Candy Chang After Party W/ Vibe Riot
Meet New Orleans artist, speaker and creator of IX's "Before I Die" wall (one of dozens nationwide), Candy Chang. Part of a weekend of transformational community art with the IX Art Park, UVA the the Bridge PAI. FREE ADMISSION. www.facebook.com/events/1941025882825851/
8:00pm - doors and reception with the artist
8:30pm - Live Music with Vibe Riot
The events follows UVA's "Healing Through Art & Community" event at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center - where Chang will share her insights on the healing power of participatory public art to help overcome community challenges. https://www.facebook.com/events/382830792140286/
Bar proceeds to benefit WPVC local radio.
Rise Up & Love More
The Ante Room welcomes
Jaewar & Vibe Riot
"Rise Up & Love More"
7:30pm doors – 8:30pm show
(2) Tickets for $10; in Advance.
$10 Per Ticket; Day of Show
On August 12, Jaewar & Vibe Riot were scheduled to perform at The Ante Room located downtown Charlottesville. The unthinkable happened when armed Neo-Nazis and KKK members marched into Charlottesville to demonstrate. Keep in mind this was on 8/12/2017, not 1914, nor was it early 1940s. As the time of the performance drew nearer, tensions peaked and violence became a grave reality. 3 people lost their lives. Heather Heyer died fighting for her beliefs and campaigning against hate. Many were injured. In order not to put others at further risk, the Ante Room staff and Jaewar & Vibe Riot decided to postpone the performance. How we rise and respond to such incidents says more about us than these unforgettable events. Let’s remember August 12, 2017 as the spark that motivated us to Rise Up & Love More!
On November 10, 2017 the Ante Room teams up with Jaewar & Vibe Riot to bring you an uplifting concert featuring a 7 piece funk rock soul band, dancers, and a surprise performance by a special guest.
Jaewar & Vibe Riot formed in 2013. If you fused the funky groovy kaleidoscope attitudes, charisma, and soundscapes of Prince, Bob Marley, A Tribe Called Quest, and The Roots, you just might recreate something like Jaewar & Vibe Riot. The lineup normally includes the soulful vocals of Xe Jah’Twi or Nina Mallia as they cover material from Jaewar's 3rd project, "True! Raw Honey". "True! Raw Honey" is, all at once, an assembly of bass driven reggae and soul influences, guitar driven blues-rock anthems, and old school hip-hop bouncing from funky love songs to touching songs of freedom. The newly released video "Waddup" by Jaewar calls on society to unite in these trying times. You may have seen them perform in support of the 1,000,000 Women's March, Levitt AMP series, Floyd Fest, African American Heritage Festivals, or at Pride Fest. Their resume includes shared stages and opening acts for Moja Nya, Third World band, Trey Songz, Angie Stone, Steel Pulse, and Michael Franti & Spearhead just to name a few. Jaewar's new EP "TRUE! RAW HONEY" is currently enjoying airplay in several major cities as well as Spotify, iTunes, Tidal and Amazon Music.
Writer Hayleigh Worgan was present at a recent performance and had this to say, “There is no sweeter gift that a band can give an audience than understanding the relationship goes deeper than entertainment. Jaewar & Vibe Riot have a sound that trickles into your bones, speaks to your soul, and opens your mind to experiencing something new. Whether they are surrounded by mountains and dancing strangers on the Ferrum College Workshop Stage at Floyd Fest, or performing at a cozy venue like Roanoke’s VIP’z Sports Bar and Bistro, they make a point to celebrate their audience while sharing their work.
Jaewar & Vibe Riot are building something unique. Their approach speaks to the individual as much as an entire audience. From the moment the band enters a venue, creating a sense of familiarity with the crowd is their first priority. Between setting up their equipment, a labor of love in and of itself, they take time to greet fans by name. At their VIP’z performance, as the DJ began amping up the crowd, Jaewar took a pair of earplugs out of his pocket and handed them to a woman close to the stage. Every single person and every detail was important. This must also be true in the studio. The lyrics are important to Jaewar, and he uses the five love languages to energize and speak to his audience. In many ways, this makes the performance feel like a conversation with an old friend. The same dedication is reflected in the contribution of every band member. There is something about watching a performer become one with their music, allowing the song to be the star that captivates every person in the room. As Nina Mallia moved on stage, her voice wove a spell that called everyone to pay attention to the lyrics. When the funky jazz beat of “Peace of Mind” began, the mood turned introspective.
“Rise above what’s expected/we work to the bone and we’re disrespected/don’t drink their wine and feel neglected/what once was free is now infected.” Jaewar speaks about authenticity in this track in a way everyone can understand. Looking around the room, even the staff of VIP’z could not take their eyes from the stage. Cell phones came out, but not as a distraction. People could not resist taking videos and photos of the band with a stage presence that will be remembered for years to come. Between songs, Jaewar encouraged the audience to speak to someone they didn’t know. The message was clear. There we were, a room full of people, with so much love to give and many stories to share. So we closed our eyes, let the music break down our walls, and allowed ourselves to be vulnerable. Because after all, the change must come from the inside.”
Moja Nya and Jaewar & Vibe Riot - For the Purpose of Unity
Moja Nya is a Swahili phrase meaning “for the purpose of unity”.
Hailing from the Caribbean Island of Dominica, Grammy-nominated maestro-musician and prolific singer-songwriter and producer, Desi Hyson first started the band, Moja Nya, in New York City. Influenced by Nat King Cole and Motown greats such as Curtis Mayfield, Moja Nya’s live show includes loping ’70s-style rhythmic forms. “We basically try to stay with the roots feel as much as possible,” offers Hyson, who also notes that the varied musical backgrounds of his bandmates (some former members of The Original Wailers) has led to Moja Nya’s fusing its traditionalism with poppier choruses, quicker tempos, and a few dashes of dancehall funk. Moja Nya's single entitled “Paradise,” became a mainstay on the B.E.T. show Caribbean Rhythms. The second single “Memory of Marley” is still featured on XM radio on Bob Marley’s birthday. Hyson also worked and toured with the famed reggae group Culture, featuring the legendary singer/songwriter Mr. Joseph Hill and The Original Wailers, featuring Al Anderson, lead guitarist for Bob Marley and The Wailers. Desi recorded, wrote, and co-produced all but 1 song on the The Original Wailers CD, the Grammy-nominated 'Miracle'.
Jaewar & Vibe Riott is an East Coast Indie band founded in 2013. If you fused the funky groovy kaleidoscope attitudes, charisma, and soundscapes of Prince, Bob Marley, A Tribe Called Quest, and The Roots, you just might recreate something like Jaewar & Vibe Riot. Vocalist Nina Mallia will also be featured on this night as they cover material from Jaewar's 3rd project, "True! Raw Honey". "True! Raw Honey" is, all at once, an assembly of bass driven reggae and soul influences, guitar driven blues-rock anthems, and old school hip-hop bouncing from funky love songs to touching songs of freedom. The newly released video "Waddup" by Jaewar calls on society to unite in these trying times.
You may have seen them perform in support of the 1,000,000 Women's March, Levitt AMP series, Floyd Fest, African American Heritage Festivals, or at Pride Fest. Their resume includes shared stages and opening acts for the Third World band, Trey Songz, Angie Stone, Steel Pulse, and Michael Franti & Spearhead just to name a few. Jaewar's new EP "TRUE! RAW HONEY" is currently enjoying airplay in several major cities as well as Spotify, iTunes, Tidal and Amazon Music.
Ages 30+/Doors at 7PM/Music Starts 8PM
$15 ADV; $20 Door 1st (5) Eventbright tickets Buy 1 Get 1 Free 1st (20) tickets in advance from VIP'Z will go towards Faith For A Cure NPO
Contact VIP'Z - (540) 904-2254
Jaewar & Vibe Riot & Nina Mallia are honored to headline Cville Pride Fest 2017!
Block Party! @ Greenstone On 5th
Greenstone On 5th, 746 Prospect Ave, Charlottesville
With a special guest playing our special strain of hip-hop soul!
VIP'z Sports Bar & Bistro presents... "Splendivit" - Day & Night Party
"Best-Dressed" party or "All White" if you're fly!
Food, Drink, & Music Live Performances! GO-GO BAND and NEO SOUL BAND
Daytime show by Jaewar & Vibe Riot feat Xe Jah'Twi
Nighttime show by Sweat Band
$10 4~9PM; $15 after 10PM
Presale Tickets Available:
@ VIP'z Sports Bar & Bistro; Roanoke, VA
Call 770-356-4944 or 540-904-2254
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JAEWAR & VIBE RIOT @ THE ANTE ROOM
Rise, Vibe, Riot, Unite!
Funky love songs, powerful songs of unity, and introspective thoughts from Jaewar, the invincible yet vulnerable front-man of one of the region's top alternative hip-hop bands, Vibe Riot. The newly released EP "True! Raw Honey" includes breakout single "Waddup" and is premised by a larger-than-life video.
Discounted merchandise and copies of True! Raw Honey EP will be available!
Chihamba’s 28th African American Cultural Arts Festival
Jaewar & Vibe Riot featuring Xe Jah'Twi will perform 1 set including the hit single "Waddup"!
Members will stay on stage to support a set from Seductive Sounds Gogo Band.
FLOYD FEST 17
Floyd Fest 17!
Jaewar & Vibe Riot featuring Xe Jah'Twi
Set 1 - Noon @ Workshop Porch
Set 2 - 7:30PM @ Libations
FLOYD FEST 17
Floyd Fest 17!
Jaewar & Vibe Riot featuring Xe Jah'Twi
5PM @ Speakeasy Stage
Jaewar & Vibe Riot presents True! Raw Honey EP
Celebrating the new release by Jaewar: "True! Raw Honey" EP. Opening DJ set by Remy St. Clair followed by Jaewar & Vibe Riot supported by members of Seductive Sounds Gogo Band.
Starts early; Music from 9-10:30; Only $8 until 10:30.
Supporting Seductive Sounds Gogo Band
Jaewar & Vibe Riot opens the night with a teaser of the "True! Raw Honey" EP, and then supports a Seductive Sounds Gogo dance set.
VIBE RIOT @ The Pheonix
What do Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five, Run-DMC, the Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, Afrika Bambaataa, LL Cool J, Eric B. and Rakim, N.W.A, Bob Dylan, Jay-Z & Linkin Park, and Vibe Riot have in common? The answer: rock 'n' roll & hip-hop
Jaewar & Vibe Riot & Nina Mallia will be competing head-to-head against Rob Nance & The Lost Souls on April 1st at The Phoenix - "Battle of the Bands & Brews" in Roanoke, VA. The winner will advance to the annual On-the-Rise Artist Competition at Floyd Fest 17 ~ Freedom!
Only $5 ADM; Doors 8PM
JAEWAR & VIBE RIOT @ The Ante Room
Free Show! Short Indie Rock & Hip-Hop set!
JAEWAR & VIBE RIOT feat. XE JAH'TWI
Back for the first time at Bossa Bistro + Lounge, Jaewar & Vibe Riot featuring Xe Jah Twi brings together funk reggae and soul aesthetics and smashes them into a hip-hop sensibility creating a rare dynamic fusion. See the new project "True! Raw Honey" performed live!
Only $5 ADM before 10PM