NORTHWEST WORLD REGGAE FESTIVAL 2019
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July 26 - 28

 



  

NorthWest World Reggae Festival
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Friday Co-Headliners

Dubtonic Kru - Jah Sun - Aaron Nigel Smith 

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Imagine heavy bass lines, one drop, psychedelic guitar riffs, echoing keyboards and conscious lyrics.
Now imagine roots reggae, imagine dub, rock...
Put them all together and you get a new breed of Jamaican music called Dubtonic Kru.
Like their style of music, Dubtonic is a mixture of the two words "Dub", relating to the heavy drum and bass aspect of reggae music, and "Tonic", referring to medicine. The eclectic blend of music and musicians are certainly medicine to one's soul, and after listening, you simply just want more of this tonic.
The level of positive energy that is shared through music between Dubtonic Kru and their listeners everywhere they perform is no surprise then.
Their versatility and capability in being able to serve the right dosage to their varying audiences was the edge they had over their counterparts when they were voted "BEST NEW BAND IN THE WORLD" 2010 - 2011 at the Global Battle of the Bands World Finals in Malaysia in February 2011. After a fierce musical showdown of different genres that involved national finalists from numerous countries, the Executive Judges made the unanimous decision that awarded Dubtonic Kru top honors.
2010 could be comfortably dubbed their year as they were also honored by the United States House of Representatives and were presented with a Congressional Proclamation by Congresswoman Yvette Clarke for their contributions through music to varying communities. The same year, they were awarded the Simba Award by CPR (Coalition to Preserve Reggae Music). Certainly, their successes have given rise to a resurgence of bands on the local scene in Jamaica and they were once again honored with the Jamaica Star's "People's Choice Award" for the "Band of the Year".
The Kru has given medicine to audiences through remarkable performances globally. And after a period of hiatus, the Kru is back to share an even higher level of energy. The musical tonic has been brewing, so be ready to experience Reggae Like Never Before!
We are very blessed to have them back and start off the festival with there healing energy!! 
 

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 Jah Sun is a distinguished Reggae artist whose message of hope has captivated audiences worldwide. Drawing inspiration from an eclectic mix of musical styles, J
ah Sun aspires to awaken in his audience the desire to meet the challenges of life and to live to their ultimate potential.

Jah Sun's upbeat and hopeful view of life first emerged during his childhood. Growing up in a bicultural family gave him a unique perspective not only on life but also on music.
In 2006, Jah Sun's debut album, "Height of Light", was released. It featured many of reggae's top recording artists, such as Luciano, Junior Reid, Lutan Fyah and Grammy Award winner, Yami Bolo. Of the album, The Beat Magazine's Chuck Foster says, "Jah Sun shines brightly on the "Height of Light"...the message remains positive and focused throughout...and offers some solution to the social problems addressed."   
  
 
In early 2012, Jah Sun released his breakout album "Battle the Dragon". The album features a host of reggae superstars, including Peetah Morgan, Alborosie, Stevie Culture, Perfect, J-Boog and Gentlemen. According to Reggaeville's Justine Amadori Ketola, the songs on "Battle of the Dragon" come from "a wellspring of knowledge that Jah Sun possess in the teaching of Rastafari but also has the positive vibration of all spiritual practices, a sense of oneness and positivity that keeps the vibes high."

This summer
Jah Sun returns to the NWWRF with a new group of musicians know as The Rising Tide - chosen specifically for his new sound. The band features dub guitarist "Jallanzo" from Dubtonic Kru and Drummer "Matty Narmis" former drummer of Indubious. Returning fans and potential new ones can still expect an upbeat show that creatively fuses roots reggae with world music and conscious lyrics.
We are looking forward to the new sound!!


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Aaron Nigel Smith has been a serious musician from an early age when he began performing professionally with the American Boyschoir in venues such as Carnegie ha ll, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, and the Essex Cathedral in London. As a student he trained at the American Boyschoir School, Interlochen Arts Academy, Manhattan School of Music and Marygrove College. He has since performed professionally throughout the United States, South America, Europe and Asia. Aaron is a versatile musician who performs vocal music of many genres, including classical, jazz, gospel, pop and reggae. 
 
In 2002, he founded FUNdamentals of Music & Movement, a fun approach to music and dance education for children. FUNdamentals has since become the new standard for arts enrichment in Los Angeles, serving thousands of children. In the fall of 2007 Aaron franchised the FUNdamentals business model and classes are now being offered in Boston and New York City.
FUNdamentals' early education client base includes Bright Horizons, Little Sprouts, Universal, Sony, Warner Brothers, Paramount, David E. Kelly, Mattel, & Fox Studios child care centers. In 2005, the FUNdamentals debut CD release, "Let's Pretend", won the NAPPA & I Parenting Media Awards. Aaron was subsequently commissioned to compose and perform original music for the new My Gym DVD, and has also recently collaborated with Leap Frog on the Creative Baby series. He recently worked with Grammy award winning reggae artist Ziggy Marley on a new Bob Marley kids record to be released on universal.
Aaron Nigel Smith joined the cast of PBS Kids show, Between the Lions Live in 2008 and will continue touring with the show. He will be featured guest on seasons 9 & 10 of the hit television series.
Aaron's simple mission is to inspire and be inspired by children through music and movement. 

Aaron Nigel Smith released his solo album In Our America, on his Aya World label, in partnership with  Tuff Gong International, on March 8, 2019. "In Our America" offers positive messages and inspiration for everyday activism, and made its debut in the Number 1 position on the Billboard Reggae Albums chart for March 23. Produced by Jubba White of Dubtonic Kru, "In Our America" is a collection of songs inspired by events in the USA and around the world. Aaron says, "I feel compelled to speak up about the state of our country and our world, especially political changes in the last two years." This is the second album collaboration between Aaron and Jubba's White Stone   Productions. Aaron reflects, "It was a joy to work with the very talented Jubba White to create the sound for this project."
This will be a set not to miss!!! 
 
 
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