Culture featuring Kenyatta Hill 40th Anniversary of Two Sevens Clash w/ Mighty Joshua and Nesta

Culture featuring Kenyatta Hill 40th Anniversary of Two Sevens Clash w/ Mighty Joshua and Nesta

Mighty Joshua, Nesta

Wed, April 12, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Broadberry

Richmond, VA

$10 ADV, $12 DOS

Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

Culture
Culture
Kenyatta Hill's career as a singer began the day his father's ended. Joseph Hill, singer and songwriter from the iconic Jamaican vocal trio Culture, passed away in 2006 while on tour in Europe. Left without a lead singer, Kenyatta - then the band's sound engineer - stepped from behind the mixing board and onstage to deliver 19 electrifying performances until the completion of the tour. Fans, promoters, and critics all agreed: the legacy of Culture would live on. Influenced by elements of dancehall, grounded in the roots tradition, and motivated to carry on his father's work, Kenyatta set out to finish songs that Joseph had started and create new music of his own. On his poignant debut album "Pass The Torch" (Tafari Records), he was backed by a masterful roster of musicians including Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare. His first single, "Daddy," explored the emotional pain and uncertainty that he felt after the loss of his father. The album received critical acclaim and remains a fan favorite. Following his debut, Kenyatta embarked on a successful U.S. tour with Beres Hammond and released a celebrated tribute album in 2011, "Live On: A Tribute To Culture" (Rymshot Productions). He continued to tour extensively across the globe, honing his craft as a solo artist and keeping the legacy of Culture alive for reggae lovers everywhere.

He has now returned from the studio older and wiser, ready to share a more complete picture of Kenyatta Hill: the artist, the man. His upcoming album, Riddim Of Life (Honest Music), features members of the famed Roots Radics band, Culture backing band, and Thievery Corporation's reggae outfit The Archives. The anthemic first single & video "Afrikan" highlights the voice "commented on in countless articles and reviews as being a carbon copy of his father's [which] melts on the instrumentals like bittersweet chocolate," writes Gardy Stein-Kanjora of Reggaeville. "The lyrics stretch beyond purely philosophical matters to very private affairs [without] leaving Rasta-Grounds." As Kenyatta instructs, "Lend not only your ear, but your heart and mind." Tune in to the Riddim Of Life. Available Worldwide September 30, 2014.
Mighty Joshua
Mighty Joshua
Mighty Joshua moves listeners by opening minds and activating bodies through song. He encourages positive change with lyrics that raise consciousness in his community and beyond. With the debut of his first solo album, Joshua expresses himself through a spirited self-titled life inspired compilation.

Experimenting with sound and rhythm, Joshua draws from his musical roots in African percussion. Soon after exposure to Djembe and Djun Djun drums they became a part of his playing repertoire which also includes the Didgeridoo. In 1998 Joshua worked as a manager and D.J. with the company 3 Brothers, 1 Million Records – steadfastly laying the foundation for what has become the vibrant reggae music scene in Richmond today. By 1999 Joshua joined Jah Revelations, and later linked-up with Richmond Dub Collective which transformed over time into the reggae band Antero.

Joshua is an integral part of Antero. In 2008 the group won title of “Favorite New Band” at the first Virginia Reggae Awards. As vocalist and percussionist for the group since 2007, he has helped build the following that made the band a staple on the local music scene in his hometown of Richmond, VA. It is in this role that “Mighty Joshua” was born, and in 2012 he was nominated for Virginia Reggae’s “Best New Artist” award. In 2014 Joshua received awards for being Virginia Reggae's Favorite Artist of the Year, and his debut album was voted Favorite Album of the Year. Joshua has become acquainted with internationally recognized reggae artists through Chris “Peanut” Whitley of Stable Roots Productions who has received many accolades for his role as Music Director/Producer for Corey Harris and touring keyboardist for Corey Harris, Culture, and Eek-A-Mouse. Mighty Joshua played percussion and supplied backing vocals for Corey Harris albums “Father Sun, Mother Earth” and the soon to be released “Fulton Hill Blues.”
Mighty Joshua has had the pleasure of opening for international reggae acts such as Inner Circle, The Itals, Midnite, Tribal Seeds, and The Legendary Culture w/ Kenyatta Hill.

When he’s not living the life of a professional musician, Mighty Joshua dedicates time and energy to working with non-profit organizations like the Makindu Children’s Program in Kenya East Africa. He enjoys integrating music for social awareness and celebrating the impact individual people make.
Nesta
Singer-Songwriter turned EDM artist, Nesta's is known for her soulful lyrics and dewey vocals. An athlete and avid surfer, you can find Nesta traveling the world in search of the perfect wave.
Venue Information:
The Broadberry
2729 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA, 23220
http://www.thebroadberry.com