ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Greetings Reggae Legends Family,
As you might already know, Tribute to the Reggae Legends will be continuing into its 36th year. With the current outlook of the world, its people, and its environment, we decided that it was crucial that we continue to promote conscious reggae music using sound as power. Our ancestors of reggae music, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, and Burning Spear (just to name a few) have laid the path to liberation through music. So we must continue to use music, art and dance as the weapon for these serious times.
All through history, music has always been the weapon of change or played a major role beyond politics creating unity. The intent of the foundation of reggae music was to create unity in a time of division and hatred. They used music as means to give people upliftment through music. Roots Reggae music is important today because it unites us as one people and one human race. Reggae transcends politics, it is a spiritual vehicle that unites and sustains the spirit.
Let’s continue to support Reggae Foundation artists that have given us African history, unity and empowerment to get up and stand up. Together let’s work hard to preserve the message in Reggae music and its frequency to liberate our minds from suffering. We are convinced reggae music and its healing form will unite our nation again. Roots Reggae artists are like griots, they preserve the oral history of African culture, the source of all humanity.
Honorable Marcus Garvey says, “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree planted without its roots”.
Please join us at WorldBeat Cultural Center February 18th and 19th 2017 for Tribute to the Reggae Legends to continue this legacy.