Well the hot news from DUTTY Fridaze this week is that popular selecta Foota Hype from the Alliance used the power of the microphone to demand money from all the celebrities present at Dutty Fridaze to raise funds for Shiloh Basic School in Fletchers Land...... Foota Hype jus sey "Ëinstein yuh have big tune now, sen aon some money.. Coolio Coolio jus come from prison and him drop a ting... "
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But what made me laugh was when a man said 'Play de music nuh"... Foota Hype just mudd him up and and said "Louw mi mek mi collect money fi di school"... Bwoy if I had a Street Vibes Humanitarian Award I would have given it to Foot Hype...... BIG UP FOOTA HYPE!!!! Nuff respect!!!!!>
Bandung is the reggae capital of Indonesia and hundreds of their bands play countrywide, too few internationally.
Steve & the Coconut Trees is a rising reggae band, starting to pull out serious recordings. They are based in Jakarta and as most indonesian reggae bands, they are hard to find in stores or online, and when you're not in Indonesia, there's no way to get hold of their tunes. Below you can find the 3 only tunes i could find (from www.deviantart.com). They're a little cheesy, but i heard of my rat about much more bouncing tunes and mad concerts...
Please, if you know more about this band and other Indonesian Reggae news, let us know or register and post them.
Man.... I miss Dangdut...
Toured Martinique 77/78.Toured and recorded nine(9) albums with longtime veteran Cadence Lypso artist Anthony Gussie.
Toured with Bankie Banx,one of the Caribbean's well known pop reggae artist. Original member of the Gramacks New Generation, toured and recorded during eight(8) years the Caribbean, Europe, New York and La Reunion.
RAS JUMBO WILL PERFORM NEAR YOU!! TOUR DATES IN ARTICLE
and a bit of Lover's Rock
Representing the small but growing dub scene in Thailand, the Bangkok Massive Soundsystem was founded by AGENT SMIFF (www.agentsmiff.com) and DON P (a.k.a. The Oracle) in 2002. Since AGENT SMIFF's move to Spain in 2005, there have been many changes with the Massive. Aside from Don P, the current line up includes: DJ TUM, and MCs JAGO, JOHN-Z, the Singjay Picolo Pete, Bushman Dan, and Junior Masters.
The ceremony, which recognizes the best in reggae and world beat music, will be giving the special 'Producer's "Respect" Award' to Jamaican musical stars Half Pint, Gregory Issacs as well as American hip-hop legend Doug E. Fresh.
Half Pint's work with celebrated producer King Jammy helped to usher a lighter, more relaxed approach to dancehall music, with content that was both romantic and socially conscious. Inarguably, his most famous track would be the international hit 'Greetings', which eventually set the tone for the 'ragga' style that was, at that time, taking over Jamaican music.
Our store is located at 642 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. We carry unisex adult and will soon carry children's revolutionary fashion, books, accessiories.
Our goal is to spread and teach African culture through fashion. These are just a few of the designs we carry. The website will be up soon!! Come out and support! WEBSITE WILL BE UP SOON.
Three weeks ago, Lady Saw wrapped up her L.A. video shoot w/ Wylcef's artist Sun a.k.a Geisha from China for the track 'Kill Bill', and went to New York for promotion. She visited the offices of Essence Magazine and AOL Black Voices to speak about her new album and single, “No Less Than A Woman (Infertility).” Lady Saw completed a photo shoot for the cover of Caribbean Posh Magazine and Where Itz At Magazine. She also interviewed with hip hop magazines Rap-Fanatic & Don Diva, as well as a number of other publications, NY radio stations and video shows. Then she wrapped up her trip by talking a stroll down the red carpet at Vibe's exclusive 150th issue Anniversary party, with other A-list celebs, like, Dougie Fresh, Swizz Beatz, and Kid Capri.
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Top nominees walking the red carpet include Sean Paul; Also hosts and performing nominees for the night include Doug E. Fresh, Machel Montano, Luciano, Macka Diamond, Ce'Cile, Lady G, Gregory Isaacs, Tarrus Riley, Leon & The Peoples, Half Pint, B.B. Seaton & the Gaylads, Tony Matterhorn, Alaine, Dean Fraser, Gyptian, Da'Ville, Ruff Stuff, Katalys Crew, Mutabaruka, Ed Robinson, Winsome Benjamin, among others.
Groundation has truly become a worldwide movement. Incorporating a unique blend of reggae, jazz, and dub Groundation has created a global community of fans that continues to grow. Their live shows are bursting with energy and improvisation. In the past two years, Groundation has played shows in fourteen countries spanning four continents. Highlights include playing for over 45,000 fans in Morocco, 10,000 people in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and 15,000 during a headlining spot at SummerJam in Germany. Also, on their most recent tour of Europe they sold out 19 shows including the historic Paris Olympia Theater, which they were the first reggae band to ever play. Groundation has also played both USA premier reggae festivals including a headlining spot at Sierra Nevada World Music Fest and an inspired set at Reggae on the River. In addition they have shared the stage with many of reggae's all time greats.
Everything started as a common reggae lover, Mário António Luluca, found himself in the Rastafarian tracks through the musics of Bob Marley. In his days of 13/14 years boy, he entered, against the will of his Parents, in a Small situated Rasta community in the Guetho of “Bairro Operario”, in Luanda, where he strengthened his belief in a philosophy inspired by ancestral Africans way of living.
In 1992, the fever for music became stronger after he had participated and won a competition of Music for a local Radio program (L.A.C.). The tape recording testifies his first steps of toasting on the riddims and making portuguese of Angola sound like Patwa, as Jamaica deejays tradiction would demand.for being the winner he gained a shynthesizer, that help him to join two friends and make history, being the first Angolan Hip-Hop/Ragga underground group.
Nyomi is a fine artist with the San Francisco Dhamaal Artist Collective. She works primarily on canvas using the medium of watercolor, acrylic and oil paints. Nayomi is primarily self-taught and her subject matter is inspired by the ancient art and sculpture of South Asia.
Her current collection consists of large canvas tapestries that depict her own interpretations of Buddhist and Hindu deities. .
The San Francisco Bay Area urban electronica community spoke loudly and clearly when it declared Dhaamal SF co-founder Janaka Selekta 'Best DJ' in a recent SF Guardian reader's poll. Janaka brings a dancer's sensibility to the decks, by deconstructing each track, and merging and beat juggling parts to build crescendos and diminuendos. Janaka is renowned for his deft touch while constantly working the tracks and mixer to blow up dancefloors across the U.S., Asia, and Europe. His unique sound combines original songs and homemade bootlegs with floor-stomping tracks from around the planet. Janaka's breakbeat tune, 'Bol Breaker,' broke BBC Radio 1's Bobby and Nihal's Top 10 and the Dhamaal Soundsystem CD hit the iTunes Top 20 Electronic Music Chart.
Janaka Selekta on MySpace: www.myspace.com/janakaselekta
DJ Mixes: www.terraphonic.net
|From the first reggae song, "It's A Long Road," Haiti-native Gigi Brissot positions himself as a sharply tuned reggae artist and a messenger. The bass lines and innovative reggae guitar licks throughout the album demonstrate the artistic maturity and time devoted to this reggae project. The reggae sounds of these seventeen strictly original tracks will please the ears of any reggae listener. There is a peaceful musicianship with gentle guitar and acoustic piano licks that touch the mellow rhythms and accent the thoughtful reggae lyric lines in each of his compositions.|
Born October 10, 1982, Kemar Thompson, (aka,Jr. Pinchers), is from St.Catherine , Jamaica
Maneesh the Twister and several of the Surya Dub crew recently spoke with SF Weekly writer, Eric K. Arnold about the launch of Surya Dub and the global dub movement, which has emerged on the cutting edge of the SF electronic scene. Click here to check it!
Also check out last year's related SF Weekly feature on the Dawn of Dubstep
Featuring JUDAH ESKENDER TAFARI...CHAVA...Selectors RAS KUSH, SAL P...
K2R RIDDIM, BEST FRENCH REGGAE BAND:
15 Years already...
K2R RIDDIM AND SKATALITES
For 15 years we put up all our energy to run some reggae around France ; 15 years, trying to give a hand in the making of the corner stone of music: Reggae; 15 years trying to make OUR SOUND, OUR MUSIC, untouched, undounted, always going forward, making the best of ourselves on stage and in studio… Always respecting the support of our reggae fans and friends to whom you belong.
we are proud to announce the release of Black sheep the new reggae project from ex-Black uhuru Tenor saw drummer" Rangotan "you've heard him on classics like" tenor saw's fever".. and " half pint's you got to be crazy" you can also hear him on sugar minots greatest hits reggae cd.. Rangotan also worked at chanell one studios from the age of 14 and has toured the world bringing sweet reggea reggae music to people of all nations. Rangotan brings his knoledge of classic roots reggae together with new reggae reggae artists for an exciting new reggae project we are attaching to singles this feelin and situation #9 please contact us for more info and the full reggae cd. Thank You D. sarjeant/Dis-n-Dat reggae Productions
Reggae is the heartbeat of Jamaica - a brand of reggae music as strongly identified with the island as R&B is with Detroit or jazz with new reggae Orleans. It's a major factor in the Jamaican economy, at no time better demonstrated than during Reggae Sunsplash and Reggae Sumfest (enormous annual reggae festivals), when almost one-quarter million visitors arrive from overseas to dance and sway in delirious union to the soulful, syncopated beat on the tiny island.
Reggae evolved in the ghettos of Kingston, Jamaica, born of the tensions and social protest simmering violently in the late 1960's. Jamaicans will tell you that reggae means "coming from de people," a phrase coined (as was the name reggae itself) by Toots Hibbert of Toots and the Maytals.
We are proud to present two exclusive reggae articles from our reggae journalist in Jamaica - T."Boots" Harris. The first deals with the issue of Rastafari and reggae and the second with reggae Gospel and reggae dancehall culture.
Sonia Mann has studied Kathak at the Tarangini School of Kathak Dance for the past 12 years. She currently teaches beginner level class for all ages and continues to receive her training and guidance under Shrimati Anuradha Nag, who is a disciple of Padmavibhushan Pandit Birju Maharj, Pandit Vijay Shankar and Natraj Parimal Krishnan of the Lucknow Gharana. In efforts to promote Indian culture and the arts, she has performed at various events and locations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
Friday, July 20 th , 2007
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Theme: Rastafari and the 21 st century
Topic: Rastafari youth and Critical Education
Moderator: King David from CHRY 105.5 fm
Keynote speaker: Mother Farika
The importance of education and the Rastafari family in the 21 st century
African Focus School and Education
Education entrepreneur sharing her experience and knowledge in operating her own school
The World Beat Center is a non-profit, multi-disciplinary cultural organization based in Sand Diego, California . The center is dedicated to promoting, presenting and preserving the Indigenous Cultures of the world through reggae music, art, education, culture and technology. The center strives to enhance the visibility of cultural reggae artists of color, expand opportunities for cultural enrichment, and broaden the understanding of various world cultures.
Founder and Executive Director Makeda Dread is also the host of Reggae Makossa on 91X each Sunday evening in San Diego and also on line at the center's in house streaming reggae and TV station http://www.oneworldreggae.com/.For ongoing listing of reggae events like the ones below visit: http://www.worldbeatcenter.org/