Reggae and world music are set to come alive again this summer on one of New York’s most magnificent rivers as some of the industry’s top conscious artists celebrate another Hudson River ECO Reggae & World Music Fest extravaganza with a purpose.
The annual Hudson River ECO Reggae & World Music Fest returns this August 22, 2009, from noon to 8 pm, with Brigadier Jerry, Mystic Dub, Living Truth, and soon to be confirmed – Sister Carol, Fat Joe and, Toots and the Maytals among others.
This year the festival, now in its 2nd year, returns with a purpose and partnered with Carib ID as to spread the Census message to Caribbean nationals while spotlighting the need to save the environment through green initiatives.
Presented by Greenergy Productions LLC, the annual festival will share the message why every Caribbean national must fill out the 2010 Census form, that will be mailed to households next March, and write in their country of origin under question 8 while ticking `No Not Hispanic.`
The day-long family-oriented event will also feature Hip Hop, Latin and World Music entertainment also with food and craft vendors as well as ECO workshops, and children’s activities at the Children’s Pavilion, such as storytelling, face painting, ECO puppet show and a VIP Pavilion “Taste of the Caribbean" offering a variety of foods and beverages.
To help ensure a successful eco-area, organizers have partnered with the non-profit organization, Sustainable Living Roadshow, a coalition of educators, entertainers and activists who tour across the country in a fleet of renewable fuel vehicles to empower communities and individuals to utilize sustainable living strategies for a healthier lifestyle and planet.
For tickets, vendor, volunteer and more on the festival log on to our website. Partners for the event include CaribID2010.com, CaribWorldNews, Sustainable Living Roadshow (SLR), Ride Amigos and more.
More information at: www.myspace.com/upstatereggaeontheriver
Author: World Music Central News Department
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