Alpha Blondy is the reigning King of Reggae music from the African continent. The sound Alpha Blondy and the Solar System have developed over 20 original albums (spanning 1984 - 2015) has wedded together the African continent to Jamaica and Africans of the Diaspora. Alpha's music symbolizes a few key principles: Love is the answer to every problem of modernity; and the Lord God Jah Rastafari is ONE (i.e. all religions are like streams leading to the same Creative Loving Spirit). Alpha Blondy's piercing voice, political/spiritual lyricism, energetic penmanship and performances has made him a bona-fide international musical Legend, and that is why we as independent promoters are so excited to bring this show to the international city of Seattle. From every nation in Africa, all through the Middle East and Asia, Alpha's Blondy's classic first albums "Cocody Rock" (1984) and Jerusalem (1986 recorded at Tuff Gong Studios in Jamaica with the Wailers) are recognized song-for-song.
Yeleen Productions, Tam Tam Seattle, and Culture Yard jointly present this once-inna-lifetime concert in Seattle on June 18th at Kings Hall in Seattle. We are reinforcing the sound-system and preparing for a fantastic concert. Doors open at 8PM to this Ages 21+ show.
Alpha Blondy and the Solar System - all the way from the Ivory Coast.
Opening up the live show is Jamaican roots reggae singer Pablo Moses and the Revolutionary Dream band.
Pablo Moses has an exemplary catalog of original self-produced roots reggae records dating back to his seminal 1976 debut "Revolutionary Dream". Pablo Moses joins us in Seattle following his performance at the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival in California. If you have not yet experienced Pablo Moses stage-show live, don't miss this opportunity. Interesting, Organized and Spiritual is the Rastaman!
Veteran DJ's have assembled to spark off the party before the live acts, KEXP "the best ambiance" DJ Darek Mazzone, and our own East African celebrity producer DJ Peter
Please don't miss this one!!!
Tickets are available now for $42 from Culture Yard! do not hesitate to support the independent promoters who bring the music out for the community love. We appreciate every ticket sold! Tickets also available via BrownPaperTickets now (at $42.39 w/ service fee)
Physical tickets are also available in person for $40 from these following outlets:
Saran African Market & Beauty Supply open from 11 am - 8 pm
20019 International Blvd., SeaTac WA 98198
West African Market
5997 Rainier Ave S. Seattle WA 98118
Positive Vibes Rasta Shop
1911 S. Commons, Federal Way 98003 (inside the Commons Mall)
Looking forward to this historic presentation of roots and culture African Reggae Music!