On Thursday September 4th the New Jersey Performing Arts Center will host the soul reggae group Judah Tribe. The group, which has attracted much attention because of its fiery song Judgment, will bring the controversy to New Jersey. Coming off a powerful performance at the Brooklyn Museum’s Target 1st Saturdays, which attracted well over 6,000 fans, Judah Tribe is set to make waves in New Jersey as well.
The performance set for 7:00pm, is part of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s Sounds of the City sponsored by JP Morgan Chase. The New Jersey Performing Arts Center hosts world renown performers such as the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Patti Austin, Terence Blanchard, the Boston Pops, Savion Glover, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Symphony, and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
Judah Tribe is stimulating a debate over its soon to be released single Judgment. Written in tribute to Sean Bell, killed by NYPD officers, Judgment features guitarist and father-in-law of Sean Bell, Les Paultre. The song has garnered much attention and has caught the attention of the media and music industry insiders.
With a style that is reminiscent of the golden age of reggae music, Judah Tribe has honed its unique blend of soul and reggae. From the smooth love song Sometimes Love to the highly political Sleepwalker, Judah Tribe has captured the imagination of its fans. Comparisons to reggae legends Steel Pulse, Peter Tosh, Third World and Bob Marley are not uncommon.
Judah Tribe’s music has been heard inside the walls of the United Nations as well as at many prestigious events such as the Brooklyn Museum‘s 1st Saturdays sponsored by Target. Judah Tribe has also been featured at the Danny Simmon’s Corridor Gallery, S.O.Bs and Galapagos in New York City.
Judah Tribe is led by accomplished singer/songwriter/guitarist Josh David, whom has played bass guitar for many internationally renown artists. These artists include Stevie Wonder, Common, Q-Tip, Rene Neufville, Joy Denalane and a host of others. Together with music director & keyboardist Eric “The General” Toussaint, Josh David has crafted a unique sound that is stirring lots of conversation.
With members stemming from Cameron, Africa, Jamaica, France, Haiti and the USA, Judah Tribe is developing a truly international following. The full length debut album, New Day Dawnin, is due to be released in the Spring of 2009. FREE music downloads and information is available at www.JudahTribe.com
Event: Chase Sounds of the City featuring Judah Tribe Reggae Band
Venue: Performing Arts Center
Address: One Center Street, Newark, NJ 07102
Contact Info: www.JudahTribe.com or http://www.njpac.org t Telephone 718.930.1316