May 5, 2021 Reggae News: Happy Cinco de Mayo!

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

DJ Khaled’s “Where You Come From” reggae anthem generates big buzz
Global reggae charts dominated by the 3 S’s: Spice, Sean Paul and Shaggy
Jacob Miller of Inner Circle would have been 69 on May 4
The reggae and dancehall genres are seeing an increase in album releases
Webby Awards nominees for 2021 include “Bob Marley Legacy”

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.