April 24, 2014

Reggae ‘Pon the Mountain Livelys up Topanga

 

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PHOTOS BY KATIE DALSEMER, MESSENGER, 2012©

Reggae ‘Pon the Mountain Livelys up Topanga

In case you didn’t notice, the crowd is smokin’ to the beat of Don Carlos.



Reggae ‘Pon the Mountain Livelys up Topanga

Headliner Don Carlos, a founding member of Black Uhuru, is a true Reggae legend.



Reggae ‘Pon the Mountain Livelys up Topanga

The great oak tree by the stage gives Zsa Zsa Angel an aerial view from backstage to the back of the ballfield, now transformed by a multitude of Reggae revelers basking in the sun and dancing to the beat of Don Carlos, Daniel Bambaata Marley, Quinto Sol, Arise Roots, Bodhi Rock, Roberto Gell and Riddi-Q-Lites.



Reggae ‘Pon the Mountain Livelys up Topanga

This dapper Groover moves to the Latin beat of Quinto Sol.



Reggae ‘Pon the Mountain Livelys up Topanga

Hoop-hoop hooray! Hula Hooper Alicia Rodriguez shows how it’s done to music.



Reggae ‘Pon the Mountain Livelys up Topanga

Adriana Lemus holds son, Balam Santiago Cazares, who’s decked out with the slogan of the day, “One Love.”



Reggae ‘Pon the Mountain Livelys up Topanga

Peaceful slogans abound at the festival that was all about peace, love and Reggae ‘til you drop.



Reggae ‘Pon the Mountain Livelys up Topanga

The Bud Marley T-shirt says it all: the weed lives on! And one day, it may be legal.



Reggae ‘Pon the Mountain Livelys up Topanga

La Dolce Vita’s tiny Wee Wind Airstream sweetened the day with gourmet lunches and sweet treats. La Dolce Vita Animal Rescue Foundation donates 100 percent of the profits towards surgery and rehabilitation for severely abused and neglected dogs.



Reggae ‘Pon the Mountain Livelys up Topanga

Kieara represents an artists’ collective in Kenya that makes crafts out of old flip-flops.



Reggae ‘Pon the Mountain Livelys up Topanga

Mark Robins, a.k.a. the Weed Wizard, introduces his b.f.f, a cartoon doppelganger that, oddly, looks just like him. He sells T-shirts and novelties.