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LEVI ROOTS gets ready for restaurant opening

Reggae singer and entrepreneur LEVI ROOTS will shortly launch a Caribbean restaurant in Stratford’s Westfield shopping centre, East London.

According to his Twitter, Levi Roots’ Caribbean Smokehouse is due to open next month and is being developed in partnership with Las Iguanas co-founder Eren Ali.

In July the Reggae Reggae sauce creator put out an album called Rise Above.

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CHAINSKA BRASSIKA lines up UK tour

South East London ska band CHAINSKA BRASSIKA has announced a run of live shows around the UK throughout November and December.

Upcoming dates now include:

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BUJU BANTON juror guilty of misconduct

Terri Wright, a juror in the trial of BUJU BANTON [real name Mark Myrie], has been found guilty of contempt of court for researching the case outside of court.

US district judge James S Moody Jr sentenced her to five months of probation and 40 hours community service. The judge also ordered her to research and write a report about the cost of the six-day trial.

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THE BEAT and THE INDECISION added to London ska fest

The London International Ska Festival has revealed THE BEAT and THE INDECISION are among the latest additions to the 2016 bill.

They join recently added acts like ARTHUR KAY & THE ORIGINALS, MR. T-BONE & THE UPPERTONES, plus DJs from Belgium DUKES OF SKAZZARD and PIRATES CREW.

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ASWAD books London show in autumn 2016

British roots reggae band ASWAD has already lined up a North London show in October next year.

After selling out their previous three Jazz Café shows, ASWAD returns to the venue on 1 October 2016 with tickets priced at £20 in advance.

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MICHAEL PROPHET & EARL 16 line up Jazz Café show

Two of Jamaica’s top vocal legends MICHAEL PROPHET and EARL 16 will later this month hook up with UK dub supremo VIBRONICS for a night of roots-reggae-dubwise action.

The session takes place on 25 October at the Jazz Café in London with tickets priced at just £12 in advance.

Expect heavy bass and uplifting vibrations all night.

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HOLLIE COOK added to PROTOJE tour

UK reggae artist HOLLIE COOK has been added to four dates on the upcoming PROTOJE and THE INDIGGNATION tour.

COOK will be appearing on 13, 14, 18 and 20 October, while BECCA D will be on all dates except Brighton. TODDLA T will be performing at the Oxford show.

The big tour includes the following dates:

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VOODOO GLOW SKULLS lines up UK shows

US ska punk band VOODOO GLOW SKULLS has announced three live shows in the UK early next year.

The Californian group, with support from POPES OF CHILLITOWN, has so far lined up the following gigs:

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Jamaica dominates MOBO reggae nominations

The nominees for the Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards can now be revealed, including five Jamaicans in the 'Best Reggae Act' category.

The shortlist includes the following artists:

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Interview: ReggaeChapter speaks to PROTOJE

Rising Jamaican artist PROTOJE will be hitting the UK this month for his first ever tour of the country.

With his third album Ancient Future going stratospheric this year, a lot of material from the new record will be aired on the seven-date tour. 

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RUTS DC lines up big UK tour

Reggae-punk band RUTS DC will embark on a major UK tour throughout this month.

The 'Psychic Attack' tour includes the following dates:

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KABAKA PYRAMID lines up UK tour

Rising Jamaican artist KABAKA PYRAMID has lined up dates next month for his UK tour.

The shows include:

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Live review: MAX ROMEO wows Bristol

Famed Jamaican reggae artist MAX ROMEO finally made it to Bristol last week [20 September] to perform for a capacity crowd at The Fleece.

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BARRINGTON LEVY in hospital

Jamaican singer BARRINGTON LEVY has been hospitalised after contracting Dengue fever, a mosquito-borne tropical disease.

LEVY issued the following statement after cancelling a show in Los Angeles on Sunday:

“I apologise to all my fans who wanted to see me but i ain’t got no other choice than taking care of my health.”

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Dozens injured at US reggae festival

Up to 40 people have been injured after a crowd rushed a stage during a reggae music festival at Tempe Beach Park in Arizona.

According to local reports two young people suffered life-threatening injuries at the Summer Ends Music Festival on Saturday night.

Tempe fire officials said nine people were taken to a nearby hospital after the incident 7pm during REBELUTION’s set.

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Tickets on sale for GLADDY WAX SOUND SYSTEM all-nighter

Super early bird tickets are available for GLADDY WAX SOUND SYSTEM in session this November.

The rare London outing takes place on 20 November at Electrowerks which is behind Angel tube station.

A limited number of tickets are on sale priced at just £3, rising to £5 in advance.

JANET KAY lines up live shows in the UK

Lovers rock singer JANET KAY has lined up some live performances in London, Birmingham and Nottingham in the months ahead.

Upcoming shows now include:

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Last weekend for Glastonbury 2016 registration

Tickets for Glastonbury Festival 2016 go on sale soon and this weekend is the last chance to register.

Glastonbury Festival takes place on 22-26 June 2016 at Worthy Farm in Somerset.

Tickets cost £228, secured with a £50 deposit, and go on sale at 9am on 4 October.

To buy a ticket fans over the age of 12 must be registered. Registration will close at 9am on 29 September.

THE SELECTER reveals 2016 show

2Tone ska band THE SELECTER featuring Pauline Black and Arthur 'Gaps' Hendrickson will perform in Falmouth in February next year.

The show on 26 February 2016 follows a big tour of the UK throughout November and December later this year.

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