I Anbassa delivers high energy, all original World Reggae grounded in Rastafarian roots music, laced with rock, funk, and afro-beat. Bringing forward a fresh, new and infectious sound, they ignite on stage with intuitive hooks and bubbling rhythms that instantly get the crowd moving and singing along. Their songs promote self-awareness, consciousness, positivity and, above all, Jah love.
Based out of Southern Connecticut, I Anbassa formed in the Summer of 2009 and matured quickly. To date, they have played with Steel Pulse, Stephen Marley, the Mighty Diamonds, Beres Hammond, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Tribal Seeds, Lettuce, and Deep Banana Blackout. I Anbassa has headlined many sold-out shows around CT, including Toad's Place in New Haven, and have played at many events and festivals in and around the tri-state area. They have also been featured live on internet webcasts and TV and Radio stations, reaching fans nationally and in Jamaica and Africa. I Anbassa has performed at many non-profit events, and has so far spearheaded two successful Hope for Haiti benefits. I Anbassa was voted "Best Reggae Band" in 2010, 2011, and 2012 in the Fairfield Weekly's Connecticut Grand Band Slam Awards. In January 2012, they released their debut recording, Bezu Fehker, recorded at Honeytone Studios by our own Tony Senés and mixed and mastered by Brendan Muldowney at Carriage House Studios.