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Roland & The Roots Riddim, Micah Shalom & The Babylonians & Kupira Marimba
December 5, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
Africa Night presents:
Kupira Marimba kicks off their Monthly residency at Sahara! The best dance party in town!
8pm-9:30pm Kupira Marimba
High-energy Zimbabwean Dance music!
9pm-10pm Micah Shalom & The Babylonians
Roots Reggae, Ska, Afro-Beat
12am Roland & The Roots Riddem
Reggae, World / West African /
Kupira Marimba plays high-energy African music.
Micah Shalom & The Babylonians plays a mix of Traditional Ska, Roots Reggae, Rocksteady, and Afro-Beat grooves. Lead by a full horn section, with occasional vocals by Micah Shalom and guest artists.
Roland & The Roots Riddim band was born March 19th, 2013 in Austin, Texas. On that day, a group of talented musicians, all lovers of Reggae music, played music together for the first time. From the first note they shared, the musical chemistry was obvious to every band member.
“We know we have something special,” comments the leader of the band, Roland Kemokai. “And we are a band of leaders, a band of equals, and we are all nurturing this effort as our baby”. Kemokai himself brings the influence of his own unique life story and mixture of talents to the Roots Riddim. In addition to being a high energy front-man, a powerful singer, a multi-instrumentalist and a songwriter, he is also a published author, certified life coach and an in-demand speaker. Born into a tribal village in Liberia, Roland was discarded on a dump-pile as a baby. He struggled through poverty, abuses, and a violent civil war utilizing remarkable gifts of strength and perseverance.
Though very early in its musical journey, Roland & The Roots Riddim is establishing itself in the Austin music scene as an entertaining, danceable, authentic roots reggae band with the potential to grow into a regional and national act.