Chanting Down Babylon: Redemption Songs of the Diaspora
It is not an overstatement to say that world culture has been influenced by Jamaican reggae music and culture. With its roots grounded in an African sensibility of expressing philosophical words through music, its slow rhythmic beat, its militant, rebellious, and spiritual lyrics, and its positive message about unity, reggae continues to be a source for highlighting issues of social justice.
This festival celebrates the music of the African Diaspora and honors the legacy of roots reggae. Join us for performances by reggae legends, Marcia Griffiths, Brigadier Jerry, Nadine Southerland, Onix Brown, Lady G, and Glen Washington; Caribbean foods, craft vendors, and a chance to vibe to great music.
“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” Robert Nesta Marley.