Reggae Reflection Spotlight – week of 6/1/15

Reggae Reflection Spotlight

Welcome to June!  

We have some great concerts, new music  and an opportunity to win a Bob Marley DVD in this week’s Reggae Reflection Spotlight

  • Oracabessa Festival kicks off Summer in NYC
  • Reggae in the Hills coming up June 12 – June 14
  • Major Lazer new song ‘Powerful’ featuring Tarrus Riley and Ellie Goulding
  • Last chance to win a Bob Marley DVD –  giveaway ends June 6th

Oracabessa Music Festival,  a Memorial Day highlight in NYC

Sean Paul OracabessaSean Paul and his Badda Gyalz Dancers

Thousands of patrons made their way to Roy Wilkins Park on Memorial Day.  Sunny skies and temps in the low 80s made this annual Memorial Day weekend festival  feel like a mid-summer event. 

The crowd was thoroughly entertained by a top-notch mixture of veteran and new Reggae and Dancehall headliners including  Josey Wales,  Sean Paul, Stacious, Dexta Daps, Alaine, Tarrus Riley, and Jimmy Riley who made a brief surprise guest appearance during his son’s set with the Blak Soil Band.  Freddie McGregor backed by his own band closed out this year’s festival,  a perfect ending to Memorial Day Weekend and the kickoff of a great Reggae festival summer season in NYC. 

Reggae Festival Spotlight – Northern California

Reggae in the Hills California 2015

The annual Reggae in the Hills Music Festival will take place in just two weeks from June 12th – 14th, 2015.  This three day festival celebrates Music and the Arts in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Foothills of Northern California.  Headliners this year include  Ky-Mani Marley, Don Carlos, Bushman, Kabaka Pyramid, Stick Figure, House of Shem, E.N. Young, Sister Carol, Gonzo featuring Beyond I Sight, Arden Park Roots, Indubious, Mystic Roots, and much more.  

For more info,  visit 

Check out the Reggae Reflection Experience at Reggae in the Hills 2014 –

New Music 

Tarrus Riley joins forces with Major Lazer and Ellie Goulding on the track Powerful from the new Major Lazer album ‘Peace is the Mission’ out June 1, 2015  –  iTunes Link 
Tarrus Riley Orcabessa Festival NYC

Tarrus Riley at Oracabessa Festival

Enter today! Reggae Robin & Reggae Reflection 
Bob Marley DVD Drawing ends Saturday, June 6th! 


Bob Marley & The Wailers Easy Skanking Boston 78


Remembering the late Sugar Mintott on his birthday 

Sugar Miinott

Sugar Minott 5/25/56 – 7/10/10

Happy Birthday Spragga Benz 

Spragga Benz

Spragga Benz b. 5/30/69 Photo: Miami 2015

Happy Birthday Nicholas Laraque! 

Nicholas Laraque

Nicholas Laraque b. 5/30 Photo: Miami 2015

Happy Birthday Alison Hinds!

Alison Hinds

Alison Hinds b. 6/1/1970 Photo: Montreal 2015

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