88.5 KGNU, Boulder Weekly & Terrapin Care Station Present
Selasee & The Fafa Family
1135 13th St
Boulder, CO, 80302
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 8:30 PM
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
The legendary Wailers band returns to bring its revolutionary sound to fans around the world. Steered by famed bassist and founder Aston “Familyman” Barrett, and joined in solidarity with original Wailers’ guitarists Julian Junior Marvin and Donald Kinsey, The Wailers continue to create musical history.
From 1973 to 1980, Bob Marley & The Wailers recorded, toured and performed before millions of fans worldwide. Since 1981, Familyman and Junior Marvin have carried on the mission to “keep The Wailers together,” just as Bob requested, affirming: “By doing that, you keep me alive through the music.”
In tribute to the late co-founder and drummer Carlton “Carly” Barrett, The Wailers present Aston Barrett, Jr. on drums. It’s startling how this young powerhouse delivers with his uncle’s unique and inspiring landmark style. Lead singer Joshua David Barrett is a Rastaman by lifestyle and culture. Josh impeccably delivers Bob’s powerful message of Jah love and unity through his engaging performance and interaction with the audience.
Adding to the exciting stage show are singers Shema McGregor, daughter of I Three Judy Mowatt, and Hassanah, a multi-cultural powerhouse vocalist and dancer. Veteran Owen “Dreadie” Reid on guitar & bass is a past student of Familyman, while super-charged performer Javaughn Bond rocks on three keyboards. Live audio engineer Dennis Thompson, the man responsible for The Wailers sound in stadiums, clubs, and studios throughout the ‘70s will make special appearances as schedules permit.
There are more than 100 million Bob Marley & The Wailers recordings sold worldwide, including 1977’s Exodus, anointed Best Album of the Century in 1999 by Time Magazine, and “One Love,” named Song of the Millennium that same year by BBC. Spin Magazine listed Bob Marley & The Wailers at #4 of the “50 Greatest Bands of All Times,” while The New York Times named Bob Marley the most significant musician of the 20th century. These accolades were made possible by the creative, timeless, and distinctive music, lyrics and production of these incomparable Wailers musicians.
Selasee & The Fafa Family
Selasee grew up exposed to the colorful and energetic sounds of Highlife Music in Ghana. With this exposure Selasee created his own style—a unique blend of Reggae, West African Highlife and American Pop music. Threading together English and Ghanaian lyrics for a bright and captivating sound.
In 2000, Selasee immigrated to the US to pursue his music career and formed ‘Selasee & The Fafa Family”, a world/ reggae music band in 2006. Selasee has since collaborated with other musicians like Aston Family man Barrett, the original bassist for Bob Marley and the Wailers and other reggae stars like Anthony B.
On the touring circuit, Selasee has shared the stage with reggae legends like Steel Pulse, The Wailers, Third World, The Mighty Diamonds, Don Carlos, Barrington Levy, King Yellowman, The Melodians, Taurus Riley,Beenie Man, Black Uhuru, Julian Marley and Anthony B. Selasee is currently getting ready to releasing his 4th album in summer 2018 2018.
In his own words — “Humility is power!”
$25.00 - $28.00
Ages 15+ without a parent
All tickets are non-exchangeable and non-refundable following purchase
Listed price does not include tax and service charge
Price is the same online, over the phone, or in the Box Office.
All tickets are General Admission (GA) with limited seating available. If you require accessible seating or other accommodations, please purchase your GA tickets and reach out to Lee@z2ent.com to help us make your visit as enjoyable as possible.
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