Dub Club Presents:the 5th annual Reggae Meets Africa event
with Wailing Souls and YOUSSOUPHA SIDIBE
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 9:00 PM PDT
Echoplex (below the Echo), Los Angeles, CA
21 years and over
Bushman is one of the most respected modern roots reggae singers.Raised as a Rastafarian since the age of 2, his music carries a consistent cultural message. Albums such as Nyah Man Chant and Total Commitment are modern roots classics, featuring his rich, strong voice and direct lyrics. In 2011 VP records released his tribute album to Peter Tosh "Bushman Sings the Bush Doctor" which was well received. Bushman is just coming off a highly successful tour of Africa, where he was excited to find huge billboards promoting his shows and large crowds turning out.
Youssoupha Sidibe is a master on the Kora, surely one of the most beautiful instruments on planet earth. He was trained at the National Music Conservatory of Senegal, and his music is a fusion of traditional West African Kora styles with the Sufi devotional chanting of the Senegalese Baay Faal community. He was Grammy nominated for his collaboration with Matisyahu on the 2007 "Youth" album, and he has performed with Bela Fleck, India Arie, and Michael Franti among others.
Reggae Meets Africa is a yearly event at LAs home for reggae music, Dub Club. Previous performers have included Big Youth, Extra Golden, Khaira Arby, and The Meditations.