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75 Days - Bob Marley B-Bash @ State Theatre
Lets be friend  www.myspace.com/ambassadordavid1

Ambassador David's Picks
The African Teacher Fridays @ the Backstage Grill

Full Spanish Music Listing Below

^^ indicates new listing

CLUBS
Czar's 505 
www.czars.com
505 Pleasant St. St. Joseph
269-983-1166 - 10 PM  $5.00
Jamaica Me Crazy Fridays 
REGGAE BANDS EVERY 1ST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH
December 5th  - Gizzae
January 2nd - the Ark Band first appearance since November 2005

The Backstage Grill - Green Room 9:30 PM 21+
222 South Michigan Ave, South Bend
Every Friday INTERNATIONAL "Fridays"
The Best Hot International Mixes

Charlie Foster's Restaurant & Pub 8:30 PM
211 Water Street, Kalamazoo, MI
November 14th - Joe Ferguson & Doug Decker

S & Sol Nightclub 616.396.3000
176 East Lakewood Blvd, Holland  9 PM - Midnight
November 15th - Wonder Boys (Blues)
November 21st - Out of Favor Boys (Blues)

November 29th - Mystic Dub (Reggae)
December 13th - Mr. Whooha (70s - 90s Rock)
Sundays Starting Nov 23rd Salsa Dance Party with DJ Tropicz


Papa Pete's - Ph 269-388-2196 10 PM
502 South Burdick St. Kzoo
December 26th  Reggae Jam with DJ Assane
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SPECIAL EVENTS

December 12th Zion Lion 10:30 AM
Grand Rapids Community College
143 Bostwick NE

January 19th Orquesta Sensacional 8 PM
Soup City Benefit for Detroit's Homeless
Gem & Century Theatre
333 Madison, Detroit

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Bob Marley Birthday Bash Tour 2009 More Details Soon Come

TICKETS ON SALES NOW

State Theatre, 269.345.6000
406 South Burdick St.  Kalamazoo
"Bob Marley Birthday Bash 2009"
January 31st, 2009 All Ages Doors 7 PM Live 7:30 PM
Zion Lion & Gizzae, DJs Assane, Ras I.B. & Jonathan
Caribbean food / craft vendors
Tickets $16.00 advance $20.00 day of show
VIP tickets $35.00 Includes VIP seating and "Reggae Legend Birthday Bash T- Shirt" www.kazoostate.com
Tickets can be [email protected] State Theatre or
www.ticketmaster.com 269.373.7000
Brought to you in part by Red Stripe Beer, Saturn of Kazoo,
WKFR 103.3FM and the Comfort Inn.
Call the Comfort Inn at 269.384.2800 mention the State Theatre to get discounted rooms

BOB MARLEY'S B-BASH AFTER PARTY
Papa Pete's 9 PM 18+
502 South Burdick St. - Ph 269-388-2196
With DJ Assane, Jonathan, & Ras I.B.

February 6th   Czar's 505 - Zion Lion - 10 PM - 21+
505 Pleasant St. St Joseph. 269.983.1166
www.czars.com

February 20th the Backstage Grill Green Room - 9 PM - 21+
222 South Michigan St. IN 574.232.0222
Gizzae & the African Teacher 
www.clubfever.biz
  
February 28th Stage Coach Barn (Behind the Black Hawk Restaurants) 269.629.9460 - 9 PM - All Ages
Corner of M-43 & M-89, Richland
Zion Lion & DJ Assane
www.blackhawkgrill.com/barn

March 7th Wealthy Theatre Grand Rapids - 7 PM - All Ages
1130 Wealthy SE, Grand Rapids 616.451.8001
UV Hippo & Gizzae
Tickets advance $10.00 day of $13.00 VIP $25.00
http://www.wealthytheatre.org

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FESTIVALS

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CONCERT SERIES
January 17 - Rare Combination & Celtic Path Dance Troupe
Thunder Bay Concert Series 8 PM
Alpena High School

January 31th - Rare Combination
Spirit Rhythms Coffee House 7 PM
56050 Buckhorn Rd. Three Rivers, MI 269-278-7245

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Latin / Mexican Runnings

Kalamazoo

Salsa Dance Party - Every Thursday Night
Wild Bull - 139 South Edwards Down Town Kazoo
DJ Tropicz - $2.50 Corona $5.00 Long Islands $1.00 Tacos

TejanoMex SUPERSHOW  with Gerry Aranda,
Sundays 6-10PM on SuperHITS 103.7FM

Grand Rapids

Soon Come
^^Sunday Nights with DJ Tropicz
S & Sol Nightclub 616.396.3000
176 East Lakewood Blvd, Holland 9 PM - Midnight
8p.m.-9p.m. Free dance lessons
9p.m.-11p.m. Latin music
11p.m.- 2a.m. Best mix of club, top-40, and Latin.

Every Saturday Night 9 PM
Latin Dance Party
Naya Bistro & Wine Bar
1144 East Paris SE
616.719.4400

Detroit

Saturday, January 19th Orquesta Sensacional 8 PM <<<<NEW DATE
Soup City Benefit for Detroit's Homeless
Gem & Century Theatre
333 Madison, Detroit

Chicago

Willy Torres NYC Salsa Project is coming to Chicago! Grammy winning vocalist with Spanish Harlem Orchestra comes to Chicago with "Lo Que Traigo Yo". On Sunday Nov 16th @ the Cubby Bear. Get your tickets in advance now at the studio, The Cubby Bear or TicketMaster.com. For all the info go to http://m1e.net/c?70343159-DrM9XnqI/PzZA%403685300-adipSJ6pVHimU

Dec 31sth   Salsa New Year's Eve Party @ Latin Street Dancing Studios.  For info go to http://m1e.net/c?70343159-lu4UwokJ0VjSU%403719369-qgdOUJsiKqpJE

Indianapolis

LATIN DANCE PARTY -The Jazz Kitchen - 5377 N College Avenue - 317.253.4900
Indy's longest running Latin dance night. Featuring DJs Marco Dominguez & Fernando Ramirez playing a mix of salsa, merengue bachata, reggaeton,

Latin hip-hop & more. Every Thursday Night 9pm-2am - $7
LATIN FLAVA FRIDAYS - Every Friday featuring the hottest Salsa, Reggaeton, Merengue y Bachata. The Vault - 120 E Market St. Indianapolis, IN 317.824.0800

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Reggae DJs Clubs

Blind Pig  734-996-8555
Sagittarius Bash with / Zuma Hi-Fi & King Jazzy B
Every Last Thursday of the Month
208 South 1st Street
Ann Arbor, MI

Infinity Sounds & Spector Entertainment
2nd Saturdays at WIAA Hall
2015 E. 7 Mile Rd. Detroit

Every Third Saturday
Passa Passa - 9 PM
Café Lura-3184 N Milwaukee Ave
Milwaukee & Belmont, Chicago
                                
Tropical Hut, Detroit
Thursday, 9pm
313-861-5340 
Dancehall Reggae featuring Infinity Sound

Fridays Live & Direct
Trench Town 3919 Woodward (2 Blks N. of Mack), Detroit
Friday, 11pm - 4am
313-836-8686 or (313)831-8552
Featuring Miami, Atlanta, Toronto & Detroit's Strictly Roots Movement with Selectah Kadhafi

Reggae Dancehall Explosion 
Trench Town 3919 Woodward (2 Blks N. of Mack), Detroit
Saturday, 11pm 5am
313-836-8686 or (313)831-8552 
Strictly Roots Movement, Selectah John John, Killa, Kadhafi & Crew

Clubhouse Tavern 
3011 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit
Saturday, 9pm 2am
313-717-3782 
Soca, Reggae & Hip-Hop 
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Reggae Radio

Reggae Revolution WIDR 89.1 FM DJ I.B. Jonathan
& DJ Assane Tuesdays 10 PM - Midnight Request line 269-387-6303

"Reggae Street" WSND 88.9 FM - South Bend
The African Teacher & Jah Dave @ the Controls
Saturday 10 PM - Midnight

WYCE 88.1FM Grand Rapids   www.wyce.org
Reggae regularly mixed in with folk, blues, jazz, rock and other world beat tunes

Alam Latina
WMUK 102.1 FM WMU
Sundays 6 PM to 7 PM

Dancehall/Reggae
WCBN 88.3 FM - Ann Arbor
Saturday 7:00p-9:00p
Host: Brian Tomsic

Ghetto Vibez
CJAM 91.5 FM - Windsor, On.
Saturday 3:00p-5:00p
Hosts: Ghetto Vibez Sound Crew

The Michael Julien Global Mix
WDET 101.9 FM - Detroit
Saturday 10:00 PM -12:00 AM

Natty Dreadlock Rock - Rootsmon Bird- Lansing
Sundays 5pm-9pm, WLNZ, 89.7,
www.wlnz.org or webradio.com

WCBN, 88.3 FM
Train to Skaville
"Strictly Vintage Jamaican Music"
7PM-8PM Tuesday

Monday from 9-10pm on WXOU 88.3FM - Detroit
O.C. Roberts

WHPR 88.1 FM - Detroit
Fridays 9 PM to 2 AM
Live from Gibson's Lounge
12924 Puritan, Detroit.
Simulcast on TV 33 or Comcast TV 71.

Larock and O.C. Roberts
Sundays - 12MID-2AM
102.7 FM / Radio 1 Detroit
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Caribbean Restaurants

Jamaican Dave's Take Out
"The Real Taste of Jamaica"
1059 Wealthy, Grand Rapids 616-458-7875
www.jamaicandaves.com

Palace of Jamaica.
424 S. Washington Square, Lansing
Phone: 517-977-1763

Reggae Apparel

JAH Apparel 616.608.6824
2111 South Division, Grand Rapids, MI

Reggae Web Sites

Caribbeanconnection2002.com (for your Live and DJ Reggae needs)
Reggaeambassadors.org  World Largest Network of Reggae Enthusiast
Indiana / Michigan Reggae www.michianareggae.com 
www.jamaicandaves.com The Real Taste of Jamaica"
Roger Steffens¹ Reggae Archives www.reggaesupersite.com
Islandfestkalamazoo.com  
TimeandPlace.homestead.com (Rastamon Nanne) Co- Founder of Reggae
Reggae Ambassadors Worldwide 
Jaman Reggae DVDs www.jamanreggaedvd.com  Kazoo Own Manzie
www.myccco.com (Caribbean Cultural Carnival Origination)
Rude Gal Entertainment. http://www.rudegal.com  
Detroitreggae.com
Niceup.com
Chicagoreggae.com
Strictlyrootsmusic.com
www.myspace.com/ambassadordavid1

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Clubs

Tello’s

South Haven, MI

 Phone 616-639-9898 10 PM


RA Night Club

932 S. Division

Grand Rapids, MI

616-246-0699

Friday Night Dancehall 10-4AM 


Kraftbrau Brewery

402 E. Kalamazoo Ave.

Kalamazoo, MI, 49007

(616) 384-0288


Bell's Eccentric Cafe

355 E. Kalamazoo Ave.
Kalamazoo MI 49007
Phone: 616-382-2338

Mon. thru Thurs 11am 11:30pm - Fri & Sat 11am 12:30 am, 

 Sun Noon to 7pm


Czar's

505 Pleasant Street

St. Joeseph, MI 

269-983-1166


CHICAGO REGGAE WEBSITE

For Chicago Reggae Runnings check out The Wild Hare at 3530 N. Clark St.(773)327-hare, one block south of Wrigley Field with free Reggae shows before/after Cubs games.
More Chicago reggae is across from the Wild Hare and down one block at The EXEDUS II 3477 N. Clark St. (773)348-3998 a "STRICTLY DANCEHALL" crowd.


REGGAE RADIO

Kalamazoo WIDR 89.1 FM Reggae Revolution, Tuesday 10PM to Midnight with DJ I.B.  Call 269-387-6303 to request.

Kalamazoo Slyof - The Ska Show WIDR 89.1 FM DJ Funk Noka & Timothius Rex Saturdays 3 PM - 5 PM

Reggae Sunsplash Sundays 2pm-6pm. WDBM, 88.9, www.impact89.org

Lansing WLNZ 89.7FM "The Natty Dreadlock Rock Show" Sunday 5PM to 9PM  www.wlnz.org or webradio.com

Ann Arbor WCBN 88.3 FM "Train to Skaville" Saturday Nights 6PM-9PM, strictly vintage Jamaican Music!

West Bloomfield WBLD 89.3 FM "Roots Rock Reggae" Fridays 2PM to 3PM

South Bend, Indiana WSND FM 88.9 "Reggae Street" Saturday Night 10pm-Midnight.  Big up to Host David Alert, entering his 20th year with Reggae Street and supporter of Island Festival in Kalamazoo, MI!  Also DJ African Teacher!

Detroit, Rastaman Vibrations Monday from 9-10pm on WXOU 88.3FM 

Detroit, O.C. Roberts & Reggae Soundblast, WTDR 90.9 FM, Saturday 1:00pm-4:30pm.  (Anyone recall seeing OC and the Samaritans at Club Soda?)


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