Here are a number of interesting news stories we found world wide in regards to Reggae Music.
Juno Nominee & Canadian Reggae Legend Jay Douglas Releases New Album Lovers Paradise (Best of).
Toronto's own Juno nominated reggae master and soulful singer Jay Douglas has officially released his new album "Lovers Paradise" via Slammin Media. The album is a best of collection of Jay Douglas' classic tracks, as well as some unreleased material that fans have been clamoring for.
Read more here: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/05/prweb15502160.htm
Eight-Time Grammy® Ziggy Marley Partners with the Oral Cancer Foundation.
Read more here: https://prn.to/2kcCtwd
Reggae star Tippa Irie to headline Caribbean festival in Doncaster.
Read more here: http://bit.ly/2rZ6JPE
Make this a magnificent Monday unless you live in New Zealand where it is already Tuesday, Boom!
Commentary and Analysis by Mitch Santell
The magic was in the air on Sunset Blvd., on Sunday February 14, 2016! It was the very first Reggae Gathering of all the nominated Reggae Artists together under one roof. The evening was so much fun as there is a tremendous sense of community among Reggae artists.
Each and every Valentine's Day we will forever remember that in 2016 was the launch of The Reggae Gathering. It is with great excitement and enthusiasm that we share the official press release from the event.
The Inaugural Reggae Gathering - Grammy© Nominee Party is a worldwide gathering and celebration of Reggae; melding timeless, upcoming and nostalgic acts, with rooted, captivating innovators and leading music industry executives, who continue to evolve its steadfast movement, along with enthusiastic fans who support the genre.
The gathering was very special for me as a music and radio producer. Why? My answer is that Reggae has a grounded authentic feel that other forms of music simply don't have.
More from the press release:
Morgan Heritage, the Royal Family of Reggae behind international acclaim has been nominated for the Best Reggae Album category at the 58th Annual GRAMMY© Awards for their 2015 album Strictly Roots. To commemorate, the inaugural Reggae Gathering GRAMMY© nominee celebration, will be held on February 14, 2016, at Los Globos, located at 3040 West Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles, California.
“Celebrating the history and continued growth of reggae and its steadfast accomplishments through this event, alongside the talent and movers and shakers in the genre, is simply a natural progression in the movement,” says event host Tanya Moore. “It’s called unity in community!”
It was a very exciting evening. My partner and Director of Programming at Big Reggae Mix (Scott Brown) also attended the star-studded event and loved the sense of community there. The Global Healing has truly begun. Irie!!!
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