Reggae On The River in 2018 promises to be a spectacular event. It has been phenomenal to witness more and more top-shelf groups added to the lineup.
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Reggae Legends, Israel Vibration, Join the 34th annual Reggae on the River Festival in Humboldt County, CA August 3-5, 2018
Exciting news for Israel Vibration fans as the band will perform live at Reggae On The River on August 3rd up in Humbolt County.
Here is a biography of the band that I found on their website.
Israel Vibration are a reggae harmony group, originaly from Kingston, Jamaica. Lascelle « Wiss » Bulgin, Albert « Apple Gabriel » Craig, and Cecil « Skelly » Spence all overcame childhood polio, and went on to be one of the most successful roots groups to form in Jamaica in the 1970s. The trio initially met as children at a rehabilitation center.
Protégé has officially released his 4th Album "A Matter of Time." Check out the new release as well as links below.
This article provides a glimpse into the shift in Reggae from a minor genre to going mainstream. Could Reggae and Jamaica be having an affair?
Go to most any venue or concert in town, and you may find yourself feeling some serious reggae vibes
Found by Mitch Santell
From time to time I read an article that shares and shows the passion of reggae and how and why it shifted the world. This is it!
One Love: How Reggae Music Inspired The World
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In the wake of their historical GRAMMY win for Best Reggae Album as the Producer and Artist for “Strictly Roots”, which was released under their own independent label CTBC Music Group, the Iconic GRAMMY Award-Winning cultured driven band has managed yet again to deliver another classic album. They achieved this by staying true to their formula of authentic Reggae with an effusively eclectic mix. In their latest quest to keep Reggae music relevant in a continuously evolving world of music, Morgan Heritage presents “Avrakedabra”.
Their Rolling Stones-reminiscent endurance, longevity and outstanding showmanship, makes the siblings a force to be reckoned with. Not only in Reggae but also in music as a whole. Morgan Heritage’s name is duly cemented in history, as critics, fans and music lovers anxiously awaited their new album. The untraditional creation of this album with recording sessions taking place across 3 different continents highlights the groups effort of taking Reggae music to the 4 corners of the Earth.
As you listen to “Avrakedabra”, surprise appearances are as captivating as the title. From the opening record “Want Some More” featuring Mr. Talkbox, the famed computerized voice featured on Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic, the album makes a statement. A Royal appearance by Multi GRAMMY Award-Winning Ziggy Marley and Stephen Marley is a brilliant alliance of two great musical legacies on “One Family”. That was followed by the awakening of the spirit of the late great lead singer Bunny Ruggs of legendary Third World on the “Tribute To Ruggs”. On stage DreZion performs as a keyboardist with the group but on “Reggae Night” he not only co-Produced a fun loving song, he also lays down a great verse like a young veteran DJ from Jamaica. On “Ready For Love” what seemed like an unpredictable pairing of Billboard chart topping duo R. City and the Reggae super group, blossomed into a beautiful love song. The last appearance on the album brings together Kabaka Pyramid and Dre Island who have respectfully made their claim as 2 of Reggae’s future leaders on the futuristic sounding anthem “We Are”.
“The title was inspired by our love of history. Being that we are students of history, we discovered this word and it's various pronunciations throughout the history of time. We chose it as the title of the album because we like it and we feel it represents the new Era that our career is about to enter. The meaning we will leave to the audience to choose, since we've discovered so many over the dispensation of time”, explained Morgan Heritage about the album title “Avrakedabra”.
With their Reggae DNA from Jamaican origins, the Brooklyn born group of Massachusetts’s upbringing unearthed a way to infuse the sounds of Pop, Rock, Country, R&B and Hip-Hop music into their brand of Reggae that they call “Rockaz”. “Avrakedabra” is Produced by GRAMMY Award-Winning Morgan Heritage and Multi GRAMMY/EMMY Award-Winning producer Shannon Sanders, the album is permeated with notable creations from a host of multi-award winning producers and musicians such as Michael Lorello, Supa Dups, Phillip “Winta” James, Jason "J-Vibe” Farmer, Seani B & Don Chandler, Lamar “Riff Raff” Brown, Bost & Bim, Mike Austin and Michael Polk. To add to the stellar 15 track album arrangements, instruments occupy their own space provided by distinguished musicians Ethan Long - Guitarist from Kings of Leon, GRAMMY winning Guitarist Mitchum “Khan” Chin, Danny “Bassie” Dennis - Original bass player from the legendary Fire House Band and Award winning drummer Gil Sharone.
Sultry vocal fluctuations, smooth riffs, upbeat percussion, unique guitar style paired with rhythmic chants and thoughtful lyrics deliver an album that will not only make you dance and feel good, but still remains fresh to the ears.
Morgan Heritage kicks off the “Avrakedabra World Tour” in support of the new album and are veterans of live touring. Their relentless work ethic on the road is in line with fellow road warriors from the scene including 311, Rebelution, Slightly Stoopid, SOJA, Iration, and J Boog, which continues to gain them diehard fans on the festival circuit (Summer Jam Festival, Van’s Warped Tour, Boomtown Fair, Sierra Nevada Music Festival, Pinkpop Festival, Austin City Limits, Roskilde Festival, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Parkpop Festival, Riot Fest, Rock Werchter, BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival, Reggae In The Park, Gröna Lund, Reggae SumFest, Paléo Festival, Reggae On The Rocks, Rototom Sunsplash, Reggae In The Desert, Solidays Music Festival) and with live music aficionados too.
Read more here: http://www.morganheritagemusic.com/bio
Anticipated fun by Mitch Santell
It was very exciting for me to learn that Don Carlos is going to be performing at @ReggaeOTR on August 3rd to August 5th in partnership with High Times Magazine. Here is what I found on Don Carlos, so enjoy!
Don Carlos(Euvin Spencer) has delivered his distinctive sound for over five decades now; a career deserving of an indepth book! Hailing from musically historic Waterhouse district of Kingston, he formally commenced his career with the initial incarnation of Black Uhuru in 1973. If one looks further, a youthful Euvin recorded some crucial sides in the ’60s like “Sweeter Than Wine”. After the huge impact of Black Uhuru’s “Love Crisis” a.k.a “Black Sounds Of Freedom”, he embarked on a hugely successful solo career(honorable mention to “Gold”; who added his touch on countless projects). In May 1981, he released his debut solo album, “Suffering”. An utterly powerful classic that rolled through like a storm! He’s never looked back and has endured and stayed the Rightful trod. Between 1982-85, he topped the charts on five occasions; getting to the Roots of the matter despite so many changes in the dance.
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Excitement for Iration by Mitch Santell
One of our favorite bands at Big Reggae Mix is Iration. This year at Reggae On The River Iration will be performing and I am confident that it will be a real high light of the event. We happily stream Iration each day because "The Global Healing Has Begun!™"
Iration Tour Schedule
Hempress Sativa will be performing at Reggae On The River this summer during the August 3rd to August 5th Celebration.
At Big Reggae Mix not only do we stream "Top Shelf Reggae Artists", but we also like to research top reggae artists too. Here are some cool things we found out about Hempress Sativa.
HEMPRESS Sativa (given Kerida Johnson) is among the latest wave of roots-reggae acts.
Hempress Sativa Website:
Happy Commentary and Links by Mitch Santell
On March 21st of 2018, a miracle happened. What was that miracle? The Board of Mateel held a three-hour meeting where it announced that a Contract with "High Times" was signed to produce Reggae on the River in 2018.
The Jamaica Observer wrote:
According to the statement, “High Times will assume all responsibility for the upcoming festival's talent line-up, marketing, and monetisation efforts. The brand will also provide the Mateel Community Center with best practices learned from its long and successful production history in an effort to ensure the experience is on par with what the industry has come to expect from its premier brand.”
The timing of High Times stepping up to save Reggae On The River could not have been more perfect. The solution to the ROTR challenge started back in June of 2017 when Bob Marley's son Damian and 19 other investors became the majority owner in High Times Magazine along with the brand! It was a perfect fit and still is.
The son of legendary musician Bob Marley and 19 other investors have bought a controlling interest in High Times magazine.
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