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It's Your Life / People, Places and Things to do. : IT'S JAMMIN', MON : Reggae Heavyweights Play Oxnard Fest

August 03, 1995|BILL LOCEY

Reggae, which seems to have more celebrations and birthdays than a year of Februarys, will fete itself once again during the second annual Reggae Jam on the Coast this weekend at College Park in Oxnard. Even though it's not even Bob Marley's birthday, the slick and the dread will be able to dance around in the sun--or fog--to a stellar lineup of reggae heavyweights, mon.

Make that experienced heavyweights, mon. Saturday's lineup includes Edi Fitzroy, the frontman for Massawa. He has more than 20 years' experience, as do the Twinkle Brothers. Maxi Priest, who mixes soul and reggae, has been around since the late '70s, and Michael Rose sung for the Grammy Award-winning group Black Uhuru until 1985. Hepcat plays traditional '60s-style Jamaican music. And Mr. Happyfeet himself, Pato Banton, is so upbeat he would bake cookies for Lizzie Borden, then ask her to dance.

It's more of the same for Sunday. Jahmark & the Soulshakers, Raymond Myers and Third World will join the Skatalites, who recently celebrated 30 years together, and the Wailers, Marley's backup band.

* College Park is at 3250 S. Rose Ave.; advance tickets are $20 a day or $35 for both days; on-site tickets are $22.50, with no two-day passes available at the gate. Both shows begin at high noon; 583-8700.

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