Jah Cutta and Determination Band
International multi-instrumentalist and singer, Prosad has travelled the world sharing his unique blend of sitar, guitar, reggae and world music. Following in the footsteps of George Harrison, he is blending the eastern sounds of sitar and Indian music with the western influences of rock, reggae, folk and blues.
It has been decades since Jah Cutta, whose real name is Carlton Williams, made his reputation as a reggae legend from one continent to another, in line with the greats. This artist of Jamaican origin has had a presence at various major events in his city, Montréal, as well as in the rest of Canada, from Calgary to Victoria and including Saskatoon. He has shared concert stages with many renowned artists such as Peter Tosh, The Wailers, Gregory Issacs, Ken Boothe and Public Enemy.
For him, music is a mission: moving audiences upwards and bringing joy into their lives. He seeks to join and provide smiles to the poorest on the earth and to call upon people to work together to address inequality.
Jah Cutta has four albums to his credit: Wha Gwan, World Wide Pressure, If it Wasn’t Jahand A Me ‘Dis, in which he proves that he is just as successful when performing solo. He recently collaborated with Piratas Urbanos on an EP. He has also been a recipient at the Canadian Reggae Music Awards.
CODE RED 12 Band, originally from the Philippines does a mixture of Pop Rock, Slow Rock, R'nB, Alternative Rock, Classic Rock, Jazz and Folk Songs.
Headed by Joel G from the Asian Clan Band,
this Filipino Band will entertain you, and get you moving, giving a great start to your day.
CODE RED 12
Jim Balfour and The Outer Rings
Bank Preeyapong and Alpha Kids Crew
Oral Fuentes Reggae Band
Jim Balfour and The Outer Rings performs Roots Reggae Music guaranteed to get you moving! Playing songs by Burning Spears, Toots and the Maytals, Michael Franti, Jimmy Cliff, Ben Harper, Dennis Brown and Big Mountain. “It's about enjoying ourselves and having fun.” Says Jim. This Saskatoon Reggae and Roots Band will indeed stir you up, and have you begging for some more ‘Roots, Rock, Reggae’.
Rhythm Agogo is a community percussion ensemble based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. We support progressive social movements and encourage cross-cultural communication and solidarity through music. We strive to build community by learning and adapting world rhythms together and sharing them with our audiences. Our tunes and philosophy are inspired by the Rhythms of Resistance network (https://www.rhythms-of-resistance.org/). We practice weekly in Saskatoon. Membership is open. If you are interested in joining or booking us for an event, please contact us here or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
def Sol Crew
Oral Fuentes hails from Belize and does a mixture of Reggae with a Afro/Latin Fusion. The Band has been playing in the Saskatoon Music Scene for over 15 years and consisted of seasoned musicians from Belize, Ghana, Nigeria, St, Lucia, Victoria, Seattle Washington, and Saskatoon. Oral writes and performs all original songs.
def SOL Productions is Saskatchewan's first all Hip Hop and street dance company established in 2004 by artistic director Amanda Murray. Over the years, the def SOL Crew has earned recognition and respect by competing and performing across Canada as well as rocking the stage at numerous local concerts, shows and festivals.
Some of their performance highlights include opening for NAS, Joe Budden, the Jabbawockeez & ABDC 'Supa Tour' and featured performances for WE Day, the Harlem Globetrotters and the 2014 Lieutenant Governor’s Arts Awards in Saskatoon. They also won the ‘All Stylez Award’ and 1st place platinum at the Artists Emerge national street dance competition in 2016. They look forward to sharing their passion for street dance for many years to come! For information on summer workshops, classes and more please visit www.defsol.ca
Alpha Kids is a combination between two crews from Saskatoon; Dangerous Goods and Rock For life. We practice and perform together using the Alpha Kids name. The Alpha Kids was created in 2011 and have done shows, workshops, and competitions around Canada. We are well known around Canada in the Breakdancing culture and have years of experience behind us. Last year we threw our first ever Rock For Life and Alpha Kids jam in Saskatoon called, Rock For Your Life, and many Breakdancer’s from around Canada participated. It was a big success for our first jam and we hope to continue to throw many more in the future.
Alpha Kids Crew: Bboy Ban4g, Bboy Fusion, Bboy Spook, Bboy Truth, Popper Beau
Saskatoon Reggae & WorldMusicFest
Saturday July 8th W E Graham Park, Saskatoon
Terrance Littletent is from the Kawacatoose Cree Nation and born in Regina, Saskatchewan. Much of his traditional teachings were inherited through his family and elders, singers and dancers, storytellers and academics. Terrance is an accomplished Grass and Hoop Dancer who has traveled across Canada, the United States, and overseas, sharinghis gift of song, dance, and narrative, in humble way. At the age of 6, Terrance had already been introduced to the traditional techniques and movement skills used to create his own dance choreography. By the age of 8, Terrance's uncle, Kirby Littletent, presented him with the gift of the hoop, which inspired Terrance to continue his uncle's legacy of sharing the ways of their people. 11 years later, Terrance became recognized as a World Renowned Hoop Dancer. As an educator, producer, and performer, Terrance continues to find ways to bridge traditional and contemporary dance