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Year in Review: Reggae North Magazine Top Stories of 2023

2023 was a exciting time on the Canada’s music, and Reggae North Magazine intricately wove together various stories, creating a scrapbook that summarize the beautiful, bittersweet, and challenging moments within the country’s reggae and dancehall culture.

Some of the great moments include Exco Levi claiming third place in the prestigious Jamaica Song Festival competition, showcasing Canada’s prowess on the international stage. Artists like Ammoye, Tony Anthony, The Human Rights, and I Noah embarked on global journeys, sharing their music with diverse audiences around the world, underscoring the expansive reach of Canadian reggae.

Kirk Diamond, Kairo Mclean, and Finn clinched the 2023 JUNO award, marking a triumphant moment for their contributions to the music industry. marked its inception with the inaugural track in early December, providing a new platform for reggae enthusiasts.

The collaborative spirit shone brightly as Vancouver’s Tugstar joined forces with dancehall legends Bounty Killa and Beenie Man, creating hits that resonated globally. Meanwhile, Skystar from Edmonton and Jah’Mila from Nova Scotia continued to carve their niches, captivating audiences in their respective regions and beyond.

Yet, the year also bore the weight of loss, as Canada mourned the departure of reggae pioneer Bernie Pitters and Selecta Troopa, musical soldiers who left indelible imprints on the country’s music landscape.

Here are some of the top stories that were featured in 2023.

Jah’Mila Receives Two Nominations at the 2023 East Coast Music Awards – Reggae North (

Kirk Diamond, Kairo Mclean & Finn Wins Reggae Recording of the Year at 2023 JUNO Awards – Reggae North (

The Human Rights Hits the Road on a Nine-Show Spring Tour – Reggae North (

Tony Anthony Follows the Beat of His Music to Australia and Fiji – Reggae North (

Tugstar Continues to Soar with New Collaboration with Beenie Man – Reggae North (

CONGRATULATIONS Exco Levi: You Did Us Proud Exco Levi Places Third in the 2023 Jamaica Festival Song Competition – Reggae North (

Joshua Lucas Making Big Moves on his 2023 Notting Hill Carnival UK Tour – Reggae North (

Tonya P Shines With her Latest Single ‘Free.’ – Reggae North (

Celena Tun Up the Heat with New Single – Reggae North (

Eddie Grant Gets Jamaican Honours on National Heroes Day – Reggae North (

Keele Street Riddim Compilation Hits Stores on November 24 – Reggae North (

Music Community Mourns the Loss of Selecta Troopa – Reggae North (

R.I. P Bernie Pitters – A Canadian Reggae Legend and Pioneer – Reggae North (

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