Official 420 On The Block After Party
Protoje w/ Nattali Rize, Gracie Bassie - Official 420 On The Block After Party
2637 Welton Street
Denver, CO, 80205
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 8:15 PM (event ends at 12:30 AM)
This event is 16 and over
There is an exciting resurgence of conscious, organic music in Jamaica and industry experts and fans alike agree that Protoje is among those at the forefront of the movement known as the ‘Reggae Revival.’ Leading the militant band - The Indiggnation - the powerful songwriter and philosophical thinker articulates the righteous anger of an emerging generation. Protoje reports for duty,
re-establishing the standard for the decaying art of socially responsible, mentally stimulating lyricism.
Referring to Protoje’s debut album, The Seven Year Itch, David Rodigan declared that he was “particularly impressed with the album,” which he thought was “very refreshing.” Rasta Love featuring Ky-Mani Marley was the first international hit, which has accrued over 30 million Youtube views.
Two years after the proverbial itch was scratched, Protoje unveiled his sophomore album called 'The 8 Year Affair' in February 2013. Within a week of its release, the Billboard-affiliated ‘Next Big Sound’ chart listed Protoje at #4. According to the official website, ‘Next Big Sound’ measures “the fastest accelerating artists across all major social music sites, statistically predicted to achieve future success.”
'The 8 Year Affair' also charted in the top 5 on the iTunes Reggae charts in the USA, UK, France, Germany, Spain and Switzerland.
His third studio album, 'Ancient Future', hit number one on the Reggae Billboard charts in March 2015. Protoje was undoubtedly named as one of BBC 1xtra Hot for 2015 Artistes, one of his major achievements for the year. Protoje gave his fans a free project, 'Royalty Free, Side B' in June 2016 on his birthday as a gift to his fans, who he describes as his ‘nation’, which is available for download on his website.
Protoje has toured extensively since 2010, gaining recognition every step of the way and admiration for his disciplined approach to his music career. Major performances include the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival in California, Coachella in California, Summerjam and Reggae Ruhr (which he headlined) in Germany and other festivals across Europe.
Protoje and The Indiggnation are coming to your nation, on a mission to bring Roots Rock Reggae’s message of uplifting consciousness to the world.
NATTALI RIZE – Ask her where she comes from, she'll tell you "All Directions". In line with her philosophy she claims not to belong to any nation state but to the ever evolving community of conscious thinkers and creators anywhere & everywhere. Of mixed global heritage, with dominant Native American and Samoan roots, Nattali Rize is known around the world for her work fronting epic roots band Blue King Brown as well as for her unwavering commitment to using her voice and music for the global struggle toward the realization of Full Freedom and the movement of Truth and Justice over the systemic exploitation of the people and our planet.
The ever evolving and dynamic front woman now leads out fresh as a solo artist, with a heavy Reggae influence she describes her music as World Beat. Lyrical. New Era. Whether it be performing solo, unplugged, accapella or fronting an electric band, she is Known for her high energy live performances. This highly anticipated new solo project dives into the next evolution of this multi-dimensional Heartist…
"Nattali is a bright light in the world with a vision that extends beyond the stage." – Michael Franti (Spearhead)
After spending most of 2014 living, writing and recording, in Kingston Jamaica, 2015 will see Nattali Rize drop some heavy hitting tracks. Including a deep live and studio collaborative project with cutting edge Jamaican live band and production crew NOTIS.
The NATTALI RIZE & NOTIS project has evolved into something truly special, and will be launching into the live arena in June 2015 with a string of US Festivals on the cards.
"Working with Nattali is fluid and natural. The connection was there from the first track, then to see her move to Jamaica and show us how passionate and strong her commitment is to the movement was inspiring. We've brought two cultures together to create one, naturally this has created something exciting and fresh.. Notis loves to be part of fresh innovation.. is a good vibe this, we look forward to sharing it with the world." – Wayne 'Unga Barunga' Thompson, of NOTIS.
Keep an ear to the ground for epic collaborations with Kabaka Pyramid, Jesse Royal, Third World & Julian Marley to name a few…!!!
"One of the nation's most refreshing voices"
– Rolling Stone.
Getting her start in her hometown of Durango, Colorado, Gracie Bassie has long been moved by the reggae culture and music by surrounding herself with inspiring influences that have helped her to become the confident yet humble musician/artist she is today. In 2008, Gracie bought her first bass guitar and was taught how to play her bass like a real "rootswoman" with guidance of Jamaican producer Lincoln Jarrett. From there she formed A-DUB-ROCK Band, opening up for acts such as The Mighty Diamonds and Sister Carol. Soon after she was performing at Reggae on the River with Marlon Asher and recieved a call from musical idol Anthony B, asking her to join his band in Kingston, Jamaica whom she toured with until later residing in Kingston and playing with Earl "Chinna" Smith's "Inna di Yaad" band, backing Max Romeo and his children, alongside Leroy "Horsemouth" drummer from the famous Jamaican movie "Rockers" and many other talented musicians and artistes. As much as she loved to play bass, she loved even more to sing while playing bass, landing her gigs in Kingston and beyond. These experiences have helped her to cultivate a talent that is an undeniable and powerful force which cannot be ignored. Gracie's sound is a perfectly-blended mix consisting of classic old school dub tributes and her own original soon-to-be released songs with a few surprises thrown in for your listening pleasure.
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