"Inner Visions" will be at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA on Friday, April 4th, 2008. Show starts at 9:30pm. Showline: (510) 525-5054 – Tickets: $12.00 general and $10.00 for student w/valid id. It will be an all ages show.
"Inner Visions" will be performing a Bay Area tribute to the legacy of one of reggae’s most influential artist’s, MIKEY DREAD, the original "Dread at the Controls". He was a maverick broadcaster who introduced underground reggae to mainstream radio in the late 1970’s through his Dread at the Controls radio program and was a crucial figure during the punk period when fans and musicians alike began to embrace reggae music of kindred revolutionary spirit. He passed away on Saturday, March 15, 2008 at home with his family and loved ones by his side. He is survived by his wife Monika and six children, including his newest born son, Zylen Jahlight Campbell.
"Inner Visions" hails from St. John, in the US Virgin Islands and offers a very unique sound. With over twenty-five years of experience in the field of reggae music you’d probably ask yourself why you haven’t heard of them before now. St. John is a tourist magnet in the Northeastern Caribbean and work was never a problem. When they’re home, Inner Visions would be a major highlight for the island. Although Soca and Calypso music is the dominant art form, no stay was complete without an Inner Visions performance.
People told them over and over again that if they traveled they would blow up and become a household name! It was not until 2001 that the band heeded the call and did its first official State side tour. It soon became evident to new fans that this band had something that had been missing in the field for years. Today they have a mystical mix of the young and the mature performing together to bring you a sound that touches people of all ages. The band is now joined by "Grasshopper’s" two sons who have driven the band to heights previously unheard of. Their sound is a cultural journey through the musical influences of yester-year! The band has been influenced by many well-known reggae artists. Burning Spear, Culture, Steel Pulse, Aswad, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Jacob Miller, Dennis Brown, Beres Hammond (Today) and w/Zap Pow. Third World, Inner Circle, Freddie McGreggor, Ernie Smith, Jimmy Cliff, Chalice, and oh so many more helped shape the sound the band has today.
Inner Visions is an Independent organization. It boasts two strong lead vocalists and a three part harmony that will soothe the savage beast in anyone. They do their own productions and spend quite a bit to ensure that they give their fans the best quality recordings possible.
They have traveled extensively now including Europe last summer 2007, and cry has been the same. "Where were you guys all this time? You are the Virgin Islands best kept secret!" Well, they aren’t a secret anymore!!! So get ready to be "Innergized "!!
Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center
1317 San Pablo Ave. at Gilman Berkeley, CA 94702
| Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center
510-525-5099 ext. 4#