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A Night with Rebelution: An Acoustic Benefit Concert for Just Communities
* Rare acoustic performance
* An interview with the band
* Raffle prizes
* Grand Prize: Dinner with lead singer Eric Rachmany and 3 friends at
El Sitio Restaurant.
Simultaneous interpretation in Spanish will be provided.
Saturday, December 11, 2010
7-9pm, doors open at 6:30pm
Marjorie Luke Theatre
721 E Cota St
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
$15 in advance
$20 at the door
Lobero Theatre Box Office
33 E. Canon Perdido Street
The critically acclaimed reggae band, Rebelution, will be hosting a
benefit concert for Just Communities’ youth programs. The evening will
consist of an intimate interview with the band and a rare acoustic
Rebelution and Just Communities have come together to promote
political engagement and activism amongst young people.
Proceeds from this event will enable Just Communities to continue to
offer its Community Leadership Institute (CLI) to high school students
throughout the Central Coast. During the eight day institute, diverse
teams of youth from high schools in Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San
Luis Obispo Counties come together to better understand injustice in
their lives and our world. Through experiential activities, dialogue
and skill-building, youth become leaders working to build communities
in which all of us have a place.
For many youth who participate, CLI is the first time they feel like
they truly have a voice and can make a difference in our community:
“This program saved my life. I went from having zero hope to believing
I can do something positive for my community. I can’t express how
grateful I am for the opportunity you have given me.” - 2009 CLI
Past graduates have started diversity and social justice clubs in
their schools that are addressing some of our community’s most
pressing social problems. Whether their focus is youth violence,
harassment, sexual violence, poverty, inequality in educational
opportunities, or other areas, every day CLI graduates are making our
communities safer and more welcoming for all people.
Hailing from Santa Barbara, California, Rebelution has developed into
the front runner for grassroots, independent and touring driven music
groups representing the Cali- Reggae scene. Originally formed in 2004,
members Eric Rachmany (vocals / guitar,) Rory Carey (keyboards,)
Wesley Finley (drums,) and Marley D. Williams (bass) met in college,
while residing in Isla Vista, a popular beachside community in Santa
Barbara. It was there that the seeds to Rebelution’s future would be
planted-- and would instill their kick back, “worry free” vibes,
catchy refrain, and optimistic, inspiring, and engaging music that
would leave their listeners with the sense that they have the power to
make this world a better place.
Rebelution released their first full-length album “Courage to Grow” in
June 2007, which would become the breakthrough album for the band. The
album was praised for its crafty melodies, socially-conscious lyrics,
and savvy musicianship. “Courage to Grow” has been in the top 10
iTunes Reggae album sales since its release two years ago. It remained
in the Billboard Top Reggae Album Chart for 36 weeks, and peaked at 4.
Rebelution released their second album, “Bright Side of Life”, on
August 4, 2009. “Bright Side of Life” features 12 new signature tracks
blending the band’s cohesive mix of reggae, rock, and hip-hop
influences. The band notes that their second album will show their
growth in maturity musically, with a more polished sound with flares
of new styles that fans and future fans have yet to hear. “Bright Side
of Life” also has an overall theme of encouragement.