Biography

Critically acclaimed and awe inspiring, the Bambú Station Roots Reggae Band is one of the most profound and provocative reggae groups since Bob Marley and the Wailers.

Bambú Station was founded in 1996 by lead singer Jalani Horton, the culmination of a lifetime of love for music and the quest for sharing and enlightening through music and poetry.

For two years Bambú Station played and toured regionally, developing a sound that was received with great enthusiasm by avid fans of the roots vibe. This encouraged the band to establish its own studio and later record its first album, “Congo Moon”, released on High Rotation Records in November 1999. The energy of the album led to one of its songs, ”Heathen Fun”, being selected for use on a two-CD remix compilation entitled Walking on Pennsylvania Avenue, a major relief effort for children with AIDS released on the Open Source Record Label (www.open-source.com).

In 2000, Bambú Station independently released the single “Amadou Diallo” in memory of the brutally slain New York West African. The single, which features a haunting acoustic approach and soul-reaching lyrics, was personally presented to his parents at the 2001 Anniversary of the March on Washington.

In May 2002, Bambú Station reached global acclaim with their heart-stirring compilation “Bambú Station presents: Various Artists Talkin Roots I”, released on Mt. Nebo Records. This groundbreaking album immediately hit worldwide charts, generating international praise from music critics impressed by the underground sensation. Radio Stations across the globe added Bambú Station songs to their rotation. “Talkin Roots I” was selected as Compilation of the Year 2002 by Ireggae.com and won several awards.

Bambú Station opened 2003 in a heavy blaze with the production of their breathtaking release ”One Day”! Every song on this album was considered an instant favorite. Fans, writers and industry experts all continue to praise the album as classic, very powerful, and one for the ages. From The Beat Magazine, Reggae Reviews, Urban Ambience Journal and countless others, critics dubbed Bambú Station’s “One Day” as one of the most significant albums on the modern reggae scene.

“One Day” features on radio shows in Australia, Canada, Hawaii, West Africa, the Caribbean, North and South America, Israel and Western Europe. Creation Steppin Radio selected One Day as its Album of the Year for 2003. The D.C. Annual Reggae Awards selected One Day as Album of the Year 2003, the song ”One Day” as Song of the Year 2003 and Bambú Station as Producer of the Year 2003. This excitement and attention is generating throngs of new fans for this small band hailing from the humble Caribbean isles of St. Croix and St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.

Edited by nickydread on 20 Jan 2012, 22:33

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