The Rebel With a Cause Looks Back Over 22 Years of Roots & Culture
No meat, no alcohol, but plenty vibes. No hip-hop, no EDM, but nuff niceness. No stampedes, no slackness, but total niceness. Over the past 22 years, Rebel Salute has stuck to a winning formula and evolved into the people’s choice as Jamaica’s top-ranking reggae festival. Last year the Rebel Salute stage transformed Bounty Killer into Rodney Price as he delivered one of the greatest performances of his career. This year the Boomshots crew dropped by Flames Productions HQ in Kingston, Jamaica to reason with Mr. Tony “Fresh Vegetable” Rebel who explained how a humble birthday celebration grew into a musical phenomenon—complete with its own foundation that awards scholarships to educate Jamaica’s youth. Check the reasoning as Rebel tells Reshma B about the roots of Rebel Salute, right down to the great food (and brain food) availabe at the show. And if you can’t make it there in person, Rebel breaks down the best way to enjoy the show from the comfort of your own yard… Video & Full Lineup After The Jump…
Part 1: The Roots of Rebel Salute “Jump & Grow Wings on your way down”
Part 2: Tony Rebel’s Mantra In Life: “I Rebel Against Things that are Wrong”
Friday, January 16: Third World, Tony Rebel, Israel Vibration, Capleton, I-Wayne, Etana, Jesse Royal, Iba Mahr, Junior Kelly, Alborosie, Bugle, Jah 9, Kabaka Pyramid, Tarrus Riley, Colah Colah, Hopeton James, Nature, Knii Lante, Leaf of Life, Nesbeth, Norris Man, Ras Penco, Exile Di Brave, Michael St. George, Military Man, The Gideon, Afawa, Johnny Clarke, Wowski.
Saturday, January 17: Queen Ifrica, Luciano, Sizzla, Freddie McGregor, Cocoa Tea, Inner Circle, Richie Spice, Cali P, Leroy “Don” Smart, Mighty Diamonds, Pradi, Abetau, Exco Levi, RC, Davianah, Echo Minott, Shuga, To-Isis, Fanton Mojah, Leroy Gibbons,Sydney Mankind, Natty Pablo, Papa Levi, Raging Fyah, Young JR, Oriel, Dalton Harris, Cornell Camplell, Charmaine Limonious, Pembroke Hall High School.
The big show is going down this weekend, but if you don’t have a ticket to Jamaica right now, no bother fret. You can stream all the action from the comfort of your own home live via RebelSaluteJamaica.com
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