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DVD

Reggae On The River
Published July 27, 2005

Ras

For 20 years, northern California’s Reggae on the River festival has drawn the dreadlocked and dread-less faithful. The two-DVD set (there is also a single CD) celebrates the fest’s irie vibes with stirring performances from  heavyweights including Third World, Culture, Anthony B, Israel Vibration, Toots and the Maytals and a carload of Marleys. Non-reggae contributors including Ben Harper, Oliver Mtukudzi and Machel Montano are also featured. One DVD would have sufficed, though—the “story of” disc isn’t exactly compelling viewing.