Reggae News You Can Use For June 2, 2021

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

American Songwriter interviews rising reggae star Naomi Cowan
Burna Boy and other Afrobeats stars assist on new Angelique Kidjo album
Dirty Heads enlist Train’s Pat Monahan for new version of their viral hit “Vacation”
“Punky Reggae Party” from Bob Marley was inspired by the Clash
Sublime members become comic book characters in true-to-life graphic novel

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.