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Win a Pair of Tickets to Kaya Fest 2018!

Island Stage is giving away 2 pair (4 tickets) to Kaya Fest 2018!!!! Here is your chance to WIN!!!!! Send e-mail to : ads@island-stage.com and tell us what the 40th anniversary of Bob Marley's album "KAYA" means to you. E-mails will be accepted until midnight on Friday, April 20th and winners will be announced on…
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April 16, 2018
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Diversifying Reggae on the River

Article by Jay Steinberg Photos by Lee Abel Photography   Approaching Reggae on the River from Highway 101, I could feel the intense vibes radiating from the bank of the Eel River. It was my first year attending what the veterans of this festival call “Reggae” after years of hearing about it at other, smaller California…
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August 28, 2017
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The Rototom Reggae University celebrates the Africa Connection

Rototom Sunsplash will host an exhibition of the famous British photographer Adrian Boot that will join the Film Fest screening, the Rasta Seminars and the ACR meetings   In honour of its 24th edition, titled Celebrating Africa, Rototom Sunsplash has curated a very special programme of events for the Reggae University, the will be in Benicassim August 12 to 19. Now in…
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August 4, 2017
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Rastafari Rootzfest Announces Line Up

Rastafari Rootzfest™, the first legally exempt ganja event in Jamaica, was designed as a celebration of indigenous Rastafari livity including the spiritual and physical importance of cannabis as a sacramental herb. The second staging of Rastafari Rootzfest™ returns to Long Bay Beach Park in global ganja capital Negril from December 9-11, 2016. The three day…
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November 22, 2016
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WHAT’S NEW AT THE 13TH ANNUAL EMERALD CUP THIS YEAR?

REGENERATIVE CANNABIS HONORARY AWARD, ALEX AND ALLYSON GREY, AND DAMIAN MARLEY KICK OFF PARTY! Santa Rosa, CA – Every year The Emerald Cup adds a little more to the premiere outdoor organic medicinal cannabis competition at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. This year the event will be held from December 10th to 11th, and will include…
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October 28, 2016
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Reggae on the River reveals first dibs on an exclusive October only offer!

Give thanks Reggae Family for another incredible year of Reggae On The River! Our 32nd earth-strong was definitely one for the history books. We were blessed with perfect weather- and from here the weekend unfolded with higher and higher vibrations- great music, picturesque surroundings, beautiful people, and a true spirit of community. What more could…
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October 19, 2016
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Message to Attendees of ARISE MUSIC FESTIVAL

Hello ARISE Family and Friends! Below are some links to help you get the most of your ARISE experience!   View Schedule and create a Sched account to personalize your schedule: View schedule and sign up here. Check out and download the map here: View Map Driving? Pay for your parking in advance to save time and money. Click here for…
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July 18, 2016
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New Artists added to Rototom Sunsplash XXIII

Benicàssim | May 10, 2015 With up to seven shows a day, the Showcase programme has just added the Londoners The Skints to the menu. Defined as “the modern torch bearers of British reggae”, The Skints will bring their mix of reggae, ska, dancehall, dub, punk rock and hip hop to Rototom Sunsplash. Also making…
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May 10, 2016
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Austin Reggae Festival 2016~when it rains, it pours

Article by Sista Irie, photojournalist, Austin, Texas The Austin Reggae Festival, founded in 1994, is the largest fundraiser for the Capital Area Food Bank, a non-profit organization feeding thousands of hungry families in Austin, Texas, and its surrounding areas. Each year, the three day event is highly anticipated as one of the most entertaining and…
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May 5, 2016
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THE 7TH ANNUAL CALIFORNIA ROOTS MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL

THE HISTORIC MONTEREY COUNTY FAIR & EVENT CENTER IS COMING MAY 27-29, 2016 HEADLINERS INCLUDE DAMIAN “JR GONG” MARLEY, STEPHEN “RAGGA” MARLEY, REBELUTION, ATMOSPHERE, MICHAEL FRANTI AND SPEARHEAD, SLIGHTLY STOOPID & MORE! Monterey, CA - The 7th annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival will take place at the historic Monterey County Fair & Event…
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May 3, 2016
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An April Shower of Artists Added to SNWMF 2016

SNWMF is pleased to announce that Kabaka Pyramid, La Santa Cecilia, Ras Muhamad,Afrolicious, EarthKry, Zulu Spear, Sara Lugo, The Delirians, Koradub, Candelaria, Lee Tafari, Piracy Conspiracy, Tuff Like Iron, RoryStoneLove Black Dub, Ras Kush, Comanche High Power and Jah Warrior Shelter Hi Fi w/ Special Guests have all just been added to the lineup for SNWMF 2016. The 23rd annual Sierra Nevada World Music Festival will take place June 17, 18 and 19,…
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April 29, 2016
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The California Roots Music and Arts Festival Pioneers a Green Festival in Monterey, CA May 27 – 29

(MONTEREY, CA – April 2016, source: Press Junkie PR) The California Roots Music and Arts Festival delivers top tier reggae and roots music to thousands of fans in Monterey, California each year. The organizers are steadfast in their commitment to creating an environmentally conscious event that benefits the surrounding community, educates and engages the attending…
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April 20, 2016
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Join us for the 32nd Reggae on the River!

"Together we are, so let's stand, unite... U-Roy Time is drawing nearer to the 32nd annual Reggae on the River, the authentic granddaddy of the reggae festival experience, brought to you by the Mateel Community Center on the beautifully flowing Eel River in the green forests of Humboldt County, CA August 4-7, 2016.  Seamless daily performance schedules have just…
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April 13, 2016
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REBEL SALUTE 2016 with JAH BY MY SIDE

by Sista Irie, Austin, Texas “Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the dark of destructive selfishness.” - Martin Luther King   Creative altruism is a practice of selfless concern benefiting and enhancing the well being of others. In 1994, Rebel Salute took a risk by celebrating…
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January 21, 2016
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Tony Rebel & Daughter Explain Herb Curb

Tony Rebel is excited about Rebel Salute remaining innovative in its planning as he and his team are always looking for new offerings for the festival. Since good progress has been made in Jamaica with the recent decriminalization of marijuana, this year Rebel Salute will feature an all new Herb Curb in which the Government…
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January 14, 2016
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Reggae on the River 2015

On the banks of the Eel River, one of California’s most popular and longest running music festivals, this Summer, the Mateel Community Center held the 31st annual Reggae on the River. “Once again, Reggae on the River showed why it has been able to stay around for 31 years, and still draw large crowds and…
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August 29, 2015
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Let there be Peace: Rototom Sunsplash is coming

The festival that this year has the theme ‘Peace R(evol)ution’, has increased its presales by 10% to bring people from 73 countries from different continents. The lineup includes amazing acts like that of Major Lazer, responsible for the hit of the summer ‘Lean On’, SOJA from the US or the triple tribute to Marley by…
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August 13, 2015