Tayberry Jam - Reggae on the Mountain 2023

Tayberry Jam - Reggae on the Mountain 2023

July 28-29-30th, 2023


Saturday Night

Lutan Fyah

Lutan Fyah is a Jamaican roots reggae artist known for his powerful voice and socially conscious lyrics. Born in Spanish Town, Jamaica, Lutan Fyah was raised in a musical family and began writing and performing his own music from a young age.

With a career spanning over two decades, Lutan Fyah has become one of the most respected voices in reggae music today. He has released over a dozen albums, including "Time and Place", "Healthy Lifestyle", and "Music Never Dies", and his music has been featured on numerous compilations and soundtracks.

Lutan Fyah's lyrics often address social and political issues, speaking out against corruption, poverty, and injustice. He is known for his passionate performances, which are characterized by his powerful voice and high-energy stage presence. His music is deeply rooted in the reggae tradition, but he is also known for incorporating elements of dancehall, hip-hop, and R&B into his sound.

In addition to his musical pursuits, Lutan Fyah is also an advocate for environmental causes and works to raise awareness about issues such as climate change and deforestation. He is involved in various charitable organizations, and has performed at benefit concerts and events around the world.

With his powerful voice and socially conscious lyrics, Lutan Fyah continues to inspire audiences around the globe. He remains committed to his craft and to using his music as a platform to promote positive change in the world.

Junior Toots

Tribute to Toots and the Maytals

Junior Toots is a rising reggae artist from Jamaica, following in the footsteps of his father, the legendary Toots Hibbert of Toots and the Maytals. Junior Toots has been performing on stage since the age of six and has continued to hone his skills as a singer, songwriter, and musician.

With a deep-rooted connection to the reggae music tradition, Junior Toots' music is infused with positive vibes and conscious lyrics that uplift and inspire. He seamlessly blends traditional reggae sounds with contemporary production techniques to create a sound that is both familiar and fresh.

Junior Toots has already released several critically acclaimed albums, including "A Little Bit of Love" and "Crown of Fire". His music has been featured on various radio stations and playlists around the world, and he has toured extensively in the United States, Europe, and the Caribbean.

In addition to his musical pursuits, Junior Toots is also passionate about social justice and using his music as a platform to raise awareness about issues such as inequality and poverty. He is actively involved in various charitable organizations and has performed at numerous benefit concerts and events.

As he continues to build his career, Junior Toots remains dedicated to his craft and to spreading positivity through his music. With his unique voice and infectious energy, he is sure to leave a lasting impression on the reggae music scene and beyond.


Hailing from Buxton, Friendship Village in Guyana, South America, Arkaingelle (aka Roxroy ‘Mykal’ Younge) was raised by christian grandparents in a modest village home. . .

Uniting an Afro-Caribbean perspective with the ever strengthening, pro-African voice of Ras Tafari, Arkaingelle's blazing vocals and meditative lyrics have been resounding thunderously within the cultural reggae scene from Brazil to Britain, South Africa to South America and from the East Coast to the West Coast of the United States. Arkaingelle delivers heavyweight roots music with a spiritual message and an energetic frequency which when combined, have been seen to captivate, uplift, inspire and bring joy to a broad diversity of audiences.

Paapa Wastik

For the past ten years, Paapa Wastik has been touring Ghana, Africa, Jamaica, Canada and the United States performing and producing alongside various artistes some of which include; Anthony B. Sizzla, Ky-mani Marley, Lutan Fyah, Capleton, Tony Rebel, Queen Ifrica, Warrior King and many others.


Paapa Wastik’s headlining appearance at Northwest Reggae Festival in Eugene Oregon, USA, Reggae on the River in California, Lafayette Reggae Festival in Louisiana, USA with Lucky Dube and another unforgettable appearance at Victoria’s 8th Annual Ska Festival at Market Square alongside Mexico’s Los Rastrillos, Jamaica’s The Itals, The Drastics and the now defunct Arbutus Trio.

Hailing from Cape Coast, Ghana (West Africa) Paapa Wastik has had a rich history growing up with music all around him since he was a young boy. During his teen years, he started performing.

In the early 2000s, his faith in Ras Tafari Livity grew stronger and that is when he decided to shift the direction of his music to strictly conscious, roots and reality music.

Kava Jah

Kava Jah, born Junior Johnson, in Cumberland, Clarendon Parish, Jamaica, is a reggae artist who writes, sings, and chants his own lyrics in his own style. Born into a family with musical roots, Kava Jah's father Levi Johnson was a teacher of music at the Spalding's Comprehensive High School and choir master in the church. He was a leader in the community both musically and spiritually. Kava Jah started playing music around the age of ten practicing on his father's instruments and soon found his love for the guitar.

In 2007 Kava Jah entered the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) Popular Song competition, where he received an award for most disciplined artist, thus creating momentum towards his first national performance in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba performing for the Military in observance of Jamaica's Independence Day and returning again to Cuba in 2008. Kava Jah began working with Gumption Music Production out of Kingston, Jamaica creating, recording, and preparing to tour. In 2012 Kava Jah joined the I-Kronik band as lead singer and songwriter touring internationally and sharing the stage with artists such as Romain Virgo, Luciano, Protoje, David Hines of Steel Pulse, Junior Reid, I-Wayne, and many more. Kava Jah has performed on stages in the United States such as Reggae on the River (CA), Sierra Nevada World Music Festival (CA), Grand Central Park (NY), BB Kings (NY), with many more notable performances across the nation and beyond, reaching as far as Costa Rica, Anguilla, and St. Marten.

Kava Jah has been manifesting his solo career, pushing the limits of his lyrical talents and musical capabilities preparing to release his debut solo album. Recently, Kava Jah released a music video for his new single 'Danger Zone.' Kava Jah is a dynamic artist both on and off the stage, spotlighting his unique acoustic performances.

Woven Roots

Woven Roots reggae band was built upon a message and lifestyle of sustainability and a mutual love for reggae music.

Woven Roots is a reggae band that has been built on a mutual love for reggae music and a message of sustainability. The band was formed when Travis Barter and Gueren White, who met in Carmel High School, began jamming together, and later they decided to add more members to the band. Woven Roots found its keyboardist, Alex Antonio, after Barter saw him play at a local gig, and the band's drummer, Tanasa Ras, replaced a former member. The band's first album, "Storms of Change," released in February, features 11 songs and took almost a year to complete. The band's second album, which has around four dozen songs ready to go, is called "Foundation," named after one of the songs in the album. Barter writes most of the band's music, and the lyrics tend to promote positivity and sustainability. The band members live off the land and grow their food in their organic homestead, with the aim of not consuming too much. Woven Roots' mission is to share their sustainable lifestyle with their fans and use music as an outlet to communicate their message in a way that people enjoy listening to and dancing.

Seed N Soil

Featuring JuDrum and Lion Issachar

Seed N Soil featuring Ju-Drum is a collaboration that brings together the talents of the Nigerian-born drummer and a smooth afro-reggae sound from California. The band was drawn to Ju-Drum's unique rhythms and his ability to seamlessly blend different musical genres. Together, they create a sound that is both energetic and introspective, combining the driving force of afrobeat with the infectious beats of reggae.

Ju-Drum's musical career spans several decades, and his experience shines through in his dynamic performances. He has played with some of the biggest names in Nigerian music, including Femi Kuti and Sunny Okosun, and has toured the world spreading his love for music. Ju-Drum's passion for music is contagious, and his drumming adds a new dimension to Seed N Soil's sound.

Seed N Soil featuring Ju-Drum has been working on new material, and their upcoming summer tour promises to be a genre-bending masterpiece. With Ju-Drum's rhythmic mastery and Seed N Soil's classic reggae sound, the band creates a unique sound that speaks to the human experience in a way that is both universal and personal. Their collaboration is a celebration of the power of music to bring people together, and a testament to the endless possibilities of creative collaboration.

WiseDem Band

Featuring Stevie Culture and Joey Melodica

Stevie Culture was born in Kingston, Jamaica to Rastafarian parents in the 1970's. His Father was a musician who plays the guitar and sings. He began his career one night, in 1983, at a Dancehall party.

As the lead singer for The S.A.N.E. Band (Jamaica's top band during the 1990s) Stevie Culture had performed as the opening act for many Reggae artists such as Shaggy, Anthony B, Sizzla, Third World, UB40, Steel Pulse, Culture, Burning Spear, The Wailers and Alton Ellis. More impressively, Stevie has performed on stage as a backing vocalist for many great artists like Dennis Brown, Tony Rebel, Everton Blender, Capleton and the late, great Garnet Silk.

In addition to performing on stage, Stevie Culture is a prominent record producer. His company,
Soundbird Productions, has produced upcoming stars like Phee Phee, Crystal Axe, and Steve Aliba.

Friday Night

Andy Coe Band

The Andy Coe Band is the liveliest psychedelic jam band to come out of the Pacific Northwest in years.

Mista Chief

Revolutionary warrior music on one side an mellow family grooves on the other. Mista Chief always brings a conscious message in his lyrics, be it on
stage or in the studio or just free-styling with friends. Influenced by the hard times we go through day to day and the drive inside to keep striving for better. its that feel good-do good music! MC remains humble and walks proud through his journeys in life spreading music that people can vibe to and connect with, always remaining that Chief in training. He likes to think of himself as a bridge between cultures, a voice of the people and a link between many worlds. With upcoming projects featuring artist from UK, JA, HI, and all over the US, the links keep getting bigger

The Sugar Beets

Sherry Goffin Kondor, the lead singer of the Sugar Beats, didn't grow up in the '60s with children's music in her house. Instead, she could count on the private serenades of her parents, Carole King and Gerry Goffin. Except for a guest stint at age ten on her mom's Really Rosie soundtrack, Kondor really hadn't been exposed to kids' music at all.

And then she became a mom, and her focus changed. "I knew there was a need for music that I could play in the car," something that parents and kids could listen together. So Kondor reached back into her own childhood, and decided to present those classic pop tunes to a new generation.

The result was Sugar Beats, a group of varying composition who specialized in re-recording classic pop songs for kids. Kondor's husband, Robbie Kondor, signed on as a keyboardist and composer. And Kondor's longtime friend Lisa Maxwell, better known as the sax player for Guns N' Roses, signed on as well. The group was rounded out with a small complement of kid backup singers. And, in the early '90s, the Sugar Beats hit the kids' concert circuit.

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