10-10:45 & 11-11:45
Since 1984, Jah Spirit’s music has sent a message of peace and freedom while celebrating social consciousness and universality among all peoples. Under the dynamic leadership of writer, composer, and singer Ras Michael I, the group blends an African-Reggae beat with elements of calypso jazz, blues and rock. Ras Michael, a native of Trinidad, captivates his audiences with spellbinding lyrics and a stage presence that has been described as charismatic, highly energetic and spirited. Interaction between the audience and the musicians is a recognized trademark of Jah Spirit. This band presents an unforgettable stage show – not just a concert. The band’s accomplishments include nomination for the prestigious Boston Music Awards outstanding reggae band, repeat performances at Boston’s celebrated “First Night” extravaganza and several opening shows for Jimmy Cliff and Toots and the Maytals. Jah Spirit was the first reggae band to be placed on the New England Foundation for the Arts Roster of recommended and endorsed performers. Jah Spirit’s appeal reaches across the many boundaries of music appreciation as exhibited by the wide variety of venues where they have been invited to perform. These include nightclubs, schools, weddings, celebrations, hotels, museums and parties.