to open for
The Wailers at the Brooklyn Bowl
on Wednesday, February 14th
NY: NYC-based soul rocker Kwame Binea
is pleased to announce he and his band, Kwame Binea Shakedown, will
open for the Wailers, Bob Marley's legendary backing band, at the
Brooklyn Bowl on Wednesday February 14th, 2018. Doors open at 6,
and the show starts at 8 PM. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased
at this link.
About Kwame Binea Shakedown
Kwame Binea is a self-proclaimed rocker to the core, but he has
peppered his own brand of "Roots Rock" which embodies
his fertile and cultural diverse personal saga: growing up in West
London (his birth place) and his native origins in Ghana, moving
later to Cherry Hill, NJ as a teenager before setting up home in
New York City to unearth his artistic aspirations as a burgeoning
"Mix Rock and Roll with Silky Soul, screaming blues with folk
and you get Kwame Binea," says The Apollo Theater. "My
music is organic," says Kwame, "it embodies life, love,
and struggles. I'm driven by my mantra of Peace, Love, & Positivity,
so that propels and drives the messages for most of my lyrical content.
It's also party music and danceable, so if our music moves you and
makes you move, that's a great night," he added.
Kwame and the band have fed recordings and live endeavors with an
unyielding spirit and intestinal fortitude that is strikingly visible
in his artistic growth. They continues to draw a legion of loyal
fans with electrifying and inspirational performances at most of
New York City's most celebrated venues including Joe's Pub, Mercury
Lounge, Rockwood Music Hall, Aaron Davis Hall, Sullivan Hall, Shrine
& Silvana, The Bitter End and a Summer Residency at the iconic Arlene's
Grocery in the LES.
Kwame and his band are touring nationally and internationally throughout
2018 - stay tuned for updates on his website
and on Facebook.
Listen to his music on Spotify.
"The Shakedown crew really offers more of a shake-up, full
of punchy rocking hooks, a hefty dose of soulful horns and enough
funkitude to merit a badass guest spot by Living Colour's Vernon
Reid. The joyful carpe-diem spirit is spelled out straightforwardly
enough in a couple spots, primarily the earnest Jimmy Cliff cover
that provides the title track, while the group's booty-shaking bounce
still makes it palpable everywhere else." ~ Geno Thackara,
About the Wailers
The legendary Wailers band is carrying its revolutionary sound and
message to faithful fans around the world. Steered by famed bassist
and founder Aston "Familyman" Barrett, and joined in solidarity
with original Wailers Junior Marvin and Donald Kinsey, The Wailers
are making musical history!
The band that created, recorded, and performed Reggae music for
all generations will have you skanking in the aisle with your favorite
songs from Exodus, Kaya, Legend, and Rastaman Vibration, to today's
exciting new music! From Familyman's signature booming bass to Junior
and Donald's electrifying rock/blues guitar licks and leads, the
sound, the power, and the heartbeat of this #Reggae music will have
you calling out for more!
The Wailers promise to not only deliver music and talent perfected
over more than 40 years, but thankfully introduces fans to new-generation
talent who have ties to the Bob Marley & The Wailers family and
legacy. Drummer Aston Barrett Jr. is Familyman's multi-talented
son and nephew of Wailers co-founder and pioneering drummer Carlton
"Carly" Barrett. Aston Jr. plays multiple instruments,
but when the young Barrett sits down to wail on the drums, it's
strictly his Uncle Carly's inspiration you hear. "Only he can
play his uncle," Familyman says proudly, "he is the closest
to his uncle."
From 1973 to 1980, Bob Marley & The Wailers recorded, toured, and
performed before tens of millions of fans in numerous countries
around the globe. Their mission now is to "keep The Wailers
together," just as Bob requested when he told Fams and Junior:
"By doing that, you keep me alive through the music."
The Wailers have claim to more than 250 million Bob Marley & The
Wailers recordings sold, including 1977's Exodus, anointed
Best Album of the Century in 1999 by Time Magazine, and One Love
named Song of the Millennium that same year by BBC. Spin Magazine
listed Bob Marley & The Wailers at #4 of the 50 Greatest Bands of
All Times, while The New York Times named Bob Marley the most significant
musician of the century. All of these accolades were made possible
by the creative, timeless, and distinctive music, lyrics, arrangements,
and production provided by the incomparable Wailers musicians.
About the venue
Brooklyn Bowl is a music venue, bowling alley, and restaurant in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. It is known for its high-tech green construction and variety of musical acts. In 2013, music magazine Rolling Stone named Brooklyn Bowl the 20th best music club in America.
Kwame Binea Shakedown
The Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
8PM | $20 Tickets
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