Hailing from Jamaica, Ras Midas, a reggae sensation that has graced stages across the world for thirty years, distinguishing himself by consistently delivering high-energy performances, positive lyrics and music for the entire family, Ras Midas draws his inspiration and themes from daily life and his messages hit everything from international and political issues to love and respect for all.
As a solo artist, Ras Midas’ first international hit, “Kude -A- Bamba”, was recorded in English and Swahili for Island Records and sold a half million copies worldwide. As the first Jamaican artist to record reggae in French, Ras Midas’ “Rastaman in Exile” earned him and “Album of the Year” award and rave reviews from such music publications such as Paris’ “Rock & Folk”, who said that Ras Midas’ music is, “a new, unique, clear, perfect, crystal sound, interwoven to challenge fashions and times.” Rise up and let you body and soul move to the rhythms and social consciousness of Ras Midas!
Hail up reggae massive! You might be wondering what’s up with Ras Midas these days… he just wanted to let you all know that he’s in the studio mastering and putting the final touches on his ninth solo album soon to be released this coming summer. Please stay tuned – it’s going to be a musical revolution from Ras Midas.
Check out Ras Midas’ recently launched website – www.rasmidas.com for an in-depth look at the mind and music of a true original who helped define the history of roots reggae. Peruse the great photos of Ras Midas’ travels to Africa and beyond, and some recent video samples of his stirring live performances!
The Root Awakening band from the San Francisco Bay Area has provided musical accompaniment for Ken Boothe, the Congos, Tippa Irie and many other international reggae artists. Not content to be one of the most accomplished backing ensembles on the West Coast, Root Awakening is a self-contained band specializing in the seminal music of Jamaican rocksteady and roots reggae, featuring the irresistible rhythms, arrangements and harmonies that inspired a global phenomenon. Their award-winning original songs also carry that same classic vibe. For the last decade, as more and more fans are discovering, this hardworking crew has earned its place among the best reggae bands in the nation. Root Awakening’s classic sound is now even better with the addition of dj/toaster/keyboardist S. Robinson, who throws down conscious, fiery lyrics in dancehall and old-skool stylee.
Saturday, April 22
International Roots Reggae Recording Artist
Plus special guest Root Awakening
Moe’s Alley – 1535 Commercial Way Santa Cruz
$12.00 advance / $14.00 door
For more show info call 831-479-1854 or go to www.moesalley.com
For press inquires, contact Amy Shapas of So You Can at 831-479-0711 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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