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New Zealand Raggamuffin Reggae festival expected to draw 30,000 people.

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Reggaeme - New Zealand Raggamuffin festival, The country's
largest reggae music festival is continuing to defy beliefs,
with organisers saying it just keeps getting bigger and bigger.

Performers at Raggamuffin this year include Lauryn Hill, Shaggy,
Sly & Robbie, Julian Marley and Katchafire. Wyclef Jean was billed
to headline Saturday's reggae festival at the Rotorua International
Stadium, but will miss it to focus on Haiti.

Raggamuffin is expected to draw in a 30,000 strong crowd this
Saturday in Rotorua, New Zealand .Organiser Leesa Tilley says
the...

Jah Cure Your not The Father.

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Reggaeme.com - Jah Cure finally got Gordene consent to do
the DNA test to see if he is the father of her baby. Gordene
originally declined to take a DNA test however she changed
her mind and consent to a DNA test.

Before the birth of the child Jah Cure requested a DNA test, a
request which the Gordene refused. Despite this, Jah Cure continued
to support the child and Gordene.

Jah Cure has supported Gordene throughout her pregnancy and
had his father and manager be with her at the time of delivery in
the US. His support for her throughout this period...

Bigga Haitian's New CD "Sak Pase" to Be Released Feb. 09 2010

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The February 9, 2010, Walkup Records release of Bigga Haitian's
Sak Pase on CD had been in the works for months. Following the
earthquake in Haiti, Bigga and Walkup announced that they will
donate all proceeds from downloads of "I Am A Haitian" from Sak
Pase to Yele Haiti to assist with relief efforts. Of the devastation,
Bigga says, "I feel like I need to do something and this is what I
have to offer."

Bigga Haitian was born "Charles Dorismond" in Haiti to a musical
family. His father, Andre Dorismond, was a pioneer of Kompa music
with the Webert...

Jamaica Could Be Next To Be Hit By Earthquake.

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The deadly earthquake that felled much of Haiti's capital last week
broke 250 years of strain -- a tension that had built slowly across
the nearby fault as it resisted the inexorable tug of drifting tectonic
plates.

Geologists who have studied the complicated fault system in the area
say more quakes could follow last week's disaster, which killed an
estimated 50,000 to 100,000, according to the Pan American Health
Organization. Often quakes such as this trigger others nearby in a
domino effect, the experts say. In coming years, other sections of
the...

HBO Latin America Group and Flow Present Warner Channel's in Jamaica

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Warner Channel is a pan-regional television subscription channel
with presence in Latin America, Brazil and the Caribbean. Its signal
reaches approximately 20 million homes in 24 countries around the
continent through 5 different signals that adjust according to the
different time zones and languages of the region.

Due to the agreement between HBO Latin America Group and Flow,
this is the first time that the Warner Channel is being broadcast in
Jamaica. Flow subscribers will now be able to enjoy HBO LAG’s varied
and comprehensive television programming...

Wyclef Jean Pleads For Help Relocating 2 Million Haitians.

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Haitian-born musician Wyclef Jean defended his
charity on Monday in the wake of questions about its practices
while calling on the international community to enable the evacuation
of his homeland's earthquake-ravaged capital.

"Port-au-Prince is a morgue," Jean said at a Manhattan press conference,
recounting how he collected the corpses of small children and adults from
the festering streets on his recent trip. Tears streamed down his face as
he looked into the camera, speaking to his countrymen.

Residents should be evacuated to tent...

Trinidad complains that Jamaicans taking over Carnival.

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Since the confirmation of R&B mega star Beyonce’s performance
in Trinidad, controversy and contention have been prevalent.
One group representing calypsonians has already started protesting.
They claim that sponsors/hosts of the event, bmobile, were disrespectful
to indigenous art forms like calypso. The main issue arising from this
event is the fact that bmobile, a predominantly state-owned company,
will be redirecting some monies that are usually allocated for Carnival
events, towards Jamaican and American artist concerts.

Ten million dollars is the...

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968)
was an American clergyman, activist and prominent leader
in the African-American civil rights movement. His main legacy
was to secure progress on civil rights in the United States,
and he has become a human rights icon: King is recognized
as a martyr by two Christian churches. A Baptist minister,
King became a civil rights activist early in his career. He led
the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and helped found the
Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957, serving
as its first president...

Buju Banton donating US$1,000 to Haiti.

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Incarcerated deejay Buju Banton reached out to the Haiti cause
yesterday by donating US$1,000 ($89,000)as well as clothes and
shoes to Haitian artiste Wyclef Jean's Yele Organization.

Although experiencing problems of his own as he is currently in jail in
the United States facing drug charges, the deejay opened up his own
closet, clothes and shoes to assist persons devastated by the earthquake.

Source: Jamaica Star

This Week Hype TV Top 20

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YouTube - Top 20 Chart - Jan. 8, '10

1.Ding Dong ft. Chevaughn - Holiday
Last Week: 1 | Weeks On Chart: 10

2.Flippa Mafia - Foundation Over Hype
Last Week: 2 | Weeks On Chart: 13

3.Mr. Vegas - Gallis
Last Week: 3 | Weeks On Chart: 14

4.Mavado - Hope & Pray
Last Week: 8 | Weeks On Chart: 8
GREATEST GAINER

5.Mavado - House Cleaning
Last Week: 4 | Weeks On Chart: 15

6.Barbee - Feel So Good
Last Week: 7 | Weeks On Chart: 11

7.Floyd West -...

Chuck Fenda Announces His West Coast Tour.

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ReggaeMe - On October 27th 2009 Dancehall artist Chuck Fenda
released his third album Fulfillment with VP Records. Chuck Fenda
has the living fire. His voice and music are filled with the passion
and heartbeat of Jamaica. His songs present reality, hope and love
for the people.

Fulfillment showcases Chuck Fenda on a variety of one drop and roots
riddims produced by Kemar ‘Flava’ McGregor, including the new “Ghetto
Riddim.” Fulfillment is identifiably the most spiritual album from the artist
to date. Characterized by collaborations with like-minded...

Yabby You passed away

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Here is a sad news. The great roots singer and producer Vivian
Jackson aka Yabby You aka Jesus Dread passed away on the 12th
January in Clarendon, Jamaica.

Born in Kingston in 1946, he was the author of many classics such as
Conquering Lion, Rally Round Jahovah, Jah Vengeance, Deliver Me From
My Enemies, Love Thy Neighbour, Deliverance, Ballistic Dread Locks, Dread
Locks Man, Black Starliner, Natty Bongo. He also produced artist such as
Michael Prophet, Michael Rose, Jah Stitch, Trinity, Tony Tuff and Wayne
Wade.

Reggae music loses one of its legend...

Teddy Pendergrass dies aged 59.

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Teddy Pendergrass has died at the age of 59 following "a difficult
recovery" from colon cancer surgery.

Teddy Pendergrass II said his father had died at a hospital in Philadelphia.

He was paralysed from the waist down in a 1982 car accident. In 2001,
he went on his first tour since the accident.

Pendergrass enjoyed early success with Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes,
whose hits included If You Don't Know Me By Now, before going solo in 1976.

He was the first black male singer to record five consecutive multi-platinum
albums in the US...

Want to help Haiti? Just send a text.

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Wyclef Jean's Yéle Haiti charity where you can text YELE to 501501 to
give $5 to help with earthquake relief efforts.

The US State Department seems to favor the Red Cross, where you can
text "HAITI" to "90999" to donate $10 to the Red Cross.

In Canada, people can donate $5 to the Salvation Army by texting "Haiti"
to 45678 through a system set up by the Mobile Giving Foundation.

Digicel Relief Fund -text “Help” to 4442452 - cost JMD$25

The donations are added to your cellphone bill.

Jamaica police arrest 3 for smuggling high-powered weapons and ammunition from NY

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ReggaeMe - Jamaica (AP) — Authorities in Jamaica have arrested two
men and a woman they say helped smuggle 12 high-powered weapons
and 700 rounds of ammunition from New York.

Police Inspector Jubert Llewellyn says the items arrived inside an air
compressor tank. He says a telescopic lens and 28 magazines were also
among the items seized at a warehouse Monday.

The guns - A .44 Magnum pistol, two AK 47 assault rifles, two 9mm
Desert Eagle pistols, a Mack 11 submachine gun, a Glock 27 pistol, 9mm
Smith and Wesson pistol, a 9mm Taurus pistol, a Luger P95...