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Global Reggae Charts - Issue #19 / December 2018

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issue <strong>#19</strong> | december <strong>2018</strong><br />

artist of the month<br />

Dennis Brown<br />

featured voter<br />

Charli Urrego -<br />

Colombia<br />

Thorben Noß & Zoë MacTaggart -<br />

Germany<br />

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editorial<br />

Welcome to the latest issue, and the final edition of <strong>2018</strong>, of the <strong>Global</strong> <strong>Reggae</strong> <strong>Charts</strong> magazine!<br />

This month we tip our proverbial hats to one of the legends of the genre, Dennis Brown, whose<br />

work has been re-contextualized by plenty of talented guests on “King Jammy Presents: Dennis<br />

Brown – Tracks Of Life”; topping the album charts made for an easy decision. We also feature an<br />

exclusive conversation with General Zooz of the <strong>Reggae</strong> Rajahs, who shares a business-minded<br />

perspective on the role the group’s 10,000 Lions Sound System and Goa Sunsplash festival have<br />

played in the expansion of reggae across India. As always, we also hear from our voters: Hanover,<br />

Germany, duo Zoë and P-Nut of the monthly radio show “Wha Gwaan,” plus Charli Urrego from<br />

Bogotá, Colombia, who is the founder and host of the “Legado Africano” radio show.<br />

Moving on to the charts, other notable releases on the album side include Protoje, down two spots<br />

at #3, before Beres Hammond’s “Never Ending” debuts at #4. Groundation and Agent Sasco both<br />

remain in the top ten for the second month, while Manudigital’s “Bass Attack” brings a retro digital<br />

style to #8. Further debuts come from the supergroup Kingston All Stars, the heavyweight force<br />

of Alpha Steppa & Nai-Jah, and the latest from the UK group Capital Letters featuring JB. Black<br />

Uruhu climbed seven spots to #12, Dubmatix’s “King Size Dub Special” reentered at <strong>#19</strong>, and Etana’s<br />

“<strong>Reggae</strong>” Forever at #15 has now charted for an impressive eight months!<br />

Beres Hammond’s “I’m Alive” leads the singles chart, with Lila Iké’s “Second Chance” and the<br />

irrepressible Koffee’s “Raggamuffin” rounding out the top three. Two Chronixx collabs come next,<br />

with Alborosie and Protoje, respectively; Mortimer also makes an impact with “Careful” debuting<br />

at #9. Perennial act Third World’s new “Loving You Is Easy” is #11, just ahead of Bulby York, who fell<br />

slightly to #12. Macka B – “Bad To Your Own” – and Tarrus Riley – “Guess Who” – also show up in<br />

the latter half. Overall, Alborosie edges out Protoje and Beres Hammond with three tracks on the<br />

chart to their two apiece.<br />

The “Peng Peng Riddim” remains atop the riddim charts for the second month, with the reentry of<br />

the “Wizzle Riddim” runner-up. Giddimani maintains a presence at #3, and Green Lion Crew contributes<br />

the only new listing, the “Militant Step Riddim” at #4, just ahead of the “Artibella Riddim.”<br />

It’s definitely my honor and pleasure to be taking over writing this opening editorial, just as it has<br />

been to edit the magazine since the sixth issue. I hope my increased role goes as seamlessly as<br />

possible, and I look forward to welcoming you to many issues to come! Since the <strong>Global</strong> <strong>Reggae</strong><br />

<strong>Charts</strong> magazine is ultimately about providing reggae radio hosts and DJs a platform to share their<br />

taste-making voices, I want to thank all of our voters for their continued effort and support – we<br />

truly couldn’t do this without you.<br />

All the best from Colorado, USA,<br />

Anderson<br />

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Album single <strong>Charts</strong> | top 20<br />

Period<br />

Ending 31/10/<strong>2018</strong><br />

Contributing voters: 47<br />

# LM 2M PK Mo Artist Single Label<br />

↑ 1 6 7 1 1 Beres Hammond I‘m Alive VP<br />

↑ 2 3 3 2 3 Lila Iké Second Chance In.Digg.Nation<br />

↑ 3 8 1 1 10 Koffee Raggamuffin Frankie Music<br />

4 1 6 1 6 Alborosie & Chronixx Contradiction Greensleeves<br />

5 4 2 2 6 Protoje & Chronixx No Guarantee Mr Bongo<br />

↑ 6 20 - 6 2 Mojo Morgan<br />

Be Free feat. Stephen Marley,<br />

Gramps Morgan<br />

Heritage Grown<br />

+ 7 - - 7 1 Beres Hammond Land Of Sunshine VP<br />

+ 8 - - 8 1 Manudigital Bad feat. General Degree X-Ray<br />

+ 9 - - 9 1 Mortimer Careful Easy Star<br />

10 9 4 3 6 Kabaka Pyramid & Damian Marley Kontraband Ghetto Youths International<br />

+ 11 - - 11 1 Third World Loving You Is Easy Ghetto Youths International<br />

12 7 - 7 2 Bulby York<br />

13 10 11 5 5 Yaadcore<br />

Lots of Signs feat. Christopher Martin,<br />

Beenie Man<br />

No Fenke Fenke feat. Shanique Marie<br />

& Kabaka Pyramid<br />

Bulby York<br />

12 Yaad<br />

14 11 12 11 3 Capital Letters The Roots Sugar Shack<br />

15 12 - 12 2 Protoje Like This Mr Bongo<br />

16 13 - 13 2 Macka B Bad to Your Own Chinelo<br />

+ 17 - - 17 1 Tarrus Riley Guess Who VP<br />

18 2 15 2 4 Alborosie The Unforgiven feat. Raging Fyah Greensleeves<br />

19 5 10 5 4 Groundation Fossil Fuels Baco<br />

+ 20 - - 20 1 Alborosie Too Rock feat. Beres Hammond Greensleeves<br />

Mojo Morgan Manudigital Third World<br />

Mortimer Beres Hammond<br />

# = this month’s position on the chart LM = last month’s position on the chart 2M = position two months ago<br />

PK = peak position MO = months on the chart ↑= signifies upward movement + = new entry<br />

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Album <strong>Charts</strong> | top 20<br />

Period<br />

Ending 31/10/<strong>2018</strong><br />

Contributing voters: 42<br />

# LM 2M PK Mo Artist Album Label<br />

↑ 1 6 - 1 2 Dennis Brown<br />

King Jammy Presents:<br />

Tracks Of Life<br />

2 2 2 1 5 Alborosie Meets The Wailers United Unbreakable Greensleeves<br />

VP<br />

3 1 1 1 5 Protoje A Matter of Time Mr Bongo<br />

+ 4 - - 4 1 Beres Hammond Never Ending VP<br />

5 3 3 1 6 Kabaka Pyramid Kontraband Ghetto Youths International<br />

↑ 6 7 - 6 2 Groundation The Next Generation Baco<br />

7 4 - 4 2 Agent Sasco Hope River Diamond Studios<br />

+ 8 - - 8 1 Manudigital Bass Attack X-Ray<br />

9 5 12 5 3 Alpha Blondy Human Race Wagram<br />

10 8 - 8 2 Bitty McLean feat. Sly & Robbie Love Restart Tabou 1<br />

+ 11 - - 11 1 Kingston All Stars Rise Up Roots & Wire<br />

↑ 12 19 - 12 2 Black Uhuru As The World Turns Black Uhuru<br />

+ 13 - - 13 1 Alpha Steppa & Nai-Jah The Great Elephant Steppas<br />

↑ 14 15 - 14 2 Common Kings One Day Mensch House<br />

15 11 9 2 8 Etana <strong>Reggae</strong> Forever Tad‘s.<br />

16 12 4 4 4 Reemah Breaking News Feel Line<br />

↑ 17 20 13 3 6 Mellow Mood Large La Tempesta Dub<br />

+ 18 - - 18 1 Capital Letters Judgement Day Sugar Shack<br />

+ 19 - - 15 3 Dubmatix King Size Dub Special Echo Beach<br />

20 14 5 5 3 Mr. Vegas ISM Germaica<br />

Alpha Steppa &<br />

Nai-Jah<br />

Capital Letters<br />

Manudigital<br />

Kingston All Stars<br />

Bitty McLean<br />

# = this month’s position on the chart LM = last month’s position on the chart 2M = position two months ago<br />

PK = peak position MO = months on the chart ↑= signifies upward movement + = new entry<br />

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COMMUNITY<br />

RADIO<br />

Germany<br />

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INTERVIEW<br />

Two voters we feature this month. First we have Zoë<br />

and P-Nut, who presents their show “Wha Gwaan -<br />

<strong>Reggae</strong> & Dancehall” at radio Leinehertz 106.5 in<br />

Hanover, Germany.<br />

<strong>Global</strong> <strong>Reggae</strong> <strong>Charts</strong>: Please introduce yourself<br />

and your radio show to our readers!<br />

Thorben & Zoë: We are Zoë and P-Nut from Sound<br />

System Frontward International, and have been<br />

doing the monthly radio show “Wha Gwaan -<br />

<strong>Reggae</strong> & Dancehall” broadcast by Radio Leinhertz<br />

106.5 since 2009 from Hanover (Germany). We shall<br />

soon celebrate the 10th anniversary of our show.<br />

GRC: What made you fall in love with reggae?<br />

Zoë: I have known reggae since childhood, because<br />

my parents had some records of Jimmy Cliff and<br />

Bob Marley at home. Later, a friend gave me a tape<br />

recording of Steel Pulse, and thus I started listening<br />

to more and more reggae. But I really got hooked by<br />

the first parties I went to - dancehall by Mr. Vegas,<br />

Beenie Man, Lady Saw …<br />

Thorben: I grew up with hip hop. I first heard reggae<br />

at the beginning of the nineties, when I gave a friend<br />

a reggae record as a birthday present. Subsequently,<br />

my friends and I kept recording tapes. I also travelled<br />

to German cities, which had large record stores to<br />

sample and buy discs, as there was no internet then.<br />

What I particularly like about reggae is that it carries<br />

a positive message.<br />

GRC: How did you get into radio and what is your<br />

motivation?<br />

Thorben: I made a radio show about reggae as early<br />

as 1998. I always wanted to pass on the positive<br />

vibes of the music, present new songs, and share<br />

with others the pleasure this gave me. I also enjoy<br />

discovering and supporting new artists.<br />

Zoë: I was intrigued by the medium of radio, the<br />

peek behind the curtains. Besides which, I like to<br />

learn new things. But I never thought that we would<br />

stay for so long.<br />

GRC: What spectrum of music do you play in your<br />

show and which artists have you found most inspiring<br />

lately?<br />

Zoë: We try to include all genres belonging to<br />

reggae in our show, ranging from ska to dancehall.<br />

We place particular emphasis on presenting current<br />

songs and new releases from all over the world.<br />

Though we focus on the German and European reggae<br />

scenes, we never let Jamaica out of our sights.<br />

We also try to provide background information about<br />

the music, and we conduct interesting interviews<br />

with the artists. My favorite artists at the moment<br />

are Shenseea, Razor B, and Javada.<br />

Thorben: Of course we also give our listeners information<br />

and tips on and about interesting events.<br />

At present, I am fascinated by the new generation of<br />

Jamaican women such as Aza Lineage, Lila Iké, and<br />

Koffee. But Germany also has new artists such as<br />

Rico, Jahfro, CARL, and the Berlin Boom Orchestra.<br />

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And, of course, Bonez MC and RAF Camora, who are<br />

ruling the charts in Germany right now.<br />

GRC: Thank you for your time!<br />

short FACTS<br />

Station: Radio Leinehertz 106.5<br />

Location: Germany - Hanover<br />

Show: Wha Gwaan - <strong>Reggae</strong> & Dancehall<br />

Host: P-Nut (Thorben Noß) & Zoë MacTaggart<br />

On air: every 2nd & 5th monday of the month<br />

https://www.frontyardsound.de<br />

https://www.leinehertz.net<br />

https://www.facebook.com/frontyardsound<br />

Album Riddim <strong>Charts</strong> | top 5<br />

Period<br />

Ending 31/10/<strong>2018</strong><br />

Contributing voters: 21<br />

europe<br />

# LM 2M PK Mo Riddim Label<br />

1 1 - 1 2 Peng Peng Riddim Boomrush<br />

+ 2 - - 2 3 Wizzle Riddim TJ<br />

↑ 3 4 - 3 2 Old Jack Plug Riddim Giddimani<br />

+ 4 - - 4 1 Militant Step Riddim Green Lion Crew<br />

5 3 - 3 2 Artibella Riddim VibesCorner<br />

Militant Step Riddim<br />

Old Jack Plug<br />

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BUSINESS<br />

INSIGHT<br />

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INTERVIEW<br />

AM: Related, how did you know the time was right<br />

to expand beyond the <strong>Reggae</strong> Rajahs brand?<br />

This month we feature some business insights – on developing<br />

multiple brands, reaching the right audience, and promoting<br />

reggae far from Jamaica – courtesy of General Zooz,<br />

a member of leading Indian reggae act the <strong>Reggae</strong> Rajahs.<br />

Over the past few years, the Rajahs have created a hand-built<br />

sound system and organized an increasingly-popular reggae<br />

festival.<br />

GZ: Well, I don’t really see it as expanding beyond<br />

the <strong>Reggae</strong> Rajahs brand, but more as an extension<br />

of the <strong>Reggae</strong> Rajahs brand. <strong>Reggae</strong> Rajahs started<br />

as a group of reggae music lovers in India committed<br />

to playing and spreading reggae around the country.<br />

Both the sound system and Goa Sunsplash are tools<br />

that enable us to further this mission.<br />

Anderson Muth: You’re nearing your tenth anniversary<br />

as the <strong>Reggae</strong> Rajahs, a journey that includes<br />

touring abroad and domestically. Two projects – the<br />

10,000 Lions Sound System and Goa Sunsplash festival<br />

– both emerged in 2016, with the festival’s fourth<br />

incarnation scheduled for the 12th and 13th of January,<br />

2019. How did<br />

you know the time<br />

was right to create<br />

a sound system and<br />

develop a festival?<br />

Which came first, and<br />

what is the relationship<br />

between the two?<br />

AM: What are the advantages of having multiple<br />

overlapping brands within India’s reggae market?<br />

GZ: Well I guess the biggest advantage is that these<br />

brands are helping us create our own scene. Clubs<br />

and bars in India had a problem with roots reggae<br />

General Zooz: Well,<br />

both had been in<br />

the works for a long<br />

time. It so happened<br />

that everything came<br />

together in those few<br />

months (late 2015/<br />

early 2016) and we<br />

were able to complete<br />

building the sound<br />

and host the first<br />

edition of the festival<br />

within days of each other. I would say 10,000 Lions<br />

Sound System and Goa Sunsplash are intrinsically<br />

linked. Both are community projects with a crossover<br />

in terms of team members, and 10,000 Lions<br />

has always had its own stage at Goa Sunsplash (in<br />

2016 it was the only stage).<br />

because it was too slow. Now, with 10,000 Lions<br />

Sound System, the true power of roots music is<br />

there for everyone to see, to the point where the<br />

sound system now has a stage at one of the most<br />

popular festivals in India, VH1 Supersonic. Venues<br />

and festivals in India were not booking our reggae<br />

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talent regularly, so we decided to start Goa Sunsplash,<br />

a festival to represent all these people who<br />

didn’t have a space in the scene earlier. <strong>Reggae</strong><br />

music is such a niche genre in India that by having<br />

different projects, we are able to combine them to<br />

propel this movement further.<br />

changed the game as they have been able to dictate<br />

what music they play and what message the audience<br />

gets from the music outside of a club setting.<br />

The next step really is creating Indian reggae with<br />

singers and producers mixing Indian languages and<br />

sounds into their music.<br />

AM: What cultural and historical realities in India,<br />

and specifically Goa, have helped your success?<br />

GZ: Well, Goa has historically been a place where<br />

alternative culture has thrived in India, so it was always<br />

going to make sense as a hub of reggae music<br />

in the country. I would say that a lot of<br />

<strong>Reggae</strong> Rajahs success in India has come because<br />

of the party energy that dancehall music carries.<br />

Indians love to dance, so it’s natural that dancehall<br />

would be easy to digest for the masses. However,<br />

the deeper messages in reggae music – for example<br />

fighting for justice and equal rights or reaching<br />

out to a higher power through a state of meditation<br />

– are aspects of reggae that are still beginning<br />

to catch on in India. I think both these message are<br />

very relevant to Indians and once we find the right<br />

way to hit them with it, there will be no stopping<br />

reggae.<br />

AM: In what ways do you reach the domestic audience,<br />

and why does the music of Jamaica resonate<br />

with them? Can you explain more about the realities<br />

of promoting reggae in India?<br />

AM: Regarding festival programming, what has<br />

been your approach towards booking – to curate a<br />

truly special event? What unique benefits does Goa<br />

provide in contrast to the booking challenges of distance<br />

and accessibility?<br />

GZ: Promoting reggae in India is tough work. Most<br />

people don’t know much about Jamaica except<br />

for [famed cricketer] Chris Gayle and Bob Marley.<br />

<strong>Reggae</strong> Rajahs have used the party elements in the<br />

music to some success over the last few years. The<br />

dancehall energy has been well received at clubs and<br />

festivals in India. There is also a growing dance scene<br />

with dancehall crews and dancers popping up across<br />

the country. In terms of roots reggae, the sheer<br />

power of 10,000 Lions Sound and Bass Foundation<br />

Roots Sound [based out of New Delhi] have really<br />

GZ: Contrary to popular belief (amongst non-reggae<br />

listeners at least), reggae music is a vast genre that<br />

includes so many different sub-genres. Personally,<br />

I love all styles of reggae so I wanted the festival<br />

programming to reflect this. Everyone should be able<br />

to find what they want at Goa Sunsplash. We have<br />

been lucky to have had the support of many international<br />

singers, bands, DJs, and producers who come<br />

to Goa at their own expense to be a part of this movement.<br />

Being a reggae festival in India, in Goa too,<br />

has its benefits!<br />

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AM: There’s nearly a month of official pre-party<br />

events held across India prior to Goa Sunsplash.<br />

What are the goals of these?<br />

GZ: The pre-parties are essential to give us visibility.<br />

In previous years, we have used pre-parties to help<br />

increase awareness about the festival across India<br />

and especially in Goa. This year, we have organized<br />

pre-parties in London and Paris as well. Goa Sunsplash<br />

is a destination festival where people come<br />

from all over the world to attend and perform. It is<br />

vital for us that our outreach continues to expand so<br />

more and more people across the globe get to know<br />

that we are flying the reggae colors in India!<br />

AM: What were your key considerations when booking<br />

this year’s festival?<br />

GZ: There were many things to consider when<br />

booking for this year’s festival. Firstly, it was vital for<br />

me to involve more Jamaicans in our programming.<br />

Due to our proximity to Europe/ UK, it has historically<br />

been easier for us to bring down acts from those<br />

countries. However, I feel that the Caribbean energy<br />

is quite different and we are very excited to have<br />

Anthony B, ZJ Liquid, and Craig Black Eagle representing<br />

Jamaican culture at the festival this year.<br />

Sound system and live reggae bands remain an<br />

important aspect of the festival, so we have invited<br />

Channel One Sound System, and also have House of<br />

Riddim, Forelock & Arawak, and Blackbird Hum performing.<br />

Finally, I wanted to open up the festival a bit<br />

in terms of the audience we attract too, so we have<br />

booked DubFX to give us some crossover appeal.<br />

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Dennis Brown<br />

& King Jammy<br />

Dennis Brown is one of the most important names in reggae history,<br />

often times referred to as “The Crown Prince of <strong>Reggae</strong>”.<br />

Nearly 20 years after his death he tops the album charts again with<br />

his King Jammy reworked album “Tracks of Life”. This definitely<br />

makes him a proper choice for the artist of the month feature.<br />

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COLLEGE<br />

RADIO<br />

Colombia<br />

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INTERVIEW<br />

The second voter we feature is Charli Urrego from<br />

Colombia. He presents his show “Legado Africano” at<br />

UPTC Radio 104.1 FM in Tunya, Boyacá.<br />

<strong>Global</strong> <strong>Reggae</strong> <strong>Charts</strong>: Please introduce yourself<br />

and your radio show to our readers!<br />

Charli Urrego: High vibrations for all the sisters<br />

and brothers who read the GRC, my name is Charli<br />

Urrego from Bogotá, Colombia. I’m the founding<br />

member, producer, and DJ of Legado Africano<br />

”<strong>Reggae</strong> Beat“ (African Legacy) – a radio show that<br />

has aired for 11 years on UPTC Radio 104.1 FM from<br />

the city of Tunja, Boyacá – a space dedicated to<br />

sharing and promoting the knowledge and history<br />

of Africa through the sounds mainly of the island of<br />

Jamaica, as well as other sounds of the Caribbean<br />

and African roots such as blues, jazz, and Afro-Latina,<br />

and also the promotion of national and international<br />

reggae groups.<br />

GRC: What made you fall in love with reggae?<br />

CU: It all started in 2002, when friends from my<br />

neighborhood and school began to listen rap, punk,<br />

and less-commercial music; I remember listening to<br />

groups like Wu-Tang Clan, Born Jamericans, Gotas<br />

de Rap, or even Vico C, little by little the first Alpha<br />

Blondy cassette, then UB40. One day Peter Tosh,<br />

Bunny Wailer, and Robert N. Marley arrived, with<br />

“Get Up Stand Up,” “Stir It Up,” “Buffalo Soldier”,<br />

and “One Love” part of the first reggae songs that I<br />

heard. It was an indescribable connection that I keep<br />

learning from every day, his message and sounds<br />

were what brought me closer not only to want to listen<br />

to more reggae, but also to look at it as a path of<br />

life, with hope, joy, and a lot of gratitude. Today, I’m<br />

sure that the reggae is an epidemic connection that<br />

can continue to improve the whole world.<br />

GRC: Could you give a little insight on the Colombian<br />

and South American reggae scenes?<br />

CU: <strong>Reggae</strong> in Colombia has grown tremendously<br />

and will continue to do so. In 2004, I heard the<br />

first bands from the country‘s central area, such as<br />

Alerta Kamarada, 116 Roots, Nawal, Kilimanjahro,<br />

Ras Jahonnan, CRC, Artefacto, and Orador MDC – the<br />

ones that by now I can still remember; 14 years later<br />

there are more than 200 musical groups, cultural<br />

collectives, DJs, singers, dancers, who have found<br />

themselves in reggae, dancehall, dub, ska, and even<br />

blues – an important link to build their lives around<br />

these urban movements. South America already has<br />

an important reggae festival, the Jamming Festival<br />

in Bogotá, Colombia, and I must emphasize a very<br />

significant connection that emerged in previous<br />

versions of Rototom Sunsplash when they opened<br />

the doors to Latin artists with the Rototom Latino<br />

Contest: in this process that lasted close to two or<br />

three years we met many groups from every Latin<br />

country. Argentina has the highest number of active<br />

reggae bands, followed by Colombia now, Chile,<br />

Uruguay, Venezuela, and Peru. Tiano Bless and Royal<br />

Rudes performed in Bennicasin, Spain, a few<br />

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years ago during the Rototom. I can’t forget another<br />

great protagonist in Colombia of the sound system<br />

culture, El Gran Latido, the first handcrafted sound<br />

system of the capital city.<br />

GRC: How did you get into radio and what is your<br />

motivation?<br />

CU: In 2004, everything started at school – there<br />

was a radio station and I played reggae during class<br />

recesses every day. I was also a DJ at Roots Bar in<br />

Bogotá. Years later, I started college studies in Tunja<br />

and there I got to UPTC Radio 104.1 FM, the college<br />

radio station and one of the most important radio<br />

stations in the city. As a student, I presented a<br />

project to open a space that would spread the<br />

rhythms of the Caribbean, the islands and the African<br />

continent and that’s when Legado Africano was<br />

born. We went on air in October 2007, on Mondays at<br />

9:00 pm, COT. And that’s when we began our night<br />

date with our listeners; now 10 years later, it is still<br />

a joy to go every night to share music with positive,<br />

cheerful messages that keep the voice of many<br />

people of the world. Music motivates me, the people<br />

who listen to Legado Africano and all those we have<br />

met during this time. Kathleen Murrain, producer of<br />

the section “Blues Time” as part of our show, and<br />

Mahavisnu Bonza and Andrés Sanchez, who were<br />

the first co-founders, also have an important role in<br />

the maintainance and production of the show.<br />

GRC: What spectrum of music do you play in your<br />

show, and which artists have you found most inspiring<br />

lately?<br />

CU: We have played from reggae roots classics, like<br />

Robert N. Marley, Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, Toots &<br />

the Maytals, and Israel Vibrations, going through the<br />

base of rocksteady and dub just talking about island<br />

rhythms. We promote reggae, new songs and artists<br />

from local groups, Latin America, and all continents<br />

where artists are influenced by Afro-descendant<br />

rhythms; and thanks to GRC, our list of artists has<br />

been greatly enriched. Also connected with Pirata<br />

short FACTS<br />

Station: UPTC Radio 104.1FM<br />

Location: Tunja, Boyacá Colombia<br />

Show: Legado Africano ”<strong>Reggae</strong> Beat“<br />

Host: Charli Urrego<br />

On air: Mondays 9pm (COT)<br />

www.uptc.edu.co/uptcradio<br />

https://www.facebook.com/uptcradio<br />

https://www.facebook.com/LegadoAfricano<br />

Boing in Finland and Santiago Palazzo with the<br />

Radio Rebelde Network in La De Dios Radio in<br />

Argentina, we have had the possibility to retransmit<br />

the shows, increasing our audience from these countries<br />

(Finland and Argentina), helping other artists to<br />

expand their audience spectrum, and also increasing<br />

our listeners‘ knowledge of other sounds around the<br />

world. Inspiring artists like Adelking Farmer from<br />

Venezuela, La Tifa and The Makonnen Soul from<br />

Colombia, Zion Riddim, just to mention some groups<br />

with fresh energy – the dub academy has taught<br />

us a lot with important artists such as Channel One<br />

Sound System, Kebra Ethiopia Sound System, and<br />

Kibir La Amlak: their new sounds and humility have<br />

given us much to learn.<br />

GRC: Thank you for your time!<br />

CU: Thanks for the connection, to Felix and the entire<br />

GRC team, we are grateful for the opportunity to<br />

share the work we have done from Legado<br />

Africano in Colombia for 11 years to promote the<br />

good feelings and sounds of old and emerging artists,<br />

with the conviction of contributing to a musical<br />

educational connection from reggae, blues, and<br />

other African sounds from a university radio station.<br />

Jah Bless<br />

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global<br />

voters<br />

global reggae charts<br />

voters<br />

Argentina<br />

Dub In The Control Radio<br />

Combustion Lenta<br />

La De Dios<br />

Music Director<br />

Santi Palazzo<br />

La De Dios<br />

Brownie<br />

Martin Quispe<br />

Australia<br />

2BOB Radio<br />

Roots’n’<strong>Reggae</strong> Show<br />

Bobbie Philp<br />

89.7FM<br />

Ital Galore<br />

Ian Pillar<br />

Radio Fremantle<br />

I&I Sounds<br />

Corby Howell<br />

Belgium<br />

Radio Centraal<br />

Back 2 Bass<br />

Tim Ianna & Kenneth Oyen<br />

Bulgaria<br />

Radio Bumerang 99.00 FM<br />

Music Director<br />

Canada<br />

Radio Regent<br />

ItaL rOOts RaDio<br />

Sweet T<br />

Radio Regent<br />

ItaL rOOts RaDio<br />

MAdCast Fuji<br />

Rootz <strong>Reggae</strong> Radio<br />

Riddim UP - Fridays<br />

Tonie Smith<br />

Cape Verde<br />

Radio Morabeza<br />

Rockers<br />

Evelise Gomes<br />

Colombia<br />

UPTC Radio 104.1 FM<br />

Legado Africano<br />

Charli Urrego<br />

Costa Rica<br />

Radio Urbano 105.9FM<br />

Di Docta Show<br />

Marco Villalobos<br />

Croatia<br />

Radio Student<br />

Zion Radio<br />

Ivo Balen<br />

Denmark<br />

Station Amager<br />

<strong>Reggae</strong> Moods<br />

Finland<br />

Bassoradio<br />

Blaka Blaka Show<br />

Selecta Andor<br />

France<br />

La Grosse Radio<br />

<strong>Reggae</strong> Program Director<br />

Simon Chamfroy<br />

World A <strong>Reggae</strong><br />

Editor<br />

Fred <strong>Reggae</strong>lover<br />

Germany<br />

Antenne Münster 95.4<br />

Cool & Deadly<br />

Wolfgang Hickmann<br />

ByteFM<br />

Forward The Bass<br />

Karsten Frehe<br />

Radio Leinehertz 106.5<br />

Wha Gwaan – <strong>Reggae</strong> & Dancehall<br />

Thorben Noß<br />

Radio Regentrude<br />

Music Director<br />

Brigitte Reinert<br />

Radio StHörfunk<br />

Sluggish Radio Show<br />

Daniel Kielczewski<br />

Radio Top 40<br />

Host<br />

Marius Finger (DJ Marious)<br />

Radio Z 95.8<br />

Rastashock<br />

Philipp Kause<br />

Radio Z 95.8<br />

Rastashock<br />

Crystal van de Rastashock<br />

Outta Mi Yard Radio<br />

007 FM<br />

Ruffneck-Smille<br />

<strong>Reggae</strong>story.de<br />

Peter Joachim<br />

<strong>Reggae</strong>ville<br />

Author<br />

Gardy Stein<br />

Visador-Radio<br />

<strong>Reggae</strong>RoundUp<br />

Karsten Zick<br />

Greece<br />

Radio Xanthi One<br />

Music Director<br />

Nick Giannakopoulos<br />

Israel<br />

Kol Hanegev 106.4 FM<br />

Ba Ba <strong>Reggae</strong><br />

Asaf Nahmias<br />

Italy<br />

Atom Radio<br />

Host<br />

Giuseppe Bellobuono<br />

Jammonite Radio<br />

<strong>Reggae</strong> New Releases<br />

Marco Fregnan<br />

Radio Magenta FM 92.2<br />

<strong>Reggae</strong> Corner<br />

Teo Riccardi<br />

Radio Popolare Network<br />

<strong>Reggae</strong> Radio Station<br />

Vitowar Fiorentino<br />

Radio Web-Base<br />

<strong>Reggae</strong> Music<br />

Louis Knight<br />

Mexico<br />

Cabina420 Radio<br />

Music Director<br />

Misachael Solis<br />

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global reggae charts<br />

voters<br />

Netherlands<br />

Centraal FM<br />

<strong>Reggae</strong> Connection<br />

Camiel Vugs<br />

Impact AM<br />

Music Director<br />

Henk van Ulden<br />

Norway<br />

Radio Harstad<br />

Tommy Vandelsvik<br />

Radio Nova<br />

Oslo <strong>Reggae</strong> Show<br />

Dominic Reuben<br />

Poland<br />

Radio Kampus<br />

Dancehall Masak-Rah<br />

Pawel Szawczukiewicz<br />

Romania<br />

Do The <strong>Reggae</strong> Romania<br />

Editor<br />

Nedelcu Sebastian<br />

Russia<br />

Daily Vibes<br />

Editor<br />

Vladimir Zavialov<br />

South Africa<br />

Mzansi<strong>Reggae</strong><br />

Editor<br />

Lee Phiri<br />

United Kingdom<br />

1BTN<br />

Venum Sound Show<br />

Kris Lewis<br />

fuzion live<br />

<strong>Reggae</strong> Takeover<br />

Judge Knott<br />

<strong>Reggae</strong> Roots Review<br />

Toby Whittacker-Cook<br />

Swindon 105.5<br />

Andy V’s Random <strong>Reggae</strong> Show<br />

Andy Vater<br />

Vibes FM<br />

<strong>Reggae</strong>mylitis<br />

Sarah C<br />

World A <strong>Reggae</strong><br />

Irie Jamms Show<br />

DJ 745<br />

USA<br />

Caribbean Dance Radio<br />

Owner<br />

DJ PhG<br />

California<br />

101.5 FM KTKE<br />

Positive Vibrations<br />

DJ Treez<br />

<strong>Reggae</strong> Music Forward<br />

Host<br />

Tomas Palermo<br />

<strong>Reggae</strong> Nation Radio<br />

Program Director<br />

MJ Flores<br />

Colorado<br />

Island Stage Magazine<br />

CEO<br />

Susan Underwood<br />

KDUR FM<br />

Heart Beat of Zion<br />

Rasta Stevie<br />

KGNU<br />

Dub Palace / <strong>Reggae</strong> Transfusion<br />

The Groove Thief<br />

Florida<br />

Foundation Radio Network<br />

Real Rockaz<br />

Marlon Burrell<br />

<strong>Reggae</strong> King Radio<br />

<strong>Reggae</strong> Rhapsody<br />

Keith Rowe<br />

Illinois<br />

The TikiPod<br />

Program Director<br />

Eric Przybylski<br />

Massachusetts<br />

WZBC Boston College Radio 90.3FM<br />

Raggamuffin International<br />

Robin Walther<br />

Minnesota<br />

KFAI<br />

LatinoAltRock<br />

Rey Azucar<br />

Oregon<br />

KPOV 88.9 FM<br />

The Coop / High Desert Co-op<br />

Tristan Reisfar<br />

Texas<br />

KAZI 88.7 FM<br />

<strong>Reggae</strong> Evolution<br />

DJ RJ<br />

Wisconsin<br />

WORT 89.9 FM<br />

Tropical Riddims<br />

Tropical Riddims Sound System<br />

DJ -F.R.P.<br />

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with Sweet T & MAdCast-Fuji<br />

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Urbano 106<br />

DI DOCTA SHOW<br />

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Germany<br />

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with Roots Operator Wolle<br />

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Wednesdays - 5:00 pm CET<br />

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Israel<br />

Radio Kol Hanegev 106.4 FM<br />

UK<br />

BA BA REGGAE<br />

fuzionlive.com<br />

with Asaf “Baba G“ Nahmias<br />

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Mondays - 8:00 pm IST<br />

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UK<br />

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99.8FM KCC Live<br />

ELEMENTS OF REGGAE<br />

with MJRuckus<br />

3. Tuesday - 10:00 pm GMT<br />

UK<br />

Radio St. Austell Bay 105.6 FM<br />

A-Z OF REGGAE<br />

with Mark Norman<br />

Last Sunday - 4:00 pm GMT<br />

UK<br />

Vibes FM<br />

REGGAEMYLITIS<br />

with Sarah C<br />

Last Wednesday - 6:00 pm GMT<br />

UK<br />

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IRIE JAMMS SHOW<br />

DJ 745<br />

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Venezuela<br />

Radio Nacional de Venezuela<br />

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with George Dread<br />

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