Rootz Fest this weekend

Observer staff reporter

Thursday, December 13, 2018

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LOVERS of roots-rock reggae music will be in for a great treat over the weekend as several of the gener's established acts are slated for the 2018 staging of the annual Rastafari Rootz Fest at Long Bay Park in Negril from Friday, December 14 to Sunday, December 16.

All the acts are expected to be ambassadors of reggae music, which was recently admitted to UNESCO's Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Organiser of Rastafari Rootz Fest, ganja activist Ras Iyah V said the event is one which the whole family can come out and enjoy.

“Rastafari Rootz Fest is strictly a non-alcoholic event which will feature cultural music fit for the ears of the entire family,” Ras Iyah V told the Jamaica Observer.

On Friday night, the festival is expected to be highlighted by the performances of a strong line-up of reggae artistes, including the likes of Kabaka Pyramid, Kenyatta Hill, Lila Ike, Kelissa, Warrior King, Keznamdi, D-Medz, Keteis Oyande, and a string of upcoming western Jamaica acts.

A mixture of veterans and up-and-coming acts are expected to grace the stage on Saturday night.

Acts including Everton Blender, Richie Spice, Mikey General, Lymie Murray, Mackie Conscious, Susha, Basenta, Inziniga Ion, Empress Iniffa, and Major Lloyd are billed to perform.

Yaadcore, DJ Natty and others will provide music on Sunday night to complement “dub vibes and drumming” on a night which also features the Ganjamaica Cup Awards ceremony.

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