Back in 2001, it was posted an ad in the classifieds asking people who were interested in reggae and played an instrument to contact him. After meeting , the group fired up and began rehearsing. But after meeting the singer Michael Livingston, the group consolidated so it was time to play the first gigs. This is how the band came to be.
Members of the actual band have taken part in other projects in Costa Rica music scene before, which include Gandhi, Mekatelyu, Pushin and Nada. With time, the meaning for BAMASELO has come to reflect almost an ideology for the band, being a crude analogy for ACTION! This sense of movement the band has reflected upon stage and in every challenge: action speaks louder than words.In the recent years, BAMASELO has been beating their kete and djembe drums to a loud beat, which has shaken the reggae scene in their city. Sharing stage with different reggae stars amongst which we can mention Nonpalidece, Sizzla, Eek-A-Mouse, TOK, Gondwana, Resistencia Suburbana, Chuck Fender, Raices y Cultura, and recently Israel Vibrations, Johnny Dread, Ritchie Spice, and even one of the offspring for one of the founders of the contemporary sound of reggae, Bob Marley’s son Ky-mani Marley. Shows have grown and an increased radio play in not only Costa Rica but Mexico, Switzerland and the US shows a foreword of things to come.
No to mention all the Costa Rican reggae artists like Mekatelyu, Trinity Roots Band and Resistencia, to mention a few that had shared the lights with Bamaselo.In short time to come, with the birth of their first album, BAMASELO will be expanding their horizons, and share their reggae vibration with the world, making sure to beat the foundations and energize the public for years to come. Michael Livingston Michael Livingston, born in New York to a Costa Rican mother and Jamaican father, is the lead singer for the band and has been on the reggae scene for over two decades. Throughout his extensive career, Michael has recorded a total of 12 records, with hits on the prestigious Billboard Magazine (State of Dreadness and The Plain Truth). Among his discography it is noteworthy to mention “Bob Marley en Español”, which was the first record tribute worldwide to Bob Marley in Spanish. Additionally he has shared stage with artists like Ziggy & Rita Marley, The Wailers, Anthony B., Maxi Priest, Mutabaruka, Steel Pulse, and has also participated in two Reggae Sunsplash Festivals.
And of course, with all the artists Bamaselo has participated. All this has given him an enviable experience that reflects on his live presentations. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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