(Washington, DC) – Washington, DC is teeming with a rich history of culture and music and there still exist those venues that brought that magic to life. In 1962 Ramsey Lewis recorded "The Ramsey Lewis Trio at the Bohemian Caverns" and later won a Grammy for his recording "The In Crowd" recorded on the LP "The In Crowd, Live at the Bohemian Caverns." The Cave’s reputation was further built by immortals like Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Billy Holiday, Sarah Vaughn, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Shirley Horn, John Coltrane, Wynton Marsalis, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus and even Bill Cosby. In recent months and under new ownership, it has expanded it’s music showcase to include the full diversity of the African Diaspora which has greatly influenced our lives.
Tomorrow evening, Monday, July 24th, "The Cave" will feature Bambu Station Roots Band from St. Croix, Virgin Islands and Fasimbas Deep Roots Sound in what will be a collaboration of intense positive energy.
Prior to their departure on their 4 country European Tour on August 2nd, the
Virgin Island’s own Bambu Station will highlight the evening’s activities showcasing songs from their new album "Break The Soil" which will be released on July 28, 2006 on Mt. Nebo Records. Recently headlining the Washington Post’s "Summer Concert Series Reggae Night," Bambu Station has been cited as one of the most "unbelievable" groups in music today due to their emotional, relative and gripping live performances.While their previous albums "Talkin’ Roots I"and "Talkin Roots II" and "One Day" have all garnered awards in the industry, the band continues their credible representation of the stinging issues still facing their people and communities. Many audiences, writers and fellow musicians alike gather to support and celebrate with this band, but Monday, July 24th will be extra special.
Joining Bambu Station will be Fasimbas Deep Roots Sound currently based in Baltimore and spearheaded by DJ Ceska of Mali/Nigeria. One set of DJ Ceska’s selections will easily transform any listener to the dual-mind of a roots lover; revolutionary and meditative. DJ Ceska’s efforts to provide a positive environment through music also supplements his activism in fighting for and raising awareness about the medical needs on the African continent. DJ Ceska works with the
African Diaspora Medical Project (http://www.admproject.org), a Project that not only raises awareness, but also offers viable solutions for persons to get involved. Further information will be available at the showcase.
The show starts at 9pm sharp and will be spirited. If the past is any indication,
The Cave’s reputation is about to grow.
Monday, July 24th
Bohemian Cavern (www.bohemiancavern.com)
2001 11th Street, NW
Washington, DC, USA
Showtime: 9pm Sharp
Other Bambu Station Dates:
Mon., July 24th – Washington, DC @ Bohemian Cavern
Sat., Jul 29th – Rise Up Vermont Roots Festival @ Bundy Center, Warren, VT (feat. Lady Passion, Iba, Batch, Bambu Station, Ijah Menelik, Ras Attitude & more)
Sun., July 30 – Boston, MA @ Bill’s Bar w/Ras Iba & Sister Joyce
Fri., August 4 – Bagnols sur Ceze, France @ Ja Sound Reggae Festival
Sat., August 12th – Hoogstraten, Belgium @ Antilliaanse Feesten Festival
Tue., August 15th – Amsterdam, Holland @ Bitterzoet
Wed., August 16th – Het Paard, Den Haag, NL
Thu., August 17 – Rotterdam, Holland @ Nighttown
Fri., August 18th – Dordrecht, Holland @ Popcentral Center
Sat., August 19th – Amersfoort, Holland @ Dias Latinos Festival
Sun., August 20th – Rotterdam, Holland, TBA
Wed., August 23rd – Bocholt, Germany @ Der Alte Molkerei
Thu., August 24th – Armhem, NL @ Kuulturhuis Bosch
Fri., August 25th – Chiemsee Reggae Festival, Germany
Sat., August 26th – Hamm Germany @ Reggae Summer Night
Sun., August 27th – Einhoven, Holland @ Dynamo Jah Jah People
Dates for Fall U.S. East Coast Tour now being accepted! West Coast December dates are almost complete. For more information, call Hector 678-887-1912.
by Ez Benjamin 202-321-2263 / firstname.lastname@example.org