Reggae Lover

Reggae Lover

Dedicated to Reggae Lovers - Hosted by Kahlil Wonda and AGARD, Reggae Lover pulls back the curtain on the issues, back-stories, and adventures of the global reggae music phenomena. This reggae podcast features discussions on the culture, economics and all things relatable to reggae lovers. Highlanda Sound produces this Caribbean podcast with new episodes every Monday. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/reggae-lover/donations Want to advertise on this podcast? Go to https://redcircle.com/brands and sign up.... Show More

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July 5, 2020 89 min
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- We are back with a new season after taking an eventful summer break. Our first episode, Caribbean Black Lives Matter, features Nick ( https://howmisound.com/ ) , the host of the Jamaican State of Mind podcast. ---------------...
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June 29, 2020 71 min
Our special guest was Shawn from the Reggae Talk podcast and Reggae Music Forever blog. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Certainly, we discussed the state of dancehall/reggae culture with Reggae Music Forever including topics: * Firstly, Dancehall supporters versus die-hard fans of roots reggae. * Secondly, The overlooked conscious dancehall ( https://reggaelover.com/new-musi...
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June 21, 2020 65 min
WALSHY FIRE STATED THAT “JAMAICAN ARTISTS ARE ON THE VERGE OF CREATING A NEW GENRE” IN A RECENT INTERVIEW. THIS CLAIM WARRANTED FURTHER EXPLORATION SO WE WENT IN ON THE NEW MUSIC OF JAMAICA. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Before analyzing today’s music we reviewed the many ...
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June 14, 2020 39 min
This was supposed to be a Dancehall 101 conversation and it ended up being a Dancehall vs Reggae debate. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- More than a debate, various explanations of the culture emerged. This was our second talk show format episode and topics mentioned here ended up being re-hashed throughout the rest of the season. Support this podcast at — h...
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This is by far the funniest Reggae Lover episode. We list some of the biggest reggae one-hit wonders. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/reggae-lover/donations Want to advertise on this podcast? Go to https://redcircle.com/brands and sign up.
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Lila Ike was one of our best interviews from last year. Check out this replay and make sure to grab her new EP, The ExPerience ( https://www.google.com/search?sxsrf=ALeKk00ZkLjO4dOayDvEwue5Ca4SU5cgAg%3A1590985164970&ei=zIHUXrPcOqqc_Qad2bfQBQ&q=lila+ike+the+experience&oq=lila+ike+the+&gs_lcp=CgZwc3ktYWIQARgAMgQIIxAnMgIIADICCAAyAggAMgIIADICCAAyAggAMgIIADICCAAyAggAUMPNF1iO0Bd...
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May 24, 2020 62 min
A complete break down of the epic Beenie Man vs. Bounty Killer IG Live event presented by @VerzuzTV. ( https://www.instagram.com/verzuztv/ ) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *Also, in this episode, our season finale:* * The drama between Swiss Beats, Tony Matterhorn, and Majah Hype. * Reflections on the life and legacy ...
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Full review of Lila Ike's debut EP, The Experience, plus AGARD and Kahlil Wonda each list their top 5 SingJays ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singjay ). --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *Buzzworthy* - Shaggy, Rayvon, and Spice appear on The Bachelor. *The Tastemaker* - Full review of Lila Ike's debut E...
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May 10, 2020 64 min
Talking about what's going on in the business as we all continue adjusting to being locked down. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ * Apple Music expands coverage to more countries, including Jamaica. * Soundcloud now offering digital music distribution. * Up and coming artists who lack music business knowledge. * Artists beefing and clashing during quarantine and w...
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May 3, 2020 31 min
AGARD goes solo talking about the Soundclash.com Quarantine Clash tournament, Dexta Daps' release from prison, Lila Ike's upcoming EP, and more. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/reggae-lover/donations Want to advertise on this podcast? Go to https://redcircle.com/b...
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April 26, 2020 59 min
AGARD and Kahlil Wonda invite their wives to talk about their Reggae lover journeys. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ *Buzzworthy* * Buju performs on BET. https://youtu.be/y2G4PnJ9Sjk * Beenie and Bounty IG Live performance. https://youtu.be/vjD34TOODXw *Tastemaker* * David Powell - Life Hard. https://open.spotify.com/album/6lFMsLfs0fIBYg3e7roAf6 * Etzia ft. Sean Paul - Let My...
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April 19, 2020 60 min
Last week Protoje announced that his Indiggnation Collective (including Lila Ike and Sevana) has inked a multi-album deal with RCA Records. We discuss this historic singing and the recent trend of major label A&R's paying attention to Jamaican talent. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...
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April 12, 2020 60 min
This episode examines the dichotomy that is the incarcerated, gold-selling, chart-topping, and ever polarizing Vybz Kartel. His murder conviction was recently upheld by the Jamaican appeals court. Also, he won the Best Male Dancehall Artist category at the International Reggae and World Music Awards in Jamaica for the last two years in a row. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...
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April 6, 2020 43 min
This episode explores the current trend of celebrity producers and song-writers going live and competing in pseudo-soundclash fashion. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Selectors are juggling live and clashing on social media channels like never before. The music industry must continue to thrive using the technology that's avai...
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March 29, 2020 53 min
A HILARIOUS CONVERSATION ABOUT THE WINNERS FROM THE 38TH ANNUAL IRAWMA AND THE ACCURACY OF OUR PREDICTIONS. WE ALSO HAVE LOTS OF UPDATES FROM THE REGGAE WORLD IN THIS 2ND QUARANTINE EPISODE. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *INTRO:* 0:43 – AGARD Quarantine mixes https://soun...
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March 22, 2020 47 min
In light of the current quarantine, we took time out to share personal updates and recommendations. We read selected fan mail and reviews plus spread love and offer encouragement. Find out who are the top 10 countries and cities around the world that listen to Reggae Lover. Recommend content to check out while you're stuck at home: * Buju Banton interviewed by Winford Williams (On Stage). * Buju Banton interviewed by Seani B ...
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March 15, 2020 52 min
Part 2 of our interview with Kwasi Bonsu, co-founder of the *Jamaica Music Conference* (JMC), the preeminent annual *conference* for industry education, networking and collaboration in *Jamaica*. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/reggae-lover/donations Want to advertise on this podcast? Go to https://redcircle.com/brands and sign up.
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March 8, 2020 44 min
In this episode's main Segment catch an interview with Jamaica Music Conference founder and CEO, Kwasi Bonsu. The 7th annual conference featured panel discussions, workshops, artist showcases, special events, exhibits and more. Kwasi recaps this year's JMC and highlights his favorite moments. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...
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March 2, 2020 54 min
A talented group of Reggae producers has been spreading the culture worldwide without necessarily getting their due fanfare. Many listeners may not know who is responsible for the songs and riddims they enjoy listening to. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...
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February 23, 2020 23 min
Kahlil Wonda analyzing the top 5 reality tunes from reggae's best decade. Kahlil has pieced together his personal top-ranking 90's culture selections. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ * *Buzzworthy* - Buju Banton Drew a Massive Crowd In Kenya For First Post Prison Show In Africa. Banton rocks mega-concert a...
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