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May 30, 2011

Shaggy wins three IRAWMA Awards!

Shaggy wins three International Reggae And World Music Awards!
Congratulations to Shaggy! He won three International Reggae And World Music Awards (IRAWMA) at Saturday’s IRAWMA 2011 ceremony. Shaggy was awarded the prestigious Bob Marley Award for Entertainer of the Year as well as the Marcus Garvey Humanitarian Award and the Community Service Award for his charity work with the Shaggy Make a Difference Foundation benefiting the Bustamente Children’s Hospital!     Read more in the Guardian and Trinidad Express.

IRAWMA photos
Reuters has photos of Shaggy, Tony Rebel, Deniece Williams, Tifa, Machel Montano and Gramps Morgan at the IRAWMA ceremony!

May 29, 2011

Today: Reggae Meets Soca Chutney & Tour updates Italy, France and Austria

Today: Reggae Meets Soca Chutney
The smooth melodies of Reggae, the sweet sounds of Soca and pulsating rhythms of Chutney will converge in the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain today at the Reggae Meets Soca Chutney Concert. The massive event labeled as ‘Super-Star Sunday’ follows on the heels of the 30th International Reggae and World Music Awards and will feature thrilling performances from several of the IRAWMA nominees and eventual winners, among whom Shaggy, Machel Montano, Beenie Man, Jah Cure and Gramps Morgan!

Upcoming Shaggy concerts: Italy, Austria and France
Italian, Austrian and French Shaggy fans, it’s going to be your lucky day soon! Shaggy’s official Facebook now confirms these upcoming tour dates:

Venice Sunplash 2011, Italy (July 2)
Shaggy will headline the Venice Sunsplash 2011 Festival at the Parco dell’Isola dell’Unione in Chioggia, Venice, Italy on July 2! For lots of info, log on to the Venice Sunsplash site.

World Bodypainting Festival, Austria (July 3)
Shaggy and crew will rock the World Bodypainting Festival in Pörtschach am Wörthersee in Austria with a concert on July 3! Visit the Bodypainting Festival official official site for more info and tickets.

Wanna try to win tickets? Eventszene is giving away 2×2 tickets to the World Bodypainting festival, enter here for a chance to win!

Fest Y Musik, France (July 4)
Shaggy, Sean Paul and Daddy Weston will perform at the Fest Y Musik on July 4 at the Zénith de Toulouse in Toulouse, France! Tickets are available on Solution Billetterie. You can find a lot of info about the festival on the Fest Y Musik site.

More
Shaggy’s full upcoming tour schedule (as known so far)

Reggae Meets Soca Chutney concert 2011 Queens Park Savannah Trinidad flyer Shaggy Beenie Man Machel Montano HD Jah Cure Gramps Morgan © Martins Interculture

May 28, 2011

Tonight: Shaggy and Tony Rebel to host IRAWMA Awards!

Tonight: International Reggae and World Music Awards
Tonight the prestigious 2011 International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) will be held at the National Academy of Performing Arts in Port of Spain, Trinidad! Shaggy, who is nominated for four awards, and Tony Rebel are going to host the event. Machel Montano HD, Queen Ifrica, Freddy McGregor, Tarrus Riley, Beenie Man, Tifa, Dean Fraser, Macka Diamond, Denise Belfon and more will perform at the awards ceremony. The ceremony starts at 8 PM (GMT-4). For lots of information about the International Reggae and World Music Awards, log on to the IRAWMA site!

IRAWMAs broadcast live on Trinidad & Tobago CNC3 Television
Trinidad & Tobago CNC3 Television will broadcast live exclusive coverage of the IRAWMA Awards! CNC3 TV has a live stream here!

IRAWMA Press conference
Shaggy was one of the artists representing at the International Reggae And World Music Awards Press conference, which was held yesterday at the Hyatt Regency in Trinidad. Here’s a photo by OnStage TV!

Machel Montano & Shaggy interviews
 Photo of Machel Montano and Shaggy in TrinidadShaggy and Machel Montano were interviewed by BoomChampions on 94.1 FM and by College Mania Radio on 91.9 Soca FM! Machel uploaded a photo of himself and Shaggy, check it here!

BoomChampions Shaggy & Machel Montano interview videos
You can watch the full BoomChampions interview with Shaggy and Machel Montano on LiveStream! They talk among others about working together (Shaggy and Machel recorded the maaad Toro Toro and the Wining Season Remix together!), the charity song Rise Again, touring and Shaggy’s upcoming June 6 hard copy release of the Shaggy & Friends album (his first of two 2011 albums!)!

You can also watch five videos of the interview on YouTube:

Tomorrow: Reggae Meets Soca Chutney concert
Shaggy, Rayvon, Machel Montano, Beenie Man, Jah Cure and Gramps Morgan are going to perform at the Reggae Meets Soca Chutney concert at Queens Park Savannah in Port of Spain, Trinidad!

April 20, 2011

Shaggy to co-host International Reggae and World Music Awards! & tour updates!

Shaggy to co-host International Reggae and World Music Awards (May 28)!
Shaggy will co-host the prestigious International Reggae And World Music Awards (IRAWMAs)! The IRAWMAs will take place at The National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA) at Port of Spain, Trinidad on Saturday, May 28. Source: Shaggy’s official Facebook.

Shaggy is nominated for four IRAWMA Awards. Have you voted yet? Get your vote in now and help determine who will win the IRAWMA Awards!

  • Bob Marley Award for Entertainer of the Year [category 01]
  • Best Caribbean Entertainer [category 22]
  • Community Service Award [category 39]
  • Marcus Garvey Humanitarian Award [category 40]

Tour updates
Shaggy fans from Trinidad, New York, Guiana, UK and France, it’s going to be your lucky day soon! Shaggy’s official Facebook confirms a lot of upcoming tour dates!

May 29 International Reggae and World Music Awards, The National Academy for the Performing Arts, Port of Spain, Trinidad
May 29 Reggae Meets Soca Chutney, Queens Park Savannah, Port of Spain, Trinidad
June 5 K104.7 KFEST, Dutchess Stadium, Poughkeepsie, New York
June 18 Shaggy live in concert in French Guyana
July 31 One Love Peace Festival, Wembley Arena, London, UK
August 14 Les Estivales de la Perrière, Perché, France

Shaggy’s full 2011 tour schedule.

March 19, 2011

Shaggy to be inducted into the Reggae Walk of Fame & nominated for four IRAWMA Awards

Shaggy to be inducted into the Reggae Walk of Fame
Congratulations to Shaggy! Shaggy will be inducted into the Reggae Walk of Fame for his achievements and contributions to the growth of the reggae music industry both in Jamaica and abroad!

Shaggy will receive his induction in the Reggae Walk of Fame when he returns to Trelawny to perform at the official grand opening celebration of the new cruise ship port in Falmouth, Jamaica on March 22. The largest cruise ship of the world, The Oasis of the Seas, will call into Falmouth that day. Other inductees in the Reggae Walk of Fame include Yellowman, Culture, Toots Hibbert, Tony Rebel, Barrington Levy, Third World, Ziggy Marley, Bunny Wailer, The I-Threes and Ky-Mani Marley.

More info: Bob Marley School for the Arts Institute.

Shaggy nominated for four 2011 IRAWMA Awards!
Shaggy has been nominated for four International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA)! Vote here!

  • category 1. Bob Marley Award for Entertainer of the Year

  • category 22. Best Caribbean Entertainer
  • category 39. Community Service Award
  • category 40. Marcus Garvey Humanitarian Award (Shaggy & Friends)

The 30th installment of the IRAWMA Awards ceremony will take place on May 28 the Napa Building in Port of Spain, Trinidad. You can find more info at the IRAWMA site, where you can vote for the awards as well!

March 22, 2010

New releases and upcoming tour dates: Trinidad & Tobabo, Jamaica, St Lucia, Portugal and Hungary

Shaggy featured on new Cisco Adler album
Alison Hinds Caribbean Queen album cover feat. Shaggy Can't Let My Love Go Jah Cure Richie Spice Lyrikal Destra Garcia and moreShaggy, John Legend, Mickey Avalon, Dirt Nasty, Space Cowboy, Warren Jamez, Too Short, Eddie Rap Life, Cobra Starship and Cold Flamez will be featured on Cisco Adler’s upcoming 2010 album, which will be released late spring. Baller Status.

Shaggy on Alison Hinds’ new album!
The hot collaboration by Shaggy and Alison Hinds, Can’t Let My Love Go, is featured on Alison Hinds’ new album Caribbean Queen! Wanna get the album and Can’t Let My Love Go? It’s now available on iTunes!

International Reggae and World Music Awards 2010 Community Service Award Nomination
Save a Life by Shaggy & Friends has been nominated for the Community Service Award at the International Reggae And World Music Awards (IRAWMA) 2010! Other nominees are Capleton, Queen Ifrica, Usain Bolt and Help Jamaica.

Vote for Shaggy
Wanna cast your vote for the IRAWMAs? You can vote right here! The Community Service Awards are category 31 on the list of nominations.

Upcoming tour dates
Here are all newly added upcoming tour dates (all of them are yet to be confirmed). For the full list of 2010 concerts, go here.

Trinidad and Tobago (April 3-4)
Several media write that Shaggy, Morgan Heritage and Beres Hammond will perform at the I Am Legend 3 concerts at Queen’s Park Savannah stage in Trinidad on April 3 and at Tobago on April 4! More info: Trinidad and Tobago’s New Today and City 94 FM, where you can win tickets to the concert!

International Kite Festival Jamaica (April 5)
According to several sources, Shaggy, Beenie Man, D’Angel, Macka Diamond, Junior Reed, Chino, Freddie McGregor, Laden, George Nooks, Richie Stephens, Kiprich, Anthony Cruz, I-Octane, Lust, QQ, Wasp, Jimmy Riley, Stacious, Neville Lindo, Steele and many more will perform at the International Kite Festival in Ocho Rios, St Ann, Jamaica on April 5! Sources and more info: Keep It Jiggy, Andre Glegg (flyer) and Jamaica Observer.

Win tickets to St Lucia Jazz Festival (May 9)
Shaggy will perform alongside Maxi Priest at the Saint Lucia Jazz Festival 2010 on May 9 in Saint Lucia! If you’re a resident of the US, Canada or the Caribbean, you can enter the sweepstakes to win a trip for two and tickets to Saint Lucia Jazz in May 2010, where you can see Shaggy, Maxi Priest, Ne-Yo, Jean-Luc Ponty, Corinne Bailey Rae, T-Vice and many more live!

Queima das Fitas, Portugal (May)?
The Diario Beiras writes that Shaggy might perform at the Queima das Fitas in Coimbra, Portugal. The festival is held from May 7 to 14.

Best of the Best 2010, Miami (May 30)
The South Florida Caribbean News and the Broward-Palm Beach New Times write that Shaggy will perform at the Best of the Best 2010 concert on May 30 in Miami! The line-up includes Shaggy, Gucci Mane, Mavado, Serani, Bounty Killer, Baby Cham, Mr. Vegas, Anthony B, Demarco, Gyptian, Tony Matterhorn and the New Kingston Band. Shaggy also performed at the concert in 2007 and says it’s awesome to be back!
Shaggy will not perform at the Best of the Best concert this year, he will take the stage at Pure Nightclub and Venus Pool Club in Las Vegas during the Memorial Day weekend!

Agárdi Zenei Fesztivál, Hungary (July/August)
Shaggy, Sean Paul, Akon, Kardinal Offishal and many more artists will perform at the Part 1 Agárdi Zenei Fesztivál in Agard, Hungary! The festival will be held July 28 – August 1. For more information and tickets, visit the official Agárdi Zenei Fesztivál site!

Unfortunately, the festival has been canceled.

Shaggy’s full 2010 tour schedule

May 11, 2009

Shaggy’s African tour, IRAWMA Marcus Garvy Humanitarian Award, Kofmehl and SeeFestTage photos and videos

Shaggy wins Marcus Garvey Humanitarian Award at the IRAWMA 2009
Shaggy was honored with the Marcus Garvey Humanitarian Award at the IRAWMA 2009 (International Reggae And World Music Awards) for his humanitarian work! Shaggy has been supporting the the Bustamente Hospital for Children in Kingston, Jamaica for years and he organized Shaggy & Friends, a huge benefit concert, for the hospital, he recorded a single with fellow Jamaican artists, Save a Life, for the cause and did much, much more. Congratulations on a well deserved award to Shaggy!

Shaggy’s African tour in May
Shaggy’s official Myspace has the following dates on which Shaggy will perform in Africa in May:

May 21 Fairground Holdings, Gaborone, Botswana
May 22 Harare Rainbow Towers, Harare, Zimbabwe – more info
May 23 Orange Karnival and Lugogo Cricket Oval, Uganda

This means both South African tour dates will probably not be taking place.

Botswana concert and tickets info
Shaggy will perform at Fair Grounds in Botswana on Ascension Day, May 21. He’s the first international artist to visit the country since Shabba Ranks’ visit in 1994! Tickets will only be sold before the concert from Orange shops for P220 and P440, starting April 24. Botswana Daily News.

Uganda concert info
Shaggy will perform in Uganda on May 23, at the Orange Karnival that starts at 9 am at Shoprite Lugogo. Later that day, Shaggy will also perform at the afterparty at the Lugogo Cricket Oval at 4 pm. Shaggy’s official Myspace confirmes this new tour date! You can find more info and view a picture of Shaggy at Uganda Online.

Shaggy’s Very Special Swiss Showcase at the Kulturfabrik Kofmehl in Solothurn, Switzerland
Shaggy’s Very Special Swiss Showcase at the Kulturfabrik Kofmehl in Solothurn, Switzerland, exceeded all expectations. You can get to know more about it at the Kofmehl photos and review!

Usgang.ch has a lot of photos of Shaggy, Rayvon and DJ Kue performing at Kulturfabrik Kofmehl!

Boomboxx Sound, the soundsystem that played before and after yesterday’s Shaggy concert at Kulturfabrik Kofmehl in Switzerland, has a dedicated MySpace dubplate of Angel by Shaggy & Rayvon online. Jamas Man of the Boomboxx soundsystem also has a photo of himself and Shaggy.

Shaggy and Rayvon sing Angel at Shaggy’s Very Special Swiss Showcase in Kulturfabrik Kofmehl in Switzerland

Shaggy and crew at the SeeFestTage 2009
The Kleine Zeitung has a photo of Shaggy backstage at yesterday’s SeeFestTage in Austria. The paper has more photos of Shaggy backstage and live in concert in the photo gallery on pages 1, 3, 15, 17, 22, 36, 38, 49, 50, 51, 52 and 53 (click on Originalbild for the original, larger pictures).

There’s also a large gallery with photos on Puls 4 by Milos. Shaggy, Rayvon, Na’Sha, D’Major, Robert “Dubwise” Browne, Michael Fletcher and Tony Gold on page 1 and page 11 and beyond. Here are a couple of the photos!

Shaggy ft. Leo Aberer Call Me up freestyle

SeeFestTage Shaggy live videos
It Wasn’t Me
Boombastic

Shaggy and Rayvon perform Angel at the SeeFestTage 2009

Photos

April 11, 2009

Trinidad concert rescheduled, new song I Wear My Sunglasses at Night, IRAWMA and RE TV Awards

Trinidad concert rescheduled
Shaggy’s and NeYo’s concert at Queen’s Park, Port Oval in Trinidad, today has been rescheduled to April 25, due to NeYo cancelling his part of the show. Shaggy and John Legend will perform on the new show on April 25! Trinidad Express.

Vote for Shaggy at the IRAWMA Awards
Shaggy is one of the nominees at the International Reggae And World Music Awards, which will be held on Sunday, May 3. Legendary engineer Erroll Brown, who worked for Shaggy as well as for Bob Marley and Ziggy Marley, will be inducted into the IRAWMA Hall of Fame. You can view a profile of him in the IRAWMA Magazine (click on page 27). Shaggy is also featured in the IRAWMA Magazine (click on page 30).

You can also vote here for Shaggy and your other favourite artists at the IRAWMA’s!

Shaggy tops RE TV MVP Awards
Shaggy won not one, but two Reggae Entertainment Television Music & Video Awards for Bad Man Don’t Cry: Best Reggae Video and Video of the Year. Congratulations Shaggy!

New Shaggy song! Bruck Up feat. Shaggy I Wear My Sunglasses At Night
Shaggy is featured on the remix of Bruck Up‘s new single I Wear My Sunglasses At Night. It sounds cool!

Bruck Up feat. Shaggy: I Wear My Sunglasses at Night on YouTube

April 8 – 1993 Oh Carolina performance!
Here’s a video of Shaggy performing Oh Carolina back in 1993. Enjoy!

Shaggy 1993 Oh Carolina live performance

February 12, 2009

Vote for IRAWMA and Hype TV Awards, Shaggy in Dubai tonight

International Reggae and World Music Awards
Shaggy has been nominated for several International Reggae And World Music Awards! Shaggy has been nominated at the International Reggae And World Music Awards 2009 for the awards for Bob Marley Award for Entertainer of Year, Most Outstanding Stage Personality and the Marcus Garvey Humanitarian Award! You can now vote for Shaggy at the IRAWMAs!

For more information and a flyer featuring Shaggy, go to the official IRAWMA site.

Vote for Shaggy at the Hype TV Music and Video Awards
You can cast your vote for the Hype TV Music and Video Awards 2008 on Dancehall Reggae We Seh! Shaggy is nominated in the categories Best Collaboration of the Year (Shaggy featuring Rik Rok Bonafide Girl) and Reggae Video of the Year (Bad Man Don’t Cry). If you want to vote, cast your vote now, voting is only allowed until February 14!

Shaggy wins EME Award for Bad Man Nuh Cry
Shaggy’s video Bad Man Don’t Cry won the award for Best Music Video at the Excellence in Music and Entertainment Awards, originated by DJ Richie B for Hot 102 FM. You can read more about the EME Awards in the Jamaica Observer, which also has an article about the impact of Shaggy and other Jamaican artists winning national and international awards here.

Shaggy in Dubai extended concert info, interviews and photos
Shaggy is in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, right now to play on the DSF 2009 (Dubai Shopping Festival 2009). Preceding The Boombastic Beats – Shaggy live in concert at Festival City today , XPress4me and Khaleej City Times spoke to Shaggy and interviewed him about his time in the military, his time in Dubai, his music, touring and recording his upcoming 2009 album! Shaggy’s new album will have a wholly different vibe, it will be a unique, melodic reggae pop album.

XPress Life also has a photo gallery: Shaggy at the press conference, the harbor, at the hotel, arrival at the red carpet and at the interview.

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