Brooklyn, N.Y., September 26TH 2013… Coalition to Preserve Reggae Music (CPR) has announced that Street Hype Newspaper will sponsor the CPR Showcase scheduled for the 9th annual staging of the family friendly and ever popular Reggae Culture Salute (RCS) on Saturday, November 2nd at Nazareth Regional High School, 475 E. 57th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11203 at 8pm. Patrick Maitland, publisher of Street Hype News Paper says it best when he says, “What CPR is doing is absolutely necessary; they are providing a platform for these artist to expose their talents to the world and I am proud to be associated with the organization as a sponsor of the CPR artist showcase for Reggae Culture Salute 2013.”

During the CPR artist showcase, members of the CPR artist caucus showcase their talents and bring awareness to their craft. This year’s showcase, backed by “Widayyah”, includes Brooklyn based songbird, Michibella, a talented singer and songwriter who writes about every day happenings. In “Money Crisis”, she speaks to the challenges of every day people, when she sings, ‘every one is in a money crisis’.  Currently working on her debut album, Michibella says, she is “ready to take the stage at Reggae Culture Salute 2013.”  DJ Yanks, an avid deejay who operates mostly as a Dancehall artist promises to bring a conscious set to the stage at RCS 2013. Ras Osagyefo is a poet whose fire brand style of delivering insightful prose has made him very popular on the poetry slam circuit. For Reggae Culture Salute, he will perform a special tribute in honor of the 83rd anniversary of the Coronation of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I and Empress Mennen. Connecticut based, singer, songwriter, Don Minott is no stranger to the New York tri-state reggae circuit. Known for his potently conscious lyrics and endearing stage presence, Don is also performs regularly on music festivals in Europe. His music is best described as social commentary and his album, “Speak for the Poor” with heartfelt tracks like “Hypocrites” and the title track, “Speak for the Poor” is a must have.

CPR is a global movement of reggae lovers and excitement is building for German Rastafarian, Uwe Banton who will make his way to New York for the first time to perform at Reggae Culture Salute 2013. Already a household name on the European reggae circuit, having performed at most if not all of the reggae festivals there, Uwe is constantly spreading the message of Rastafari and one love with his deeply spiritual songs examining the socio-political phenomena of our times. Songs like “Work”, in collaboration with Mikey General remains ever popular and “Thought I’d Let You Know” is a powerful ode to the ladies. It’s been a long time coming and Uwe is excited to be heading to New York.


ETANA, “The Strong One” returns to headline Reggae Culture Salute 2013 while reggae prodigy, singer, songwriter, producer and founder of the Big Ship label, Freddie McGregor will make a special appearance as he receives CPR’s highest honor, the Pinnacle Award for his more than fifty years as a pioneer on the Jamaican music scene. Reggae Culture Salute has become the preeminent roots reggae event in the New York tri-state area. The family event attracts a diverse intergenerational audience of reggae lovers who come each year to celebrate roots reggae music in an authentic community vibe. Sponsors for Reggae Culture Salute 2013 include, CPRLive, VP Records, Dennis Shipping, Street Hype Newspaper, Dragon Stout, Transcontinental Shippers and World A Reggae.

For information call 718 421 6927 or

General admission tickets are $30 in advance, VIP tickets are $100 and children 12 and under are free.


About CPR:  The Coalition to Preserve Reggae Music, Inc. (CPR) is a 501 (c) (3) organization that works to preserve the reggae art form and its traditional message of healing and unity. The mission of the Coalition is to raise the bar in the creation, development, promotion and presentation of reggae music; to elevate the profile of its purveyors; and to research, codify, curate and disseminate information about the genre so as to increase understanding of its development, its significance, and its influence around the world. CPR conducts forums, presents events and broadcasts radio programs via CPRLive about reggae music and is open to all reggae lovers.

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