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Reggae In The Fields
Saturday July 18th, 2015 with Junior Smith
Concert Previews JAMBANA, JAMDAY, Montreal International Reggae Festival plus Peter Tosh in Concert, Dennis Brown in Concert

CONCERT SERIES CONTINUES ON RITF Today, Peter Tosh and Dennis Brown PHOTO: ERNIE SMITH PETER TOSH Tosh began recording and released his solo debut, Legalize It, in 1976 with CBS Records company. The title track soon became popular among endorsers of marijuana legalization, reggae music lovers and Rastafari all over the world, and was a favourite at Tosh's concerts. His second album Equal Rights followed in 1977. Tosh organized a backing band, Word, Sound and Power, who were to accompany him on tour for the next few years, and many of whom performed on his albums of this period. In 1978 the Rolling Stones record label Rolling Stones Records contracted with Tosh, on which the album Bush Doctor was released, introducing Tosh to a larger audience. The album featured Rolling Stones frontmen Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, and the lead single – a cover version of The Temptations song "Don't Look Back" – was performed as a duet with Jagger. It made Tosh one of the best-known reggae artists. During Bob Marley's free One Love Peace Concert of 1978, Tosh lit a marijuana spliff and lectured about legalizing cannabis, lambasting attending dignitaries Michael Manley and Edward Seaga for their failure to enact such legislation. Several months later he was apprehended by police as he left Skateland dance hall in Kingston and was beaten severely while in police custody[citation needed]. Mystic Man (1979), and Wanted Dread and Alive (1981) followed, both released on Rolling Stones Records. Tosh tried to gain some mainstream success while keeping his militant views, but was only moderately successful, especially when compared to Marley's achievements. That same year, Tosh appeared in the Rolling Stones' video Waiting on a Friend. In 1984, after the release of 1983's album Mama Africa, Tosh went into self-imposed exile, seeking the spiritual advice of traditional medicine men in Africa, and trying to free himself from recording agreements that distributed his records in South Africa.[citation needed] Tosh had been at odds for several years with his label, EMI, over a perceived lack of promotion for his music.[6] Tosh also participated in the international opposition to South African apartheid by appearing at Anti-Apartheid concerts and by conveying his opinion in various songs like "Apartheid" (1977, re-recorded 1987), "Equal Rights" (1977), "Fight On" (1979), and "Not Gonna Give It Up" (1983). In 1991 Stepping Razor - Red X was released, a documentary film by Nicholas Campbell, produced by Wayne Jobson and based upon a series of spoken-word recordings of Tosh himself, which chronicled the story of the artist's life, music and untimely death.[7][8] In 1987, Peter Tosh seemed to be having a career revival. He was awarded a Grammy Award for Best Reggae Performance in 1987 for No Nuclear War, his last record.[9] (WIKI) DENNIS BROWN Dennis Brown Live in ConcertDennis Emmanuel Brown (February 1, 1957 -- July 1, 1999). During his prolific career, which began in the late 1960s when he was aged eleven, he recorded more than 75 albums and was one of the major stars of lovers rock, a sub-genre of reggae. Bob Marley cited Brown as his favourite singer,dubbing him "The Crown Prince of Reggae", and Brown would prove hugely influential on future generations of reggae singers. Second only to Bob Marley in the hierarchy of reggae music, Dennis Brown was a true innovator and entertainer. This DVD captures the star in an hour-long concert performance. Backed by Lloyd Park's We The People Band, Brown is nothing short of a revelation.YT
The Good Word
Rev. Jacob Afolabi - Spoken Word
Interview Jesse Jones - JAMBANA One World Festival
Festival highlights
August 2 and 3 1015, Markham Fair Ground (Toronto)
Jesse Jones - Spoken Word
Till I Kiss You
Nana McLean - single
God is Standing on the Throne
George Banton - single
Come Back and Stay
Fab 5 - single
Interview Ernie Smith
JAMBANA One World Festival
August 2 and 3 1015, Markham Fair Ground (Toronto)
I Can't Take it
Ernie Smith - single
To Behold Jah
Ernie Smith - single
Pitta Patta
Ernie Smith - single
JAMDAY August 8, Ottawa
You World and Mine
Luciano - single
Hold You
Gyptian - single
Montreal International Reggae Festival
Preview with Richard Lafrance
Rocking Dolly
Cocoa Tea - single
Cocoa Tea/Shabba Ranks - single
Bad Vibes
Iba Mahr - single
Sweet Mama Africa
Iba Mahr/Exco Levi - single
Since I throw the Comb
Exco Levi - single
Protect Your Neck
Tarrus Riley - single
Cool Me Down
Tarrus Riley - single
Peter Tosh in Concert
Intro/Creation?Buckingham Palace
Peter Tosh - Live in LA
Pick Myself Up
Peter Tosh - Live in LA
Peter Tosh - Live in LA
Peter's Rap
Peter Tosh - Live in LA
Rastafari Is
Peter Tosh - Live in LA
Bush Doctor
Peter Tosh - Live in LA
Get Up Stand Up
Peter Tosh - Live in LA
Dennis Brown in Concert
In Concert
Dennis Brown - In Concert
The Final Word
Hyacinth Mason - Spoken Word
Interactive CKCU
Big Tunes!!
Yes, Selectah Junior, Love, Love this Denis Brown concert! Have to re-listen on Demand!! Big Tunes!!

5:21 PM, July 18th, 2015
Junior Smith (host)

5:32 PM, July 18th, 2015