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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

Warrior King

In an era in which negativity, guns and profanity dominate the reggae airwaves, a conscious breathe of fresh air has emerged in the personage of Warrior King. Born in Kingston as Mark Dyer, this 23 year old Rastafarian burst onto the music scene in 2001 with his first single ’Virtuous Woman’. This selection, and the subsequent single ‘Never Go Where Pagans Go’ were smash hits, as both songs charted throughout the Caribbean, London, Tokyo and beyond. Virtuous Woman went to #1 in the Jamaican and New York charts, causing the Jamaica Observer to pronounce Warrior King to be "one of the artists who made a difference in 2001"

Warrior King explains that he uses music as a vehicle to deliver a message. "As a Rastafarian you just don’t sing music, you sing music with a purpose and a mission. To the four corners of the Earth. I carry my music, and the message of the King. And the message if a message of love, to all people of all races."

Last year Warrior King followed-up on the success of his initial releases with ‘A Breath Of Fresh Air’, which was rapidly rising in The Star’s Top 10, prior to their discontinuing of this chart of Jamaica’s top singles. These three selections are all contained in Warrior King’s debut album ‘Virtuous Woman’ released by VP Records in October of 2002. What sets ‘Virtuous Woman’ apart from other recordings is "the celebration of woman power" and the "richness of his poetry" explains Dr. Carolyn Cooper, head of the Reggae Studies Unit of the University of the West Indies.

The album contains 17 incredible tracks which Warrior King proclaims are designed to "uplift people’s heart, mind and soul in a positive way. All of the songs are written by me, through the inspiration of the Father." Virtuous Woman includes the song ‘Education Is The Key’, which was written by Warrior King based upon a speech given by His Imperial Majesty, Haile Selassie I.

Warrior King recently completed tour dates in England and on the East Coast where he performed with Luciano as part of the One Love Tour. Long time reggae stalwart Copeland Forbes gives high marks for Warrior King’s work ethic and humility saying "He is truly a fresh breath in our music."

With the release of Virtuous Woman, Warrior King has firmly established himself as a champion for the cause of Roots and Culture. We are delighted that Warrior King has chosen to make his California debut performance at the 10th Annual Sierra Nevada World Music Festival.

Additional links for this artist:
www.vprecords.com
www.reggaewriter.com/_wsn/page2.html

Listen To an Interview of Warrior King
Listen To Warrior King' album - Virtuous Woman - Track List

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