Reggae, R&B, Soca, free food samples $10 for wine tasting ticket
Bass Culture 3 hour outside show! Original Reggae & Neo Soul! Half of street taco stand proceeds from El Molino Restaurant go to the Whole Planet Foundation NezB (Ernesto Browne of Trinidad) - lead vocals Jay Stone Collins - electric guitar Gary Nelson - bass, vocals, nylon string guitar Parabar Martin Weber = keyboards, vocals Barry Lowenthal - drums Waahid - congas, percussion, vocals Whole Foods Market San Ramon 100 Sunset Drive, San Ramon, California
KARAMO SUSSO is an international kora star. Growing up in a griot compound in Mali, he started playing kora as a tiny child, and was performing for large crowds before he was even big enough to hold the instrument up by himself. Fully immersed in the tradition, he learned from world-renowned players like his uncle Ballake Sissoko and his neighbor Toumani Diabate, and studied and taught kora at the Institute Nationale des Artes in Bamako, Mali. Karamo then began touring throughout West Africa, playing with such greats as Salif Keita, Toumani Diabate, Youssou Ndour, Vieux Farka Toure (son of Ali Farka Toure), and Sambou Susso, the Queen of Afro-Manding. He performed for national stadiums in Benin, Togo, Burkina Faso, Mali, and Senegal as a featured soloist with UNESCO's Fescuao Mali, and for the President's personal events in the Gambia. He made frequent appearances on national TV and radio in Gambia, Since his recent arrival in America, Karamo has played at university lecture halls and clubs with everyone from fellow world music stars to jazz and hip-hop groups. Audiences have been mesmerized and moved by his evocative music: dazzled by the precision of his hands as they flash up the strings, quickened by the passion and culture he articulates in gusts and expansions, and fascinated with the tangible history of his instrument The kora, the 21-stringed harp lute of West Africa, originated in the ancient Kingdom of Mali more than one thousand years ago. BASS CULTURE, featuring Trinidadian rasta vocalist NezB, is an original Reggae/R&B band influenced by ska, West African, soca, dancehall, and funk. Members have played with Judy Mowatt, Joe Higgs, Lynn Taitt, Jackie Mittoo, Randy Jackson, Funkanauts, 7th St Sound, Pablo Moses, Itals, Michigan & Smiley, Freddie McGregor, Fully Fullwood, Tony Chin, Cosmo, Rankin' Scroo, and Karamo Susso! Don't Miss This! salaam shalom one love salud
Abu Djigo (Senegal) - nylon string guitar, Gary Nelson - steel string guitar, bass, vocals, NezB (Trinidad) - lead vocals, Karamo Cissokho (Senegal) - kora, vocals, Samba Guisse (Senegal) - talking drum, calabasse, djembe, vocals, Waahid - congas, percussion featuring 3 members of BASS CULTURE!
Bio: The BASS CULTURE REVUE is an original Reggae/Neo-Soul band influenced by R & B, reggae, jazz, rock, Latin, West African, and ska. Besides picking from our catalog of 190 or so original songs, we also perform a few fine covers by the likes of Joss Stone and Corinne Bailey Rae. We have two lead sin...See Full Bio
“: "Lead singer Ernesto Browne's charming accent and captivating natural stage presence are at the forefront, his bleating wails tracing the vibrant rhythm, occasionally backed by two guitars." - San Jose Mercury News; "The group's lead singer Trindadian Ernesto Browne has a sufficiently engrossing vocal style that Obeah can perform pop-reggae and hard core Trenchtown reggae equally well." - San Francisco Bay Guardian. "Led by dreadlocked singer/songwriter Ernesto Browne, DV8 evolved out of his previous Bay Area band VISION. “Ernesto fronts the band with a vibrant stage presence, finely phrased grainy vocals and a strong set of message songs; the band is one of the strongest local reggae outfits in recent history." - Derk Richardson, San Francisco Bay Guardian. ”