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RAS MIDAS at Ashkenaz Jan. 13th

Posted by Barbara Buchanan 
RAS MIDAS at Ashkenaz Jan. 13th
January 02, 2006 12:24AM

Friday, January 13
Ashkenaz Community Center presents a celebration for Martin Luther Kings birthday featuring
International Roots Reggae Recording Artist
Plus special guest Root Awakening

Ashkenaz Community Center – 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley
Doors 8:00pm/Show 9pm
All Ages!

Join international roots reggae recording artist, Ras Midas with special guests, Root Awakening for a full night of politically conscious reggae to celebrate Martin Luther King’s birthday at the Ashkenaz on Friday, January 13 at 9pm.

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!

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.

For more show information please contact the Ashkenaz at 510-525-5054 or www.ashkenaz.com

For press inquires, contact Amy Shapas of So You Can at 831-479-0711 or amy@soyoucan.com

Let Jah Love Shine Every Time
Re: RAS MIDAS at Ashkenaz Jan. 13th
January 02, 2006 08:58PM
Some local color...

...and don't forget to check the very nice brand-new website designed by Daniel Frankston of Ireggae.com:

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