Reggae Resonates on Maui with Matisyahu and Steel Pulse
By Wendy Osher
The Maui Arts and Cultural Center pairs two award winning reggae sounds on one stage with Matisyahu and Steel Pulse this Saturday, June 14, at the A&B amphitheater.
Matisyahu quickly rose to reggae fame with his early album Live at Stubbs, followed by Youth–both of which achieved Gold status.
In 2009, his album Light reached number one on the Reggae Album chart, and in 2012, his album Spark Seeker debuted at number one on the Reggae chart, according to the MACC.
His style has provided a mixture of Jewish themes with modern music to create a unique sound and image that fans have embraced.
While his characteristic look has changed over time, Matisyahu described his trimmed hair and change of clothing as a “continued evolution” in a radio interview conducted on Maui’s Native 92.5 FM. “It took me quite some time, but eventually, I was able to let go and find myself again,” he said.
Also performing are long-time reggae favorites, Steel Pulse.
The roots group has been delivering positive messages through music since 1975, with a song list that includes Taxi Driver, Global Warning, and Door Of No Return.
The concert starts at 5:30 p.m., and gates open at 5 p.m.
Tickets are $39 in advance and $45 on the day of the show. There’s also VIP tickets available for $80 in advance, and $85 on the day of the show.
Tickets are available by calling 242-SHOW (808-242-7469) or visiting the Maui Arts & Cultural Center website.