Later this month, our city will be the site of a performance event celebrating Caribbean culture and influence in the Gulf Coast region, particularly in relation to what is often described as the northernmost Caribbean city, New Orleans. Organizers of the NOLA Caribbean Fest and Jerk Chicken Fest have announced a very special appearance from legendary reggae group The Meditations.
The Jamaican reggae group is considered to be a veritable cast of living legends, whose imprint on music can be traced back to 1977’s Message From the Meditations. Celebrated as a vocal harmony group, The Meditations burst onto the scene with “Woman Is Like a Shadow” and would go on to work alongside such celebrated reggae and roots musicians like Lee “Scratch” Perry, Dobby Dobson and Bob Marley. In addition, the group recorded harmonies for Jimmy Cliff, Gregory Isaacs, and The Congos (among others). With ten albums under its collective belt, the group remains one of the biggest touring acts in the reggae circuit, an astonishing four decades since its debut.
On Monday, November 27 the legendary group performs at the Portside Lounge (3000 Dryades St.). Doors open at 7p.m. Tickets are $5 before 7:30pm. The show is 21+.