BERKLEE BOB MARLEY ENSEMBLE: The Ensemble’s 15 singers and instrumentalists came from around the world to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston. In a lecture-demonstration format, instructor Matt Jenson has rigorously coached the ensemble as they prepare for professional level performances. Students have learned the discipline of playing reggae music in a large ensemble where the emphasis is on working together.
EQUALITES: Are a staple in the pioneer valley reggae scene, the band has been performing in the region for over 25 years!
In that time the band has had many different steady members, and the current incarnation has been together for 5 years and has a sound that moves people to the dance floor and more.
THE PANGEANS: A group of seven musicians performing Latin Jazz, Samba, Calypso, Soca, Reggae, Funk and Afro-Beat. The group performs original compositions based on traditional rhythms as well as compositions by Abdullah Ibrahim (Dollar Brand), Herbie Hancock, Fela Kuti and others. If you like to dance and/or listen to World Music, you'll love THE PANGEANS!
LOOSE CABOOSE: Nearly 4 decades of great reggae music. They recorded their first cd in the Trenchtown section of Kingston, Jamaica. Check out the Myspace Page.
REBELLE: ReBelle plays all original music, sung in four different languages, English, Wolof, Creole and French. ReBelle plays Roots reggae music, and its powerhouse vocalists chant meditations on liberation while the band propels roots reggae soul. The band’s mystical mix of pulsing tribal rhythms, reggae horns, guitar and tight harmonies is internationally acclaimed.
ADDIS REVOLUTION: With a head full of dreads and sweet melodies, Addis promotes peace in his music. This self proclaimed singer, songwriter and entertainer, he has carved out his place as a top dog in representing the music of the US Virgin Islands.
1 BAND INTERNATIONAL : featuring the music of Iyah Phanso and Owen Irie with a talented and energetic cast of musicians/singers who came together to deliver conscious lyrics. This fusion of distinctive talent brings over fifty years of combined experience to the music industry.