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Posted by Africa al 
nw Reggae reports streaming
August 07, 2009 06:17PM
well pertty close
we have Inet but no Phone service? so some might report from site
thanks before hand to NWRF,, WOW os far!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It's my 1st time at the Marcola venue and it is Awesome and Staff & Muntant super job my 2nd best Oregon venue-Hornings best in or- lots trees tp camp in great set up w/camping-parking-stage super chill and great people -kinda a Bobolink Vibe-
NWRF this is a first class fest ya got ,,,,, even some small deatails taken care of smiling smiley like wagons/carts so you can carry your camping gear to camp and lots of Showers smiling smiley
lots of family here so hope to see ya too-
highlight so far was throwing frisbee at 2am last night w/fellow bordie Bun & Cheese & Riffy
OH, stop by my Internet cafe-well my camp is central for net hookup if ya camp in them there woods
just saw J.Ross & LBC crew so it's on like donkey Kong
and everyone else It' so kool up here and travel getting here so sweet
Re: nw Reggae reports streaming
August 07, 2009 11:15PM
a notice from nwwrf...




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blessid love
ras danny
higher reasoning reggae time
KBOO Portland, Full Strength Community Radio
*Love is a net that catches hearts like fish.*
-Muhammad Ali
*I don't like reggae, I love it*
Re: nw Reggae reports streaming
August 08, 2009 02:51AM
I'm heading out tomorrow morning..ill see yall there. Much love and blessings to you all!



One Love.
Re: nw Reggae reports streaming
August 08, 2009 02:54AM
Empress, are you only going for the one day?
if so I know a next Empress would like to ride along and help out with finances...
link me? <mailto:jahfori@comcast.net>



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blessid love
ras danny
higher reasoning reggae time
KBOO Portland, Full Strength Community Radio
*Love is a net that catches hearts like fish.*
-Muhammad Ali
*I don't like reggae, I love it*
Re: nw Reggae reports streaming
August 08, 2009 05:05AM
Cruising in Sunday around noon. Looking forward to Pablo Moses.
Re: nw Reggae reports streaming
August 08, 2009 05:38PM
Al, no reports? nuh'in a gwaan deh bout?



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blessid love
ras danny
higher reasoning reggae time
KBOO Portland, Full Strength Community Radio
*Love is a net that catches hearts like fish.*
-Muhammad Ali
*I don't like reggae, I love it*
Re: nw Reggae reports streaming
August 10, 2009 05:14PM
Hey Al, thanks fi all dem vivid reviews / was almost like I was deh miself!!!!



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blessid love
ras danny
higher reasoning reggae time
KBOO Portland, Full Strength Community Radio
*Love is a net that catches hearts like fish.*
-Muhammad Ali
*I don't like reggae, I love it*
Re: nw Reggae reports streaming
August 10, 2009 06:31PM
I know what Al's goin' thru...having too good a time and meeting too many good people to bother turning on the puter...
Re: nw Reggae reports streaming
August 10, 2009 07:07PM
Oh SNAP!!! Yep! That's what it is, why dint I think a dat?!



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blessid love
ras danny
higher reasoning reggae time
KBOO Portland, Full Strength Community Radio
*Love is a net that catches hearts like fish.*
-Muhammad Ali
*I don't like reggae, I love it*
Re: nw Reggae reports streaming
August 10, 2009 07:41PM
we had only just stepped out of the vehicle and gotten both feet on solid ground when who do i get an immediate hug from? africa al, that's who. he seemed to be almost everywhere at once, at times looking too dapper for a fest in the woods!

big heartical thanks to bun for all the hard work that went into getting all the djs schedules sorted as well as all the differing equipment set up and running criss. he did a great job, and was also nice enough to set up our tent for us a day earlier so we could be camped in a glorious area with good friends! total ites! and what a joy to have several beautiful children amongst us. all individuals and families we camped with were just wonderful folks, parents and kids alike!

a big heartical thanks to shortchange for the use of his turntables and cartridges. i know from experience that this usually ends in needing equipment repair/purchase. i hope you know we treated your tables with complete respect and were very appreciative of being able to use yours and leave ours at home.

the fest was all i hoped for, with most sets being musically much what i expected. that said, though the chezidek set may have been nice, it was just rude and ego-based chiding that chezidek continued to spew, regarding his clear disappointment with the escort service band (who did a great and LONG job backing many artists) by repeating several times that next time he would "bring my own band". i heard this at least three or four times, and it killed any joyous vibe that was being created. shame on the chez. it was just completely unnecessary. it's crappy behaviour like that that just turns me off certain artists. would i stop buying/playing his music? no. will i be looking forward in ernest to another performance from chezidek. no way. he seemed like an ass.

the biggest and nicest surprise for me was easily the hawaiian posse. i knew how much i would enjoy paula fuga's set, and i did. however, clearly i have chosen to ignore ooklah the moc for way too long. i was blown away by a couple of the vocalists. the guy with the braided beard had a great voice and sounded superb on some of their roots selections. but the vocalist with the short hair tied back in a pony tail was the one who really killed it. he sounded just like a young smokey robinson (thanks al, for helping me nail down who he reminded me of). i can only imagine what his vocals would be like on some nice digi rhythm behind it. that guys voice was pure sugar (hah, from hawaii!). a really top ranking set from them all. i would LOVE to see them again. everything else was pretty much as i expected, and the weather was perfect.

thanks to every single one who had a hand in making the fest happen. there is always some kinks that comes up with these kinds of events, but most everything was easy to overlook.

high vibes in every corner.

m.



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Re: nw Reggae reports streaming
August 10, 2009 07:49PM
Had a great time. Only complaint - too many bees....
Re: nw Reggae reports streaming
August 10, 2009 08:30PM
Thanks for the review MK - sorry i missed the fest but had some business to handle up here in Seattle.

i am totally with you on the vocalists for Ooklah the Moc - each brought a great sound to the ears up here as well!

"but the vocalist with the short hair tied back in a pony tail was the one who really killed it. he sounded just like a young smokey robinson (thanks al, for helping me nail down who he reminded me of). i can only imagine what his vocals would be like on some nice digi rhythm behind it."

Please nooooooooo!!!!!! Although i admit there are some digi riddims that make me fawn, there are very few and it is soooo nice to hear cats with the vocal chops like these sing over the sounds of a solid band like Ooklah. LOL Whatever - i'm sure there's more than enough of his voice to go around - he was sweet on the mic though!

Re: nw Reggae reports streaming
August 10, 2009 08:37PM
yes ya'll
the fest was amazing this year.
family and crew getting tighter and stronger with each event!
I love my NWWRF family and am so proud, honored and thankful to have been supported by all of you that did.

Already thinking of next year so contact me asap with feedback and requests for job placement! you are wonderful!
too blessed to be stressed
one love



&quot;It takes a whole village to raise a child&quot; African Proverb
Re: nw Reggae reports streaming
August 10, 2009 08:40PM
Vocalist with the short hair tied back in a pony tail: Mr. 83



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Re: nw Reggae reports streaming
August 10, 2009 08:41PM
though i too prefer the roots tip, a ruff digi rhythm and his silky vocals would be like honey. or even a nice heavy steppers trip like something king general rides. i agree; i'm sure he'd sound strong riding any version.

i definitely need to pull out those ooklah cds i've pushed somewhere to the back of my reggae room. i don't remember them being that strong. either they have significantly improved with time, or they just bust it live.

probably a bit of both.

m.



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Re: nw Reggae reports streaming
August 10, 2009 08:42PM
when you find those oooklah cd's can you make me copies.

Ras Bird stay my favorite cousin...

Bird is the word, werd



&quot;It takes a whole village to raise a child&quot; African Proverb
Re: nw Reggae reports streaming
August 10, 2009 09:17PM
MK - i'm not sure if you got a chance to talk to those cats but i talked to the bassie for a little while about records and he was VERY knowledgeable about the subject, with nuf original press releases keeping his crates heavy. We talked about a few things, but mostly on the Wackies tip for our too brief conversation. i'm so glad that they filled the fest with as much joy as they did the hall in Seatown!
Re: nw Reggae reports streaming
August 11, 2009 03:19PM
Regardless what Chezidek said on stage, da fact that his backing outfit did not perform to his satisfaction is not good for this festival nor for the chances of artists from yard being backed in Oregon by locals... This will be reasoned over amongst the touring yardies and, well...
I think the picture is pretty vivid what this could mean...



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blessid love
ras danny
higher reasoning reggae time
KBOO Portland, Full Strength Community Radio
*Love is a net that catches hearts like fish.*
-Muhammad Ali
*I don't like reggae, I love it*
Re: nw Reggae reports streaming
August 11, 2009 03:28PM
Please elaborate, I wasn't able to see Chezidek's set(or any at NWRF) but am very curious what he said on stage...
Re: nw Reggae reports streaming
August 11, 2009 04:31PM
Caribou, please read mk's first post (above, in this thread)



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blessid love
ras danny
higher reasoning reggae time
KBOO Portland, Full Strength Community Radio
*Love is a net that catches hearts like fish.*
-Muhammad Ali
*I don't like reggae, I love it*
Re: nw Reggae reports streaming
August 11, 2009 05:52PM
i didnt really think much of that escort service outfit last year and i think empresslove should spread some of her love and BUY the ooklah cds. in other words support the artists in both ways: decent backup band and purchasing their products.

one love
jah bill
Re: nw Reggae reports streaming
August 11, 2009 06:16PM
Ok, Back from NWR
1st, awesome job "Mutant"
When I pulled into Bob's Ranch out of the lower Cascade foothills after a 10hr drive it felt magicial as the tree lined road set the scene after you drive over shotgun creek(someone told me the name so ??) w/branches brushing the Bounder in a good way smiling smiley all Green, and the creek is so nice to put your feet in (no Puddin) as Wilbur in Charolett's Web said what a farm.
My camp was close to the tipi we brought for back stage dressing rooms-also back drop and I met nothing but good people and staff & production were working but still enjoying the moment having fun.. even helped with fencing for us along with anything else we needed. I did see lots of parking and areas(in the trees was kinda like Hornings Hideout(Ore. forest) not used so this fest can grow alot yea! lots of deatils were looked after inc, lots af different vendors both food and crafts lots of healthy choices and Cupcakes!
And all week end it was so kool hanging with so many DJ's Mosquito Killer, Bun & Cheese, Small Axe, the Mighty Junebug, Short Change, Africaina, Juan Love-aka Sapo, Christafari and many more.
Well here's what I seen<><><><><>Music wise,

fri started slow as always
with LoCura being the highlite for the early bands with a nice latin blend of Central America and the Carribean and stated Ladies night OMG! so much estrogen it was heaven ,,,,,haha,, and crazy too!
then when Queen Omega came on the bowl had every body there WOW what a set
started hard all the way to her 1 encore, then I had the pleasure of introducing J.Ross Parrelli on stage who tore it up and had some special guests sittin in so the LBC representing hard, thanit was dancing in the dnacehall dome till sunrise with many DJ's singers poping on the mic which was such a yummy musical treat, with intermitent trips to the fire pit/drum circle every night

on Saturday
inDUBious, Chronicle wer some local bands playing some good tunes, till escort service -which had two different horn sections(might been the Chezidek problems)- with Tuff Lion laying down a high energy set High steppin his way through along with Lady Passion who was looking super and voice was strong as she is getting so much better every time I see her
Chezidek was on set ,that he was ranting in his set was kinda strange or and singer it was an ok set he acted like he was ready to go home?
Junior Reid played the same set he played four years ago and One Blood even in Spanish is kinda?? come on --NEW FRESH!!-
Michael Rose was On it and played alot of older along with newer tunes,

Sunday was spent musically was hanging with said DJ's
early bands OK, I'll leave it a that
Paula Fuga voice rang thru the sunday heated air than Ooklah The Moc took stage and tore the roof off w/ 3 part smooth harmonies and a hell of musicianship from the band who were really tight, eye opening set oh YEA!
when Pablo Moses came out, the bowl went crazy and hin tossing the Mic to his stage generalship and control of the moment and fans was so on point he played new and old classics and was my favorite of the festival.
Groundation showed why they are headling festivals and concerts in Europe and the US, they have hit it hard and so so much -Mingo Jr said he is having ths best time touring with this band- work they been doing you can see it has paid off and played their set till early am

Great fest that NWWRF was in 2009

how's that Danny!
and Danny ????? call me or drop me a line

and Herb is always right!
Re: nw Reggae reports streaming
August 11, 2009 06:25PM
oh, forgot one of the funniest things i've ever seen...queen omega LITERALLY dodging nuggets of high grade being tossed directly at her as she is singing. i was literally belly laughing at the scene, because after one or two hit her, you could her her exclaim "oh" as she dodged away from the next few coming her way. freaking hysterical (in a great way!). guess that's how we do it oregon stylee -- in cali they toss ganja from the stage to the crowd; in oregon we toss higrade to the artists!

sure, she dodged them alright. then she picked them up and kept them cupped in her hand as she continued to perform. she is the "ganja baby" after all.

m.



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Re: nw Reggae reports streaming
August 12, 2009 01:03AM
Michele, Mr 83 is formerly of a band called Inna Vision outta Maui and only recently (he was there last year, too) begun singing with Ooklah The Moc (this name was taken from a cartoon character, I think the one called 'Hagar')
I have Inna Visions' latest, if ya intrested... you're not going to find too much of Mr 83 on any of those Ooklah CD's 'cep fi da most recent "Vaults" / also Ooklah sounds MUCH better live than on their recordings, the best of which imho, is the one entitled "Kokoman Meets Ooklah The Moc - Struggling Soldier" > incidentally, Kokoman is a next bredrin from that group, Inna Visions... Reggae Reviews
there is also a CD out called 'Hear' from Ooklah's recording studios Father Psalms Studio with Mr 83, Kokoman and a few others pon it... (I don't have this one yet)

Al, yuh got a email addie? oh, yeah that was an okay review... but...
I thought the purpose of (as the the title {kinda} indicates) this thread was basicly "on the spot reviews from the nwwrf site..." not from No Cal... hence my 'sarcastic' comment above...



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blessid love
ras danny
higher reasoning reggae time
KBOO Portland, Full Strength Community Radio
*Love is a net that catches hearts like fish.*
-Muhammad Ali
*I don't like reggae, I love it*
Re: nw Reggae reports streaming
August 12, 2009 03:49AM
yeah danny, i went searching in the room. found an ooklah the moc cd from 2000, which had a few tunes i know they covered this weekend but still--sounded infinitely better live in 2009. have the kokoman one, and it's not bad, but still from like 2005 or something.

yes, i would be interested in checking whatever you have featuring mr. 83; that man has one silky voice. completely impressive, but the whole of them were impressive, to be true. and ask most who know me (like yourself!!!) i'm just not into the jawaiian or non-rootical sound. these folks impressed me so much, i honestly look forward to the next opportunity to see them do there thing live!!!

nwwrf-->book them again, and quick.

m.



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Re: nw Reggae reports streaming
August 12, 2009 06:23AM
Mr. 83 & Ooklah The Moc, Creation Man







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Re: nw Reggae reports streaming
August 12, 2009 06:33AM
Hi All
We are still here cleaning up and heading home in the AM.
Thanks to all for cleaning up after yourselves.
The site looks better then ever
We are looking forward to NWWRF 10
More news and photos soon
Peace



Doug Carnie
DMUTANT
NWWRF
NW World Reggae Festival
Re: nw Reggae reports streaming
August 12, 2009 03:20PM
Wheres their(Ooklah's) main singer?!!?



~HIGHEST HEIGHTZ EVERY TIME~
Re: nw Reggae reports streaming
August 12, 2009 09:50PM
In response to Ras Danny thats one way of looking at it. But the other side is all he did (Chezidek), was make himself look bad. Out of 7 hours of reggae music by The Escort Service , one artist out of all,disrespecting the band on the mic??? The Escort Service will be back. This is my family! Maybe there will be no next time for Chezidek? He could have just talked to the band after, man to man???? All the other acts were nothing but thankful to the 40 + hours of rehersal. I would like to personally thank the band for all there efforts!!! You can't always please everyone.
Bless---One Drop



Post Edited (08-12-09 15:06)
Re: nw Reggae reports streaming
August 12, 2009 11:55PM
bredrin, I got mad respect for your works!
I think that 7 hours of playing music in one day is way more than should be expected of even the most talented and tested reggae musicians on this planet...
I respect you for your devotion to the music and your eagerness to make it all work out but anyOne who lets that happen in any kind of event is disrespecting YOU -- how is anyOne supposed to expect you to be sharp after 7 hours pon da stage!!!??? that is TOTALLY uncalled for AND unprofessional, in my humble opinion...



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blessid love
ras danny
higher reasoning reggae time
KBOO Portland, Full Strength Community Radio
*Love is a net that catches hearts like fish.*
-Muhammad Ali
*I don't like reggae, I love it*
Re: nw Reggae reports streaming
August 13, 2009 12:28AM
Well I beg to differ, but there was only one person who direspected me, and I don't think doing so publicly is cool, or necesarry. If you were there you may see it different,maybe not. One Love either way.
Bless
Re: nw Reggae reports streaming
August 13, 2009 12:46AM
The more artists a band backs and has to rehearse with, the greater the chance that at least one is gonna feel they got short shrift on their music with that rehearsal and feel resentment. It's another thing to air that butthurtedness out onstage when people are there for the unity, vibes and music. Unprofessional to say the least.
imho the way to avoid that is to not overload one band with so many acts and so much to remember as far as arrangements, segues, tempos, mixes etc for all those artists. I can't blame the band really. Perhaps someone was just trying to get more name artists on the festival bill and save a buck on musical backing? Happens in festivals more than you'd think, reggae or otherwise...
Re: nw Reggae reports streaming
August 13, 2009 07:01AM
Smoka,

Ooklah's main singer, aka Ras Bird, Dance Ram







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Re: nw Reggae reports streaming
August 13, 2009 08:20AM
Mr Kali is lead on most of their huge tunes I think?!



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