Native Elements

Standing outside under Curry Up Now’s awning, Jose Pangan, Chris Cortez, and I make small talk. They just finished their performance. They are still sweating.

What does reggae mean to you?

Jose Pangan: Positive messages and the true stories of life. It’s a good way to express yourself.

Chris Cortez: It’s life. Rest a bit from the daily grind. I turn to reggae to turn it off. It beams of sunshine. It hits your soul. It’s the freedom to express yourself.

Peter Hadden walks towards us, carrying his umbrella.

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