Aloha! Hawaiian Reggae (blog)

In my last blog I discussed California reggae bands.  One artist that could have been included in that discussion is J Boog.  J’s blood line comes from Samoa and was born and raised in California.  Residing in Hawaii since 2006, his music is considered part of the reggae movement from the Hawaiian islands.  Boog has built up quite a following in Hawaii and some of his songs feature vocal performances from Richie Spice and Peetah (Morgan).

The Green is another reggae band from Hawaii who are doing extensive touring this spring including some dates in Hawaii with Bruno Mars.  That’s BIG!  They are doing a lot of dates in California including California Roots Festival in Monterey.  The Green will hit the east coast of USA with 2 of the bands from my last post, Rebelution and Iration.

Inna Vision, a band from Maui consider themselves “Hawaii’s underground roots, reggae ambassadors”.  They will be touring with reggae artists New Kingston and Tribal Seeds.

One more artist I want to mention is Mishka.  Based in Hawaii, this Reggae Pop star was born in Bermuda and raised in the Caribbean.  He music is more acoustic reggae with Caribbean and Hawaiian influences.

 

 

 

Island Head “Punky Reggae Party” makes iTunes Top 200

This past week “Punky Reggae Party” by Island Head made it to number 100 on the iTunes Top 200 Reggae Albums.  This chart is more volatile than Billboard charts because it is based upon immediate sales at that hour.  In one week the album was flying around all over the chart, but it peaked at #100.

The album is also on the recommended “Reggae Albums Under $8” on iTunes.

We also congratulate other reggae artists, our peers, on appearing on the iTunes Reggae Chart, too.  Other interesting reggae albums that should check out are Rebolution, SOJA, Slightly Stoopid and The Green.

You can purchase the album on iTunes here

Physical copies can be purchase here on CD Baby