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WOODBURY, CT USA

May 4 2011

Woodbury Ski Area's 39th Annual Reggae Fest
June 25th and 26th 2011
Gates open at 9:00AM each day Live music starts at 11:00AM

Bring your blankets and coolers and come out to Woodbury Ski Area's 39th Annual Reggae Festival! Live music, food vendors, arts/crafts vendors, summer tubing, skate park, creek side swimming.

Here is a taste of this year's line up!

Inner Circle is a Grammy winning reggae quintet from Jamaica with a long string of successes stretching back to the mid-70's. Inner Circle’s special brand of pop-oriented Jamaican beats and energy –filled live performances have allowed the band to transcend the traditional reggae niche and enjoy widespread crossover appeal.

The Big Takeover band is a New York based high energy sextet with a refreshingupbeat, party-making approach to interpreting the Jamaican tradition of rocksteady, ska, and reggae music. They are fronted by a gunuine Jamaican singer and backed by a skin tight five piece rhythm and brass section.

Jah Witness is a roots reggae band from Jamaica. The leader of Jah Witness, JAHWIT, is a highly skilled vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, and binghi drumsmith. Chris Rastadrumma Smith is the drummer for the band and has been influenced Sly Dunbar and Dennis Brown. For them playing reggae music will always be a major force that drives them forward.

Mighty Mystics band is comprised of Mighty Mystic, Steven Thunder, Marc Smith, Brent Sirios, Doug Smith, and Koga Rite. Each member of the band comes from a different musical background making their sound rich and dynamic.

Sister D and the DisnDat band formed in 1999 by the four time grammy nominated Black Uhuru drummer Rangotan and six time steel pan champion Sister D, Dis-n-Dat band has been blazing a trail of good vybes wherever they play. Preforming with them are Marcia Higgs(Joseph Higgs daughter), Cuban Cohiba, and Toussaint.

Toussaint began his musical journey where most of the celebrated soul voices of the past began in church. Now he is touring the world and performing at legendary venues across the world. For nearly two years, Toussaint was able to share the stage with renowned artists such as Isaac Hayes, the Rolling Stones, John Legend and the Dave Matthews Band. Toussaint’s stage performance, vocal strength and songwriting reached new heights during his tenure with Soulive.

New Kingston is a young instrumental group that consist of three brother. Tahir slim, Courtney, and Stephen Suki fuse their reggae sound with pop, jazz and R&B music to create a new reggae crossover sound. New Kingston has worked with many artist such as Collie Buddz, Mr Vegas, Morgan Heritage, Gyptian, Shabba Ranks and many more.

Loose Caboose is a reggae band from Massachusetts. The band was inspired by the likes of Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff and other reggae visionaries. The bands goal was to bring reggae to the Northeast. The original members are Allyn Dorr (bass), Jonathan Dorr (guitar), David Boatwright (guitar), and Jim Cheney (drums). In 1977 Ras Jahn Bullock joined the band on percussion and backing vocals. With Ras Jahn's inspiration from Rastafari he began writing and eventually became the front man of Loose Caboose.

Rebel Fire Raw & uncensored millennium roots music, provocative lyrics, catchy hooks, danceable grooves and archetypal reggae rhythms. Rebel Fire music is a force to be reckoned with and their inspirational message is loud and clear: To change the world one song at a time. Rebel Fire have been busy combining forces with former Black Uhuru guitar player Frank Stepanek. Black Uhuru received a Grammy Award while Frank was in the band. In addition to winning, Frank was nominated for 3 Grammy Awards. Let's just say the recordings are superb and the live performances are not to be missed. The creative engineer, songwriter, lead vocalist and keyboardist for Rebel Fire is Christina Barry. Although she appears tiny on any stage, her sublime vocals and powerful lyrical message are hard to miss. Inspirational, motivational Roots Reggae in the Raw. All and all this band packs a serious punch.



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