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Ishi Dube is a talented and determined artist with a profound love for reggae music. On stage, Dube doesn't miss a beat; he gives a sincere, energetic, and uplifting performance. Not only a singer/ song writer, Dube is also a skilled producer, musician, and sound engineer, he is involved in nearly every process of production from the roots to the fruits. Dube’s natural talent and hard work are sure to gain notoriety in the world of reggae music. Ishi Dube was born in 1980 at the foothills of the Himalaya Mountains in India. Three years later Ishi and his mother relocated to California. It didn’t take long for a few Bob Marley, Black Uhuru, and Third World albums to take effect on young Dube; he’s said to have made up his own reggae lyrics by the age of three! At age 16, Dube was playing drums in his first band, the “Soul Rebels.” Over the next decade Dube refined his craft by giving hundreds of live performances which in turn, created a substantial following in Northern California. Now Ishi Dube exploding on to the scene, blending messages genuine roots reggae sound with a contemporary dancehall edge to the reggae community everywhere. With lyrical content ranging from political to spiritual to messages of societal change, Ishi’s vocal styles range from a sweet and melodic roots sound to a rougher, rhythmic deejay delivery. Dube grasps the attention of his audiences with multiple vocal techniques, accompanied by heavy riddims covering nearly every sub-genre of reggae; from ska, lover's rock and roots, to dub, rockers, and dancehall. Since the release of his debut album, “Massagana” thanks and praise, Dube has been touring and performing at premier festivals and venues, writing and recording songs with widely respected artists such as Everton Blender, Capleton, Ras Attitude and many more. Dube is currently producing other artists and is now the vice president of Universal Balance Entertainment (an independant record label). Along with fellow artist Jah Sun, Ishi co-founded the strong network of reggae artists called Lioncamp. Hard- working, dependable, and talented, Ishi Dube is an artist on the rise. Dube’s positive message and pleasant demeanor make his performance enjoyable for people from all walks of life. Ishi is a conscious entertainer, an energetic performer, and a serious musician. Dube says that the underlying point behind his music is “give thanks for life, live it with compassion, and make the most of it.” More love, everytime. Rastafari.
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