Reggae Rise Up

Damian Marley

Jamaican reggae artist, born July 21, 1978 in Kingston, Jamaica. Son of Bob Marley.

aka Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley

Matisyahu first started touring to packed clubs more than eleven years ago, it was prior to the release of Live at Stubbs, the now Gold record, and prior to that record's single "King Without A Crown" reaching #1 on the alternative rock radio charts. His performances were a raw expression of his spirituality at that time and were supported by musicians who played a foundation of roots reggae augmented by the energy of a rock trio. Fans latched on quickly for a variety of reasons, but in August of 2005, just months after the release of Live at Stubbs, Matisyahu found himself on stage at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival with the de facto leader of improvisational rock-n-roll; Phish's front man Trey Anastasio.

"King without a Crown" climbed the charts and Matisyahu's follow up record Youth was nominated for a Grammy, but the blessings and curses of mainstream success each took root. While Matisyahu's bands have always been comprised of serious multidimensional players who have artfully molded the foundations of roots reggae into many genres, that early; if only a brief display of complete surrender to the music, seemed in some way to take a back seat. Through his lyrics however, Matisyahu developed a more personal, artistic, and sophisticated way to express the yearning for deep spiritual meaning, and as his own beliefs opened up to find more variety and depth, the desire for his performances to match the unpredictable flow of life developed as well.

Now, more than a decade and 9 records later, Matisyahu has formed a band that truly gives itself over to the music on par with his lyrical desire to connect to something beyond the self. The band features original Stubbs guitarist and longtime staple of the downtown New York improv scene Aaron Dugan, Dub Trio bassist and long-time Matisyahu collaborator Stu Brooks, Joe Tomino drummer of the dub trio and drummer for Matisyahu since 2009, and Virtuoso keyboardist Big Yuki.

For more information, please visit: http://matisyahuworld.com.

J Boog (born Jerry Afemata, Long Beach, California) is an American reggae and R&B vocalist and songwriter of Samoan descent. Raised in Compton, California and based in Hawaii, he released his first solo album Hear Me Roar in 2007, which peaked on Billboard's Top Reggae Albums at #8. In 2011 he released his first EP, J Boog, on the label Washhouse Hawaii. It peaked at #19 on the Top Heatseekers chart, and reached #3 on Top Reggae Albums. His next album Backyard Boogie reached #1 on the reggae charts for 2011, 2012, and 2013, and in July 2013 his Live Up! (EP) reached #18 on the Top Heatseekers chart.

He tours frequently, and has shared stages with artists such as Damian Marley, Ziggy Marley, SOJA, The Green, Rebelution, and his regular touring mates The Hot Rain Band. His style predominantly combines island music and Jamaican reggae, but also incorporates rock and R&B.

Ozomatli

Ozomatli are an LA-based band who combine Latin and world music influences with funk and hip-hop. The group is also very politically conscious, promoting social change both in their music and through activism. They have gathered a large fan base due to their pure energy at live shows.

Chali 2na and Cut Chemist of Jurassic 5 were both originally members of Ozomatli. They have since left the group but both make guest appearances on Ozomatli's latest album, Street Signs. Since their departure Ozomatli have recruited rappers Justin "El Niño" Poree and Jabu and turntablist DJ Spinobi into their ranks.

The current lineup of the band, at the time of the release of Street Signs, is:

Wil-Dog Abers - Bass, background vocals
Raul Pacheco - Guitar, Tres, Jarana, Lead Vocals
Justin Poree - Percussion, Rap Vocals
Asdru Sierra - Trumpet, Lead Vocals, Piano, Acoustic Guitar
Ulises Bella - Saxophone, Clarinet, Requinto Jarocho, Kayboards, Background Vocals
Jiro Yamaguchi - Tabla, Percussion, Background Vocals
Mario Calire - Drums
Sheffer Bruton - Trombone, Background Vocals
DJ Spinobi - Turntables
Jabu - Rap Vocals

Revolutionary music may seem hard to come by in these days and times. Long gone is the era of artists like Bob Marley, The Clash, Stevie Wonder and Patti Smith getting airplay and bringing their messages to the masses. But that doesn't mean that the revolution isn't still brewing in the hearts and minds of many people around the globe.

Meet Mike Love. One of reggae music's rising stars. Born and raised in Oahu, Hawaii to a musical family that spans generations, Mike Love brings a multitude of influences to the table, all tied together by the common goal of making the world a better place.

Which is no mean feat. On his debut album, The Change I'm Seeking, Love harkens the legends of roots reggae in both his lyrics and his sound, but never relies on any one genre to hold him down. Coming from a wealth of influences – he started out playing classical piano as a teenager and later would perform in high school bands that were more akin to the grunge sounds of Soundgarden and Pearl Jam – Mike Love fuses the simple rhythms of classic reggae with the complex changes of the classical and rock music he was first trained on to come up with a style wholly unique to him. Mike is currently wrapping up his second album titled Love Will Find A Way.

But it's his message, his passion, the wisdom behind his words that truly resonate with his fans. "It's always been about the depth," Mike Love explains, "I've never been into music that was shallow. I'm still learning. I'm still learning about where I'm going and where I want to be. All the music is a learning tool to me too. I just make myself open to it. All the messages that come through the music, it's not just coming through me and my wisdom, because I don't think I'm that wise of a person. I don't think I'm some wise elder or anything like that. I just make myself open to the music and it just comes through. To me it's just as much of a teaching for me as it is for anyone who is listening to it and is open to it."

His songs take you on a journey, one of healing and inspiration. One designed to help you on your path to knowledge, wisdom and understanding. On "Permanent Holiday" he takes you on a lyrical quest for freedom, both his and yours. He laments the ills of the world but also discusses solutions and ideas to change them.

Mike Love has shared the stage with artists like Stephen Marley, Don Carlos, Trevor Hall, Nahko & Medicine For The People, John Butler Trio, Groundation, Steel Pulse, Dave Matthews and Jack Johnson.

Revolutionary, Conscious, Music.

Iya Terra

As the genre of Reggae music is continuously evolving, Los Angeles, California, based Iya Terra has found a way to take the messages of traditional Roots-Reggae and seamlessly mash them up in a today version. The young group of musicians have chosen the name Iya Terra, meaning “Higher Ground,” as the launching pad to create positive, conscious music while spreading messages of anti-establishment, simple living, and a healthy lifestyle. Their modern approach to the music, high-energy performances and full sound add a new dimension to traditional Reggae that appeals to an audience of all ages, opening the doors for them to be labeled as one of today’s leaders in the “New Roots” movement.

Lead guitarist and vocalist, Nathan Feinstein and bassist Nick Loporchio, began their musical journey to spread a conscious message to the masses in Los Angeles when inspired by the sounds of the Roots music in South Bay and San Diego. Since then, the band has gone on to add longtime friend, Luis Tovar on keys
in the spring of 2014, while also acquiring drummer, Blake Bartz, in the fall. Most recently, the band completed their current lineup with Nick Sefakis joining on rhythm guitar in March of 2015.

The band’s first recorded release consisted of a 6 song self-titled EP that dropped in the spring of 2014. After receiving a great response and several requests to put out more music, Iya Terra released their first full-length album, “Full Circle,” on April 14th, 2015. Produced and engineered by the award winning, JP Hesser, the 10-song album debuted at #4 on the iTunes Reggae Charts and #12 on the Billboard Reggae Charts. Recorded at Castaway 7 Studios in Ventura, California, “Full Circle” is host to several special guest appearances by some of the hottest rising stars in the modern Reggae scene.

Iya Terra set sail on their first tour in August 2014 with good friends, Ital Vibes. The “Link Up Tour 2014,” proved to be a huge success in the next step of the band’s musical voyage. Following the tour, the band sought out guidance under Rude Entertainment Productions and since then, has shown no signs of slowing down. Iya Terra has been relentlessly playing shows all throughout the Southwest region of the United States while also reaching new areas thanks to generous invites to play several music festivals and joining on multiple tours running along the west coast such as the Kingston City Tour with New Kingston (Brooklyn, NY) and True Press (Monrovia, CA), The Youth Rising Tour with Synrgy (San Diego, CA) and Ital Vibes (Carson, CA), Gonzo with Beyond I Sight (Redondo Beach, CA) and White Glove Service (Fresno, CA), The Movement (Columbia, SC) and most recently a 4 week Rude Entertainment collaboration tour with Arise Roots (Los Angeles, CA) & Ital Vibes (Carson, CA) in summer 2016.

In their brief time together, Iya Terra has also had the honor of sharing the stage with some of today’s biggest Reggae artists, both old and new, such as Barrington Levy, Black Uhuru, Yellow Man, Tarrus Riley, Easy Star All Stars, Alborosie, Ky-Mani Marley, Julian Marley, Marlon Asher, Matisyahu, Common Kings, Proteje, Nahko, Collie Buddz, The Green, Pepper, The Expanders, Arise Roots, House of Shem, Stick Figure, John Browns Body and many more.

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Jungle Man Sam

JungleManSam is a new breed of musician. Be it solo or backed by a full band, JungleManSam’s dynamic sound can be described as a blend of pop, dance, and world music that incorporates elements of Dancehall, Soca, Reggaeton, and Hip Hop. Growing up in the city of Toronto and playing music since early childhood, JungleManSam credits his influences to major recording artists such as Major Lazer, Machel Montano, Sean Paul, and of course the legendary Robert Nesta Marley. Profoundly inspired by his personal adventures throughout Latin America, JMS has crafted a collection of songs that capture both the energy and mystery of the exotic locations he visited during his travels. As a songwriter, JungleManSam strives to inspire a sense of wanderlust, taking his listeners “there” by sharing the cultural flavors of the places he has been, and the stories of the people he meets. Through the power of technology, an open heart, and the grassroots movements that are reclaiming original and authentic music, JMS is a refreshing infusion of passion, soul, pop, and talent that captivates the heart of his audiences.

Zander

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2018 Performing Artist 

Friday March 16th

Rebelution
Triball Seeds / Ozomatli / Easy Star All-Stars
Nattali Rize / Katastro / Resinated / Summer Survivors

Saturday March 17th

Damian "Jr Gong" Marley
Matisyahu / J Boog / Jesse Royal
Mike Love / Iya Terra / Tropidelic / Zander
Jungle Man Sam / Noneed / Bada Skat

Sunday March 18th

SOJA
Nahko & Medicine for the People
Collie Buddz / The Expendables / Raging Fyah
New Kingston / RDGLDGRN / Sidereal / Kash'd Out 


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