A real emcee lifts up the people with his or her presence and voice, sincerity and poise, guiding the crowd’s minds and hearts in the direction of peace and love. This year, three of Reggae on the River’s masters of ceremonies will also be playing track sets at the (early-bird) Thursday night stage show.
Beloved singer/songwriter, musician and more, Ishi has long been involved in every part of reggae music from the roots to the fruits. From our very own Lost Coast of California, Ishi’s sweet music rings out even in the heart of Flatbush. We’re very proud of Ishi, from the days of Massagana to his more recent work with Lion Camp, everything he is a part of is bless.
Hip hop reggae artist and lyricist, Wisdom has been in the forefront of the west coast conscious urban music scene for well over a decade. With three full length albums out, Wisdom is one of the most progressive and conscious artists to emerge out of the Bay Area’s hip hop culture. Wisdom will bring power and grace to this year’s stage, offering words of better ways and better days to come.
Stevie Culture was born in Kingston, Jamaica to Rastafarian parents in the 1970s. At a party at the dancehall in the 80s, Stevie was handed the microphone, made up a song on the spot, and hasn’t let go yet! Known for his stunning amount of energy on stage, Stevie is a producer, lead singer and has provided backing vocals for the likes of Garnett Silk and Dennis Brown.
Our other esteemed emcees include : Doug Green, Agnes Patak, Hoy Kerh, Spliff Skankin’.
Bring yourself, bring a friend, bring your family… but make sure you join us for the 29th annual Reggae on the River. Each one, teach one. It’s only as great as the people who attend – make your plans now to be part of this historic celebration- August 1-4 at our original French’s Camp venue!