Perfect Giddimani, Lambsbread, Dubtonic Aug 9
A Great Musical showcase of the reggae styles, all the way from roots to dancehall, from Jamaica to Hawaii.
One of the most motivated, intriguing and outspoken voices in todays Reggae / Dancehall world: Greg Rose a.k.a. Perfect Giddimani, is a musical alchemist of tremendous power. Greg grew up in the cool hills of Bamboo,, Jamaica, where he was exposed to various genres of music, and spent many evenings listening to and singing his favorite songs. His father owned several boxes, giving him exposure to the rhythms of Jamaica.
At age 9, he was already entertaining at his school. This stardom exploded as he entered York Castle High when he performed regularly at the schools fetes and concerts. Thereafter, he was branded Mr. Perfect.
Determined to break into mainstream recording, Perfect did a few self-produced recordings on his own label Chalice Palace Muzik. Building on that successful effort, he recorded Sweet and Black, which blended classical and refreshingly new soul reaching messages with songs like Empress Mi Love and Turn Him Down. In 2004 he recorded the smash hit Hand Cart Bwoy, which brought him international success, followed by a slew of hits on the album Giddimani.
Perfect has gone on to release over 700 singles and eight albums over the course of his fertile career. Perfect has scored #1 tunes in Jamaica, Germany, Sweden, and France. He is a reggae dynamo, well seasoned by performances around the world. His stage show is energetic and highly entertaining. At this headlining show, Perfect Giddimani will be backed up by the Lambsbread band.
The LAMBSBREAD family band began in 2003 on the mystical island of Kauai, in Hawaii. When power couple Kaya and Nadia first met, they knew they had a long life of musical happiness ahead of them. Their roots Reggae style was very rare at the time in Hawaii but the positive message of love and unity was very appealing to all that heard it.
The journey was quite an interesting one as they toured the West Coast of the United States and connected with some of the big players in the Reggae scene. Once some of The Lambsbreads music hit all the way on the island of Jamaica, they knew they had something truly special.
The couple continued to work hard bouncing from the islands to the mainland in pursuit musical opportunities. During this time they also started a family consisting of 4 well-loved children that were always exposed to the positivity and good vibes of the Reggae scene. As time progressed a new band was built. Two of the children joined The Lambsbread to truly create a family band. Hawaiis youngest professional reggae musicians, 19-year-old Samuel Levi is on drums with his 15 year-old brother Jacob Selassie on the keyboards. The sound is serious roots with a message of upliftment for the people of the world, which is created and expressed as divine love for Rastafari.
Unleashing heavy baselines, one drops, psychedelic guitar riffs, echoing keyboards, popping percussion and conscious lyrics with an innate Caribbean cool, is the new breed of Jamaican music called DubTonic Kru. Like their style of music, Dubtonic is a mixture of two words DUB, relating to the heavy drum and bass aspect of reggae music and TONIC, referring to medicine. The eclectic blend of music and musicians are certainly medicine to ones soul and after listening you simply just want more of this tonic.
Its then no surprise, the level of positive energy that is shared through music between Dubtonic Kru and their listeners everywhere they perform.
Their versatility and capability in being able to serve the right dosage to their varying audiences was the edge they had over their counterparts when they were voted BEST NEW BAND IN THE WORLD 2010 2011 at the Global Battle of the Bands World Finals in Malyasia, February 2011. After a fierce musical showdown of different genres that involved national finalists from numerous countries, the Executive Judges made the unanimous decision that awarded Dubtonic Kru top honours.
Founding members of Dubtonic Kru, Jubba and Stone, a dynamic Drum & Bass duo, who over the years contributed to the development of modern Roots Reggae, with their unique sound and approach that intertwines Jubbas mesmerizing Reggae/Jazz Fusion drumming with Stones groovy, yet pulsating bass lines. The Duo has gained about two decades of experience from touring and or recording with the likes of Max Romeo, U-Roy, Burning Spear, The Mighty Diamonds as well as modern day artistes such as Bushman, Junior Kelly, Richie Spice and Lutan Fyah.
With the addition of longtime friend and versatile guitarist Jallanzo, who added his strong vocal ability and the young, talented Luke Dixon on work stations, Dubtonic Kru became a more complete music machine.
In 2010 they were also honoured by the United States House of Representatives and was presented with a Congressional Proclamation by Congress woman Yvette Clarke for their contributions through music to varying communities. The same year, they were awarded the Simba Award by CPR (Coalition to preserve Reggae Music). Certainly, their successes have given rise to a resurgence of bands on the local scene in Jamaica and they were once again honoured with the Jamaica Stars Peoples Choice Award for Band of the Year.
The Kru have shared their medicine with Seattle-area audiences through a few times over the years.. They are dedicated and poised to raising the bar and keeping live reggae music performance interestingly spontaneous! Stick around for the ride. Dubtonic Kru open this special reggae music showcase in Seattle for Culture Yard Productionss #CultureFriday series at Rumba Notes
Come enjoy the best reggae money can buy : live international and hear for all !
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