Power, or “Amandla,” exists in “every fiber of the living experience,” according to Claude Coleman Jr. (formerly of Ween), who christened his band with the Zulu word. In live format, the psych-soul rocker takes on frontman and guitar duties alongside fellow Ashevilleans Jon Lauterer (drums), Rachel Waterhouse (keys, vocals) and Dave Gilbert (guitar, vocals). In […]
As far back as Asaf Smilan can remember, the Lion of Judah has been present in his life. Growing up in Jerusalem in the 1980s and ’90s, the city’s symbol watched over him, and when he became interested in reggae music and Rastafarian culture around the turn of the century, the lion was there to […]
There have been complaints of a dearth of reggae music in Asheville (Letters, April 30), but Jamaican-born, London-raised and, now, Kingston-based musician Junior Marvin is about to set things right. Marvin has performed with the likes of Stevie Wonder and Bob Marley, contributed to The Wailers’ albums from Exodus on and co-founded The Original Wailers […]
The Rochester, N.Y.-based roots reggae quintet plays Asheville Music Hall on Thursday, April 18. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets to the show.
Hawaiian reggae outfit Natural Vibrations plays Pisgah Brewing on Wednesday, March 13. 9 p.m., $7 in advance/$10 day of show. Aloha, mon.
Biggz General (reggae and hip-hop artist, and son of Bob Marley’s adopted daughter Sharon Prendergast), plays Highland Brewery on Thursday, Jan. 17. RedLyte, ARTIKaL Soundsystem and Marietta’s Palm also perform at the free show.
Spiritual Rez, from Boston, brings a reggae dance party to Pisgah Brewing this week. Xpress will giveaway a pair of tickets to the show.
Held on the Ethiopian New Year, R.A.L.A.K is two-day gathering celebrating ancient Rastafari traditions, music and crafts. Featured musicians include reggae legends Bunny Wailer, Stephen Marley and Damian Marley. Tickets are now on sale.