019 is set to entertain patrons beyond their wildest expectations this year with planned performances from CAPLETON, SPICE, ALKALINE and more.
FULL STORY: http://reggaeinseattle.com/dream-weekend-2019/
– NEW MUSIC –
CAPLETON – RISE UP
POPCAAN – IRREPLACEABLE
MAVADO – KEEP GOING UP
THIRD WORLD ft. CHRONIXX – NA NA NA
DRE ISLAND – CRAZY
ALKALINE – MAMA PRAY
TOMMY LEE SPARTA – TOP SHOTTA
THE HAPPENINGS: LOCAL REGGAE NEWS
TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS brought the fire to Benaroya Hall. They took us along on a musical journey through their extensive catalog of hits – Funky Kingston, 54-46 Was My Number, Pressure Drop, Never Get Weary, Sweet and Dandy, Monkey Man, Time Tough, Bam Bam and more. If you have not seen this legend perform, you owe it to yourself to do so.
THE MONTH OF AUGUST IS ON FIRE!! WE HAVE MANY TOP JAMAICAN REGGAE ARTISTS COMING TO THE SEA!!
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!
COLLIE BUDDZ is performing at Neumos onWednesday, 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 28 Fitz Albert Cotterell aka Prezident Brown
July 29 Sheldon Taylor aka Versatile
July 29 Alex Marley
July 30 Christopher Gayle aka Zamunda
Aug 03 Lucky Philip Dube
– THIS WEEK IN REGGAE PLAYLIST –
– MEDITATION OF THE WEEK –
“To have the truth in your possession you can be found guilty, sentenced to death.”
― Peter Tosh
UNTIL NEXT WEEK – ONE LOVE