Thu Jan 30 2020

9:00 PM (Doors 8:00 PM)

Star Theater

13 NW Sixth Avenue Portland, OR 97209

$25.00

Ages 21+

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"Music knows no boundaries," announced David Rodigan on Alborosie's debut album. "Music is an international force, an international language. From Sicily to Kingston, Jamaica, this is Alborosie. Real, authentic reggae music."

Twelve years later and the Sicilian-born Alborosie headlines festivals around the world and has earned the respect of the entire reggae industry. A talented performer, producer, writer, and multi-instrumentalist who sings as well as deejays, he's lived in Kingston for over a decade and is now a leading light of Jamaica's resurgent music scene thanks to a series of widely acclaimed albums on Greensleeves.

Real name Alberto D' Ascola, Alborosie was born in the Sicilian town of Marsala. After relocating to Milan during his teens he played in a variety of bands before forming Reggae National Tickets, who regularly toured Europe during the mid-to-late nineties. When the Tickets were invited to perform at Reggae Sunsplash in Jamaica, Alborosie immediately fell in love with the place and jumped ship. Weeks later he was hired as an engineer at Gee Jam studios in Port Antonio - a tropical hideaway on Jamaica's north coast where No Doubt and other foreign and local stars like to record.

He'd arrived in Jamaica in time for the Millennium, although his breakthrough wouldn't happen until several years later with songs like Kingston Town and Guess Who's Coming To Dinner, issued on his own Forward label. His debut album Soul Pirate soon followed. He then signed to Greensleeves for a series of bestselling albums beginning with Escape From Babylon - the sleeve of which depicted him leading musicians of all races from the ruins of modern civilization. Dressed in red, green and gold, he was shown pointing the way forward like some Rastafarian Pied Piper. The analogy fits, since his traditional, yet progressive approach has proven highly influential among Jamaica's new wave of reggae artists.

"I never came here to be popular," he says. "I never wanted to top the charts or be a billionaire. I don't care about that. I just wanted to be close to the music that I loved, and that I couldn't find in Italy. That is the main story behind my journey so all I want to do now is contribute to the genre and bring it to the next level - to carry the flag, or even just help someone else carry the flag like the Wailers, because they were inspired by those sessions, just like I was. Sometimes it takes a little man from foreign to come and reshuffle the thing so that people can understand something for themselves, y 'know?

ARISE ROOTS From the heart of Los Angeles rises a powerful movement known as Arise Roots Steadily becoming a household name around the globe, the group of six veteran musicians united their talents in order to bring a unique and refreshing interpretation of Roots-Reggae with the common goal of preserving its true message.

Finding inspiration in everything from the streets of LA to situations surrounding everyday life and social injustices throughout the world, Arise Roots instinctively brings all that attitude and energy directly to the stage. Their fresh and powerful, yet smooth delivery has earned Arise Roots praise from some of the biggest names in both International and American Reggae.      

Soul'd Out Proudly Presents
ALBOROSIE & THE SHENGEN CLAN BAND and Arise Roots

  • Alborosie & The Shengen Clan Band

    Alborosie & The Shengen Clan Band

    Reggae

    "Music knows no boundaries," announced David Rodigan on Alborosie's debut album. "Music is an international force, an international language. From Sicily to Kingston, Jamaica, this is Alborosie. Real, authentic reggae music."

    Twelve years later and the Sicilian-born Alborosie headlines festivals around the world and has earned the respect of the entire reggae industry. A talented performer, producer, writer, and multi-instrumentalist who sings as well as deejays, he's lived in Kingston for over a decade and is now a leading light of Jamaica's resurgent music scene thanks to a series of widely acclaimed albums on Greensleeves.

    This is only re-inforced each time by ongoing collaborations with the likes of artists such as Chronixx, Protoje, Beres Hammond, U-Roy, Sizzla, Jah Cure, Raging Fyah, J Boog.

    Real name Alberto D' Ascola, Alborosie was born in the Sicilian town of Marsala. After relocating to Milan during his teens he played in a variety of bands before forming Reggae National Tickets, who regularly toured Europe during the mid-to-late nineties. When the Tickets were invited to perform at Reggae Sunsplash in Jamaica, Alborosie immediately fell in love with the place and jumped ship. Weeks later he was hired as an engineer at Gee Jam studios in Port Antonio - a tropical hideaway on Jamaica's north coast where No Doubt and other foreign and local stars like to record.

    "I left everything behind when I did that," he reflects. "I left my family, my girlfriend and everything I had back in Italy just to come to Jamaica and start something new, and to follow what was there inside of me."

    He'd arrived in Jamaica in time for the Millennium, although his breakthrough wouldn't happen until several years later with songs like Kingston Town and Guess Who's Coming To Dinner, issued on his own Forward label. His debut album Soul Pirate soon followed. He then signed to Greensleeves for a series of bestselling albums beginning with Escape From Babylon - the sleeve of which depicted him leading musicians of all races from the ruins of modern civilization. Dressed in red, green and gold, he was shown pointing the way forward like some Rastafarian Pied Piper. The analogy fits, since his traditional, yet progressive approach has proven highly influential among Jamaica's new wave of reggae artists.

    "Yes, because we have to respect the legacy," insists Alborosie. "I always think of myself as a forever student. I learn from Jamaican people daily - not just musically but in everyday life, and I always respect the culture. I don't come to Jamaica to argue or fight with people. I come to learn certain things and there's never a time when I think to myself, 'I arrive...'

    "Reggae is not just music you listen to in the car or when you're taking a shower, because reggae is also a lifestyle," he explains. "It's about how you lead your life, and it has to say something. It's political yes, but there's a spiritual element in there as well. At the end of the day, reggae is a message so we need to spread it around."

    He's remarkably self-effacing for someone who's recorded - and held his own - with some of Jamaica's finest musical talents, but that's something we've now come to expect from him, despite the huge strides he's made since first arriving on the island.

    "I never came here to be popular," he says. "I never wanted to top the charts or be a billionaire. I don't care about that. I just wanted to be close to the music that I loved, and that I couldn't find in Italy. That is the main story behind my journey so all I want to do now is contribute to the genre and bring it to the next level - to carry the flag, or even just help someone else carry the flag like the Wailers, because they were inspired by those sessions, just like I was. Sometimes it takes a little man from foreign to come and reshuffle the thing so that people can understand something for themselves, y 'know?         
  • Arise Roots

    Arise Roots

    Reggae

    The passion to create a unique, roots reggae band is what brought the members of Arise Roots together. Hailing out of Los Angeles, California, Arise Roots was formed in 2010, however, it seemed as though these brothers were eventually destined to cross paths. Each member had been performing in various reggae bands throughout Southern California and backing various reggae legends coming into town. However, drummer Ron Montoya decided to form what he considered to be the next powerhouse reggae band.

    After searching for several years and filtering through numerous musicians, Arise Roots was finally formed. Teaming up with heavy bassist Rudy Covarubias and keyboard/vocals specialist Todd Johnson, a tight rhythm section served as the driving foundation. Soon after, lead vocalist Karim Isreal was added providing his soulful, organic, and powerful voice. Finally, guitarist Robert Sotelo joined the group adding the finesse and authenticity needed for this original sound.

    The goal: to create a fresh reggae sound with a modern feel that appeals to all ages and races, but one that doesn't compromise the true feel of roots reggae. Anybody who has had the opportunity to witness an Arise Roots show understands the powerful sound and positive vibration that they produce. Always paying homage to past reggae legends, Arise Roots' sound is influenced by such artists as The Heptones, Israel Vibration, The Wailing Souls, Black Uhuru, Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs, Mighty Diamonds, Alton Ellis, Barrington Levy, Burning Spear, Bob Marley and The Wailers, The Skatalites, Alton Ellis, Sizzla, and Midnite. In addition, Arise Roots has had the opportunity to share the stage with such artists as Barrington Levy, Michael Rose, Sister Carol, Big Youth, Midnite, The Meditations, Kymani Marley, Gramps Morgan, Dennis Al Capone, Pappa Michigan, Mad Lion, Gondwana and even hip hop heavy weights Public Enemy.        

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Soul'd Out Proudly Presents

ALBOROSIE & THE SHENGEN CLAN BAND and Arise Roots

Thu Jan 30 2020 9:00 PM

(Doors 8:00 PM)

Star Theater Portland OR
ALBOROSIE & THE SHENGEN CLAN BAND and Arise Roots

$25.00 Ages 21+

"Music knows no boundaries," announced David Rodigan on Alborosie's debut album. "Music is an international force, an international language. From Sicily to Kingston, Jamaica, this is Alborosie. Real, authentic reggae music."

Twelve years later and the Sicilian-born Alborosie headlines festivals around the world and has earned the respect of the entire reggae industry. A talented performer, producer, writer, and multi-instrumentalist who sings as well as deejays, he's lived in Kingston for over a decade and is now a leading light of Jamaica's resurgent music scene thanks to a series of widely acclaimed albums on Greensleeves.

Real name Alberto D' Ascola, Alborosie was born in the Sicilian town of Marsala. After relocating to Milan during his teens he played in a variety of bands before forming Reggae National Tickets, who regularly toured Europe during the mid-to-late nineties. When the Tickets were invited to perform at Reggae Sunsplash in Jamaica, Alborosie immediately fell in love with the place and jumped ship. Weeks later he was hired as an engineer at Gee Jam studios in Port Antonio - a tropical hideaway on Jamaica's north coast where No Doubt and other foreign and local stars like to record.

He'd arrived in Jamaica in time for the Millennium, although his breakthrough wouldn't happen until several years later with songs like Kingston Town and Guess Who's Coming To Dinner, issued on his own Forward label. His debut album Soul Pirate soon followed. He then signed to Greensleeves for a series of bestselling albums beginning with Escape From Babylon - the sleeve of which depicted him leading musicians of all races from the ruins of modern civilization. Dressed in red, green and gold, he was shown pointing the way forward like some Rastafarian Pied Piper. The analogy fits, since his traditional, yet progressive approach has proven highly influential among Jamaica's new wave of reggae artists.

"I never came here to be popular," he says. "I never wanted to top the charts or be a billionaire. I don't care about that. I just wanted to be close to the music that I loved, and that I couldn't find in Italy. That is the main story behind my journey so all I want to do now is contribute to the genre and bring it to the next level - to carry the flag, or even just help someone else carry the flag like the Wailers, because they were inspired by those sessions, just like I was. Sometimes it takes a little man from foreign to come and reshuffle the thing so that people can understand something for themselves, y 'know?

ARISE ROOTS From the heart of Los Angeles rises a powerful movement known as Arise Roots Steadily becoming a household name around the globe, the group of six veteran musicians united their talents in order to bring a unique and refreshing interpretation of Roots-Reggae with the common goal of preserving its true message.

Finding inspiration in everything from the streets of LA to situations surrounding everyday life and social injustices throughout the world, Arise Roots instinctively brings all that attitude and energy directly to the stage. Their fresh and powerful, yet smooth delivery has earned Arise Roots praise from some of the biggest names in both International and American Reggae.      

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limit 10 per person
GA 21+
$25.00

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This event is 21 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.