Posts by Hugh Forest

Reggae News You Can Use For November 5, 2021

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

Angélique Kidjo show on November 5 at Carnegie Hall includes array of special guests
Behind-the-scenes photos released from Koffee’s recent “West Indies” video shoot
Longtime Bob Marley & the Wailers percussionist Alvin “Seeco” Patterson dead at 90
Osita “Duke” Ugeh has built the U.S.

Reggae News You Can Use For November 4, 2021

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

“Bam Bam” from Sister Nancy named second most important dancehall track of all time
Demarco’s debut album “Melody” is rising on US reggae charts
Kangol Michael drops new Afrobeat single “Successful”
Popcaan’s upcoming performance In The Gambia has his African fans excited
Sting launches Las Vegas residency at Caesars Palace

Also newsworthy is the fact that the 2019 Austin Reggae Festival raised $160,868.77 to help feed hungry Central Texas families.…

Reggae News You Can Use For November 3, 2021

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

A future collaboration between Megan Thee Stallion and Shenseea seems likely
“Jamaica to Here” single adds to the 50-year legacy of Black Uhuru
Lieutenant Stitchie reminds younger fans of his role in developing dancehall
Tems described as “the continent’s top new global star” by Africa Report
Ziggy Marley talks to People about re-connecting with his family during the pandemic

Also newsworthy is the fact that the 2019 Austin Reggae Festival raised $160,868.77 to help feed hungry Central Texas families.…

Reggae News You Can Use For November 2, 2021

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

Greentea Peng adds the flavor to the new Swindle single “What More”
Sean Paul thinks his love of swimming has helped to fuel his music success
“Selecta No Pare la Musica” showcases Fidel Nadal Afro-Argentinian reggae approach
Tempoe’s production chops are a big part of Afrobeats’ global takeover
Vinyl box set of Fela Kuti (as curated by Chris Martin) due out in December

Also newsworthy is the fact that the 2019 Austin Reggae Festival raised $160,868.77 to help feed hungry Central Texas families.…

Reggae News You Can Use For November 1, 2021

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

Amanda Black slams South African politicians for ignoring dangers of COVID
Konshens’ new album “Red Reign” set for November 12 release
Mr PRO resurfaces on an inspirational new single “Euro Millionaire”
Rohan Marley says Michael Jackson once offered to buy entire Bob Marley catalog
Wande Coal catapults listeners into African utopia with “Come My Way”

Also newsworthy is the fact that the 2019 Austin Reggae Festival raised $160,868.77 to help feed hungry Central Texas families.…

Reggae News You Can Use For October 29, 2021

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

“East Side” video showcases the imperial sound that Yeza brings to reggae
Etana arrives in Kenya to perform at the Pamoja Festival on Saturday, October 30
Ghanaian reggae/dancehall artist Ras Kukku releases “Mi Nuh Badda”
Jimmy Cliff’s “You Can Get it If You Really Want” becomes soundtrack for eTrade ad
“Mommy” is the first single from long-awaited Burning Spear album “No Destroyer”

Also newsworthy is the fact that the 2019 Austin Reggae Festival raised $160,868.77 to help feed hungry Central Texas families.…

Reggae News You Can Use For October 28, 2021

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

Dancehall starlet Moyann scores ambassadorship deal with Fashion Nova
Dub Club at Echoplex in Los Angeles comes to a close after nearly two decades
Tems talks to Teen Vogue about the success of her “If Orange Was a Place” EP
Title song on soundtrack for “The Harder They Fall” is another big win for Koffee
UB40 saxophonist Brian Travers devoted final days to children’s charity song

Also newsworthy is the fact that the 2019 Austin Reggae Festival raised $160,868.77 to help feed hungry Central Texas families.…

Reggae News You Can Use For October 27, 2021

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

Ester Dean explains why she always loves to work with Rihanna
New exhibit in London celebrates the career of dub pioneer Gregory Issacs
Noel Gallagher definitely doesn’t want reggae covers of “Live Forever”
Reggae and dancehall are the strongest genres worldwide, says Baby Cham
The Internet is unkind to DJ Khaled’s unconventional Bob Marley tribute

Also newsworthy is the fact that the 2019 Austin Reggae Festival raised $160,868.77 to help feed hungry Central Texas families.…

Reggae News You Can Use For October 26, 2021

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

Cedella Marley launches ‘Football is Freedom’ initiative to promote women’s soccer
Dirty Heads talk to The Aquarian about switching mindsets and staying true
Femzee says Afrobeat is the new way of life
The Late Ones drop release their debut album “The Fourth Quarter”
Reggae Sumfest to return to Montego Bay July 20-23, 2022

Also newsworthy is the fact that the 2019 Austin Reggae Festival raised $160,868.77 to help feed hungry Central Texas families.…

Reggae News You Can Use For October 25, 2021

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

Ahead of her EP release in 2022, catch Jada Kingdom’s new song “Jungle”
Dancehall star Demarco shares debut album, video for “Do It Again”
Melbourne’s FREAKCLUB make an enthralling debut with dancehall-inspired “Perfect”
Pachy Garcia, AKA Pachyman, brings a SoCal / Puerto Rican flavor to old school reggae
Sublime go dub for release “Sublime Meets Scientist & Mad Professor Inna L.B.C.”

Reggae News You Can Use For October 22, 2021

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

Amaarae is amongst nominees for Best African Act in 2021 MTV EMAs Awards
Capella Grey’s Billboard-charting dancehall hit “Gyalis” is certified as Gold by RIAA
“Maniac” from Alkaline tops iTunes reggae music videos chart
Olamide announces 9-stop “Carpe Diem” tour of United States
Tems continues to generate buzz as one of Nigeria’s fastest rising stars

Also newsworthy is the fact that the 2019 Austin Reggae Festival raised $160,868.77 to help feed hungry Central Texas families.…

Reggae News You Can Use For October 21, 2021

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

Giddy “Harder They Fall” soundtrack includes Lauryn Hill, Barrington Levy and Koffee
Rebelution bass player Marley Williams talks shop with Barstool Sports
Verzuz ICONZ concert in New York was a big win for the dancehall genre
“Weather the Storm” is new album from Canadian reggae outfit Andru Branch & Halfway Tree
Ziggy Marley blasts Singapore government over marijuana-related death penalty

Also newsworthy is the fact that the 2019 Austin Reggae Festival raised $160,868.77 to help feed hungry Central Texas families.…

Reggae News You Can Use For October 20, 2021

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

Askala Selassie’s marriage occurs at Haile Selassie’s former house in the UK
Mighty Diamonds amongst honorees at Heroes’ Day on October 18 in Jamaica
Shaggy and Maxi Priest pay tribute to General Colin Powell
Suspects arrested in Ghana for spreading fake news about Shatte Wale shooting
Wesrok recruits Masicka for unique country-dancehall hybrid single “Try To Hold Me”

Also newsworthy is the fact that the 2019 Austin Reggae Festival raised $160,868.77 to help feed hungry Central Texas families.…

Reggae News You Can Use For October 19, 2021

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

Bad Gal Lanae, Honey Milan and Moyann listed as next gen dancehall stars
“Forbidden Feelingz” is Nia Archives single inspired by 90s jungle and reggae
Herbie Miller recalls Peter Tosh as “no ordinary man”
NME creates the story of Afrobeats via 20 seminal songs
Wizkid and Damian Marley participate in Rolling Stone’s “Musicians on Musicians” series

Also newsworthy is the fact that the 2019 Austin Reggae Festival raised $160,868.77 to help feed hungry Central Texas families.…

Reggae News You Can Use For October 18, 2021

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

Naomi Cowan talks to V Magazine about tapping into her inner strength
Niambe McIntosh reflects on the timeless message of her father, Peter Tosh
October 20 is the official opening for the Bob Marley musical in London
Protoje, Lila Ike, Sevana on Digicel Unplugged episode that drops October 18
Simi aims to shift the conversation with her new single “Woman”

Also newsworthy is the fact that the 2019 Austin Reggae Festival raised $160,868.77 to help feed hungry Central Texas families.…

Reggae News You Can Use For October 15, 2021

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

“Dynamite” single will re-unite Australian superstar Sia with Sean Paul
Ffurious has high hopes for his new single “Clean and Fresh”
Jamaican Drum ‘n’ Bass duo HeavyWeight Rockaz release self-titled debut album
Mento Buru haunts fans with “Skalloween” holiday release
Wizkid’s “Essence” is first-ever Nigerian Top 10 song on Billboard Hot 100

Also newsworthy is the fact that the 2019 Austin Reggae Festival raised $160,868.77 to help feed hungry Central Texas families.…