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  • 1154 Glendale Boulevard
  • Los Angeles, CA, 90026
  • United States

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Rootz Underground are one of the top young Reggae bands out of Jamaica. Electric yet organic, gritty and soulful; the band manages to harness the essence that the reggae aficionado was captivated by in the 1970’s while connecting the youth to the pure messages of Rastafari with explosive live performances that are a positive and emotional musical experience. 

Mamadou Kelly hails from Goundam and Niafunke, in the heartland of Mali’s Niger River Delta. Born in 1969, Kelly first picked up the guitar at age 8 and has now become one of Mali’s music leaders. With a quiet charm and encyclopedic knowledge of Malian music, Mamadou Kelly has been an in-demand accompanist for much of his career. He and his band mates have played alongside greats such as Ali Farka Toure and Afel Boucom, helping to lay down the blueprint for what we now call "Desert Blues". 

DJ's Tom Chasteen and Boss Harmony selecting the best in roots, reggae, dancehall, dub and more will be there spinning in the mix as well!