Reggae News You Can Use For January 17, 2022

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2008 reggae tribute to Martin Luther King Jr from Max Romeo still rings true
Fireboy DML track “Peru” becomes a global hit thanks to Ed Sheeran remix
German talks about the creative process behind his “Timeless Vibes” reggae project
Is there a clash brewing between Spice and Shenseea, the two biggest women in dancehall?

Reggae News You Can Use For January 14, 2022

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Amber Mark’s sultry single “Softly” re-surfaces via dancehall remix by Popcaan
Koffee confirmed as part of the 2022 Coachella lineup
Rising Afrobeats star OG Picasso talks origins, AfroTrap, and the future of African sound
Silverdon fuses reggae sounds with Middle East culture on “Bye Bye Bye”
Skillibeng drops remix for Afrobeat’s artist Ckay’s viral hit “Love Nwantiti”

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 January 13, 2022

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How Lauryn Hill became music’s great dual threat
Londonist reviews the “Bob Marley – One Love Experience” which opens on Feb 2
Rolling Stone explores how Afrobeats is making the world listen
“Solutions” is the newly-released solo album from Elementree
Wesrok and Masicka say fusion of dancehall does not hurt the genre

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 January 12, 2022

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2022 looks to be rebound year for Asa, whose last release was the luke-warm “LUCID”
Charlie Sloth’s popular “Fire in the Booth” series expanding to Jamaica
NotNice (aka Ainsley Morris) says “trap dancehall’ is not real dancehall music
Soul Revivers link with Ken Boothe on “Tell Me Why”
Vybz Kartel is still the dancehall king of YouTube in Jamaica

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 January 11, 2022

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Dovey Magnum says that successful female dancehall acts can be tasteful
“My Friend Fela” brings a new perspective on the legendary Nigerian musician
Mr G urges his peers to make music with global appeal
“New Phase” EP from Morich builds buzz for this young artist with Afrobeat fans
Shaggy, Spice, Beenie Man pay tribute to Sean Paul on his 49th birthday

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 January 10, 2022

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Angélique Kidjo, Psquare, Fireboy, and others join Faces of Afrobeats campaign
Burna Boy and Wizkid release energetic video for single “B. D’Or”
G Whizz talks to the Jamaica Star about his February album release “Just Winning”
Dancehallmag lists its 50 best dancehall songs of 2021
“Three Little Birds” from Bob Marley goes double platinum in the UK

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 January 7, 2022

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“Caprisongs” is FKA Twigs new compilation with The Weeknd, Jorja Smith and more
Echo Minott brings ‘Breuil-Magné Reggae Fest’ to France on January 29
Los Pericos showcases their Argentine reggae-rock on March 12 in Tampa
Samini says that he is the king of African dancehall
SOJA talks to American Songwriter about inspiration behind “Beauty In The Silence”

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 January 6, 2022

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Afrobeat newcomer Ayra Starr is one of the top musicians to watch for in 2022
Charly Black and Konshens show dancehall solidarity in Kenya
Keith Richards names Jimmy Cliff and Toots Hibbert amongst his favorite singers
Popcaan pays moving tribute for slave ancestors at Elimina Castle in Ghana
Rebelution announces February 12 show at Maui Arts & Cultural Center

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 January 5, 2022

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Essence examines how Spice has transitioned from Reality TV to the Grammys
For 2021, Sean Paul led all reggae artists in total number of YouTube streams
Kabaka Pyramid says dancehall lyrics impact the genre’s limited mainstream success
Luciano calls for a morality check on Jamaica’s music
Read what happened when Bob Marley met Prince in 1979

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 January 4, 2022

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“Just One More Morning” is Sharon Marley’s tribute to mother Rita
NPR includes Jamaican American rapper Capella Grey on their year-end best of list
Read how the women of reggae refused to remain silent in 2021
Shatta Wale becomes the first African to top Canada’s reggae charts
With the goal of winning a Grammy, Usain Bolt announces plans for a second album

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 January 3, 2022

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DJ Cuppy shaves her hair, starting 2022 with a very new look
Okay Africa analyzes how 2021 was dominated by Afrobeats
Reggae dancehall single “Guh Down Deh” makes Barack Obama’s 2021 playlist
Relix talks to Eric Rachmany of Rebelution about his vision of the current reggae industry
Tiwa Savage sex-tape was one of Nigeria’s biggest stories in 2021

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 December 31, 2021

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Her debut album is finally on the way, Koffee confirms via holiday podcast
Leo Graham of the legendary reggae band Foundation is dead at 80
Mutabaruka calls on Jamaican artistes and producers to end trap dancehall era
Reinaldo Marcus Green talks about the process of making a Bob Marley biopic
Tems delivers magic at the Jameson Irish Whiskey sponsored Livespot Festival

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 December 30, 2021

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Afro dancehall star Raebel is quickly charting the musical terrain with her unique style
Dancehallmag releases its list of 21 best dancehall and reggae albums of 2021
Jamaican-Canadian reggae star Ammoye releases video for her new single “On The Dock”
Skillibeng reflects on the big successes he achieved in dancehall in 2021
These top 25 Afrobeat songs of 2021 are guaranteed to get you on the dancefloor

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 December 23, 2021

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Before-she-was-famous video of Shenseea covering Sam Smth goes viral
Demarco talks to All Hip Hop about his Jamaican roots and his debut album “Melody”
Koffee “W” collaboration with Gunna is certified Silver in the United Kingdom
Look for Air Jordan 7 SE “Afrobeats” to be available for sneaker collectors in fall 2022
Yaadcore releases video for his “Say That You Love Me” single

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 December 22, 2021

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2017 “Bonyfied” release from Ebony Reigns still serves as gift to the Afrobeats genre
Beenie Man declares that Stonebwoy is the “prince of dancehall”
Big Mountain 2022 tour begins January 23 in Miami
Reggaeville’s 2021 album of the year poll features a total of 47 nominees
“Yahoo Boyz” by Intence is Jamaica’s most streamed dancehall song on Spotify in 2021

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 December 21, 2021

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Comforting power of reggae music is still special for Leona Lewis
“Dancehall artists Have to be larger than life superheroes” says Chronixx
December 26 benefit for Tiger to be hosted by Dancehall Queen Carlene
Reggae Jam with Inner Circle and The Wailers announced for Sunday, January 2
Spice and Lisa Hyper open up about dealing with their critics in dancehall

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