Reggae band Roots Steel Pulse to perform at MACC on January 29

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English roots reggae band Steel Pulse will perform at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center on January 29, 2022. Courtesy: MACC

Steel Pulse, a roots reggae band from Birmingham, England, will perform at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center on January 29.

The group was formed in 1975 and is now made up of David Hinds (vocals, guitar), Basil Gabbidon (guitar, vocals) and Ronald McQueen (bass), with Basil Colin’s brother on drums and Michael Riley (vocals, percussion).

Steel Pulse were the first non-Jamaican band to win the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album. They were inspired to form Steel Pulse after listening to Bob Marley and the Wailers’ Catch a Fire.

Steel Pulse continues to be groundbreaking in addressing controversial topics of racial injustice and human rights on a global scale. Their musical stance and conceptualizations are as powerful and relevant today as they were at the start of their careers.

Hinds’ creativity, human personality and visionary views are revealed through inspiring compositions that capture the effects of the African diaspora. The songs of the band weave and intertwine with each other, making everyone come together and unite.

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The concert at the A&B Amphitheater in Kahului begins at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Also appear Fia and High Watah.

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All tickets are general admission. They cost $ 39.50 for advance purchase and $ 49.50 on the day of the show, plus applicable fees.

Ticket sales are online only at MauiArts.org for all shows. The MACC ticket office is currently open for
inquiries by phone at 808-242-SHOW Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and for email inquiries [email protected]

For MACC’s current COVID health and safety protocols, Click here. These will evolve as the state and county
mandates evolve. Protocols vary depending on whether the event is taking place inside or outside the MACC.


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