Reggae News You Can Use For April 1, 2021

Your daily dose of international Reggae, Dancehall, Afrobeats and Afrobeat news!

Etana and Vybz Kartel release the dancehall love ballad “Baby O”
Is Shalkal the world’s new king of dancehall?
Jamaica Prime Minister Andrew Holness blasts violent dancehall lyrics
Laro Don combines with Skillibeng on red-hot “Roadman Trap” track
Made Kuti talks to Relix Magazine about his new album “For(e)ward”

Also newsworthy is the fact that the 2019 Austin Reggae Festival raised $160,868.77 to help feed hungry Central Texas families. Over the last decade, this event has raised more than one million dollars for this worthy cause.

The next edition of the Austin Reggae Festival is scheduled for April 22-24, 2022.

Finally, learn more about the Austin Reggae Festival community by listening to our new podcast. The February edition features Kam Franklin, the energetic lead singer the Houston-based band the Suffers. Listen to this podcast to fear about her amazing musical journey, her favorite musicians, the reggae songs that she loves the most, why the Houston music scene is so strong and how her band has survived without touring during the pandemic.

The Suffers are an Austin Reggae Festival alum, having played the Auditorium Shores event in April 2013.