Inside the Ethnic Studies Studio and ‘Awakea...Featuring Kore IonzNovember 8, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Mānoa Campus, George Hall 301
This presentation will feature Seattle reggae rockers Kore Ionz, who have shared the stage with such legends as The Wailers, Steel Pulse, Toots & The Maytals, and Third World, as well as contemporary artists like Katchafire, J Boog, and The Green. Teaming up with producer Mell Dettmer (Femi Kuti, Bassekou Kouyate, Clinton Fearon), the band spent most of 2010 in the studio, releasing their second full-length album World War Free on August 2011. The lead single, “Love You Better,” was leaked in May 2011 on the Love You Better EP, and by mid-July was the #1 requested song on Native FM in Hilo and Kona. The song peaked at #4 on Island 98.5 in Honolulu and was first performed live during an in-studio on Seattle’s KEXP 90.3 FM in January 2011 which hit the #19 spot on the station’s Top Live Performances chart, falling right below Death Cab For Cutie. In March 2012 “Love You Better” hit #7 on 93.1 Da Pa‘ina in Honolulu. The second single off the album, “First Avenue,” features a guest appearance by Prometheus Brown of renowned Seattle hip hop duo Blue Scholars.
This event is free and open to the public.
Department of Ethnic Studies and Ethnic Studies Student Association (ESSA), Mānoa Campus