Sierra Nevada World Music Festival 2015 Program Guide
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DESCRIPTIONProgram Guide for the 22nd annual Sierra Nevada World Music Festival ~ June 19-21, 2015.
~ Welcome to the 22nd Annual ~
sierra nevadaworld music festival
Roots music is culture and tradition.
Its the oral history of experiences lived by
common men and women. It reminds us of the
things were supposed to remember. Its about
love and freedom and the human heart and
soul. Its the message of the Patois
and the Mystery schools.
~ From our hearts to yours ~
karen small sosltice yogaComing from Detroit, Michigan, Karen has taught yoga for eleven years at the festival. SNWMF was one of the first festivals in the country to offer yoga.
pomo native american nationFrom Lake County, California, Clayton Duncan and several tribal members will present dance, song, and a blessing, both to open the festival on Friday at the Valley Stage and on Sunday in the form of a mini pow-wow at the Solstice Stage.
duniya dance companyPerforming in both the West African and Indian Bhangra/
Bollywood traditions, the ensemble will showcase each style at SNWMF. Join the Duniya dancers and drummers to
learn songs, percussion beats and dance patterns. The West African segment features a drumming and singing ensemble
as well as a dance presentation.
solstice stageThroughout the weekend, the Solstice Stage hosts a drum
circle, dance performances and classes by Northern Californias talented Company of African Dance Arcata and Group Khindia.
primordial spinOn both Friday and Saturday immediately following the final sets at the Valley Stage, a mesmerizing, high-energy fire spectacle closes out the evening! Bring your drum and join in to accompany this skillful, mystical dance presentation.
holistic hooping &west coast jugglers saturday & sunday / fairgrounds
Kandice and the crew provide a play environment for all to learn the love of hooping, spinning and juggling. They host ongoing playtime throughout the weekend.
ashebasaturday / valley stage
Asheba returns with his bag of musical goodies that he has been sharing with kids at SNWMF since 2008. Born in Trinidad and based in the Bay Area, he has been influenced by Carnival and the folkloric oral tradition, Calypso. He has become a SNWMF tradition not to be missed!
hanif + amazing beatsall weekend / solstice stage
Coming from Los Angeles, Hanif brings drums & much more to conduct workshops designed for the Kids!
facepaintingall weekend / kidz zone
There will be face and body painting in the Kidz Zone throughout the weekend!
snwmf parade saturday & sunday / fairgrounds
Meet at the Village Stage on Saturday & Sunday at 2:30pm to be part of this great dance and drum workshop that is led by the Bay Areas Loco Bloco. We learn how to present a fun parade for everyone of all ages that travels through the whole festival!
kidz & cultureParents must suPervise children at all times
friday Ongoing Play Kidz Zone 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Opening Ceremony - Nor Cal Pomo Dance & Singing Group Valley Stage 5:45 pm - 6:15 pm Samba Stilt Circus Fairgrounds 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Primordial Spin Valley Stage 12:00 am
saturdayOngoing Play Kidz Zone 10:00 am - 8:00 pm Yoga w/ Karen Small - Workshop Solstice Stage 10:15 am - 11:15 am Africa Al Kidz Zone 11:00 am - 11:30 am Solstice Yoga w/ Karen Small Kidz Zone 11:30 am - 12:00 pm Prayer Dance - Performance Solstice Stage 11:45 am - 12:15 pm Free Face Painting w/ Kathleen Taylor Kidz Zone 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm Holistic Hooping and West Coast Jugglers - Performance Solstice Stage 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm Crafts w/ May Salem: Native Sol Kidz Zone 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm Duniya Dance & Drum Company - Workshop Solstice Stage 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Asheba Village Stage 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Capoeira Agua De Beber - Performance & Workshop Solstice Stage 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm Duniya Dance & Drum Company - Performance Village Stage 3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Free Balloon Art Kidz Zone 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm Nathalie Tedrick Bellydancing - Performance Solstice Stage 3:45 pm - 4:00 pm Parade Fairgrounds 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Drum Workshop w/Hanif & Uncommon Sense Kidz Zone 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm Samba Stilt Circus Fairgrounds 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Group Khindia - Performance Solstice Stage 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm Free Face Painting w/ Kathleen Taylor Kidz Zone 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm Group Khindia - Workshop Solstice Stage 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm Nathalie Tedrick Bellydancing - Performance Solstice Stage 7:15 pm - 7:30 pm Primordial Spin Valley Stage 12:00 am
sundayOngoing Play Kidz Zone 10:00 am - 8:00 pm Yoga w/ Karen Small - Workshop Solstice Stage 10:15 am - 11:15 am Bellydancing w/ Nathalie Tedrick - Workshop Solstice Stage 11:15 am - 11:45 am Solstice Yoga w/ Karen Small Kidz Zone 11:30 am - 12:00 pm Group Khindia - Performance Solstice Stage 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Free Face Painting w/ Kathleen Taylor Kidz Zone 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm Drum Workshop w/Hanif & Uncommon Sense Kidz Zone 12:45 pm - 1:30 pm Group Khindia - Workshop Solstice Stage 12:45 pm - 1:40 pm Duniya Dance & Drum Company - Performance Village Stage 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm Crafts w/ May Salem: Native Sol Kidz Zone 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Prayer Dance - Performance Solstice Stage 1:45 pm - 2:15 pm Samba Stilt Circus Fairgrounds 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm Free Balloon Art Kidz Zone 2:15 pm - 2:45 pm Duniya Dance & Drum Company - Workshop Solstice Stage 2:15 pm - 3:00 pm Parade Kidz Zone 2:45 pm - 3:15 pm Capoeira Agua De Beber - Performance & Workshop Solstice Stage 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Bellydancing w/ Nathalie Tedrick - Workshop Solstice Stage 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Holistic Hooping and West Coast Jugglers - Workshop Solstice Stage 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm Free Face Painting w/ Kathleen Taylor Kidz Zone 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
SNWMF IS PROUD TO SUPPORT THESE LOCAL NON-PROFITS
Anderson Valley Elder Home, Anderson Valley Grange
KMEC Radio, Anderson Valley High School Booster Club,
Anderson Valley Senior Center, Valley Trail, Veterans Hall
Mendocino County Fair & Apple Show, Ukiah Food Bank
in case of emergencygo to the nearest gate or contact security
festival gate hours locations Main Gate, Bridge, Grandstands
friday 5pm - 12am
saturday 10am - 12am
sunday 10am - 10pm
festival office hourslocation Near Main Gate
thursday 10am - 7pm
friday 9am - 12am
saturday 9am - 12am
sunday 9am - 10pm
security + medical location Security Building, Booth near Bridge
Security & Medical Bldg. 8am - 3am Booth near Bridge 12am - 8am
Security & Medical Bldg. 8am - 3am Booth near Bridge 12am - 8am
Security & Medical Bldg. 8am - 11pm Booth near Bridge 11pm - 8am
FATHERS DAY IS JUNE 21FATHERS DAY IS JUNE 21
no alcoholic beverages may be carried into the music area, even if it is in a plastic container. snwmf abides by strict alcoholic Beverage laws. violators can be cited and forfeit all festival privileges.
also emergency vehicle eXit
support the microbrews
that support snwmf 2015!
LOST & FOUND
PEDESTRIAN EXIT TO TOWN
this years art Solstice Sun
I was born in an artistic family in Hong Kong. My father was a Chinese artist & teacher. In December 2004, I attended Art as a Spiritual Path mandala painting workshop. As I began to paint, I felt a strong connection with mandala art. The experience of painting my first mandala was amazing. It was truly a spiritual awakening and heart-opening journey. My mind was so peaceful. I could look at my mandala for hours and feel happy for no reason. It changed my way to see the world as everything is infinite. The mandala, for me, is a spiritual teacher. I learned to enjoy living in the unknown with full trust. I will continue to share my love and passion through mandala art.
steel pulsefriday / valley stage
Schoolmates including David Hinds, songwriter and lead singer, and Selwyn Brown, who also writes and plays keyboards, formed Steel Pulse in England in the 1970s. Their 1978 debut album Handsworth Revolution is a classic. After its release, Steel Pulse became one of roots reggaes most well-regarded artists. The band performs to audiences thirsty for their brand of truth and rights. Aligning themselves with Rock Against Racism in the late 70s, Steel Pulse has continued to create music that addresses timely social issues. SNWMF is pleased to welcome Steel Pulse back to Boonville!
common kingsfriday / valley stage
This energetic band mixes elements of rock, R&B, and hip-hop with reggae. Their origins are in the South Pacific,
with members representing Samoa, Fiji, Tonga, and Hawaii. Based in Orange County, California, Common Kings island-
style reggae is a crowd pleaser with a huge social media following that appreciates their world-class presentation
on stage and in the studio. SNWMF welcomes them for their first appearance in Boonville!
hiriefriday / valley stage
This high energy San Diego, California-based group mixes pop influenced reggae with conscious lyrics. The bands eponymous
album HIRIE was released in 2013 with the lead single Sensi Boy and its accompanying popular video receiving extensive
play online. We are pleased to welcome Hiries for her first performance at SNWMF! Also performing in the Dancehall on
Saturday night with Jah Warrior Shelter Hi Fi.
stick figure friday / valley stage
This popular touring band is part of the wave of West Coast Style reggae. Stick Figure composes songs with upbeat tempos with the heavy vibes of dub music in a multilayered sonic experience. The bands origins are in Massachusetts where the multi-instrumentalist, Scott Woodruff, a literal one man band, recorded most all of his first 4 albums between 2006-2012. In 2012, Stick Figures most recent album, Burial Ground, hit #1 on the Billboard and iTunes Reggae Charts.
hempress sativaFRIDAY / VIllAge STAge
This rising performer from Jamaica has vocals which soar with lyrical messages that are at times militant and at times
romantic, all within the context of modern roots reggae. Born to Rastafarian parents, including legendary selector Ilawi Malawi of the Jah Love Sound System, her exposure to the music industry
at an early age catalyzed her start as a performer by age 13. Playing with her own band, we welcome her debut at SNWMF.
yellowmanFRIDAY / VIllAge STAge
In 1980s Jamaica, Yellowman triumphed in the dancehall toasters style with some of reggaes biggest hits that carried him into the international market. With songs like Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt he led the trend for artists to perform both on recorded tracks, sound system style, and with a backing band. Yellowmans own Sagittarius band is one of Jamaicas most well-loved, and supports his wheel and come again getting forwards for decades. He has traveled the globe delivering his unique chanting style over classic rhythms. This is his first performance at SNWMF! Be sure to catch his set as Mungos Hi Fis special guest in the Dancehall Friday night.
admiral tibetFRIDAY / VIllAge STAge
This Jamaican roots singer first came on the reggae scene in the mid 1980s with songs that reflected the struggles of his
fellow citizens as well as every-day morality tales. It was during this time known as the digital era of reggae, that Admiral
Tibet stood out as one of the only artists to focus on conscious themes in his lyrics. Since that time, he has toured extensively in
the U.S., Europe, Japan and the Caribbean. As for the origins of his stage name, as a youth, he and his cousin were looking at an
atlas and he saw the name Tibet and it stuck!
penteteuchFRIDAY / VIllAge STAge
A young emerging roots band coming out of Jamaica, this five piece group went to music school together at Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in Kingston and formed there in 2009. Their well-regarded 2011 debut album The Genesis, showcases the bands musicianship and songwriting with a nod to both vintage harmony vocals, recording techniques and lyrics that reflect present day realities. Pentateuch is making their festival debut at SNWMF!
comanche high powerfriday / dancehall
Daddy Steve-O has an ever expanding collection of reggae vinyl collected over the past 20+ years. He builds the sound
system and is the engineer for the SNWMF Dancehall as well as the chief selector behind Comanche High Power.
Steve-O will make it happen in the Dancehall.
mungos hi fifriday / dancehall
From Glasgow Scotland, Mungos HiFi - DJs Solo Banton, Tom Tattersall & YT - will bring their deep crates and high energy to keep the Dancehall rocking until late into the night. Special guest King Yellowman will join Mungos Hi Fi to nice up the Dancehall!
jah warrior shelter hi fisaturday / dancehall
This award winning sound system, is based in the Bay Area, but started in NYC in 1987 by a crew that included Rocker-T. When
he headed West in 1998, he recruited selectors I-Vier, Jah Yzer & Irie Dole. Over the past few years, they have recorded numerous dub plates & hosted weekly events that have shaped the reggae scene, both nationally and across the globe. They will select for rising artists in an early Saturday evening set w/ special guests:
Nattali Rize, No-Maddz, Hirie, Pentateuch & Ras Muhammad!
rorystonelove bl ack dubsaturday / dancehall
Part of the Stone Love sound system that has been in operation for the past 40 years, Rory comes to SNWMF with overflowing crates of music and a sense of the hottest trends both on the dance floor and in the studio, where he has evolved as a producer. We are happy to welcome Rory back to the Dancehall!
jimmy cliffsaturday / valley stage
This beloved artist is best known for his performance as an actor and recording artist in the cult film and soundtrack from 1972: The Harder They Come which introduced reggae to the world outside Jamaica. Jimmy was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010. Hes also the only living musician to receive the Order of Merit from the Jamaican government, the highest honor given for achievements in the arts. His 2012 album Rebirth made Rolling Stone magazines top 50 albums of that year. Hislive show is a sonic spectacle with percussion, movement and the unmistakeable voice and messages of an icon. We are honored to welcome the legendary Jimmy Cliff back to SNWMF.
third worldsaturday / valley stage
Formed in 1973, Third World has circled the globe ever since - performing their original reggae sound with its deep influences from American vintage soul, Jazz, R&B and even disco. Outside
of Bob Marley, Third World probably gets more commercial reggae radio play in the US than any other Jamaican Artist.
Their most recent album Under the Magic Sun was released in 2014. They are one of the best loved reggae bands world wide.
SNWMF looks forward to seeing these good friends again!
ma x romeosaturday / valley stage
Saturdays performance marks the first time this 70-year old artist...