Ziggy Marley, the 49-year-old son of legendary reggae superstar Bob Marley and Rita Marley, has been playing reggae music for longer than his father was alive. At Ziggy's well-attended "Rebellion Rises" show at Thalia Hall, a diverse crowd showed their appreciation for Ziggy's newest material, songs from Ziggy's earlier solo albums, a song from his previous group Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers, and of course several Bob Marley anthems.
Passafire’s Vines has debuted at #1 on the Billboard Reggae and iTunes Reggae charts. Vines, the band’s fifth studio album, "is Passafire's best,” according to Angelica Music. The record was released November 11th and is the band’s debut release for leading reggae label Easy Star Records. The album debuted impressively on other Billboard charts including #10 on the Heatseekers Chart, #57 on the Independent Releases, #1 on South Atlantic New Artist Chart, and #109 on the Top 200 Digital albums, amongst others.
Hawaii’s The Green are back with their anticipated new album, Hawai‘i '13, set for worldwide release on August 20 through Easy Star Records. Hawai‘i '13 is the band’s third studio album and was recorded and mixed with Danny Kalb (Ben Harper, Beck, Jack Johnson) mainly in Costa Mesa, CA, at Hurley Studios.Since the 2011 release of their chart-topping (#1 Billboard and iTunes Reggae) sophomore album Ways &
Z2 Entertainment is proud to present John Brown’s Body with Stick Figure at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, September 19th, 2013. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, July 19th at 12:00pm for $16.50 in advance and $19.00 day of show.If you’ve been paying attention, you’ll know that Kings And Queens is a synthesis of every aspect of John Brown’s Body’s storied career.
Grammy-winning reggae band Steel Pulse has released Put Your Hoodies On [4 Trayvon], a song dedicated to Trayvon Martin. Composed by lead singer David “Dread” Hinds, the song was released during the trial of George Zimmerman and is available as a free download here. “The song is a plea for justice,” says Hinds. "Steel Pulse has been campaigning and watching this case since February 26th 2012.
Steel Pulse may have explored various styles of music since they started out in 1975, but when it comes to the message, the UK’s Grammy – Winning reggae band has remained close to their roots. The Group have continued their commitment to fighting injustice, educating the masses, and promoting positive messages through spiritually uplifting music.“We just can’t ignore the politics, because every life and soul that’s born on this earth is a political manoeuvre for someone, at some point”, Hinds explains.
Two-time Grammy-winning quintet, Inner Circle, will be hitting the road this summer for the first time in many years playing dates across the U.S. and across the globe. Inner Circle will bring their uplifting music and positive message of humanitarianism and non-violence to California, Las Vegas, Austin, New Orleans, Mexico, Uganda and beyond.
On Friday, May 31st, The Green performs at Mishawaka Amphitheatre. The sextet will release their new singles "Take Me On" and "Something About It" on May 21st. Both songs will appear on the band's third album, scheduled for release by Easy Star Records on August 20th. The Green's last album, Ways & Means, spent four-weeks at #1 on Billboard's Reggae Chart.
The first and foremost Reggae Festival established in 1984 has returned to its original site, French’s camp, located on the Eel River in Humboldt County, California. This magical venue has huge historic significance with years of great festivals past. Hundreds of musicians have performed and thousands of people camped and enjoyed reggae music while practicing peace and love. This world renowned event draws from all over the US and around the globe. Attendees speak of it as a rite of passage.
John Brown’s Body's Kings And Queens has debuted at #1 on the Billboard and iTunes Reggae charts. Kings And Queens (released April 16, 2013 on Easy Star Records) is the band’s eighth studio album and most ambitious release to date, encompassing the entire history of the band’s sound and legacy. The album debuted impressively on other Billboard charts including #23 on the Heatseekers Chart, #4 on Northeast New Artist Chart, and #188 on the Top 200 Digital albums, amongst others.