SNWMF Festival

Sierra Nevada World Music FestivalSNWMF Festival takes place at Mendocino Country Fairgrounds, Boonville, California

SNWMF Festival 2012 dates – 22nd to 24th June

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Luciano, Third World, The Twinkle Brothers, Lutan Fyah, Johnny Osbourne, Romain Virgo, David Rodigan, Perfect, Locos Por Juana, Zion Train, Dub Nation, Jimmy Cliff, Linton Kwesi Johnson and the Dennis Bovell Band, Stone Love, Katchafire, Prince Alla, Della Grant, Israel Vibration, Iration, J Boog, Fiji, Chico Trujillo, GlobeSonic Sound System, House of Shem, Indubious, Sister Nancy, LoCura, Afrolicious, AfroMassive, iKronik, Hot Rain, Cherine Anderson, Earl Zero, Rocker-T, Jah Sun

The History of the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival

The Sierra Nevada World Music Festival promotes “conscious” music. Conscious music is music with a message of peace, unity and brotherhood, which transcends the divisions of race and culture.

Over the past Sixteen years we have endeavored to build a community where Conscious music, Roots music, and World music is embraced. Where bringing diverse people from many lands together in celebration yields more than just the sum of each individual present, but something much grander. At SNWMF, people experience a unique sense of unity and belonging, a semi-utopian moment in time where love, generosity, joy and innocence can be reclaimed. We believe that music has the power to move mountains and change paradigms, and the phenomenal artists who have graced SNWMF stages over the past decade have imparted an overwhelmingly Positive force.

Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by a paid adult. The Sierra Nevada World Music Festival offers a Family Camp area and an extensive program of children’s activities throughout the weekend – including dance and music workshops, songfests, storytelling, arts and crafts, sports and other entertainment. Camping is an integral part of the Festival because it provides affordable accommodations for ticket buyers, many of whom are families with young children.

With beautiful streaming colors and exotic aromas, the Festival Village is an active marketplace of food and craft booths. The vendors are hand picked to provide an exciting array of international cuisine and arts. The 2010 Festival Village will be offering foods, crafts and art from such places as Indonesia, West Africa, Jamaica, Ethiopia and India. We welcome the input of nonprofit organizations, and many organizations representing a range of social and environmental issues will be tabling at the Festival.

Created through the collective efforts of the artists, vendors, staff, volunteers and ticket buyers, the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival is known for the positive, conscious, environmentally aware community it attracts.

The Sierra Nevada World Music Festival is dedicated to nurturing a world family peacefully united in celebration of the universal spirit of music.

Sierra Nevada World Music Festival 2011 – Line Up
Dennis Alcapone, The Jolly Boys, Dubskin & Stone, Toots & The Maytals, Steel Pulse, Rebelution, Midnite, Anthony B, Horace Andy, Vusi Mahlasela, Collie Buddz & New Kingston, Pablo Moses, I-Octane, Romain Virgo, Brigadier Jerry, The Cables, Duane Stephenson, Kora Rupa & The April Fishes, Taj Weekes & Adowa, Saritah, Indubious, Jah Love Sound System, Jah9, 7th Street Showcase, Comanche High Power

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