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UCLA JazzReggae Festvial

Posted by Yenny Yi 
UCLA JazzReggae Festvial
May 18, 2004 12:28AM
UCLA 18th Annual JazzReggae Festival

General Information:

When:
Memorial Day Weekend. May 30 & 31, 2004
Jazz Festival will take place Sunday May 30 --$10
Reggae Festival will take place Monday May 31 --$15

On both days:
Shows 11:00am-7:00pm

Where:
Intramural Field-UCLA Campus
See directions for details
Tickets will be on sale at the UCLA Central Ticket Office and on Ticketmaster

[www.studentgroups.ucla.edu]
310-281-1124

Jazz Festival line-up
Poncho Sanchez
DJ Madlib
Everette Harp
Selaelo Selota
Angaza F/ Pamela Williams
Michele Henderson
Jamal Ali

Reggae Festival line up
Beenie Man
Mr.Vegas
Machel Montano
Nasio Fontaine
Michele Henderson
DJ Blackstone International
Milestone
Carribean Xchange
Re: UCLA JazzReggae Festvial
May 18, 2004 09:28PM
I thought it was sat and sun. event? whats up ?
Sunday Reggae, yes?
Re: UCLA JazzReggae Festvial
May 19, 2004 10:19AM
Sunday is Jazz

Monday, Memorial Day, is Reggae, thats the way its been for probably ten years.

I havent been in a several years, but it was very crowded back then when the cost was free or $3.

Although its now $15, still a bargain, and its free to thousands of UCLA students, so, if you go I suggest you get there early, it will be crowded.
Re: UCLA JazzReggae Festvial
June 01, 2004 08:59AM
i wasn't able to attend... was anyone present for machel montano's performance?
how was it?
Re: UCLA JazzReggae Festvial
June 01, 2004 12:18PM
Machel Montano and Xtatik put on a great show at UCLA
on Memorial Day in front of a huge crowd of probably 20,000
on a warm and sunny day. His show was scheduled to start at
4PM but before I knew it, he was out there early at 330PM
and there was a crowd of 20 deep in front of the stage by the
time I got up there. The band and Machel and Peter C. Lewis
were all dressed in black and performed many of their hits
such as Footsteps, Carry On, Tay Lay Lay, Is Carnival, etc.
First time Ive ever seen them do Footsteps, the big 1998 hit.

About half way through the show Machel brought out his secret
weapon, the Japanese Dancehall Queen, Junko "Bashment" Kudo;
To the tune Kock and Roll Back, Junko proceeded to wine while
standing on her head, a sight to behold indeed. Then the
crazy part...with her high heel boots on, she climbs the 40 ft
stage tower, hooks one leg around the top beam, hangs upside
down and wines to the music...one of the most bizarre and by
far the most dangerous stunt Ive ever seen. She struggled
a little to recover getting upright and I was truly
concerned for her safety at that point. My God, I bet the
UCLA Organizers were having a fit at that point, as without
a doubt, they would never have allowed that stunt had they
known.

Anyway, she got down safely and Machel closed out his show with
this years big hit, Craziness. Great show and entertainment,
my only regret was his show was kinda short, I think it was about
40 min., although I didnt time it.
Re: UCLA JazzReggae Festvial
June 01, 2004 04:51PM
Ranks & Banks booking info; 702-8681486.
reggae live forever.
Re: UCLA JazzReggae Festvial
June 02, 2004 02:21PM
I went last year....missed this year though. How was it?
Re: UCLA JazzReggae Festvial
June 03, 2004 07:46PM
Rhythmwize, thanks for the rundown... i had a chance to see machel and xtatik in concert last year, was definitely one of the best parties i've ever attended. Glad to hear he continues to represent....
thanks agian!
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