Fiji x Morgan Heritage

Island Vibes Spring Tour

Fiji x Morgan Heritage

Maoli, Nomad, BigBody Cisco

Fri, April 27, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 12:30 am)

$37.50

Fiji
Fiji
Based in Hawai'i, Fiji (who was born in Fiji) is the one of the top-selling Pacific artists in the world, and is very popular in Hawai'i, winning Best Male Vocalist at the Hawai'i Music Awards in 1998.
Morgan Heritage
Morgan Heritage
In the wake of their historical GRAMMY win for Best Reggae Album as the Producer and Artist for “Strictly Roots”, which was released under their own independent label CTBC Music Group, the Iconic GRAMMY Award-Winning cultured driven band has managed yet again to deliver another classic album. They achieved this by staying true to their formula of authentic Reggae with an effusively eclectic mix. In their latest quest to keep Reggae music relevant in a continuously evolving world of music, Morgan Heritage presents “Avrakedabra”. Their Rolling Stones-reminiscent endurance, longevity and outstanding showmanship, makes the siblings a force to be reckoned with. Not only in Reggae but also in music as a whole. Morgan Heritage’s name is duly cemented in history, as critics, fans and music lovers anxiously awaited their new album. The untraditional creation of this album with recording sessions taking place across 3 different continents highlights the groups effort of taking Reggae music to the 4 corners of the Earth.
Maoli
Maoli
Maoli (meaning “Native” in Hawaiian) started in Maui with Glenn Awong, a 14-
year-old with a passion for music, and Kana Akiu-Corpuz. In their sophomore
year, the aspiring vocalist and bassist began writing original music at the
encouragement of their high school teacher. It was also during this time that
Glenn started recording demos of his songs. By the time he reached his senior year, Glenn was ready to share his music with a greater audience.

In 2005, Glenn and the band he formed, “No Boundaries”, won a Battle of the Bands competition on the island of Maui. With numerous performances already under his belt, Glenn then formed Maoli in 2007 with a new lineup of talented musicians, including bassist, Kana.

Maoli took the islands by storm in 2008 with their debut album entitled, “Groovin,” having one hit after the next. This was the groundbreaking album that first established the group as a premiere Hawaiian Island Reggae recording band.

In 2010, Maoli did it again with their 2nd release, “Rock Easy”, featuring another treasure trove of #1 hits. Their 3rd album entitled “Arise” took to a national and international audience exploring Maoli’s love for various genres of music. Maoli’s road to success continued as they toured the islands and started promoting their very own unique Island sound with the world, starting with a small tour to Australia, their first international show.

Since then, the boys from Maoli started focusing more on sharing their music and passion with a bigger audience. Maoli had the pleasure to share with fans from the east to the west of the United States and an international crowd including Guam and Australia growing with fans with each show. Their music went on to play in parts of Europe, such as Germany, Italy and Scotland, Japan and others.

Maoli stayed busy also with fan favorite releases such as "Rock Me Sober," "Sweet Remedy," and "Sweetest Sound," original songs penned by the band’s founder and leader Glenn Awong as new musical and life influences inspire his writing.

Staying true to their roots as their style continuously evolves, they hope to spread their sound to a city near you!
Nomad
Nomad
NomaD was born on October 25th, 2016 as an act of rebirth after surviving a heart attack. In his new life, he realized his calling to help people and to guide them towards an awakened state NomaD is a healer who loves sound baths, meditation, setting intentions, and believes in the power of crystals. In September of 2017 NomaD moved to Hawaii as a part of his rebirth where he began recording as an artist. Within the first week of moving to Honolulu, NomaD connected with George "Fiji" Veikoso–one of the biggest Polynesian artists of out time, and easily one of the biggest names in Hawaiian reggae. Fiji has since taken NomaD under his wing as they continue to build the success of NomaD as an artist together. On November 13, 2017 NomaD broke his first single "Take It All", produced by Fiji, on radio, which became the number one requested song within four days of its release. "Take It All" stayed number one on both iHeart Radio's Island 98.5 and 93.1 Da Pa'ina for four consecutive weeks, and held a spot in the top five fir six weeks and counting. On December 16th, 2017 NomaD had his largest live performance at Hawaii's Finest 8th Anniversary Bash, where he has brought out by big brother Fiji as a special guest to close the show. On February 22, 2018 NomaD will be releasing his second single, "Perfect Timing", and then releasing his first EP come early summer.
Venue Information:
The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall
2036 University Avenue
near Downtown Berkeley BART
Berkeley, CA, 94704
http://www.theuctheatre.org/