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Reggae Souljahs of the Virgin Islands

Included here is a long-overdue article by Ihi Tochi about the U.S. Virgin Islands reggae movement.  The fascinating article features in the 2017 edition of the Reggae Festival Guide, which can be downloaded for free HERE.

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Also included here is Midnight Raver’s Virgin Islands Reggae Special Part I (6 November 2014). Jah Raver takes the controls at New Zealand’s Reggae Kulture Radio Show to highlight the best of reggae from the US Virgin Islands. These sets include exclusive live material, album cuts, vinyl selections and more from the likes of Midnite, Pressure Busspipe, Army, Danny-I, Tuff Lion, Dezarie, Taj Weekes and many more!

The Reggae Kulture Show, broadcast on Free FM out of hamilton, New Zealand, reveals the rich history of Ska,Rocksteady, Reggae, Roots reggae up to its modern current trends. Hosted by renowned Marley family expert ‘Natty Mouse,’ this weekly radio show is also webcast at

1 Dezarie feat. Midnite “Trying to be God” (San Francisco 2009)
2 Pressure “Run Away”
3 Pressure w/ Lutan Fyah, Midnite “Run Away”/”Medley”/”Drifters” (Live Dub In The Fish Market 2013)
4 Midnite w/ Lutan Fyah, Pressure “When Jah Arise”/Midnite “In The Same Boat We”/Richie Spice “High Grade In My Chalice”/Midnite w/ Ras Batch “Weather The Storm”/Lloyd Brown “Rootikal”/Pressure “Medley” (Large-Up Sessions, Radio Lilly, NYC 2014)
5 Ras Batch, Tuff Lion, Ras Attitude “Medley” (Live Northwest World Reggae Festival 2013)
6 Ras Batch “Life Pray”
7 Ras Batch “Love Always”
8 Ras Batch “Give Jah Thanks For Life”
9 Abja, Lions of Kush “Don’t Feel No Way”
10 Abja, Danny-I, Lions of Kush “Live Medley”
11 Midnite “The Eyes Are The Light” (Live)

1. Bambu Station – Contradiction
2. Bambu Station – How Things A Go
3. Dezarie w/ Midnite – Move Militant (Live)
4. Taj Weekes w/ Adowa – Angry Language (Live)
5. Taj Weekes w/ Adowa – Life (Live)
6. Taj Weekes w/ Adowa – For Today (Live)
7. Taj Weekes w/ Adowa – Jordan (Live)
8. Niyorah – No Guts No Glory
9. Ancient King – Rightly The Trumpet
10. Army – Medley (Reggae on the River)

Also, check my review of Akae Beka’s 2017 JahSayDo Tour!



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