Ky-Mani Marley w/ Tatanka, Major Myjah and DJ Big Spade

Reggae Movement, Mountainlion Dynasty & Fat Jack's 5 Points Present

Ky-Mani Marley w/ Tatanka, Major Myjah and DJ Big Spade

Thu, July 23, 2015

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$25 Day Of Show

Tickets at the Door

This event is 16 and over

Ky-Mani Marley
Ky-Mani Marley
The Marley surname perpetuates Jamaican royalty, resonates world-wide recognition and represents the pioneer of a cultural, political and social revolution. Reggae icon and legend Bob Marley blessed the world with his timeless, brilliant and message filled sound which continues to inspire and influence audiences today. With such a living past, Bob Marley’s conviction and passion for music unintentionally was passed to the lives of his offspring and has allowed the Marley name to remain relevant amongst the hierarchy of the reggae sound.

Ky-Mani is a fitting name for a charismatic artist whose East African name means “adventurous traveler.”

Born on February 26, 1976, Ky-Mani Marley is the son of Bob Marley and table tennis champion Anita Belnavis. Ky-mani is the second youngest of Bob’s eleven children. While bearing the Marley name, Ky-Mani’s childhood told a different story. Born in Falmouth, Trelawney, Jamaica and settling in Miami, Florida at the age of seven, he was raised in the inner-city in a two bedroom home along with eight family members. Being exposed to an urban lifestyle, Ky-Mani adopted the attitude that all people are equal – no one is above or beneath him. This attitude has become the motto for the way he lives his life today. Humble. Soft spoken. Sincere. Loyal. Honest. Genuine. These are the makings of Ky-Mani Marley.As a child he had no interest following in the footsteps of his world-famous father and was more inclined to play sports. However, the seed that was planted by Bob’s legacy sprouted in 1997 when Ky-Mani teamed up with hip hop artist Pras of The Fugees for a rendition of Eddy Grant’s “Electric Avenue.” This would be the defining moment in his journey which would lead him to pick up the torch his iconic father lit so many years ago. Remaining true to his Jamaican culture, Ky-Mani’s fondness for all genres of music influences the work he creates. He is an artist with no limits. Incorporating world music, hip hop, blues, rock and a grass roots sound into his music, the end product is the pure representation of life for Ky-Mani. His sound is one that transcends cultural lines and prohibits him from being categorized as only a reggae artist. His raw, unadulterated, gruff sound captures the listener and reverberates the essence of Ky-Mani’s life story. Songs such as “Dear Dad,” “I Pray,” and “Ghetto Soldier” display the versatility and fiery-passion he exudes when sharing his voyage through song. Peace. One Love. Unity. Street Life. These are the makings of Ky-Mani’s music. Ky-Mani has three studio albums to his credit: The Journey (Shang), in 1999, which received mass critical acclaim and peaked at #7 on the Billboard reggae album charts; 2001’s Many More Roads (Fractal Ent/Reggae Vibes) which was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album; and Radio (Vox), from 2007, which has more of a hip hop feel than his previous albums and reached #1 on the Billboard reggae album charts.Ky-Mani has previously collaborated with R&B and reggae songstresses (Mya, Marcia Griffiths, Tessanne Chin), dancehall giants (Beenie Man, Buju Banton, Mr. Vegas, Alborosie) and hip hop talents (Young Buck, Afu-Ra, Ms. Dynamite).In 2007, he was the opening act for Van Halen’s North American Tour. He’s also headlined clubs and performed on festivals around the world, from The Netherlands and Hungary to Brazil and Mexico to Cape Verde and Kenya. In recent years, Ky-Mani has headlined Reggae on the Rocks in Colorado, St. Kitts Music Festival, Festival International De Rhythmes Du Monde in Quebec, Rock al Parque in Colombia, and World Festival of Black Arts & Cultures in Senegal. Ky-Mani’s autobiography, Dear Dad, was released on February 6, 2010, what would have been Bob Marley’s 65th birthday. Dear Dad, which is distributed in five languages, was written with the assistance Dr. Farrah Gray, the influential African-American empowerment guru. Ky-Mani is in the midst of recording his upcoming album, Evolution of a Revolution at Tuff Gong Studios in Kingston, Jamaica. This
marks the first time that he has worked at the world-renowned studios founded by his father in 1965. Known for his unique style of rock/soul/hip-hop infused reggae sound that transcends cultural lines, Evolution of a Revolution is expected to continue the musical exploration and features collaborations with artists from different musical genres.

In another first, Ky-Mani joined forces with Andrew Tosh for a very special collaboration. The offspring of Bob Marley and Peter Tosh are featured together on “Lessons In My Life,” the lead single off Andrew’s Grammy Award nominated acoustic tribute album to his father, Legacy. Ky-Mani is also featured on reggae singer Protoje’s single, “Rasta Love.” Produced by Donovan “Don Corleone” Bennett, “Rasta Love” is a powerful, conscious dancehall-meets-lover’s rock combination and will be included on Protoje’s upcoming album The 7 Year Itch.

Ky-Mani has starred in several films, including: Shottas with Paul Campbell, Spragga Benz and Wyclef Jean in 2002 (about organized crime in Kingston and Miami); One Love with singer Cherine Anderson in 2003 (a love story about a Rasta musician who meets a gospel singer when they both enter a music contest in Kingston); and as singer John the Baptist in 2004’s Haven, starring Bill Paxton and Orlando Bloom (a love story-cum-underworld revenge drama set on a exotic island). Ky-Mani is now ready to take on his next acting challenges. His television credits include: Living the Life of Marley on BET J; NBC/Telemundo’s The Shuffle; FOX Business’s Happy Hour with Cody Willard and Rebecca Gomez; plus Music Choice, MTV Jams and VH1 Soul, to name a few. With a new energy and revitalized spirit, the future is promising for Ky-Mani. In 2009, he started the charitable Love Over All Foundation which caters to empowering and educating the youth. LOAF also focuses on restoring values, rebuilding schools and supplying the basic necessities for the classrooms as well as the community in his hometown of Falmouth, Jamaica. Staying true to his humanitarian vision, Ky-Mani was recently the featured talent at special fundraising events at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum in New York, the 1st Annual Beat Breast Cancer Music Festival in Trinidad and Tobago which was televised throughout the English speaking Caribbean, and is a regular supporter of the United Nation’s human rights efforts. Ky-Mani along with Julian Lennon were jointly named Philanthropist of the Year by Prince Albert II of the Monaco Foundation, Better World Awards.Ky-Mani is starting a clothing line called Konfrontation.
“Tatanka is a record that manages to pay homage to its roots, deliver a couple catchy singles, as well as define Tatanka’s sound as an out of the mold band that is pushing the reggae-rock genre to a new place.” -Tommy Dubs, The Pier

Tatanka encapsulates the heavy roots rumble of the Caribbean, while maintaining the pop sensibilities of the dance-oriented electronic sounds from the Britannica-American reggae scenes. These sounds are what fueled the groups newest album,’Tatanka‘. Written over the span of a year and a half, Tatanka recorded their self-titled album at Imperial Sound in San Diego. Reggae rocker Ted Bowne from PASSAFIRE and roots magician The Maad T-Ray of Tribal Seeds feature on a counter-culture wake up call entitled “The Yard”. Jamaican sing-jay Triston Palmer is heard on a bouncy number labeled “Give Green“. The tune pays homage to never giving up and believing in yourself. En Young of Tribal Seeds can also be heard throughout the album. The album debuted at #1 on the iTunes reggae charts and #4 on Billboard’s reggae charts. The positive lyrics and heavy sounds garnered radio air-play all around the globe.

Tatanka’s ‘Sounds In Technicolor‘ EP has racked up over 20,000 downloads and has attributed to the flourishing fan base. This recognition has led to tours across the US and Canada with acts such as Tribal Seeds, Stick Figure, Lee Scratch Perry, Fortunate Youth, Easy Star Allstars, Passafire, and more. In conjunction with a heavy tour schedule, Tatanka has also played a multitude of festivals including California Roots, Powell-a-Palooza, Desert Rocks, Arise, and a plethora of others.

Formed in Denver Colorado by a few college friends, Tatanka has been recognized as “Breakout Artist of the Year” (2014) by The Pier, High Times “Unsigned Band of the Month” (September 2011), and nominated by Westword magazine for “Colorado’s Reggae/Jam Band of the Year” (2015). With 2015 providing a large amount of clout, Tatanka will be releasing a remix album of their self-titled record as well as several new singles.

Tatanka’s infectious live show is the bridge between the band and the fans. It unifies the crowd with a progressing, pulsing, and positive perspective. Tatanka is always looking to further instill a global vision of unity with their pounding, dynamic sounds and peaceful, harmonious message.

“We all go help them, People come together no selfish.” - Reward Them, TATANKA
Major Myjah
Major Myjah is a 17-year old multi-talented singer/songwriter/musician and actor signed to Warner Brothers Records. Major's new and eclectic sound is inspired by influences as diverse as Coldplay, the Beatles, Kendrick Lamar, Eminemand James Fauntleroy.

Major's dedication to his artistry and acumen as a songwriter has led to collaborations with acclaimed artists, songwriters and producers very early in the teen’s career. Some of the industry heavyweights with whom Major has collaborated with include Afrojack, Asher Roth, Rey Reel, Jerry Wonda, James Fauntleroy, Angela Hunte, Ryan Toby, Kevin Cosom, The Runners, Busbee, Supa Dups, Don Corleon, Mozella, Prince and The Messengers. His deubt single "Cry" was released in November 2014 and his debut album will be released in the spring of 2015 on Warner Bros. Records.
DJ Big Spade
DJ Big Spade
Dr. Xclusive, a.k.a. The Mad Scientist, known to the Colorado
nightlife as DJ BIG SPADE who’s one of the Hottest DJ’s in the West Coast and no stranger to the wheels of steel. Spade has worked with people from all over the country and has even been blessed to share booths with some legendary DJ’s like:
Kid Capri
Dj Drama
Biz Markie
Dj Enuff
Snoop Dogg’s dj Dj Jam
Ludacris’s dj Dj JayCee
50 Cent's dj, Dj Whoo Kid
Monie Love
Jay Z & Eminem's dj, Dj Green Lantern
Will Smith's dj, Dj Jazzy Jeff

Violator Dj, Dj Big Spade has also been booked for major events and shared the stages, as a performing dj for major concerts headlining celebrities such as:
Snoop Dog (2012 The Fillmore, 2008 Coors Theater)
P Diddy (2005 The Church Night Club & Event Center)
Busta Rhymes (2005 The Church Night Club & Event Center)
Jermain Dupree (2005 The Church Night Club & Event Center)
T Pain (2008 Summer Jam)
Tracey Morgan (2011 Gallery 22)
Mike Jones (2011 Club Vinyl)
M.O.P (2011 Club Vinyl)
Yo Gotti (2012 Casselman's Event Center)
112 (2009 Sutra Event Center)
Lloyd (2012 Beta)
Alkaholics (2012 Casselman's Event Center)
Ty Dolla Sign (2013 Gothic Theater)
Chalie Boy (2012 Gallery 22 Event Center)
Dorrough (2012 Fuego Event Center)
Mobb Deep (2013 Cervantes)
Dom Kennedy (2013)
Scarface (2012 Casselman's Event Center)
Wiz Khalifa Taylor Gang (2012 Casselman's Event Center)
Babyface (2011 R&B Jazz Festival)
T.I. (2005 All Star Weekend Party, 2008 Summer Jam Concert),
Red Man (2009 The Ogden Theater),
Rad Digga (2009 The Ogden Theater),
Wu-Tang Clan (2008 Atzlan Theater),
The Game (2009 DU College Campus),
The Clipse (2007 Rise Night Club),
Slick Rick (2007 Rise Night Club),
Outkast (2000 Fox Theater),
Naughty By Nature (Fox Theater),
Damion Marley (2009 Vinyl Club Event Center),
Nas (2009 Vinyl Club Event Center),
Talib Kweli (2009 Vinyl Club Event Center)
Bobby Valentino (2006, 2012 Casselman's Event Center),
Day 26 (2009 Vinyl Club),
De La Soul (2007 Blue Ice Event Center),
Gang Starr/Guru (2004, 2006, 2008, 2010) and plenty more!
Venue Information:
Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom
2637 Welton Street
Denver, CO, 80205