Category Archives: April ‘420’ 2018 – World Reggae

Roots | Kaya

Irie Magazine | Roots | Kaya

Kaya March 23, 1978 40 years ago, the roots reggae album, KAYA, was released by Bob Marley and the Wailers in 1978. The album consisted of tracks recorded alongside those present on the Exodus album in 1977. The album’s release coincided with the One Love Peace Concert at the National Stadium in Kingston, heralding Marley’s […]

Rock | Savannah

Irie Magazine | Rock | Savannah (D.S.E. Jamaica)

Savannah D.S.E. Jamaica Shot between the beautiful parish of Portland and the cityscape of Kingston, Savannah is a 23-minute pilot that explores the dynamics of relationships, long-distance love and economic instability, all very common things in the lives of many young people today. Jamaica is moving towards creating a model that we hope will encourage […]

Reggae | Sting & Shaggy

Irie Magazine | Reggae | Sting & Shaggy

Sting & Shaggy 44/876 By Nicholas Da Silva, IRIE What do you get when you bring the former Police bassist/frontman and Jamaican dancehall superstar together to record a song? You get a surprising collaboration between Grammy-award winning artists Sting & Shaggy, resulting in an island-inspired reggae album entitled, ‘44/876’, the country codes for the UK […]

Respect | Gobey & P-Gial

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Gobey & P-Gial Greece Gobey & P-Gial is a reggae/ragga project formed in Aigio, Greece. They are members of Balkan Riddims (digital reggae) and founders of Just Dread (roots reggae non-active band) with whom they have released several music videos, singles, EPs and a full-length album. Since they were looking for a new way to […]

Respect | Analea

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Analea United States Her name is Analea, and her sound is amazingly unique but fitting. Island Empire swoops in and signs their first Tongan female Artist. Island Empire, the world’s largest Island Reggae Record Label with top-charting acts like Matisyahu, Morgan Heritage, Fiji, Common King’s, Sammy J, Tenelle, and many more. Dig a little deeper […]

Respect | Winning Jah

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Winning Jah Nigeria Kingsley Eno Osagie, popularly known by his stage name, Winning Jah, is a Nigerian veteran Reggae musician, prolific songwriter, producer, multiple instrumentalist, record label CEO, human right activist and a Philanthropist. He was part of the first Children’s reggae group, called ‘Emababa Reggae Group’ to win ‘John Player Gold Leaf Awards’, for […]

Respect | Bobby Hustle

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Bobby Hustle United States Bobby Hustle is an internationally touring American reggae singer and songwriter. Born in Seattle, WA, Bobby has crafted a sing-jay style all his own, still rooted in his love and passion for Jamaican music and culture. Since 2010, he has been featured on more than 50 riddim selections from producers all […]

Respect | Franco Verón

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Franco Verón Argentina Argentinean-born reggae dancehall artist FRANCO VERÓN is on the rise. Hailing from Junin, Buenos Aires, Franco began his solo career in 2007 and has rapidly established himself as one of the most promising young artists to emerge from the Latin reggae scene. His knowledge of music began as a child through the […]

Respect | Shane Marler

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Shane Marler United States Shane Marler was born in Winfield, Kansas, which just happens to be the home of the Walnut Valley National Flatpicking Championship. As a guitar player and singer-songwriter, Shane Marler’s musical dexterity is striking considering the source location. His love of roots reggae and ska shine through on his latest effort ‘One […]

Rewind | Love & Harmony Cruise

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Love & Harmony Cruise March 24 – 29, 2018 On March 24, 2018, the Love & Harmony Cruise set sail out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida headed for Georgetown, Grand Cayman and Montego Bay, Jamaica for 6 days and 5 nights of an amazing reggae music cruise experience that was impossible to forget! The lineup for […]