Tue April 30th, 2013
Minimum Age: 18+
Doors Open: 7:00PM
Show Time: 7:00PM
Event Ticket: $15
Day of Show: $20
This is a general admission, standing event.
This event will be streamed live online through LPR’s streaming channel, beginning at 7pm.
META & The Cornerstones
Proclaimed the next ‘African Reggae Voice’, Meta’s unforgettable vocals are complemented by the incomparable sounds of his band The Cornerstones. With varying ethnicity, religion, and musical influences, Meta & The Cornerstones’ sound is a melting pot rooted in diversity, strength, and unity. Lead singer Meta Dia hails from Senegal; Israeli Guitarist Shahar Mintz, Texas born Daniel Serrato, and Keyboard Player Aya Kato from Japan, join Jamaicans Wayne Fletcher on Drums and Rupert McKenzie on Bass, combining their creative differences from Africa, the Middle East, the Caribbean, and America, which are clearly expressed in the repertoire of the band’s music. Meta and The Cornerstones channel the roots of Reggae while simultaneously breathing new life into the genre, thus creating what critics have called a “soul-pounding spiritual experience. Inspired by Alpha Blondy and Lucky Dubee, they have shared the stage with Reggae stars Luciano, Steel Pulse, Clinton Fearon, Israel Vibration, Tanya Stephens and more.
In 2007, International superstar, Youssou N’Dour invited the band to perform at his annual African Ball concert at New York’s Nokia Theater. The following year Meta and The Cornerstones proudly released its first album entitled Forward Music.
Meta is now the first African artist to be signed to the iconic record label VP Records. Through VP, Meta and The Cornerstones is set to release their second album Ancient Power April 30 2013. Recorded at the infamous Tuff Gong Studio in Kingston JA, Ancient Power pays tribute to the ageless sounds of reggae and features Reggae legend U-Roy, Capleton and Damian Marley. Meta and The Cornerstones’ music is warm and embodying, immensely addictive, and destined to forever change the dynamics of Reggae music. They convey a sincere, loving, and unifying vibe through a message of ‘Peace, Love and Harmony’. So come immerse yourself in it.