Rotorua rocked last Saturday with an audience of 30,000 people enjoying the
music of some of the world's greatest reggae, hip hop, dub and soul bands.
Ms Lauryn Hills performance has been described as 'divine', Julian Marley's
New Zealand debut 'inspired' and delivered with a 'charismatic stage
presence ', while Shaggy 'shook the stadium' with his closing performance.
Stalwarts of reggae Steel Pulse and Sly & Robbie showed why they are musical
legends and Sean Kingston proved to be a 'hot' hit for the younger audience.
NZ bands Katchafire, Sola Rosa with Iva Lamkum, House of Shem and Sweet &
Irie did NZ proud.
Wyclef Jean made an on-screen appearance to talk about his experience of the
Haiti earthquake and his proposed performance at Raggamuffin 2011.
The promoters Andrew McManus Presents would sincerely like to thank the
people of Rotorua, all the International and local bands, sponsors, and of
course all of you for your support and feedback.
General Manager of Event Venues Rotorua Peter McLoud said "Raggamuffin 2010
again reinforced Rotorua's standing as the reggae capital of NZ. Raggamuffin
not only brings a significant economic boost to the city but also creates an
exciting and vibrant atmosphere for visitors and locals alike. Rotorua
continues to extend the spirit of Manaakitanga to our thousands of
The Red Cross collected $8300 for Haiti on show day. Currently supplying
Field Hospitals, Mobile Health Care units, Rescue Units, communications, and
500,000 litres of water per day, every cent (100%) donated to the Red Cross
goes where it's needed as there are no deductions for admin costs.
$6250 was also collected via online donations for the Samoan relief fund.
The Good Water Project donated 10% of bottled water retail sales to the Sir
Peter Blake Trust to support environmental education programs in NZ.
For more information about Raggamuffin please see - www.raggamuffin.co.nz