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By Alli Marshal

Asheville’s Mountain Xpress September 9th, 2009

www.mountainx.com/ae

Photo by Sista Irie

Photo by Sista Irie

The Rastafarian Ancient Living Arts & Kulture (RALAK) Festival provides an opportunity for those interested in Rasta culture to learn a little more. Those already involved can celebrate the ideology and deepen their commitment to “co-creating unity and love for all colors and creeds.”

Created by the Black Mountain Asheville Rastafari Collective (a group whose mission it is to dispel myths about the Rastafari way of life), the festival promises to be a day speakers, food, arts and crafts, children’s activities and music.

Bands include Jamaican reggae and dub act Ras Michael & The Sons of Negus, Virgin Islands recording artist Harry Mo, Reggae Infinity from Columbia, S.C., and Asheville-based performers U-N-I Verse and Lyndsay Wojcik.

But this festival is more then a booty-shakin’ good time. There’s a very serious educational component: Speakers include Jake Homiak who curated the Rastafari Exhibit at the Smithsonian Museum. Also, elders from a cornucopia of faiths (Native American, Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Catholic and others) will address the crowd.

Sunday, Sept. 13 (10 a.m.-9 p.m., $30 advance/$35 at the gate; children under age 13 are free.)

[RALAK is full day festival at the Lake Eden Events site (adjacent to the LEaf Festival site at Camp Rockmont).
Starts at 10am and runs til 9pm
Full day of speakers, music, and workshops for only 30 bucks.
Complete info and description of bands at… Read More
http://www.blackmountainmusicscene.com/2009/09/sun-913-rastafarian-festival-at-lake.html]

www.RALAKfest.com

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