Reggae News You Can Use For May 17, 2021

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

EDMIdentity interviews Spinall about Afrobeats, social justice and more
Jamaica Observer talks to Stick Figure about their chart-topping album “Fire and Stone”
Rebelution, Stephen Marley and more will play “Closer to the Sun” festival in December
Reggae Sumfest elects not to go virtual in 2021, aiming instead for live October event
Tiwa Savage’s easy chic travel style comes from items entirely made in Nigeria

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.