Chad Deal 8:22 p.m., May 20
Elijah Emanuel & the Revelations
Elijah Emanuel: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Vocals | John Allen: Drums, Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric) | Nathan Soultrain: Bass guitar | Andy Geib: Flute, Trombone | Alex Somerville: Keyboards | Christian Mills: Percussion | Jimmy Kiy: Keyboards
Sound description: Tropical reggae/roots, or Jimmy Buffett in dreadlocks.
RIYL: Ruben Blades, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Jimmy Cliff
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- As I Hear It · Nov. 19, 2008
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Audio clipsElijah Emanuel: "Tres Sangres"
Inception: Tijuana, 1996
Influences: Ruben Blades, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Jimmy Cliff, Cheo Feliciano, Gil Scott Heron, Van Morrison, Kevin Kinsella, Mighty Black Diamonds
Tropical reggae/roots band fronted by immigration rights activist Elijah Emanuel, who was born in Panama. "Where I want to take it [reggae]? Where it's not localized to one geography and not limited to one culture. The music is universal. When I compose songs my intentions are to speak to and inspire people from every country in the world and this because the nature of this music directly connects to the consciousness of all people."