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The 28th Annual JazzReggae Festival | UCLA | May 25th & 26th [PHOTOS]

Every Memorial Day weekend for the past 28 years, UCLA has hosted a music festival called the JazzReggae Festival. Originally, the first day was devoted to Jazz and the second day was devoted Reggae. Though the first day has morphed to a “Jam” day, the festival has always been able to pull in outstanding talent for the price of admission. If you are ever … Read More The 28th Annual JazzReggae Festival | UCLA | May 25th & 26th [PHOTOS]

Ky-Mani Marley | UCLA Jazz Reggae Fest | 5/26/14 [PHOTOS]

Bob Marley had a number of children. The Bob Marley official website acknowledges eleven children. Of those eleven, 7 of them are musicians. One of them closed out UCLA’s Jazz Reggae Festival: Ky-Mani Marley. Ky-Mani’s set was filled with the good vibes that everybody who came to the festival expected. It was also a family affair. No, none of Bob’s other siblings dropped by … Read More Ky-Mani Marley | UCLA Jazz Reggae Fest | 5/26/14 [PHOTOS]

Black Uhuru | UCLA Jazz Reggae Fest | 5/26/14 [PHOTOS]

If you are into reggae, there are two acts you need to know: Bob Marley and Black Uhuru. Black Uhuru is a Jamaican reggae group that was founded back in 1972. Though the lineup has changed over the years, there is still one original member still playing with the band: Derrick “Duckie” Simpson. Though perhaps not as beloved as Bob Marley, music lovers need … Read More Black Uhuru | UCLA Jazz Reggae Fest | 5/26/14 [PHOTOS]

Gramps Morgan | UCLA Jazz Reggae Fest | 5/26/14 [PHOTOS]

Roy “Gramps” Morgan has reggae music in his blood. After all,  Denroy Morgan, a founding member of the Black Eagles, is his father. Though he’s only release two albums, his most recent album, “Reggae Music Lives”, was well received and peaked at #12 on the Billboard Top Reggae Albums list. His set was was filled with passion and he definitely had the crowd vibing off … Read More Gramps Morgan | UCLA Jazz Reggae Fest | 5/26/14 [PHOTOS]

Kevin Lyttle | UCLA Jazz Reggae Fest | 5/26/14 [PHOTOS]

Kevin Lyttle  is a Vincentian soca artist who had a worldwide hit back in 2004 with his collaboration with  Spragga Benz on a track called “Turn Me On”. Soca, also known as Soul Calypso [SOul CAlypso], is a style of Caribbean music originating in Trinidad and Tobago. It is a style of music that incorporates elements of disco, rap, reggae and zouk. Kevin’s first … Read More Kevin Lyttle | UCLA Jazz Reggae Fest | 5/26/14 [PHOTOS]