Canadian roots music with a global beat
DRAWING from soul, folk, Americana, rock, and reggae, Canadian artist Buckman Coe and his band craft and perform uplifting and conscious music for the people.
His recent release Malama Ka 'Aina (pr: Ma-LA-ma kah-AY-nuh) - a Hawaiian phrase meaning to respect the land and live in harmony - is a gorgeous and downright infectious manifestation of the artist's spiritual nature and passion for social justice.
With masterful production by global/electronic artist Adham Shaikh and musician-activist Jason Kechely, Coe creates ethereal, soul-drenched vocals that soar over arrangements celebrating the awakening of social consciousness and global unity.
Malama Ka 'Aina is a danceable album filled with positive vibes. Its strength is its ability to thematically bridge participation in civil society and celebrate life, love, and humanity. It deals with the destructive nature of capitalism and corporate media while reflecting on the importance of community and the natural environment. The stories in Malama Ka 'Aina are told over spirited melodic builds, soulful harmonies, and powerful horn arrangements. Buckman Coe and his band's lively performances have established them as festival favourites in their homeland and here in Australia.
Don't miss Buckman Coe at Yamba's Pacific Hotel on April 1.