Gypsy Sally's Presents
Burn Down Babylon Summer Showcase Event w/ Nkula & Shamans of Sound
3401 K Street NW
Washington, DC, 20007
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
A heartical drum beat combined with deep bass grooves and a sweet skank guide Nkula’s listeners to that special place that only reggae lovers know and adore. But it is the bands lyrical message of peace, love, and unity that brings true meaning to Nkula’s music and the reggae adage “Word, Sound, & Power.”
Nkula is led by “Ras Abel” Mekonnen who hails from Ethiopia, and brings more than 20 years of professional music experience to the group. To complement their original sound, the band also pays tribute to a select group of foundational artists including Garnett Silk, the Congos, the Roots Raddics, and Bob Marley & the Wailers.
Shamans of Sound
Shamans were once found in all cultures and communities around the world, and these spiritual healers provided guidance to the people, helping them navigate the twists and turns of life, death and culture. Coming straight from the heart of Babylon itself in Washington, D.C. the Shamans of Sound are a talented group of musicians who have joined together to create sonic alchemy with conscious, groove oriented riddims. The Shamans of Sound are united together in a common purpose; healing of the nation through their spiritual, mind altering sounds and vibrations.
A new project, the band members are all veterans of the DC scene, hailing from other bands such as Nappy Riddem, Incwell, Dub City Renegades, Awthentik, Feel Free and Tropik Sol. A few band members have deep local roots, while others grew up in far flung places like Germany, Philippines, Italy and Russia. Their diversity is their strength as they bring a variety of experiences and influences to the table, ranging from reggae and dub to hip-hop, r&b and dancehall. Its their shared love of reggae which brings everyone together with the goal of making the world a better place with conscious, uplifting music. In addition to all of the talented musicians in the band, The Shamans of Sound will feature a variety of vocalists to rock the mic on their original riddims.
Not just another reggae band, the best way to experience the Shamans of Sound is live in concert, which is always exciting as the group is not afraid to experiment and incorporate new elements into their sound. This is just the opening salvo from The Shamans of Sound, they have surprises and songs in store coming soon. Their music is like life, with its different facets, hitting you with lyrics that are conscious, that are tragic, but also full of joy and humor. The Shamans of Sound have arrived and they are ready to stimulate the mind, soothe the soul and relax the body….
The Shamans of Sound self-titled debut single is coming out just in time for Summer, and these are the vibes you want wafting through the air as you chill in your hammock...
Since their 2011 start at Skidmore College, Los Elk has quickly evolved into one of Boston's premier Indie Rock bands, making waves as the city’s newest must-see act.
Mixing Indie-Rock with flares of Funk and RnB, Los Elk’s razor sharp sound and high energy performance drew attention, and it wasn’t long before they were playing packed bills along the east coast. The band’s fresh approach to songwriting, which brings musical edge to creative pop numbers, has even landed them in Spotify’s U.S Viral 50 chart. From sold out clubs and festival appearances, to backyard acoustic gigs in the heart of Boston, Los Elk is a dynamic four piece that can currently be found tearing up the scene with their motley crew of die hard fans and friends.
Advance $12/ Day of Show $14+ fees
Advance $12/ Day of Show $14+ fees