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Soul Roll this Saturday promises fun, food and activities

FALLBROOK - In addition to great live music this Saturday, Village and Valley News have lined up great food and activities, making Soul Roll an event for all ages. There will be face painting, caricature drawings, and a place for attendees of all ages to express themselves with paint.

Food and drink offered at the event will include Pop 'n Mama's homemade Karmel Corn, funnelcake, hamburgers, hot dogs, vegeburgers, iced coffees, slushies and nachos. Rib Shak will be cooking up some delicious BBQ ribs and Tri tip. Mariposa Ice Cream will be providing cold homemade ice cream. A beer garden is also planned for the Saturday event.

There will be other surprise activities planned that cannot be announced as of press time.

Two fashion shows throughout the day will sport the latest in beach wear, sundresses, t-shirts and active wear from Reef, Sector 9, Electric, IRIE NATION, Freedom and many others. There will be giveaways including t-shirts, sunglasses, stickers and skateboards given away throughout the day from sponsoring companies.

Guitar Center is also sponsoring the event with quality instruments and sound equipment from their Murrieta location.

This is one of many events in Fallbrook throughout the summer. On July 24th world renown reggae artist Pato Banton and his band are performing at the last in the Soul Roll Festivals. On Saturday, August 7 there will be a Beer and Bikes Festival in downtown fallbrook, and on September 6th the group Train is coming to Fallbrook. Train has songs topping the charts right now such as "Hey Soul Sister", "Calling All Angels", "Meet Virginia" and many others.

Fallbrook is the place to be this summer!

For more information, go to Tickets good all day are available at the door for $10. There is parking in the church parking lot behind the Mission Theater on North Main St. Maps are available at the event gate. Enjoy your walk down Main Street on your way back to the event!

Reggae Soul Roll in Fallbrook June 5

The Lion of Judah will find much love in downtown Fallbrook at an upcoming reggae event that will be held next Saturday. Prides of melody makers will stir his majesty with their roars and purrs and praise as they play from the Elder House balcony.

Everyone is invited to hear a line-up of Rastafarians perform at the inaugural Reggae Soul Roll Expo sponsored by the Village and Valley News on June 5 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Attendees will enjoy lots of name brand giveaways including Sector 9, Electric, Irie Nation, and more. There will be food concessions, vendors, sample products, and a fashion show. Live performances will be held throughout the day by local and international musicians Khari Kill, Irusalem, Roots Vision, Social Green, Madison Row, 7 Seal Dub, and others.

Guitar Center is a sponsor and is providing the back-lining for the bands. JJ’s Beach and Board Shop of Fallbrook is also involved in the event.

With the event’s noise technology provided by Tribe of Kings Sound Systems, a DJ crew from the Royal Emperor Sound group, which has sent its performers world-wide will be spinning records in-between the band performances to make sure the day is filled with entertainment.

Event organizers hope to bring area residents together for a fun, relaxing pre-summer gathering where families and their children can dismiss the burden of daily troubles while enjoying the air of soothing rhythms, rhymes and upbeat vibes.

Many people are asking “Seriously, where?” And, they are open to the new experience.

“We’ve had really good feedback from our street team handing out flyers at the clubs and beach,” said Scha Scha, an organizer of the event and the singer for Isrusalem. “People are saying, ‘Fallbrook? Really? I can’t believe this is going to happen there. You better not be fooling me. I’m going to check it out.’”

The first Soul Roll event in January was not strictly reggae, but it was very successful, and was just a taste of what can be expected at the upcoming roots festival. Other music-themed events will be held at the Elder House, where bands are drawn to performing on the balcony, said Scha Scha, who also has a lot of experience putting on shows with his five years in the music business.

Reggae music of today is influenced by a mix of conscious-style, which is considered soft and gentle, and dancehall, a sound that is fast and exciting, said Scha Scha, who is from Morvant Laventille (up over di Lady young) in the Caribbean island of Trinidad.

There will be no “informers” – which are those posers who grow dreads for the fun of it – at this event, he added.

Scha Scha said everyone in the reggae scene has heard of the expo’s headliner Khari Kill – a Trinidadian from La Horquetta, which is said to be one of the largest government housing projects ever to be built on the island. Khari Kill grew up listening to the forefathers of the early reggae movement along with a broad mix of other musical genres that inspired his creativity and commitment to join this culture of like-minded activists for human rights and continue the humble mission of making mellow and powerful melodies.

“I will be touring in California and Europe this year,” said Khari Kill, who currently resides in Brooklyn, NY, in a recent e-mail. “It’s always nice when I perform in California. I don’t think I have ever been to Fallbrook, so June the fifth, Fallbrook lookout.”

Khari Kill will perform many of his hits including “Picture a Selassie,” “Mary Granson,” and “Bird Pepper.”

“So, to all my fans, who I have never met in Fallbrook, let’s meet,” he wrote, “and, big ups to Dash Eye, Alix, Judah, all my friends in other parts of California and the world and big ups to the promoter and to [Village] News. Much love ‘till we meet – Rastafari.”

Admission is $10. People who buy their tickets early will enjoy easy access. Tickets can be purchased at the Village News, by visiting, or at Earth & Culture in Oceanside, on the Tribe of Kings Web site at, or by visiting any of the band’s Web sites.

The Elder House is located at 127 W. Elder St. in Fallbrook. For more information, call (760) 723-7319.

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