Mystic Vibes TV 2011 YEAR IN REVIEW!!

As the yaer 2011 draws to a close, I want to thank the viewers and fans of the only & longest running television show that presents the island Caribbean culture and music in Chicago, Mystic Vibes TV. Mystic Vibes TV has been airing on the CAN TV Network Cable Chanel 19 in the city of Chicago, IL. for over 16 years. And claiming to promise many more.

There were a few first time artists who appeared on the show to promote new their projects and sat down for some very candid interviews.
Aston “Familyman” Barrett  of  the Wailers  was on hand to spread the positive Vibes ( during the bands stopover in Chicago)  winter 2011 tour @ The House Of Blues.     He was interviewed by Wluw fm’s Slacky J.  

The Mighty Diamonds(also 1st appearance)  were one of two  shows  that Mystic Vibes TV dedicated and entire episode featuring the Jamaican trio’s legacy, albums and  their stage performance at the Wild Hare.  I want to thank “Radio Babylon’s” Field Marshall who did a wonderful sit down interview with the group.

And Just When Chicago Was Gearing  Up For The Active Reggae Season!

May 15 2011, was a bittersweet day for the Chicago Reggae community, as we had to say farewell to the institution that gave us Reggae 7 days a week, The Wild Hare.  It was a moving tribute to the host of Reggae bands, DJ’s staff and management who put The Wild Hare and our music on the map in the Midwest and kept it going for 30 years.   Mystic Vibes TV featured a 1 hour  special episode in tribute to The Wild Hare which also included an  in dept  interview  about the journey with the owner, Zeleke Gessesse.


Mystic Vibes TV interviewer,  Headley McKenzie did his annual duties anchoring the  2011 Martin’s International Culture  International Festival of Life(IFOL).  There were featured interviews and a sample of stage performances that included, Machal Montano, Freddie McGregor  Glen Jones and many more.

The return of the Hallie Selassie I Groundations commemorating  H.I.S. 119th Earthstrong.  This event took  place in  Washington Park  just a few blocks away from President  Barack Obama’s Chicago home.  The Rastafarian community and Elders of the gathering share their insights and encouragement on Mystic Vibes TV.

Ziggy Marley will appear on the show soon with some stage performances that I taped at the “Cubby Bear” back in Oct.

And of course  I want to thank the many artists who have submitted their music videos, (remember DVD-R) there have been many positive tunes out there! 

31st  Annual Chicago Music Awards!

Mystic Vibes TV is also nominated in the category of “Best Music Video Show” for the upcoming  31st Annual Chicago Music Awards.  The fans can vote online at  the deadline in 31 Dec 2011.   I want to congratulate the Chicago Music Awards  nominees in some of the categories in Reggae/Dancehall And World Music:



Kenny Rox


Carl Brown

Danjah Rus


Best DJ Dancehall

DJ Slacky J

DJ Boom Bostic

Papa G

DJ Swaky

DJ Rufus   

You can also on the website to see who is nominated in the  Best Calypso/Soca Entertainer and African Entertainer.


I am very much looking forward to be part of the action. And you know Mystic Vibes TV will keep you posted.

You have a very peaceful  festive holiday  season!


Zezel McKenzie/Executive Producer

Mystic Vibes TV  



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