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2007 - 2008

Africa Unite’s worldwide premiere in Ethiopia, September 11th 2007, symbolically screened as part of the Millennium celebrations.


FM 101, Malawi's first independent radio station will be celebrating its 10th year of service to the nation on October 1st  2008.  Special events which are planned during late 2008 include a Caribbean carnival, an international reggae concert, awards banquet, African film festival, health, music and film workshops and a symposium which will focus on Pan African ideals.  

2007 - 2008

The film Africa Unite, documenting the commemoration of Bob Marley’s 60th earthday and his vision for a united Africa, is in post-production.

Inaugural tour of the Pacific regions with Iqulah & Gideon Force, Kymani Marley and the Abyssinians.

2006 marks the introduction of Buju Banton to The Gambia, taking centre stage for the biggest reggae festival in Sub Saharan Africa.


2007 - 2008

Worked closely with Ini Kamoze during the year of Jr Gong’s worldwide smash hit ‘Welcome to Jamrock’ featuring Ini’s distinctive style and vocal presence. Ini releases his powerful compilation entitled ‘Debut’, and then embarks on his first pa tour at venues across the UK.

2007 - 2008

During the month of August, Iqulah, Kulcha Knox and veteran reggae artiste Ini Kamoze began their European tour album and Ini performing a number of his smash hits. Countries toured include France, Sweden, Netherlands, Austria, Germany and Switzerland.

Iqulah Rastafari launches his 5th album, 'Rastafari 4 – Eva' available in Jamaica, Canada, Europe and on-line. This roots album has guest appearances from Stephen (Raffamuffin) Marley and Damian (Jr. Gong) Marley.

Kulcha Knox toured Europe and Africa. He launches his long awaited new work in mid 2004.

2007 - 2008

During the first half of 2004, AYUTU, in association with a local NGO, ‘Everyone’ and sponsored by UNDP (United Nations Development Programme), launched their first Youth workshop in Africa, which took place in Tanzania.

2003 - In keeping to our commitment to the continued progress of youth in African development, Rastar Music created a charity arm, AYUTU – All Youth Unite Towards Upliftment. AYUTU was born with purpose of utilizing and integrating the creative arts as a tool for development. Additionally, it aims to strengthen the vibrant indigenous African music and art cultures, and to foster local talent, with a programme that will educate, advise, support and promote the industry to the global market. In networking, Rastar envisions the African youth alliances coming together to contribute their positive input for the greater good of the continent.

1999 – 2002, implementation and development of FM 101 radio programmes, outreach initiatives and local talent advancement.

In 1998, in association with a local partner, Rastar Music broadened its business ventures to create the first independent commercial radio station in Malawi, namely Power 101FM – the company’s first African base. FM101 is a music and lifestyle radio station, with specialised programs aimed to promote and empower the youth through social education and health development.

In 1997, Rastar Music organised the REGGAE UNITES AFRICA Tour – the company’s first charity concerts in Ethiopia and Malawi. Subsequently allying itself with grassroots development organizations, funds were raised for Ethiopian and Malawian humanitarian causes and AIDS charities. In Ethiopia, beneficiaries were the AMHARA, TIGRAI, OROMO and SOUTHERN PEOPLE DEVELOPENT AGENCIES, and a local NGO – Self-Help. In Malawi, the target shifted towards the AIDS Awareness campaign, organised with the Ministry of Health. 

Kulcha Knox arrives by plane The press conference Iqulah inspires the crowd Crowds in Malawi The crowd parties in Ethiopia

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