FREE POP-UP SHOW: Reggae Ban JAH PEOPLE To Play City-Sponsored Pop-Up For Peace Show | @jahpeoplemusic


 Summer 2016 wraps up in just a few weeks, and Philadelphia's rising reggae band JAH PEOPLE continues to bring the heat with the culmination of their peace-promoting "Pop-Ups For Peace" summer tour.

The popular collective, known for their soulful covers of Bob Marley reggae favorites and their own takes on roots and funk, formed in 2012 and has since been recognized as one of the city's ambassador music groups. After being acknowledged for their positive work by the City of Philadelphia in 2015, JAH PEOPLE has taken its platform to the next level with a pop-up tour that aims for peace during a turbulent election season and unrest across the country.

As a show of love for their city, JAH PEOPLE will perform a special, FREE "pop-up show" Thursday, August 18 at 5:30PM, during the "Culture In The Courtyard" series in the Philadelphia City Hall Courtyard. In addition to a "Pop-Up Beer Garden" at the location, the band will be on hand to lend a message of peace, give away JAH PEOPLE memorabilia and free copies of the Rising High album, and offer lucky fans the chance to help lead the peace party.

Tomorrow night, JAH PEOPLE will take to the coveted stage at Theatre of the Living Arts (TLA), where they will rock out to help kick off Philadelphia City Councilman David Oh's 2016 PHLLive Music Competition, an annual awards competition they won in 2015 in the World Music category. The band will also play for the second year running at the family-friendly, annual Caribbean Festival. Remaining dates and cities for the "Pop-Ups For Peace" summer tour are as follows:

August 16, Theatre of the Living Arts (TLA), Philadelphia, PA
August 18, "Culture In The Courtyard" Pop-Up, City Hall Courtyard, Philadelphia, PA
August 20, Crab House at Two Mile Landing, Wildwood, NJ
August 21, Philadelphia Caribbean Festival, Penns Landing

Said band leader Dean Rubenstein, "Jah People has proudly performed the music of Bob Marley since our inception in 2012. To us, there's an obligation that goes along with performing his songs. It's important to us for people to understand that we believe in what Marley intended, which was sharing a message of hope, love, nonviolence, and unity.

 "As a nation, we're currently experiencing extremely turbulent and divisive times. We feel that there's no better common ground than music, specifically, Marley's catalog," Rubenstein added. "Our hope is that our impromptu street concerts will unite everyone within earshot. I envision everyone standing arm in arm singing along to these timeless anthems."


Roots. Rock. Reggae. #PhillyStyle As an entity, Philadelphia-based reggae band JAH PEOPLE looks like what one might achieve when crossing the diversity of a United Colors of Benetton ad with the dankest, cheeba-filled juke joint of Kingston, Jamaica. They are individual personalities and talents within their own right - Dean Rubenstein, Alesia Dessau, Noah Sokoloff, Andrew Walls, Mike Stankus, and Anthony Gentile- tightly wrapped by their love of music like a well-rolled spliff.

JAH PEOPLE blessed the fans with RISING HIGH in June 2015, the band's first original album including a refreshing update of Marley's "Exodus", along with a special guest appearance from Philadelphia rap legend FREEWAY on the title track, "Rising High", regional reggae staple RAS PROFESSOR, and much more. 2016 finds them spreading their message of love, peace, and reggae far and wide, as they embark upon a 2016 "Pop-Ups for Peace" Summer Tour and look to record new music in the fall.

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