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Thursday, July 3, 2008

ReggaeFest 5 - Red, White and Dread

Calgary International Reggae Festival

Calgary Reggae Festival Society
Canadian Reggae Music Summit and Showcase

CALGARY, Alberta Friday, July 4, 2008..... REGGAEFEST 5 - Best of the Fest

In addition to the vibrant line up of solid Reggae artistes performing at REGGAEFEST 5-Best of the Fest, the Calgary Reggae Festival Society announces Red, White and Dread - Canadian Reggae Music Summit and Showcase August 14-15. Now in its 5th year, REGGAFEST 5 is proud to present two days of Canadian Reggae entertainment and culture with the first ever showcase of its kind in Western Canada.

There is no other music that has impacted the globe greater than Reggae and some of the hottest music blazin' fire across the world has come from Canadian Reggae artistes. The Calgary Reggae Festival Society's aim is to enhance people's knowledge and awareness of the Canadian Reggae Industry through this exciting Summit. Reggae artistes, producers, musicians, DJ's and other industry professionals across Canada will come together for a two-day Summit, showcasing workshops, performances and a panel discussion.

"What we are hoping to do is to create an environment where people from the Reggae Fraternity can discuss the pertinent issues that Canadian Reggae needs to take it to the next level" says festival Producer Leo Cripps, "..and even though the focus is on Reggae, all genres of music can benefit from the summit."

On Thursday, August 14th Red, White and Dread invades the red mile with a live music showcase at the Ship & Anchor Pub (534-17th Avenue SW). Be prepared to groove to the sounds of Canada's top artistes, including Steele and Mikey Dangerous and local Reggae princess Bianca. Lynn Olagundoye & Guerrilla Funk Allstars and Aktivate will round out the artiste line up for Thursday night. Preceding the Showcase there will be a presentation by Canadian writer Klive Walker entitled 'Reggae within the Canadian Diaspora' - an interactive journey through Canadian Reggae over the last 40 years.

Olympic Plaza in downtown Calgary will be the backdrop for Red, White and Dread on Friday, August 15th with artiste performances and presentations. This event will run from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm and will feature the sights and sounds of Spirit of World Drumming and Oral Fuentes Reggae Band. Don't miss out on a special dub poetry workshop and presentation from Michael St. George followed by a Summit/Panel discussion with the Reggae Industry greats. RnR Sound will fill downtown with some sweet Reggae vibes throughout the day.

Admission for Red, White and Dread - Canadian Reggae Music Summit and Showcase, August 14-15 is free.

The Main Event on August 16 will wrap up REGGAEFEST 5 with 12 hours of non-stop family friendly Reggae entertainment featuring Maxi Priest, Tinga Stewart, Jason Wilson, La Comuna and many more. Activities throughout the day will include an interactive youth area, food and craft vendors and the Big Rock Beer Garden.

Tickets for the Main Event are on sale now online at and at all Calgary Coop food centres.

More information on the Main Event and Red, White and Dread as part of ReggaeFest 5 can be found at

ReggaeFest 5 - August 14 - 16, 2008 The CRFS is a 100% volunteer group and it is diligently working to ensure that REGGAEFEST 5 - Best of the Fest is the best family friendly summer festival in Calgary this year.

REGGAEFEST 5 is presented by: Global Calgary, Vibe 98.5 fm and the Calgary Reggae Festival Society.

Calgary Reggae Festival Society
ReggaeFest 5 - Best of the Fest ~ August 14 - 16, 2008
T: 403.355.5696

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