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7th Street Showcase Featuring Arkaingelle, Junior Toots, Malika Madremana, Empress Isheba, Binghi Ghost and Irae Divine

7th St. Band:
7th St. Band is a foundation out of Berkeley, California that has been performing reggae on the west coast for the last 9 years. Edi (drummie, founder and capitan of 7th st.) and Benjamin (keys & secretary of state) have known each other since they were 13 years old and have been making music together since. Together with Jason (guitar and founder of the Funkanauts) and Barry (saxophone) they make up 7th St. Band. They have backed such artists as: Konshens, Million Stylez, Pressure, Perfect, Marlon Asher, Norris Man, Louie Culture, Mr. Easy, Mega Banton, Prestige, Tuff Lion, Army, Danny I, Messenjah Selah, Lloyd Brown, Prezident Brown, Winstrong, Arkaingelle, Junior Toots, Binghi Ghost, Luv Fyah, Blaak Lung, Malika Madremana, Irae Divine, Roots Natty and Miosotis, Earl Zero, Ras Indio and Wadi Gad. 7th St. is constantly striving to elevate their music. Stay tuned for much more to come from 7th St. Band.

Uniting an Afro-Caribbean perspective with the ever strengthening, pro-African voice of Ras Tafari, Arkaingelle's blazing vocals and meditative lyrics have been resounding thunderously within the cultural reggae scene from Brazil to Britain, South Africa to South America and from the East Coast to the West Coast of the United States. Hailing from Buxton, Guyana, Arkaingelle delivers heavyweight roots music with a spiritual message and an energetic frequency which when combined are sure to captivate, uplift, inspire and bring joy to a broad diversity of audiences.

Arkaingelle's debut album O'PEN was released in April 2008 on the AINGELLES MUZIK/GREENSPHERE LABEL. O'PEN "penetrates the heart of the listener from beginning to end, and takes them to a deeper realm of consciousness." It is "a spiritual gathering of positive, uplifting and smooth tracks." His standout single, 'Song of Praise,' on the IGrade compilation JOYFUL NOISE, is "remarkably infectious."

Arkaingelle has graced venues all over the world and always leaves his audiences captivated and wanting more. He has shared the stage with Prezident Brown, Lutan Fyah, Bambu Station, Richie Spice, Midnite, Queen Omega, Ras Attitude, Yami Bolo, Mega Banton, Wonderful Counsellor and many more.

Arkaingelle embraces music compassionately; seeing it as an instrument that has the potential and capability to heal and arouse to higher consciousness. Currently working on his second release, BEHOLD, with Greensphere/Aingelles Muzik, Arkaingelle is also promoting his recently released single 'Time Manifest' from Rumble Rock Records on the album STEP by STEP RIDDIM.

Junior Toots:
Junior Toots, Crown of Fire, is a uniquely talented recording artist and performer whose passion for reggae is evident in his moving live performances & recordings that inspire all.

Born and raised in Jamaica & the US, he has a genuine commitment to socially conscious lyrics and a determination to express himself sincerely from within. This passion can be felt through his deeply soulful vocal style that is reminiscent of his father, renowned reggae artist Toots Hibbert, of the Toots and the Maytals.

With a mixture of Reggae, Roots, R&B, & Reggaeton, Junior Toots reaches out to all supporters of conscious music with a message to unite & uplift. Beyond the sound of his voice, you can feel the positive vibrations that he shares from his heart & soul.

Committed to taking his career to the next level, Junior Toots is working hard to make his music available to as many listeners as possible.
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Malika Madremana:
Malika “MotherSista” Madremana is honored to represent Rastafari and roots reggae as a Puerto Rican sista, born in New York City and raised in Cali. Since the age of four, Malika has spent a lifetime on stage.

Rastafari manifested in her life as a teen- and reggae music had the greatest impact and influence upon her ever since. Heavily influenced by the legends such as Bob Marley, the I-three’s, Abyssinians, Hugh Mundell, Jacob Miller, etc…she began writing and composing songs.

Malika officially began her baptism into the reggae field as a background singer and vocal arranger for a number of prominent and heartical artists. She has toured and performed abroad and internationally with legends such as Wadi Gad, Yami Bolo, Apple Gabriel, the Mighty Diamonds, Mikey Dread, Roots Natty,Bushman, Batch, and Ras Attitude, among many others. Malika has performed at numerous festivals and shows including the Ragamuffin festival in Long Beach, the Sierra Nevada Music Festival, Bob Marley Day Festival, Dreadstock, and the Monterrey Reggae Festival. Her two albums are Healing (2003) and Elixir (2007), and are a production built on the talents of reggae legends and future greats. A high school teacher by day, Malika Madremana is still burning the midnight oil to create new word sound power for the generations to come. Alongside the incredible talents and fiyah of the 7th Street band, Malika is bringing the people the Roots Rock Reggae they're longing for!

Empress Isheba:
Empress Isheba was born in Linden, a village in Guayana, South America. Musically influenced early in her life by the Nyabinghi Church, Isheba also has been inspired by Bob Marley, Culture, The Mystic Revelations of Rastafari, Midnite and countless others. Her lyrics chant of and are rooted by Rastafari. Over the past five years she has been spreading her music in California and has had the pleasure of working closely with Malika Madremana. Isheba has opened for such artists as Capelton, Arkaingelle, Batch, Ras Attitude and Sister Carol as well as performed with Malika Madremana at Sierra Nevada World Music Festival. Large Up Empress Isheba, Royal Rasta Dawtah!

Binghi Ghost:
Binghi Ghost is a reggae sing-jay with a modern style that mixes both roots and dancehall elements.
He has (2) full length albums out and is featured on a variety of riddim compilations and mix cd’s.
“Binghi Ghost: Street hits” was released in 2005 on the Street Scholars label (DJSerg/Relic Secure Executive producers) “Binghi Ghost: I’m from a place…” Was released August 2009 on the Island Sound Records Label (DJSerg Executive producer) Binghi Ghost was raised in the US Virgin Islands in and around the VI reggae scene with familiar VI artists such as Vaughn of Midnite, Pressure, Army, Danny I, Batch, Ras Attitude, Abja, Lady Passion, IBA, I-Grade, Nyorah, Star Lion Family, Bamboo Station, Inner Visions, Etc.
Currently Binghi Ghost resides in the Bay Area, Ca and performs many live shows with 7th St. Band, sharing the stage with fellow showcase artists Luv Fyah, Army, Danny I & Irae Divine.

Irae Divine:
Irae Divine was born Raynice Gomillion in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Growing up in Philadelphia with a musically rich family environment, she began singing at an early age. Irae sang at church, in plays, and at talent shows. She was involved with an R&B band and was eventually exposed to Reggae. She fell in love and was inspired by the Deep Roots and Culture of the genre. Black Uhuru, Third World, Burning Spear, Twinkle Brothers & Bob Marley helped set the template and direction of her musical growth. Irae has sung backing vocals for such artists as Messenjah Selah, Chezidek, Tuff Lion, Army, Danny I, Arkaingelle, Luv Fyah, Binghi Ghost and Blaak Lung. She has also performed along side Taurus Riley, Anthony B, Kymani Marley, Midnite and Million Stylez. Irae found a home with 7th St. Band about a year ago and has been putting in work on her own original material since.

She is currently in the process of recording her debut solo release.
Irae Divine's main goal is to heal and uplift the massive with love, good music and Roots and Culture.

7th Street Showcase Links:

7th Street Showcase Videos:

Arkaingelle & 7th Street - Song Of Praise

Junior Toots - Reggae Got Soul

Malika Madremana - The Blood

Binghi Ghost - Noble Selassie

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