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July 29, 2011

Upcoming and new UK interviews

Shaggy NOT at Merah Club, London tonight
Shaggy tweeted: “I will not be at that Club in London that is advertising me for tonight. You can see me Sunday at the One Love Peace Festival, Wembley Arena”

Shaggy with Westwood on BBC Radio 1Xtra (today 6 P.M.)
Shaggy will join Vis (in for Westwood) to count down the 6@6 GMT+1 on BBC Radio 1Xtra! Tune in! And check the 1Xtra webcam as well!

Shaggy’s Top 10 on BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra (July 31)
BBC Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra will broadcast Shaggy’s Top 10 on BBC Radio 1Xtra and BBC Radio 1 at 5 A.M. GMT+1 on Sunday, July 31! Shaggy is performing at the One Love Peace Festival at the Wembley Arena in London later that day. Tune in!

Shaggy on Choice FM
Shaggy was on Choice FM with Max and Kojo this morning and the interview was great fun! Here’s a photo of Shaggy and Max! And one of Shaggy and Kojo! Haven’t heard the interview yet or wanna listen again? We got you covered, listen to part of the interview again on the Choice FM Breakfast podcast!

Max and Shaggy at the Choice FM Breakfast show in London UK interviewKojo and Shaggy at Choice FM studio London UK

 
Shaggy on Daybreak on ITV
Shaggy joined Dan and Kate to talk about his performance at Sunday’s One Love Peace Festival at the Wembley Arena in London. UK: watch the interview video online!

Heatwave Shaggy interview: music, One Love Peace Festival and more
Loukia C interviewed Shaggy for Heatwave ahead of his concert at the One Love Peace Festival on July 31. Was it Shaggy or not? How has Shaggy’s music evolved and what’s the importance of cross-over music? How did Bob Marley’s music influence Shaggy? What can people expect from the One Love Peace Festival? Read the answers and much more in the Heatwave interview!

We’re looking forward to having you here in the UK, are you looking forward to performing?
“Absolutely! It’s been about five years since I have been here and actually done a concert in the UK. So you know, Wembley Arena is a fitting venue for the occasion and I think and the occasion is fitting as it’s for a good cause. The best way to stop violence is through music: the celebration of music is a celebration of peace, love and harmony.”

As you mentioned, the One Love festival is supporting a campaign against gun and knife crime. Is this something you feel strongly about?
“Well there’s always been an issue about these things in dancehall and West Indian culture in itself, so yes. A lot of people have thought of dancehall as the music of violence and guns and homophobia. But I remember when reggae music was the music of sun, fun, peace, love and weed; you know what I mean?

Is it important to cross over?
Absolutely! We have to engage with it. When a hip hop artist goes on tour you see all these big sponsors for them but this doesn’t happen for reggae artists. We need to get a level of consumerism for reggae music.

And your new album Summer In Kingston – what was the stimulation for that?
You’re going to love it and you’re going to live with it. It’s a real feel good album. It’s only got eight tracks and will only be released digitally.

The first single, Sugarcane, is a catchy little number…
Yes! It’s that cheeky, tongue in cheek, ambiguous type of song with a comedic undertone, which is true of Shaggy. When you listen to it it’s uplifting – it’s feel good music. It’s a new Shaggy, with a new vibe.

Shaggy supports new mentoring system
Shaggy and the mayor of London, Boris Johnson, are teaming up to launch a new mentoring system, to encourage more Londoners to become mentors, at City Hall at 9.30 AM today!

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