proves to have staying power on the radio
SEEFARI radio report 5/20/08
SEEFARI's latest CD "Rasta Italist" continues to
grow in popularity 9 months after it's release and almost 6 months
since the CD began to show up in Top Ten radio charts around the
world. The CD has proven to have staying power, with heavy to moderate
airplay continuing on radio stations and webcasts around the world.
Many stations have aired tracks from the CD steadily since it's
release in fall of 2007. The CD has proven to be a crossover success
with reggae, world and rock DJs.
"Rasta Italist" is #3 this week (#4 last week)
most-downloaded song at Toronto-based radio promotions website
RadioDirectX. This chart is based on downloads by radio DJs and Music
Directors at radio stations around the world. The CD has garnered rave
reviews from critics and fans and several songs from the CD have
become a regular part of SEEFARI's live show, with incredible audience
"No more war" is #9 this week on the ILRN
Australian Indie Radio Reggae Charts weekly Top Ten ! Thanks to Sean
Ison and Keith Ashton @ ZFM! Eight songs from the "Rasta Italist" CD
have made a total of 16 appearances in this Top Ten chart since
January, including 3 appearances by "Beautiful majesty" and "Wizzy
Wisemind' (featuring ijahmelody). Both of these songs reached #2 on
the chart. Other songs that have appeared on this chart include "Mary
Jane" (#4 and #6), "Rootsman" (#6), "Pray every day" (#10), "No more
war" (#8, #9), "1 love not 2 hate" (#4) and "Rasta Italist" (#1, #7 )
That's right! Rasta Italist reached #1!
Perhaps the most popular song on the CD, "Rootsman"
reached #1 last month on the Top Ten from the Lion's den from DJ
Lioness @ KCRL in Salt Lake City, Utah and West Coast based web
station jahradio.org. "Rootsman" has charted for several weeks ( #5
this week) and "No more war" also charted last month. This is ten
weeks on this Top Ten chart. Thanks to Lioness! Lioness has
aired "Rootsman" and several other tracks from the CD heavily on her
weekly program since November! Big love to Lioness! "Mary Jane" is the
3rd SEEFARI track to be aired on Roots Radio on Commercial station
106.3 FM KWUF in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. The station has previously
aired "Rootsman" several times (and again this week) as well as "Rasta
"Rootsman" was #29 Best reggae songs of 2007 @
"Rootsman" is featured on Lance O's "Island
Hoppers TV" (Puerto Rico Episode #6) on DishNetwork and DirecTV
On the World Music Charts, SEEFARI rode the Top
Ten World Albums Chart for 6 straight weeks at WORT FM in Madison
Wisconsin and for 4 weeks @ CFBX The X in BC, Canada.
Thanks to Sybil Augustine, Steve Marlow and FRP!
Chris Edwards @ WIUP in Indiana, PA has added
SEEFARI to his punk rock /reggae show's playlist
Adam B @ Y-Rock @ XPN (Indie Rock station) in
Philadelphia named SEEFARI #3 top artist in March
World music/indie rock./dance music radio pioneer
Rev cool @ WYSO in Yellow Springs has aired the Rasta Italist CD
heavily since September! Jim "rev cool" Carter has been instrumental
in launching the careers of artists such as Guided by Voices,
Earth Island Orchestra and Toxic Reasons.
Lenard, host of "Dreadlocks in Moonlight"
on Drechtstad FM 95.7 - 105.9 cable in The
Netherlands reports continued airplay and continued positive listener
response several months after he first began airing the CD.
Chris Azevdo from
Scratch Radio (Popular Canadian webradio station named for Lee
"Scratch" Perry) has added 3 SEEFARI tracks to his playlist (Mary
Jane, Mary Jane Dub and No more war)
Thanks to Sean Ison and Keith Ashton at ZFM
Countrywide Radio in Australia!
Thanks to Lioness in Salt Lake City!
Thanks to rev cool @ WYSO FM in Yellow Springs,
Thanks to Lenard in The Netherlands
Thanks to Chris @ Scratch radio
Thanks to Chris at WIUP!
Thanks to Lance ) in Miami
Thanks to Ras Jah Real in Alaska
Thanks to Salvatore Baldaccino at reggae
connection radio in Belgium!
Thanks to rev cool @ WYSO FM in Yellow Springs ,
Thanks to DJ Osonatty @ Roots Radio in Colorado!
Thanks to Charleston Okafor @ WCSB in Cleveland!
Thanks to all of the DJs and program
directors who have added tracks from SEEFARI's "Rasta Italist" CD to
playlists, charts, comments etc always appreciated (appreci-loved)
Latest SEEFARI radio news shows
reggae/world/rock crossover trend
for this roots reggae CD –
Week ending 3/31/08
*“Wizzy Wisemind” #2
this week returns to Top ten in Australia -5 different songs from the
CD in Top Ten for 8 weeks on ILRN Australian Indie Radio Reggae Charts
*“Rootsman” #3 this week, #1 last week on Lioness’ Top Ten KCRL in
Salt Lake City. (3rd week in a row in top ten) Lioness has played this
tune (+ others) every week since November!
*“Rasta Italist” # 6 Top Ten World Music Albums WORT FM Madison,
Wisconsin (6th week in Top Ten)
*“SEEFARI” #3 Top Artist this week – Adam B – Y-Rock on XPN (Indie
rock station) – WXPN FM - Philadelphia, PA
*“Rasta Italist” played on WYSO FM Yellow Springs, OH Around the
Fringe w/rev cool every week since September!
*“Dub every day” – Virusderock –
– French rock radio reggae special
*“Pray every day” featured on Mikey J’s Saturday melting pot” on Radio
Ceradigian in Wales
*Heavy webradio action on SkyFm Roots Reggae Channel (most popular web
reggae radio site)
*Featured artist this week on 1FM Radioreggaetrade from Brazil