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  • UB40 Legends Ali, Astro, & Mickey to bring reggae to US fans

    UB40 Legends Ali, Astro, & Mickey to bring reggae to US fans

    UK reggae superstars UB40 Legends Ali, Astro & Mickey will guide audiences through their powerful, life-affirming catalog on a US summer tour. Founding members Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue will roll out hits including “Red Red Wine," “The Way You Do the Things You Do” and  “Food for...
  • Protoje to bring reggae grooves to North American audiences this June

    Protoje to bring reggae grooves to North American audiences this June

    Protoje will bring the sounds of his acclaimed 2015 release Ancient Future and new hard-hitting tunes to US fans on a spring and summer tour. The Jamaican reggae artist recently released the socially-conscious new single "Blood Money" (listen above), in which he decries political corruption in his...
  • Reggae on the Rocks returns to Red Rocks Amphitheatre

    Reggae on the Rocks returns to Red Rocks Amphitheatre

    Reggae was born in the clubs of Jamaica. In the tropical climes, it was too hot to play the much quicker forefather of the genre, ska. So naturally, they slowed it down. Reggae was born. From sea-level to a mile high, it doesn’t make a difference. It’s a funky reggae party, and it’s alright. Reggae...
  • Easy Star All-Stars bringing their dub interpretations of classic songs to the Gothic Theatre

    Easy Star All-Stars bringing their dub interpretations of classic songs to the Gothic Theatre

    Everybody’s favorite dub reimagineers Easy Star All-Stars are hitting the road this summer and of course Colorado is one of their stops. Easy Star All-Stars will be performing at the Gothic Theatre in Denver on June 8 with support from The Late Ones and The Elovaters. Tickets are on sale now. Follow...
  • Ziggy Marley announces summer tour dates, shares new studio track

    Ziggy Marley announces summer tour dates, shares new studio track

    Summer just wouldn’t be complete without at least one member of the Marley family hitting the road. Good news, then, that Ziggy Marley, the eldest son of the late Bob Marley, has announced a summer tour kicking off June 17 at Mandalay Bay Beach in Las Vegas. The tour is bookended by two pairs of...
  • Dirty Heads and SOJA hit the road June 9 in, FL.

    Dirty Heads announce summer co-headlining tour with SOJA, including a stop at Red Rocks

    Southern California-based hip hop-reggae fusion band Dirty Heads have announced an extensive summer co-headlining tour of the U.S. with like-minded Grammy-nominated band SOJA. The two bands will also welcome special guests The Green and RDGLDGRM. The tour gets underway Friday, June 9 at Riverfront...
  • Exclusive: Get a peek at REELZ’ hit docu-series, ‘Autopsy: The Last Hours of…Bob Marley’

    Exclusive: Get a peek at REELZ’ hit docu-series, ‘Autopsy: The Last Hours of…Bob Marley’

    Bob Marley revolutionized music in a way that effectively established reggae to be what it is today. Since his passing in 1981, he has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, his 1977 album Exodus was named Album of the Century by Time Magazine and his song “One Love” was designated Song...
  • Stephen Marley introduces annual Kaya Fest

    Stephen Marley introduces annual Kaya Fest

    Reggae artist Stephen "Raggamuffin" Marley wants to shine a positive light on kaya (Jamaican slang for marijuana) using the tools he knows best: music, art, and community. The six-time Grammy award winner (and son of Bob) has masterminded a brand new festival in Miami, described as "A Concert...
  • The One Love Cali Reggae Fest brings a taste of summer to Southern California

    The One Love Cali Reggae Fest brings a taste of summer to Southern California

    The spirit of summer was alive and well over the weekend at the One Love Cali Reggae Fest in Long Beach. The second annual festival brought in huge crowds, who brought with them a love of good music and good vibes. Friday’s list of performers included Janelle Phillips, White Glove Service, Ital...
  •  Interview: Fortunate Youth drops new album, announces Nov. 25 show at The Novo in LA

    Interview: Fortunate Youth drops new album, announces Nov. 25 show at The Novo in LA

    The Southern California vibe of peace, love and unity is what the band Fortunate Youth is all about. Made up of Jered Draskovich, Corey Draskovich, Travis Walpole, Greg Gelb, Dan Kelly and Jordan Rosenthal, these six incredible artists have forged music with a message and are now releasing their...
  • People get ready, the One Love Cali Reggae Fest is about to go down

    People get ready, the One Love Cali Reggae Fest is about to go down

    Nothing says California quite like reggae music and festivals. If you’re like most of us who are longing for the summertime and need a dose of some good vibes, then you’re in luck, because the One Love Cali Reggae Fest is headed to The Queen Mary next weekend. Feb. 10-12, Long Beach, Calif. will be...
  • Skanking Reggae Fest 2017 announces its performers

    Skanking Reggae Fest 2017 announces its performers

    With only a month away for the seventh annual Skanking Reggae Fest in California, a second show has been added and its lineup is finally revealed. The festival has featured ska-punk-reggae groups from Argentina, Mexico, the U.S. and Japan, and this year is no different. The performers for Skanking...
  • Rocky Dawuni premieres joyful video for 'Shine a Light'

    Rocky Dawuni premieres joyful video for 'Shine a Light'

    No matter what your politics are, you can agree that things in this country have gotten pretty heavy. It's not uncommon for people to take a break from social media, which just seems to perpetuate division and acrimony. It's at times like these that a song like Rocky Dawuni's "Shine a Light" comes...
  • Interview: Jamaican reggae band Raging Fyah begin US tour behind GRAMMY nominated album 'Everlasting'

    Interview: Jamaican reggae band Raging Fyah begin US tour behind GRAMMY nominated album 'Everlasting'

    The calendar may say that it's winter but a big chunk of the country, from Santa Cruz, California to Las Vegas, Nevada, is about to experience a good dose of the sunny Caribbean as Jamaican reggae band Raging Fyah is set this week to begin a nationwide tour with Tribal Seeds that’ll keep them on the...
  • Common Kings will release their debut full-length album Lost in Paradise on Feb. 3. 

    Interview: Common Kings on perfecting the good vibes

    When asked about his band’s forthcoming LP, Common Kings bassist Ivan Kirimaua jokes it's “something new, something fresh, something hip!” Although they may not be chasing those designations deliberately, the rising pop-reggae outfit has certainly honed in on "something" distinctly catchy.  Hailing...
  • 'Leaves in the Pool' is another strong effort by reggae band The Holdup

    'Leaves in the Pool' is another strong effort by reggae band The Holdup

    Reggae band The Holdup recently released its new album Leaves in the Pool, which debuted at the top of the iTunes reggae chart and at #2 on the Billboard reggae chart. It's easy to see why the album debuted so strongly. The band produces easygoing vibes much like Rebelution - another band that is no...
  • Join Shabba Ranks, Konshen on Love & Harmony Caribbean Cruise 2017

    Join Shabba Ranks, Konshen on Love & Harmony Caribbean Cruise 2017

    Reggae and soca's top artists will perform on the Love & Harmony Caribbean Cruise from Feb. 27 to March 3, 2017. Shabba Ranks, Elephant Man, Konshens, Wayne Wonder, and more will entertain passengers on the luxurious Norwegian Pearl cruise liner as they sail from Miami, FL to Ocho Rios, Jamaica...
  • Mick Jagger sends well wishes and shares a story in new video for the Peter Tosh Museum

    Mick Jagger sends well wishes and shares a story in new video for the Peter Tosh Museum

    Although Mick Jagger recently welcomed new addition to his family, he’s not too busy to help out a friend. The Rolling Stones frontman was part of a video documenting the grand opening of the Peter Tosh Museum in New Kingston, Jamaica. Mick congratulates the Tosh family and tells a humorous anecdote...
  • Chronixx will kick off a North American tour on March 2 in support of his debut album Chronology.
 

    Chronixx announces 'Chronology' & 2017 tour

    Reggae Revival's guiding light Chronixx is finally ready to lay out an entire collection, or Chronology, if you will. The young Jamaican roots artist has announced he will drop his debut LP in early 2017. Chronology is led by the single "Majesty," a reimagining of Otis Gayle's "I’ll Be Around...
  • Raging Fyah nominated for Best Reggae Album Grammy Award

    Raging Fyah nominated for Best Reggae Album Grammy Award

    Emerging reggae band Raging Fyah got a major profile boost last week when their third full-length release, Everlasting, was nominated for the Best Reggae Album Grammy Award. That accolade puts the group in the company as genre legend Ziggy Marley; Arlington, Virginia hailing reggae rockers SOJA; the...
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