Sun Oct 6 2013

7:30 PM

Middle East - Downstairs

472 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA 02139

$22.00

Ages 18+

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Rock On! Concerts & The Middle East Present: Groundation, iLa Mawana, Lilla - 18+ $20 Advance / $22 Day of Show *NOTE: 7:30 PM doors

Rock On! & The Middle East Present:
Groundation
iLa Mawana, Lilla

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  • Groundation

    Groundation

    World

    Northern California-based reggae group Groundation were formed by guitarist/singer/lyricist Harrison Stafford, keyboardist Marcus Urani, and bassist Ryan Newman in 1998. The rest of the band personnel has fluctuated. As of 2009, it included a horn section consisting of David "Diesel" Chachere (trumpet), Kelsey Howard (trombone), and Dr. Jason Robinson (saxophone), as well as percussionist Mingo Lewis, Jr. and singers Kim Pommell and Stephanie Wallace. The group's newest member was drummer Te Kanawa Haereiti. Groundation self-released their debut album, Young Tree, on their own Young Tree label in 1999. Each One Teach One followed on July 31, 2001. The disc featured guests Ras Michael and Marcia Higgs. Hebron Gate, released January 21, 2003, included Don Carlos and the Congos as guests. Don Carlos also appeared on We Free Again (November 16, 2004), along with Apple Gabriel. In 2005, Groundation released the dub album Dub Wars. After the appearance of Upon the Bridge on October 17, 2006, the band not only toured internationally as usual, but, for the first time, also performed in the eastern half of the U.S. The domestic release of Here I Am on August 18, 2009, also heralded a round of American tour dates. ~ William Ruhlmann, Rovi

  • iLa Mawana

    iLa Mawana

    World

  • Lilla

    Lilla

    R&B

    It’s an exciting time for Lillian. With the release of her self-produced debut album – Music Trance –Her soulful-sweet journey has officially commenced.

    Since the release of Music Trance, Lillian has worked with and shared the stage with Mos Def, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Esperanza Spalding, Ciara, Kenny G, Boyz II Men, Pussycat Dolls, Wu-Tang, Bill Summers of Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters, Kermit Ruffins, and album featured artist Talib Kweli.  Nationally and internationally, she’s played from Kingston, Jamaica to Beijing, China.

    As a performer, she has the ability to connect with any audience and communicate music’s deepest emotions. With her hand-picked band, ground-breaking originals and love for live spontaneous collaboration and creation, there are few modern performers that bring the class, presence, entertainment and talent that Lillian does to the stage. . 

“A languid, sultry and sensual neo-soul and R&B mix that is instantly accessible, yet shows a remarkable depth and musical maturity.” 
- The Oregonian

    At the age of 6 she taught herself to play the piano by ear and by age 14, began singing in her local gospel choir. In high school other opportunities presented themselves–in addition to gospel choir, she sang and toured the East Coast with the internationally recognized Royal Blues, at the same time providing stage and studio vocals for several hip-hop and R&B acts. It was during this time that she found a niche in the local Portland scene. After performing guest vocals for a number of published releases by hip-hop, R&B and Jazz notables, she felt she had enough experience to strike out as a solo artist. 

Writing, producing and performing her own full-length album is one of Lillian’s greatest accomplishments to date. Despite the challenges of creating truly original music, the end product is one of uncompromising dedication to music with integrity. She is currently finishing a second album. Which she has been recording all over the map, in an effort to bring different cultures together through music.

Rock On! & The Middle East Present:

Groundation
iLa Mawana, Lilla

Sun Oct 6 2013 7:30 PM

Middle East - Downstairs Cambridge MA
Groundation, iLa Mawana, Lilla
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$22.00 Ages 18+

*ON SALE FRIDAY, AUGUST 23RD @ 10:00 AM*

Rock On! Concerts & The Middle East Present: Groundation, iLa Mawana, Lilla - 18+ $20 Advance / $22 Day of Show *NOTE: 7:30 PM doors