This year’s festival season is alive and kicking, and the masses are already on their ways to the many, different reggae events. The new Festiville outlines a great variety of shows in Europe, the United States, as well as the Caribbean. Additionally the free magazine offers impressive photo galleries, reviews of new releases, and fascinating interviews. I sat down with Richie Stephens and the Jamaican band Sky Grass to talk about their work, music, and new albums. The Festiville is already online for you to browse through and download. At Summerjam and some more of the festivals we will also be giving out free hard copies.
The festival special, an intimate portrait of singer Jah9, and a preprint of the new book on Peter Tosh are just some of the highlights in the new Riddim issue. To be released on June 20 it also includes a new episode of my series on producers. In Kingston’s Waterhouse I linked up with King Jammy’s son Jam2 to find out more about his works and the family business. Get edition 68 in stores or delivered to your home with a convenient subscription.
Once more the sea park Pfullendorf was the perfect venue for the Keep It Real Jam, held June 14 and 15 in Southern Germany. The international line up with artists like Christopher Martin and Million Stylez, or the entertainment clash between Supersonic, Jugglerz, and Komposti created a nice vibe, that was fully supported by the sunny weather and an idyllic venue. Reggaeville didn’t miss it and kicked off this year’s festival reports with live videos, interviews, and impressions to be found on our Youtube channel.
Sean Paul joined me for the latest edition of Wha’ Gwaan Munchy?!? as my guest and co-host. The Jamaican superstar and I take a look at the recent tours of Ward21, Inner Circle, and Protoje. We’re introducing upcoming events and festivals, such as the Keep It Real Jam, and in the new releases section Jahcoustix himself tells us about his brand new album. Enjoy the newest episode on Youtube!