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Black Uhuru Featuring Michael Rose & Duckie Simpson To Headline Montreal Reggae Fest – July 13th-15th 2007, Montreal, Canada

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Internationally acclaimed Grammy winning reggae group Black Uhuru, featuring Michael Rose & Duckie Simpson, cultural singer Luciano and Kymani Marley are confirmed to headline the 4th annual Montreal International Reggae Festival on July 13th-15th at Quay Jacques-Cartier located in the Old Port of Montreal, Canada.

Black Uhuru, whose name comes from the Swahili word meaning “freedom”, is one of the most successful second-generation reggae bands. They garnered international noeriety for hit songs “Shine Eye Gal”, “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” “Sinsemilla,” “Solidarity,” “What Is Life?” and were the first reggae band to win a Grammy for their 1983 album, Anthem.

Luciano with Dean Fraser and Mikey General are expected to charm fans when they perform an unplugged intimate acoustic set during a 3 hour
boat cruise aboard the Cavalier Maxim. Luciano is an accomplished singer who has amassed an impressive catalog of hit songs including
“One Way Ticket,” “Its Me Again Jah” and “Sweep Over My Soul.” His second album for Chris Blackwell’s Island Records titled ” Messenger”
(1997) was named by Time Magazine as one of the ten best albums in the world.

Bob Marley’s son, Kymani Marley is set to perform on the free stage at Place Bonsecours located in the Old Port of Montreal. In 1997, Kymani
joined forces with Praswell (Fugees ) on a hit cover of Eddy Grant’s ‘Electric Avenue.’ His star power became abundantly clear when he took
the stage at Midem, Miami, Caribbean Music Festival a few years ago. In front of a capacity filled Cameo Theatre, he delivered an explosive
set which was aired live by CANA (Caribbean News Agency) to thirty-six (36) countries.

Other reggae stars booked to perform include rising star Gyptian, Turbulence, Toronto songbird Tanya Mullings, Steele, Frankie Paul, and
Admiral Bailey.

About The Festival
Montreal International Reggae Festival is a non-profit organization that strives to increase awareness of the powerful message of “unity”
behind reggae music and culture, assist artists in gaining exposure, develop nationwide artistic activity, and encourage a greater
understanding and appreciation of our unique multicultural society. This year’s festival promises to attract larger crowds and more media
attention than in previous editions.

For general info:
Phone: (514) 312-3782
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.montrealreggaefestival.com

Media Contacts:

New York
Anthony Turner – IMAGES LLC
Phone (845) 206-5906
E-Mail: [email protected]

Audra Yearwood
Phone: (514) 887-2689
E-mail: [email protected]

Richard Tardif
Phone: (514) 206-1215
E-mail: [email protected]

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