Meta and The Cornerstones plus City Billies / DJ Tickla
Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 8:00 PM EST
(8:00 PM Doors)
- Friday, Feb 19, 2010 2:00 AM EST
Southpaw, Brooklyn, NY
Meta and the Cornerstones fuse Afropop, Hip-Hop, Rock and Soul with a mixture of French, English, Wolof, and Fulani vocals. This new original Reggae and Soul sound coming out of Brooklyn, NY is something to check out. With their powerful lyrics and feel good melodies, Meta and the Cornerstones create something that’s bigger than music, transcending across the oceans, borders, and language barriers. The band consists of six members who are as diverse as their music, with each member bringing their musical background from the coast of Africa, North America, Asia and the Middle East. the band; Adrian Djoman (bass); Shahar Mintz (guitar); raja kassis (guitar);Aya Kato (keyboards); Daniel Serrato (drums), Sierra Carrere (backup vocals) and Meta Dia (lead vocals) create a unifying and soul-pounding experience for the audience. They truly have something to offer to whoever is listening. Immerse yourself in something new. Vocalist Sasha’mani Francois and guitarist Mark Anselm created roots band City Billies in early 2009 while casually discussing the basic similarities between traditional reggae and bluegrass music. Convinced that the two styles were destined to be joined together – by the percussive time kept by the rhythm instruments, as well as the themes of spirituality and tribulation - the two musicians began recruiting others to complete the sound. These days, the boys execute their new skanky, twangy sound with the help of banjo, mandolin, djembe drums and even the occasional saxophone, keeping the music rooted in acoustic sounds that are as much at home when heard through an amp as when played on a front porch.