Live in Concert
Toots and the Maytals
Van Gordon Martin Band, DJ Selectress Iriela starting at 6:30pm + spinning between sets!, No Lane Availability
Wednesday, June 19th, 2019
Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pmBrooklyn Bowl
This event is 21 and over
$1 from every ticket will be donated to The Toots Foundation
Any customers having trouble purchasing tickets to this show with a non-US credit card, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. We look forward to having you at Brooklyn Bowl!
Tickets for 6/18: Click Here!https://www.brooklynbowl.com/event/1827446/
Growing up in Chicago, his first job was polishing and stringing guitars in local music shop the Musicians Network. Van was discovered early on, and mentored by legendary Parliament Funkadelic and Talking Heads keyboardist, Bernie Worrell. This set the tone for his new musical existence.
Van Gordon Martin has been a veteran of the east coast music scene for over a decade, and is a part of Boston based Reggae collective Dub Apocalypse, Moroccan/Jazz/ Electronic group Club D’elf, Hip Hop Legend Big Daddy Kane’s Live band, Paul Wolstencroft of Slightly Stoopid’s Organically Good Trio, The Naya Rockers, and many others. He is also founding member of Spiritual Rez, a project witch he toured with extensively up until 2011.
“My goal is to share my story and love for guitar with the world. It has been always been the thing that makes me feel connected to the Spirit Realm. Rasta, Reggae, Soul, Jazz, Blues, Roots Music. It speaks the truth. Every artist is part of the building blocks of our social creative consciousness. I feel honored and blessed to share my ideas with anyone that will hear me. With every note we play with honest intention, we tear down a part of the injustices in the world. Love and music are indeed one. Music, it is our highest meditation”
While living in Kingston and inspired by her work in international development, Iriela founded the multimedia production company, and tech platform, Second World. On a mission to diminish the gap between nations of abundance and ones of scarcity, Second World combines the trifecta of multimedia production, musical event curation, such as Culture Fest International, as well as advocating for the empowerment of fairly traded art & fashion, while creating uplifting entertainment.
Regularly assembling all-star teams throughout her musical curation career, Iriela has worked on key projects alongside artists such as Lady Starlight, Arsenio Hall, DJ Scratch, Amp Fiddler, Chaka Khan, Little Louie Vega, DJ Spinna, Sly and Robbie, The Wailers, Burning Spear, Yellowman, DJ Kool Herc, Tony Touch, Easy Mo Bee and Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest, to name a few.
Making regular appearances the world over, she’s performed at storied institutions such as: Lincoln Center, CBGBs, Output, Francois K’s iconic Deep Space at Cielo, and has appeared on The Arsenio Hall Show, IRIE FM Jamaica, Sway In The Morning on Sirius XM, ScratchVision, and New York Fashion Week Style 360 as an on screen host.
With her first feature film, Reggae Revolution, in the works, more music productions being released, combined with ever-constant event curation and performances and future looking tech platforms, Selectress Iriela shows no signs of slowing as she empowers all through purpose-driven entertainment.
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