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15th annual Sierra Nevada World Music

15th annual Sierra Nevada World Music

15th annual Sierra Nevada World Music

By Maral Amiri on Tuesday, March 25, 2008 - 2 comments

The festival will take place on June 20-22, 2008 in California. Featuring Yami Bolo, The Mighty Diamonds, Midnite, U Roy and more.

The 15th edition of Sierra Nevada World Music, to be held on June 20-22, 2008 at The Mendocino County Fairgrounds in Boonville, California, seems to be dedicated in big part to roots music this year. More than 30 bands and artists will be on stage. Here is the line up to be completed with other artists :

Prezident Brown
Tosh meets Marley
Michael Franti & Spearhead
The Mighty Diamonds
Sister Carol
U Roy
Cornel Campbell
Yami Bolo
Stranger Cole
Roy Shirley
Pat Kelly
Quinto Sol
Rootz Underground
Taj Weekes & Adowa
David Rodigan
Quinto Sol
Stone Love & Special Guests

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Posted by Justine Ketola on 03.31.2008
This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival. Created as an annual world peace and summer solstice celebration, the event takes place on two stages in the Anderson Valley, 30 minutes west of Ukiah in Boonville, California at the Mendocino County Fairgrounds on June 20, 21, and 22, 2008. Festival producer, Epiphany Artists has announced the preliminary lineup of artists with many more to be added in the weeks to come. Artist sound samples, artist bios, and other information can be found at

The current artist lineup (as of April 1st) is as follows: Buju Banton, Michael Franti & Spearhead, The Mighty Diamonds, Midnite, Sister Carol, U Roy, The Wailing Souls, Tosh Meets Marley, Cornel Campbell, Yami Bolo, Stranger Cole, Roy Shirley, Pat Kelly, Prezident Brown, Alika, Quinto Sol, Rootz Underground,
Taj Weekes & Adowa

In The Dancehall: David Rodigan, Stone Love & Guests
In the Kidz Zone: Asheba
Special Guests: Namkah Rinpoche, Pomo Native American Indian Elders

Tickets and camping passes are on sale now through mail order by going to: and available through Ticketmaster and at independent ticket outlets in the coming weeks.

The Sierra Nevada World Music Festival promotes "conscious" music with a message of peace, unity and brotherhood, which transcends the divisions of race and culture. Over the past fifteen years we have endeavored to build a community where Conscious music, Roots music, and World music are embraced. Where bringing diverse people from many lands together in celebration yields more than just the sum of each individual present, but something much grander. We believe that music has the power to move mountains and change paradigms, and the phenomenal artists who have graced SNWMF stages over the years have imparted an overwhelmingly positive force.

Other important Sierra Nevada World Music Festival 2008 details:

-Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by a paid adult.
-We welcome the input of nonprofit organizations, and over two dozen groups representing a range of environmental and social issues will be tabling at SNWMF 2008.
-The 2008 Festival Village will be offering foods, crafts and art from all over the world!

Festival Gate Hours:
Festival Gates open 5pm Friday, music from 6-midnight. Late show (dancehall) until 2:30am.
Gates open 10am Saturday, music from 11am-midnight. Late show (dancehall) until 2:30 am.
Gates open 10 am Sunday, music from 11 am-10 pm.

Camping Gate Hours:
Camping opens 9 am Friday, June 20th.
Friday: Camping Gates open 9am-12PM
Saturday: Camping Gates open 9am-8pm

The Sierra Nevada World Music Festival is dedicated to nurturing a world family peacefully united in celebration of the universal spirit of music. Come celebrate with us! For more information please write to: or call the festival hotline at (916)777-5550.

Posted by xavier on 04.04.2008
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