Global Reggae Charts - Issue #19 / December 2018

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Inside you can find the latest reggae album, single, and riddim charts based on votes by radio DJs and music directors from around the world.

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AM: There’s nearly a month of official pre-party

events held across India prior to Goa Sunsplash.

What are the goals of these?

GZ: The pre-parties are essential to give us visibility.

In previous years, we have used pre-parties to help

increase awareness about the festival across India

and especially in Goa. This year, we have organized

pre-parties in London and Paris as well. Goa Sunsplash

is a destination festival where people come

from all over the world to attend and perform. It is

vital for us that our outreach continues to expand so

more and more people across the globe get to know

that we are flying the reggae colors in India!

AM: What were your key considerations when booking

this year’s festival?

GZ: There were many things to consider when

booking for this year’s festival. Firstly, it was vital for

me to involve more Jamaicans in our programming.

Due to our proximity to Europe/ UK, it has historically

been easier for us to bring down acts from those

countries. However, I feel that the Caribbean energy

is quite different and we are very excited to have

Anthony B, ZJ Liquid, and Craig Black Eagle representing

Jamaican culture at the festival this year.

Sound system and live reggae bands remain an

important aspect of the festival, so we have invited

Channel One Sound System, and also have House of

Riddim, Forelock & Arawak, and Blackbird Hum performing.

Finally, I wanted to open up the festival a bit

in terms of the audience we attract too, so we have

booked DubFX to give us some crossover appeal.

global reggae charts | issue 19 / dec 2019

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