A TREAT FOR THE REGGAE COMMUNITY...
March 10th, 2016
87 Washington Street
"We are two years in the making and continue to foster the perpetual need to soothe the soul with Roots Reggae Music."This is the mantra and over all vibe of Reggae night in the Underground. You are sure to see all walks of life dancing, meditating and showing respect to the music of LOVE. Every Thursday in the Underground is a treat. The staff, booking agents and musicians have one thing in common, they want to help you get a healthy dose of all things reggae!
Our Feature for the month of March is none other than, THE ALCHEMYSTICS!!
Formed by producers, and rhythmic earth shakers Demse Zullo – drums/percussion & Garrett Sawyer – bass in early 2003, the Alchemystics have grown into an eclectic lineup of talented musicians combining the inspired, masterful vocals of Ras Jahn and Ian-I, the smooth and socially conscious lyricism of Force, the Afro-Caribbean infused percussion of Matthew King, and the cosmic keyboards of Jay Metcalf. Together, the Alchemystics have catalyzed into an original, unstoppable musical force. Their high-energy, fiercely danceable live shows, have gained the band a passionately loyal multi-cultural, multi-generational following throughout New England, and beyond.
The Alchemystics have shared stages with a global array of music luminaries such as Stephen Marley, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Clipse, Damian Marley, The Abyssinians, Sister Carol, The Coup, Inner circle, Busta Rhymes, Yellow Man, Burning Spear, Gil Scott Heron, Culture, Steel Pulse, Angelique Kidjo, Mighty Sparrow, The Brazilian Girls, Israel Vibrations, The English Beat, Midnite, King Sunny Ade, and Taj Mahal among many others.
The Alchemystics firmly embrace the philosophy that music and art are tools for propelling social change in our communities, and that the future of music and the planet necessitates bringing people of diverse backgrounds together to create conscious community. Individually and collectively, the members of the Alchemystics prioritize giving back to their local community, working closely with local youth groups and lending their musical talents when called upon. Individually and as a group, Alchemystics members regularly guest lecture, teach, and perform at schools and colleges throughout the Northeast.