Due to popular demand, the Reggae Revolution Mixtape is now available to purchase on CD!
Reggae Revolution Mixtape
Welcome to the Reggae Revolution, a mega-mix of 29 songs featuring the best-selling Gospel Reggae artists of all-time. Do you like what you hear? You can get each one of these songs (in their entirety) and so much more at http://www.gospelreggae.com. Please help support the Reggae Revolution.
Introducing the Reggae Revolution Festival!
Back in the summer of ’94 I recall visiting a Southern California Bible bookstore and finding a delightful surprise on the music shelf: Christafari’s “Reggae Worship” cassette. At the time, gospel reggae was such a unique concept and only a few artists were dabbling in island sounds and releasing them to an international audience.
I am sure that many initially thought Gospel Reggae was a novelty that would eventually go the way of Christian grunge, ska, or techno. They were wrong. Over fifteen years later, the genre is not only surviving, it’s thriving! In fact, many would argue that the burgeoning sound of gospel reggae is currently stronger than its secular counterpart. With around a thousand gospel reggae artists worldwide, it may even be the fastest growing subgenre of Christian music.
Over the years more and more secular artists and producers like Papa San, Stitchie, Junior Tucker, Carlene Davis, Judy Mowatt, Twiggi, Danny Brownie, Tommy Cowan, Mr. Vegas and Chevelle Franklyn have switched over to the gospel side. Many mainstream artists like Luciano, Sanchez and Elephant Man are also trying to ride the gospel bandwagon while maintaining their secular careers.
However, Gospel reggae is far more than just reggae music with a positive message. This vibrant musical genre marries native Caribbean sounds with the good news of Jesus Christ. Gospel reggae invites participation, not just passivity; it demands a response. Through percolating rhythms, bouncy beats and inspired lyrics, these songs present a distinct clarion call to action — an outcry of international artists challenging you to surrender your life to Jesus Christ, the true King of all Kings and beckoning you to worship before His throne. This is why we’ve started this festival.
At each event we will bring you the biggest and brightest in the genre, including many all-time top-selling artists. You will see more than great reggae musicians and singers playing excellent music onstage. Every single artist and musician performing has been forever transformed by the Spirit of God.
At the end of each festival an altar call will be given by pastor Mark Mohr (lead vocalist of Christafari). In 2010, over 5,000 gave their lives to Christ through Mohr’s invitations on tour with Christafari. In the words of missionary William Carey, we’ve been called to “Expect great things from God and attempt great things for God.” With the birth of the Reggae Revolution Fest, we anticipate an even greater response!
This music has the power to change. For this isn’t just your typical run-of-the-mill Reggae, It’s Gospel Reggae and we are starting a Reggae Revolution. The dictionary defines “Revolution” as “a drastic and radical change in ways of thinking and behaving.” So buckle your seatbelt, hold on tight and get ready for the revolution!
* Note: This is a mixtape and the songs are not full length songs.