Jazz & Roots Reggae, Groundation
"Groundation is an American roots reggae band with jazz and dub influences from Sonoma County in Northern California.Groundation has truly become a worldwide movement. Incorporating a unique blend of reggae, jazz, and dub, Groundation has created a global community of fans that continues to grow. Their live shows are bursting with energy and improvisation. In the past two years, Groundation has played shows in fourteen countries spanning four continents. Highlights include playing for over 45,000 people in Morocco, 10,000 fans in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and 15,000 during a headlining spot at Summer-Jam in Germany. Groundation has also played both USA premier reggae festivals including a headlining spot at Sierra Nevada World Music Fest and an inspired set at Reggae on the River."
Groundation: Red Rose
Groundation: What could have been
Groundation: Warrior Sound
Groundation: Coolin I
Groundation's latest Jazz & Roots Reggae side project is the outstanding heavily Jazz infused album, Rockamovya.
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"Rockamovya brings together long time Jazz-heavyweight, Grammy nominated Will Bernard (Motherbug, Stanton Moore trio, Dr. Lonnie Smith), the incomparable Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace (Burning Spear, The Abyssinians, the cult film classic "Rockers") and Ryan Newman (bass), Marcus Urani (organ/keys/piano) and Harrison Stafford (rhythm guitar/ vocals) of the internationally acclaimed Cali-based Reggae-Fusion group Groundation for what will surely be a genre-defying classic of an album.
Rockamovya is already generating a strong buzz within the more traditional music industry, as well as the ever-growing conscious music community. The expansive and altogether new sound Rockamovya emits is due in large part to the inter-generational links the album has created. Whether its Horsemouth's 1960's era steppers rhythms, Bernard's 1970's inspired jazz-funk licks, or the wholly unique 21st century roots sound of Groundation, Rockamovya reaches across demographics and genres to entice and enthrall listeners of any and every tribe."
Groundation Live (full concert)