Conscious Culture

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„Conscious Culture“ mit ihren drei Frontfrauen orientiert sich seit ihrer Gründung im Jahr 2014 stark an der „Goldenen Ära“ des jamaikanischen und englischen Reggaes der 70er Jahre. Dabei verbindet die 8-köpfige Band geschickt den entspannten Roots Reggae Sound mit modernen Elementen verschiedener Genres wie Dub, Dancehall und Modern Roots.

Die drei individuellen und ausdrucksstarken Stimmen verbinden sich zu einer abwechslungsreichen Einheit, bei der Leadvocals und mehrstimmiger Gesang fließend in einander übergehen.

Getragen wird der Gesang dabei von Musikern aus Köln (mit u.a. ecuadorianischen, kongolesischen, zypriotischen, und deutschen Wurzeln), die um das pulsierende Fundament aus Drum&Bass mit zwei Keyboards und Gitarre eine eigene Dynamik und Sound entwickelt haben und auf langjährige Erfahrungen in unterschiedlichen Bands zurückblicken können.

Conscious Culture überzeugt live mit einem abwechslungsreichen Programm aus eigenen Stücken, die durch einige ausgewählte Coverversionen von Klassikern ergänzt werden. So blickt die Band mittlerweile auf zahlreiche überregionale Clubshows und Festivalauftritte zurück.

Die Aufnahmen ihres Debut-Albums „Thursdays“, welches im August 2018 veröffentlicht wurde, transportieren einen ehrlichen, authentischen Live Sound.

Die Songs handeln neben sozialkritischen und zum Teil spirituellen Themen maßgeblich von den Erfahrungen und den Auseinandersetzungen der Sängerinnen mit den für sie wichtigen Themen aus dem Leben. Erfrischende Abwechslung in dem Arrangement des Albums bringen dabei auch die zwei Featurings mit den Künstlern Mtapa aus Kenia und Denham Smith aus Jamaika.

Aktuell arbeitet die Band an neuen Songs und der Veröffentlichung weiterer Singles.

„Conscious Culture“ steht für positive Botschaft und kulturelle Vielfalt und schafft einen ganz eigenen Sound.

 

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Reggaeville.com

„To call an album Thursdays means that this day must have a special meaning to Conscious Culture, the band behind the release, especially when it’s their debut. Maybe their first ever performance fell on that day? Maybe it was the day of their weekly band practice? Or do they simply love the „ThrowBackThursday“ Hashtags #TBT?

Whatever the reason, their debut is worth listening to. Three female front singers (Nadia Eva, Sista Kira and Malijah) as well as six skilled musicians (Florian Bohde, Manfred Kirch, Diego Viteri, Marc Steinweg, Sebastian Pathé and Güntuğ Eren) make up the formation based in the German cities of Cologne and Aachen, and they represent a lively cultural mix coming up with positive messages. Displaying a unique, modern Roots sound that is dominated by warm bass, straight drums and a Hammond organ, the influences of Jamaican and English Reggae pioneers is clearly audible.

Likewise, their identification with Rastafarian principles is reflected by lyrics circling around subjects such as firm belief (Protected By Jah) or the admiration of creation (Conscious).

Time Flies, a passionate plea to love yourself, is as uplifting as the introductory New Beginning and the groovy Heads Up, and both tracks transport a lot of the atmosphere that, judging from the pictures and videos on their Facebook profile, fills the air during their live shows.

A refreshing vocal splash is the feature of Mtapa Taa from Kenya in New Generation, a track including snippets of the often-cited speech of H.I.M. Haile Selassie so present in Bob Marley’s War. Another great addition is the voice of Denham Smith, a Jamaican singer who is currently living in Cologne, in the sweet, flirtative Talk.

With Roots And Wings, my personal favourite, the mellow mood of the release reaches its climax and sends the listener off with a smile into a golden late-summer afternoon (in my case). No surprise this young band won the U-Club Band Contest in 2016 – they deliver a fine package of good musicianship, pleasant vocals and conscious lyrics. And, rest assured, Thursdays can be heard on every day of the week!!! “ By Gardy Stein

Full Articel here:

https://www.reggaeville.com/artist-details/conscious-culture/releases/mode/review/release/conscious-culture-thursdays/

Presskit English

Since its formation in 2014, the band Conscious Culture with its three front singers Sista Kira, Malijah & Nadia Eva has been oriented towards the golden era of Jamaican and English reggae of the 70s.

The band skilfully combine soothing Roots Reggae with modern elements of other genres such as Dub, Dancehall and Modern Roots. The multicultural Cologne 8-piece collective has Ecuadorian, Cypriot, Congolese and German roots, which partly explains why their positive vibrations have such an international appeal. Live, Conscious Culture are a force of nature. 

The three individual and unique voices of the vocalists merge into one entity created by diverse lead and backing vocals.

The vibrant fundament surrounding the vocalists is embodied by musicians who have over the years developed their own dynamic and distinct sound composed of drums, bass, 2 keyboards and guitar. 

Conscious Culture’s live program consists of their own tunes and is complemented by cover versions of classics. The band has already performed in various clubs and festivals nationwide.

Their debut album ‘Thursdays’, which was released on the 18th of August 2018, delivers an honest and authentic live sound. The content of the songs varies, some of them bearing a strong socio-political and spiritual message and it is inspired by everyday life and challenges the singers are confronted with. Features by artists Mtapa from Kenya and Denham Smith from Jamaica add a refreshing twist and beautifully round up the album.

Conscious Culture stands for positivity, cultural diversity and have crafted their very own sound.