Babylon Circus and Rootz Underground. April 26th, 2008. 7:00 p.m.
Rhythm Foundation is bringing together two peculiar bands in one concert to take place on April 26th, 2008 at the North Beach Bandshell, located at 7275 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach.
The first guest band, Babylon Circus is described as French ska-punk chansons under the big top. What else could something called Babylon Circus sound like? But even that doesn’t begin to capture the exhilarating spectacle, more infatuating than rock, more rocking than the circus. The 11-member band from Lyon, France is loved for their multilingual chicanery, improvised comedy, and unrelenting energy. Their epic musical chops create a power on stage, sweeping everyone off their feet with a unique sonic experience that explodes straight into the magical and incandescent.
The second guest band for the night will be Rootz Underground, which is known for its revolutionary reggae music, edgy, raw, natural, roots… That is pretty much the sound of this band formed in Kingston in 2000. The band played live for five years before recording their first CD, and soon became the most popular roots band in Jamaica. Roots reggae is loved around in all parts of the world. Yet in Jamaica, it is the sound of dancehall one hears most. Now the younger generation has decided to take up their “arms” and come as warriors with words, sound and power to hip clubs in Kingston and subsequently to radio, TV and festival stages outside their island of Jamrock. The band members of Rootz Underground have been schooled in the institutions of higher learning and mentored by present-day musicians and producers in Jamaica.
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