Singapura Reggae Festival 2019

We have original Studio One artist RANKING JOE out of Kingston Jamaica headlining Singapura Reggae Festival 2019.

Sunday 17 November 2019 | 4pm till 12am |$20 | Canvas
No outside food & drinks allowed

A celebration of Reggae Music, Dance, Culture, Food & Positive Vibrations. Live performances by Reggae Remedy & Randolf Arriola. DJ sets by Rumshot, Submerge, Ken(Lion Steppaz Sound) & selecta Baba. Specially curated Caribbean inspired food & craft market.


Born Joseph Jackson, in Kingston, Jamaica, July 1, 1959, he was introduced in the music business at Tarrant Junior Secondary School (Kingston, J.A.), performing at school concerts and winning a local talent contest. As he got older, he participated in stage shows and parties in various parishes for veteran singer/promoter Jackie Brown. His first performing name was "D.J. Jolly", and performed with well know artist like Horace Andy, Dennis Brown, Bingy Bunny, Bongo Herman and Keith Poppin. At age 15, he went to the legendary "Studio One" to audition and resulted in his first big hit "Gun Court", produced by Clement "Coxsone" Dodd and a name change to "Little Joe". “Gun Court” lead to more producers becoming interested in working with Joe and such as Bunny Lee, Pete Wilson, Watty Burnett, Sly & Robbie and Sonia Pottinger. Such as "Old Tradition" with Bunny Lee, "Honda 750" with Pete Weston, "Psalm 54" and "Jacket" with Watty Burnett, "Stop Your Coming And Come", with Sly & Robbie, "Natty BMW" with Bunny Diamond, "Shine Eye Gal" and "Natty Never Get Weary" for Sonia Pottinger's famous "High Note" label. As he grew older, still into a young man, he changed his name on the advice of Prince Tony Robinson to "Rankin' Joe". Working alongside Robinson, Ranking Joe had a hit record "A You Mr. Finnigan", with an album of the same name. He was then introduced to the King of DJ's U- Roy, after which he joined U-Roy’s KING STUR GAV Hi-Fi, the most popular sound system in Jamaica at that time. Joe continues to tour all over the world, from the UK, to Europe, all over the US, to South and Central America...etc Also recently recording with Easy Star All Stars “Dub Side Of The Moon” and for Dub/Dubstep power house producers Mungo’s Hi-Fi for the Scotch Bonnet Label.


Internationally acclaimed Singapore musician Randolf Arriola is a live looping master with over 30 years of professional experience in performance, recording, production and broadcast. His unique music-making concept of live looping relies on his creation and processing of audio loops of his voice and guitar.

Arriola’s music is the sonic amalgamation of moods, textures and harmonies that embrace and expand beyond cultures and geographical space. Sounds and songs are dreamed up, formed and performed from strings of thoughts, intentions and imagination, woven into a sonic fabric unique to that very moment.


Singapore's rising Reggae band Reggae Remedy. One of the most dynamic and talented Reggae bands in Singapore.
Having successfully toured Vietnam alongside Denny Frust an Indonesia Ska & Rocksteady singer in 2016 and 2018, backed Ras Muhamad in 2018 & 2019 at The Bob Marley Birthday Bash Singapore. They recently released an EP "Bersedia a tribute to Ismail Haron" and a successful Kuala Lumpur tour in late 2018 .Reggae Remedy have established themselves as a firm favourites with their contemporary approach to Reggae music. Delivering stage performances deep rooted in Roots Reggae, Ska, Dub & Rocksteady.

DJ sets

Spikey Tee (UK)
Spikey Tee is a soul fuelled, reggae educated, hip hop asserted and jungle/dnb ridden man.
With releases on Congo Natty, Liquid V, True Playaz and more recently on A Sides Eastside Records, works with Marcus Visionary and Potential Bad Boy this man is respected by his peers. Include live work upfront for Ltj Bukem and DJ Marky to that list to really complete your picture.
Spikey (the person) takes all this influence from his music in to his life. All of which (obviously amongst other things) bind together to make a truly great man and all of which becomes blissfully obvious when Spikey (the artist) steps on stage be it with a band
or with a simply inspiring dj set...
In a world where artists survive 20 seconds, it is a direct link to his talent that this year marks Spikey Tee (the artist) 27th year as an active participant in the culture of music. It isn't a business for him, it’s life and that’s why he’s still around today with every one of his musical journeys making a statement and permanent attachment to the listeners soul...
Spikey makes me want to sing. Every time I hear a lyric I almost subconsciously start singing it. After a day of listening, the night is spent
singing. See, Spikey (the artist) sings about the truth. He tells real stories. His story. And that he can somehow translate to everyone’s story. This is a great gift and we are all lucky to have an opportunity to share in it.
History is all well and good but as an artist you’re only as good as your last performance which for Spikey (the artist) is either unleashing his angelic voice in the studio or DJ’ing across many lands, absolutely laying down the law from drum n bass, back to reggae and all his influences in between. What is commonly known as ‘mash up’ sets these days Spikey's execution of is and will continue to be legendary – new names for an old game when it comes to dealing with Spikey. Impromptu guest vocalist with Morcheeba at the Days Like This Festival in Sydney (after many years of being a firmly lauded member) I’m continually humbled to have experienced such a
truly, talented, gracious and absolute joker of a human and finally after many years of making everyone else’s albums sound amazing, he’s working on one to call his own. Very apt for the 27th year in his musical life...
This is an enormous year for us the listener as we take this journey around the world with Spikey the DJ, the singer and the artist so grab on for the ride because people like Spikey do not come round very often. Spikey Tee (the person) is an amazing character. Put that on a stage and Spikey Tee (the artist) will simply take that and give you a performance that will make you feel larger and more positive than anything you could ever imagine


Rumshot has always been passionately rooted in the music scene. Since his early years when he started out as a percussionist, and brass band player, he has always crossed many genres of music.
Rumshot continues to keep his roots firmly placed in the: Reggae (as founder of Dub Skank’in Hifi sound system, drummer for Reggae Remedy-Singapore reggae band), World Music (founder & drummer for Instigator Afrobeat Orchestra) and Brazilian / Latin(founder and ex-member of Wicked Aura Batucada; scenes, as well as a percussion / drum tutor, musician and sound engineer.
Since starting his djing career he has played in Manchester, London,Thailand, Bali, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore. Rumshot has performed or opened for artists such as Olodum(Brazil), Johnny Osbourne(Jamaica), Tippa Irie(UK), Suns Of Dub(Jamaica), U-Brown(Jamaica), Papa U Gee(Japan), Ras Mohamad(Indonesia), Cojie Mighty Crown(Japan), General Levy(UK), Prince Fatty(UK), Ray Lugo(US), Dusty(Germany), Conkarah(Jamaica) & Dub-Stuy Sound(US).


Lavin Raj, better known by his moniker as Submerge, is a DJ, Sound Engineer and vinyl junkie from Singapore. He has been DJing for more then a decade with an obsession for bass driven music, which earned him recognition in the city’s underground scene. He’s graced the decks at a smorgasbord of venues. Starting out mainly playing Drum & Bass, Jungle, then to Dub, He has collaborated and shared the stage with some of the most important names in Singapore, & also played alongside big international acts like Goldie, Roni Size, LTJ Bukem, General Levy, Johnny Osbourne, JStar, Prince Fatty, Logistics, A-Sides, SPY and Spectrasoul to name a few. His love for music had him hosting a weekly radio show with fellow DJ, Presha, on Meshradio for a few years. Renowned regional & global guests were featured on the radio show. Through his musical influences Submerge has also been flirting with Reggae rhythms & dancehall topped by warm layers of Dub

electa Baba from lion city Singapore. He's part of Big up sound. Vinyl selecta specialising in early Reggae, Ska & Rocksteady.

KEN(Lion Steppaz Sound)
Japanese Reggae selecta spinning Roots Reggae, Steppas & Dub from Lion Steppaz sound

Dancehall Dance Showcase
RUDE Inc. Dancehall crew
Established in 2016, RUDE Inc. was formed to spread the awareness and love of the dancehall culture to Singapore’s younger generation. They have organised a series of events called Re-Up Di Fiyah that are catered to new & upcoming dancers, providing them a platform for exposure while connecting them to the seniors and veterans of the dancehall community in Singapore. They hope to further provide the community with more opportunities to come together and learn from each other and possibly special guests, all while spreading the good vibes and having a party at the same time

Caribbean inspired Food, Art & Craft Market.

Straits Records
Singapore's independent record store selling Reggae, Ska, Rocksteady, World music and more.

Jamdown Jerk
Bringing authentic caribbean inspired food to Singapore
Jerk chicken, Jerk chicken/Jerk Prawn taco and Vegetarian options

Satu Cinta Cookies
Caribbean inspired cookies and cakes

Location Map


Upper Circular Road, Canvas, The Riverwalk, Singapore

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