PERFORMANCES & TICKETS
Good Vibes Summer Tour: Rebelution / Nahko & Medicine for the People / Collie Buddz / Hirie
Wednesday, June 28, 5:50 p.m. • 2017
THIS CONCERT IS SOLD OUT
GATES OPEN: @ 4:45 Early Entry | 5:00 General Public
ALCOHOL: Patrons will not be permitted to bring in outside alcohol for this performance
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California reggae band Rebelution returns to the Britt stage June 28, along with Nahko and the Medicine People, plus Collie Buddz, and Hirie. A dozen years into Rebelution’s stirring career finds them more energized than ever. Touring relentlessly since 2014’s Count Me In debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Reggae chart, the band’s members have expanded their songwriting horizons, fusing an ever-youthful attitude of celebration with the mature perspective of men of the world.
Billboard writes, “Their dynamic brand of original music weaves hypnotic threads of alt-rock and pop, retro-funk, blues, dub, even traditional Middle Eastern strains. Eric Rachmany’s expressive voice wraps his soul-searching lyrics in beguiling melodies.”
Rebelution came together in Isla Vista in 2004. The college friends evolved into one of the brightest lights of modern reggae. Their Debut album Courage to Grow, was named iTunes’ Editors’ Choice for Best Reggae Album of 2007. Bright Side of Life, released on their own 87 Music label in 2009, hit #1 on the iTunes Reggae chart. It was also the third most downloaded album in the U.S. in all genres, and reached #1 on the Billboard Top Reggae Albums chart and #34 on Billboard’s top 200.
The songs say it all. “Plant a seed, watch the whole thing grow.” Rebelution doesn’t just play and sing. They live these words and this music – as more fans learn with every new release.
Eric Rachmany – Vocals / Guitar
Rory Carey – Keyboards
Marley D. Williams – Bass
Wesley Finley – Drums
Guest Artist: Nahko & Medicine for the People / Collie Buddz / Hirie
Nahko and Medicine for the People call themselves a “world music musical collective”. Hailing from Portland, Oregon, frontman Nahko Bear, a musician of Puerto Rican, Apache, and Filipino descent, leads the group to create a fusion of multiple cultural musical influences. Nahko and the Medicine People played at Britt during the 2016 season.
Born in New Orleans but raised in Bermuda, dancehall singer Collie Buddz was influenced by the urban music of his island home. He first attracted attention with several hits in 2007 and has been popular with reggae crowds since then.
Hirie is the frontwoman for the reggae band of the same name. Born in the Phillipines, and spending several years in Italy, her family finally landed in Hawaii, where Hirie discovered her love for reggae. San Diego’s seven-piece band HIRIE is offers a global spiritual uplift. Melding the balmy island touches of its singer’s beloved home—as symbolized by its moniker’s first letter, a “H” for “Hawaii,” with that feeling of irie, the group offers a soundtrack of hope.