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7/25/2013
KETCH DE FEVA! At The Detroit Caribbean Festival

For over 20 years, the Caribbean Cultural & Carnival Organization (CCCO) has hosted a Caribbean Cultural Festival & Parade in Metro Detroit. This year’s festival will be held on August 9, 10, and 11, 2013 in the picturesque New Center Park, located in Midtown Detroit. This arena will be filled ...


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10/29/2012
DANCE OR DIE TUN UPPPP

Dance or Die 8 lived up to all expectations. A capacity crowd came out inspite of pouring rain to witness the greatest reggae spectacle in Detroit. This years lineup included The Japanese warriors King Jam & returning for his 3rd year LP INTL ...


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4/22/2012
CARIBBEAN EXTRAVAGANZA

Looking for something different to do with the entire family that’s fun and educational at the same time? The Caribbean Extravaganza taking place on Saturday, March 31st, at the WIAA Hall, is a FREE event hosted by the Caribbean Cultural & Carnival Organization (CCCO). Seminars will be held focusing on ...


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1/21/2012
TALL BOOTS AFFAIR - BOOTS GALORE

The annual Tall Boots Affair was spectacular. Vertex Sound from Toronto and Roots Rock sound kept the party hyped all night. While the turn out was low, 100 people or so, those that attended enjoyed themselves to the fullest. Boots of all styles and colors were on display. The ladies ...


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11/29/2011
WHITE PARTY TUN UP!!!

It was 1am when detroitreggaesource arrived inside Victory One. Inside a crowd of about 60 to 70 people had already gathered, the crowd would grow to over 150. Most everyone followed the theme of all white. Those who couldn't wear all white had a combination of white and black or ...


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11/1/2011
BIGGEST DANCE OR DIE EVER!!

Every year at this time I keep a dance in Detroit called Dance or Die it is a combination juggling dance with a clash element at the end. This is the 7th year and in years past there has been sounds like Black Kat & Killaface, Souljah One & Killaface, ...


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8/8/2011
FUDGIE CD RELEASE BASH

The low turnout didn't stop those that were in attendance from having a good time. Early juggling was by Infinity and and Mad Ras from Pittsburg. Both sounds played a good mix of oldies and new tunes. The crowd reponded well to the mix doing all the new and old ...


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6/17/2010
STARZ IN ACTION

It was high pack energy inside Victory One when some of Detroit's best dj's performed for an estatic audience. Starz in Action featured , Jah Teff, Phantom, King Arubis, *(Cisco Irie, Scorpion, Sexy Rush, Doegla, Shabba, & Channel) - added to the show later. Music was proved by Infinity Sound, ...


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6/15/2010
LP SHOWS INFINTY WHO IS BOSS

It was one of those dances that any hardcore dancehall fanatic would hate to miss. It was the first oldschool rub a dub dance held in Detroit in quite some time. The dance was originally between LP & Infinity Sound but I received a call from my good friend Panta ...


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3/13/2010
FUJI TURNS 60!!

It was a joyous occasion for one of the best promoters and friend. Fuji celebrated his birthday in fine style. Invited guest was more than delighted to see the elegant surroundings and wonderful music. Music was provided by radio DJ Wax - Tax N Dre, Infinity Sounds & Canada's #1 ...


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1/19/2010
RICKY TROOPER BUSS DE DANCE

It was 1:30am when detroitreggaesource entered the Victory One Social Club. Inside a 175 hardcore dancehall fans were already getting into the groove. Infinity provided the early juggling. They played well giving the dancehall fanatics everything from old to new. Ricky Trooper arrived at about 1:45 and by his deameanor ...


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10/28/2009
BIG TINGS AT DANCE OR DIE 5

A capacity crowd of over 200 packed inside the Elementz Gallery for this the 5th year of Dance or Die . Dancers from Toledo, Detroit and Canada came out to show their skills at the latest dance moves. Early juggling was provided by Roots Rock, DJ Killa, Zuma Hi-Fi & ...


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10/28/2009
KARTELL GIVES BACK TO THE COMMUNITY

VybzKartel plans to give back to his community through his most recent business venture - Street Vybz Thursdays. Starting this Thursday the event will be held weekly at the Building in New Kingston, formerly the Asylum, over the course of three months. Street Vybz Thursdays was the brain child of ...


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9/1/2009
DRS RELAUNCH PARTY A BLAST

While the attendance was low, only about 75 people in attendance, the vibes was good. Infinity & Killa showed why they are two of Detroit's best sound. Killa started out first and it was clear from the start that he came to war. He made some very personable remarks about ...


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8/19/2009
NUTTIN' BUT MADNESS

It's been a long time since Detroit has had two big events on one night. Especially when one is the Mighty Stonelove Sound. But Summer Madness was equally enjoyable. Over one hundred and fifty came out to support Brownin's big bashment. Music was provided by DJ Boogz from NY, Infinity ...


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7/30/2009
UXPRESSION BOAT RIDE

Sounds of the Caribbean filled the air provided by Blackstar International and WD Productions as the passengers boarded the boat. They were immediately greeted with the smells of an assortment of food consisting of Jerk Chicken, Jerk BBQ, Curry Goat, Oxtails, Peas and Rice, Plantain , and Curry shrimp. ...


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7/22/2009
2009 Detroit Dancehall Queen Competition and Reggae Showcase

On Friday, July 10th, Detroit’s new Dancehall Queen was crowned. Empress succeeds Selebrity, who was named Detroit Dancehall Queen in November 2004 by Reggae Gurlz Entertainment, and later won the title in Detroit’s first Dancehall Queen Competition in 2007. Empress humbly accepted the title with tears of joy and is ...


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4/13/2009
TOO MUCH DAGGERING!!

It was almost 1:30am when detroitreggae.com arrived inside Elementz gallery. Inside a modest crowd of about 130 people had already assembled. music was provided by, Roots Rock Sound, Forenzic Unit, New Horizon (Cleveland) &, Dj Crispy. DJ Wiz from Toronto was scheduled to appear, but was unable to because of ...


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3/4/2009
BIG TURNOUT FOR BOB MARLEY BASH

It was one of the largest turnout for a reggae event in Detroit. Over 500 people packed the Key Club for this spectacular event. Music was provided by Strictly Roots Movement and Killa, both played a good mix of culture and dancehall tunes to keep the people rocking. Strictly ...


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1/20/2009
ALL KIND A BOOTS INNA DE DANCE!

I was so surprised when I arrived at Victory One at around 1:30am to see so many cars parked outside. Snow had been falling all day in Detroit which made driving dangerous. Dancehall fans were not to be denied this night as almost 160 people turned out for this event. ...


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12/13/2008
NO LESBIANS ALLOWED

Portmore residents have lashed out against a lesbian club said to operating in the municipality and are adamant that they do not want any such club or activity in their community. Recently, in a local Sunday newspaper, a man placed an advertisement for girls between 18 and 30 years old to ...


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11/26/2008
Rip the Runway Judges Overruled by Dissenting Crowd

Reggae Source Magazine was in Detroit this past Saturday to bring their Rip the Runway Event along with Roots Rock promotions and Irievibesradio.com. This was an event, which included an all hot-ladies modeling and dance contest, which would help in Detroit's effort to be recognized on the dancehall reggae ...


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9/17/2008
BIG VIRGO BASHMENT

This year's Virgo Bash was one of the best. Rootsrock Sound truly put on a great bash. It was a good vibe throughout the night. Black Reaction proved why they are one of Toronto's top rated sounds. Sel. Black's kept the crowd moving and dancing throughout his set. He played ...


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9/16/2008
DOUGIE FRESH BIRTDAY BASH THE BEST EVER!

Normally this site is dedicated to reggae news and entertainment, but every now and again we like to report on non reggae related news and events. In this case it was the birthday bash held for Dougie Fresh at the Charles H Wright Museum. Detroitreggae arrived at the Museum at ...


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9/8/2008
TAURUS RILEY BUST DE PLACE

Taurus Riley one of reggae's brightest stars gave a stellar performance at the Blind Pig in Arbor. A crowd of about 150 people was treated to one of Jamaica's best. Early performances by King Jazy,, Scorpian, King Arubis & Rusty did well to set a early vibe. Duane Stevenson ...


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9/4/2008
FREE KIDS DAY AT THE PARK

Over 200 people turned out for the 9th Annual Kids day at the park. Every year it seems to get better and better and bigger and bigger. The promoters of this event Jah las Proomotions and Infinity Sounds deserve credit for hosting such a wonderful event. Kids from all over ...


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7/24/2008
KILLA DEFEATS INFINITY AT JUGGLING TO KILL

It was a hard fought battle but one sound had to prevail. This clash has to be one of the most memorable clashes in Detroit's history. It was pure excitement from start to finish. The night started out with early juggling by Underground, Rudy Mack & Roots Rock Sound. While ...


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7/24/2008
SUPPORT CARIVAL '08

Don't forget to support Carival '08. they are in desperate need for volunteers and money to help to promote a successful event. log on to www.myccco.com for more info


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5/13/2008
PUMPUM GONE MAD!!

Well if you wanted excitement you got it. Pumpum Audition was non stop excitement from start to finish. Detroitreggae.com entered the building at approximately 1am. Only about 20 or so people was inside being entertained by Rudy Mack from Forensic sound. Eventually the crowd would max out to only about ...


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5/13/2008
PUMPUM GONE WILD

Well if you wanted excitement you got it. Pumpum Audition was non stop excitement from start to finish. Detroitreggae.com entered the building at approximately 1am. Only about 20 or so people was inside being entertained by Rudy Mack from Forensic sound. Eventually the crowd would max out to only about ...


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3/3/2008
SUPER CAT TRULY THE "DON DADA"

Almost 1700 people packed inside the Atrium in Atlanta to come see two of dancehall's greatest legends,. Super Cat and Junior Reid. The evening started out with early juggling by Adoni sound with Sel. Dread at the controls. Adoni did great keeping the early vibes. A good mix of ...


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2/25/2008
HAPPY B/DAY KILLA

Killa's B/day Bash was indeed a BASH!!!. A capacity crowd of over 200 people packed Victory One for one of the most memorable reggae parties in a long time. At 1am when DRC arrived in the building it was already packed. B/Day boy Killa was on the turntables performing ...


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2/11/2008
FASHION SHOW SET TRENDS

C.C.C.O Valentine?s Fashion Extravaganza was a big success. Over 200 people filled The Lawrence University Science Auditorium for an evening of Fashion & Elegance. Joyce El-Ali, CCCO President & Co-MC opened the show with some welcoming remarks. She then turned over the show to host and Co Master of Ceremonies, ...


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2/11/2008
LOVERS ROCK CLUBHOUSE

What a night for lovers!!!. Vibes Promotion 6th Annual Pre Valentines Day Affair was a great success. Just under 200 people packed the Clubhouse for an evening filled with love, passion and great music. Music was provided by Roots Rock Sound, WD Production and Infinity Sound. All three sounds kept ...


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2/11/2008
TURBULENCE HEATS UP ANN ARBOR

On one of the coldest nights in Michigan, there was one place that was extremely hot. the Blind Pig was on fire after an explosive performance by reggae sensation, Turbulence. Just under 250 people turned out in sub zero weather to see and hear one of reggae's most dramatic entertainers.


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12/16/2007
MIGHTY CROWN WINS WORLD CLASH 2K7

On Saturday November 24th it was the main event for New York's Thanksgiving: Irish & Chin's WORLD CLASH 2007: Game Over; the Anniversary Edition. The first clash (Diamond Cup Clash) featured: Bass Odyssey; Black Kat; Sentinel and Mighty Crown. Mighty Crown was declared the 2007 World Clash Champions after a ...


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12/4/2007
EMERGENCY!!!

Hotter than hot is the only way to describe this dance. A capacity crowd of over 150 people packed into Victory One for what hast to be, the best theme dance ever in Detroit. Music was provided by Vybz Machine out of Pittsburgh and Roots Rock out of Detroit. ...


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11/1/2007
INFINITY SAVES THE DAY

Just wanted to say thanks to Infinity for the wonderful job they did at the "Best of Both Worlds" Unfortunately, Blak Kat was not available, because of a flight delay. I expected most people who came to leave because Panta was not there, but Infinity gave such a good vibe ...


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11/1/2007
KILLAFACE DEFEATS BLACK KAT

Wow! What a dance. words can't begin to express my feelings. First of all thanks to all that attended, without you this could have never been a success. PT1 Clubhouse. Detroitreggae arrived at the clubhouse at approximately midnight. A capacity crowd of over 200 had already filled ...


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9/12/2007
BACK TO SCHOOL PICNIC A BLAST

Infinity's Back To School Annual Picnic was by all accounts a big success. Over 500 people turned out to Rouge Park for a day of fun and relaxation. This event is given each year as a way to show support for the young children of Detroit. Parents of all nationalities ...


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9/12/2007
DANCERS "DROP DEAD" AT VIRGO BASH

Detroitreggae.com arrived at The Clubhouse at approximately midnight. Inside a capacity crowd of about 150 had already gathered. Entertainment was provided by Little Thunder Sound out of Montreal & Roots Rock out of Detroit. Dancers included, Queen Sheba & Lady Splitz from Montreal, Detroit?s Dancehall Queen ? Selebrity. ...


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8/2/2007
Selebrity Speaks Out!

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7/30/2007
Boat Ride Biggest Ever

Boy dem damn Trinidadians and Panamanians sure know how to party! Caribbean Cruise 2007 was a blast. The annual event brought to you by Universal Xpression saw for the first time a capacity crowd of 263 people. Just a few people shy of the boat\'s capacity. We all knew ...


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5/1/2007
JUST A MONTH AWAY!!! - THE OFFICIAL DETROIT DANCEHALL QUEEN COMPETITION

After years of anticipation, Detroit will finally host its first official Dancehall Queen Competition & Reggae Showcase on Saturday, June 2nd at the Magic Stick, located on 4120 Woodward Ave. This will be one of the biggest reggae shows in Detroit headlining all local talent. The dancehall queen and the ...


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4/27/2007
SELEBRITY RETURNS TO THE DANCEHALL

Yardie Yankie link-Up - the long awaited dancehall xtravaganza of the year went off with a bang. The over 150 people in attendance got their moneys' worth. Roots Rock with ace selector Jello and Infinity with veteran selector Paul provided the music. Both played exceptionally well. Infinity's mix of ...


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4/23/2007
FANTAN MOJAH TELLS FAN TO SHUT-UP!!

One of the biggest reggae shows to hit Detroit finally came. The Higher Meditation and Living Fire Tour featured Fantan Mojan, Chuck Fender, Natural Black (who was unable to make it) and Anthony B. The show started at around 12 midnight, late by Detroit Standards. Opening acts included Rusty, ...


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4/23/2007
RE-INTRODUCING ZUMA REVOLUTION

Zuma Revolution Showcase Date: Saturday, March 24, 2007 Promoters: Zuma Hifi Music by: Zuma Revolution Selectas: Mixology Sound with Dj Yo Yo Venue: Blind Pig, Ann Arbor Adm.: $10.00 doors open at 9:30pm RGE entered the Blind Pig around 10:30 to Dj Yo Yo of Mixology Entertaining a crowd of about 20 people on the ...


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4/20/2007
CARLENE NAH WORRY BOUT A TING

Television personality Carlene Smith, formerly known as Carlene the Dancehall Queen, believes that the high intensity media glare on the relationship between dancehall celebrity couple Beenie Man and D?Angel is unhealthy for the long-term survival of their marriage. Carlene, who is the host of the popular show, ?Our Voices? on CVM ...


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4/16/2007
BASSODYSSEY WINS UK CUP, BUT SKYJUICE VENDOR THE BEST IN UK

Usually I would start out by telling you all about the dance, what happened etc., but instead I wish to begin by telling you a little about my adventures in Brixton, England. I arrived in London on Sat. April 14th. Since it was early in the afternoon I went to ...


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3/15/2007
GO FUGI, IT\'S YOUR BIRTHDAY!!!

Fuji, Derick & Eric Pisces & Aries B-Day Bash Friday March 9, 2007 Venue: Dirty?s Lounge, Windsor, Ont. Sounds: Soul II Soul, Grandmaster Rosa, Black Lion Promoter: Fuji 1 Promotions Adm: $10 RGE traversed across the border to pay respects to the number one promoter in Windsor, Fuji One, for his birthday bashment. Upon entering ...


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2/16/2007
For the Love of Vybz!!!

5th Annual Pre-Valentine?s Day Celebration Date: Saturday, February 10, 2007 Promoters: Vibez Promotion Special Guest Djs: Vybzmachine Selectas: Roots Rock Venue: Club House Tavern (Inside the Fisher Bldg.) Love is in the air??Love is everywhere??Oh so much love was shown for Vibez Promotions this past weekend for the Pre-Valentine?s Day Celebration. The most favorable ...


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2/6/2007
BABY CHAM SETS WINDSOR A BLAZE

It was 12am when detroitreggae.com arrived inside Dirty's Lounge in Windsor. Just under 200 people had gathered to see and hear one of dancehalls most prolific DJ's, Baby Cham. Infinity, Detroit's champion Dj's were at the controls keeping the early vibes. Ace selector Paul and newly acquired DJ Rudy Mack ...


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1/8/2007
KILLAFACE GIVES BETTER VIBES THAN MATTERHORN

For the first time in Detroit\'s reggae history Newyear\'s Eve saw two of the industry\'s biggest sound sytems. In Windsor, Tony Matterhorn & Detroit, Killaface Sound. I arrived at Trenchtown at approximately 12:30am. Inside only 20 or so people had gathered. Killaface, however, was playing as if there were 300. ...


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12/24/2006
MIGHTY CROWN INVADES CHICAGO

John Promotion & Barney from Stonelove held a pre Christmas bash featuring, Mighty Crown, The Far East Rulerz. It was almost 1:30am when I arrived inside the Taste Club on Chicago\'s South side. Inside a little over 350 people had assembled to hear our friends from Japan. ...


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12/19/2006
GEORGE STRAIGHT TURNS 50!!

Detroitreggae.com arrived at Victory One Social Club at approximately 1am. Inside an early crowd of about 20 to 30 people were already assembled grooving to the early warm of Infinity Sound with ace selector Kirk at the control. Roots Rock Sound took the controls at approximately 1:45am. Ace selector ...


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12/14/2006
Stonelove: 80?s ? 90?s Dance

Date: Friday, December 1, 2006 Venue: Victory One Social Club Promoter: New World Sounds: King Harmony, and Ferenzic Sound-Early Juggling Main Event: Rory of Stonelove Adm.: $15, $10 before 12 One would think all of the ?old heads? would have shown up for the 80?s ? 90?s dance featuring the legendary Rory of the Immortal Stonelove. ...


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12/12/2006
MIGHTY CROWN GIVE IT TO THE GIRLS, BUT RUDEBOY'S...

Detroitreggae.com arrived at Dirty\'s Lounge in Windsor at approximatey 1am. Adm. for the dance was $10.00. Infinity started the night with a good mix of oldies, hiphop and foundation tunes. This was the proper mix to get the crowd ready for the Far East Ruler\'s, Mighty Crown. Mighty Crown ...


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11/2/2006
Metro Media & Skyjuice

Metro Media & Skyjuice Date: Friday, October 13, 2006 Venue: Dirty Lounge, Windsor, ONT Promoter: Fuji One Promotions Sounds: Nemesis and Roots Rock Adm.: $10 Fuji One Promotions brought back to Windsor one of Jamaica?s top-ranking sounds Metro Media with front man Big Belly Skyjuice. This veteran sound has been around since the 1980?s and still ...


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10/30/2006
Catch a Soca Fire

Soca Steel Jam October 19, 2006 Venue: Steel Night Club & Lounge, Detroit, MI Promotor: Kay Promotions Sound: Mixology with Selecta Yo Yo Tickets: $5 in advance $10 @ the door Wave ya hands up in di air!!! Wave ya flag up in di air!!! Jump up Jump up!!! Bwoy, finally, a purely Soca event hosted ...


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10/10/2006
BASSODYSSEY KILLS BLACK KAT TO TAKE WORLD CLASH TROPHY

Detroitreggae.com arrived at World Clash 2k6 at approximately 12:30am. Outside The Elite Ark in Brooklyn, were 100's of die hard dancehall fans lined up waiting for their chance to witness dancehall's premier entertainment event. Inside they were almost 2000 people jamming and grooving to the early juggling of one ...


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9/30/2006
Buju Banton-It's Too Bad

WSG Assassin & New Kidz September 12, 2006 Venue: Blind Pig, Ann Arbor, MI Other Acts: Killowat, Arubis Promotors: Zuma HiFi and One Root Sound Sound: Infinity Sounds Tickets: $30.00 Buju Banton?s Too Bad Tour came to Ann Arbor. Opening the show was Kilowatt and King Arubis who started the evening off with great vibes. The first ...


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9/11/2006
WORLD CLASH 2K6

WORLD CLASH BROOKLYN 2006 ?NO TITLE - NO ENTRY? That?s right, you heard correctly. World Clash 2006 ?NO TITLE? NO ENTRY!? is set for Saturday, October 7, 2006 in BROOKLYN at the Elite Ark. As the world?s largest sound clash, World Clash has a reputation to live up to. So, we are ...


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9/6/2006
World Domination of Dancehall Devastation

World Domination Sounds: Souljah 1 & KillaFace Early Juggling: Ferenzic Sound Sounds provided by: King Harmony Venue: WIAA Promotor: Detroitreggae.com Special Guests: Destiny, Simone, and George Straight People mildly packed the WIAA on Labor Day Weekend to see Killa Face, dubbed as the Midwest Ruler, and Souljah 1 Sound straight from Bermuda. These two sounds, although not ...


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8/22/2006
DANCEHALL DIVA CECILE

The Dancehall Diva Cecile paid Detroit a visit for The International Caribbean Festival. This was her first visit to Detroit (as Cecile recalls) and was shocked by how cold it was in the Motor City. Ending the entertainment for the Friday night?s Ms. Carival pageant, Cecile ripped it up for ...


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8/20/2006
TONY REBEL DELIVERS GREAT PERFORMANCE AT HART PLAZA

Tony Rebel one of reggae?s most dynamic performers delivered on his earlier promise to give Detroit a great performance. A crowd of just under 300 watched as Tony Rebel gave his heart and soul with soul reaching conscious reggae vibes. With hits like ?To much soo soo me caan ...


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8/3/2006
XLCR HIGH SCHOOL REUNION

What joy it brings whenever I think about the years spent at Excelsior High School in Jamaica. I remember it like it was yesterday, my first day in 1st form, Sept. 3 1978. I had on my brand new Khaki uniform, new shoes and my XlCR badge on my front ...


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8/2/2006
NO LIVE D.N.A. ON BOAT CRUISE, BUT CRUISE A BASH

Whenever Universal Xpression puts on a boat ride, its definitely a joyous ride. That was the theme at this year\'s ride all 200+ people on the cruise surely had the time of their lives. We set sail at approximately 3:15pm. Should have left at 3pm but you know how some ...


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7/19/2006
45 Shoot out-The opinion

Now I'm @ home relaxed and calm. After reading the article. I have mixed feelings about what happened Saturday night. First of all, I totally came expecting oh so much more than what I got. Reminiscing about the 97 clash for the past month. I just expected too damn much. ...


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7/17/2006
ROOTS ROCK KILLS XTREME FOR 45 CROWN

It was the night everyone was waiting for the battle between all of Detroit\\\'s sound systems (or so we thought). What was billed as a clash between 13 local area sound sytems eventually became a clash between 4 sounds, Xtreme, Conquerus, Roots Rock & Untouchable. I\\\'ll discuss why so many ...


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7/12/2006
LADY SAW & BEENIE MAN DELIGHTS DETROIT CROWD

This has to be one of the biggest reggae shows to hit Detroit. Inside the Royal Oak Music Theatre reggae fans from all over Michigan , Windsor & Toledo came out to see and hear two of the biggest names in reggae today. Doors opened at 6pm but it was ...


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7/12/2006
DING DONG RIPS CHICAGO

One of the most anticipated dances scame to the Windy City featuring none other than Ding Dong-Bad Man forward Bad man Pull-Up. Music was provided by Fireworks Movement, Deangelo King, Class One, Intrigue Sound from NewYork and our own Infinity Sound. Attendance was low for a Chicago Dance event only ...


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6/5/2006
VYBZ BRINGS GOOD VIBE TO THE

It was a good turn-out inside the Clubhouse to welcome Pittsburgh\'s hottest sound,Vybz Machine. It was the Vybz's first time to the "D" and judging by the way they played it won\'t be the last. Vybz Machine started out well with a solid round of cultural and foundation tunes. Dub ...


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5/5/2006
PHANTOM BRINGS REGGAE TO A NEW LIGHT IN DETROIT WITH ?OVA THE YEARS?

PHANTOM BRINGS REGGAE TO A NEW LIGHT IN DETROIT WITH ?OVA THE YEARS? By Reggae Gurlz Entertainment Local music artist, Phantom, is bringing some rejuvenation to Detroit local dancehall scene with his new album Ova the Years. DJ Phantom has been in the business for a number of years and the ...


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5/4/2006
Fire Links Sets Chicago on Fire

Fashion Ova Style/ Red Carpet Affair Sounds: Fire Links, Fireworks, Class One, One Blood Promoter: Jam Down Date: Saturday, April 29, 2006 Venue: East of Ryan, Chicago, IL MAYDAYDAYDAYDAYDAYDAYDAY!!!! One of the hottest djs out of Jamaica, Fire Links came to Chicago with his unique style. Best known for Jamaica’s Hot Mondays, creating riddims like ...


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4/12/2006
BASSODESSEY KILLS SOUND TROOPER TO TAKE UK CUP

"London cold a mek mi tell you say London cold, Jamaica nice, Jamaica nice." True words spoken by the great Yellowman. Well, it was cold in London, but other than that everything was perfect. As part of my quest to increase the scope of events on detroitreggae.com headline news. I ...


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3/27/2006
KILLAFACE DEFEATS SHASHAMANE AT DANCE OR DIE

Well if you wanted a bash you got it. Dance or Die lived up if not exceeded all expectations. From the moment Killa Face & Shashamane touched the turntables it was non stop excitement. On hand representing Detroit was our own George Strait & The Hotta Flexx Crew, Detroit\'s Dancehall ...


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3/23/2006
NO BABY CHAM BUT LEXXUS MASH UP DI PLACE

This years Sports Weekend Extravaganza was somewhat of a rarety. There were two major acts at two different venues one representing HipHop and the other representing reggae. Baby Cham was to be at one venue while Def Jam recording Artist 112 was at another. By all accounts ...


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3/17/2006
ANTHONY B ROCKS ANN ARBOR

A diverse crowd of fans were in attendance for the Anthony B and Soul Majestic show at the Blind Pig. Many traveled as far away as Traverse City and Kalamazoo to take in the original fireman. All in all I counted over 25 people who made a trip of over 100 ...


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3/4/2006
Jamaican wins Medal @ Olympic Games

Jamaica Bobsled Monday, February 20, 2006 A former Jamaican bobsledder is now an Olympic medallist. Lascelles Brown, who pushed sleds for Jamaica from 1999 until 2004, has helped Canada win a silver medal, in two-man bobsledding at the winter games in Turin. Brown became a Canadian citizen last month and earned ...


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3/4/2006
MORGAN HERITAGE DELIVERS GRAND PERFORMANCE

It was 11.30pm when one of reggae\'s best entered the stage. Morgan Heritage one of reggae\'s most profolic and energetic acts deliverd a performance that lasted over an hour and a half. Although attendance was low, just under a hundred people, Morgan Heritage gave it all they had. Some of ...


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2/9/2006
'Junior Gong' Scores Grammy Double

Marley son takes Best Reggae Album, Best Urban/ Alternative Performance in R&B category. Jamaican reggae luminaries Third World, Burning Spear, Sean Paul and Shaggy were the other nominees in the Best Reggae Album category this year. Read more in National News.


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2/8/2006
RORY ENTERTAINS CROWD AT CLUBHOUSE

Whenever Stonelove comes to town you can expect the best in musical entertainment. That was the case at The Clubhouse (No longer Clubhouse Tavern) on Sunday Feb. 5th. Stonelove was in town as part of the Super Bowl festivities in Detroit. Ace seletor Rory was at the controls. He performed ...


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2/8/2006
WARRIOR KING ROCKS ANN ARBOR

Just under 200 patrons were on hand to hear reggae\'s newest ambassador Warrior King. His highly anticipated performance was a treat for reggae lovers from all over Michigan. His performance lasted well over an hour. Those on hand truly enjoyed his rendition of \"Virtous Woman\" his Mega hit ...


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2/3/2006
Mobay on a Roll! Jamaica's Greatest and the world's best promised for Red Stripe Reggae Sumfest.

"We have the unique combination of all the right elements to deliver a high-octane event; the greatest artists in Jamaican music, the biggest charting acts in the world, Montego Bay is indisputably the Caribbean's number one music festival destination..." Read more in National News


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1/20/2006
Remembering Gerald 'Bogle' Levy

"Gerald "Bogle" Levy, a leading dancehall choreographer......" The above snippet, taken from one of many headlines that circulated internationally one year ago, underscores the impact of the late Bogle, who will be remembered later today, on the anniversary of his death. Read more in National News


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1/17/2006
FUJI SCORES BIG @ INVASION USA

2006 started out with a bang. Invasion USA featuring Canada\'s Black Reaction Soul Controllers & Soca Sweetness lived up to everyone\'s expectation. Detroitreggae.com arrived at the WIAA Hall at approximately 12am. Inside a capacity crowd of 250 people was already enjoying good old fashion reggae music. There was a strong ...


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12/25/2005
KARTEL GETS MARRIED

A thug can fall in love, too. Don't believe it? Just ask deejay Vybz Kartel, who tied the knot today in a 'shotgun wedding' of sorts that shocked legions of his faithful fans. In an exclusive interview with YARDFLEX.COM, he revealed that he popped the question to the love-of-his-life last week. "Last ...


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12/20/2005
BEENIE MAN CAPLETON & SANCHEZ DVD AVAILABLE NOW!!!

The long awaited DVD featuring Beenie Man * Capleton & Sanchez is now available for immediate delivery This is a 2 DVD set $10 for one or $15 for 2 call 313-942-5952 or email leslieheron@sbcglobal.net or send a check or money order to NewWorld Graphics 17200 W. 10 Mile Rd. ...


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12/16/2005
All Caribbean Nations should Unite behind Trinidad's Soccer Team

Trinidad and Tobago called a national holiday following their soccer teams win over Bahrain to make into the final 32 teams to contest the World Cup finals in Germany next summer. Only the 3rd Caribbean country to reach the finals, after Haiti and Jamaica, T & Ts team known as ...


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11/27/2005
Good Thanksgiving Vibe @ Trenchtown

It was Trenchtown's 5th Annual Thanks Giving Weekend Bash featuring none other than The Mighty KillaFace Sound. Approximately 100 people were in attendance. Early juggling was provided by Strictly Roots Music, Strictly Roots did well to keep an early vibe and at about 3:15am The Midwest Ruler took control and ...


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10/31/2005
ACE DJ BABY WAYNE IS DEAD

Baby Wayne Dead BY FABIAN LEDGISTER, Staff Reporter WAYNE PARKINSON, A.K.A. Baby Wayne died at the Kingston Public Hospital, at approximately 11:30 am yesterday morning from complications of pneumonia. Parkinson was admitted to hospital 16 days prior to his death, for complaints of chest pains. "Mi tell him after mi ...


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10/31/2005
Shaggy CD Available in Stores Now

Luck is always a fine thing in entertainment and in life, but SHAGGY knows better than almost anyone that you make your own luck. ?You don?t get by on luck this many times,? he says from his Long Island, New York studio, in the process of finalizing his Geffen debut ...


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10/27/2005
BeenieMan/Sanchez & Capleton DVD Available Soon

If you missed The performance of Beenie Man * Capleton & Sanchez here in Detroit now is your chance to see them on DVD. Order your copies today. Email to leslie heron@sbcglobal.net


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10/26/2005
PHANTOM-A DETROIT REGGAE ALL STAR

Live Action Reggae Concert featuring Phantom October 15, 2005 Guest Sounds: Infinity & C.U.S.S. Elite Djs Roots Rock & WD Special Guest Performers: Tuffaz (The singing Sensation) & Martina (Rising Star of R&B) Special Guest Dancers: George Straight and Detroit Dancehall Queen Selebrity Promoter: Spector Entertainment Venue: The Club House Tavern, Detroit, MI Adm: $10.00 The Detroit ...


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10/22/2005
Shaggy's New CD Hotter than Ever

Check out Shaggy's new CD-This Cd is hotter than ever a must have for reggae dancehall fans,


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10/21/2005
BEENIE MAN MASH UP DI PLACE

It was 10pm when detroitreggae.com arrived at the Blind Pig in Ann Arbor. Inside, over 350 reggae dancehall fans from all over Michigan assembled to hear the King of the Dancehall, Beenie Man. The show was hosted by O.C. Roberts. Early juggling was provided by Roots Rock Sound who did ...


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10/18/2005
Tempo Rises to the Occasion

While Tropical Storm Wilma lashed the island with torrential rains, a few determined Jamaicans braved the weather, and were justly rewarded with a star-studded stage show at Tempo's Caribbean Rising II. Read more in National News...


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10/16/2005
Bogle's Murderer Arrested

Man charged with Bogle's murder- RJN News Monday, October 03, 2005 Following months of intensive investigation, the police have finally charged someone for the January 20 murder of entertainer Gerald "Bogle" Levy and a member of his entourage. Twenty-two year old Ricardo Palmer otherwise called "Triston Palmer", has been charged ...


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10/10/2005
SANCHEZ ROCKS DETROIT

Detroitreggae.com arrived at the Majestic Theater at 10pm. Inside a light crowd of approximately 75 people were gathered. Billy The Kid from Zuma HIFI and Harmony Sound were given the task of providing the early juggling. Billy was on more of a cultural note as most of his segment ...


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10/10/2005
SENTINEL WINS WORLD CLASH

It was almost 3am when detroitreggae.com and members of the 30 Sometin Crew arrived at the Elite Ark Night Club in Brooklyn, NewYork. Our arrival was delayed because of the turbulent weather in the NewYork area, in fact the Pilot aborted landing twice on approach to Laguada and we in ...


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10/3/2005
MR. VEGAS ? Singjay Brings a Different Vibe to Detroit

Mr. Vegas Date: Saturday, October 1, 2005 Promoter: Emagine Entertainment, Destiny Entertainment, & Platinum Marketing Group Venue: Club Bleu Adm: $20.00 As RGE rushed into Club Bleu around 10:30 P.M. (I don?t know why I thought we were late ? it was a reggae show), we knew we were in for a ?special? evening. ...


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9/30/2005
The Game Heads to Jamaica

As MTV kicks off its new Caribbean channel, Tempo. Read more in National News...


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9/29/2005
TWINS OF TWINS SETTING NEW HEIGHTS

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9/28/2005
Suzanne Ferguson-Jah Cure's Rape Victim Speaks out

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9/24/2005
FIRE CREWS IN INDIANA BATTLING FIRE CAUSED BY CAPLETON

It was almost 10.30pm when Detroitreggae.com arrived at the Blue Inn Club in Bloomington, Indiana. Approximately 185 people were on hand to see the "Fireman's" performance. Early juggling was provided by a local sound. I must admit that I was dissapointed by the way the sound played, hardly any tunes ...


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9/22/2005
CAPLETON SET ANN ARBOR ON FIRE

It was an electric atmosphere inside the Blind Pig in Ann Arbor as hundreds came out to witness the man commonly reffered to as the \\\"Fireman.\\\" Approximately 300 people were packed inside the Blind Pig in AnnArbor. Opening acts included King Jazzy & King Arubis both did a wonderful ...


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9/22/2005
World Clash Sat. Oct. 8th 2005

Three International Sounds have just been added to Irish and Chin's World Clash! The action packed line-up just got bigger ---- it now consists of Black Kat (Jamaica), Bass Odyssey (Jamaica), Mighty Crown (Japan), Sentinel (Germany), Desert Storm (Canada) and Immortal (United Kingdom). Read more in National News


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9/13/2005
Second Saturday Comes to an End

2nd Saturdays Reggae Overloaded - Bob Marley Wear Date: Saturday, September 10, 2005 Promoter: Infinity Sounds & Spector Entertainment Sound: Swacky from Class One Sound fr. Chicago, Infinity Sounds Venue: WIAA Hall Adm: $5.00 B4 Midnight or with Bob Marley Wear, $10 after Midnight As the summer draws to an end and with Paul?s imminent retirement ...


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8/28/2005
GOOD VIBES AT JERSEY & JEANS WEAR, CHICAGO

It was almost 11pm when Detroitreggae.com arrived at the the Taste Night Club. Inside there were only about 20 people, but you know how late Jamaicans come out. However, the dance never got packed as only about 120 people came out. I found this quite unusual because Chicago usually has ...


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8/18/2005
STONELOVE HOT LIKE FIRE!!!

Stonelove Date: Friday, August 12, 2005 Promoter: Detroitreggae.com & John Promotions Selectas: Richie Feelings of Stonelove, Phantom of Love Passion Venue: WIAA Hall Adm: $15.00 Detroit turned out once again in massive groves to come see the Immortal Stonelove and Richie Feelings first appearance in the city. RGE arrived at the WIAA Hall about ...


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8/8/2005
Patrons choose their queen!!!!

THE JUDGES' DECISION was not final in the case of the 2005 staging of Red Label International Dancehall Queen Competition at Pier One, Montego Bay on Saturday night, July 30, 2005. Dancehall queen Shanique Taylor accepts her cash prize from Byron McIntyre, a branch manager with Red Label Wine, a Montego ...


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7/25/2005
Veteran DJ Johnny Ringo is Dead

47 year old Johnny Ringo, who had been battling cocaine addiction for quite sometime, died at his home at about 6pm on Friday July 1st, from complicated illnesses. The entainer was popularly known for his intelligent pronounications and was described as having similar dj styles to that of the great ...


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7/12/2005
Chicago's Dancehall Queen Candie Wins Midwest Competition

Detroitreggae.com was on hand for the 1st Annual Midwest Dancehall Queen Competition held at the Taste Night Club in Chicago. We arrived at approximately 1:00am. At first, there was a light crowd, but by 2:30am the crowd grew to about 350. This was the first ever Dancehall Queen competition to ...


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7/6/2005
NUFF VIBES @ REGGAE SUMFEST

What could anyone else ask for a hot summer day, lake side view and wonderful sound of reggae filling the air among other things (if you know what I mean). Well that was the scene at the 2005 Reggae Sumfest Concert. It featured Detroit's own Roots Vibration, Kevin Little, Jimmy ...


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7/5/2005
ROOTS ROCK INVADES PITTSBURG

One of Detroit's most versatile sound systems, Roots Rock journeyed down to Pittsburg for a Midwest Dancehall Xtravaganza. Along with Roots Rock were, New Horizon from Cleveland & Vybz Machine from Pittsburg. The dance went well, a capacity crowd was on hand to witness three of the Midwest most prolific ...


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6/24/2005
NEW! MESSAGE BOARD - LOG ON!

Looking for a way to tell people what you thought about the last party you went to? Want to see if others agree on who you feel is the best sound system in Detroit? Want to voice your concerns about the community? Do you ever feel like chatting ...


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6/14/2005
BLACK & WHITE AFFAIR = PURE VIBES

2nd Second Saturdays is becoming bigger and better with each passing month. RGE arrived at about 1:30 am for what was about to be an evening packed with some wicked juggling and a crowd of people who came out to dance and enjoy themselves. The theme was black & white ...


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6/9/2005
6000 Jamaican Cops to attend Vigil

Monday, May 09, 2005 In Jamaica, Up to 6,000 police officers were expected to turn up at the Elletson Road sporting ground in Kingston, to mourn their three colleagues who were killed by rampaging gunmen last week. The police federation organized the event and will use it as an opportunity to ...


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6/9/2005
MOTOR BIKES COMMONLY USED IN JAMAICAN MURDERS

Wednesday, May 25, 2005 Jamaicas Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mark Shields is concerned about the increasing use of high-performance motorcycles in several brazen murders, including the killings of at least two police officers. Shields is urging cops to get tough on riders who break any aspect of the law. Convinced that many ...


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6/9/2005
Luciano Rocks Ann Arbor

It was a capacity crowd of almost 300 people who came out Wednesday Night to hear the man they call "The Messenger". Universal Xpression opened the show, they went into a medley of their hits which was just what the crowd needed for an early vibe. Early performances from King ...


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6/6/2005
iJAM! iTunes exec tells Buju Banton to take a hike

A top music industry exec at iTunes has been slammed after declaring he wanted nothing to do with Jamaican artists. Read more in NATIONAL NEWS


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6/3/2005
KILLAFACE SOUND WINS RUMBLE IN THE MIDWEST

It was a long fought battle but the Ruler from the Midwest came out victorious. Killaface Sound with sel. Wickedface defeated Triple X to Claim the Rumble in the Midwest Trophy. First, I would like to thank everyone who came out to the Rumble. Without you this event would not ...


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5/14/2005
ANNUAL SOURCE NEWS AWARDS

Neighbor, It's that time of the year again... when the Detroit Caribbean Community shows to the world, its "Best and Brightest;" people who have dedicated their time, talents and serivces to the well-being of their community. This year 15 worthy persons will receive awards, recognitions and other acolades from SOURCENews, The ...


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5/9/2005
Mothers Celebrate at ClubHouse Tavern

Event: Pre Mother's Day Jam Date: Sat. May 7th Loc. Clubhouse Tavern It was almost midnight when Detroitreggae.com arrived at the Cluhouse Tavern. Inside patrons were dancing to a variety of reggae, soca & hiphop. About a 100 or so people came out to celebrate Mothers from all over. Music was provided ...


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5/6/2005
Dancehall Fashion from Detroit

Dancehall Fashion from Detroit? Introducing Christina Christie The night was called ?A Tribute to Detroit.? The event was the convergence of three different forms of expression: art, fashion and music. The location was the Red Apple Gallery, located off East Jefferson; known for their dedication to upcoming artists in ...


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5/2/2005
Mighty Crown Wins UK CUP

Thousands of British clash fans were in attendance for the Reggae Girls? 5th Annual World Clash, dubbed the ?UK Cup Clash? in London, England on Saturday, April 16. Patrons flocked to the ever-so-popular Stratford Rex as early as 9:00 pm hoping to secure a spot in the front row. V ...


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5/2/2005
Bassodyssey wins Jamaica World Clash

Death Before Dishonor a Huge Success; Bass Odyssey Seizes the Title Death Before Dishonor ?Jamaica?s World Clash? attracted a massive crowd of nearly 6,000 people to Pier One on Easter Monday, March 28, 2005. As early as 8:00 pm, patrons lined up to enter the highly anticipated clash of premiere sound ...


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4/19/2005
Nuff vibes at Elephant Show in Detroit

Event: Elephant Man (Over Di Wall Tour) Date: Fri. April 15, 2005 Promoters: Xtreme & New Stem Adm. $30.00 adv. $35.00 at the Door Detroitreggae.com arrived at the Ramada Inn at approximately 7.30pm. It was our responsibility to get the show organized and on the way. The show got started at approximately 11pm. Attendance ...


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4/18/2005
KILLAFACE MASH UP AFTER PARTY

Event: Elephant Man After Party Promoters: Xtreme & NewStem Promotions Adm. $10.00 It was almost 2.30am when detroitreggae.com arrived at the Cottilion Club. Inside were about a 100 people, most of which were at the Elephant show. Music was provided by Roots Rock, King Harmony & special guest from Milwaukee - Killa Face. ...


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4/18/2005
Elephant Man in Chicago

Event: Elephant Man (The Over Di Wall Tour) Date: Sat. April 16th Promoters: TRC Adm. $35adv. $40.00 at the door. Detroitreggae.com went to to Chicago to see the second leg of Elephant Man's Midwest tour. About 1500 people were in attendance a dramatic increase from the night before in Detroit. Performing live were Junior ...


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4/13/2005
HAS DETROIT ARRIVED? Up to di times at the Military Affair

2nd Saturdays Reggae Overloaded Military Wear Date: Saturday, April 9, 2005 Promoter: Infinity Sounds & Spector Entertainment Sound: Infinity Sounds, Eruption/ Pentium Sound fr. Windsor Venue: WIAA Hall Adm: $5.00 B4 Midnight or with Military Attire, $10 after Midnight A dimly lit hall with an aroma of cigarettes mixed with ganja smoke. The heavy bass vibrating ...


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4/7/2005
SIZZLA DETAINED FOR WEAPONS POSSESSION

Reggae Star Sizzla Kalonji, was on Monday evening released from police custody after being held for four days by Operation Kingfish. Sizzla was taken into custody after police and soldiers searched the tenement of Judgement Yard in August Town and recovered 13 highpowered weapons, several rounds of ammunition and other ...


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3/27/2005
WAR BREAKS OUT AT VICTORY ONE

Event: Willie Bounce Date: Sat. Mar. 26, 2005 Promoter: Sharon Adm. $10.00 Sounds: Infinity, Killa & Untouchable It was almost 2:30am when detroitreggae.com arrived at the Victory One Social Club. They were about a hundred people in attendance. Just want to say big up to George Strait, the Reggagegurlz, Selebrity (Detroit Dancehall Queen), Xtreme Sound, ...


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3/23/2005
Windsor Sports Weekend The Best Ever!!!

Event: Windsor Sports Weekend Date: Sat. Mar 19, 2005 Adm: $20-$25.00 Promoters: Caricom & Fuji One Promotions Detroitreggae.com arrived at the Wheels Skating Rink at approximately 11pm. There was already a line outside and a capacity crowd inside. (A promoters dream). Soca Monarch was doing the early juggling, they were playing Hip-hop, a liitle ...


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3/23/2005
DANCEHALL QUEENS GONE WILD!

About 250 or so people packed the Chrysler Theatre for the Windsor Sports weekend Fashion and Culture that included the first ever Sportsweekend Dancehall Queen Competition. Dancehall Queens traveled near and far to show of their show stopping moves. The participants were Queeny and Pocahontas from Toronto, Queen Sheba from ...


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3/22/2005
Crowd Walks out on Xtreme at Stone Love Bash in Chicago

Event: Doctor & Nurses feat. StoneLove Where: Taste Night Club, Chicago, IL Adm. $20.00 Promoter: John Promotions Reporter: Mike Saunders, Reggae Ambassador By all the Doctor and Nurses uniform, one would easily had thought you were at the emergency ward at Chicago Receiving Hospital. A capacity crowd of over 600 people packed inside the Taste ...


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3/17/2005
Death B4 Dishonor 5 tops Easter Weekend in Jamaica

Detroitreggae.com will be live at Death B4 Dishonor, in Montego Bay Jamaica log on to detroitreggae.com for live up to the minute reports the night of the clash. See more details below. The thrill is on, as leading sound systems will battle for the ultimate bragging rights on Easter Monday in ...


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3/15/2005
2ND SATURDAYS OFF TO A SUPER START

2nd Saturdays Reggae Overloaded Construction Wear Date: Saturday, March 12, 2005 Promoter: Infinity Sounds & Spector Entertainment Sound: Infinity Sounds, Pentium fr. Windsor Venue: WIAA Hall Adm: $10.00 Bwoy it seem sa only di hard working people did come out fi dis ya dance! Construction wear was the theme for the first event of the new monthly events, ...


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3/8/2005
DANCEHALL QUEENS TAKE OVER WINDSOR SPORTS WEEKEND

DON?T MISS WHAT?S CAUSING ALL THE BUZZ ON DETROITREGGAE.COM, CHICAGOREGGAE.COM, AND MONTREALDANCEHALL.COM?S MESSAGE BOARDS AND GUEST BOOKS. Caricom & Fuji One in association with Reggae Gurlz Entertainment Presents First Ever Windsor Sports Weekend Dancehall Competition Takes place during the Official Culture and Fashion Show


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3/1/2005
Windsor Sports Weekend

Well it\'s here again Windsor\'s Official Sports weekend. This years events are packed with even more excitement . We here at detroitreggae.com ask that everyone try to attend this dynamic event. Below is the list of events for Sports Weekend. Starting Thursday March 17 - Sun March 20 Thursday March ...


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2/23/2005
Bob Marley Birthday Celebration

Saturday, Februay 19, 2005 Music by Universal Xpression Sounds by Roots Rock & WD Clubhouse Tavern, Fisher Bldg. 2005 marks the year of Robert Nesta Marley?s 60th birthday, and Detroit came out to celebrate his life and musical gifts at the Clubhouse Tavern. Universal Xpression played a rhythmic assortment of Marley tunes as ...


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2/21/2005
BEENIE FRAMED?

Deejay sings of innocence BEENIE MAN HAS cried on television and pleaded his innocence in many interviews but still many persons do not believe that he was not involved in Bogle's death. So the deejay has resorted to one other thing he is now singing about it. His most recent ...


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2/20/2005
Elephant Man

The boisterous DJ Elephant Man (aka Energy God) was born O'Neil Bryan in 1974. Overly large ears as a child earned him the nickname "Dumbo Elephant" from his classmates in the Seaview Gardens area of Kingston, Jamaica. Shabba Ranks and Bounty Killer were Seaview residents at the time, and with ...


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2/15/2005
LOVE IS IN THE AIR!!!!

C.U.S.S. 3rd Annual Valentine?s Day Dance Date: Saturday, February 12, 2005 Promoter: Roots Rock Sound, and C.U.S.S. Sound: Roots Rock, Wax Tax n Dre, WD Venue: Clubhouse Tavern, Fisher Bldg. Adm: $10 in adv., $15 at the door Cupid only knows if love was in the air, but vibes certainly were at the 3rd Annual ...


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2/14/2005
CAVALIERS SOCCER TEAM DOING BIG THINGS IN THE COMMUNITY

February 2005 Cavaliers Banquet Family, Friendship, and Fellowship through Soccer was the theme of this well organized Cavaliers event. RGE walked into the VFW hall in Southfield, where we were greeted with smiles and friendly faces during the networking portion of this event. As the night progressed, the guests were welcomed to ...


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2/14/2005
Toots Wins Grammy!

Toots Hibbert, the recording artiste credited with naming reggae, Jamaica's most famous music form, has won the reggae Grammy at the 47th Annual Awards for his 2004 release, True Love. Read more in National News.


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2/13/2005
Kartel & Merciless Mash Up Chicago

detroitreggae.com decided to travel to the windy city to cover what would be one of the biggest shows to hit Chicago in a long time. Detroitreggae.com arrived at the Taste Night Club at around 11:30pm. By dancehall standards this was quite early, but I wanted to catch a glimpse of ...


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2/12/2005
Beenie Man not invited to Bogle's Funeral

Amid the restlessness and party atmosphere that prevailed at the Kencot Seventh-day Adventist Church in Kingston yesterday, murdered dancehall personality Gerald "Bogle" Levy was remembered as a "wonderful entertainer" and one of the best dancers ever. "Jamaica has not seen for a long time such a great dancer," said veteran musician ...


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2/3/2005
Sizzla Kolonji arrested for using expletives at Stage Show

Dancehall DJ Sizzla Kolonji was yesterday morning arrested and charged with breaches of the Town and Countries Act after he used expletives on stage at Saturday night's East Fest concert, held at the Goodyear Oval in St Thomas. Read more in National News


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2/3/2005
BOGLE/JOHN SINGLES DOING WELL

THE SINGLES WHICH Bogle recorded before he died have become a precious commodity since his death and just like the economic principles of supply and demand, the cassette/CD vendors have been cashing in on the demand. Almost every busy Kingston street where music is played, Bogle's All Dem Deh and John ...


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2/3/2005
Jiggy Wake for Bogle

BOGLE'S WAKE ON Friday night was not the typical hymn-singing, rum-drinking and scripture-quoting event that Jamaicans are accustomed to. Just like his 'Jiggy Fridays' session, which used to be held right there on Lincoln Crescent, the 'nine night' was a hyped up affair, complete with a sound system, liquor, food ...


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1/24/2005
Beenie offers $1 Million Dollar Reward for Bogle's Killers

Beenie Man offers $1-m bounty for Bogle's killers Friday, January 21, 2005 Dancehall king Moses Davis aka Beenie Man recently posted a $1-million reward for the capture of Bogle's killer. He also added the reward, will be increased over subsequent weeks until the murderers are caught. "If they are not caught ...


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1/22/2005
R.I.P. Mr. Bogle

Police focus on Arnett Gardens after Bogle?s death The police are keeping a close watch on sections of Arnett Gardens and adjoining communities following the fatal shooting of well known dance hall personality Gerald Levy better known as "Bogle" and the fire bombing of a house belonging to fellow dancer Jonathon ...


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1/21/2005
XTREME SOUND VOTED #1 Sound in Detroit

The votes are finally in, after three weeks of voting you the dancehall public voted Xtreme Sound as number sound in detroit, they will represent Detroit at Stone Love sometime in February or March in Chicago. More info to follow


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1/12/2005
Marley's Body to be exhumed

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - The wife of reggae star Bob Marley said Wednesday that she plans to exhume his remains in Jamaica and rebury them in his "spiritual resting place," Ethiopia. Read more in National News.


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1/7/2005
Simpleton Passes Away

Simpleton Succumbs In November 2004, the dancehall industry lost Simpleton, one of the early 90?s leading artists. Read more in National News


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12/28/2004
HOT & SEXY FOR THE NEW YEAR: SELEBRITY

A dancehall queen is a very talented yet captivating young lady who reigns over the dancehall. She captures everyone?s attention the moment she enters a room with her outrageous, and very often skimpy, style of dress. The sound selecta announces her entrance to let everyone know that the ...


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12/6/2004
NUFF NICENESS AT AT REGGAE SUPERSTARS IN ACTION

Promoters: Xtreme Promotions & New Sten Promotions Date: Sat. Dec. 4th, 2k4 Adm: $20.00 adv. $25@ the door Detroitreggae.com arrived at the WIAA Hall at approximately 12:30am. There were approximately 60 or so people on hand to hear the veteran singer and DJ's chant the night away. I must say that I was ...


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12/3/2004
GIRLS OUT SHINE MEN

Detroitreggae.com arrived at the Clubhouse Tavern at approximately 11:30 pm. Despite the bad weather about a hundred people came out to have a good time. Upon entering the Club, I felt somewhat out of place. You see I had not worn anything Black, ok so I\'m a party spoiler, but ...


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11/27/2004
KING OF THE DANCEHALL IN CLEVELAND

Beenie Man featuring John Hype Special Guest: Sparticus, Survivalist & Curly Lox Date: November 19, 2004 Promoter: New Horizon Production Sound: Sample Jock & New Horizon Venue: Cotton Club, Cleveland, OH Adm: $25, $30 after 12:30am Due to the fact that his show was cancelled for the Detroit area, RGE found it necessary to make the ...


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11/19/2004
JAMAICA USA DRAW 1-1

It was a long drive back to Detroit for us die hard Jamaica fans. 12 of us left Detroit for what we hope would be a Reggae Boyz Victory and Celebration. Joining, detroitreggae.com was Ms. Rono from Ronos Caribbean Restaurant, Xtreme Sound, Dwight DJ Phantom, George Straight, Suga from the ...


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11/9/2004
New World Goes Out With a Bang!

Leslie?s Big Graduation Bash & Going Away Party Date: Saturday, November 6, 2004 Promoter: New World Pormotions Selectas: Gunz n Rosez, All Detroit Sounds Venue: WIAA Adm.: $12 in adv. Slightly higher at the door Detroit came out to say farewell to one of its best and longtime promoters, Leslie of New World


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11/8/2004
THANK YOU ALL

Instead of giving only the headlines as to what took place at my Graduation Bash & Going away party, I thought it would be interesting to tell you what happened even before the dance began, it\'s away to look into the doings of a promoter. Well, I awoke around 7am ...


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11/3/2004
J.A.M. Banquet Delightful

JAMAICAN ASSOCIATION OF MICHIGAN Fourth Annual Scholarship Banquet
Saturday October 23, 2004
EDUCATION THE ROAD TO SUCCESS We opened up by singing the American and Jamaican National Anthems. Everyone was looking beautiful as ever for a spectacular night out on the town. Our Master of Ceremony Mr. Christopher Hayles was our host and ...


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10/31/2004
MILITARY OUT IN FORCE AT CAMAUFLAGE WEAR

Event: Camauflage Wear Loc. Clubhouse Tavern Date. Sat. Oct. 30, 2004 Detroitreggae.com arrived at the Clubhouse Tavern approximately 12:30pm. You would think you were in the heart of Fallujah with all the military personel that were assembled. Roots Rock and WD were the Musical ambassadors for the night. They played a mixture of ...


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10/20/2004
THE GAME IS SURELY OVER!!!!!!

Game Over Date: Saturday, October 16, 2004 Promoter: Vibez Promotions Selectas: Roots Rock, Emperor Sound Venue: WIAA Adm: $10 in adv, Slightly higher at the door THE GAME IS SURELY OVER!!!!!! Roots Rock Returns ? Bigger & Better! The highly anticipated new and improved sound system, Roots Rock, showed off their spanking new sound equipment with the ...


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10/11/2004
DANCERS LEAD THE WAY AT GT TAYLOR BASH IN WINDSOR

Promoters: Infinity Sound & Fuji One Productions Date: Oct 9th, 2004 Guest performer: GT TAYLOR Detroitreggae.com arrived at the Caribbean Center at approximately 1:30am escorting me was the lovely Destiny (American Dancehall Queen) I must admit her outfit was exquisite, it featured a license plate covered skirt and top with matching boots. (see ...


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10/2/2004
CAPLETON AND COCOA TEA TAKE DETROIT BY STORM

Capleton featuring Cocoa Tea September 22, 2004 Sound: Brian Tomsic of 88.3 Special Guest: MC, Moses and Jah Thunder Promoter: Clear Channel Venue: The Majestic, Detroit, MI Adm: $20.00 By Reggae Gurlz Entertainment For the show to be in the middle of the week, it was ram!!! Brian Tomsic of 88.3 WCBN filled the air with ...


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10/1/2004
MILITARY HYPE WITH JOHN HYPE IN CHICAGO WAS VERY BASHY

September 25, 2004 Sound: Q-uality Sound and DeAngelo King Special Guest: Miss Mad Dem Promoter: J.R. & Scratchie Venue: The Taste, Chicago, IL Adm: $20.00 Detroit was well represented at the Taste in Chicago on September 25th for the Military Hype. The ?Detroit Army? included RGE, Leslie of New World, George Straight, Dj ...


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8/31/2004
Jamaica's 42 Independence Day JAM

Jamaica?s 42nd Independence Day Celebration Date: Saturday, August 7, 2004 Promoter: JAM Selectas: Roots Rock, Infinity Sound Venue: WIAA Adm: $5 One love. One heart. Let?s get together and feel all right! That was the feeling as Jamaicans from all over the city came to represent at the Jamaican Association of Michigan?s Independence Day Celebration. ...


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8/20/2004
"THE FIREMAN RETURNS"

The Reign of Fire Tours comes to Detroit, featuring the Mighty Capleton, wsg Cocoa Tea , and many more. This promises to be hotter than hot so get your tickets early. The fire will burn on Wednesday Sept. 22nd @ the Majestic Theatre. Tickets available at ticket master and at ...


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7/20/2004
BEACH BASH ? ?BASHY?

Detroitreggae.com arrived early at the WIAA Hall to witness what turned out to be one of the (as they would say in Jamaica) wickedest dance ever. The promoters of the dance, the ReggaeGurlz, out did themselves this time providing Detroit with one very special and delightful affair. Patrons started arriving ...


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7/3/2004
OLIVER SAMUELS ROCKS DETROIT WITH LAUGHTER

The funniest show on earth came to Detroit on Sunday June 27th courtesy of Global Music Productions. This years play was called ?Christopher ? Cum- Buck us? Where, Chief Running Belly played by Oliver Samuels, the legendary leader of the Arawak tribe and Christopher Cum-Buck-Us played by Volier Johnson (Maffey). Detroitreggae.com ...


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7/2/2004
INFINITY MURDERS MEGAFORCE AT POPPY'S BIRTHDAY BASH

It was a night to remember, three big sounds in one hall. Detroitreggae.com arrived at the luxurious Liberian Hall at approximately 2:30am. I was greeted by a crowd of close to two hundred people. They all came to celebrate the birth strong of our beloved ?Poppy?. I would like to ...


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7/1/2004
BERES ROCKS DETROIT

This was one night no reggae fan would want to miss. Imagine, Beres Hammond, Marcia Griffiths, Maxi Priest and Wayne Wonder on one stage this was musical excitement to the 10th power multiplied by 50. There was close to a 1000 people in attendance for this historical event. They all ...


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