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M.A.K.U. Soundsystem with Prince Royal at State House

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M.A.K.U. Soundsystem

Prince Royal

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The State House

310 State St

New Haven, CT 06510

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Hints of Colombian folklore, psychedelic-rock, and Caribbean grooves all come together through a D.I.Y. attitude!

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Friday February 22, 2019 at State House

M.A.K.U. Soundsystem

Prince Royal

8pm

$10 advance / $15 day of show

All Ages

M.A.K.U Soundsystem

M.A.K.U. based in New York City, have played in many cities and countries sharing their immigrant beat, a unique sound that encompasses their immigrant experience. On stage M.A.K.U juxtaposes traditional Colombian percussion, drum-set, electric bass, guitar, and vocals to create an explosive performance filled with unshakable grooves. The band released their new EP, 5 Fuegos this summer.

M.A.K.U’s distinctive sound is enriched with a variety of musical backgrounds brought to the table by each of its members. Although not inherently discernible there are hints of Colombian Folklore, Psychedelic-rock and Caribbean grooves. It all comes together through a D.I.Y. attitude of getting things done, from composing to releasing independent records; M.A.K.U is as much about the music as it is about a way of life.

MAKU Soundsystem is an immigrant band from New York City. With most of its members hailing from Colombia, MAKU embodies an active quest for identity through sound and bodies in motion, and puts on a party for everyday people. Born in 2010 the band has independently released two full-length albums, two EPs, a highly-acclaimed album on Glitterbeat and toured across the U.S., Europe and Cabo Verde with their fiery grooves.

MAKU Soundsystem’s upcoming fifth release 5 Fuegos finds the Brooklyn-based, self-proclaimed “immigrant beat” band with a fresh new stripped down sound of five players: bass, guitar, drums, percussion, and vocals. Appropriately, the emphasis is on the beat, and while the brass section and keyboards are now gone, the principle vocalists Liliana Conde (who plays electronic percussion as well) and bassist Juan Ospina are still leading the charge with their stirringly emotional voices out front. Also as before, the heartfelt lyrics inspire you to feel with your heart while you dance to the polyrhythms with your feet. And as on their last Peace & Rhythm release The Mix, the dynamic pair of Liliana and Juan are supported by guitarist Camilo Rodríguez, Andrés Jiménez on drum kit, and master percussionist Moris Cañate on tambor alegre (folkloric Colombian hand drum) with all three sharing backing vocals. 5 Fuegos means “Five Fires” and is named for the five members of the band as well as the five songs on the record. The EP features five smoking psychedelic tunes full of originality, hot rocking Afro-funk and deep Colombian roots, each one energized by a burning inner light. The title also alludes to the fact that there are many kinds of fire, encompassing a multitudinous spectrum from destruction to healing, from glowing black coals to illuminating flame, and thus it’s important to recognize the wholeness of it, the good coming out of the bad. As the album dedication puts it, the band steps “on firmly and in gratitude with the spirit of life, for the past, the present and the future.” Indeed, the album is about renewal and rebirth in the cleansing aftermath of conflagration because, “like pyrophyte seeds and plants” the band “will sprout from the inclement fire of our times, for these are the times we got; to sprout from inclemency is part of nature. The dedication goes on to declare that “with music our internal fyah stays alive; with the love of people everything becomes possible…love of a higher calling. With 5 Fuegos we will green the fields again and again.” This limited edition record also contains two bonus instrumental versions to inspire MCs and remixers. Download card included. Order here:

https://www.peaceandrhythm.com/collections/store

https://www.makusoundsystem.com/

https://www.facebook.com/MAKUsoundsystem/

Prince Royal

Twenty-Four year old Roots reggae artist "Prince Royal" (Li'uli Negasi) was born and raised in Portmore , St. Catherine, Jamaica. Now living in the Connecticut /New York Area, Royal is striving to recreate a Vintage sound by fusing Roots Reggae , Dub with a Soul Hip Hop Twist With His Band "Souls Of Zion" Spreading Jah Word Sound & Power With The Teachings of His Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I . Music Distributed Through Vpal Music of VP Records . Newest Album "Judgement" Released on all Major Platforms .

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M.A.K.U. Soundsystem

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310 State St

New Haven, CT 06510

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