Lift up Seattle! This is a calling. To all children at heart, young and old, big and small. On this day the 21st of April, 2013 there will be held a gathering. A session to give thanks and praises and to commune with one another in the presence of I.
The night will include performances by the almighty roots reggae band Midnite of St. Croix, along with supporting artists KRSNA Band and Blessed Coast Sound System!
For those that have not yet had the pleasure of knowing personally the music of Midnite, this is an invitation to invest. An invitation to adjust your I, to tune in through heart and head, and to improve our unified overstanding. The band which are led by brothers Ron and Vaughn Benjamin have been performing and spreading the positive message since their birth in 1997. With over 40 published recordings with many different labels, and many many praises and recognitions from across the globe, Midnite is one of the premier roots reggae bands of our time. This will be a performance to be remembered.
Get tickets for the show at Neumo’s here!
Be sure to pick up the latest release from Midnite entitled, Children of Jah Dubs. It will be available digitally and on CD this month, just in time for the show. Get your copy pre ordered here.
…time is not counted from daylight, but from midnite
Here are some tunes to get things moving.
Until time, we hold love in our hearts and smiles in our faces.
Thanks and praises to everyone whose beautiful energy has gone into the production of this event. We would like to extend special thanks to Ises Productions, Rebel Lion Music, Higher Reasoning Reggae Time, and Neumo’s.
From the first time hearing their Strength of My Life album when I was 13 years old, I was entranced with the music of Israel Vibration. One of the many captivating reggae acts of our time, Israel Vibration is a true testament to the power of love and devotion to spirit, song and righteous living. Jamaican in origin, Cecil Spence (Skelly) and Lascelle Bulgin (Wiss) met as youths in a wellness center where each of them were suffering from polio. They found strength in their interactions with each other which furthered their dedication to music, spirituality and the hope of a better future.
After years of recording and touring the world, the pair is still going strong. Tonight, in partnership with Culture Yard Productions and Neumos, Israel Vibration will grace Seattle with their ever flowing positive vibes. If you love reggae music, you already knew about this and you have a ticket. If you knew nothing of this until now, this is for you: Israel Vibration is real roots reggae. This is no joke. Do yourself a favor and check it out.
Blessings and praises to the Most High.
See you there!
To kick off February this year, the world famous Gem & Jam festival will be taking place for it’s 7th year, in Tucson, Arizona. Featuring music from Michal Menert, Nit Grit, Vibesquad, Random Rab, and Polish Ambassador, and live painting from Alex Grey, Allyson Grey, Oliver Vernon, Damon Sole, and Des10, this is going to be a very rare exhibition of music, art, creativity, diversity, and acceptance of everything amazing.
Gem & Jam will be taking place February 7-9th, which, incredibly, is right before the 59th Annual Tucson Gem and Mineral Show…aka…the largest gem show in the United States. With almost half a million in town for both events, you should probably just take a week and a half off for this adventure…
Ohio Bird – By Alex Grey
Cannabaccus – By Alex Grey
Secret Writing Magic – By Allyson Grey
Requiem For A Dream – Oliver Vernon
Collaboration Mural between Damon Soule and Oliver Vernon – Flagstaff, AZ
Pipe Dreams – Des10
Max Powa, Prince Alla, and Seanie T came out with an incredible song entitled Great Stone this past summer via Powa Cuts. With the song already having a very rootsy, minimal, dubstep feel to it, I thought it would only be a matter of time before some remixes would pop up. Sure enough, a few months later, Truth got a hold of the record and took the production to a whole new level with their epically deep and dark remix. This was available on vinyl for a short amount of time, consider yourself lucky if you can still find it! Enjoy this massive remix from Truth and an incredible original from Max Powa, Prince Alla, and Seanie T.