On September 18, 2010 Greenergy Productions, LLC will kick off one of the most talked about Reggae festivals on the East Coast – HUDSON VALLEY REGGAE FEST (ECO & WORLD MUSIC). This important social awareness concert event will be hosted by Honor’s Haven Resort & Spa which occupies 250 pristine acres in Ellenville, N.Y., in the beautiful Catskill Mountains.
“Over the past few months, the resort has worked closely with the event producers to envision an event unlike any other in the upper Hudson Valley region,” said Honor’s Haven Resort & Spa, event coordinator, Rianna Sciullo. “We look forward to a day of education, ecological awareness and a celebration of world music and culture.”
HUDSON VALLEY REGGAE FEST (ECO & WORLD MUSIC) is a day-long, family-oriented “GO-GREEN” event featuring many musical talents from many different cultures. The International talent onstage will include Jamaica’s No. 1 Dub poet, Mutabaruka; New England’s premier Reggae band, Soul Shot; Haiti’s own popular performer, Freedom; Bonga and the Vodou Drums of Haiti; Cuban artist David Sandoval’s band Delixilo; International Reggae artist Living Truth; musical ensemble, One World Tribe; , master African drummer/teacher, Kofi Donkor and Sankofa and dancers; Singer/songwriter Randy Niles; Hakum who will be speaking to the realities of the world, and Gigi and The Lend Me a Hand Band a 2008 Finalists Children’s Music Web Awards for Best Album and Best Song.
We are also proud to have as a partner this year the well known organization Riverkeeper; whose duel mission is to protect the ecological integrity of the Hudson River and its tributaries and to safeguard drinking water for New York City and the lower Hudson Valley. For more than 40 years, Riverkeeper has been the leading clean water advocate. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is one of Riverkeeper’s leaders, along with executive director Paul Gallay, who will be speaking at the festival.
Greenergy Productions, LLC promotes environmental responsibility through music, hands –on educational programs and support for grass root community action. It aims to create a network of “green ambassadors” through outreach to universities, junior and high schools, churches, community organizations and early childhood education.
Greenery Productions, LLC will donate part of the proceeds to the relief organization SAVE HAITI TODAY, founded by the Haitian artist Freedom who has also partnered with Macy Gray. Riverkeeper will also be a beneficiary of the festival.