Inside the Ethnic Studies Studio and ‘Awakea...Featuring Kore Ionz

November 8, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Mānoa Campus, George Hall 301

This presentation will feature Seattle reggae rockers Kore Ionz, who have shared the stage with such legends as The Wailers, Steel Pulse, Toots & The Maytals, and Third World, as well as contemporary artists like Katchafire, J Boog, and The Green. Teaming up with producer Mell Dettmer (Femi Kuti, Bassekou Kouyate, Clinton Fearon), the band spent most of 2010 in the studio, releasing their second full-length album World War Free on August 2011. The lead single, “Love You Better,” was leaked in May 2011 on the Love You Better EP, and by mid-July was the #1 requested song on Native FM in Hilo and Kona. The song peaked at #4 on Island 98.5 in Honolulu and was first performed live during an in-studio on Seattle’s KEXP 90.3 FM in January 2011 which hit the #19 spot on the station’s Top Live Performances chart, falling right below Death Cab For Cutie. In March 2012 “Love You Better” hit #7 on 93.1 Da Pa‘ina in Honolulu. The second single off the album, “First Avenue,” features a guest appearance by Prometheus Brown of renowned Seattle hip hop duo Blue Scholars.

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This event is free and open to the public.

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Department of Ethnic Studies and Ethnic Studies Student Association (ESSA), Mānoa Campus

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