July 24, 2017 by Andy Joseph Ohio has legalized medical cannabis, yet hemp remains illegal. The only connection hemp has to cannabis is that they’re genetically from the same plant family. To lump the two together is akin to lumping tigers in with your domestic kitty. They may both be felines, but are vastly different. […]
NEW SINGLE “TOGETHER FOREVER” (A TRIBUTE TO THE KING & CROWN PRINCE OF REGGAE – BOB MARLEY & DENNIS BROWN) FROM ELJAI AVAILABLE ON ALL DSPs WORLWIDE NOW ! PRODUCED BY JAHMIX ENTERTAINMENT DISTRIBUTED BY TUFF GONG INTERNATIONAL International Reggae artist, ELJAI, has released “Together Forever” a new single as a special tribute to two of […]
The stage announces its line-up for the ‘Celebrating Africa’ edition, in which it grows and broadens its range of artists The Tuareg guitarist Bombino, the unstoppable show of Mungo’s Hi Fi and Turbulence, Jamaican music’s standard bearer, are among the music delights to be enjoyed this August Rototom Sunsplash has completed the line-up […]
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — The rules are a bit of a buzzkill. Drug users must officially register with the government. Machines will scan buyers’ fingerprints at every purchase, and there are strict quotas to prevent overindulgence. But when Uruguay’s marijuana legalization law takes full effect on Wednesday, getting high will take a simple visit to the pharmacy. […]
New Orleans—Dig this–Acclaimed singer/songwriter Ben E. Hunter is proud to announce his weekly gig opening for award winning trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra on Wednesday nights at Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro on Frenchman Street. Hunter, known for his original brand of roots music called New Orleans Afro-Caribbean folk music said he is […]
Welcome to the third edition of the Global Reggae Charts! Only three months in, and we already learned a lot. For those of you who haven’t been following from the start, a little reminder of the goal that drove us – and Felix in particular! – to create the Global Reggae Charts: We want to […]
Markham Fair Grounds 10801 McCowan Road, Ontario, Canada Jones & Jones Productions has announced the line-up for JAMBANA™ One World Festival, the Fun For The Family Festival now in its ninth year at Markham Fair Grounds, 10801 McCowan Road at Elgin Mills in Markham on August 6th and 7th, 2017. With music as […]
review by Sista Irie, photojournalist Chronology, the long awaited debut album from Jamaica’s youngest, most internationally acknowledged reggae artist blends a genius mix of intellectual and spiritually infused lyrics into a wickedly produced new release. Chronology is destined to attract a wide scope of music lovers from solid roots reggae aficionados to a multitude of cross […]
Summary by Hal Wendlinger Photos by Lee Abel The 24th edition of the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival occurred this June 16-18th at it’s recurring home in Boonville, California. For this one weekend a year, this normally quiet town lives up to it’s affectionately given nickname of “Boomville.” The festival normally occurs in conjunction with […]
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By Shelah Moody Photos Courtesy of Zach Weinberg of Tuff Gong Worldwide “It was like heaven!” This was famed reggae drummer Carlton “Santa” Davis’ response when asked how it felt playing with Ziggy Marley and the 40 piece Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. I must agree with Davis, because hearing the original music of Ziggy and […]
Tickets on sale this Friday 6.30.17 at 10AM ET at www.damianmarleymusic.com #DamianMarley#JrGong #StonyHill Fri Sep 1 – Minneapolis, MN – Minneapolis Music Hall Sat Sep 2 – Chicago, IL – North Coast Music Festival Mon Sep 4 – Boston, MA House of Blues Tue Sep 5 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts Wed Sep 6 – […]
BY KAREN REED Self-care is important. Too many of us put others first. Mothers will put their kids first, while wives like to put their husbands or significant others first. We can do things for friends and other family members before we even think about looking after ourselves. The problem is that this can affect […]
On the weekend of August 3-6, the non-profit Mateel Community Center will present the 33rd year of Reggae On The River- one of the world’s iconic festival experiences. Set on the banks of the majestic Eel River and delivering the best in reggae and world music to the hills of Humboldt County, CA since 1984, […]
Pot. Weed. Mary Jane. Ganja. There are many names for the plant recently legalized in Nevada for recreational use. But not all words are created equal and some industry reps are using the term cannabis instead of marijuana because of its historical context. Let’s turn to our contributor Brook Bentley to learn more. KUNR: So, Brook, […]
2nd Annual ‘Sound Fest Vibez in the Park’ to Commemorate Irish and Chin’s 20th Anniversary What happens when the forerunning producers of Caribbean entertainment and media in the U.S. team up? An exciting and musically charged celebration of sound system entertainment and culture dubbed “Sound Fest Vibez in the Park” on Sunday, July 30, 2017 in […]
by Xavier LeBlanc In West Palm Beach, there is no greater gathering of music lovers and summer fun than the long celebrated SunFest music festival which first began in 1984. But this year, more than ever before, the sun was shining and the weather was sweet. Thousands of attendees were graced with the presence […]
By Shelah Moody Kabaka: Noun: The traditional king of Buganda, a region and former kingdom of southern Uganda.-dictionary.com. Pyramid: Noun (in ancient Egypt) a quadrilateral masonry mass having smooth, steeply sloping sides meeting at an apex, used as a tomb. (in ancient Egypt and pre-Columbian Central America) a quadrilateral masonry mass, stepped […]
Article written by Sheldon Robertson Photos © Reggae Reflection The Strumbellas This award-winning sextet got my Sunfest off to a pleasant start, with a catchy folk-rock sound reminiscent of The Lumineers and Mumford & Sons. Formed in Toronto in 2008, the Canadian character of the band showed in its opening-night show. After performing “End of […]
One of the nation’s leading marijuana legalization groups says PNC Bank has notified it that it will close the organization’s 22-year-old accounts, a sign of growing concerns in the financial industry that the Trump administration will crack down on the marijuana industry in states that have legalized it. The Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) lobbies to eliminate […]
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto signed a decree this week legalizing medical marijuana. The measure also classified the psychoactive ingredient in the drug as “therapeutic.” The new policy isn’t exactly opening the door for medical marijuana dispensaries on every corner. Instead it calls on the Ministry of Health to draft and implement regulations and public policies regulating “the medicinal […]
The trailblazers of SoCal-style reggae-rock known as Slightly Stoopid are coming to Florida and you won’t want to miss their stop in Cocoa, FL for the Sounds of Summer tour which includes Iration, J Boog, and The Movement. This is your chance to enjoy a laid-back Southern California-style mix of reggae, funk, soul and rock […]
Contributor Flair Lindsey email@example.com Known as a hotbed for sound clash, the UK erupted into an unforgettable battle of some of the country’s most feared sounds, including Natural Affair, XTAC 4×4, Classique, Immortal, Little Sample and Platinum Cartel at the “UK Rumble” on Saturday, June 17 in Leicester, UK. Upon musically annihilating all competition, […]
Social Art Gallery is born out of the idea to exhibit the creative work of some twenty artists and collaborate with social projects by putting the finished works on saleThe theme will be that of the 24th edition: Celebrating Africa Benicàssim | Tuesday, 20 June 2017 Social Art Gallery. Under this new name the space for […]
” We chose the title SURVIVAL because all the songs were written by experiences, these are our daily stories. Ours meaning mankind, it’s that human thread worldwide that give us endurance to make it through financial hardships, personal struggles, health issues, war crisis, abuse, we all survive. From Syria to Chicago, Ukraine to Jamaica, we […]
Today the second edition of the Global Reggae Charts magazine releases. Felix Rühling, who started the charts, says about it: ”It feels like yesterday, that we came up with the idea of the charts, and now we already look at the second issue. We are proud, that the charts already start to serve their purpose. […]
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