Sunday, April 19, 2009

04/17/09 - Reggae Festival Guide From Around the World

Friday, April 17, 2009
Volume 6 Issue 16

News Flash
New CD's in the Mix
On Tour
Ital Statistics
In Jah's Name We Pray
Reggae Festivals
Roots Reggae Airplay Charts
About Us

With the festival being less than ten weeks away, the lineup for SNWMF 2009 is starting to round out nicely, and we are all very excited about the excellent roster of Reggae and World Music artists that will grace our stage this year. 
SNWMF has been working hard securing artists from around the globe in the hopes of making the 16th annual summer solstice and world peace celebration a most memorable event.  With over 2 dozen artists currently confirmed to perform, this year's lineup is an exciting mix of roots reggae and world music:
Additional Artists Announced:

Sly & Robbie, The Heptones, Etana, Cherine Anderson
Ras Michael, Bushman, Ras Midas, Del Castillo, Comrade Fatso, Vagabond Opera, Rusty Zinn, Blue King Brown, Sila & The Afrofunk Experience, Marty Dread, The Lions

Artists Previously Announced:

Femi Kuti , King Sunny Adé , Michael Rose , Anthony B , Zap Mama , Tarrus Riley, Gregory Isaacs, The Abyssinians , The Itals, Michigan & Smiley

More Artists and Full Dancehall Lineup TBA 

Single-Day Tickets on Sale Now
SNWMF is please to announce that single-day tickets are now available for purchase online, via mail order as well as at our independent ticket outlets in Mendocino County.  The advance purchase price for advance tickets are: $55 for Friday, $65 for Saturday, and $55 for Sunday.   

Tickets Now Available at Independent Outlets, Online and via Mail Order!!!

or call 916-777-5550

BOOTSTRAP PRODUCTIONS launches its Tahoe region video and publishing services with a new concept in promotion for touring indie bands and performing stage talent. Currently featuring 4 touring bands: ZEPPARELLA , Del Castillo, Leopold And His Fiction and CRACKER  New pages are added weekly.
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Bootstrap's live video services are aimed at multiple shoots of the same band in multiple venues in the Tahoe Sierras. "Since the bands tour to this region regularly during the season we can build a video library of sight and sound, from that we create promotional and commercial material for the bands.

"We are constantly improving on our video collection - the site is fresh," says CJ, the producer and publisher behind the IndiesForPaws website.

If you like the music  click an ad or two
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5 shows with
COLLIE BUDDZ- backed by the New Kingston Band


Wed, April 22
Harlows, Sacramento, CA
Event Time:9:30 pm (Doors Open at 8:30 pm)
$25.00 advance
21 & over

Thu, April 23
Miners Foundry, Nevada City, CA
Event Time: 9:00 pm (Doors Open at 8:00 pm)
$20.00 advance
All Ages

Friday, April 24
Olympic Village Lodge, Squaw Valley, CA
Event Time: 9:00 pm (Doors Open at 8:00 pm)
$20.00 advance

Sat, April 25

Bar 24 in Bills Casino, Stateline, NV
Event Time: 9:30 pm (Doors Open at 8:30 pm)
$20.00 advance
21 & over

Mon, April 27

Historic Ashland Armory, Ashland, OR
Event Time: 9:00 pm (Doors Open at 8:00 pm)
$20.00 advance
All Ages

For more info call Robbie at Renegade Productions 530-583-2801 or visit
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Kanji Art Management proudly present on Tour in July & August 2009 in Europe: The Ethiopians featuring Leonard Dillon backed by Dubtonic Kru (Jamaica), also presenting its own show featuring Kamau, Jallanzo (guitar) & Jubba (drummer, dubpoet).
Fee: from 9.000 to 12.000 euros (depending on some conditions to agree)

Essentially a mouthpiece for singer and songwriter Leonard Dillon, the Ethiopians were one of Jamaica's most influential vocal groups during their heyday. Not only did the duo (completed by Stephen Taylor) spearhead the transition between ska and rocksteady, Dillon's heavily Rastafarian lyrics also paved the way for the socially conscious roots reggae era that was to come.
Bless, Kanji & Kru

The new Easy Star All-Stars album, EASY STAR'S LONELY HEARTS DUB BAND, comes out today. You've already heard us go on about what a great record this is, so we'll let some other folks praise the record for a moment:

"Your oasis of surreality in a vast desert of indie-rockin' blandness." - Village Voice

"It's a safe bet that the modern 'Lonely Hearts' will not only be embraced by die-hard Beatles fans, but introduce The Beatles' magic to a whole new group of listeners." - Washington Examiner

"...soulful, spaced-out jams that feel weighty and weightless at the same time." - San Francisco Chronicle

"These reggaefied takes are so cleverly done - with arrangements that are aptly inventive, rather than reverential - that only the dullest musical snob could fail to be entertained by them. 4 stars." - The Independent (UK)

"...there can't be much more fun to be had in the world than listening to Bunny Rugs' brave take on 'Lovely Rita'" - Timeout London

"...the All-Stars have...created a strong contender for party record of the summer. 8 out of 10." - Press Association (UK)

The early buzz has been pretty incredible, with coverage in tons of major publications from the UK to Australia to Holland to the US. Help 'em out by buying the record this week, through their webstore or at any retail location, physical or digital. First week sales are very important! If you like the record, please write reviews on iTunes or Amazon. Each of these steps helps in spreading the word and keeping the buzz on the album growing. We also have put a new poster into the store, along with a 4" circular bumper sticker. If you order now through the webstore <;106748;aBjCN%2BM%2BVrduxhz4rNuk9PU6NmIaFABP&amp;src=NEWS106748> , or any time until May 14, you can get a free sticker with an order of $9 or more.

Zucchini is one of the most common summer vegetables, but, unfortunately, I'm not that fond of it. Zucchini bread is a whole different story, though.

3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
3/4 cup unbleached white flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 cup light walnut oil or safflower oil
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup plain soy milk
1/4 cup apple juice
1 cup grated zucchini
1/2 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Oil a standard loaf pan. Set aside one tablespoon of grated zucchini for garnishing the top.
Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl.
Whisk wet ingredients in a medium bowl and add to dry. Stir just enough to incorporate all ingredients, then srit in zucchini and nuts.
Transfer mixture to loaf pan and distribute remaining zucchini over the surface. Bake until golden, about 45 minutes.
Allow loaf to cool in pan for about ten minutes, then turn out and let cool on a wire rack.

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Want to get part of the action and add to the collection of fun that is REGGAETOWN FESTIVAL??
Now is the time to get in touch, and express your interest in :

* *Volunteering- before ,during or after Reggaetown *
* *having a market stall*
* *having a food stall*
* *bringing a group to attend Reggaetown*
* *performing- any Island Roots style performances or
workshops encouraged

Looking forward to hearing from you:

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Our one and only earth deserves our everyday love and respect. Earth Day is an opportunity for us to come together within our communities to raise our consciousness regarding the importance of taking care of our home. There are too many events to name, so I would like to suggest an internet search or looking in your local paper for events to attend on that day. You can also check out this website for a comprehensive list of Earth Day events in your area:
Peace, Love, Respect!

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Reggae Rising Music Festival... 2009 Musical Line-Up Announced!

The 3rd Annual Regge Rising Music Festival is THE summer festival to "Get Psyched For" and will feature three full days of great reggae/world music and we're excited to announce the first round of confirmed artists: * Lutan Fyah * Rootz Underground * Messenjah Selah * Norrisman * Dezarie  - Many more TBA...

Click here to see artist lineup

Early Bird tickets are ON SALE NOW. In these tough economic times we are offering a very limited number of Early Bird tickets specially priced at $99 per ticket (limit 8 per order). Get yours now while they last!!!...Be a part of the party!

Dimmick Ranch / Reggae Rising    Tele: 707.247.3400

The 3rd annual Reggae Music Achievement Awards, produced by community pioneer and long-time radio programmer, Delroy Sterling, is set to take place on June 14th, 2009 at the beautiful Crown Plaza Hotel in Toronto's Airport district.

The third installment of this most anticipated awards ceremony for Canadian artists boasts many upgrades to last year's ceremony including swag bags for all presenters and award winners, attendance and performance by legendary artist George Nooks, as well as a surprise radio jock from one of Jamaica's top radio stations.

 "This year, the goal is to do things bigger and better than how we did things last year", said Mr. Sterling.  "We are going to show Canada, and the international Reggae community the talent we have here by honoring them with these prestigious awards."  Mr. Sterling also points out that the awards are purposely being held during Black Music Month, in honour of all of the pioneers of Black music from around the world.

Some of the categories that will be included in this years' presentation include 'Songwriter of the Year', 'Producer of the Year' and 'Dennis Brown Achievement Award' among the other 21 categories.

Last year's winners at the 2nd annual Reggae Music Achievement Awards include Steele for Best Male Vocalist, and Canada's songbird, Tanya Mullings, for Best Female Vocalist.  The international Radio DJ award went to Richie B from RJR Hot 102FM.

About Delroy Sterling:

Delroy Sterling has been a radio presenter and community pioneer for several years in Toronto, Canada.  He can be heard every Thursday afternoon from 3-5pm EST on CHRY 105.5FM, or

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"BUS STOP" – Available on iTUNES

The song titled BUS STOP was written as a dedication to all the people in Jamaica and worldwide waiting at the bus stop. In Jamaica, due to a poor economy, many citizens do not own a car. Taking the bus to and from work, shopping etc is something that the masses do on a regular. The transportation system is a system which is riddled with inefficiency. The bus rarely follows a timed schedule. They are not maintained on a regular so often there are roadside breakdowns. The lyrics in this tune touches on the everyday trials and tribulations of the average person using mass transit as seen through the one experience of the traveling Rasta man...SCORCHA!
The feelings in these lyrics vocalized on the riddim of Dreadskin Studios creates an upbeat somewhat humorous look at a frustrating situation that common people worldwide can relate to.

SCORCHA /Robert Williams – Lyrics & Vocals

Dreadskin Studio / Jens Hoeger – Riddim Composer

DUB LOUNGE INTERNATIONAL : : Dub Lounge One (Ancient Vessel)
Seattle's Dub Lounge International (DLI) is live dub reggae at its best. Ranging from original dancehall grooves to solid old-school standards, DLI offers up a blend of fair-trade organic roots and culture while staying true to the Jamaican sound. Their sultry three-part harmony and melodic soundscape infects listeners with contagious dub meditations.

Beginning as a recording project co-produced by drummer Dan Lloyd and bassist Norman Baker, the band expanded their dub onslaught by enlisting Jonathan Kimball on guitar, Darin Pearson on keys, and Naphtali Rashid on vocals, percussion, and harmonica. Several of the players formed the original Wet City Rockers and currently back reggae legend Winston Jarrett as the solid Foundation Rockers. DLI members have also played with reggae greats such as Prezident Brown, Wadi Gad, Lutan Fyah, and ADX, and have shared the stage with Midnite, Rankin' Skroo, Dezire, Clinton Fearon, the Itals, Fishbone, Buju Banton, Groundation, Yami Bolo, and Israel Vibration.

Simply titled Dub Lounge One, their new album is set for release in February and is the perfect soundtrack for any fine day. Winston Jarrett, Ezra Tosh, and Puddu Dawes are featured on the album. One listen to Dub Lounge One proves it is just the beginning of what promises to be a bright future for DLI.

the album can be purchased on iTunes and CDbaby.

ISHI DUBE : : LionCamp
Ishi Dube is a talented and determined artist with a profound love for reggae music. On stage, Dube doesn't miss a beat; he gives a sincere, energetic, and uplifting performance. Not only a singer/ song writer, Dube is also a skilled producer, musician, and sound engineer, he is involved in nearly every process of production from the roots to the fruits. Dube's natural talent and hard work are sure to gain notoriety in the world of reggae music.

Now Ishi Dube is exploding on to the scene, bringing a genuine roots reggae sound with a contemporary dancehall edge to the reggae community everywhere. With lyrical content ranging from political to spiritual; to messages of societal change, Ishi's vocal styles range from a sweet and melodic roots sound to a rougher, rhythmic deejay delivery. Dube grasps the attention of his audiences with multiple vocal techniques, accompanied by heavy riddims covering nearly every sub-genre of reggae; from ska, lover's rock and roots, to dub, rockers, and dancehall.

Universal Balance Entertainment is proud to present "Lion Camp", Ishi Dube's follow-up album. Lion Camp is an association of talented reggae artists who are both highly motivated and true to the spirit that reggae music was founded on. This collective was formed by Ishi Dube and fellow artist, Jah Sun with a vision to unify like minded artists by promoting, touring and recording together. With this strong network, each artist helps the next one rise.  There are currently over twenty Lioncamp artists hailing from all parts of the globe and the network continues to grow. Dube's new album is based on this philosophy, and features many guest artists such as Ras Attitude (USVI), Winstrong (Suriname) , Jah Sun (U.S.) , and Capleton (Jamaica).

Creating the "Lion Camp" album has been a labor of love for Ishi Dube who not only wrote the all lyrics, but also produced and arranged the music for nearly all sixteen songs. Some of the songs on the album include: "Bruk Dem Bubble" ft. Capleton - A fiery anthem about military recruiting and a failing economy. "Emptiness" ft Mike Marshall - A hip-hop/dancehall cross-over about finding positive solutions to life's problems. "Unification" ft Luna Angel - A song of unity reminding us to value those around us. The album art is beautiful, the music is well-produced, and the message is powerful.

release date: january 2009 - Universal Balance Entertainment
avalable:  iTunes  and

GIANT PANDA GOES GREEN: NY Sextet Embarks on Massive U.S. Tour in Eco-Friendly Van
Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad will be performing at Rothbury, Reggae On The Rocks, and Wakarusa this summer.  In May, the sextet will play five east coast shows with the Easy Star All-Stars. 

GPGDS had their touring van converted to run on waste vegetable oil this past January

They played almost 200 shows last year and recently signed with The Agency Group.
GPGDS played 180 shows in 2008, including performances at Wakarusa, and Mountain Jam.  2007 highlights include a three-week stint in Jamaica, numerous national tours, and a concert at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC).  Thanks to their aggressive touring schedule and dynamic sound, Giant Panda has developed an extensive following.
Formed in 2004, this Rochester, New York-based group has made a name for themselves through hard work on the road.  GPGDS plays an eclectic blend of roots reggae, dub, and afrobeat; their impeccable musicianship and explosive live show have received widespread acclaim.
Giant Panda will be releasing a new album in 2009.
  Their 2006 debut Slow Down, is receiving regular airplay on Sirius and XM Radio.

"This is some of the most intense roots reggae we've ever heard..."  - Knoxville's Metro Pulse
 "...heavy, air-tight dub and roots reggae pressure..."  - Washington Post
 "...a viable contributor to the modern reggae movement."  - Metro Santa Cruz

Band Members
 Matthew O'Brian - Guitar & Lead Vocals
 James Searl - Bass & Lead Vocals
 Christopher O'Brian - Drums
 Dylan Savage - Guitar & Vocals
 Rachel Orke - Fender Rhodes, Clavinet, Melodica
 Aaron Lipp - Hammond B-3 Organ

Tour Dates

Apr 16 @ Red Square: Albany, NY
Apr 17 @ Main Pub: Manchester, CT
Apr 18 @ Sugarloaf Reggae Festival: Carrabassett Valley, ME
Apr 24 @ RIT, Greek Lawn: Rochester, NY
Apr 26 @ Solar Fest, U of New Hampshire: Durham, NH
May 01 @ Iron Horse Music Hall: Northampton, MA
May 07 @ Nokia Theatre: New York, NY
May 14 @ Higher Ground: S Burlington, VT
May 15 @ Middle East: Cambridge, MA
May 16 @ The Asylum: Portland, ME
May 20 @ World Cafe Live: Philadelphia, PA
May 21 @ BB King Blues Club: New York, NY

Jun 06 @ Wakarusa Music Festival: Ozark, AR
Jun 20 @ Gemini Fest: Martinsville, VA

JuL 02 @ Rothbury Festival: Rothbury, MI
JuL 16 @ GrassRoots Festival: Trumansburg, NY
JuL 31 @ Main Street Music Series: Cortland, NY
Aug 29 @ Reggae On The Rocks: Morrison, CO

For more information please contact Curtis Bergesen at 240-602-5057 or

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April 17
1951: Uncle T (Trevor James), producer of CHAMPION label, younger brother of Lloyd James aka King Jammy, is born.
1976: Sizzla (Miguel Collins) is born in August Town, Kingston, Jamaica.
1987: Carlton Lloyd Barrett aka 'Carlie' passes away at the age of 36. (b. December 17, 1950)
Carlie was shot dead in front of his Kingston home. Jamaican police had arrested his wife, Albertine, and her lover, a taxi driver named Lenroy, and charged them with the slaying.

The Warrior of Light and his temperament BY PAOLO COELLO
The Warrior of Light can afford to live each day different from the next.

He is not afraid of crying over old regrets or feeling happy at new discoveries.

When he feels that the hour has come, he casts everything aside and departs for the adventure he has dreamed so long about.

When he understands that he is at the limit of his endurance, he leaves the fight, without feeling apologetic for having done one or two crazy and quite unexpected things.

The story below illustrates what I mean.

A man in quest of sanctity decided to climb a high mountain with just the clothes on his back and remain up there meditating for the rest of his life.

Soon he realized that one set of clothes was not enough, because it would get dirty very quick.

He descended the mountain, went to the nearest village and asked for other clothes.

Since everyone knew that the man was in quest of sanctity, they handed him a new pair of shoes and a shirt.

The man thanked them and climbed back up to the hermitage he was building on the top of the mountain.

He spent the night putting up the walls and the days in meditation, eating the fruit of the trees and drinking the water of a nearby spring.

One month later he discovered that a mouse was chewing the extra clothes he had left to dry.

Since he wanted to concentrate only on his spiritual duty, he went back down to the village and asked them to find him a cat.

The villagers, in respect for his mission, satisfied his request.

Another seven days and the cat was almost dying of starvation because it could not eat just fruit, and there were no more mice in the place.

He went back down to the village for milk; as the villagers knew it was not for him – after all, he resisted without eating anything other than what nature offered him - once more they helped him.

The cat finished the milk quickly, so the man asked them to lend him a cow.

Since the cow gave more milk than was needed, he began to drink it too, so as not to waste it. In a short time – breathing the mountain air, eating fruit, meditating, drinking milk and doing exercises – he turned into a model of beauty.

A lovely girl who climbed the mountain looking for her lamb fell in love with him and convinced him that he needed a wife to look after the house while he meditated in peace.

The man spent three days fasting, trying to know which was the best decision to make.

Finally he understood that marriage is a blessing from above, and accepted the proposal.

Three years later, the man was married, with two sons, three cows, an orchard of fruit trees, and he ran a place for meditation, with a huge waiting line of people who wanted to know the miraculous "temple of eternal youth."

When someone asked him how all that had started, he would say:

"Two weeks after I arrived up here, I had only two garments. A mouse began to chew one of them, and..."

But no-one was interested in the end of the story; they were sure that he was a wise businessman just trying to invent a legend to be able to raise even higher the price he charged the lodgers at the temple.

But like a good Warrior of Light, he did not bother about what others thought; he was happy because he was able to transform his dreams into reality.

submitted by " Evelina " , Sista Awa ...

By Richie B, host – "HOT MIX" on Hot 102FM

APRIL 17, 2009



01      2    11    Head Caan Hot So- Prodigal Son-Main Street Records (1wk@#1)U-1
02      4    17    Dip Again- Elephant Man feat. Ding Dong – Big Ship(pp#3) U-2
03      1    15    I'm So Blessed - Mavado – Big Ship(2wks@#1) D-2
04      5    12    This Means Money – Konshens – Head Concussion U-1
05      3    12    Last Man Standing-Vybz Kartel – Not Nice/Adidjaheim Records (2wks@#1) D-2
06      6    17    Time To Shine-Laden-Big Ship (3wks@#1) NM
07      9      6    Mama-Vybz Kartel- Not Nice/Adidjaheim Records U-2
08    10      7    Nuh Daggera -Spice-Equinoxx U-12
09    12      5    I Am Blessed-Mr. Vegas-Liv-Up U-3
10      7    11    Get Wild-Vybz Kartel- Not Nice/Adidjaheim Records (pp#6) D-3
11      8      7    Stamma-Busy Signal- Big Ship (pp#6) D-3
12    15      4    Mind Pon Mi Money – Vybz Kartel –Live-Up Records U-3
13    16      5    Man A Galis-Ding Dong-Notice U-3
14    14      6    Bad 2 Da Bone-Brick & Lace-Birchill Records NM
15    17      4    Hustler For Life (La La La) –Andrew & Wada Blood-Notice U-2
16    11    15    Romping Shop-Vybz Kartel feat Spice-Adidjaheim Records/NotNice(2wks@#1) D-5
17    20      2    Hallelujah – Elephant Man –Very Huge Records U-3
18    19      3    Watch Your Friends-Javinchi-Not Nice/Adidjaheim Records U-1
19    13    12    Ben Ova - RDX- (pp#6) D-6
20     -    New   Ugly – Kiprich & Black-er –Fresh Ear


01      1     17    Missing You Right Now-Daville-Fashowzy (2wks@#1)NM
02      3      9    A Thousand Miles Away-Ras Penco-Uprize Music U-1
03      2     18    Can't Sleep-Romaine Virgo-Penthouse Records (2wks@#1) D-1
04      4     17    You've Lost That Loving Feeling-Noddy Virtue/Jodi-Ann Pantry-Reflection NM
05      6       7    Call On Me- Jah Cure feat Phyllisia -SOBE/Dangerzone U-1
06      7     12    Start Anew-Tarrus Riley-Juke Boxx U-1
07      5     12    Bad Man Don't Cry-Shaggy-Big Yard Music (pp#3) D-2
08      6       7    Good Life-Chuckle Berry-Taxi (pp#6) D-2
09    10      12   Jah Jah Blessing –Etana feat Alborosie–Forward Records U-1
10    13     10    Save The Juvenile-Ruffian-Get Up Yute Records U-3
11    12     10    Cassava – Andrew Mistiq aka P. Zed –Inspire U-1
12    14       6    Head Above The Water – Capleton – Downsound Records U-2
13    15       5    Under My Skin- Anthony Red Roze –Taxi U-2
14    11     24    My Jamaican Girl-Prince Pankhi-Otis Riddim Records(pp#4) D-3
15      9     21    Jah Jah See Dem A Come-Sugar Roy/Conrad Crystal & Gyptian – Fireball (2wks@#1) D-6
16    16     24   I Love You Anyway-Barbee-It's Not A Game Records (2wks@#1) NM
17    18      4    Too Late – Junior Kelly & Queen Ifrica – AL.TA.FA.AN U-1
18    20      2    So In Love –Hezron – Tads Int'l Records U-2
19    17     14   Another Bill Again-Tony Rebel-Penthouse (pp#6) D-2
20     -    New   Pray Fi Dem – Harry Toddler-Downsound



01      1    12    Waiting – Cecile – Danger Zone (2wks@#1) NM
02      3     4     Mr. Brooks – A Better Tomorrow – Mavado - VP Records U-1
03      4    10    Pull Up Selector-Jimmy Riley-Taxi U-1
04      2    14    Stronger – Fantan Mojah–Greensleeves (2wks@#1) D-2
05      5    14    Reggae Jammin Vol. 1-Various Artistes- Tads Int'l Records (3wks@#1) NM
06      6     4     Ragga Ragga Ragga 2009 - Various Artistes-No Doubt Records/Tads Int'l Records(2wks@#1) NM
07      9     2     The Very Best of Elephant Man-Elephant Man – VP Records U-2
08      -  New    Universal Cure – Jah Cure – SOBE/Danger Zone
09     10     2    Brand New Me – Gregory Isaacs –Tads Int'l Records U-1
10      7    24    I Can Feel Your Pain- Gyptian-VP Records/Cannon (2wks@#1)


Numbers in bracket indicate the number of weeks at the No. 1 Spot.
Key:   U – Upward, D – Down, NM – Non-Mover
TW – This Week, LW – Last Week, WC Weeks on Chart, PP in bracket – Peak Position
Sources: Sound Systems, Record Shops, Night Clubs & Radio Play


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Sugarloaf Bud Light Reggae Festival

Thursday-Sunday, April 16-19, 2009
Carrabassett Valley, Maine, U.S.

420 Music Festival

Saturday, April 18, 2009
Fernbridge,California, U.S.


Island Irie Concert Series IV
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Santa Clara,California, U.S.



Ali Campbell(UB40) & BEEF
Friday, May 1, 2009
Amsterdam, Netherlands
1st Annual Sacramento Unity & Diversity Music Festival
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Sacramento, CA, U.S.
Boston Spring Reggae Festival

Saturday, May 2, 2009
cambridge, massachusetts, U.S.


Saturday, May 16, 2009
Raamsdonksveer, Noord Brabant, Netherlands

Unite In Paradise - Reggae Festival

Saturday-Tuesday, May 16-19, 2009
Babylontown, Olympos, Turkey
+49 (0) 621-6850981

Best of the Best

Sunday, May 24, 2009
Miami , Florida, U.S.

Best of the Best
Thursday-Saturday, April-May 30-2, 2009
Trenchtown, Subotica, Vojvodina, Yugoslavia
rumble reggae festival 2009

Friday-Saturday, June 5-6, 2009
94513 Schönberg, Bayern, Germany

Morro Bay Music Festival

Saturday, June 6, 2009
Morro Bay, CA, U.S.

The Gathering of the Peacemakers
Thursday-Sunday, June 11-14, 2009
Albany, New Hampshire, U.S.
828 295-4610


TikiJam 2009

Friday-Sunday, June 12-14, 2009
St. John, WA, U.S.

The Gathering of the Peacemakers

Thursday-Sunday, June 18-21, 2009
Woodstock, New York, U.S.
828 295-4610

Reggaexplosion Fest
Friday-Saturday, June 19-20, 2009
Roma, Italy


Juneteenth Festival
Friday-Sunday, June 19-21, 2009
Akron, Ohio, U.S.
Reggae Bash
Friday-Sunday, June 19-21, 2009
St-Damien, QC, Canada
Weedbeat Festival 2009
Friday-Sunday, June 19-21, 2009
Rössing / Hildesheim, Niedersachsen, Germany
RainforestAid 2009

Friday-Sunday, June 19-21, 2009
Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica, Germany

Sierra Nevada World Music Festival
Friday-Sunday, June 19-21, 2009
Boonville, California, U.S.
Worldbeat Music Fest
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Arcata Bay Oyster Festival
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Arcata, California, U.S.
Vermont Roots Reggae Festival Burlington Waterfront Jam

Saturday, June 20, 2009
Burlington, Vermont, U.S.

Gathering before the Light

Friday-Sunday, June 26-28, 2009
Tidewater, Oregon, U.S.


Southern Vibes Festival
Friday -Sunday, June 26-28, 2009
Haslach/Memmingen, Badab Württemberg, Germany
EcoMotion BlockParty
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Ft Bragg, CA, U.S.
37th Annual Reggae Festival
Saturday-Sunday, June 27-28, 2009
Woodbury , CT , U.S.
Summer Jam
July 1-31, 2009
Köln , Nordrheinwestfalen, Germany

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