What very may well be the last combination reggae, soul and hip hop show of the entire semester is going down at Beckham tomorrow night. McKenzii Webster ’13 writes in with the details.
Brian McKenna ’04 is a Wes alum, producer of Dear Mama Earth and owner of Btoven Music. He and reggae artist Toussaint the Liberator built Dear Mama Earth into an LP from discussions about 21st century lifestyles, politics and natural disasters.
The Dear Mama Earth LP is aimed at those of us caught up in the hustle of urban life with the goal of provoking thought on energy consumption, conservation, renewable resources, global warming and wasteful habits.
FEATURING: THE FREESTYLE COLLECTIVE | PROJECT STERLING | FXWRK | ARI
&ARIAN | RHYS LANGSTON | DJ KENZII KENZ!!
Date: Thursday, December 6
Time: Party starts @ 9:30pm, Performers @10:30
Place: Beckham Hall
The reggae album of the year is upon us!
Men with Bad Manners, featuring all of Wesleyan’s greatest musicians, has released its debut album, Seed Sankara. Not only is the music stupendous (produced by Buru Style’s Andrew Fogliano ’10), but it’s also for a great cause. MWBM includes Immanuel Lokwei ’12, Howe Pearson ’12, Matt Hurwit ’12, and Jesse Humm ’12.
Your support will help the Kapseret Soccer Club and Long Mouth Social Forum promote social dialogue, peaceful coexistence, and the revaluation of artistic creations in ethnically torn parts of rural Kenya.
Buy the album on Bandcamp or download hit single “Town Cow Skank” for free.
Last week marked BuHo’s triumphant return to the world of funk. This time, Buru Style takes over. Jake Schofield ’12 has much to alliterate over:
Buru Is Back at Buho Baby!!!!!!!
Alliterations are fun! Come anytime this Saturday night and submit yourself to aural
Date: Saturday, February 25
Time: 10:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Place: Buddhist House
Whoru Style? Buru Style
“It’s the kind of good time you can have with friends at 2 am, with the neighborhood kids the next afternoon, and with the whole fam around the fire on that special December night of your choice.”
Last year we posted about a collection of “wild (dare we say ‘zany’?) reinterpretations of classic holiday music from several faiths,” from campus reggae/funk faves Buru Style. This year, drum teacher/grad student/all-around percussion wiz Bill Carbone writes in to remind you of the omnidenominational holiday treat and let you know it’s available on iTunes, eMusic, and burustyle.bandcamp.com—actually in time for the holidays this time. It’s been a year since I first heard this EP, but these takes on “Jingle Bells” and “Hannukah, Oh Hannukah” don’t sound any more sane.
The album features Jake Schofield ’12, Andrew Fogliano ’10, Jake Gold ’10, Eric Sherman ’11, Ian Coss ’11, and Bill Carbone (grad) as well as seriously alumni MC Kabir Sen ’99. Here’s a seriously funked out “Jingle Bells,” featuring the aforementioned MC Kabir:
From campus favorite Buru Style, who just rocked Westco Friday night, comes an album of multidenominational holiday song reinterpretations:
The Omnidenominational Holiday Experience is a collection of wild (dare we say “zany”?) reinterpretations of classic holiday music from several faiths. It’s the kind of good time you can have with friends at 2am, with the neighborhood kids the next afternoon, and with the whole fam around the fire on that special December night of your choice.
Jake Schofield ’12 writes in with some further details:
Not only is it for all religious purposes, it is a truly dynamic album! These tunes sound great whether you’re baking cookies (or latkahs) with your mommy, or you’re gettin baked in your dorm room with your friends (or mommy).
Physical copies are for sale at Joe’s Music Store on Main Street, as well as online (price includes shipping!). Or if you wanna ‘go green’ or be lazy, just download the MP3s. Do it!
You can stream, download, or order the album here. Seriously, this tripped out take on “Hannukah, Oh Hannukah” is either the most brilliant or the most irritating thing I’ve ever heard. Decide for yourself.