A Few of the performers from 2019 included:

  • Jah9 at Austin Reggae Fest 2019

Reggae News You Can Use For April 2, 2019

Your daily dose of international reggae news for Tuesday, April 2! • AK Songstress isn’t afraid to confront her critics • 40 years later, Babylon is finally available to US movie-goers • Rita Marley releasing best of compilation Mark your calendar for April 19-21, which are the dates for the 2019 Austin Reggae Festival. Advance […]

Reggae News You Can Use For April 1, 2019

Your daily dose of international reggae news for Monday, April 1! • Damian Marley talks cannabis, politics and future plans • New reggae-tinged single released from Cage the Elephant and Beck • Sampalue releases debut album ‘Straight Outta Hannah Town’ Mark your calendar for April 19-21, which are the dates for the 2019 Austin Reggae […]

ATX Sound System: March 31, 2019

Remembering Ranking Roger and the (English) Beat There’s a funny moment captured in an early British TV documentary of The (English) Beat, shot while the band was in the studio recording their second album in 1981. A massive pair of hedge shears is being opened and closed in the vocal booth by guitarist Andy Cox […]

Reggae News You Can Use For March 29, 2019

Your daily dose of international reggae news for Friday, March 29! • K’reema launches Yellow Baby Records and signs King Yellowman • Shaggy premieres his new single ‘You’ • Sting reworks three classics for his new album ‘My Songs’ Mark your calendar for April 19-21, which are the dates for the 2019 Austin Reggae Festival. […]

ATX Sound System: March 28, 2019

Unearthed Desmond Dekker and the Legacy of Leslie Kong This week came news that a previously-unreleased album by Desmond Dekker and The Aces had been found in the Trojan vaults and is due for release in April, on Record Store Day. Titled Pretty Africa, some of the tracks here (“Pretty Africa,” “Sweet Music”) have, in […]