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Root Awakening

Reggae Band from Santa Cruz, CA - Will travel up to 500 miles
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$800 - $3200 per event
The scorching rhythms and sweet harmonies of ROOT AWAKENING, one of the premiere roots music makers in America, have been reaping continual raves from lovers of reggae worldwide for the past seven years. From their right-on renderings of Studio One and Treasure Isle classics to their powerful conscious original tunes, this energetic, professional five-piece ensemble is totally committed to their art. Their stunning debut cd “Roots Tonic” was rated the #1 independent USA reggae release of the year by Reggae Report magazine. Festival highlights have included the 1998 and 1999 Roots Mountain Reggae Festivals in Washington State (at which ROOT AWAKENING backed the legendary Congos from Jamaica), California’s Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, the Kansas City Reggaefest, the 2000 Northwest Reggae Festival, Montana’s Roots Revolution Festival 2000 and San Francisco’s Reggae in the Park. Among the talented and seasoned musicians are multi-instrumentalist HERB DALY, founding member and lead guitarist for the seminal roots band, the Rastafarians, and stellar guitarist VINCE BLACK, whose tours and sessions include steady work with Black Uhuru, Wailing Souls and Dub Syndicate. ROOT AWAKENING has provided musical backing for seminal roots vocalists the Congos, ska/rocksteady legend Ken Boothe, UK dj sensation Tippa Irie, young roots revival star Daweh Congo, and many other great performers. On the international front, ROOT AWAKENING wowed thousands of music lovers from all over the globe at the International Sailing Regatta Festival on the island of Bonaire, Dutch West Indies. ROOT AWAKENING has shared stages with (and received accolades from) the cream of the world’s international reggae artists.
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Root Awakening was hired for our wedding reception. We wanted something fun and lively that would bridge that 'generation gap' inherent to weddings. They were great! Everyone had a super time. I hadn't seen my Mom dance like that in a long time... maybe ever! Other family members hung around until the last notes, too. The event was a smashing success and Root Awakening was a big part of that. Thanks, guys!

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These guys are an incredible Reggae group, I would recommend them for any kind of party. They put on an awesome show with even better music

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2007
Jul
4
Private Event
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
2006
Sep
16
Moe's Alley
Santa Cruz, CA
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2006
Sep
3
Monterey Bay Reggaefest
Monterey, CA
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
2006
Sep
2
Private Event
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
2006
Aug
12
Henfling's
Ben Lomond, CA
9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
2006
Aug
5
Wedding
San Francisco, CA
8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
The Good Lord
Abyssinians
Satta Massa Gana
Abyssinians
Smile
Bob Andy
Skylarking
Horace Andy
Moving Away
Ken Boothe
Train is Coming
Ken Boothe
I've Got to Say Goodbye
Ken Boothe
Revolution
Dennis Brown
Existence of Jah
Dennis Brown
No Man is an Island
Dennis Brown
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Picnic
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Halloween Parties
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Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Root Awakening will also travel to Soquel, Capitola, Aptos, Scotts Valley, Felton, Mount Hermon, Ben Lomond, Brookdale, Holy City, Redwood Estates, Freedom, Los Gatos, Watsonville, Boulder Creek, Davenport, San Jose, Coyote, Saratoga, Campbell, Morgan Hill, Moss Landing, New Almaden, Castroville, Cupertino, Gilroy, Aromas, San Martin, Santa Clara, Marina, Pescadero.
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