One of the most anticipated shows, Groundation returning to Hawai’i. Another great reggae band with some heavy…Jewish roots! One review on Bookmans with podcast interview link adds some insight to their background:
Dub+Reggae+Jazz! Black Uhuru meets Miles Davis! Groundation is a San Fran collective of college professor Harrison Stafford and Bay area musical heavies… SFGate has a great short two song intro podcast, where Harrison talks about his musical influences and of reconciling his Jewish heritage with Rastafarianism… The irresistible aspect is their grounded complexity. We Free Again is exceptionally mastered and recorded. The CD has roots reggae’s straightforward emotional beat and plaintive wail, dub’s relaxed floating space and jazz’s complexity and erudition. Still waters running deep. It works as background music, or delve as deeply as you care to.
See them sparks blazing in the nighttime
See them buying prospects in the moon
See them dancing upon them silver spoons yeah
See them who pay hardships upon him Lord
See them brighter than the morning star
• Friday, December 7th (8pm) at the New Gymnasium, University of Hawaii (special guests Pressure Drop, DJ Damir and Downstar). Tickets @ UHH Campus Center Lava Landing, Big Island Surf, CD Wizard ($15 advance, students $5 discount.) The show is a benefit for University Radio Hilo to raise funds needed to start their FM broadcast!
• Saturday, December 8th at the Kona Bowl (special guests Humble Soul backed by T.H.C., I-Dren). Tickets @ Big Island Surf.