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DAMIAN MARLEY to play Bestival

Jamaican singer DAMIAN “JR. GONG” MARLEY will perform live at Bestival this year on the Isle of Wight.

The big festival also features the likes of DAVID RODIGAN, WILEY and MAJOR LAZER, among many others.

Bestival takes place on 8-11 September at Robin Hill Country Park, near Arreton, with weekend tickets priced at £190.

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Billboard names JOSS STONE reggae artist of the year

English singer JOSS STONE’s seventh album Water For Your Soul was the best-selling modern reggae record of 2015, according to Billboard magazine.

The record, which incorporates elements of reggae and hip-hop, has sold 29,000 copies and spent eight weeks at the top of Billboard’s weekly reggae albums chart.

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Release date set for Set Up Shop Volume 2

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:

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Ghetto Youths crew to perform at Liverpool festival

The Ghetto Youths International crew, featuring DAMIAN, STEPHEN and JULIAN MARLEY, will be in the north of England later this month to perform at the Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF).

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Ghetto Youths Crew to hit Notting Hill Carnival

The Red Bull Music Academy (RBMA) Notting Hill party looks set to be one of the highlights of the year, featuring DAVID RODIGAN in association with Ghetto Youths International.

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Ghetto Youths Tour to hit the UK in June

The 'Ghetto Youths Tour' will get underway in June and is set to take in at least one live show in England.

According to DAMIAN MARLEY’s Twitter feed, the tour also features STEPHEN MARLEY, CHRISTOPHER ELLIS, JOE MARLEY, WAYNE MARSHALL and BLACK AM I.

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SHAGGY to launch new record label in Jamaica

Reggae and dancehall artist SHAGGY will tomorrow (26 February) launch his new record label, Ranch Entertainment, in Kingston Jamaica.

As reported in the Jamaica Star, the launch is set to take place at the Behind the Screen event at Usain Bolt's Tracks and Records.

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JIMMY CLIFF takes home Grammy Award with Rebirth

Jamaican music legend JIMMY CLIFF has walked away with the ‘Best Reggae Album’ Grammy Award for his latest record Rebirth, which is out on UMe/Sunpower.

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Edward Seaga selects Origins Of Jamaican Music tracks

Former Jamaican Prime Minister (1980-89) Edward Seaga has picked out 100 songs for Origins of Jamaican Music which will be released via VP Records.

The four-CD box set will be launched with a promotion tour in late October and officially released on 6 November.

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Jamaicans line up for Best Reggae Act MOBO Award

Five Jamaican reggae/dancehall artists are up for the Best Reggae Act category in the Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards 2012.

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DAMIAN MARLEY and JIMMY CLIFF interviews in The Guardian

The Guardian newspaper has published interviews this week with reggae superstars JIMMY CLIFF and DAMIAN MARLEY.

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Extra DAMIAN MARLEY date announced at the IndigO2

Reggae artist DAMIAN MARLEY has revealed a second headline performance at the IndigO2 in London as part of the Respect Jamaica 50 celebrations.

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Reggae Gold 2012 out now

VP Records and Greensleeves Records have released the 20th edition of the annual reggae compilation Reggae Gold as a special two-disc set including new and old hits from SEAN PAUL, POPCAAN, KONSHENS, BUSY SIGNAL and DAMIAN MARLEY.

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STEPHEN & JULIAN MARLEY, WAYNE MARSHALL & CHRISTOPHER ELLIS added to DAMIAN MARLEY London show

The full line-up for DAMIAN “JR. GONG” MARLEY’s Respect Jamaica 50 concert in London has now been confirmed.

The show will include:

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ReggaeChapter.com June 2012 podcast now available

This month DJ RICHIE BLOOD delivers another hour of the best in dancehall, dub, jungle and reggae to get you warmed up as the summer season kicks off.

The June podcast blazes a trail showcasing brand new dancehall riddims including Stephen “Di Genius” McGregor’s Bassline Riddim, Aurora Skies Riddim Pt.2 and Dre Skull’s Loudspeaker Riddim.

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Jamaica 50 Festival in London: all-star line-up revealed

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Jamaica’s independence from the UK, London’s IndigO2 will play host to the Jamaica 50 Festival this summer.

The 11-day event is set to feature an eclectic mix of reggae artists from YELLOWMAN to GYPTIAN, DAMIAN MARLEY to LUCIANO, and SLY AND ROBBIE to BIG YOUTH.

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