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Dreadstock Festival - an update of info

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Dreadstock Festival - an update of info
September 11, 2004 02:26AM

M.U.S.I.C. – Music Uniting Souls, Integrating Communities
320 Mare Island Way, Vallejo, CA 94590
11:00am – 8:30pm daily


Located on the beautiful grassy lawn of the scenic Vallejo Marina, the Dreadstock Festival on September 25 and 26, includes two days of Caribbean and African music plus an international marketplace offering arts, clothing and crafts as well as ethnic and favorite festival foods.

Dreadstock 2004 will feature the Jamaican roots reggae of Mikey Dread, Pablo Moses, Prezident Brown, Carlton Livingston, Earl Zero, and Wadi Gad; a roots of aloha celebration with the incredible Hawaiian roots man, Humble Soul plus Marty Dread, both backed by the Native Elements band. Latin reggae sensation, Red I, and California favorites including Groundation, Dubwize, Resination, Tchiya Amet and Luna Angel will also be gracing the main stage. There will be a second stage with toasting and djs including Rankin’ Joe, Sammy Dread, and Ras D. Radio personalities Rocky Bailey from KKUP, Spliff Skankin’ of KFJC and KPFA and Tony Moses from KPOO will be the Masters of Ceremonies all weekend.

For decades, reggae music has connected youth and elders through dynamic and conscious music. Dreadstock stems from this same foundation – bringing community members of all ages together through the power of music. Dreadstock fulfills its motto of M.U.S.I.C. – “Music Uniting Souls, Integrating Communities”, by bringing reggae music where it is needed! Dreadstock was created and founded by Dennis Johnson and John Dillinger, executive directors of Unity Life Youth Project, in partnership with the Vallejo Neighborhood Housing Services Inc., two Vallejo non-profit organizations.

Tickets are available online at www.dreadstock.com or call 707-642-2750
One-Day Pass - $15 for 18 & under, $20 for Adult
Weekend Pass - $30 for 18 & under, $40 for Adult
Children under 5 FREE

Main Stage Schedule:
Saturday, September 25
Mikey Dread, Prezident Brown, Earl Zero, Haile Maskel, Wadi Gad, Red I, Tchiya Amet, Dubwize

Sunday, September 26
Pablo Moses, Humble Soul, Marty Dread, Native Elements, Groundation, Luna Angel, Resination

Midnite Dread Sound System and DJ Sister Yasmin, Crucial Dance Riddims spinning on the main stage between sets both days.

About Unity & Life Youth Project (ULYP)
ULYP’s purpose is to provide holistic youth development through free youth workshops and seminars within ULYP's 6-Star Programs: *Academic Enhancement, *Health and Wellness, *Mentorship Counseling, *Community Outreach, *Computer Technology & Application, and *Career Building. ULYP is based in Vallejo and serves Bay Area youth!
For more info about this organization, call Dennis Johnson, Executive Director, at 707-642-2750 www.unitylifeyouth.org

About Vallejo Neighborhood Housing Services Inc. (VNHS)
VNHS’s purpose is to facilitate the production, acquisition, rehabilitation and preservation of housing for low to moderate income households in order to combat community deterioration and to preserve neighborhood stability.
For more info about this organization call 707-643-2143 or go to www.vallejonhs.org

For more festival info, please call our hotline at 707-642-2750 or go to www.dreadstock.com

For media inquires please call Amy Shapas at 831-479-0711, ashapas@sbcglobal.net

More Details about the Festival…

DJ Tent Schedule
Saturday, September 25
DJ Hadi, Cali Hi-Fi, DJ Selecta 7, Sammy Dread & Ranking Joe plus special guests, backed by Tree of Life Sound System & DJ Riddim, Jah Wizer and DJ Sister Yasmin, Crucial Dance Riddims

Sunday, September 26
Clique Intl., Black Love, J-Bone & Ragga Mobbin, Hurricane & Majestic & Ras D, DJ Supa Mario, Tribe of Kings Sound System
*lineup on main stage and dj tent is subject to change.

The Quality Inn – Vallejo has provided a special Dreadstock rate of $65 per night. Make your reservations now as rooms are going fast by calling 707-643-1061.

Artist Bios:

Mikey Dread:
Michael Campbell, a.k.a. Mikey Dread is one of the most influential performers and innovators in reggae music. His abilities, technical expertise, and unique vocal delivery combine to create a unique sound that tells the listener emphatically that it is the "Dread at the Controls." Perhaps Mikey's work with The Clash has garnered him with the most recognition, but his credentials and resume started long before his eye-opening production on several releases with the renowned Punk Stars from London.

Throughout the years 1998-2001 Mikey has been making impressive and captivating live concert performances with the Fully Fullwood Band across Hawaii and California. Most recently he has performed in Brighton, England with his UK Band "Colors" late October 2001 getting rave reviews and requests from other venues to return to Europe in 2002.
His performances in Italy in November 2001 in Bari and Rome has re-established him as one of the original roots reggae icons of the mid-seventies/early 80s reggae era of Jamaican music. His mission continues, globally.

Pablo Moses:
Hailing from Jamaica, Pablo Moses released his first album in 1975, “Revolutionary Dream” and he has not let up since, bringing his messages of Rastafari to the masses. As a “university trained poet”, according to the New York Village Voice, “Moses articulated his Rastafarian ideology with unprecedented political frankness in a horn-like voice.”

After more than twenty years recording and performing reggae music, Pablo Moses remains one of the most original out-spoken roots reggae artist in Jamaica, in part because he’s still throwing out lyrics that are socially, politically and culturally connected. Moses is a teacher, a father and a revolutionary who never and will never deter from the path that he has taken as a voice for the poor and oppressed people of the world.

Prezident Brown:
Fitz Albert Cotterell, aka Prezident Brown was born in the green hills of Clarendon, J.A. As "Junior Ranking," a name his mother gave him, he would grab the mic and chant away at schoolyards and country dances. The biggest and most formative influence for the Junior MC was producer and sound system operator, Jack Ruby, prominent in the Ocho Rios music scene at that time. Ruby saw something special in him. He took the fatherless Slim Brown under his wing, re-christened him, Prezident Brown and appointed him resident M.C. of his Hi-Power Sound System, traveling worldwide.

Prezident Brown's music speaks a universal language. All of his albums and singles will remain timelessly beautiful and his fourth album, “To Jah Only”, features one of the most spiritually devoted songs in reggae history, "To Jah Only." His music is echoed overseas and his talent is unequivocal. All of his albums are a must for anyone who loves reggae music. Prezident Brown is an artist driven by a sense of mission and purpose, which dictates that he "edutains" (heightens the consciousness of a people) as much as entertains.

For more festival info, please call our hotline at 707-642-2750 or go to www.dreadstock.com

For media inquires please call Amy Shapas at 831-479-0711, ashapas@sbcglobal.net
Re: Dreadstock Festival - an update of info
September 11, 2004 04:43PM
New Update - Carlton Livingston is not playing the Dreadstock Festival. I thought I had taken his name off everything - sorry.
Re: Dreadstock Festival - an update of info
September 12, 2004 06:47AM
well, there goes my only reason for making the trip up...
Re: Dreadstock Festival - an update of info
September 13, 2004 08:05PM
DJ Selecta 7, -scheduled to play dj tent early saturday has no affiliation with [www.jahmeekproductions.com] home of Selecta7souN system (R.A.W.#1792*) >1LUV*+*+*+*+*+*+*+
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