Twenty-nine years in existence, the annual President's Day event "features the biggest and brightest stars from Jamaica, Europe and Africa." Founded in 1981 by San Diego Reggae legend Makeda Dread, this year's event features Gregory Isaacs, Barrington Levy and Don Carlos. Earlier this morning, I caught up Makeda (on LegitRadio) to discuss Tribute to the Legends.
"All of San Diego's favorite reggae artists are on the bill," said Makeda Dread.
In addition to throwing Southern California's biggest reggae and world music celebration, Makeda Dread is a popular radio host ("Reggae Makossa"), promoter and founder of the WorldBeat Center in Balboa Park. Makeda said she is committed to "spreading the positive messages of love, world peace and pursuit of equal rights."
"Now's the time to be simple, take care of our families, and serve other people -- that's No. 1," said Makeda Dread.