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Nicky Dread & The Crooked Beat - Thursdays 7-9PM on CFRU-FM

NICKY DREAD has been spinning SKA, ROCK STEADY and REGGAE on CFRU-FM since 1979. THE CROOKED BEAT covers all styles, ages and origins of Jamaican music.

The radio program's musical sources include Nicky Dread's collection of over 2,200 releases (CDs, albums, 7" 45s, cassettes, etc.) and CFRU's library with over 600 CDs and vinyl albums. The collection is augmented by drawers of clippings, and some serious databases of Reggae Recordings, People & Anniversaries.

LISTEN LIVE

LISTEN LIVE!

 

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SOON COME

February is Black History Month.  We continue the celebration.

 

 

RECENT FEATURES

On 9 February 2006 The Crooked Beat celebrated Bob Marley's Earthday and Valentine's Day, sharing the same shelter.

 

Check out some of The Crooked Beat's EARLIER FEATURES.

 

NEW RELEASES

Thanks to all labels and artists for sending music for airplay. Jah love!!

 

PLAYLISTS

Red 2000  Yellow 1999  Green 1998  Red 1997  Yellow 1996 & 1995 Green

 

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LIVE VIBES

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Royal City Reggae promotes Reggae music in the Guelph area.  Forward ideas in Nicky Dread's direction.

Yellow

Please send information on upcoming live Reggae anywhere in southern Ontario to nickydread@gmail.com.

Green

For lots more Live Vibes from coast to coast to coast, visit the Canadian Ska/Reggae Events site.
 

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Features

Canadian Reggae Radio: A Guide

Check out Nicky Dread's updated (5 Sep 2000) Guide to CANADIAN REGGAE RADIO. It contains details about Reggae programs on Radio Stations throughout Canada (mostly Campus/Community). The Guide contains contact details for over 50 shows on 30+ radio stations. Send details of any additions or changes you know of to Nicky Dread.

The Guide to Canadian Reggae Artists lists over 90 Canadian-based Reggae Artists and Bands.

DEM STORY

Read "The Loudest Island: A Brief History of Jamaican Music" by Nicky Dread and check out the Dread's Reggae Book list.

REVIEWS

Check out some of the musical reviews that Nicky Dread has written.

REGGAE AWARDS

Results from recent Canadian Reggae Music Awards and the Reggae category of the Juno Awards.

REGGAE LINKS

Links to Reggae-related sites that will further your knowledge and appreciation of Jamaican music.

 

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Results from previous Nicky Dread Polls:

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How do you rate Nicky Dread's site?

Number of albums purchased in 2000?

Was 2003 a good year for Reggae?

 

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STEP FORWARD

Thanks for visiting Nicky Dread's Home Page. Forward the Reggae Vibe, EVERY TIME!

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The Crooked Beat on CFRU-FM is sponsored by Well Charged Music, Guelph's Reggae Emporium, 85 MacDonell, Guelph, ON, CANADA, and The Hemp Asylum, 17 MacDonell, Guelph, ON, CANADA.

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Record companies, promoters, artists and bands - get in touch, send music for airplay and review on The Crooked Beat. Support live Reggae music. Let's forward Jah vibe together. E-mail Nicky Dread.

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