Five Essential Acts to Check Out at the Austin Reggae Festival

Mykal Rose
Mykal Rose

Hempress Sativa

Fri. 19, 6:30pm
Rub-a-dub preserver honors reggae women pioneers while giving classic dancehall a contemporary makeover.

Don Carlos

Fri. 19, 8:30pm
This founding member of Black Uhuru split for a solo career in the late Seventies and spent decades spreading strictly roots.

Mykal Rose

Sat. 20, 8:30pm
Five Essential Acts to Check Out at the Austin Reggae Festival
Joining Black Uhuru after the departure of Don Carlos, Rose's distinctive and thorny lead vocals bless the group's best material.

Cocoa Tea

Sun. 21, 6:30pm
Debuting at the height of Eighties dancehall, Calvin Scott's laid-back flow highlights a prolific run of records, proving you "Can't Stop Cocoa Tea."

Freddie McGregor

Sun. 21, 8:15pm
Lovers rock legend, 62, has a soulful voice smoother than a "big ship sailing on the ocean."

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