Reggae News You Can Use For May 12, 2021

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

Dominica’s AbiYah re-releases her 2017 single “Thank You Mama”
Lavaud’s brings together dancehall, R&B and Afrobeats on “King Vaud”
Ransom Beatz’ YouTube channel is key to his success as a producer
“Rich Forever” video with Jesse Royal and Vybz Kartel hits social media
UB40 thinks that they were being spied on by MI5 in the 1980s

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.