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JULY 16

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Aiming to display the breadth of Jamaican music circa 1995, this year’s Reggae Sunsplash World Tour embraces performers who are young and old, controversial and homogeneous, cutting edge and traditional. Once easily definable, headlining dancehaller Buju Banton can be said to fit into a number of these categories. Notorious for his ode to offing homosexuals, “Boom Bye Bye,” the 23-year-old rhymer’s values have allegedly undergone a transformation. His new album, ‘Til Shiloh, has been hailed by Vibe magazine for its “conscious lyrics.” Other attention-getting performers joining Banton on the bill include Aswad (pictured), slick U.K. reggae funksters who’ve supposedly gone “jungle”; honey-voiced romantic Dennis Brown; veteran vocal duo Wailing Souls; and New York City-based distaff dancehallers Worl-A-Girl. At 4 p.m. at the Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge, 7800 Cellar Door Dr., Manassas. $20-24. (703) 754-6400. (Steve Kiviat)