Conscious Evolution presents
Jah9: A Concert to Benefit WaterNow
Fri · August 17, 2018
Doors: 10:00 pm / Show: 10:30 pmThe Haunt
$20 in advance.
Conscious Evolution is proud to present International Reggae Sensation Jah9 and Roots Reggaetronica Revolutionaries Indubious to play a concert at our local beloved venue, the Haunt to benefit WaterNow. WaterNow is a 501c3 non-profit providing knowledge, expertise, and consultation on clean, sustainable drinking water for present and future generations around the world. For more info visit www.waternow.us
Conscious Evolution's goal is to raise funds to buy a rig, and train crews to dig and maintain the water sources independently, providing job opportunities as well as increasing access to clean water.
Part of the proceeds will also benefit Ithaca's Multicultural Resource Center.
On Thursday, August 16 join Jah9 and her band for Yoga On Dub at the Southside Community Center at 8PM. Live slow-tempo dub from The Dub Treatment provides the soundtrack for a meditational journey.https://www.dspshows.com/event/1732405/
Born Janine Cunningham, Jah9 spent her first 9 years in Falmouth, Trelawny, on the rural western edge of Jamaica before moving into the city of Kingston, where she ventured inward and found an outlet for her feelings in the words that she wrote… Jah9 became a staple on Jamaica’s underground poetry scene by 2009. The empty spaces of instrumental dub allowed a young Jah9 to find her voice, and her demos caught the attention of the legendary singer Beres Hammond as well as popular producer Don Corleon; meanwhile the passion in her live performance and her love for live music caught the attention of her peers and assisted in jump starting what is known to the world as the ‘reggae revival’
Jah9 has gone on to successfully release two albums; ‘New Name’ (2013) &
‘9’ (2016). Her debut album, ’New Name’ produced by pioneer selector Rory ‘Stone Love’, was voted album of the year by AchisReggae.com and brought forth the playful hit, ‘Avocado’. In that same year Jah9 released the single “Steamers A Bubble” which has become an anthem for herb users worldwide. ‘9’ album represents Jah9’s shifts in energies to unveil a deeper more personal development of her ‘Jazz on Dub’ sound. The album was voted #2 Reggae Album of the Year by billboard.com.
Described as "black magic," Jah9 and her dub inspired band, The Dub Treatment, is a staple on European and American reggae and world music festivals having performed at Boomtown (UK), Roskilde Fest (DE), Paleo Fest (CH), Rototom (ES), Caliroots (US) among many others. A certified yoga instructor trained in Kemetic, Ashtanga and Iyengar methods, Jah9 has been known to compel her audiences during her live set to pause, breathe deeply and feel empowered. Intimately engaging with her fan base,
Jah9 also curates an organic music-based yoga experience she calls ‘Yoga on Dub’.
Jah9 is rooted in her African heritage and driven to serve. In 2015, while on tour in Italy and Malta she was intent on engaging with African refugees, sharing with them insight on the new environment they would face, natural wellness as well as yoga/breathing as healing therapy.
Jah9 is currently working in studio with legendary producer Clive Hunt on her follow-up to 2016’s ‘9’ album. So far two singles have been released; “Love Has Found I” and “ Feel Good”. They will be both be featured on an exclusive vinyl EP dubbed “Feelings” to be released in the summer of 2018.
Having been born with Cystic Fibrosis, the Indubious brothers were given a grim diagnoses at birth with a life expectancy of 18 years. Now 29 and 31, respectively, the brothers have persevered. Evton recently received a double lung transplant in 2011 resulting in a full recovery. Convinced by doctors of their impending death from an early age, their only choice has always been mind over matter. Time has proven that their unbending positive outlook combined with an inspiring message of love and hope, has not only helped them overcome personal hardship, but catapulted their music onto the world stage with an unstoppable momentum.
Armed with impressive instrumental skill, powerful tharmonies, and an electrifying stage presence, Indubious is destined to change the face of music. Leaving audiences stunned and amazed, they recruit fans from all walks of life whilst shattering any preconceived notions of genre and style. At the forefront of a musical revolution spreading out from their home of Ashland, Oregon, Indubious and their loyal fans, affectionately called "Indubians", have reached worldwide with international tours, numerous major festival plays, 3 full length album releases, and a steadily rising reputation as the originators and ambassadors of the Rootstronica genre (a high energy blend of Reggae, Rock and EDM).
Their most recent release, Wake The Lion, has achieved great success and reach with rankings and features throughout Beatport, iTunes, Amazon, and numerous media outlets. Produced by the legendary composer/producer Gaudi, Wake The Lion is a textural journey into the world of Rootstronica. Lush synths, deep bass and visionary lyricism encompass the entire album, blurring the lines between roots, dub, dancehall and heavy dance psychedelia. Indubious' unique sound has been brought vibrantly to the surface by Gaudi's innovative approach to electronic music. Vibrationally rich and musically brilliant, Wake The Lion champions a revolutionary sound, pushing the boundaries of reggae music.
Indubious has performed at many prestigious festivals including; Wakarusa, Gathering Of The Vibes, Reggae On The River, Sulafest in India, Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, California Roots Festival, Beloved, Britt Festivals, The Oregon Country Faire, Reggae In The Hills, Northwest World Reggae Festival, Earthdance, Gaia Festival, plus club and concert hall tours from Seattle to San Diego. They have shared the stage and toured with many influential names such as Black Uhuru, Matisyahu, Blondie, Michael Franti, Stephen Marley, Rebelution, Junior Reid, and Pato Banton to name a few.
The band and their legion of fans have adopted the motto of “Live Indubiously”, meaning living life without doubt and fear and faith in the fact that we are all here for a reason. “Our mission is to reconnect the people of the world with rightful living, rightful speaking through teaching the everlasting blessings of service to humanity, of service to our higher purpose and higher selves. Our gift is music – and through our music we wish to speak the truth in an effort to inspire others to do the same, to raise the positive vibrations of our planet and help others express the true loving nature within us all.”
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