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Kaya Fest Announces Partnership with OneRise Entertainment in Southern California Celebration, April 28-29th

By February 16, 2018Articles

Miami, Florida (February 15, 2018) – Fruit of Life Productions led by eight-time Grammy award winner Stephen Marley is excited to announce a renewed strategic partnership with OneRise Entertainment to produce the second annual Kaya Fest. Stephen Marley and David F. Alfonso co-founded the inaugural Kaya Fest held in Miami, Florida in April 2017.


The two-day festival, making its first appearance in Southern California at NOS Events Center April 28 – 29, was originally conceived by Stephen Marley, son of the legendary musician Bob Marley, to provide an overall experience through the power of music and shine light on a way of life and overall message shared by his father.


“There is an incredible movement happening for a richer understanding of kaya, not just for recreation, but for medical, industrial and, we believe, spiritual benefits,” said Stephen Marley, producer and chief executive officer of Fruit of Life Productions. “With the support of OneRise Entertainment we can continue to educate, celebrate and honor my father, who was a lifelong leader in the movement,” Marley continued.


This year, Kaya Fest has big plans to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Bob Marley’s album Kaya, with a highly anticipated performance from The Marley Brothers compromised of Stephen, Ziggy, Damian, Julian and Ky-Mani Marley who will share the stage for the first time in Southern California in more than a decade.


In addition, this year’s festival is proud to announce artists such as, Cypress Hill, Action Bronson, Chronixx, Common Kings, Inner Circle, Third World and Toots & the Maytals, to name a few.  More exciting artist announcements are forthcoming.


“By design, Kaya Fest is truly a one-of-a-kind socially conscious music and awareness experience that fosters unity, one love, peace and overstanding, for all people from all over the world,” said David F. Alfonso, executive producer and chairman of OneRise Entertainment. “We are proud to again join forces with Fruit of Life Productions to present a two-day festival that honors Bob Marley’s legacy while inspiring and empowering all that attend,” Alfonso added.    


Created by Stephen “Ragga” Marley of Fruit of Life Productions, Kaya Fest Music and Awareness Festival seeks to educate and celebrate the thoughtful uses for cannabis. Named one of the Top 10 Music Moments of 2017 by Miami New Times, each year Kaya Fest invites a notable roster of artists and appreciators to celebrate and get involved. More information and the line-up can be found at





Founded by David F. Alfonso, OneRise Entertainment (“OneRise”) provides a creative home designed to guide and encourage artist’s. We identify, develop, produce, promote and manage songwriters, recording artists and filmmakers. OneRise is committed to nurturing talent and presenting art that inspires and unites the world community. OneRise delivers this support through two divisions: OneRise Music and OneRise Pictures.

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