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The Rastalites is a Latin Reggae band from Santa Ana, California. Chemo on bass/guitar and Misha on drums started the project under Agua de Jamaica back in 2012. The band started playing Roots Reggae cover songs from the greatest Rastafarian bands (Marley, Black Uhuru, Midnite, Israel Vibration, Gondwana), and later created original songs adding an up tempo beat found early Ska and Rocksteady music (Heptones, Maytals, The Skatalites). The band’s name was originated by combining RASTA and LITES as a tribute to the music that influenced their music.
The Rastalites sound is a blend of many music styles such as Roots/Rock Reggae, Ragamuffin, Ska, Rocksteady, Dancehall and Lovers Rock mixed with a Latin flavor and sometimes adding Spanish lyrics.
Currently the band members are:
Ras Lui – Guitar/Lead Vocals
Chemo – Bass
Misha – Drums
Roland – Lead Guitar / keys
Doug – Percussion
Dusko – Backup vocals
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