Culture Band ft. Kenyatta Hill


Culture is reggae’s preeminent harmony group. Born in the 70′s golden age of reggae, the ever viable Culture garnered continual US and international acclaim for its long series of classic “roots” albums.
Culture’s level of energy and creativity are consistently superlative. They have performed brilliantly to spellbound audiences at countless festivals, concerts and clubs around the US and throughout the world.

Kenyatta Hill’s career began the day his father’s ended. Joseph Hill, singer and songwriter for the legendary Jamaican vocal trio , collapsed and died while on a 2006 tour of Europe. To the amazement of promoters, fans and critics alike, Kenyatta stepped onstage and delivered electrifying performances time and again – nineteen shows in all – until the tour was complete. This was unheard of in any genre of music at any time. Kenyatta gave of himself so totally – as his father had for so many years – that the two seemed to become one, the eerily similar voices and the vibes igniting the critics and yielding a new reggae mantra “magic, not tragic!”

While pursuing an active solo career Kenyatta Hill keeps the Culture Legacy alive by thrilling old and new Culture fans with the classic sounds of this legendary harmony group. On this 10th anniversary year of the passing of the torch from father to son, Kenyatta continues as lead vocalist of Culture along with original founding member Albert Walker and long time harmony singer Telford Nelson.

2017 saw Culture’s “Two Sevens Clash “40th Anniversary Tour on Global Stages! The tour featured Kenyatta Hill on lead vocals with original backing vocals and long-time backing band, and gave everyone an opportunity to go back in time to the beginnings of The Golden Era of Reggae and see how relevant the albums still is today.

Culture’s legendary “Two Sevens Clash” (Shanachie) was Reggae Album of the Year in 1977 and is acknowledged today by Rolling Stone Magazine (April 11, 2002) as #25 of the 50 all time coolest records (the only reggae album to make the list).

“Arguably the best reggae record ever made and the only reggae record to appear in Rolling Stones Top 100 coolest records ever made. Culture made only strong albums for 30 years. “

The vibe is strong as ever since Kenyatta Hill has taken the place of Joseph Hill on his passing while on European tour in 2006. Kenyatta Hill, Joseph’s son who had been tour engineer stepped away from the sound board and finished the tour in his father’s place as lead vocalist of this iconic band.. and it was magical.

“Likewise, the band’s signature tune Two Sevens Clash, conceived by Joseph Hill as an apocalyptic prophecy to mark the ominous arrival of 1977, is still infectious dance floor filler four decades later.

Kenyatta channels the energy, the passion, the voice and mannerisms to a tee and must be seen live to get the full experience

Culture est un groupe de musique raggae aux harmonies marquées. Né dans les années 70, années d’or du raggae, le groupe a su gagner les scènes américaines et internationales avec leur longue série d’albums “classiques roots”. Leur légendaire album “Two Seven’s Clash” (Shanachie) est élu album de l’année en 1977. De même que leur morceau “Two Seven’s Clash”, composé par Jospeh Hill comme une prophécie apocalyptique de l’arrivé de l’année 1977, fait toujours partie des playlists les plus dansantes plusieurs décénnies plus tard. Le style est toujours aussi puissant depuis que Kenyatta Hill a pris la relève de Joseph Hill depuis son décès lors de la tournée européenne de 2006. Kenyatta Hill, a l’époque ingénieur du son pour le groupe a cloturé la tournée à la place de son père comme chanteur principal de ce groupe de légende… et la magie a opéré! Le niveau d’énergie et de créativité de culture reste toujours extraordinaire. Le groupe s’est brillamment produit face à un public toujours croissant, sur de nombreuses scènes de festivals, concerts et clubs à travers les Etats-Unis et le monde entier.

Performance Lineup:

04/28/2018 7:00 pm Scène Laborde Earles Law Firm Fais Do Do
04/29/2018 5:15 pm Scène TV5 MONDE Lafayette

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