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Rastafari Rootzfest in Negril with Ganjamaica Cup

  (Oakland, CA) – The second staging of Rastafari Rootzfest™ will be held once again at the Long Bay Beach Park in global ganja capital Negril from December 9-11, 2016. The three day and night festival which opens at noon daily, will feature over 75 exhibitors and food vendors in the Ganja Expo and Rastafari…
November 3, 2016

The Crabs and the 500 Acre Bucket -A Pinnacle Thought

Taken from the forthcoming book “The Crabs & the 500 Acre Bucket” by Original Gong Family Copyright Patrick Howell 2014 I was thinking… What if my father had been working his father Vivian’s land (as he often did)on one of those days when his Uncle, The Gong, made one of his frequent visits in order…
April 21, 2014

The Rastafari Interview – Julian Marley

Maliika Walker-Island Stage Julian Marley- "One is born to praise the almighty." After a chance encounter with a fan at a roots reggae concert, Maliika Walker was left wondering if the audience was listening to the lyrics in roots reggae music. The fan commented she loved reggae music but did not understand why some artists…
March 12, 2013

Snoop Dogg’s Spiritual Evolution…..or Is It?

Island Stage blog by: Susan Underwood You know what they say, "Any attention, positive or negative is good in the entertainment industry. Keep them talking." Well 'they' are doing just that! Whether you are a hard core, Snoop fan or a Reggae artist/enthusiast, you are talking. Unless you have been under a rock somewhere, I…
December 4, 2012