Reviews June 29, 2023
The Sierra Nevada World Music Festival Rides Again
Photos by Sista Irie Photography
More than a few reggae fans thought they’d never see another edition of the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, the Northern California event, which for 25 editions had become known as the annual summer highlight for reggae connoisseurs. The fest had last taken place in 2018. The 2019 edition was cancelled due to the failing health of visionary founder Warren Smith, who passed away in 2021, and we all know what’s happened to the live music world since then, with many festivals collapsing due to the combined weight of covid and inflation.