Toots and the Maytals

Toots and the Maytals

Toots is one of the true architects of reggae –so much so that “Do the Reggay,” a 1968 single by Toots and his group, theMaytals, is credited with giving the genre its name. Classic songs written and recorded by Toots and the Maytals have been covered by the likes of the Clash and the Specials, and the group was featured in reggae’s greatest breakthrough event –“The Harder They Come,” the 1972 film that became an international sensation.The all-star guests on TRUE LOVE range from legends like Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, and Bonnie Raitt to younger stars including No Doubt, the Roots, and Phish’s Trey Anastasio. The caliber of these collaborators reveals the impact that Toots has had on several generations of rockers and rappers, while appearances from reggae icons Bunny Wailer and Marcia Griffiths show the respect granted to the man who might be the music’s greatest living vocalist. At the heart of it all is that voice –drenched in soul, rooted in gospel, and still breathtakingly powerful after almost four decades in the spotlight.

Royal Khaoz stands as a unit whose sole purpose is to bring an energetic vibe through music. The unit as a band, has evolved over the years they have been together, and now believe they are what, and whom they started out to be. With all members native to Jamaica, Royal Khaoz presents their music in the form of fusion – hence, Reggae Fusion. With frontman Bama as the lead vocalist, solid drum and bass and a steady rhythm section, the band possesses the ability to represent reggae in its truest form, while tastefully apply their own twist to its traditional and conventional forms.

Formed since 2010 out of New York City, Royal Khaoz have had the opportunity of sharing the stage with renown legends of the trade gaining the respect of ones they grew up emulating with musical reverence. They also have played well-known stages along the East and West coast; and have been featured on the Bowery scene. Royal Khaoz has been a part of great showcases throughout New York City and the greater Hudson Valley region, heading local bills and working with renown promoters. Their debut album. “Life: The Journey”, was released in 2012 and they anticipate more music to be released later this year.

Selectress Iriela starting at 6:30pm + between sets!

Multimedia producer, humanitarian, and music evangelist Selectress Iriela, began her journey into the entertainment business in the nineties on Reggae radio, on 88.9FM WERS Boston.

While living in Kingston and inspired by her work in international development, Iriela founded the multimedia production company, and tech platform, Second World. On a mission to diminish the gap between nations of abundance and ones of scarcity, Second World combines the trifecta of multimedia production, musical event curation, such as Culture Fest International, as well as advocating for the empowerment of fairly traded art, while providing educational opportunities through entertainment.

Regularly assembling all-star teams throughout her musical curation career, Iriela has worked on key projects alongside artists such as Lady Starlight, Arsenio Hall, DJ Scratch, Amp Fiddler, Chaka Khan, Little Louie Vega, DJ Spinna, Sly and Robbie, The Wailers, Burning Spear, DJ Kool Herc, Tony Touch, Easy Mo Bee and Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest, to name a few.

Making regular appearances the world over, she’s performed at storied institutions such as: Lincoln Center, CBGBs, Output, Francois K’s iconic Deep Space at Cielo, and has appeared on The Arsenio Hall Show, IRIE FM Jamaica, Sway In The Morning on Sirius FM, and New York Fashion Week Style 360 as an on screen host.

With her first feature film, Reggae Revolution, in the works, more music productions being released, combined with ever-constant event curation and performances, Selectress Iriela shows no signs of slowing as she empowers listeners through purpose-driven entertainment collaborations.

$31

Limited Admissions at Doors

$1 from every ticket will be donated to The Toots Foundation 

 

Advanced tickets to this event are SOLD OUT! We will have a limited number of admissions available to purchase at the box office on the night of the show starting at 6:00 PM. All admissions at the door will be first come first serve, one ticket per customer, with no re entry. $31 at the door, cash only.

 

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