Capleton and the Prophecy Band

Capleton and the Prophecy Band

Fri, August 30, 2019

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$35.00 - $235.00

Capleton
Capleton
Capleton is known to be the hottest reggae artist in the worldwide reggae fraternity. He is a very strong performer, definitely a hard act to follow. Capleton hosts an annual festival in Jamaica called St Mary Me Come From. In June 2018 Capleton performed on Grooving in the Park in New York City and he did a US tour culminating at the Festival of Life in Chicago. From there he did the Sumfest show in Jamaica and then he toured Europe in August.

May, June and July 2017 Capleton did a two month US tour with Kings Music International that spanned the US from Hawaii to the West coast and across the country to the East coast. Capleton has a strong tour history in North America, Africa and Europe.

When Capleton dropped the tune Alms House in 1992, he established himself as more than just an entertainer. He is a messenger and a guiding light of righteousness. "United we stand and divided we fall," he sang for the benefit of his fans and dancehall comrades. "Nuff of them nah go know themself till them back against the wall." Other of his anthem songs are Lotion Man, Good So, Prophet, I-Testament, One Mission and More Fire.

Many of Capleton's songs "and most of his critics" make mention of the blazing fire. Capleton hopes to clear up any confusion pertaining this fire his music speaks of. He says, "Is not really a physical fire. Is really a spiritual fire, and a wordical fire, and a musical fire. You see the fire is all about a livity. But is people get it on the wrong term. People get confused. So when a man say 'more fire' him think that mean say you fi go light the cane field or go light the church." Fire, Capleton explains, is a way of reminding one's brother that they are going astray. "That way a man know say him doing something wrong. That even give him the urge to know say Yo check up on yourself. What you're doing is not right, or else him would not say 'Fire fi dat,' or 'Burn dat' or 'More fire.'" "If we go check it back now," he continues, "fire is for the purification of earth, anyhow you check it. This earth itself have to even emerge from the literal fire also, which is the volcanic activity, we a talk bout lava. The hottest element to rise up in the morning is the sun. The water cleanse, but it's still the support from the fire that burn the water, burn out of the bacteria so the water coulda heal we fi cleanse. The herb heal, but it's still the fire fi burn the herb so the herb coulda heal we also."
Venue Information:
The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall
2036 University Avenue
near Downtown Berkeley BART
Berkeley, CA, 94704
http://www.theuctheatre.org/