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Prezident Brown is a conscious Jamaican roots reggae artist who carries a universal message of hope and righteousness. October 2012 Tads Records released his new CD entitled I Sound is From Creation. April / May 2013 he is slated to do the I Sound tour co-billing with Reggae Angels. Both artists bands and sets are consistently strong. Prezident Brown is an infuential musical spokesman and grassroots leader for the roots people. His popularity is on the rise as he continues to carry the musical torch in North America, Europe and beyond and to put out strong new CD releases.
Co-billing with Prezident Brown, the Reggae Angels recently released their 12th CD mid – November 2012 called Turn On The Light that is agreed to be their strongest album to date. November 17th they were top artists on the Pitzer Reggae Festival in Claremont, California where they performed a number of songs from their new album along with many of their old favorites. The Reggae Angels were well received and the vibes were high.
March / April 2011, Prezident Brown did a successful western US tour called the Do Thy Work Tour and in the summer of 2011 he was a highlight on the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, Reggae on the River and a number of other festivals. This August he headlined the Beneficial Reggae Festival in Northern CA. Last August, 2011, Prez toured Europe where he is also loved and appreciated. The year before, in April 2010 Prezident Brown did a co-bill tour with the Wailing Souls which was a great success. Over the summer of 2010, Prezident Brown performed on the Reggae on the River festival, and numerous other shows. Prez has been consistently touring over the years.
Prezident Brown is a substantial musical messenger who has knowledge to share in his songs. He is well loved and respected internationally. Prez is consistently a hard working artist, who keeps performing live and putting out new CD’s that bring strength and encouragement to his listeners.
Prezident Brown is a champion of the new roots and reality consciousness reggae movement that entertains, informs and inspires. Prez’s new release is entitled I Sound is From Creation. His earlier releases are called To Jah Only, Generation Next and Prezident Brown — Showcase Volume One, Two, Three, 4 Health and Strength and Common Prosperity.
“It’s a rough road, as I trod along. Guide I Oh Jah with thy mighty hand. It’s a rough road and I have to make my footsteps sure” chants Prezident Brown.
For more information, check his website at http://www.prezidentbrownmusic.com/
The Reggae Angels — the messengers — work consists of musical guidance for themselves and others towards righteous living – proverbial words and music affirming and clarifying the teachings of the prophets. Lyrically, their music is a guide toward good character, affirming positive human qualities such as love, hope, chivalry, gratitude and generosity. Over the last seventeen years The Reggae Angels have toured extensively in North America, Hawaii, Canada, South America, Europe and Africa. They have co-billed tours with Andrew Tosh, Everton Blender, Michael Rose, Don Carlos, Anthony B, Junior Reid, The Abyssinians, Sugar Minott, Warrior King, and Frankie Paul as well as touring on their own. This April / May, 2013 they are slated to tour North America with Prezident Brown. They have also performed on many of the major festivals in the U.S. and Europe. The Reggae Angels are loved by the people.
The Reggae Angels have one of the most extensive discographies of any American based Reggae acts with 12 CD’s in their catalogue. These CD’s can be purchased at Earnie B’s Reggae or through all the major online retailers. All the Reggae Angels work consists of original organic recordings with diverse arrangements and excellent musicianship. None of the 12 songs on their new album sound alike. Each song is distinct. Their last five albums were tracked live in their own recording studio in Oakland, CA called The Workshop. All of their albums have been mixed by top reggae engineers. Their last four CD’s were mixed and mastered by Jim Fox at the Lion and Fox recording Studio in Washington DC.
The Reggae Angels are currently based in Oakland, CA. Top international reggae artists have had the Reggae Angels back them, including Don Carlos, Anthony B, Prezident Brown, Cornel Campbell, Perfect, Richie Spice, Marcia Griffiths, Judy Mowatt, Horace Andy, Michael Rose, Romain Virgo, Big Youth, The Abyssinians, Edi Fitzroy, Lutan Fyah, Carlton & The Shoes, Junior Murvin, Clinton Fearon, Everton Blender, Sugar Minott, Andrew Tosh, Shinehead, I-Octane, Warrior King, Junior Reid and Frankie Paul. The band has consistently met the needs of world-class artists.
The name Reggae Angels more accurately refers to the Reggae Angels vocalists and music act than to the musicians who back them. Musicians have come and gone and returned over the years but there is generally a pool of top musicians called on for each musical mission. Sly and Robbie backed the Reggae Angels in 2008 prime time on Reggae on the River in Humboldt, CA. The Reggae Angels vocalists are Fenton Wardle, Cynthia Roots and Angelica Wardle, Fenton’s daughter. The lead vocalist Fenton started performing for the public at the age of twelve, playing his accordion in the streets of San Francisco. In 1982, Fenton fronted his first Reggae band called Ily, based in Hanover, New Hampshire where he attended Dartmouth College and graduated in 1984. In 1986 he formed a band in California called The Chosen Few. In 1989 the band re-grouped as The Elevations. Fenton sang lead and harmony vocals and played keyboards. In 1992 Fenton started the Reggae Angels.
The Reggae Angels live show is well groomed after years of spot dates, touring and recording. The Reggae Angels strive to spread a positive message to help change the world to make it a better place. The Reggae Angels deliver high-energy performances with a happy, uplifting sound. Their musicians are world class. Their music speaks of God consciousness and God centric living. Their lyrics contain spiritual insights and the teachings – the message. All different ages and types of people love the Reggae Angels, especially the spiritually inclined. The Reggae Angels strive to educate their listeners towards a high standard of morality, righteousness and service to humanity.
For more information, check their website at http://www.reggaeangels.com/
BIOGRAPHY: PREZIDENT BROWN
Prezident Brown, born Fitz Albert Cotterell, has been called, “one of the most interesting cultural dee-jays since U Roy”. Emphasizing positive messages, Prezident Brown has continued to pioneer his own direction, developing his own approach to dee-jaying that he calls, “The chanting stylee”.
Born to a Seventh Day Adventist family in Colonel Ridge, Clarendon, Prezident Brown grew up in the small town of Oracabessa in the Parish of St. Mary, Jamaica. He was forced to leave school at a young age when his father died leaving him with his mother and three sisters.
Prezident Brown launched his musical career at the age of fourteen, when he began dee-jaying for the Sound King Stereo Mix at the Bamboo Lounge. Initially known as Junior Ranking, Prezident Brown was dubbed, “Slim Brown”, by dee-jay Nicodemus. When he recorded his debut single in 1988 Prezident Brown was named, “Dancehall Doctor”. The late Jack Ruby, producer of Burning Spear’s albums, “Marcus Garvey”, and, “Man In The Hills”, bestowed the title, “Prezident”, upon him. In 1989, he joined Courtney Cole’s label, Roof International, and began performing and dee-jaying at the Rooftop Club in Ocho Rios. In 1990, Prezident Brown became involved with producers Barry O’Hare and Steven Stewart at Grove Music in Ocho Rios. It was Barry O’Hare’s X-Rated Record label that became Prezident Brown’s home base and it was X-Rated Records with Runn Records that launched his career in Europe. In Jamaica the X-Rated label took off as a massive roots revival swept across the country paving the way for Prezident Brown’s conscious style of reggae dee-jaying. In 1999 the Jamaican record label Kariang released the timeless, “To Jah Only” album.
In 2002, Jahmani Productions released a 2 CD disc called, “Showcase Volume 1″. The 46 show tour that followed that release took Prezident Brown across the United States and included performances at The Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, and Reggae On The River. Jahmani Productions then released “Showcase Volume 2″, and “Showcase Volume 3″ which includes a live performance from the 2002 Mt. Shasta Renegade Music Festival. In 2004 the German based label Chet Records with Sony Records released the album, “Generation Next”. Prezident Brown’s most current release is entitled, “Showcase Volume 4 Health and Strength”.
Prezident Brown now lives in Ocho Rios, in the Parish St. Ann, Jamaica. He continues to record and tour. He has developed a strong following in the United States and Europe, and continues to grow musically and in notoriety, as a champion of the new roots and reality consciousness reggae movement. Prezident Brown entertains, informs and inspires.
Common Prosperity, was released in July 2009. October 2012 Tads Records released his new CD entitled I Sound is From Creation.
Prezident Brown is a serious reggae revolutionary who keeps persevering as a defender of the faith.
BIOGRAPHY: REGGAE ANGELS
Currently based in the San Francisco, CA East Bay, the Reggae Angels have been touring the last sixteen years in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Hawaii, and Canada. They are well loved and respected. Top international artists have had the Reggae Angels back them, including Don Carlos, Anthony B, Perfect, Richie Spice, Horace Andy, Michael Rose, Big Youth, The Abyssinians, Edi Fitzroy, Lutan Fyah, Carlton & The Shoes, Junior Murvin, Clinton Fearon, Everton Blender, Sugar Minott, Andrew Tosh, Shinehead, Junior Reid and Frankie Paul. The band has consistently met the needs of world-class artists, touring with them to the far reaches.
The Reggae Angels vocalists are Fenton Wardle, Cynthia Roots and Brady Shamar. Lead vocalist and bandleader Fenton Wardle started playing for the public at the age of twelve, playing his accordion in the streets in San Francisco. In 1982, Fenton fronted his first band Ily, in New Hampshire, where he attended Dartmouth College and graduated in 1984. In 1986 he formed a band on the West Coast called The Chosen Few. In 1989 the band re-grouped as The Elevations. Fenton sang lead and harmony vocals and played keyboards. With the Elevations, he produced two albums- Jah Guide and Good Judgment. In 1992 Fenton left the Elevations and started the Reggae Angels.
With the Reggae Angels, Fenton has produced Guard the Honor, Jealousy, Truth and Conviction, Spirit, Signs and Wonders, Which Road Will You Choose, Live Positive, Come To Jah, Save Our Souls, A Heart With Love, Balance, Make Blessings and Prophetic Mission. Augustus Pablo is featured playing melodica and synthesizer on the earlier works, adding his melodious far eastern sound. The early mixing was done in Jamaica with some of the top engineers there including Sylvan Morris, David Rowe, Soljie, Dr. Marshall and Hugh Palmer. Scientist mixed the next four CDs in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area. Their subsequent albums, Balance, Make Blessings and Prophetic Mission were mixed at Lion and Fox recording studios, in Washington DC by Jim Fox.
The Reggae Angels have one of the most extensive discographies of any American based Reggae acts. They now have a new CD, their 12th album that was released November, 2012 called Turn On The Light. This album was also recorded and mixed by Jim Fox at the Lion and Fox recording Studio in Washington DC. This album is felt to be their strongest album to date. Every song on the 12 song CD is a big song with a substantial message and a distinct, dynamic musical arrangement. Their release before that, Prophetic Mission, is also strong message music guiding to the prophetic ideal. Their tenth release – Make Blessings, on the Explorer Recordings Label out of Toronto, Canada is an excellent album, popular worldwide. The Reggae Angels original organic recordings are full of diverse arrangements and musical changes. None of their songs are on do over rhythms – they are all original. They track their own musicians live in their own studio in Oakland, CA called The Workshop. All their recordings have been mixed by top reggae engineers.
Fans of reggae know The Reggae Angels deliver high-energy performances with a happy, uplifting sound and conscious message. Their musicians are world class. Their music speaks of God consciousness. Their lyrics contain spiritual insights and teachings – the message. All different ages and kinds of people love and appreciate the Reggae Angels, especially the spiritually inclined. Their focus is on clarifying the message of the prophets – advice and prayers to help us live lives pleasing to God. The Reggae Angels are striving to change the world by educating and uplifting the mentalities of their listeners towards righteousness and international morality.