Haile Selassie 131st Earth Strong feat Dezarie
Every year the WorldBeat Cultural Center celebrates Black Christmas: His Imperial Majesty’s Haile Selassie I Birthday or Earthstrong. In celebration, Dezarie hails from St Croix, Virgin Islands ?? the home of Midnite and Akae Beka. The San Diego reggae community is blessed with her return.
Doors open at 7:30PM. Tickets are available at the door. Vegan Caribbean food by OneWorldBeat Cafe will be available and parking is free.
Tickets: Members $32 | Non-Members $40
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Gracious Mama Africa transports the incredible voice of Dezarie to a whole new level – the highest heights. Her foundation is firmly established in songs such as “Travelers” and the title track. The brilliance and clarity of Dezarie’s voice reverently unveiled on “Exhalt”. Gracious Mama Africa abounds with pleas for social justice and racial equality with selections like “Poverty”, “Strengthen Your Mind” and “Justice”.by
But to this listener, the strength and power of Dezarie is most strikingly displayed in her condemnation of so-called civilization. “Gone Down”, “Not One Penny”, “Law Fe De Outlaw”, “Slew Dem An Done” and “Judgment Come” all deliver conscious punches that penetrate the soul.
About Hempress Sativa
Inimitably, Hempress Sativa is rightly regarded as a prolific Singer/Songwriter to nascent from her Generation of ‘Conscious Roots” purveyors. An anomalous talent, whose expressive writing skills with sharpened delivery commands the attention of her audience in each performance; with an uncanny ability to keep all listening as if in a trance, absorbing her every word, every rhyme.
Born Kerida Johnson to Ras Tafari parents Doris Ray Ricketts and Albert ‘Ilawi Malawi’ Johnson, Legendary Selector (Originally of Jah Love Muzik), Drummer, Producer and Singer/Songwriter who would become her greatest influence.