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    Mon, 08 Jul 2013 13:36:13

    BEACH BALL Soul Revue + Reggae Fest Set for September - It takes place on the Santa Monica Pier

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    The first-ever Santa Monica BEACH BALL Soul Revue & Reggae Fest, presented by KCRW 89.9, will be held at the world famous Santa Monica Pier on September 21 and 22.

    It's a beachside dance party filled with top-notch soul, funk, ska and reggae acts. The two-day festival will feature performances by Aloe Blacc, Allen Stone, Maceo Parker, Michael Rose of Black Uhuru with Sly & Robbie, The Skatalites and many more.

    The Beach Ball Soul Revue mixes young upstarts of the genre Aloe Blacc and Allen Stone with classic old school practitioners Maceo Parker and Lee Fields. The Beach Ball Reggae Fest sees the historic reunion of Michael Rose with Black Uhuru's original legendary rhythm section Sly & Robbie. It will also feature a set by the Skatalites, as well as a rare performance by revered Jamaican vocalist U Roy fronting the island's premiere backing band Soul Syndicate - featuring original members Fully Fullwood, Santa Davis and Tony Chin.

    Performer Aloe Blacc says, "I've been looking forward to performing at the Santa Monica Pier for a long time. It's the perfect place to debut my new album for LA fans."

    Rum & Humble principal Martin Fleischmann states, "The Santa Monica Pier has been the site of many memorable soul and reggae concerts that have been part of the free-to-the public Twilight Concert Series. We're taking this a few steps further and putting on a whole weekend packed with soul shouting, funking, skanking, and grooving. If you enjoy your body moving ecstatically and uncontrollably to music of the highest order, you should probably make your way to the Pier that weekend!"

    Soul Revue on Saturday, September 21:
    MYRON & E
    Funky Soul DJS

    Reggae Fest on Sunday, September 22:
    MICHAEL ROSE of Black Uhuru with SLY & ROBBIE
    U ROY backed by SOUL SYNDICATE with Fully Fullwood, Santa Davis & Tony Chin
    Dub Club DJs

    Go here to nab two day passes. Saturday passes are here while Sunday passes are here.

    Who plans to get their reggae and soul on this September in Santa Monica?

    —Maggie Pannacione

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    Tags: Allen Stone, Maceo Parker, Black Uhuru, Sly & Robbie, Aloe Blacc, The Skatalites, Lee Fields, Soul Syndicate, Fully Fullwood, Santa Davis, Tony Chin, Myron & E, Lee Fields & the Expressions

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