Autumn Equinox Celebration W/ The Mighty Diamonds

at the World Beat Cultural Center

World Beat Cultural Center
2100 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101
United States

Event Description:


Formed in Trench Town in 1969, Jamaica's premiere vocal trio The Mighty Diamonds continue to record and perform songs from militant judgement pieces to the sweetest of lovers rock ballads. The Diamonds celebrate the rare distinction of 50 years of music making together. Opening for the Diamonds on this Sept / Oct 2019 tour are the Dubtonic Kru.

Every reggae fan has at least one favorite song by the Mighty Diamonds: Pass the Kutchie," "Right Time," "Master Plan" Tamarind Farm I Need a Roof, and the list goes on. The Mighty Diamonds are: Lloyd Judge Ferguson, Joseph "Capo" Williamson and Donald Tabby Shaw.

Indeed, these veteran artists know what soul is all about. These reggae warriors have risen from the poverty and despair of inner city Kingston to become sophisticated reggae ambassadors who have traveled throughout Europe, the U.S., Africa and Asia spreading the gospel of freedom, unity and love.

Right Time, The Mighty Diamonds breakthrough album on the Channel One label, elevated the group to rock star status in 1975. Produced by Joseph Hoo Kim, "Right Time" brought together the Jamaican musical elite such as Sly and Robbie on bass & drums and Ancel Collins on keyboards. This classic album generated hits such as "Africa," "Have Mercy" "Natural Natty," "Them Never Love Poor Marcus" and the reggae party song, "Pass the Kutchie," which has been sampled by everyone from Lauryn Hill to Michael
Franti to Wyclef Jean. Right Time established Ferguson and Simpson as two of the most influential songwriters in their genre.

In honor of 40 years together as a vocal trio, the Mighty Diamonds received the Ragga Muffins Festival Award of Recognition on Feb. 21, 2010. Following their performance at the sold out 29th annual Ragga Muffins reggae festival at Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, CA, Bunny, Tabby and Judge were presented with trophies on behalf of the festival and Moss Jacobs Presents.

Brew will be provided by Border X Brewery.