Mighty Joshua – Tickets – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC – June 8th, 2019

Mighty Joshua

Gypsy Sally's Presents

Mighty Joshua

Space Koi, Kromanauts

Sat, June 8, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Advance $12/Day of Show $14 + fees

This event is 21 and over

Mighty Joshua
Mighty Joshua
Mighty Joshua moves listeners by opening minds and activating bodies through song. He encourages positive change with lyrics that raise consciousness in his community and beyond. With the debut of his first solo album, Joshua expresses himself through a spirited self-titled life inspired compilation.

Experimenting with sound and rhythm, Joshua draws from his musical roots in African percussion. Soon after exposure to Djembe and Djun Djun drums they became a part of his playing repertoire which also includes the Didgeridoo. In 1998 Joshua worked as a manager and D.J. with the company 3 Brothers, 1 Million Records – steadfastly laying the foundation for what has become the vibrant reggae music scene in Richmond today. By 1999 Joshua joined Jah Revelations, and later linked-up with Richmond Dub Collective which transformed over time into the reggae band Antero.

Joshua is an integral part of Antero. In 2008 the group won title of “Favorite New Band” at the first Virginia Reggae Awards. As vocalist and percussionist for the group since 2007, he has helped build the following that made the band a staple on the local music scene in his hometown of Richmond, VA. It is in this role that “Mighty Joshua” was born, and in 2012 he was nominated for Virginia Reggae’s “Best New Artist” award. In 2014 Joshua received awards for being Virginia Reggae's Favorite Artist of the Year, and his debut album was voted Favorite Album of the Year. Joshua has become acquainted with internationally recognized reggae artists through Chris “Peanut” Whitley of Stable Roots Productions who has received many accolades for his role as Music Director/Producer for Corey Harris and touring keyboardist for Corey Harris, Culture, and Eek-A-Mouse. Mighty Joshua played percussion and supplied backing vocals for Corey Harris albums “Father Sun, Mother Earth” and the soon to be released “Fulton Hill Blues.”
Mighty Joshua has had the pleasure of opening for international reggae acts such as Inner Circle, The Itals, Midnite, Tribal Seeds, and The Legendary Culture w/ Kenyatta Hill.

When he’s not living the life of a professional musician, Mighty Joshua dedicates time and energy to working with non-profit organizations like the Makindu Children’s Program in Kenya East Africa. He enjoys integrating music for social awareness and celebrating the impact individual people make.
Space Koi
Space Koi
Reggae/Rock/Dub-infused psychedelia. Heavily influenced by a wide range of predecessors, Space Koi brings a a conscious message promoting peace, love, unity and awareness paired up with wicked grooves that make you move.
Kromanauts
Kromanauts
Formed in Washington, DC in 2015, Kromanauts have a distinctly diasporic blend of reggae, hip-hop, funk and soul, this is Renegade Music! Take a journey through the chromasphere and explore the spectrum of colors, sounds and stories the Kromanauts are ready to share with you. Leading the crew is frontman Kanjia Kroma, originally from Sierra Leone, but right at home now in DC's cosmopolitan melting pot. The backbone of the Kromanauts band is drummer Matt Rehfuss and Bassist Kush Amir, two veterans of the DMV music scene who have been friends and bandmates for decades. Joining up with frontman Kanjia, who can sing, chant or rap the group was formed and together a special energy began to grow. Kromanauts are exploring a wide spectrum of sounds, with an array of influences spread across the Atlantic world. Their music is a journal of their adventures, experiences and encounters along the way, both good and bad.
Venue Information:
Gypsy Sally's
3401 K Street NW
Washington, DC, 20007
http://www.gypsysallys.com/