Reggae Report & MPeggyQ has covered int'l Reggae since 1981. This historic Archive will offer magazines, photos, audio, video, & more! Read more
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About this project
Long before the Internet, the award-winning Reggae Report Magazine was the world’s #1 source for Reggae news and information!
Just In! Give thanks to VP Records for their pledge to the Archive. VP was an avid supporter and advertiser for more than 15 years and Reggae Report regularly reported on their artists and reviewed their releases. We big up VP for contributing to preserving Reggae Report and for all they've done to support Reggae music!
We give thanks to Ziggy Marley and Tuff Gong Worldwide, and salute them for contributing to the Archive! Here's a chance for TWO lucky fans to go to LA's Hollywood Bowl Legends of Reggae Concert on July 31, and then MEET the humble superstar after the show! PLUS, lots of other great rewards are included in this package! You won't believe it! Check it out below!
Did you know Reggae is 40 years old?
For 30 years, MPeggyQ & Reggae Report have passionately pioneered the promotion and marketing of Reggae's creators, performers & lifestyle. From its roots in Kingston, Reggae was transported to a "world'a Reggae" fans from inside the pages of Reggae Report. Recognized as "the international bible of Reggae music" [Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel], Reggae Report consistently brought fans closer to their favorite stars.
This project is important because Reggae Report Archive is a rare and authentic source of Reggae history. Documenting and preserving its rich legacy should be our universal goal.
The Archive will contain hundreds of Reggae Report magazines filled with stories, interviews, photos, reviews, discographies, and retrospectives, as well as entertaining, educational, and controversial articles. There are thousands of historic photos, rare and exclusive audio, vintage and recent video, assorted rare and vintage posters, exclusive photo calendars, and lots of cool memorabilia collected from the ‘70s, ‘80s, ‘90s, and today! The Archive will link to ReggaeReport.com, home to Reggae Report since 1999.
By pledging your suppport on Kickstarter, your place in the collective Reggae community is secure. Your name will be forever listed on the Archive, etching your place in history as an Original Founding Member!
Check out these fantastic unique rewards! A sample of what is stored in the Reggae Report vaults. Pledge and choose – from the Founding Member Certificate to an amazing action-packed trip for two to Kingston with Reggae pioneer MPeggyQ!
All rewards with "Reggae Report magazine downloads" will receive a unique code to download issues of Reggae Report from the Archive site when completed. Contact MPeggyQ with any questions.
Meet Ziggy Marley after Reggae X - Tuff Gong Worldwide and Ziggy Marley Salute Legends of Reggae concert at LA's Hollywood Bowl, Sun., July 31! And there's lots more! Check the reward below!
• "Dancehall Dynamite" CD featuring Shaggy, Beenie Man, Sizzla, Yellowman, Yami Bolo, Capleton, & more!
• Stir it Up! Live Reggae Dancehall Tour 24x36 Poster 1993
• The award-winning "Why Do Jamaicans Run So Fast?" DVD & CD
• Vintage Reggae Report T-shirts 1995 (20 only)
• Jimmy Cliff - Breakout CD 18x24 Promo Poster 1992 (7 only)
• Exclusive Bob Marley Jah Lives 1982 16x22 Poster (15 only)
• Bob Marley - Songs of Freedom- Paris Photo Exhibit 24x36 Poster 1991 (15 only)
• Bob Marley 30th Anniversary Tribute Painting 1995 23x34 (5 only)
• VIP Passes to Miami’s Bayside Rocks! Festival, Nov. 19, 2011
• The MPeggyQ...This is Reggae Music personal history presentation
• A trip for two to Kingston with MPeggyQ for an action-packed tour of Reggae’s roots!
• Lots of free downloads!
Your pledge will go toward staffing and the huge cost of digitizing, editing, tagging, and uploading the entire Reggae Report collection; the same for thousands of iconic photographs, onstage and backstage, and numerous rare interviews and music cassettes; same with rare video footage; and toward informative content and narratives.
The Reggae Report Archive is your Archive. It chronicles in words and photos the global rise of Roots/Rock/Reggae, Rocksteady, Lovers Rock, Roots & Culture, Ska, Dub, and Dancehall.
Everyone loves Reggae and now you have the opportunity to make a difference. Your pledge will make the Reggae Report Archive a reality.
Do your part and together we can give this treasured historical Reggae music collection the home it deserves! Become a backer today!
Thanks in advance for your support, and for sharing this opportunity with friends and family!
Here's more great info on Reggae Report:
Reggae Report departments include Yard Report, USA Reggae, World Riddim, Fresh on de Scene, Int'l Reggae & Top 10 Charts, LP/CD Reviews, Did U Knows, So Jah Seh, So Dem Seh, and Fan Poetry.
Special editions include the annual Bob Marley Tributes, Roots & Culture, Women in Reggae, and Dancehall Rules! Regularly featured artists include Peter Tosh, Lucky Dube, Jimmy Cliff, Third World, Inner Circle, and Ziggy Marley, along with fan favorites such as Maxi Priest, Gregory Isaacs, Shaggy, Steel Pulse, Aswad, Bunny Wailer, Marcia Griffiths, Stephen and Damian Marley, UB40, Black Uhuru, Dennis Brown, Burning Spear, and Buju Banton, to name a few. Regarding MPeggyQ's contribution to Reggae's expansion, Bob Marley Manager Don Taylor claimed, "She's done a lot for Reggae music...some of [these acts] depend on her for the only magazine exposure they'll get."
Contributing writers include M. Peggy Quattro, Sara Gurgen (editor), Lee O'Neill, Patricia Meschino, Howard Campbell, Cynthia Wegmann, Amy Wachtel, Terri Larsen, I. Jabulani Tafari, Ryan MacMichael, Professor Skank, Carter Van Pelt, Lindsay O. Donald, and Shelah Moody. Photographers include Lee Abel, Jan Salzman, Thor Olson, Maverick, Tim Barrow, Ted Freeman, M. Peggy Quattro, and Barbara Reuther.
"...Reggae Report has long been acknowledged for its excellent quality...enabling it to become a reliable source for chronicling Reggae's history." - The Gleaner (Jamaica)
"Reggae Report...is among the most venerable of [those] Reggae journals...an important source of information." - Billboard (Artists & Music)
"Reggae Report is the magazine of Reggae music...the best of its kind in the world...growth, recognition, respect, awards, influence..." - New Times (Miami)
There are a few more rare and vintage posters to add.
There are RR t-shirts from 2008 that will be added.
Posters are shipped in a poster tube.
As many as people pledge for. No limit to the fun!
Pledge $10 or more
SOULJAH! Receive a Founding Member Certificate and be listed on the Archive site forever + 1 free Reggae Report download. NOTE: Every reward level below receives a Founding Member Certificate and a Dancehall Dynamite CD!
Pledge $25 or more
BONAFIDE! Receive the classic 1999 'Dancehall Dynamite' CD-"...from hardcore dancehall to sexy lovers' rhythms to Rastafarian roots-conscious reggae...' says All Music Guide. Featuring Shaggy, Beenie Man, Yami Bolo, Capleton, Sizzla, Yellowman & more; Producers include Bobby Digital, Jack Scorpio & Danny Browne + 2 free Reggae Report downloads. Outside North America, add $6 for shipping.
Pledge $30 or more
PRAM PRAM! Receive this large vintage 1993 "Stir it Up! Live Reggae Dancehall Tour" poster (24x36) featuring pictures of Super Cat, Tony Rebel, Tiger, Wailing Souls, Worl-a-Girl, & Carla Marshall. This tour supported the release of the 'Cool Runnings' CD from the classic movie "Cool Runnings." You won't find this anywhere else! + 'Dancehall Dynamite' CD + 2 free Reggae Report downloads. Outside North America, add $15 for shipping. Rolled & mailed in poster tube.
Pledge $40 or more
YES I! Receive the award-winning "Why Do Jamaicans Run So Fast?" DVD and bonus soundtrack CD! The story of six Gold Medalists who put Jamaica center-stage at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, feat. Usain Bolt, Asafa Powell, Veronica Campbell & more. Witness the power of music & athletics to lift a country & inspire the world. + 'Dancehall Dynamite' CD + 3 free Reggae Report downloads. Outside North America, add $12 for shipping.
Pledge $55 or more
7 backers Limited (13 left of 20)
IRIE ITES! Collector's item! 1995 Reggae Report T-shirt (Limited supply) Classic "Wear the Music" (2 only) or "From the Stage to the Page" (18 only)- L or XL + ''Dancehall Dynamite' CD + 5 free Reggae Report downloads. Outside North America, add $12 for shipping.
Pledge $75 or more
3 backers Limited (4 left of 7)
REGGAE AMBASSADOR! Rare 1992 Jimmy Cliff "Breakout" CD promo poster (18x24) - 7 ONLY! + ''Dancehall Dynamite' CD + 6 free Reggae Report downloads. Outside North America, add $15 for shipping. Rolled & mailed in poster tube.
Pledge $100 or more
3 backers Limited (12 left of 15)
STAR! Exclusive one-of-a-kind 1982 Bob "The Gong" Marley 'Jah Lives' poster (16x22) - 15 ONLY You won't find this anywhere else! + 'Dancehall Dynamite' CD + 8 free Reggae Report magazine downloads. Outside North America, add $15 for shipping. Rolled & mailed in poster tube.
Pledge $200 or more
1 backer Limited (2 left of 3)
VIP! A pair of VIP Passes to the 2nd Bayside Rocks! Festival, Nov. 19, 2011, in Miami, FL. (Limited to 3 pairs ONLY) Move fast & TWO lucky fans will join Reggae Report for VIP treatment and top reggae entertainment + ''Dancehall Dynamite' CD + 8 free Reggae Report magazine downloads.
Pledge $300 or more
1 backer Limited (14 left of 15)
SOUL REBEL! Exclusive large Bob Marley "Songs of Freedom...an Artistic Tribute to the Legend Bob Marley" Paris Photo Exhibit poster (24x36) 15 ONLY and only found here! + ''Dancehall Dynamite' CD + 10 free Reggae Report magazine downloads. Outside North America, add $15 for shipping. Rolled & mailed in poster tube.
Pledge $800 or more
1 backer Limited (4 left of 5)
SEH WAH?! Exclusive 23X34 Bob Marley Tribute painting (canvas print) - 5 ONLY! Numbered with a signed Certificate of Authenticity by renowned Jamaican artist + 'Dancehall Dynamite' CD + Reggae Report T-shirt + 15 free Reggae Report downloads. Outside North America, add $15 for shipping. Rolled, protected, & mailed in poster tube.
Pledge $1,200 or more
ROOTS! Know your history..'.MPeggyQ Presents....This is Reggae Music'...the Reggae Report pioneer will come to your school, college, university, community or cultural center and deliver a personal and entertaining look at her 30 years in the reggae business + 'Dancehall Dynamite' CD + Reggae Report T-shirt + 20 free Reggae Report downloads.
Pledge $1,500 or more
0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)
DO YOU WANT TO MEET ZIGGY MARLEY IN PERSON? AND BRING A FRIEND? Here’s your chance! Join me, MPeggyQ, in LA and get TWO tickets to REGGAE NIGHT X - TUFF GONG WORLDWIDE & ZIGGY MARLEY SALUTE LEGENDS OF REGGAE Concert at the Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA, on Sun., July 31, 2011, featuring Ziggy Marley, along with the fabulous original I-Threes, and legends Toots Hibbert, Ras Michael, and the Mighty Diamonds. We will then take you backstage to personally meet and greet Ziggy after the show! MPQ will take your photo with Ziggy and you will be featured in the show review on ReggaeReport.com, Facebook, and the Reggae Report Archive. Be part of history! WAIT! Mi nuh dun yet! You will also receive an autographed copy of Ziggy’s new CD ‘Wild and Free,’ the Bob Marley Songs of Freedom poster, the Bob Marley Jah Lives poster, a Reggae Report t-shirt, a vintage Stir It Up Dancehall Tour poster, a Dancehall Dynamite CD, 20 free downloads, and your name listed as an Original Founding Member on the Reggae Report Archive site forever! Don’t pass up this up! Be part of something great! Ziggy Marley and Tuff Gong Worldwide support the Archive and so should you! Pledge!
Pledge $3,000 or more
HIT ME WITH MUSIC! An action-packed all-expense paid trip for TWO to Kingston, Jamaica with MPeggyQ! Experience the birthplace of reggae like you never imagined, for a guaranteed adventure you'll never forget. You'll feel the heartbeat rhythm when we visit the Bob Marley Museum, Strawberry Hill in the Blue Mountains, tour the studios where reggae was created and still growing strong, historical landmarks, and discover great food-from jerk pits to fine dining. We'll dance at the hottest local clubs and spend an afternoon at legendary Port Royal where we'll take a boat and relax on Lime Cay beach, the local's favorite! Includes roundtrip airfare from Ft. Lauderdale to Kingston, a 4-day/3-night top-notch hotel, 3 meals a day, and our own safe driver and vehicle. If you want to see Kingston like a local, then this trip is for you! + 2 'Dancehall Dynamite' CDs + 2 Reggae Report T-shirts + 25 free Reggae Report downloads.
- (45 days)