18TH ANNUAL
SIERRA NEVADA
WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL
June 17, 18 & 19, 2011



 

SNWMF 2011 - Music Lineup by Day with Starting Times

Friday, June 17th

Saturday, June 18th

Sunday, June 19th

Valley Stage:

Valley Stage:

Valley Stage:

10:30

Rebelution

10:15

Steel Pulse

8:15

Ozomatli

8:45

Collie Buddz w/

8:15

Toots & The Maytals

6:35

Anthony B

 

New Kingston

7:00

The Jolly Boys

5:30

Prezident Brown

7:00

Tribal Seeds

5:15

Midnite

4:25

Duane Stephenson

5:40

Reggae Angels

3:45

Horace Andy

3:20

Dennis Alcapone

 

Village Stage:

3:00

Romain Virgo

2:30

Vusi Mahlasela

10:45

Pablo Moses

1:50

The Cables

1:00

Kora

9:15

Taj Weekes & Adowa

1:00

The Expanders

Village Stage:

8:00

Brigadier Jerry

Village Stage:

6:30

Jesus Diaz Y Su QBA

In The Dancehall:

10:30

Thomas Mapfumo

5:00

Mambo This!

11:00

Jah Love Musik

9:00

Rupa & The April Fishes

12:00

Dubskin

 

w/ Brigadier Jerry

7:45

Vusi Mahlasela

11:00

Alcyon Massive

8:00

Comanche High Power

6:00

Saritah

   
   

2:15

Asheba

   
   

11:00

7th Street Showcase w/ Arkaingelle,
Junior Toots, Malika Madremana,
Empress Isheba, Binghi Ghost & Irae Divine

     

In The Dancehall:

   
   

11:00

Stone Love w/ Jah9

   
   

8:00

DJ Leydis

   
 


About The Artists:

Toots And The MaytalsToots & The Maytals: What do you get when you take a pound of funky reggae, three quarts of R 'n' B, eight ounces of Gospel, and ten tons of Soul, and beat well? You get Toots! On the 10th of December, deep in the countryside of rural Jamaica, one of Reggae's supreme voices wailed its first cry. - More

Steel Pulse: Steel Pulse was formed in 1975 in the inner city area of Handsworth. The founding members were schoolmates David Hinds (the primary songwriter as well as the lead singer and guitarist), Basil Gabbidon, & Ronnie "Stepper" McQueen. They came from working class West Indian families, and had no musical experience. - More

Ozomatli: The music of Ozomatli — a notorious urban-Latino-and-beyond collision of hip hop and salsa, dancehall & cumbia, samba and funk, merengue and comparsa, East LA R&B and New Orleans second line, Jamaican ragga and Indian raga — has long followed a key mantra: it will take you around the world by taking you around L.A. - More

Rebelution: Hailing from Santa Barbara, Rebelution first united from a wide array of musical backgrounds.  With Reggae as the focus, the group set out to create a fresh and vibrant sound which they dub California Reggae.  They have developed into a front runner for this grassroots, independent and touring driven music. - More

Midnite: Hailing from the Island of St Croix, Midnite is one of the most promising roots reggae bands of the millennium. Armed with a firm foundation in Jah Rastafari, their natural talents, and a strong and uncompromising musical vision, Midnite champions a unique sound that is on the cutting edge of modern roots music. - More

Anthony B: Draped in the rich colors of African cloth, his trademark staff in hand, and his dreadlocks wrapped regally on his head, Anthony B embodies all that it is spiritual and proactive about Reggae music. This artist has been steadfast in his mission to represent the poor and oppressed and to confront political injustices. - More

Horace Andy: Horace Andy's career is one of the few reggae success stories. His instantly recognizable voice now floats mysteriously through strains of Massive Attack, bringing one of reggae's key vocalists to a much wider audience. "Sleepy" got his start in recording at Coxsone Dodd's Studio One label in 1970. - More

Thomas Mapfumo: Dubbed the Conquering Lion of Zimbabwe, Thomas Mapfumo has been Zimbabwe¹s most consistent musical figure over the past three decades. Through his music and poetry, he delivers uncompromising hard-hitting social and political messages yet remains a peaceful person, in love with life, laughter, & music. - More

Vusi Mahlasela: Over a musically & socially consequential career, South African singer-songwriter and poet-activist Vusi Mahlasela has successfully followed his muse and continued to give back to his country. Amidst a busy touring schedule, Vusi remains dedicated to his social activism and the preservation of African music. - More

Collie Buddz: Collie Buddz, from the isle of Bermuda, has done something not impossible but something once seemingly very implausible. He’s become the most buzz-worthy current Reggae artist since 2007 when his self-titled debut album stormed the Billboard Reggae Charts along with charts from Japan to Germany.  - More

Pablo Moses: To this date, Pablo Moses remains one of the most original, out- spoken roots reggae artists to be found. After more than 30 years, he is still throwing out lyrics that are sociologically, political and culturally connected as evidenced by his 2010 release of the magnificent album "The Rebirth". - More

Prezident Brown: Prezident Brown (Fitz Cotterell) was born in the hills of Clarendon, Jamaica. His mother called him Junior Ranking because he would grab the microphone and chant at schoolyard and country dances. He was first known as Slim Brown because of his resemblance to and similar DJ style to his mentor, U Brown. - More

Romain Virgo: In 2007 singer Romain Virgo, then just 17 years old, made history as the youngest person to win Digicel Rising Stars, Jamaica’s wildly popular TV talent competition. His chart topper “Can’t Sleep” is included on Romain’s impressive, self-titled debut album, released in the summer of 2010 on VP Records. - More

Dennis AlcaponeDennis Alcapone: Famed Dancehall toaster known as Dennis Alcapone was born Dennis Smith, on 6th of August 1947, in Clarendon Jamaica. Like many young men in the 1960’s, Alcapone was musically inspired by U-Roy.  He became the front-man toasting for the sound system called El Paso Hi-Fi in 1969. - More

Brigadier Jerry: While his introduction to an American audience probably came from his 1985 release of "Jamaica Jamaica", Brigadier Jerry had been building a major following in Jamaica by appearing live on the mike, first on the original King Stur Gav Hi-Fi system and later over the Twelve Tribes' Jah Love Muzik Sound System. - More

The Jolly Boys: In the 1950's, The Jolly Boys music defined mento and calypso entertainment in Port Antonio and set a high musical standard. For nearly 60 years, The Jolly Boys and their tradition have persevered, largely due to their ability to draw from the community of musicians who have been in the group’s orbit since the start. - More

The Cables: The Cables burst on the scene in 1965, when Ska was the rage. Founded by lead vocalist Keble Drummond, along with harmony singers, Vince Stoddart, tenor, and Elbert Stewart, The Cables released “Ska Days” in 1966. With classic recordings the legendary Jamaican vocal group secured their place in music history. - More

Duane Stephenson: Duane Stephenson greatly impacted upon Jamaica’s musical landscape with the release of his stunning introductory album “From August Town” in 2008, demonstrating that the heartfelt lyrics, sincere vocals, insightful commentaries & deeply rooted spirituality that made roots reggae a global force lives on. - More

Kora: Kora are a 5 piece band with huge live presence – vocal harmonies sailing on a powerhouse rhythm section. Solid musicians, the 4 brothers (Laughton Kora on vocals, Francis Kora on bass, Stuart Kora on guitar, Brad Kora on drums) & Dan McGruer hail from Wellington & Whakatane, Aotearoa (New Zealand). - More

Rupa & The April Fishes: Led by a young woman of Indian heritage, Rupa & the April Fishes create music that defies easy categorization. Their debut album, "eXtraOrdinary rendition," echoes with influences of French chanson, Argentinean tango, Gypsy swing, American folk, Latin cumbias, and even Indian ragas. - More

Jesus Diaz Y Su QBA: Cuban born percussionist Jesús Diaz has quietly taken the Bay Area music by storm, and established a place in the world of Latin and Cuban style music. The rich diversity of the Bay Area, combined with the roots of Afro-Cuban music, has provided the opportunity to arrive at the evolution of what QBA is today. - More

Taj Weekes & Adowa: Taj Weekes’ music is more than just entertainment. The roots reggae artist’s music stirs thought, provokes discussion and inspires people to think for themselves, free from the constraints of the corporate media. Taj Weekes takes his music to a new level of commitment and universal appeal. - More

Tribal Seeds: Tribal Seeds brings a refreshing rock vibe to the roots style, reggae music. Spiritually driven and musically talented, Tribal Seeds have created an art form for rebel music enthusiasts! They bring an authentic sound that reaches a broad demographic and an energy that gets crowds moving to their infectious rhythms. - More

Saritah: South Korean born & raised in Western Australia, Saritah is a hard-working independent artist who has built a solid fan base across the country. Her releases to date include the debut album ‘Gratitude’, ‘These Days/You’re The One’ EP & most recently the extremely successful, inspiring & relevant album Ancient Forward. - More

Reggae Angels: The Reggae Angels have a universal message of wisdom and inspiration towards good wholesome living. They are well known, loved and appreciated. Lyrically their music is a guide toward good character, affirming qualities such as generosity, gratitude, hope and charity. - More

The Expanders: The Expanders began playing reggae music together in 2003, and today are one of the most respected bands in Southern California. They have come to be known for their vintage "rockers" style of reggae, played in the tradition of classic 1970s Jamaican groups like The Ethiopians, Culture, The Mighty Diamonds, etc. - More

Dubskin: Dubskin is a 6 piece Roots/Dub Reggae band from Ft. Collins, CO. They have just released it's second album ''No end in time'' that was mixed/dubbed by Jason ''Jocko'' Randall of John Brown's Body and has created a strong buzz in the American reggae scene. ry. - More

Alcyon Massive: Alcyon Massive is an emerging evolutionary musical artist who is taking his family, friends, fans and the world at large on the epic journey of his own ecstatic awakening through his signature sound of backwoods hip-hop meets roots reggae. music. - More

Jah9: Old school blues improvisation meets hard hitting lyrical prowess in a rich imaginative blend of vocal clarity and complexity. Janine brings her refreshing mix of contemporary and conscious poetry to the stage and delivers a mature, sophisticated style with a unique and captivating energy all her own. - More

DJ Leydis: Leidis was born and raised in Cuba. She became involved in the Cuban hip hop movement during it's inception and helped organize events, community shows, and a women's hip hop collective called Omega. Leidis has created the first female DJ mixtape and has performed across Cuba as a spoken word artist. - More

7th Street Showcase: 7th St. Band is a foundation band out of Berkeley that has been performing reggae on the west coast for the last 9 years. During this time, they have backed dozens of Jamaica's finest singers. The showcase will feature Arkaingelle, Junior Toots, Malika Madremana, Empress Isheba, Binghi Ghost and Irae Divine. - More

Mambo This!: Mambo This! is a seven piece salsa band based on the Mendocino Coast. They have gathered from a variety of musical backgrounds to share their love of Afro-Cuban music. They draw from a wealth of knowledge and experience in jazz, classical, salsa, funk, West African, Calypso, R&B, klezmer and more. - More

Sierra_Nevada_World_Music_Festival_Performers
In The Dancehall:

Stone Love: Stone Love represents the popular street culture of dancehall. When Wee-Pow began spinning in the early '70s, the hot Kingston nights would boom with open-air dances, animated by sound systems. Stone Love soon became a must-hear, drawing long lines and jamming every venue. - More

Jah Love Sound System: Jah Love Sound began in 1974, but it wasn't until the early '80s, when selector Ilawi teamed up with Brigadier Jerry, that the sound started to take off with the masses. It is the product of two musical inspirations coming together, taking parts of "Jah Mik" and "Jah Love Sound" to create "Jah Love Sound." - More

Comanche High Power: Founded in 1999 by Daddy Stevo, Comanche High Power has grown to be the king reggae sound of the North Bay. Comanche High Power is a roots and culture sound - concerned with the culture of Jamaica and the Caribbean, as well as being conscious about the message in the music we play. - More

 


Copyright © 1998-2011 Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, LLC / Epiphany Artists. All Rights Reserved.