This project's funding goal was not reached on June 23, 2011.
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!
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