Roots Rock Reggae at Bossa: Christos DC Band & special guest Fendika.

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2463 18th Street Northwest

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Honest Music presents: Roots Rock Reggae at Bossa: Christos DC Band & special guests.

Christos DC bands returns to Bossa bringing you the perfect blend of Roots Reggae, Jazz & Soul. Tell a friend to tell a friend to Join us September 8th.

The artist/ producer Christos DC (aka Christopher Vrenios) was born and raised in Washington, D.C. by parents who sang opera and taught voice professionally. He takes his name from his Greek heritage, using a nickname given to him by his grandmother to represent the lineage that set the tone of his musical path.
Christos’ career began in the early 90s producing hip-hop and R&B tracks with indie artists from DC, but it was his deep appreciation for the sounds coming out of Kingston, and New York Jamaica that led him to record with legendary reggae artists Sly and Robbie as well as the Firehouse Crew. He was later recruited by Don Carlos(of Grammy winners Black Uhuru) and The Itals to tour. He spent several years on the road as a guitarist and backup vocalist, performing in the United States and abroad. During this time, he produced and recorded artists such as the legendary Augustus Pablo, Sugar Minott, Meditations, and Don Carlos (to name a few). He then went on to do session work, as well as playing guitar, bass, and even co-writing with the world-famous Thievery Corporation other groups.
In 2008, he released his first full album, "Time to Rise," which led him to create the DC-based independent record label Honest Music. His last full length album “Long Road" was released was released Earth Day 2014 and received with critical acclaim in the reggae realm and beyond.The first single and video "Just Talk To Me" features Kenyatta Hill, son of icon Joseph Hill from the trio Culture.
The summer hit of 2015, "Righteous Chant" finds him reunited with Don Carlos. The song began with a four-track instrumental that Christos played for Don while touring with him back in 1997. Don was inspired by the track right away, and agreed to record it. He added lyrics with a powerful message that stays with you from the first listen. It was placed on an album that was never officially released entitled "Offering," which featured various artists from Jamaica singing over Christos' tracks as well as his solo debut. The song had to be transferred to digital format years later. There are elements of guitars and keys from the world of analog tape; however, other parts are new, which creates a great sonic contrast. Don sings of "coming together in Love and Unity." This is illustrated in the way the song bridges music from the past and present in perfect harmony.
The song Heart Of Gold, released in the latter part of last year, has always had a special place in my musical journey,” Christos explains. "One of the first song books my brother Nick and I received was Easy Guitar: Neil Young’s Greatest Hits. WeWe were around 10 years old at the time, and I immediately learned how to play the song. Reggae has often been dubbed 'island soul,' so remaking this classic in this genre was a no-brainer. You can go to almost any bar in Jamaica and find a jukebox playing country, the blues, or classic R&B.
The latest single release Human Dignity was written as a response to
many world events that have compromised the dignity of mankind across
the globe. The rock-solid music production comes from Amsterdam's finest reggae outfit, The Skankin Monks. "Music is a gift," Christos says. " When we share it, we should consider the effect it will have on others. This is why I make honest music."

www.christosdc.com
www.honestmusicdc
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Fendika group is the embodiment of Melaku Belay's vision to preserve one of Ethiopia's most ancient musical artform the Azamari.

www.melakubelay.com

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