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Reggaeville Yearbook 2016 - Free Download PDF Magazine

01/20/2017 by Gardy Stein

Reggaeville Yearbook 2016 - Free Download PDF Magazine

Ay ay ay, ay ay ay, tell you baby, you huggin‘ up the big monkey man!“ (Toots & The Maytals)

According to the Chinese Calendar, 2016 was the Year of the Monkey. And indeed, the past twelve months have been rather chaotic, full of surprising ups and downs as well as unexpected twists and turns – monkey business! Now that we‘ve put this behind us, it‘s time for a retrospective, for new resolutions and, as always, for the Reggaeville Yearbook.


We look back on 2016 with mixed emotions. With a crying eye, as so many great musical and humanitarian spirits have left us: apart from international celebrities such as David Bowie, Prince and Muhammad Ali, we mourn the loss of Konshens‘ brother Delus, Winston ‚Merritone‘ Blake, Jimmy Riley and many others. May you all rest in power!

More importantly, we look back with a laughing eye, as so many good things have happened. We released yet another well-ridden and well-received riddim by the name of Maad Sick Reggaeville (a riddim that even gave birth to our own mascot!), we completed the re-launch of our Reggaeville Homepage, thus in a fresh design, were able to present you with sizzling news, captivating music and stunning visuals from the Reggae world, We want to express our sincere gratitude to all the artists, labels, producers and promoters who took the time to support us in our hunt for the most beautiful pictures, the freshest release information, countless in-depth-interviews and 335 video premieres.

And we want to thank YOU, the readers, who liked and shared and commented on so many of our posts.

Let us take you on a rollercoaster ride though the monkey year 2016. (Re-)Discover great moments, read about album releases, concerts and festivals around the world and find out who, apart from the victor  Alborosie, gained your favour in the Reggaeville Album of the Year Poll. Grammy Award winners Morgan Heritage not only grace the cover of this edition, but are featured with an extensive year-in-review interview to share their 2016 highlights with us.  

Looking ahead: 2017 is the Year of the Rooster, and its focus and determination are highly welcome. Loyalty, commitment, hard work, family values and top-notch appearances are traits associated with the rooster, so let‘s look and do our best, re-connect with friends and family and get going.

Kikeriki! Cockadoodledoo! Kukuryku!