Category Archives: Jamaica

Late Summer 2013 Mystic Vibes TV Episode Updates And More!

There is plenty of summer fun left in Chicago. And a lot of Mystic Vibes TV episodes for you Reggae fans to enjoy!

Mystic Vibes TV will air several encore presentations through out the next several weeks. Sister Carol, Mykal Rose (formerly of Black Uhuru) and Hip Hop legend, KRS One interviews and much more!
Airing:
Mon Jul 29 @ 6pm
Tues. Jul 30 @ 1pm

Mystic Vibes TV “Classic Reggae Music Videos” Episode feat. music videos by Ziggy Marley and The Melody Makers, Barrington Levy, Half Pint, Burning Spear and more.
Airing:
Sat Aug 3 @ 2pm
Sun. Aug 18 @ 9pm
Mon Aug 19 @ 4pm

And in time for Jamaica’s 51st Independence Day, an encore airing of Chicago’s celebration of last years 50th Independence Day Celebrations which took place at Chicago’s Daley Center Plaza. This episode wil feat. excerpts of a speech from the Prime Minister of Jamaica The Hon. Portia Simpson Miller read by Chicago’s Jamaican Counsulate General, Mr. loyd Hyde and much more!
This 30 Min. Special Airing:
Sun Aug 4 @ 2pm
Tues Aug 6 @ 1:40pm

Zebulun Production Special
Zebulun Productions is my television production company that not only produces Mystic Vibes TV, but several other television projects. Nigerian born Mr. Sonny Akpan author of the book “Bringing Back Glamour into Marriage”, gives his frank discusssion about ture love and marriage in today’s society.
Airing:
Sun Aug 25 @ 1am
Tue Aug 27 @ 1:05am

COMING IN THE FALL 2013!!!

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 21ST ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF LIFE!
Radio DJs Mike Beal and Randolph Coleman of radio station WHPK 88.5 fm (Chicago), co-host highlights of the recent 21st Annual International Festival Of Life which was held in Chicago, Il. @ Uinon Park. This event is presented every year by Martin’s International Culture. Performance higihlights and interviews by:
Jr. Marvin (formelry of Bob Marley And The Wialers Band)
Roger Lewis of Inner Circle
Uroy Massala
J Nice of radio B96fm Chicago
DJ Boombositc
Carl Brown
And so much more!
Mystic Vibes TV will keep you posted concerning air dates & times!

Mystic Vibes TV has been airing on CAN TV Cable Channel 19 for 18 years!!!!

To have you music videos air on Mystic Vibes TV you must mail via post a DVD-R (Not DVD+R) copy. PLEASE NO SLACKNESS!!!!! Contact Zezel McKenzie/Executive Producer zezelmckenzie@yahoo.com for details.

Enjoy the rest of the summer!

Much Love,
Zezel McKenzie

Stephen Marley & Jo Mersa Marley On Mystic Vibes TV Airing Soon.

Stephen Marley & Jo Mersa Marley On Mystic Vibes TV  Airing Soon.

Stephen Marley talks about what’s next for him after a successful year earning a 2012 Grammy for his album “Revelation The Root Of Life” Part 1 and an successful world tour. He told Mystic Vibes TV Executive Producer, Zezel McKenzie, that he is already working on Part 2 of the album of the same name. Also Chicago will be introuduced to Stephen’s son, Jo Mersa. Headley McKenzie talked to him about touring with his Dad.

Be Sure To Check Back For Air Date & Times

Stephen Marley, Jo Mersa Marley, Kevens, Mutabaruka, On Mystic Vibes TV Episode Updates Sep 2012

Hey Chicago Reggae Fans!

   Let me start off my letting you know that Mystic Vibes TV will take a 1 month hiatus and will return in Nov.  With an All- Star lineup of episodes!

Entire Episode Celebrating Jamaica’s 50th Anniversary Of Independence!

This episode will be history oriented looking back at Jamaica’s history and culture.  It will also feature highlights of the annual “Jamaica Day” celebrations which is hosted every year by the City of Chicago and various Jamaica cultural and social organizations.

Stephen Marley And Jo Mersa Marley

     It is always a pleasure to talk to Stephen Marley,  He was in great spirits after the awesome performance he,his son Jo Mersa Marley and Spragga Benz gave Sat Sep 22 @ Chicago’s “The Vic” Theatre. In an upcoming episode he will give an update on what how he is working hard on his next album “Revelation Part 2 The Root Of Life”.  This anticipated album is the follow-up of “Revelation Part 1 The Root Of Life which won him the 2012 Grammy  for “Best Reggae Album”.  Get ready Chicago and the world!  There is a 3rd generations of the Marley clan that I’m sure will create groundbreaking music.  Jo Mersa Marley will have his debut Chicago TV appearance on Mystic Vibes TV.  Interviewer, Headley McKenzie sat down to talk with Jo Mersa. 

International Rock-Reggae Artist, Kevens

     Kevens gave a high energy performance @ “The Park West” in Chicago in the month of Sept.  He shared the stage with Kymani Marley during a spectacular show put on by Ann Silberman and her team at Oneness  World Beat Music Productions.  Mystic Vibes TV will air an extensive interview with Kevens.  Viewers will know much more about him.  He is also promoting his new release “Baby Boo”.

Mutabaruka

Mutabaruka will always keep it real.  We talked  to him @ the previous 2012 International Festival Of Life (IFOL)  about his views about Jamaica’s future plan to leave the Commonwealth along with other positive insights which will air soon.

Zebulun Productions Other Projects

     Zebulun Productions is the presenter of Mystic Vibes TV. However, we produce a host of positive community cultural events. Airing soon, Highlights of the 83rd Annual Bud Billiken Parade and Breakfast.  This “Zebulun Productions Cultural Events Special” will feat. interviews with a host of  politicians, civic leaders and entertainers including,  Chicago’s Mayor, Rahm Emmanuel, Jessie Jackson Sr., Former Bears, Otis Wilson and Hip Hop Rapper TI. 

Book Author, ‘How To Put The Glamour Back  In Marriage”  Sonny Akpan

Nigerian born Sonny Akpan share his insights on the state of marriage in today’s world and a view excerpts from his book “How To Put The Glamour Back In Marriage” also airing soon!

     So you see the crew has been very busy these past couple of months.  But don’t worry, Mystic Vibes TV will be back in Nov 2012 with a boat load of Brand new episodes!   that’s it for now!  

Mystic Vibes TV  and other Zebulun Production Cultural Event Special air on the CAN TV Network Cable Channel 19 in Chicago IL.  Any Reggae Artist who which to have their music videos air on Mystic Vibes TV, email the Executive Producer Zezel Mckenzie zezelmckenzie@yahoo.com

Episode Updates For March 2012/Mystic Vibes TV

“THIS IS RASTAFARI” Airing  In March 2012

The Rastafarian Community in Chicago Gathered in Chicago’s Washington Park to commemorate the 119th Earthstrong Groundation for His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I, Emperor Of Ethiopia.   And to honor his legacy.  Mystic Vibes TV will feature interviews with Elders and guest speakers about the true meaning for the celebration and to dispel the many misconceptions of Rastafari.  

Queen Ifrica Speaks  “The Rastafarian Woman, The Invisible Visible”. 

There maybe 1,000’s of Rasta Women in Jamaica and the Caribbean,  however , there are few of them in  Midwest urban communities  cities  like Chicago, IL.  Queen Ifrica, one of  todays  leading conscious Reggae artist, shares her words of encouragement despite the isolation  and lack of social interaction with other sisters who live the lifestyle and journey of Rastafari.

Also During  Early Spring 2012

  New Music Videos!!!!

Sizzla

RasIndio

Tarus Riley

Richie Spice 

And Much More!!!!

Mystic Vibes TV airs on the CAN TV Network, Cable Channel 19 in Chicago.  Mystic Vibes TV is also the winner in the category of “Best Music Video Show” for the 2012 Chicago Music Awards.

To have your artist, band, event and or music video aired on Mystic Vibes TV, email Zezel McKenzie/Executive Producer zezelmckenzie@yahoo.com 

Link with Mystic Vibes TV on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube!!!!

Mystic Vibes TV Wins 2012 Chicago Music Awards for “Best Music Video Show”

  The only and longest runing  television show that features exclusively Reggae and World Music in Chicago, IL.,  Mystic Vibes TV recently won the Chicago Music Awards (CMA)  in the categroy of “Best Music Video Show”   The Chicago Music Awards is presented annually by Martin’s International Culture, Chicago.

As the Executive Producer I am very greatful for all of the support and votes from the viewers and the extended Reggae community including  Reggae fans.  I am happy that  in a global city like Chicago, that Reggae music is greatly appreciated. 

I did not make it to the actual ceremony due to unforseen circumstances.  However, there are some individuals I would like to acknowledge.

I give all glory and honor to my Divine Creator.  I am still a work in progress in this journey called life but I’m am still willing to be used as His vessel.

My parents, Herman A. McKenzie Sr. (deceased)   and Viola McKenzie.  Daddy you drilled in all of your kids head to be proud of our culture.   Moma, I credit you as the one who exposed us to the music when you purchased  the Bob Marley album “Rastaman Vibrations” and have it rock in the house at  67th and Green Street.  I also give thanks to my siblings but especaily to Headley McKenzie who has been riding shot gun with me from the begining of Mystic Vibes TV back in 1995.  You have been very loyal  and supportive  &  you contribute a huge role in the success of the show as an outstanding interviewer and behind the scenes     

I have to thank the entire Marley family/Gehtto Youths/Tuff Gong  including  Ziggy, Stephen, Julian, Robbie, Damian.  You were the  first artists   to utilize the format of the TV Show by appearing as guests to promote your projects and music videos and the Chicago viewers really apreciate your continued precence on local cable televsion.  Little do you know that I first reached out to the local Reggae community in this town and was not taken seriously. The Marleys and their franchises truly laid the foundation of the show. Thanks for giving me  episodes to air in the early years!

Judy Mowatt, you have been and ever present source of encouragement and support. Much love to you and your family.

Bridgette Stephenson,  You are a friend becuase you are my sincere  friend.  Not only  around stage show or festival time.  And with no selfish hidden agendas  May JAH always guide and protect you.

R.I. P. Roger Troutman of  “Roger Troutman and Zapp” .  You were my very first mentor in the music business.  I remember all that you taught me.

   The Chicago Cable Access Network (CAN TV)  I thank God that there is a television network in the city of Chicago available to present a wide range of programming that major media often neglects. Maximum respect to  the staff.

Thanks to all the record labels who submit music videos  and the Reggae artists who have been interviewed on Mystic Vibes TV.

Last but not least.  Thank you to my daughter Clarrissa McBee for your support.  I dedicate this award to my grandson Mykael Pearson.  It is my prayer that you grow to love who you are and to respect the culture of your ancestors.  I love you.      

As Mystic Vibes TV marches toward 17 years on the air.  I hope to continue to present to you the best of that  this genere called Reggae has to offer.

One Love

Zezel McKenzie/Executive Producer

Mystic Vibes TV

Mystic Vibes TV airs on the CAN TV Network Cable Channel 19 Chicago IL.  Contact Ms. Zezel McKenzie Executive Producer zezelmckenzie@yahoo.com

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ZIGGY MARLEY, FREDDIE McGREGOR, THE RETURN OF CHICAGO’S HALIE SELASSIE I GROUNDATION, AND NEW MUSIC VIDEOS/MYSTIC VIBES TV LATE FALL 2011 UPDATES!!

There are plenty of  episodes in the works which will be airing on Mystic Vibes TV in Chicago during the late fall early winter 2011.

ENCORE AIRING OF HIGHLIGHTS OF THE RECENT 2011 INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF LIFE (IFOL)!!!

Interviews and stage performances will feat.

MACHAL MONTANO

FREDDIE McGREGOR

GLENN JONES

AND MUCH MORE!!!!

This encore episode will air:

THU. OCT 27 @ 8pm AND  FRI. OCT 28 @ 3pm

MYSTIC VIBES TV HIGHILIGHTS THE RETURN OF CHICAGO’S  HALIE SELASSIE I EARTHDAY GROUNDATION.

After several years on hiatus, the Rastafarian Community in Chicago,  put together a well organized family event in Washington Park to honor the legacy of the Emperor of Ethiopia, His Imperial Majesty, Halie Selassie I, his commemorating his 119th Earthstrong.  There will be several insightful comments and interviews from Chicago’s Rastafarian community.

FREDDIE McGREGOR GETS FRANK ABOUT  TODAY’S REGGAE COMMUNITY!

Legendary International Reggae Artist, Freddie McGregor has very strong opinions concerning the state of Jamaica’s music industry in the wake of much publicized negativity surrounding the music coming from some of the younger Artist.

 

ZIGGY MARLEY’S  RECENT  PERFORMANCE AT CHICAGO’S CUBBY BEAR!!

Also airing around the holiday season, (Only On Mystic Vibes TV), Ziggy Marley performs 3  songs from his current album. “Wild And Free”  which he performed in a packed house at Chicago’s Cubby Bear.   Also  an update on his charitable organization URGE.       

NEW MUSIC VIDEOS!!!!

As you know Mystic Vibes TV features an hour of the latest Reggae music videos.  Here are the new music videos that are on regular rotation!!!  (NOTE TO REGGAE ARTISTS)!! Please Please submit  your music videos via mail on DVD-R or Mini Dv format. Email zezelmckenzie@yahoo.com for mailing address.)  

“DiscriminationKenny Rox

“Lose A Friend”  I Octane

“Distance Is A Monster”  Ringo Roots 

“Angel To Me”      Ringo Roots

“Fyah Blaze”  Ras Indio

Mystic Vibes TV airs on the CAN TV Network Cable Channel 19 in the city of Chicago!!

That’s it for now!! 

Peace!

Zezel McKenzie/Executive Producer

The Wild Hare Tribute Featured In Entire Episode Of Mystic Vibes TV In Chicago Air Dates & Times!!!

Zeleke Gessesse, owner of  the former Wild Hare in Chicago will be  featured in a very candid interview which was taped just days before the historic closing of an era of Reggae in Chicago.  The Mystic Vibes TV episode subtitled “The Music, The Memories, The Wild Hare” w ill also take a nostalgic look back at the evolution of the Reggae scene in Chicago which began in the m id 70’s.  The city’s Reggae community also shares their memories and more!

The Air Dates & Times!

Sat. Aug 6 @ 3pm

Mon Aug 15th @ 9pm

Tues Aug 16th @ 4pm

Mystic Vibes TV airs on the CAN TV Network, Cable Channel 19 in Chicago.  Contact Zezel McKenzie/Executive Producer zezelmckenzie@yahoo.com

July 2011 Mystic Vibes TV Episode Alerts, Future Shows, Air Dates & Times & More!!!!

Just a reminder that an entire episode featuring the outstanding music career of The Mighty Diamonds will air on Mystic Vibes TV:

 Sat Jul 9 @ 2:30pm

Sun Jul 10 @ 10pm

Mon Jul 11 @ 4pm

Change Productions, Field Marshall  is guest host.

Airing on CAN TV Cable Channel 19 in Chicago!

Airing in aug. 2011

MYSTIC VIBES TV ‘S FULL EPISODE TRIBUTE TO THE WILD HARE

Zeleke Gessesse, the owner of the Wild Hare has been through an epic life  journey:

From fleeing his homeland in Ethiopia.

The evolution of the reggae scene in Chicago which started during the mid 70’s.

His solo music projects.

And his administration as the owner of the now closed Wild Hare in Chicago. IL.

Zeleke Gessesse has a testimony.  A very frank interview from Zeleke is included in the upcoming episode subtitled “The Music, The Memories, The Wild Hare“.  Also in this episode that will be airing in Aug 2011 is a “Maximum Respect” tribute to the Reggae Bands and patrons who helped put Reggae on the map in the city of Chicago.

COMING ON MYSTIC VIBES TV IN THE FALL OF 2011!!!!!!

Highlights And Backstage Interviews Of  The 19 Annual International Festival Of Life!!!

The  Caribbean diaspora was well represented at the recent 19th annual International Festival Of Life presented  by Martin’s International Culture in Chicago, IL.  A nice balance of performances by artists from:

Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad, Puerto Rico, United States, Africa and more lit up the international stage.

And it goes without stating that Mystic Vibes TV was there!  Coming up in an episode airing  sometime in  fall 2011 are interviews and stage performance highlights by Glen Jones, Freddie McGregor, Kenny Rox, Mc Casper (Cha Cha Slide), Soca King Machel Montano and much more.  Mystic Vibes TV’s  Headley  McKenzie is the host.

 

The 119th Annual Haile Selassie I Earthstrong Groundation event is  Sat. July 23rd @ Chicago’s Washington Park (50th & Cottage Grove)  This is a family event and is free.

 

To be on Mystic Vibes TV or to inquire about submitting your promo CD  or music video to be aired contact the Executive Producer Zezel McKenzie  zezelmckenzie@yahoo.com

VERY GOOD NEWS ANNOUNCEMENT FROM MYSTIC VIBES TV COMING SOON STAY TUNED!

ONE LOVE

Zezel McKenzie

Mighty Diamonds, Steel Pulse, Anthony B, Tribute To The Wild Hare And More Airing On Mystic Vibes TV May-Jun 2011

As the award winning television show Mystic Vibes TV approaches 16 years on the air in Chicago,  A heap of episodes are scheduled to air to get Chicago in the mood for the upcoming Reggae fesitval season!

Mystic Vibes TV “Top 7” Music Video Coutdown features the latest Reggae videos from Jamaica including the most popular airing in the “Windy City”!

Chicago Reggae Festival Stage Performances.  This special one hour episode was taped at the Chicago Reggae Festival a couple of years back.  Onstage performances include:

Dub Dis

The Itals

Queen Omega

Anthony B

Encore Presentation Of Mystic Vibes TV’s 15 Year Anniversary Episode.  Interviews and more featuring:

Gramps Morgan

David Hinds of Steel Pulse

There are plenty of episodes to enjoy through out the month of June 2011!!!

AIR DATES & TIMES

Tues  May 24 @ 7:30pm

Wed May 25 @ 2:30pm

Mon. May 30 @ 10:30pm

Tues May 31 @ 7:30pm

Wed Jun 1 @ 2:30pm

Thu Jun 2 @ 8:00pm

Fri  Jun 3 @ 3:00pm

Tues Jun 7 @ 9:00pm

Wed Jun 8 @ 4:00pm

Sat Jun 18 @ 9:00am

AIRING IN JULY 2011!!

THE MIGHTY DIAMONDS

An entire episode spotlighting the 40 year career of the legendary Mighty Diamonds!  Chicago’s Field Marshall interviews the trio along with stage performances that were taped at the Wild Hare in Chicago.

”THE MUSIC, THE MEMORIES, THE WILD HARE

You know Mystic Vibes TV has to dedicate an hour special honoring the legacy of the Wild Hare which closed May 15th 2011.  Zeleke Gessesse, owner of the Wild Hare gave a candid interview looking back at  over 25 years of the establishment’s  contribution to the Reggae and World Music Scene in Chicago!

MYSTIC VIBES TV AIRS ON THE CAN TV NETWORK CABLE CHANNEL 19 IN CHICAGO!

That’s It For Now Mystic Vibes TV Viewers!  Looking forward to seeing you at the many Festivals and Reggae events this season!!

One Love

Zezel McKenzie/Executive Producer zezelmckenzie@yahoo.com

Mystic Vibes TV/ Chicago Reggae Spring 2011 Episode Updates

We are well into spring in Chicago!  Trust me, the tempature will co-operate soon!  Mystic Vibes TV has a host of the latest Reggae Music Videos, Artist Interviews and Live Stage Performances airing soon.

Exclusive interviews feat. Duane Stephenson promoting his current album “Black Gold” and Aston “Familyman” Barrett of the Wailers airing :

Sat. Apr 16 @ 6pm  &  Fri Apr 29 @ 10:30pm

Mystic Vibes TV  Reggae Countdown airing in May.  Viewers get involved with the voting process selecting the top Reggae Music Videos in Chicago, by emialing mysticvibestv7@gmail.com 

Also coming in May, to get Chicago in the mood for the upcoming Caribbean Festival Season,  Mystic Vibes TV presents live stage performances from a previous Chicago Reggae Festival.  Artists include:

Dub Dis

The Itals

Queen Omega

AnthonyB

And  More !

Mystic Vibes TV airs on the CAN TV Network Cable Channel 19 in Chicago!

Stay updated with the most current Mystic Vibes TV episode n ews & updates link  mysticvibestv on twitter!  Hope  to see you at the shows and festivals  soon.

REGGAE RULES IN CHICAGO!!