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Reggae On The River 2015 - Part 3 (Sunday)

Reggae On The River 2015 - Part 3 (Sunday)

Reggae On The River 2015 - Part 3 (Sunday)

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With The Congoes, Alborosie, Exco Levi, Reggae Angels and many more.

Read part 2 (Saturday) of this report

Sunday morning rose with the sweet harmonies of Empress Unification, a collective of San Francisco Bay Area women who perform reggae and world music in 5 languages. Next was Malian Bassekou Kouyate, master of ngoni (an ancient traditional lute), and his band Ngoni Ba. A family affair, his wife Amy Sacko is both creative partner and lead singer, and their sons form part of the band. Reggae Angels showcased more Bay Area talent and backed Toronto-based reggae artist Exco Levi.

The Congos

The seminal harmony group The Congos, was represented by Ashanti Roy and Watty Burnett. Their traditional roots reggae was followed by the cutting edge world-music-with-a-message of Nahko and Medicine For The People. Comparisons could be made with Michael Franti and Spearhead. Focused on uniting people by creating a bridge between different cultures, their set flowed from high energy to quiet storytelling. Alborosie closed the festival with energy, humor, and style. Italian transplant to Jamaica, Alborosie, along with his band Shengen Clan, left the packed festival bowl screaming for more. Reggae on the River staff pouring on to the stage signaled that the musical portion of the festival was over. Slowly, the bowl emptied out and campers streamed out towards their tents, already beginning to make plan for next year’s Reggae.

Make Plans to Attend 2016

“I Believe in the Good Things Coming” Nahko Bear

The 32nd Annual Regge on the River festival will be August 4-7, 2016. Want to be part of the magic? Its time to plan your trip, whether as an annual pilgrimage or for your first time. Reggae on the River 2016 will be impressive with Sizzla, Anthony B, Protoje, U-Roy, Big Youth, Yellowman and many more.


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Posted by mohamed rabti on 08.05.2016
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