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October 14 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Maka Roots is a veteran in Reggae music who stands firm and true, reverent to the traditional and foundation roots reggae sound and esthetic. His music is original, modern and progressive as well. Along with these vital qualities, his music is heartfelt, with a positive, conscious message. Thought provoking music that pleases the ears and elevates the mind. Music that moves the heart and lifts the spirit. The message is lyrically sharp, potent and relevant. His versatile live set is a balance of styles from the reggae music spectrum. From conscious roots anthems to digi-dancehall style, rebel music to lovers rock, Maka Roots plays it all. Tight and crisp. Melodic, thoughtful and creative. Fierce and driving. Dubwise and bubbling. Executed with precision and heart. Live performances are a refreshing, positive and upful experience. His reputation is solidified as one of San Diego’s top roots reggae artists and is felt wherever he takes the stage.
His musical journey began in 1985, after the profound impact reggae music and its spiritual message had on him. For over three decades, Maka has remained steadfast in the mission, performing in reggae bands in California and Hawaii. He is a founding member of Hawaii’s pioneering reggae band, The Heartical Crew. Their orthodox, roots sound influenced many of today’s well known Hawaiian reggae bands. After many years of directing all aspects of the music business, he focused on his personal musical path. Stepping from the keyboards and up to the microphone as a conscious roots vocalist he released his debut CD, ‘I Sight’. His musical journey has come full circle, returning to California.
Maka Roots continues to perform and record and is commited to his musical mission. Like all the great roots reggae singers that influenced him, he is equally serious about his faith, Livity and music. His works are respected by his musical peers and well received in the reggae community. Through years of reasoning with Elders of Ras Tafari, he realized it was truly a divine force guiding his path, as he strives to live his life as his elders, with humility and love. Experience, wisdom and an unwavering sense of purpose are the strength and the spirit driving his music and message. Reggae Music. Blessed. Sanctified. Edified. Born in Jamaica and brought to the four corners of the Earth. Universal music in reverence of the Most High with Love and Respect for all people.