Grand Central presents
Bachaco, Live Free / AG Lyonz
697 N Miami Ave.
Miami, FL, 33136
Doors 9:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
Black Uhuru, one of reggae's all time super groups and celebrated pioneers are back with a vengeance!
Five-Star General, Duckie Gong Simpson and his Lion Lieutenant, Andrew Bees, lead Black Uhuru's entrancing musical warriors into 2011 in the spirit of the true Rasta. Black Uhuru (which translates as "freedom" in Swahili), remain planted in their cultural roots of musical, political and spiritual convictions.
Back in the day, Black Uhuru broke the mold touring worldwide with The Clash, The Police and Rolling Stones, to name a few. Black Uhuru, the honored recipients of the first Grammy Award ever for reggae music, are at it again and are better and stronger than ever before performing songs from their forthcoming new album as well as their timeless hits.
Black Uhuru, known for their revolutionary attitudes both on and off the stage, unleash upon the world a dynamic production for its veteran fan base to embrace while allowing its new recruitment of fans to experience their inspiring lyrics, layered vocal harmonies, drum and bass rhythms, and the trademark Black Uhuru legacy which is permanently woven throughout music history. Black Uhuru's roots are deep, their shows are fierce and they, like their music, remain innovative and progressive to this day.
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BACHACO is an international Afro-Caribbean Roots Rock band based out of Miami, Florida in the U.S. Their music successfully blends feel-good and conscious lyrics through the mix of Reggae, Dancehall and Ska with Rock, Hip-Hop and Colombian Cumbia. Their recent and much anticipated self-titled independent debut album is out now and features their hit singles "Cumbia Pa' La Nena" and "Ni Una Lagrima" Their "Cumbia Pa' La Nena" video, produced by Latin Grammy Winner video director Cesar Rodriguez, achieved rotation on MTV Tr3s and MTV Latin America. BACHACO was also selected as "Descubre & Download" Artist of the Month on the MTV Tr3s website during November 2012 where visitors downloaded the hit single "Cumbia Pa' La Nena" completely free. Both singles reached the top 20 charts on AOL Radio's Rock Latino station with "Cumbia pa' la Nena" on #3 and "Ni Una Lagrima" on #1. BACHACO's debut album also includes the hit singles "Jamaican Cumbia" as well as a special collaboration with South American Reggae legends Gondwana on "Cruzando Fronteras."
Since its formation in 2007, BACHACO has performed over 300 concerts all the way from Argentina to Canada sharing stage and performing at the same events and festivals as other big names in the reggae and world music scenes such as Israel Vibration, Toots & The Maytals, Tribal Seeds, Ozomatli, Luciano, Easy Star All-stars, Midnite, Cultura Profetica, Gondwana, Los Cafres, Los Pericos, Bahiano, Alika, Jarabe de Palo, Los Amigos Invisibles, WAR, King Chango and many more. BACHACO has also showcased during the SXSW and LAMC music conferences thanks to support from BMI.
BACHACO's members hail from Venezuela, Colombia, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Peru and the U.S. allowing their songs to naturally flow in both English and Spanish but the true language BACHACO speaks is its own music and what they transmit: An Explosive International High Energy Groove! That is simply the result of the band's own diverse range of nationalities. BACHACO is a true multi-cultural experience.
BACHACO was initially conceived and founded by Venezuelan brothers Edilberto "Eddy" Morillo, lead vocals, and Jose Morillo, bass and vocals, along with Domingo Medina on drums, also from Venezuela.
The current 8-piece line up consists of: Edilberto "Eddy" Morillo on vocals, Domingo Medina on drums, Jamaican guitarist and vocalist Matthew Jacquette, Bruce McKinnon Jr., Miami-born half Colombian half Irish, on trumpet and vocals, Alexander Cruz, Puerto Rican, on trombone, Farid Cure on electric guitar, from Colombia, Cristian "Mumbles" Rocha from Peru, and John "Jp" Guinan, Cuban-American, on the sax.
What is a Bachaco? The word Bachaco is the name given to a Leafcutter Ant in Venezuela. The same type of ant is found accross that Amazon Rainforest and in countries such as Panama, Colombia, Venezuela and Brazil. The insect is used by Venezuelan indians to create a "picante" (hot sauce). We could say Bachaco is a musical PICANTE.
Live Free / AG Lyonz
My name is Andy Gonzalez but my fans know me as A.G Lyonz. Singer/songwriter, a Miami native who is inspired by the world and spreading consciousness. I am an independent artist and completely driven.
I've been blessed with the opportunity to have shared the stage with artists such as Chaka Khan, Dead Prez, Raekwon, Yelawolf, Immortal Technique, and many more in Miami's premiere venues.
I am a very passionate performing artist. With a positive and honest message that captivates and motivates a movement towards infinite love. Music is power.
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