Reggae On The River
Track 1 live in Piercy, Aug 1, 2003.
A 2-DVD AND 1-CD COLLECTION FEATURING LIVE PERFORMANCES BY: BEN HARPER • TOOTS & THE MAYTALS • ISRAEL VIBRATION • CULTURE • MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD • JULIAN, DAMIAN,AND STEPHEN MARLEY • THIRD WORLD • BERES HAMMOND • OLIVER MTUKUDZI Experience the heart, the spirit and the electrifying music of northern California's premier annual gathering, REGGAE ON THE RIVER.
THE STORY Reggae On The River is universally acclaimed as the "Best Reggae Music Festival in the World". Set on the banks of the beautiful Eel River in northern California, surrounded by majestic redwood forests, extraordinary performers gather for a music festival of unprecedented quality. Reggae on the River is more than a music festival; it is a cultural idea that encompasses environmental and community awareness. For more than 20 years, the Reggae On The River stage has been graced by powerful musical performances from the most influential superstars of the reggae, roots and world music genres. Over the years, more than 150,000 people have attended this festival.
THE MUSIC Filmed and recorded in 2003 over the course of the 3-day festival, a crew captured, with multiple cameras and state of the art multi-track recording, the 20th Anniversary of this unqiue festival. This DVD and CD capture the live energy of performances from Ben Harper, Toots & The Maytals, Israel Vibration, and special performances by Julian, Damian and Stephen Marley. The second DVD takes an in-depth look at the festival that began as a community fundraiser in 1984 and has grown to one of the most attended and loved reggae festivals in the world.