American roots reggae band GROUNDATION has lined up live shows in London and Liverpool in July next year.
The dates are:
The dates are:
West Midlands reggae band CAPITAL LETTERS is set to release a brand new album in March next year.
The new record, called Wolverhampton, will be released on CD and digital download on 23 March 2015.
Here's the tracklisting:
Island Records co-founder and engineer Graeme Goodall, also known as ‘Mr. Goody’, has passed away at his home in Atlanta, USA.
He died of natural causes on 4 December at the age of 82.
Goodall was born in Australia and later moved to England. In the 1950s he went to Kingston, Jamaica, to set up a commercial FM radio network.
Birmingham reggae band STEEL PULSE is the latest act to be added to the London International Ska Festival 2015.
The UK reggae legends will be performing their classic Handsworth Revolution album, originally released in 1978 on Island Records.
Nightclub manager and dancehall promoter COREY TODD was shot early Thursday morning (11 December) when he was in the process of closing one of his facilities.
The Jamaica Observer reported that Todd was rushed to hospital for surgery.
One of two armed robbers was later shot dead by police during a gunfight in St James.
Convicted Jamaican artist BUJU BANTON has asked for early release from prison following a change in federal drug sentencing guidelines.
The singer, who is serving a 10-year sentence for a cocaine distribution conspiracy conviction, filed a motion asking to be released early under the change that reduces sentencing guidelines for most drug offences and can be applied retroactively.
Jamaican reggae band NO-MADDZ has teamed up with legendary drum, bass and production duo SLY AND ROBBIE on its upcoming album.
The new 12-track record, called Sly and Robbie Presents No-Maddz, is scheduled for release at some point in 2015.
New single “Shotta”, produced by SLY AND ROBBIE from the upcoming album, is available now.
Ghetto Youths International will later this month release the second volume of their Set Up Shop compilation series.
The MARLEY brothers label will put out the 15-track record, called Set Up Shop Volume 2, on 23 December. It's available to pre-order now:
UK reggae band ASWAD has announced a number of shows taking place next year around the UK.
The dates confirmed so far are:
South of England ska and reggae band THE DUALERS have announced a run of shows next year around the UK.
The ‘Back to Paradise Tour’ now includes the following dates:
The nominations for the Grammy Awards 2015 can now be revealed including shortlisted acts in the ‘Best Reggae Album’ category.
The shortlist includes:
UK roots reggae label mates TALISMAN and CAPITAL LETTERS have confirmed some European shows in 2015.
The following dates are now confirmed, with more to come:
The full details have now been announced for the next Love of Dub event in Bristol in the New Year.
The special Valentine’s session will celebrate reggae music and the genres it has influenced, in a warm and atmospheric environment.
Birmingham reggae group UB40 has added four more UK dates to its 2015 touring itinerary.
In addition to a previously announced 2015 tour, the new ‘Getting Over The Storm’ dates are:
The London International Ska Festival returns to the capital next month for a one-off Christmas special in Camden Town.
The free event takes place on 13 December at The Forge from 8pm through to 1am.
The night will feature all things ska, from its roots in rhythm and blues and mento, through its Jamaican originators, and on to rocksteady and reggae, 2Tone and beyond.
TONY THORPE, ANDY MARTINEZ and TROPICAL DOPE are the latest additions to the next BASHY BEATS party in London.
BASHY BEATS, WE SPIN SOME YOU MOVE SOME and LAUGHING BOY have linked up for the big night on 13 December.
American/Bermudian reggae artist COLLIE BUDDZ has revealed a run of shows across the UK next year.
The live dates are: