Earshot Entertainment And Angel Magik Presents
The 8th Annual Carnaval After Party
- Tarrus Riley
- Los Rakas
- Common Kings
- Sambaxe And Bateria Blocura
- DJ Jah Yzer
- DJ Irie Dole
- DJ Alfie 1 Bateria
Tarrus Riley's foray into music was inevitable. The talented singer and songwriter was always surrounded by music from an early age. His father is veteran reggae singer Jimmy Riley.
The secret to his success is quite simple when preparation meets opportunity, stated a self-assured Riley. I sing for the people - this is the contribution I can make and after I make a song; it isnt even mine anymore; it belongs to the people.
Known for his healing music, Tarrus released his sophomore album Parables in 2006 to widespread acclaim and spawned hit singles - Stay With You, Beware, Shes Royal, Lion Paw, among others. I worked on Parables with Dean Fraser and I wasnt surprised at the success it has had, but how fast it all happened, Riley reflected.
Los Rakas represent pan-American flows. Two cousins who grew up in Panama before spending their teens in Oakland, California, Raka Dun and Raka Rich put a distinctive "Panabay" twist on hip-hop and reggae, bridging the streetwise sounds of the places they've called home. Drawing on Panamanian plena's faithful approach to reggae classics and the Bay Area's independent and idiosyncratic hip-hop scene, Los Rakas merge familiar dancehall melodies with a lyricism all their own.