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Monday, February 14, 2011

Initial Artists Announced for Sierra Nevada World Music Festival [June 17 - 19]

Sierra Nevada World Music Festival 2011
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Organizers of the annual Sierra Nevada World Music Festival have announced the first confirmed twelve reggae acts to appear on the show this year. This year will be the 18th anniversary of the event and it will take place June 17-19 at the Mendocino County Fairgrounds located in Boonville, California.

This year’s patrons will get to see legendary artists Steel PulseToots & The Maytals , Horace Andy and Pablo Moses. Also scheduled to perform are two of Jamaica's fastest rising reggae sensations I-Octane and Romain Virgo.

The dynamic line up also includes Collie Buddz, who hails from the isle of Bermuda, will be backed by The New Kingston Band. St. Lucia’s own Taj Weekes & Adowa will be returning to Boonville with their sweet sounding, thought-provoking reggae songs.

Rounding out the first twelve selections are Kora from Aotearoa (New Zealand). This band consists of 5 Maori, four of whom are brothers, who will be bringing their brand of kiwi dub to Sierra Nevada World Music Festival. Santa Barbara’s Rebelution who have ascended to the forefront of the Cali-Reggae scene. Hailing from the Punjab region of northern India, by way of Santa Cruz, comes the vibrant sounds of Rupa & The April Fishes who combine Argentine tango, Gypsy swing, American folk and Latin cumbias with Indian ragas. Rounding out the initial announcement of artists is Indubious, Southern Oregon’s intergalactic reggae revolutionaries.

Sierra Nevada World Music Festival includes 2 stages, an authentic ‘late-night’ Jamaican dancehall, international arts & crafts, a massive food court and an extensive schedule of children’s activities.

A limited number of discounted ‘Early-Bird’ Tickets to SNWMF 2011 are available online and via mail order through February 28th or until all Early Bird tickets are sold, whichever comes first. Children 12 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Limited on-site camping is also available for festival goers. The Sierra Nevada World Music Festival typically features dozens of the finest reggae and world music bands, and 2011 will be no exception, as many addition artists will be added in the coming months.

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