Event details

Event details

GROUNDATION w/ Kava Jah & The Remedy + DJ Spleece
Wed Sep | 20 2023 Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm
Moe's Alley , 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz, CA
$30 advance / $35 day of show

About This Event

Moe's Alley presents international reggae stars Groundation with Kava Jah & The Remedy plus DJ Spleece!

Wednesday, September 20th
Doors: 8pm / Show: 9pm
$30 in advance / $35 day of the show

GROUNDATION formed in 1998 when Stafford started a roots reggae/jazz fusion group with fellow students at Sonoma State University. In 1999, while in Jamaica, Harrison met the legendary engineer Jim Fox, who did extensive production and recording for RAS Records, including their most iconic releases. This marked the beginning of a longstanding relationship between GROUNDATION and Lion and Fox recording studios, who recorded and mixed Hebron Gate (2002), the album that launched GROUNDATION into international acclaim. Together they built a catalog of genre-bending, deep, progressive roots reggae music.

The group has since performed in over 35 countries on 5 continents with Harrison Stafford at the helm. Their last studio albumThe Next Generation (2018) opens with a full jazz big band (featuring 12 horn players). This album won Reggae.fr's “Best Roots Reggae Album of 2018,” This award was voted on by over 16,000 media members, musicians, producers and fans. The journey continues as GROUNDATION spreads their words and music to the four corners of the world.

Kava Jah, born Junior Johnson, in Cumberland, Clarendon Parish, Jamaica, is a reggae artist who writes, sings, and chants his own lyrics in his own style. Born into a family with musical roots, Kava Jah's father Levi Johnson was a teacher of music at the Spalding's Comprehensive High School and choir master in the church. He was a leader in the community both musically and spiritually. Kava Jah began working with Gumption Music Production out of Kingston, Jamaica creating, recording, and preparing to tour. In 2012 Kava Jah joined the I-Kronik band as lead singer and songwriter touring internationally and sharing the stage with artists such as Romain Virgo, Luciano, Protoje, David Hines of Steel Pulse, Junior Reid, I-Wayne, and many more.   In 2016, Kava Jah joined The Root System band after relocating to Santa Cruz, Ca.   Many of his original song works made up The Root Systems live performances.  In 2017, Kava Jah and The Remedy formed and is still active with performances throughout California.   Kava Jah and The Remedy has played for many venues and has supported international reggae acts ranging from The Gladiators, Cocoa Tea, Yellowman, Prezident Brown, Sister Carol, The Mighty Diamonds, Collie Buddz, The Itals, Israel Vibrations and Black Uhuru.  Kava Jah has released many singles having worked with a variety of producers.  Most recent works from Kava Jah and The Remedy released February 2022 with another full length album to drop in 2023.
Please Note: This event is 21 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.