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Reggae On The River Returns to Northern California August 4-7; 32 years Anniversary Exciting Line-Up

Reggae On The River Returns to Northern California August 4-7; 32 years and Still Going Strong On the weekend of August 4-7, the non-profit Mateel Community Centre come alive with its grand presentation of the 32nd annual Reggae On The River (ROTR) live 2 day reggae festival in Northern California. Set on the banks of the majestic Eel River and delivering the best in reggae and world music to the hills of Humboldt County, California since 1984, the 2016 event will offer the next chapter in the ROTR legacy with global luminaires. Sizzla Kalonji and The Fire House Band, KRANIUM and Agent Sasco, Anthony B, Protoje and The Indiggnation Band, A Soul Syndicate Reunion featuring Mad Professor with Big Youth, Randy Valentine, Marty Dread and Earl Zero; Mbongwana Star, King Yellowman, Million Stylez, Fatoumata Diawara, Jesse Royal, Sister Carol, Ziggy Recado, Jah9 and The Dub Treatment, House of Shem, Gappy Ranks, No Maddz, Democratoz, Keznamdi, Mr. Williamz, Locos Por Juana, New Kings

Vintage Reggae Singer Show Off Locally Made Vintage Car

Nine years after taking the decision to make a car in Jamaica, Legendary reggae artiste Leroy Sibbles show off his new vehicle, the Local Legend , created by Lotus England, who designed the first of its kind in the 1950's. Sibbles told the Sunday Gleaner how he became interested in having the car built, " I went to Mandeville and saw a Doctor friend with one and I just loved it ...:" Lotus England convinced the vintage crooner he could make another, "... and I said well we gonna build one .." Sibbles said. Both men thereafter started shopping for parts. The reggae music veteran of 40 years said of his inspiration to make the car, " the design has stood from that tine until today, and that kinda reflects the person I am ." Although the end product looks pretty impressive, Leroy Sibbles  further explained to the Sunday Gleaner why it took nine years to completely make this car. The process involved out-sourcing mechanics to rectify issues with th