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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!

April 7, 2010

Shaggy at Elegante Dubai details, new Portugal concert in July, I Am Legend 3 review and Michael Fletcher article

Shaggy Rayvon and DJ Bliss at Delicious Elegante Dubai United Arab Emirates April 7 2010 flyerMore info: Delicious at Elegante, Dubai, United Arab Emirates April 7
Shaggy, Rayvon and DJ Bliss will perform at Delicious in Club Elegante, Dubai, United Arab Emirates tonight. Info about tickets and more: Facebook, Time Out Dubai and Platinum List.

I Am Legend 3 review and photos
Beres Hammond, Morgan Heritage, Gyptian and Shaggy performed at the I Am Legend concert in Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago on Monday. The Trinidad & Tobago’s Newsday has a review!

The Trinidad Express has a photo of Shaggy on stage as does Trini Jungle Juice. More photos on Trini Jungle Juice will follow!

Michael Fletcher article and interview
Wanna know more about Michael Fletcher, bass guitarist for Shaggy? The Jamaica Gleaner has a long article with interview and photos!

Shaggy to Portugal
Shaggy will perform at the Delta Tejo Festival near Lisbon, Portugal on July 2! He’ll also perform in Portugal in May at the Queima das Fitas 2010 (May 7) and at the Semana Academica of the University of Algarve (May). For info about tickets and more, visit the Delta Tejo Festival official site and Festivais.

Shaggy’s full tour schedule

April 4, 2010

Listen to I Am Legend 3 concert live online web stream, new video shoot Ali Campbell & Shaggy and upcoming concerts in the United Arab Emirates

I Am Legend 3 concert live online web stream!
Tune in to 91.9 Soca FM to hear the Shaggy & Rayvon concert in Trinidad LIVE ONLINE! They’re at the Crowd Teaser now that I’m writing this and they just played Oh Carolina. Update: the concert is done and it was hott! Shaggy and Rayvon performed a lot of tunes, from their biggest hits to new songs and classics.

New video shoot! Ali Cambell & Shaggy – She’s a Lady
Ali Campbell says he was shooting a video with Shaggy last Friday on Curacao, the Dutch Antilles islands, for their single She’s a Lady! Listen to the interview and song on Dolfijn FM!

New upcoming tour dates: Shaggy to United Arab Emirates
Shaggy will perform two concerts with DJ Bliss in the United Arab Emirates next week: April 7 at Elegante, Dubai and April 9 at Emirates Palace Etoiles in Abu Dhabi!

Shaggy’s full tour schedule

March 25, 2010

New tour dates: Trinidad, Jamaica, St. Maarten, Guyana and St Lucia

Here are Shaggy’s newly confirmed upcoming tour dates in Trinidad, Jamaica, Guyana, St. Maarten and St. Lucia! Shaggy’s MySpace.

April 3 I Am Legend 3, Queen’s Park Savannah, Port Of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
with Shaggy, Morgan Heritage, Beres Hammond and Gyptian
April 5 Jamaica International Kite Festival, Richmond Estate, Ocho Rios, St. Ann, Jamaica
with 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
April 30 ICC World Twenty20 West Indies 2010, Guyana National Stadium, Guyana
May 1 St. Maarten (DJ Set)
May 9 Saint Lucia Jazz Festival, Pigeon Island, Saint Lucia
with Shaggy, Maxi Priest and many more
Shaggy’s full tour schedule
 
Back to 2001 Reggae Sumfest video
Here’s a video with Shaggy, Rayvon, Rik Rok and Brian & Tony Gold performing All We Need is Love at the Reggae Sumfest in Jamaica in 2001!

Big Yard family All We Need is Love

Shaggy’s full tour schedule

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

February 15, 2010

New official full length video Rise Again with Shaggy, Sean Paul, Sean Kingston, download Rise Again

Shaggy, Sean Paul, Sean Kingston, Tessanne Chin and Etana (from Jamaica), Alison Hinds, Shontelle Layne and Edwin Yearwood (from Barbados), David Rudder, Kees Dieffenthaller and Destra Garcia (from Trinidad) and Belo (from Haiti) recorded a song to benefit the victims of the earthquake in Haiti and it’s available now!

The song, which is called Rise Again, was written by Shaggy and produced by Christopher ‘Langman’ Birch for Birchill Records, to raise money for the Digicel Haiti Relief Fund. The Jamaica Observer writes that Rise Again is the #1 song in Ireland and the #2 song in Japan (on the Japanese reggae charts, it is #1), according to a Splash analysis!

Here’s the link to download Rise Again and help Haiti!

 
Rise Again official full length music video
A music video for the single was shot by director Jay Will, who also produced a lot more of Shaggy’s videos, among others Church Heathen, Save a Life, Bad Man Don’t Cry, Here I Am, Feel the Rush, Bonafide Girl and the Street Bullies Riddim Medley video. You can watch it below!

Shaggy, Sean Paul, Sean Kingston, Etana, Tessanne Chin, Alison Hinds and other Caribbean artists: Rise Again official full length video

The Jamaica Observer spoke to several artists involved about the new video Rise Again for Haiti. Wanna know how the video can be shot and released just a few days after the song was recorded? You can read it in this article. Cayman Net News has an article with photos as well. BVI Platinum also as a lot of info about the Rise Again video.

Get Rise Again and help Haiti!

 
Rise Again lyrics
Wanna know what Shaggy, Sean Paul, Sean Kingston, Tessanne Chin, Etana, Alison Hinds, Shontelle Layne, Edwin Yearwood, David Rudder, Kees Dieffenthaller, Destra Garcia and Belo are singing in Rise Again? You can read the lyrics here!

More about Shaggy, Sean Kingston, Sean Paul and others Rise Again Haiti

January 26, 2010

New song Rise Again for Haiti earthquake victims

Rise Again Haiti
Shaggy teamed up with fellow Caribbean artists Sean Paul, Sean Kingston, Tessanne Chin and Etana (from Jamaica), Alison Hinds, Shontelle Layne and Edwin Yearwood (from Barbados), David Rudder, Kees Dieffenthaller and Destra Garcia (from Trinidad) and Belo (from Haiti) to record a song for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti!

The song, which is called Rise Again, was written by Shaggy and produced by Christopher ‘Langman’ Birch (Birchill Records), to raise money for the Digicel Haiti Relief Fund. It will be available soon!

Shaggy says about the release of the song: “Rise Again is for the people of Haiti. It is to show them that we are here for them and that we will support them each step of the way as they begin rebuilding their lives which were shattered by the earthquake. I am very proud of this song and the collaboration with Digicel. With the launch of Rise Again, we can raise much needed funds to support the relief efforts in Haiti.

Info thanks to Danny Pepperseed and a Digicel press release!

Listen to Rise Again on Dancehall Vibes
You can listen to the song in Danny Pepperseed’s hooott dancehall and reggae radio show, Dancehall Vibes, which will be broadcast this Wednesday at 10 PM CEST (GMT+1) on Stadsradio Helmond!

Update: Playlist, download part 1 and part 2!

Rise Again video preview
A preview of the video clip to Rise Again is on MSN and Digicel’s YouTube!


Caribbean artists sing for Haiti: 'Rise Again'

Download Rise Again and help Haiti!

Shaggy speaks for Digicel Jamaica’s Haiti help
Not only did Shaggy record a song and a video to help the victims of the earthquake in Haiti (you can read more about it and watch part of the video here as well!), he also recorded this message for Digicel Jamaica’s Haiti Relief Fund. You can watch the video here!

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

April 4, 2009

Shaggy’s concert tour schedule updates, classic performance, RE TV MVP Awards

RETV Music Video Awards
Shaggy won the Reggae Entertainment Television (RE TV) Music Video Best Reggae Video and Video of the Year Award for Bad Man Don’t Cry. Video director Jay Will won the award for director of the year. Congratulations Shaggy and Jay Will! Out A Road (with picture) and Tropical Fete.

Shaggy’s 2009 spring and summer concert tour updates
Shaggy’s official MySpace has been updated with a lot of upcoming concert tour 2009 dates!
April 11 Shaggy will perform in Trinidad
April 25 Port Oval, Trinidad
May 2 Jazz Festival in St Kitts
May 8 On May 8 he will perform at Kulturfabrik Kofmehl in Solothurn, Switzerland
May 10 Saint Lucia
May 21 Fairground Holdings, Moedi / Plot 50381, Gaborone, Botswana
May 22 Harare Rainbow Towers, Pennefather Avenue, Harare, Zimbabwe
May 23 Sahara Cricket Stadium, Durban, South Africa
June 6 Shaggy, Mavado, Serani, Mighty Mystic and Redd Hott will perform in Club Lido, 1290 North Shore Road, Boston, Massachusetts 02151. Music by DJ Willie Daniels of Tropical Blendz

More but yet unconfirmed tour dates
Shaggy will perform on the See Fest Tage in Unterpremstätten, Graz, Austria on Saturday May 9 according to the Official See Fest Tage site and Kleine Zeitung. He will also perform on the Kultlokal in Interlaken, Switzerland, on July 25, according to the Jungfrau Zeitung. Shaggy will perform on the Reeds Festival 2009 in Switzerland on July 24, according to Zürcher Oberländer or the official Reeds Reggae Festival site.

Breakfast with the Stars
Shaggy, Jimmy Cliff, Sean Paul, Maxi Priest and Marcia Griffiths will be among the prominent Jamaican artists who will take part in the Creative Production and Training Centre’s (CPTC) 25 anniversary activity Breakfast with the Stars. Jamaica Gleaner.

Classic 1992 Shaggy & Rayvon performance!
Here’s a 1992 performance by Shaggy & Rayvon on the Pre-Labor Day West-Indian Carnival Show at the Brooklyn Museum in New York, recorded by GBTV, thanks to bencult’s CultureShare. Wow, what an energy, what a performance! Enjoy!

Shaggy & Rayvon 1992 early performance

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