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Original Fathers of Reggae “The Legendary Cables” Perform at Sierra Nevada World Music Festival
Boonville, California's Sierra Nevada World Music Festival gears up for their big weekend June 17th -19th. This year's festival features many great artist from around the world including the orginal fathers of reggae music, The Legendary Cables".
The Cables, with original members, Keble Drummond, Vincent Stoddart and Elbert “Stewie” Stewart are joined by tenor Owen “Bobby” Dockery, who joined the group in 1971, as they re-emerge to perform at The Sierra Nevada World Music Festival (SNWMF), June 17th - 19th in Boonville, CA. at the Mendocino County Fairgrounds. Every year SNWMF brings in the best of roots reggae and world music artists from around the world promoting consciousness while entertaining California’s die hard reggae music lovers. This year promises to be no different. “We are excited to reunite at the SNWMF and look forward to reconnecting with all our fans from yester-year and today”, said group leader Keble Drummond.
The Legendary Cables take the stage Saturday, June 18 performing from 1:50 – 2:40 (CST). For east coast fans, that’s 4:50 - 5:40 PM (EST). Can’t make the concert? Tune in live as they stream via simulcast on www.kzyx.org. For more information on The Cables visit: www.thelegendarycables.com. For those attending this year’s event that are too young to remember The Cables name, they are sure to remember their sound once they hear the chart topping “Baby Why”.
About The Cables
Renowned for their mega hit “Baby Why” and classic recording “What Kind of World” the legendary Jamaican harmony vocal group, The Cables, burst onto the music scene in 1965 during the SKA music era. The original group, founded by lead vocalist Keble Drummond consisted of tenor, Vincent Stoddart and baritone Elbert Stewart, released their first song “Ska Days” in 1966. It was only 2 more years before they catapulted to stardom when partnering with Clement “Sir Coxsone” Dodd at the world renowned Studio One recording studios. The Cables’ “Baby Why”, with its up tempo and lilting melody, so inspired the in studio musicians assembled by Coxsone, that music scholars believe this session led to what is arguably the very first recorded reggae song in history. It was the up tempo bubbling shuffle beat that inspired keyboardist Jackie Mittoo to create the tune for those lyrics which became the foundation for the reggae rhythm. “Baby Why”, was released on the Coxsone Studio One label and remained number one on all charts for four weeks. The group splintered in the 70’s when Stoddart move to the United States. With the addition of Bobby Dockery, the group has since re-emerged as a quartet performing in various shows worldwide.
The Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, for the past 17 years, has been promoting the message of peace, unity, love and brotherhood overshadowing the barriers that divide us by race, religion or creed. SNWMF has the formula that allows people to nurture peace through the universal language of music. SNWMF has embraced families visiting from near and far. The campgrounds are a great meeting place for families and friends to vacation together while enjoying some of the best reggae music the world over. Other reggae super stars in this year’s line-up include: The Cables, Steel Pulse, Horace Andy, Toots and the Maytals, Stone Love Disco and many, many more. For more information on the SNWMF visit: www.snwmf.com. For ticket information, visit: www.snwmf.com/
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