BIG TUNES Festival of Music is a world music festival with a major difference compared to other similar events in the world today. This upcoming inaugural event promises unparalleled feast of conscious music and artists without borders, content and programming that ensures the daily struggles, aspirations and triumphs of the African people are celebrated centre stage by some of the greatest reggae superstars on the planet today.
BIG TUNES Festival of Music celebrates and aims to catalogue the spirit and beauty of Africa and its achievements today through music in all its breadth but with reggae music at its core. In every sense, this festival of music is about bringing back conscious music back to the people, the people of Africa.
In this foundation year BIG TUNES Festival of Music will be delivered as a one day festival of music cum reggae peace concert featuring a stellar cast of reggae royalty live and direct from the capital of reggae music Jamaica supported by Mama Africa’s own highly acclaimed performing artists and soundsystems.
TARRUS RILEY Jamaica Tarrus Riley's foray into music was inevitable. The talented singer and songwriter was always surrounded by music from an early age thanks to his parents. Described by many as a breath of fresh air for Jamaica’s music industry and one of the most promising of the second generation of Jamaica roots reggae singers, Riley is a reggae artist destined for greatness in the music business far beyond the borders of the genre. Since releasing his debut album Challenges which was produced by the great Jamaican saxophonist Dean Fraser, Riley has consistently racked up awards for his work and released several chart toppers which have become reggae anthems in their own right, hit singles such as ‘She’s Royal’, ‘Protect the People’, ‘Bless Me’, ‘Nobody Knows’, ‘Superman’, ‘Come Ova’, ‘Never Leave I’, ‘Contagious’, ‘Getty Getty No Wantee’, ‘Karma’, ‘Life Precious Gift’ and many more.
Known for his 'healing' and thought-provoking music about Black consciousness and experiences Riley has performed on several stages around the world. His performances have drawn credible reviews from the media in the Caribbean, North America, the United States and Europe. His performance at BIG TUNES Festival of Music 2012 is a milestone in many ways as it marks his first performance and tour of Mama Africa, and to many fans of reggae music a celebration worthy of a beloved son coming back home for the first time. www.myspace.com/tarrusriley www.tarrusriley.com
THREE MORE HEADLINE ARTISTS TO BE ANNOUNCED THIS WEEK!!
'The Trendsetter', "The Living Fire" and the “Strong One”
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