California-born and Byron based roots artist, environmental activist and educator Steve Manoa launches his new new single, ‘My Medicine’ in Freo! Manoa draws upon his reggae and folk influences to weave a dynamic soundscape of upbeat songs with positive messages and powerful intention. He will be joined by Julian Silburn on didgeridoo and Andrew Hazar on percussion.
This tour is leading up to the crowd funding campaign and recording of his first full-length album in 2017.
It will be a wonderful night of music bringing the community together in song, dance and positive intention! :) Tickets are $20.
After completing his PhD in Environmental Education in Western Australia, Manoa moved to the Byron Bay region and lived at the Bentley Blockade in 2014, where he helped produce ‘Songs of the Bentley Blockade,’ showcasing the grassroots music that was written by the Bentley 'water protectors.’
Manoa has shared his music at Uplift Festival (2014), Nimbin Roots Festival (2016) and Splendour In The Grass (2016). He has played alongside various roots musicians including Oka, Murray Kyle and Nicky Bomba.
His 2015 single ‘The Water Song’ was included on an international compilation album ‘Songs of Water’ alongside Shimshai, Murray Kyle, Dustin Thomas, PEIA, and others and ‘The Water Song’ music video was launched in collaboration with Uplift Connect in 2016.