Anthony B

with Maka Roots and DJ Carlos Culture

Tue Sep 5

Anthony B

with Maka Roots and DJ Carlos Culture

Doors: 8:00 pm
Start: 9:00 pm
Age: Ages 21+ Only

Draped in the rich colours of African cloth, his trademark staff in hand, and his dreadlocks wrapped regally on his head, Anthony B embodies all that it is spiritual and proactive about Reggae music.

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Genre: reggae

Ticket Price: $25 advanced / $27 day of show / $44 reserved seating

Anthony B

Anthony B brings a high energy,
engaging performance style to
fans that relate to his lyrics and
songwriting, both revolutionary
and entertaining. Embodying all
that is topical and compelling about Reggae music, this artist has been steadfast in his
mission to represent the poor and oppressed, using timely lyrics to confront political
injustices and bring the issues of the people to the forefront. In the process, he has
raised the performance standards and lyrical content for the industry, performing
quality lyrics and producing a multifaceted stage show that attracts diverse audiences
from around the globe.

The artist’s live performance is one of reggae’s most
dynamic in its history. Since 1992 Anthony B has
commanded stages with his energetic creative style that
brings the lyrics to life onstage. His shows engage
crowds who sing word for word to the extensive catalog
of songs that began with his hits “Fire Pon Rome” and
“Raid Di Barn” that addressed issues of economic and
social justice in Jamaica. Since that time, Anthony B has
grown into one of reggae music’s top performers
appearing on the world’s most prestigious festival and
Key events throughout the artist’s career have included a
1999 appearance at the Montreux Jazz Festival in
Switzerland. In 2003 and 2004, he was given a King's
welcome in Gambia and Senegal. In 2004, he sold out
shows in Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, Belgium, France,
Italy and Germany. In 2007 he appeared on Roskilde
Festival in Denmark. In 2008 he performed on Reggae
Sumfest in Jamaica. In 2009, 2011 & 2014 he performed
at Summerjam in Germany. In 2012 he performed at
Chiemsee Reggae Summer in Germany. Anthony B has
pioneered as a representative for conscious reggae
music through his performances in New Dehli, India,
Czech Republic, Iceland, Argentina, Venezuela and on
Reunion Island, in the Indian Ocean.

In 2014 & 2015 he appeared
at Rototom festival in Spain. In
August 2016 Anthony B
headlined the 32nd annual
Reggae on the River festival in
Humboldt County California,
closing out the last night of the
event. His last appearance
there was in 2013.
Fans across Europe have
experienced several shows this

Spring 2016 with Anthony B
making stops in Italy, Spain, Switzerland, France, and the Netherlands. Summer has
included a performance at Afrika Karabik Festival in Germany. Anthony B performed
at Ruhr Summer Festival in Germany, Czad Festival in Poland and One Drop Festival
in Austria as part of the European summer 2016 festival season.

In May, 2016 Anthony B performed on the
Gazebo music program on RAI TV in Italy, as the
third Jamaican reggae artist ever to appear on a
national broadcast, Bob Marley and Peter Tosh
both appeared on separate occasions.

His heavy touring schedule has not slowed
Anthony B's stream of releases with 30 albums to
date and over 1000 singles and guest
appearances on over 100 albums in the last 15
years. Beginning in 2008 he released albums
under his own Born Fire Music label imprint. As
for co-signs with other artists, Anthony B has
collaborated with Bone Crusher, Akon, Wyclef
Jean, Snoop Dogg and more. His most recent
single “Best Of The Best” featured a collaboration
with Capleton and Sizzla that included a playful
animated video of the three artists released in June
2016. The song was included on Anthony B’s most
recent album TEARS OF LUV released in October
2015 on Born Fire Music.

Anthony B's musical journey
started in the church, back when
he was still known as Keith
Anthony Blair in Clark's Town in
the parish of Trelawny. In this part
of rural Jamaica, Anthony B was
immersed in the thunderous chants
and rhythms of Revivalism and the
Seventh Day Adventist church
where he honed his vocal style.

In his formative years, the artist is also inspired by the music of Otis Redding and the
incomparable Peter Tosh. When Anthony B left his home town and set out to make his
fateful mark on Kingston's music scene in 1992, he rebuked the trend of girl and gun
lyrics popular at that time and remained faithful to words of spiritual consciousness
and social conviction, a tendency he has never strayed from throughout his career.
Anthony B's rich vocals and audacious lyrics carry consistency and substance which
are both rare in an industry affected by trends towards the extreme in its content.

Internationally his fanbase has grown due to his engaging stage presence and the
universal concerns of suffering and salvation in his lyrical delivery. As the artist
explains "The greatest thing about reggae music is that it's about concepts and ideas,
you are speaking to people on issues they live and can relate to." Recording and
performing live continue Anthony B’s legacy as he proves himself to be one of
Reggae's most prolific and engaging artists, an electrifying performer whose music
engages the public’s social conscience.

Maka Roots

Maka Roots is a veteran in Reggae music, both as a singer and as a keyboardist. Respect and Love in all aspects. Standing firm and true to the Roots. Who feels it, knows it. Live it. This is Conscious Roots and Livity. Sanctified. Edified. Heartical music with a message and purpose. To open the ears and uplift the mind. To move the hearts and lift the spirits. Reggae Music. Jah Music. Live and Direct. Refreshing, positive and upful. A high energy experience. Feel the Vibes.

Veteran musician, singer and songwriter, Maka, began his musical journey in 1985, after the profound affect reggae music and its spiritual message had on him. Since then, Maka has been performing in Reggae bands in California and Hawaii. In that time he has shared crucial experiences with the vast reggae family and numerous Bredrin and Sistren of Rastafari. Experiences that include countless performances, long road trips and outer island gigs and highlighted by sharing the stage with a long list of international reggae artists and backing some as well. Maka is a founding member, keyboardist/vocalist of Hawaii's once top reggae bands, The Heartical Crew, a band whose roots sound influenced many of today’s popular Hawaiian reggae bands. After many years of directing all aspects of the music business, he focused on his personal musical path, stepping from the keyboards and up to the microphone as a conscious roots vocalist. In 2006, Maka released his debut CD ‘I Sight’. Like all the great roots reggae singers and players of instruments that influenced him, Maka is equally serious about his faith, Livity, and music. He continues doing Jah Works performing and recording as a vocalist and accompanying other reggae artists on keyboards. He is livicated to his mission as a singer, as player of instrument and as a messenger. Through years of reasoning with Elders of Ras Tafari, he realized it was truly a divine force guiding his path, as he strives to live his life as his Elders, with humility and love. Experience, wisdom and an unwavering sense of purpose are the strength and the spirit driving the music and message. The music that he loves and performs is a Blessed Music, born in Jamaica and brought to the four corners of the Earth. Iniversal Music in Praises of the Most High, Jah Rastafari. HIM Haile Selassie I. Righteousness through Livity, Love and Jah Music.

DJ Carlos Culture

He was born In Colombia, South America and moved to Dayton, Ohio at the age of seven. He started djing in clubs in 1991 and has not stopped ever since. With almost 2 decades in the business he is a well experience selector. His favorite music to spin is cultural reggae, but says “I love dancehall music too”. He has been the resident DJ at the WorldBeat Center since 1996.

It all really took off when he went on a vacation to Jamaica in 1988. It was on this trip that he knew that playing reggae music would be become a major part of his life. He remembers “The music pumping out of the speakers was so infectious, I’ve been hooked ever since”. Later, in California, Carlos started Djing in Ocean Beach where he played between sets for bands like Common Sense, Shiloh band, and Zionic. He still plays in OB. He also was an on air jock on 91X with his mentor Makeda Dread alongside Dangerous Dareka. This crew was together for 7 years doing live radio on Sunday nights on Reggae Makossa.

Performing live is what he like best. He has selected for Tippa Irie and Eek-A-Mouse singing on sound system, played at House of Blues for a New Years Party with Slightly Stoopid, He and Makeda were the first reggae DJs ever to perform in Peru and a spring break week in Cabo San Lucas with 91X and Z90 are his most memorable shows. Besides playing national reggae festivals he cites those as his greatest experiences. All in all Carlos Culture “knows the ting” and will be spinning the best in reggae and dancehall music!

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