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Uprising at Christopher's

Published:Thursday | July 8, 2010
The Uprising Roots Band (from left): Lloyd Palmer, Joseph Sutherland, Rashawn McAnuff, Jeffry Graham and Ruel Ashburn. - Contributed

Christopher's Café will come alive with the sounds of The Uprising Roots Band today.

The band will be performing songs from their upcoming debut album, as well as hot singles they have released in the last few months.

Particularly known for the tracks Skyfiya and Brightest Light, The Uprising Roots Band has shot to popularity locally, as well as in Europe and North America.

With authentic and real, unadulterated reggae music in their arsenal, the band pleases audiences and music lovers with each chord, lyric, rhythm and song.

Darren Hamilton, manager of The Uprising Roots Band says that live music lovers can look out for a "mind-blowing experience".

First impression

"The band takes pleasure in making great first impressions, and this is the first time we will be performing at Christopher's. We know the crowd that comes is a real music-loving and appreciating set of people, and the band will make sure that they enjoy themselves," said Hamilton.

While mum about many things related to the album, Hamilton said the band is looking forward to a mid-August release for their almost-completed project.

Hamilton also said that while live music events such as that being staged at Christopher's were dwindling, they remain an important part of ensuring that Jamaica's music and musicians stay alive.

"It is very important that musicians and performers have a space to exercise their craft, and where music lovers can get a chance to see music in its truest and purest form. It's absolutely fantastic that Christopher's has provided this platform for our local music to shine and grow," he commented.

Christopher's is located inside the Quad Night Club on Trinidad Terrace and hosts live music events every Thursday.