World & Cultural

Feel the energy and vibes from around the world with World & Cultural music! Feel like your in the tropics or in the streets of Ireland with this music!

Einstein Reggae/Steeldrum

This is music for your bone structure.
Los Angeles, CA

Surrounded by some of the great West Indian musicians while he was growing up, Einstein was destined to play music. Starting in 1979 and his continued years his desire to play the steel pan at a higher level motivated him to join the Highlanders Steelband, Invaders Steeband, Woodbrook Modernaires, Phase 2 pan Groove, then went on to win the battle of the bands at Queen's Hall (Trinidad's equivalent of Carnegie Hall) with the P.O.S teachers Choir. The end of 1979 he accepted an offer to play aboard the cruise ships. After more travel with various groups, he immigrated to the U.S. in 1982. In America, Einstein began performing with the Trinidad Steel Band, L.A. Desperados, Caribe, then in 1984 he formed his own band called Sapadilla and recorded his first single, “Don't Worry, Be Happy”, which was a European release. In 1991 Einstein released his second album " Humanize the Earth" on which he collaborated with the popular guitarist, Eric Gale. One of the songs “Drive-by Shooting”, was released on the Thump Records label. Later on that year the song was on the Costa Rican charts that also led to the Costa Rican tour. Since that time Einstein has appeared in numerous movies, (God created women, Marked for death, Distinguished gentleman) numerous television shows and commercials, also an MTV music video, " Love you a lifetime" from Chaka Khan, also he sang on the song "Karma" from Black Eyed Peas. He continues to thrive making music for your bone structure.

LKM Lesterfari/Kings Music

Original Rotts Reggae Music
Los Angeles, CA

"Lesterfari" (Pronounced- "Lester - Far - Eye") (Simbarashe - (Cim-Bah-Ra-Che) "Lester" (Latin: Meaning Leader Of Legions or Seeker Of God). "Fari" (Amarak, Ethiopian, Derivative Of Rasta Fari: Meaning Creator or in this case Creative! LesterFari; Means ("Seeker Of God The Creator"). ("Leader Of Legions, Creative") Simbarashe Means; Shona, Ndbele, Zimbabwe (God's Power or the Power of God! Respectively). Fari as he prefers to be called by most friends and fans, began his musical journey at age 11 on drums, later moving on to the guitar by the age of 17. With an international musical palette, interest in varied musical genre's, Fari feels obsessed w/music, loves music and was BORN

UPSTREAM

For the absoulte best in Caribbean Music...
Los Angeles, CA

Upstream has been spreading their message of love and positivity through their exhilarating Caribbean Music, namely, Reggae, Calypso, Soca and steel drum music, for quite some time now. Throughout the years, they have mesmerized audiences from all over the world and brought many to kneel at their alter of ultimate enjoyment. With a multi-talented line up of some of the most experienced and enlightened musicians in their camp, they continue to spread joy to an unsuspecting public. Bandleader and Lead Singer/Guitarist "Haile Blackman," is originally from The Republic of Trinidad & Tobago and the son of the legendary creator of Soca Music, the late Ras Shorty I. Steel drum Extraordinaire, “Derek Brewstafari,” is also a Trinidad and Tobago native and will tug at your heartstrings with his melodic steel drum tones. Upstream currently has six CD’s available. Their discography is as follows: “Upstream”, self-titled CD release in 1995, “Life” released in 2000, “Jump to the Rhythm” in 2001, “To Da Maxx” and “Pick Up Yourself” in 2007 and most recently “21st Century –Live” in 2013. You will not want to miss their exciting live concerts coming soon to a venue near you! A great time is guaranteed to be had by all! Do you really want to party? Upstream invites you to come do the West Indian boogie, to their intriguing selection of exciting Reggae, Calypso, Soca, and Steel Pan music. Come join the experience!

Barefoot Brown Band

Roots Reggae / Rock Band
Scranton, PA

Space filler until bio arrives!

Cali Conscious

California Surf Reggae Rock Band
Los Angeles, CA

Cali Conscious is just that; an uplifting California Surf Reggae Rock band of consciousness. Formed in 2010 and naturally influenced by the sun, sand and sea, Cali Conscious blends 3-part harmonies, upbeat rhythms and environmentally conscious lyrics. The 8 piece band (guitars, bass, drums, keys, horns, & percussion) plays positive, family friendly music that makes your soul groove. We incorporate reggae, beach music & jazz influences including originals & covers from Jack Johnson to Bob Marley!

Joseph Peck (steel drums)

Caribbean Brazilian Jazz Duo feat pans & guitar.
Los Angeles, CA

Joseph Peck is a professional steel drum musician with a degree in music education and a focus on world music. He has a unique set of skills, and a drive to inspire young creative minds. Book here today on SPECIAL GUEST for live event (solo, duo, quartet) or for private one-on-one or group steel drum/percussion lesson. Contact for more info.

OZOMATLI

Latin/Funk/Hip-Hop and everything in between
Poughkeepsie, NY

Ozomatli are an American six-piece band playing primarily Latin, hip hop, and rock music, formed in 1995 in Los Angeles. They are known both for their vocal activist viewpoints and their wide array of musical styles - including salsa, jazz, funk, reggae, rap, and others.[2] The group formed in 1995 and has since released seven studio albums.

Easy Star All-Stars

Top International Reggae Band
Los Angeles, CA

Blending musical versatility, instrumental prowess, beautiful vocal harmonies and a premier rhythm section, Easy Star All-Stars have established themselves as one of the top international reggae acts on the scene today. Easy Star All-Stars have built a growing, dedicated fan base throughout the world, bringing together fans of reggae, classic rock, dub and indie rock into one big family.

Che Apalache

World Music/Latin Bluegrass
Scranton, PA

Che Apalache is a four-man string band based in Buenos Aires with members from Argentina, Mexico and the United States. The group’s founder is Joe Troop (fiddle), a North Carolinian multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and composer who moved to Argentina in 2010. While patiently carving out a niche in the local music scene, Joe taught bluegrass and old-time music for a living. That’s how he met Pau Barjau (banjo), Franco Martino (guitar) and Martin Bobrik (mandolin), his most dedicated students. They quickly became picking buddies and in 2013 decided to hit the stage. Che Apalache began as a bluegrass band, but eventually incorporated Latin American styles into their repetoire. Combining instrumental prowess with tight vocal harmonies, they have created an authentic blend of genres to reflect the nature of their lives. Evoking images from Appalachia to the Andes, their debut album, “Latingrass,” is a testament to a powerful cultural and musical exchange. In 2017 the band received grants from the North Carolina Humanities Council and the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities to tour the United States. Everywhere they went on their five-week ramble, they were met with enthusiasm and praise. At the prestigious Appalachian String Band Music Festival in Clifftop, WV they were awarded first place in the Neo-Traditional band competition. The momentum is growing for Che Apalache, and the future looks promising in both South and North America.

L.A. Orquesta Nueva Revolucion

versital live band
Los Angeles, CA

young group full of energy and talent.