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Rastafari RootzFest Hosts High Times 2015 Jamaican World Cannabis Cup Information

The Rastafari RootzFest 2015 - Host High Times Jamaican World Cannabis Cup was held November 12 - 15, 2015 at the Long Bay Beach Park, Norman Manley Boulevard, Negril, Westmoreland, Jamaica W.I.

The Rastafari RootzFest 2015 brochure states that "Rastari RootzFest is a comprehensive, educational and well-organized Rastafari event that celebrates Rastafari ideology, livity and culture, tells the story of Rastafari struggle for the legalization of ganja and celebrates the decriminalization of ganja in Jamaica".

The Rastafari RootzFest 2015 event was made possible due to the New Jamaica Ganja Law Reform that came into effect on April 15, 2015. Under the new Jamaican Ganja law Rastafarian's are permitted legally to hold events such as Rastafari RootzFest 2015 using ganja because it is their legally recognized religious sacrament.

The Rastafari RootzFest 2015 - Hosted High Times Jamaican World Cannabis Cup was a four day event with many foreign and Jamaican exhibitors present. Attendees were filled with the vibes from live music Jamaican which included Reggae artistes, Rastafarian chants and drum circles. The Rastafarian culture and religion were common themes throughout featuring a Rastafarian Village, seminars, discussions, and exhibits [Rastafarian, Ganja, and High Times related]. There was a Rasta food court where you could partake of many traditional Rastafarian offerings including food, wine, fresh juices, and of course Ganja.

On Sunday, Rastafari RootzFest 2015 ended with an awards ceremony for the High Times 2015 Jamaican World Cannabis Cup at 6 p.m. at the concert stage that was constructed on the famous beautiful Negril six mile sandy beach. The concert stage was the venue that featured a Thursday night Ganja Music Sound System Salute, and Friday and Saturday night concert performances. Friday night's concert included Tarrus Riley, Bushman, Jah Bouks, Bongo Herman, Talking Dreads, and Dubkor. Saturday night's concert included Luciano, I-Wayne, Pinky Dread, Mighty Diamonds, and Jah 9.

The Negril Travel photo/videographer Barry J. Hough Sr. received media accreditation for Rastafari RootzFest 2015 and published the 16 photo galleries and 17 embedded videos that you can view below. [ NOTE: The various photo gallery links below will open into a new window. When you are done viewing the photo gallery close the window to get back to this web page. ] You call also find additional media links, and Rastafari RootzFest 2015 information posted on the Negril Travel home page at this link:

Rastafari RootzFest 2015 was a great success for the Jamaican Rastafari Community, High Times Jamaican World Cannabis Cup, the town of Negril, and the island of Jamaica. We look forward to next year's Rastafari RootzFest 2016.

Photo Galleries Embedded Videos

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Media Launch @ Swept Away - November 4, 2015
Thursday, November 12, 2015

Opening Ceremony and Marriage
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Friday - November 13, 2015
Expo Area - Friday Night

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Tarrus Riley
Jah Bouks
Bongo Herman
Mystic Bowie - Talking Dreads
Saturday, November 14, 2015

Saturday Venue Walk Thru
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Pinky Dread

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Mighty Diamonds
Jah 9

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Nyahbinghi Drummers & Mutabaruka
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Concert Goers

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Sunday, November 15, 2015
Jamaican World Cannabis Cup Awards
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