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Initial Artists Announced for the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival

Initial Artists Announced for the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival

Initial Artists Announced for the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival

By Karl Pearson on Sunday, February 6, 2011 - 6 comments

Legendary roots reggae artists to appear.

Sierra Nevada World Music Festival 2011

The Sierra Nevada World Music Festival is Northern California's premier roots, reggae and world music festival and is taking place this year between June 17th -19th  at the Mendocino County Fairgrounds located in Boonville.

Organizers have just started to announce the names of the acts that will be appearing and the world of reggae looks to be strongly represented with renowned artists Steel Pulse, Toots & The Maytals, Horace Andy and Pablo Moses already confirmed. As well as these popular stalwarts the newer generation will be weighing in with the conscious dancehall sensation I-Octane plus one of the hottest names at the moment Romain Virgo, whose self titled debut was one of the albums of last year.

Along with these perhaps better known acts there will also be performances by some lesser known, but none the less exciting reggae protagonists such as Santa Barbara's top Cali-Reggae scene act Rebelution, Bermudan Collie Buddz, whose singjay style will be backed by The New Kingston Band, St. Lucia's Taj Weekes & Adowa and Southern Oregon's intergalactic reggae revolutionaries Indubious.

On the world music front artists will include Kora, a 5 piece Māori band from Aotearoa (New Zealand).  Four of the band are brothers, and they will be bringing to the event their interesting brand of kiwi dub. From the Punjab region of northern India, by way of Santa Cruz, comes the vibrant sounds of Rupa & The April Fishes who combine Argentinean tango, Gypsy swing, American folk and Latin cumbias with Indian ragas.

As with last year the aim of SNWMF is to celebrate and promote peace, unity and brotherhood that transcends divisions of race and culture through the help of conscious music.  So with 2 stages, an authentic 'late-night' Jamaican dancehall, international arts & crafts, a massive food court and an extensive schedule of children's activities, Sierra Nevada looks to have something to offer people of all ages.  

A limited number of discounted 'Early-Bird' Tickets to SNWMF 2011 are available online and via mail order through February 28th or until they are all sold, whichever comes first.  Children 12 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. There is also limited on-site camping available for festival goers. 

Many more artists will be added in the coming months so for additional information log onto , or call the hotline on (916) 777-5550.

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Posted by Kipp on 02.10.2011
No other way to represent a world reggae festival then to listen to a little Rebelution.

Posted by silverbackgirl on 02.14.2011
This tour is gonna be nuts, good music, tight people, and good vibes.

Posted by Nasserk215 on 02.16.2011
This is gonna be epic a true night of roots rocking!!

Posted by Dave on 02.17.2011
I can't believe how dope this line up is. I just might have to head out.

Posted by captnfranksta on 02.18.2011
Rebelution omfg they are the best live energy around!!!!

Posted by Slim on 02.19.2011
Looks like a great lineup. Except I might have to pass on Rupa April Fishes. Her voice is like wet cardboard. All else tight.

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