On Saturday, February 5th, J Boog played a sold out show at Soundwave in Mission Beach. Heâ€™s an islandy-reggae musician from Los Angeles who is well-known in Hawaii and other areas for such songs as â€œGot to Be Strongâ€ and â€œLetâ€™s Do It Againâ€.
HI Roots opened the show to a packed venue. I have been following this band for a month now because Iâ€™m elevated by their music. I find their lyrics conscientious, uplifting, and real. Such songs as â€œIf You Knewâ€ and â€œOur Soundâ€ describe their rootsy, island reggae.Â â€“I can tell they represent their â€œ808â€ roots strong. Hopefully, they release a full album soon, especially with guest vocalist Cisco.
Seedless is a band from Orange County that describes their music as progressive/rock/reggae. I definitely heard the distinct sound of rock in some songs and reggae in others. I really enjoyed listening to them sing about conscientious stuff too.
J Boog is well-known in Polynesian culture and I understand why. With roots stemming from Samoa, he brings a softer side to his tribal heritage. By this, I mean his influence in music is strong and romantic. J Boog sings about love, endurance, and passion. His lyrics take you away into a land of hope and fantasy, such things that often relate to reggae music. His islandy-vibe is apparent as well as his passion for singing.
Big Ups to the people who brought this show together. It was a great display of conscientious reggae music, which promotes hope, wisdom and reality.
(In remembrance of Shari)