The Catalyst

New Kingston, Nattali Rize

Live in the Atrium: The Catalyst & California Roots Present Road to Cali Roots

New Kingston

Nattali Rize

Sun, March 3, 2019

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

The Catalyst

Santa Cruz, CA

$15 in advance / $18 at the door

This event is 16 and over

New Kingston
New Kingston
New Kingston is a Progressive Reggae group whose members combine their Jamaican heritage with the urban sounds of their New York home, New Kingston are a family band consisting of brothers Tahir, Courtney Jr., and Stephen along with their father, Courtney Panton, Sr. A first-generation Jamaican-American, Courtney the elder was active in New York's reggae scene before turning his sons on to the music of their island heritage. Born out of jam sessions in the family's Brooklyn basement, the brothers began their career playing Bob Marley and Earth, Wind & Fire covers at parties and gatherings around the neighborhood. By 2010, they'd become focused on their own writing, which fused R&B, hip-hop, and dancehall with traditional reggae sounds. With each brother writing and offering vocals, Courtney Sr. filled in on bass. Following their self-released debut, In the Streets, New Kingston went on a European tour with rising reggae star Collie Buddz, playing a number of prominent festivals. Their sophomore LP, 2013's Kingston University, earned them a deal with New York label Easy Star Records, which issued their third LP, Kingston City, in early 2015. Boasting an increased production value and guest spots by the Tribal Seeds, The Wailing Souls, Sister Carol, and Sugar Minott, Kingston City raised the band's visibility considerably, topping Billboard's reggae chart upon its release. An EP, Kingston Fyah, arrived in the summer of 2016.
Nattali Rize
Nattali Rize
NATTALI RIZE – Ask her where she comes from, she'll tell you "All Directions". In line with her philosophy she claims not to belong to any nation state but to the ever evolving community of conscious thinkers and creators anywhere & everywhere. Of mixed global heritage, with dominant Native American and Samoan roots, Nattali Rize is known around the world for her work fronting epic roots band Blue King Brown as well as for her unwavering commitment to using her voice and music for the global struggle toward the realization of Full Freedom and the movement of Truth and Justice over the systemic exploitation of the people and our planet.

The ever evolving and dynamic front woman now leads out fresh as a solo artist, with a heavy Reggae influence she describes her music as World Beat. Lyrical. New Era. Whether it be performing solo, unplugged, accapella or fronting an electric band, she is Known for her high energy live performances. This highly anticipated new solo project dives into the next evolution of this multi-dimensional Heartist…

"Nattali is a bright light in the world with a vision that extends beyond the stage." – Michael Franti (Spearhead)

After spending most of 2014 living, writing and recording, in Kingston Jamaica, 2015 will see Nattali Rize drop some heavy hitting tracks. Including a deep live and studio collaborative project with cutting edge Jamaican live band and production crew NOTIS.

The NATTALI RIZE & NOTIS project has evolved into something truly special, and will be launching into the live arena in June 2015 with a string of US Festivals on the cards.

"Working with Nattali is fluid and natural. The connection was there from the first track, then to see her move to Jamaica and show us how passionate and strong her commitment is to the movement was inspiring. We've brought two cultures together to create one, naturally this has created something exciting and fresh.. Notis loves to be part of fresh innovation.. is a good vibe this, we look forward to sharing it with the world." – Wayne 'Unga Barunga' Thompson, of NOTIS.

Keep an ear to the ground for epic collaborations with Kabaka Pyramid, Jesse Royal, Third World & Julian Marley to name a few…!!!

"One of the nation's most refreshing voices"
– Rolling Stone.
Venue Information:
The Catalyst
1011 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
http://www.catalystclub.com/