Raggae Ambassadors Third World are coming to Taos!
Third World are a Jamaican reggae band formed in 1973. Their sound is influenced by soul, funk and disco. Although they have undergone several lineup changes, Stephen "Cat" Coore and Richard Daley have been constant members.
While the band played roots reggae, they have also incorporated other styles into their music, and it was the initial influence of The Wailers that prompted the formation of the band to take on a new direction that combined reggae with other genres. The pop-oriented sound has given rise to criticism of the band over the years, with reggae purists uncomfortable with their incorporation of American soul and R&B into their sound. The band have played also folk-pop, hard rock, bossa nova, rap, light pop-jazz, doo-wop and calypso. Their style has been described as reggae fusion. Singer Bunny Rugs described the band's sound: "Strictly a reggae band, no. Definitely a reggae band, yes." Guitarist Cat Coore said of their music: "The hybrid of various types of music is a natural thing because, by growing up in Jamaica, we know the direct roots of reggae and ska. At the same time we live in a country where you get to hear Chuck Berry, Fats Domino and all the R&B artists." Bassist Richard Daley said "we took roots reggae music and put branches on top of it".
For Alphanso Henclewood getting from Kingston Jamaica to New Mexico has proven to be a long journey. After 14 years of spreading the word of Rastafari around the US, Henclewood, aka King Shark has decided to plant his roots in the City Different.
A talented singer in the “Dance Hall” style of reggae, Henclewood has been appearing all over town with the Brotherhood Sound System, and is also establishing Santa Fe as the address of his record label, Montego Records. After stints in New York city and the Phoenix area, the King has found a permanent place to set his throne. “It’s the mountains,” says Wood, “they remind me of Jamaica.”
$15 in advance/$20 day of show