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FESTIVAL EMCEES:
DOUG GREEN, JUNOR FRANCIS,
SPLIFF SKANKIN' & IRIE DOLE

Doug Green
A 4th generation theater professional, Doug performed with the Floating Lotus Magic Opera Co. and toured California with The Living Theatre in the 60’s, was Chet Helms' partner on the Family Dog’s Tribal Stomps in the 70’s, and built French’s Camp and co-founded Reggae on the River in the 80’s, which he co-produced and emceed til '96..... and now has emceed it again since ''08.

The 90’s til now have found him as a perennial MC and spoken word artist at the Oregon Country Fair, every Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, every Trinity Tribal Stomp, 30th, 35th & 40th Anniversary of the Summer of Love, Reggae on the River, Vashon Island Earth Fair, Harmony Festival, Summer Meltdown, The Tribute to Chet Helms in Golden Gate Park, EarthDance, various Mateel, Family Dog and 2b1 Records events for 30 years and in 2009 the 40th Anniversary of Woodstock in S.F. ...to name a few. His words have been described as "funny and passionate/compassionate activism". www.douggreenmc.com

Junor Francis
Since 1987, Jamaican-born Junor Francis has been hosting and producing "The Reggae Connection" on the Claremont College-based, non-profit KSPC 88.7 FM.  He can also be heard on the Loyola Marymount University-based KXLU 88.9FM with "The Reggae Show." Whether as a Master of Ceremonies, a journalist or a radio personality, Junor is one of California's premier reggae historians.  He can often be found at festivals deeply entangled in intense interviews and discussions with reggae artists.  Whether reasoning with a living legend or a rising star, Junor is able to make a meaningful and significant 'reggae connection' with his deep knowledge of the music of Jamaica coupled with his unique insights into all the artists within the reggae fraternity.

Spiff Skankin'
Reggae music is life to this talented spinmaster and MC. Since the late 80’s, Spliff has been sharing his “go with the flow” reggae music mix with KPFA listeners, as well as being renown on the club scene both as an MC and also as a resident DJ for Massive Sound International. 

Irie Dole
Irie Dole is a well established DJ, promoter, event host and all around Reggae advocate. Growing up in the Bay Area, he was guided by veteran Reggae figures such as Spliff Skankin, Robert Rankin, Tony Moses and Isa the Ion Lion. Irie Dole is the leading promoter of Reggae talent from the Bay Area and beyond, getting young and underrepresented talents the spotlight they deserve. Irie Dole has become the preferred performance selector for such artists as Rocker-T, Rankin Scroo, JR Toots, Winstrong and Soulmedic, and has even extended his services to names like Too Short, Spragga Benz, Romain Virgo and Demarco. As a 9 time soundclash champion, talking and relating to large audiences has come natural to him. His recent string of event MCing includes shows from J-Boog, Katchafire, Tarrus Riley and Lutan Fyah. You can hear Irie Dole every Wednesday, noon-3pm hosting “Rebel Music, the best in Reggae music, news reviews and interviews” on KPOO listener sponsored radio in San Francisco (89.5fm in the Bay Area and www.kpoo.com). Follow him on Twitter and Facebook @iriedole
 

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