June 20th, 21st, & 22nd, 2003Frogtown, Angels Camp, California, U.S.A.
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2003 Performers

FRI:
VALLEY STAGE:

Capleton &
Special Guest
Yami Bolo

DANCEHALL:

Stone Love

VILLAGE STAGE:

Lost At Last
Hamsa Lila

SAT:
VALLEY STAGE:

The Wailers
Barrington Levy
U-Roy
Pablo Moses
Sister Carol
Leroy Sibbles
Johnny Clarke
Mikey Dread
Fully Fullwood Band

DANCEHALL:

Stur-Gav HiFi w/
Brigadier Jerry
Mighty Crown

VILLAGE STAGE:

Shabaz
Medicine Drum
BrazilBeat Sound System

SUN:
VALLEY STAGE:

Prince Buster
Eek-A-Mouse
Pato Banton
Warrior King
Twinkle Bros w/
Della Grant

Peter Rowan
Big Mountain

VILLAGE STAGE:

Midnite
B-Side Players
Soul Majestic
Alma Melodiosa
Music Hours
Friday: 6 pm - Midnight;
Late show for 3-day ticket holders till 3am
Saturday: 11 am - Midnight;
Late show till 3am for 3-day ticket holders
Sunday: 11 am - 10 pm


      

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Press Pass

Pablo Moses

Pablo Moses, born in Jamaica as Pableto Henry, released his first album in 1975, REVOLUTIONARY DREAM (issued in the United States by UA Records as I love I Bring ) . A “university trained poet," according to the New York Village Voice’ s Carol Cooper, “Moses articulated his Rastafarian ideology with unprecedented political frankness in a high pitched, horn-like voice over rhythms and harmonies laid down by keyboardist/ producer Geoffrey Chung”.

Signing with Mango Records, Moses collaborated with Chung five years later, in 1980, to produce his follow up, A SONG, a subtle answer to the fire of his debut effort. In 1981, Pablo Moses issued his third album, PAVE THE WAY. By then, Moses had amassed a huge following in Jamaica, Europe, North America and Japan. Moses’ Rastafarian themes, the crusade against injustice, inequality, greed, racism, war, and the pillage of nature, were and are universal in their scope.

In 1983, Moses signed with Alligator Records to release IN THE FUTURE, amplifying his political and social message with rock stylistics and the use of electronic instrumentation like the synthesizer and vocader. Moses expanded and deepened his sound and rhetoric with 1985's TENSION and 1987's LIVE TO LOVE.

WE REFUSE, released in 1990, was Pablo Moses' profile debut and his first album in three and a half years. It was a lyrical response to the political climate of the eighty's seen as " good times " by those who've closed their eyes to the underlying realities of poverty and racism, unraveling in the '90s. “In this album,” says Moses, “I say what I 've said all along, only in a modified mood, more straightforward. I refuse the Babylonian ways of society, the bully-istic attitudes. Jah made everyone with different cultures and colors just as he made different types of birds and plants for beautification.”

Musically, this album represented Pablo Moses' attempt to reach out to the "now generation" of younger reggae fans who've grown up listening to the dancehall style. Says Moses:

“I try to adapt to changing styles of music. I'm trying to reach the dancehall crowd not just with the beat, but with a message that is cultural and sociologically connected, with songs like "BAD BOY” and "CHARLIE".”

We Refuse also features "LOVE IS A THING ", a duet between Moses and his young daughter Tashe, and the songs “UNDER YOUR SPELL” and "IN SOUTH AFRICA."

The album was produced by Pablo Moses and premier reggae keyboardist Robbie Lyn, and mixed by Steven Stanley and Geoffrey Chung.

Then in 1993 Pablo Moses signed with MusicDisc of France doing albums THE CONFESSION OF A RASTAMAN , along the same vein as Revolutionary Dream, and the album MISSION , one of the best works since Revolutionary Dream, both albums were produced by Pablo Moses and Clive Hunt.

During the association with MusicDisc , Moses released a compilation by the name of The Best of Pablo Moses with songs from the LPs LIVE TO LOVE, TENSION, IN THE FUTURE, and WE REFUSE. There was a re- release of Revolutionary Dream simultaneously in Europe, in North America by Shanachie Records. In 1997 Pablo re- release "IN THE FUTURE PLUS DUBS"- through Tabou I and Nite an Day Records, in Europe.

Then after more than 20 years recording in the reggae music market, in 1998, Pablo released a live album,PABLO MOSES LIVE, recorded in Paris France, while on tour. Distributed by Media 7 in France and Heart Beat in Holland, Germany etc. In November 1998 Tabou I And Media 7 released PAVE THE WAY in Europe and U.S.A.

Pablo Moses remains one of the most original out- spoken roots reggae artist in Jamaica after more than 20 years, still throwing out lyrics that are sociologically, political and culturally connected. Pablo Moses has toured extensively in Canada, U.S.A, South America, Central America, Europe and Scandinavia and some Caribbean Countries.

Pablo Moses is a teacher, father and a Revolutionary who never and will never deter from the path that he has taken as a voice of the poor and oppress people in the world.

Listen To An Interview of Pablo Moses
Listen To The Music of Pablo Moses
- Track List

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