Bob Marley’s eldest grandson Daniel Bambaata Robert Nesta Marley, Don Carlos, the one-time lead singer of Black Uhuru, and Quinto Sol are the headlining artists slated to perform at the Third Annual Reggae ‘Pon The Mountain Festival this year. Featuring many other reggae artists, the festival will be held on June 30, 2012, from 11am-8pm at the Topanga Community Club.
With its free spirit vibes, Rasta consciousness and messages of unity, the Reggae ’Pon The Mountain Festival is located in the beautiful mountains of Topanga Canyon, just minutes away from Malibu Beach, and parallel to the Hollywood Hills.
In addition to live music, food, and beverages, there will also be clothing, jewelry and art, made and sold by local artisans, along with a variety of environmentally conscious products and services.
Reggae ‘Pon the Mountain has generated a reputation for being one of the most unique and celebrated outdoor reggaeand world music events in the LA area.
In past years RPM has hosted such renowned artists as the Wailing Souls, Pato Banton, Rootz Underground, Ras Michael and many more.
It will be an all-day event, from 11am until 8pm. The location is 1440 N Topanga Canyon Blvd. 90290.
Free parking is available, and shuttle service will run along Topanga Canyon.
This year’s line-up will also feature Arise Roots, Bodhi Rock, Joey Ector and Friends, Roberto Gell and Riddi-Q-Lites.
Don Carlos, who spent time as the lead vocalist for Black Uhuru, is a respected artist, who hails from Kingston, Jamaica. Subsequent to his departure from the group Black Uhuru won the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album in 1985 with their Anthem album.
Supporting Don will be Daniel Bambaata Marley, son of Ziggy and oldest grandson of Bob Marley. His first album entitled Live It Inna Fear was produced by his uncle Damian Marley.
Also on the bill is Quinto Sol. This fiery East L.A. local band has accumulated fans due to their unique blend of reggae and cumbia music.
Reggae ‘Pon the Mountain is a fundraiser for the Topanga Comunity Club, a non profit 501(c)3 organization that supports many local programs, including youth and senior services, pre-school and sports leagues.