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Chalwa / Press

“Have you had enough reggae lately? Are you tired of going to your favorite local music venue and finding a never ending flow of original reggae bands, performing day in and day out? Well, you probably aren’t, because — as you know — finding an original reggae group anywhere near Anderson is almost impossible. It’s even rarer to hear of an original reggae band that doesn’t just stick to the stock sounds of Bob Marley and Peter Tosh. If you’re looking for an original reggae band, and you really don’t feel like taking a one-night trip to Jamaica, then you may want to check out Chalwa on Friday at Backstreets in Clemson. © 2007 Anderson Independent Mail. All rights reserved.”

the Belly Up

“Voted top Reggae band for 2010 by MountainXpress”


“The 6th Annual Homegrown Photo/Video Contest is scheduled to take place Saturday August 28 2010 at Chattooga Whitewater Outfitters in Long Creek, SC. Prizes will be awarded for 2 photo and 2 video categories. Entries must be received by midnite August 23. This is an amateur contest supported solely by your participation. Join is for beer, live reggae, big-screen photo/video show, awards presentation, and more. Prizes provided by: Pyranha, Osprey, Shred Ready, Snapdragon, Robinson Knives, Astral, MSR, Pothole paddles, Prana, Solgear, Thermarest, Lunatic Apparel, NRS, Smartwool, Aquabound paddles, Immersion Research, Element Expeditions, The River Gypsies, Outdoor Research, LVM, Stonyboater, Nattyshred, Cottonmouth Noseplugs, Endless River Adventures, Rapid Transit Video, and of course teamscum.”


“these guys do a great service to the [Reggae] genre and to Asheville reggae-lovers in particular.”

““a fusion of sounds all wrapped up in a roots reggae beat that will make all ages dance and have a truly positive experience.” ”

Black Mountain News