Back by popular demand EarthKry from Kingston Jamaica will be blessing Down The Road with some Roots Rock Reggae!
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The EarthKry band was born and nurtured within the halls of the Edna Manley College of The Visual & Performing Arts in Kingston Jamaica, where four budding musicians hoped to hone their skills. Their journey began in 2012 with a twist of fate which brought together lead singer and guitarist Aldayne Haughton, keyboard player Phillip Mcfarlane , drummer Kieron Cunningham and bass guitarist Kamardo Blake, to play a series of small gigs. Drawing inspiration from Bob Marley and The Wailers, The Beatles, John Holt, Black Uhuru and Steel Pulse, the group soon cemented a wholesome fusion of Roots Reggae, Souls and Rock genres for a fresh but universal sound.
Much like the iconic reggae outfit The Wailers, the band chose its name, EarthKry, to signify its mission to voice the grievances of the downtrodden through the vibrations of their music. Befittingly, their debut single “9 to 5” echoes the daily tribulations of the working class who are barely able to make ends meet from their menial wages.
In April 2015 EarthKry entered The Ostroda Festival’s “World Reggae Contest” with their “9 to 5” single where they became the only Jamaican band to make it to the top ten, placing 7th out of 102 entries from across the globe. Thereafter “9 to 5” was released on Amazon, iTunes, Spotify and several other digital distribution media, marking another momentous achievement for the band.
As EarthKry strives to provide a medium of escape for people all over the world with their uplifting songs, the band continues their journey to becoming a household name. With a series of live performances at local hot spots they have already begun making their mark on the local scene, impressing their audience most notably at Merritone’s 25th Anniversary show in Montego Bay at Sea Gardens Hotel, Chronixx Capture Land Tour, Manchester and Rebel Salute 2016. The band anticipates taking their act to international stages for further promotion.
Through the guidance of musicians Nambo Robinson and Maurice Gordon, the band released their first E.P ‘Hard Road’ October 2015 during their island Hard Road Tour, followed by their US tour of 10 states, as they work towards their release of the first album for 2017.
Opening act will be preformed by http://jahnirootsmovement.com/
“Jahriffe”Barriffe Mackenzie born July 6, a Reggae musician healing through music, expressing freedom, spiritual awakening, and love for all. Jahriffe founder of Roots Reggae band, JAH-N-I Roots Band release their first album “Rastafari Love” in 2005. A ten song album of a journey and purpose which received national & international audience attention. Jahriffe, lead vocal of JAH-N-I Roots Band began opening for great reggae musicians like Kymani Marley, Anthony B, Mighty Diamonds, Midnite, while also winning 2007 Urban Music Award. By 2013 still holding strong to the inspiration births forth a second JAH-N-I Roots Band release “Check Your Timing” an album of persistence and love for creating music with reason. Receiving great welcoming to the album from the listeners songs like Empress, You Remind Me, and Bless The Seed becoming fans favorites. Alongside a 2014 performance opening for Chronixx was good promo for the release. In 2015 changes start to take place for the long standing Roots Reggae Band. Inspired for a new direction Jahriffe brings himself to the fore front as Jahriffe & JAH-N-I Roots Movement. The evolution created more vision for the task felt in the soul of Jahriffe. He becomes the voice and face of a music that defines an experience of humanity’s higher self. This metamorphoses opened up the platform to guest speaking at Mobile Alabama University which led to many lectures in the US, and closing 2015 with an energetic performance supporting Kabaka Pyramid & Iba Mahr. Jahriffe takes it straight to the roots with a single giving veneration to his spiritual foundation of The Rastafari Movement.“Rasta Can’t Fade” single released October of 2016 awaken the souls of the people accompanied with a music video receiving more than 100 thousand YouTube views and currently growing. Gaining more support from fans, “Love is One” wins best video of the year 2016 Garrison Award. Keeping a steady flow, Jahriffe was awarded from the Mayor of Boston for he’s musical contribution during his live performance featured in the sold out 2016 African Fashion Week Boston. Jahriffe welcomes 2017 with a theatrical role as, Bob Marley in the play “ Its about Time” located at the historical Strand Theatre in Boston. His desire to be apart of the change for truth, rights, love and equality for all using Reggae Music as a vehicle to send the message, is alive and well within his community and beyond. Jahriffe delivers a hopeful, compassionate, fearless, inspired performance that re-awakens the JAH-N-I Roots Movement in the mind, body, and souls of he’s audience. The success of the movement continues to grow and develop a wanted experience by many. Jahriffe stands in the place with other humanitarian of the world, feeding the inspired with more inspiration.