Reggae News You Can Use For Dec 31, 2018

Your daily dose of international reggae news for Monday, December 31!

After a 12 year hiatus, Reggae Sunsplash aiming for a comeback
Dancehall reggae reigned supreme in Jamaica in 2018
Winky D cancels Zimbabwe show due to security concerns

Also, mark your calendar for April 19-21, which are the dates for the 2019 Austin Reggae Festival.

ATX Sound System: December 30, 2018

With 2018 drawing to a close, and everyone making lists of their favorite music of the year, we decided to compile a list of our top 25 tracks. There were big album releases this year — ranging from old-skool legends like Ziggy Marley, to modern roots revivalist Proteje, to dancehall icon Popcaan — but the singles finding their way onto sound systems around the world this year were even more varied, with an international flair that continues to fuse influences from London to Lagos to Kingston (with plenty of other stops in between, like New York and Toronto).…

Reggae News You Can Use For Dec 29, 2018

Your daily dose of international reggae news for Saturday, December 29!

• Koffee could be reggae’s next superstar
Shocking homophobic lyrics prompt call for Buju Banton boycott
• Teejay answers five questions for the Jamaica Gleaner

Also, mark your calendar for April 19-21, which are the dates for the 2019 Austin Reggae Festival.

Reggae News You Can Use For Dec 27, 2018

Your daily dose of international reggae news for Thursday, December 27!

• Bob Marley’s love of soccer explored in new short film
Remembering legendary UK reggae promoter Jumbo Vanrenen
UB40 loses original keyboard player Mickey Virtue

Also, mark your calendar for April 19-21, which are the dates for the 2019 Austin Reggae Festival.

Reggae News You Can Use For Dec 26, 2018

Your daily dose of international reggae news for Wednesday, December 26!

• Giark will bring his brand of roots reggae to a new video game
Koffee makes a surprise holiday visit to Matthew 25 Boys’ Home
Reggae Sunsplash comes to Goa from January 12-13

Also, mark your calendar for April 19-21, which are the dates for the 2019 Austin Reggae Festival.

Reggae News You Can Use For Dec 23, 2018

Your daily dose of international reggae news for Sunday, December 23!

• Denzil Williams Jr bridges Swedish reggae and Jamaica
Third World celebrates more than four decades of hits
• Welcome to Jamrock cruise sold out one year in advance

Also, mark your calendar for April 19-21, which are the dates for the 2019 Austin Reggae Festival.

Reggae News You Can Use For Dec 21, 2018

Your daily dose of international reggae news for Friday, December 21!

• Etana’s Grammy nomination signals that 2019 will be breakout year
March 16 show in Jamaica for Buju Banton announced
• Morgan Heritage set for New Year’s Eve concert in Nairobi

Also, mark your calendar for April 19-21, which are the dates for the 2019 Austin Reggae Festival.

ATX Sound System: December 20, 2018

Christmas, Jamaican Style

Despite the association between reggae and Rastafarianism, the majority of Jamaicans celebrate Christmas, and the island remains home to one of the most unique Christmas music catalogs in the world. Even when Jamaican artists take on a well-known, traditional carol, it is typically infused with the sort of reggae vibes and Caribbean-centric touches that could only have come from this part of the world.…

Reggae News You Can Use For Dec 19, 2018

Your daily dose of international reggae news for Wednesday, December 19!

#R9 album will see Rhianna more fully embrace reggae
Gingermon to release “Baked To Perfection” in 2019
• New video for Landon McNamara and Leilani Wolfgramm single

Also, mark your calendar for April 19-21, which are the dates for the 2019 Austin Reggae Festival.

Reggae News You Can Use For Dec 18, 2018

Your daily dose of international reggae news for Tuesday, December 18!

• Bunny Wailer launches the the Wailers Statue Project
Interview with Austin Reggae Festival alum Kabaka Pyramid
• Reggae holiday sounds add more flavor to the season

Also, mark your calendar for April 19-21, which are the dates for the 2019 Austin Reggae Festival.

Reggae News You Can Use For Dec 16, 2018

Your daily dose of international reggae news for Sunday, December 16!

Buju Banton hits the studio with Stephen Marley and producer Lenky
Is reggae’s new cultural status a kiss of death?
• Magma single ‘Diamonds’ added to ‘Ultimate 2018’ reggae compilation

Also, mark your calendar for April 19-21, which are the dates for the 2019 Austin Reggae Festival.

Reggae News You Can Use For Dec 15, 2018

Your daily dose of international reggae news for Saturday, December 15!

• Kosmik Consciousnez has big plans for a breakout year in 2019
Mikey Chung of Mighty Mystics interviewed 
Sauti Sol ranked as the best Kenyan artist of 2018

Also, mark your calendar for April 19-21, which are the dates for the 2019 Austin Reggae Festival.

ATX Sound System: December 13, 2018

The Best Reggae Soundtracks, According to Don Letts

When the punk scene was first starting in London, the punks used to hang out at a club called The Roxy. The resident DJ there was none other than the young “rebel dread” himself, Don Letts.…

Reggae News You Can Use For Dec 12, 2018

Your daily dose of international reggae news for Wednesday, December 12!

• Apollo drops out of college to chase promising music career
• Meet veteran Hawaiian reggae-rock band Pepper
Tony Elumelu shares photos from his tour of Marley home

Also, mark your calendar for April 19-21, which are the dates for the 2019 Austin Reggae Festival.

Reggae News You Can Use For Dec 11, 2018

Reggae News You Can Use For Dec 11, 2018

Your daily dose of international reggae news for Tuesday, December 11!

• Brighton-born neo-soul singer Iyamah talks with “Seasons”
• Roger Steffens remembers his many interviews with reggae royalty
• Shaggy and Sting top Billboard reggae album sales

Also, mark your calendar for April 19-21, which are the dates for the 2019 Austin Reggae Festival.

Reggae News You Can Use For Dec 7, 2018

Your daily dose of international reggae news for Friday, December 7!

Etana, Black Uhuru and Protoje amongst reggae grammy nominees
Freed from jail, controversial star Buju Banton is now back in Jamaica
• Orisha Sound slated to release “Fire and Ice” in early 2019

Also, mark your calendar for April 19-21, which are the dates for the 2019 Austin Reggae Festival.