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Reggae is the heartbeat of the festival

Last summer the New York Times reported that Grammy-nominated reggae star Chronixx told a crowd during one of his electric performances: “This is the beautiful sound of reggae music from the island of Jamaica. Look amongst yourselves. You’ll see people […]

Reggae is the heartbeat of the festival

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Last summer the New York Times reported that Grammy-nominated reggae star Chronixx told a crowd during one of his electric performances: “This is the beautiful sound of reggae music from the island of Jamaica. Look amongst yourselves. You’ll see people […]

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