Earshot Entertainment and Angel Magik Present: The 8th Annual Carnaval After Party
w/ Tarrus Riley, Los Rakas, Common Kings, & CSRB
DJs: Jah Yzer, Irie Dole, Alfie 1 Bateria
Hosted by Lyrics Born
+ Sambaxe' (Carnaval Dancers), Bateria Blocura, & Abada Capoeira team up to present a very special carnaval extravaganza.
TARRUS RILEY's foray into music was inevitable. The talented singer
and songwriter was always surrounded by music from an early age. His
father is veteran reggae singer Jimmy Riley.
The secret to his success is quite simple when preparation meets
opportunity, stated a self-assured Riley. I sing for the people - this
is the contribution I can make and after I make a song; it isnt even
mine anymore; it belongs to the people.
Known for his healing music, Tarrus released his sophomore album
Parables in 2006 to widespread acclaim and spawned hit singles - Stay
With You, Beware, Shes Royal, Lion Paw, among others. I worked on
Parables with Dean Fraser and I wasnt surprised at the success it has
had, but how fast it all happened, Riley reflected.
LOS RAKAS represent pan-American flows. Two cousins who grew up in
Panama before spending their teens in Oakland, California, Raka Dun
and Raka Rich put a distinctive "Panabay" twist on hip-hop and reggae,
bridging the streetwise sounds of the places they've called home.
Drawing on Panamanian plena's faithful approach to reggae classics and
the Bay Area's independent and idiosyncratic hip-hop scene, Los Rakas
merge familiar dancehall melodies with a lyricism all their own.
Critically acclaimed and blog favorites, Los Rakas keep on top of
their game by releasing a steady stream of tracks, remixes, mixtapes,
and videos (which have exceeded over 500,000+ views), and expanding
their circle of collaborators to include the Austrian aggro-dancehall
of Stereotyp, to the Bay Area mainstays like E-40 and Zion I & The
Grouch, to the electro-tropidelica of New York City's Uproot Andy.
Common Kings produce phenomenal pop hits with rock, reggae, R&B and
classic soul influences. The Kings individual musical journeys were
inspired by artists like Musiq Soulchild, Raphael Saadiq, D'Angelo,
Van Morrison, Stevie Wonder, George Benson, Jim Croce, Michael
Jackson, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Gypsy Kings, Earth Wind & Fire, Maroon
5 and many traditional artists from the islands. The band’s resulting
original sound is a collection of these varied musical and cultural
inspirations orchestrated into an array of head-rocking beats,
feel-good rhythms, and emotional fervor.
Their fun-loving attitude and "good vibes" high energy projects loud
and clear during Common Kings’ live performance experience. With
lead-singer Sasualei “JR King” Maliga in the forefront, Common Kings
possesses one of the most naturally gifted and powerfully impressive
singers in the game today. Graced with a distinctive, raw, organic
talent, JR’s vocal ability appears boundless as he amazes listeners
with his welcoming tone, wide range of rich notes, infectious
melodies, and soulful passion.
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When & Where
A richly diverse gathering space, Mezzanine showcases live and electronic music from all genres – rock, dance, hip hop, soul, jazz, salsa, world beat – as well as multimedia art events, fashion shows and video/film installations. The multi-use venue boasts state-of-the-art lighting technologies with custom-built sound systems for both live and electronic music. The club caters to performances of all types; from hot shows with the newest buzz bands to intimate engagements with the world’s biggest artists.