San Francisco (California), USA – Since its inception, Island Festival in Kalamazoo has grown in numbers and stature. The work begins during the frigid Michigan Winter to bring the finest entertainment possible. Island Festival now draws over 10,000 Reggae fans yearly from all over the world. Like any good festival it combine family entertainment, great food, music, and most importantly great vibes!
Stevie Culture will be headlining Island Festival on Friday June 20, 2008. The Meditations will be gracing the stage in the main spot on Saturday June 21, 2008.
As the lead singer for The S.A.N.E. Band (Jamaica’s top band during the 1990s) Stevie Culture had performed as the opening act for many Reggae artists such as: Shaggy, Anthony B, Sizzla, Third World, UB40, Steel Pulse, Culture, Burning Spear, The Wailers and Alton Ellis. He has now stepped into the spotlight and is a headliner at many up coming shows this summer.
International Reggae artist Stevie Culture has been a singer and entertainer since his early teens. Stevie was born in Kingston Jamaica to Rastafarian parents. His Father was a guitar player and singer and his love of music certainly rubbed off on Stevie. He began playing the drums at age 12 and quickly became popular because of his musical talent and positive attitude.
By age 16, Stevie became well known and would sing with leading sound systems and play and sing with bands all across the island of Jamaica. Stevie’s strong spirituality and belief in those people willing to make a difference is evident in his debut album “Top Class”. He speaks of keeping life full of joy and helping the world’s youth to put down guns, drop drugs and violence, and channel their energies in more life-giving directions. The album is layered with positive and uplifting messages and is widely considered an instant classic.
As well as being a lifelong singer, Stevie has also always carried with him his message. When asked what one thing he would tell his fans, he responded in a heartbeat: “Hol’ a joy!”. “Don’t let the problem rule your life”, he says: “Don’t think of the problem. Think of the solution. Just be happy about what you’re doing..”
View videos of Stevie Culture live here.
More information at www.KingStepRecordings.com.