Reggae News You Can Use For Feb 26, 2019

Your daily dose of international reggae news for Tuesday, February 26!

Abijah returns with new single “the Rootsman”
Hip-hop producer Mike Jones has high praise for Koffee
Rest in Peace to Noel “Bunny” Brown

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

Reggae News You Can Use For Feb 24, 2019

Your daily dose of international reggae news for Sunday, February 24!

Kate Bush compilation features reggae version of “Rocket Man”
Lady G concert marks triumphant return to music-making for Janice Fyffe
UK label to release new Felch and Tovi Soul EP

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

ATX Sound System: February 23, 2019

Best New Dancehall Releases

After devoting last week’s post to classic reggae music for Valentine’s Day, we return this week with a roundup of the best new dancehall releases that we’ve been spinning on the ATX Sound System. You can check out all of the tracks mentioned below on the Austin Reggae Festival Playlist.…

Reggae News You Can Use For Feb 20, 2019

Your daily dose of international reggae news for Wednesday, February 20!

Fresh from Grammy win, Shaggy inks new publishing deal
Julian Marley’s “As I Am” album is topping the charts
“Meet Us on Beat Street” event set for Feb 24 in Kingston

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

Reggae News You Can Use For Feb 19, 2019

Your daily dose of international reggae news for Tuesday, February 19!

First new album in 5 years for UB40 set for March 22 release 
National Library of Jamaica to establish reggae film archive
Teddy Riley impressed with Zimbabwean dancehall chanter Nutty O

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

Reggae News You Can Use For Feb 18, 2019

Your daily dose of international reggae news for Monday, February 18!

Iakopo mixes reggae sounds with smile-inducing waves
Naomi Cowan brings strong family ties to her singing career
Tourists from Israel are flocking to Jamaica

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

Reggae News You Can Use For Feb 16, 2019

Your daily dose of international reggae news for Saturday, February 16!

GRiZ and Matisyahu combine on reggae-inspired track “A New Day”
Machel Montano tops this week’s Billboard Reggae Charts
VP Records releases impressive new “Reggae Mandela” collection

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

Reggae News You Can Use For Feb 15, 2019

Your daily dose of international reggae news for Friday, February 15!

Etana wowed the press last weekend in Los Angeles
Morgan Heritage wins his second Grammy
• Ziggy Marley announces 2019 Rebellion Rises tour dates

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

ATX Sound System: Happy Valentine’s Day 2019

They Call It Lover’s Rock!

Ah, Valentine’s Day. What better time of year to consider reggae’s romantic side? Lovers’ Rock was a style of reggae music that emerged in the mid- to late-1970s. It typically featured slower rhythms, sweeter vocals and a focus on romantic lyrics.…

Reggae News You Can Use For Feb 13, 2019

Your daily dose of international reggae news for Wednesday, February 13!

BMG’s new Trojan Jamaica label will showcase local music
Kebra’s debut single is titled “Ring”
Michael Franti & Spearhead announce 2019 summer tour

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

Reggae News You Can Use For Feb 12, 2019

Your daily dose of international reggae news for Tuesday, February 12!

• Reggae on the River co-founder Carol Bruno dies
Samini’s launch of “Untamed” album in Seattle is a success
Why Africa needs another Bob Marley

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

Reggae News You Can Use For Feb 11, 2019

Your daily dose of international reggae news for Monday, February 11!

Chelsea Stewart chooses to sing reggae’s message of love
Royal Albert Hall reggae show sells out in three hours
Sting and Shaggy win Grammy, then announce 2019 UK tour

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

Reggae News You Can Use For Feb 10, 2019

Your daily dose of international reggae news for Sunday, February 10!

Cocoa Tea to release CocoRobics apparel line
Klub Kartell announces new band members for 2019 shows
Summer Thieves’ new video pushes buzz for Kiwi reggae

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

ATX Sound System: February 9, 2019

Raised on Reggae: Hempress Sativa

Hempress Sativa grew up surrounded by authentic reggae culture. Born Kerida Johnson in Kingston, she was raised by devout Rastafarian parents who entertained many musical friends (such as “Uncle” Dennis Brown) in the family home. Her father (Albert “Ilawai Malawi” Johnson) operated the Jah Love Sound System, which meant that Kerida was effectively raised on reggae music.

Reggae News You Can Use For Feb 7, 2019

Your daily dose of international reggae news for Thursday, February 7!

Jah9’s new album “Field Trip” is climbing the reggae charts
New Music Express lists their seven essential Bob Marley Tracks
Shaggy talks to Rolling Stone about his new solo album

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

Reggae News You Can Use For Feb 6, 2019



Your daily dose of international reggae news for Wednesday, February 6 — which is Bob Marley’s birthday!

Celebrate Bob Marley’s birthday: He would have been 74 today
Mr Soul Of Jamaica album from Alton Ellis’ reissued
Rum & Reggae Festival returning to Newcastle in June

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