Thu Nov 9 2017

9:00 PM (Doors 8:00 PM)

Star Theater

13 NW Sixth Avenue Portland, OR 97209

$25.00

Ages 21+

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The roots harmony vocals trio the Abyssinians was formed in 1968 by founding members Donald Manning, Bernard Collins and Linford Manning. It was in 1969 with their release "Satta Massagana" recorded on Coxson Dodd's Studio One label--a Rastafarian hymn based on the Ethiopian Amharic language, that launched them into the ranks of Reggae music greats. "Satta Massagana" became one of reggae's most popular songs; becoming an anthem that was heard on the radios, in the dancehalls and in the churches of Jamaica. It was also covered by many other International artists' including Third World. What followed were a string of hits of which included "Declaration of Rights," "Yi Mas Gan." and "Let My Days Be Long". Early albums were a collection of singles recorded throughout the 1970's on their own label--Clinch, of which included "Forward On To Zion" (1976) and "ARISE" (1978).

The group separated in 1980, during the separation group co-founder Donald Manning performed internationally under the name The Abyssinians with his brother Carlton Manning (of Carlton & The Shoes) and singer David Morrison. In Jamaica, Bernard Collins performed on stage with longtime associate George Henry.. In 1989, Donald, Bernard and Linford joined together again to record over the next three years. These sessions resulted as the originally released album, "$19.95 + TAX" in 1995 with a very limited number of CD's printed. Artists Only! Records realized the importance of this album and in 1998 re-titled and re-released this album as "REUNION". "REUNION" now stands strong as one of The Abyssinians greatest albums.

In 2004, Donald Manning & Bernard Collins reunited on stage for the first time in over ten years along with singer David Morrison, performing on tour across Europe in the winter, at Colorado's Reggae on the Rocks in the summer, and in December on a two week tour along the California coast . In February and March of 2005 they returned for an extended tour of Europe, and during the Summer of 2005 they toured the West Coast throughout California, Oregon and the Rocky Mountains in Montana, Utah, and Colorado. During the Summer they also performed at The 12th Annual Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, The 10th Annual Monterey Bay Reggae Festival and The 4th Annual Soul Rebel Festival.         

Soul'd Out Presents Legendary Roots Reggae Pairing
The Abyssinians & Gondwana w/ special guests Fayuca & Reggae Angels

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    The roots harmony vocals trio the Abyssinians was formed in 1968 by founding members Donald Manning, Bernard Collins and Linford Manning. It was in 1969 with their release "Satta Massagana" recorded on Coxson Dodd's Studio One label--a Rastafarian hymn based on the Ethiopian Amharic language, that launched them into the ranks of Reggae music greats. "Satta Massagana" became one of reggae's most popular songs; becoming an anthem that was heard on the radios, in the dancehalls and in the churches of Jamaica. It was also covered by many other International artists' including Third World. What followed were a string of hits of which included "Declaration of Rights," "Yi Mas Gan." and "Let My Days Be Long". Early albums were a collection of singles recorded throughout the 1970's on their own label--Clinch, of which included "Forward On To Zion" (1976) and "ARISE" (1978).

    The group separated in 1980, during the separation group co-founder Donald Manning performed internationally under the name The Abyssinians with his brother Carlton Manning (of Carlton & The Shoes) and singer David Morrison. In Jamaica, Bernard Collins performed on stage with longtime associate George Henry.. In 1989, Donald, Bernard and Linford joined together again to record over the next three years. These sessions resulted as the originally released album, "$19.95 + TAX" in 1995 with a very limited number of CD's printed. Artists Only! Records realized the importance of this album and in 1998 re-titled and re-released this album as "REUNION". "REUNION" now stands strong as one of The Abyssinians greatest albums.

    In 2004, Donald Manning & Bernard Collins reunited on stage for the first time in over ten years along with singer David Morrison, performing on tour across Europe in the winter, at Colorado's Reggae on the Rocks in the summer, and in December on a two week tour along the California coast . In February and March of 2005 they returned for an extended tour of Europe, and during the Summer of 2005 they toured the West Coast throughout California, Oregon and the Rocky Mountains in Montana, Utah, and Colorado. During the Summer they also performed at The 12th Annual Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, The 10th Annual Monterey Bay Reggae Festival and The 4th Annual Soul Rebel Festival.         

  • Gondwana

    Gondwana

    World

    For years, the Chilean band Gondwana has been spreading the word of Jah Love. Emerging from the Latin root in reggae, Gondwana brings forth a fresh blend of Latin and Jamaican rhythms. With pulsating energy and a smooth sound, nine polished musicians are the soul of Chile's number one reggae band. Songs of love, social commentary and spiritual praise, Gondwana reveals positive messages that serve as an uplifting vibration for fans of all musical genres. Spirit moving falsetto notes, bubbling bass, hard drums, tight horns and guitars with the ability to move with ease in a sound ranging from calypso to hard rock; are the skillful ingredients found in the highly acclaimed Gondwana. Without a doubt, Gondwana is one of the most prestigious, solid reggae bands to emerge from South America. With a constant movement across the continent and an endless myriad of vibrant live shows, Gondwana continues to deliver a bullet-proof repertoire of hits and new material. The band is internationally recognized as Chile's most successful musical act. Already superstars in their native Chile and throughout South America, Gondwana has been gaining very enthusiastic fans throughout the world one by one. From humble beginnings in La Pincoya, a northern Santiago ghetto, to a leading position in Chilean pop music, Gondwana has remained true to their original posture, standing tall and strong in a peace-loving position of musical and lyrical creation. Formed in 1987, Gondwana has been awarded several multi-platinum albums throughout its 24 year career. Additionally they've performed numerous times in what are known to be some of the most important festivals throughout the continent. Recently, Gondwana has performed at the legendary "Reggae on the River Fest" earlier in 2011 in California, "Rock Al Parque" Colombia, "Vive Latino" Mexico, "Pepsi Music Fest" Argentina, "Cosquin Rock" Argentina, "Quito Fest" Ecuador and on numerous occasions at the prestigious "Vina del Mar Festival" in Chile. Upcoming shows November 17 th at The Social (www.thesocial.org) in Orlando Florida followed by "Bayside Rocks Music Fest" (www.baysiderocksfestival.com) in Miami, Florida on November 19 th , sharing the stage with the legendary Bunny Wailer, the original Wailers and Cultura Profetica to name a few.

    A surprising aspect of Gondwana is their notable digital activity as demonstrated by their ever-growing YouTube fan base that's currently over 40 million views with an average of 30,000 monthly visitors accessing the band's official website www.gondwana.cl. This can only be attributed to a rarely witnessed romance between the band and its fans. The fact that the band maintains such incredible web fan base demonstrates what a massive impact the band has in order to reach millions of young hearts across the world, especially considering that the band has lacked the support from prominent producers or the support of any one of the major record labels during recent years. At the beginning of 2011 the band released their first official best-of, titled "Pincoya Calipso" (Sony Music). The 17 re-mastered tracks are compiled from the band's catalog along with 2 new songs that are an anticipation of their new studio album scheduled for a 2012 release. After an extensive 2011 touring schedule that included several dates in Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Venezuela, Canada, Mexico and the US, Gondwana began pre-production of their upcoming new studio album (not yet titled). The new album will be recorded at Gondwana's own studio and will feature their new lead singer, MC Jona. Additionally Gondwana was invited to participate on 2 tracks "Could You Be Loved" & "Concrete Jungle" for the upcoming 2012 release "Tribute to Bob Marley 2" featuring   GONDWANA is comprised of the following members: I-Locks Labbe on bass, MC Jona on lead vocals, Yayo Loyola on drums, Leo Dread on percussion and background vocals, Pancho Contreras on trumpet, Keno "Fingaman" Valenzuela on keyboards and background vocals, Hugo Prado on trombone, Gato Ramos on saxophone and Pez López on guitar.        

Soul'd Out Presents Legendary Roots Reggae Pairing

The Abyssinians & Gondwana w/ special guests Fayuca & Reggae Angels

Thu Nov 9 2017 9:00 PM

(Doors 8:00 PM)

Star Theater Portland OR
The Abyssinians & Gondwana w/ special guests Fayuca & Reggae Angels
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$25.00 Ages 21+

The roots harmony vocals trio the Abyssinians was formed in 1968 by founding members Donald Manning, Bernard Collins and Linford Manning. It was in 1969 with their release "Satta Massagana" recorded on Coxson Dodd's Studio One label--a Rastafarian hymn based on the Ethiopian Amharic language, that launched them into the ranks of Reggae music greats. "Satta Massagana" became one of reggae's most popular songs; becoming an anthem that was heard on the radios, in the dancehalls and in the churches of Jamaica. It was also covered by many other International artists' including Third World. What followed were a string of hits of which included "Declaration of Rights," "Yi Mas Gan." and "Let My Days Be Long". Early albums were a collection of singles recorded throughout the 1970's on their own label--Clinch, of which included "Forward On To Zion" (1976) and "ARISE" (1978).

The group separated in 1980, during the separation group co-founder Donald Manning performed internationally under the name The Abyssinians with his brother Carlton Manning (of Carlton & The Shoes) and singer David Morrison. In Jamaica, Bernard Collins performed on stage with longtime associate George Henry.. In 1989, Donald, Bernard and Linford joined together again to record over the next three years. These sessions resulted as the originally released album, "$19.95 + TAX" in 1995 with a very limited number of CD's printed. Artists Only! Records realized the importance of this album and in 1998 re-titled and re-released this album as "REUNION". "REUNION" now stands strong as one of The Abyssinians greatest albums.

In 2004, Donald Manning & Bernard Collins reunited on stage for the first time in over ten years along with singer David Morrison, performing on tour across Europe in the winter, at Colorado's Reggae on the Rocks in the summer, and in December on a two week tour along the California coast . In February and March of 2005 they returned for an extended tour of Europe, and during the Summer of 2005 they toured the West Coast throughout California, Oregon and the Rocky Mountains in Montana, Utah, and Colorado. During the Summer they also performed at The 12th Annual Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, The 10th Annual Monterey Bay Reggae Festival and The 4th Annual Soul Rebel Festival.