Tag : reggae

4 Favorite New Generation Bands To Discover This Fall

One of the most vibrant aspects of Reggae, is the band who presents the music. In the early days, Toots and The Maytals, Desmond Dekker and The Aces, Third World, and Inner Circle performed hits such as “54-46,” “The Israelites,” “Now That We Found Love” and “Tenement Yard.” These songs and more kindled a love for the genre and the band. Fast forward to 2023, and bands such as F.Y.A.H.,…

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More F.Y.A.H.

On the heels of their thrilling debut at NYC’s SummerStage concert series, the reggae band F.Y.A.H. (Free Your Authentic Heart) shared their defiant single, “Freedom Fighter,” featuring Steel Pulse’s David Hinds. The song was released on August 19 via VP Records / Dub Rockers. Produced by Delroy ‘Pele’ Hamilton — also the bassist and founder of F.Y.A.H. — “Freedom Fighter” unites two generations of artists in the struggle for liberation….

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Jahvillani, Gyptian, Romain Virgo Ready For Sumfest 2023

Three of Reggae and Dancehall’s hottest performers, Jahvillani, Gyptian and Romain Virgo, are set to regale fans at Reggae Sumfest 2023.  Having released some of the most popular songs from the genre in recent years, Sumfest audiences will experience top tier performances at the greatest Reggae show on earth. Jahvillani, whose rise to fame includes his classic “Wileside Government,” and “Clarks Pon Foot,” assures fans that his performance will be…

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ZJ Sparks Performs at VP Records Happy Hour and Coney Island Amphitheatre

On Friday July 7th from 5-6pm EST ZJ Sparks selects a special music set of Reggae, Dancehall and Soca to celebrate the start of the Summer season. The world-renowned DJ, Host and social media influencer will pay special attention to Soca Gold 2023, showcasing the hottest songs from the acclaimed compilation produced by VP Records.  Opening for ZJ Sparks from 4:30 to 5pm is DJ Redd from Reggae King Radio. …

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Alborosie ‘On The Road Again’ In Europe

International reggae star Alborosie kicked off his 14 city European tour last week with a headlining performance at Summer Jam in Cologne, Germany. Blazing the stage for more than an hour, fans were immersed in the artist’s baptism of lyrical fire. The star calls the stage his church and blesses every patron with affirming lyrics and the power of real reggae music. Alborosie has set a high standard with his…

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The Return of the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival

By:  Carter Van Pelt One of the highlights of the 2023 global music festival scene is the return of the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, June 16th-18th in Boonville in Northern California’s Mendocino County. The festival was last staged in 2018 but was indefinitely suspended due the extended illness of founder and organizer Warren Smith, who passed away in January 2021. While originally conceived as a reggae-centric world music festival…

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