Ekolu - Hazmatt - Pali Roots - DJ Carlos Culture

Hawaii's Finest

The Music Box
1337 India Street
San Diego, CA 92101
United States

Event Description:

Hawaiian trio Ekolu began their musical journey in 1994 when they met in band class. 5 years later they released their first hit "Down in the Valley" which gained them national acclaim.

Ticket Price: $17 advanced / $19 day of show

PARKING: Street parking and paid lot parking available.

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It began in 1995 where 3 young and talented men of Maui, began their musical journey. The 3 main band members are Lukela Keala, Makapu Ho’opii and the newest member since 2012, Kalehua Kahele. Ekolu travels with a full band for all their performances. Matthew Casil- Drummer, Chad Kaya- Guitarist, Evory Souza- Keyboardist, Paul Bunuan- Saxophonist and James De Bose- Trombonist travel and perform everywhere with Ekolu. 
Ekolu has been performing in Hawaii, in the Mainland and Internationally for over 15 years! Ekolu has become a household name here in the islands and all over the World. They have won multiple Na Hoku Hanohano and Hawaii Music Awards for their music. They released their first album back in 1999 with their album entitled “DOWN IN THE VALLEY”. Ekolu is known for their originality and creativity. Since 1999 till today, Ekolu has still continued to gain fans from all over the world. 
Their latest release is their 8th full-length album titled "PERSEVERANCE" in December of 2013. Ekolu continues to Persevere in Hawaii’s Music Industry today.


Hazmatt is a roots/rock/reggae/punk/hip-hop/dub band playing out of Encinitas, CA. Formed in Lahaina, Maui, HI. in 2006, Hazmatt was brought to Encinitas, San Diego by frontman Matt Allen and reformed with friends local to the north county music scene. Several years and various members later the band now is stronger than ever and performing all over southern California in venues such as Belly Up, 4th & B, Hennessey's, and Beachfire San Clemente to name a few. Hazmatt has performed with a variety of artists such as Redman, Pato Banton & The Now Generation, Common Sense, Sprung Monkey, Mystic Roots, Inna Vision, One Drop, and many more. Their musical style is a clash of genres and backrounds ranging from reggae to hip-hop to punk rock and it creates a high energy live show every time.

Pali Roots

As Pali Roots Music we keep the pass in our hearts and cherish the moments we shared as the bio below once said.
We move forward as we grow and the seed we planted has now stemed another root to the fans old and new to all the familys and friends thank you for all your love and support "to the new root... " IMUA !

We are the former members of SDIB Hawaii Music Award Winner.
Along side new addition Cris A.(vocals) Jayme N.(bass/vocals) and Kevin C.(ukulele/guitar) we put together a musical combination, talented and skilled with lot's of energy to bring that positive vibration to the stage. We have over 10 years together performing at local venues,big showcase's, special events, private and corporate gig's here in San Diego, Vegas and the LA area. We also had the opportunity to have Shared the stage with group's Ekolu Music, Katchafire, Natural Vibration, Fiji, Maoli, Ten Feet, Soja, Rebelution, Tribal Seeds, Big Mountain, Kapena, Sashamon, Bo Napoleon, Kekai Boyz and Iration just to name a few. We currently perform monthly at Valley View Casino in Valley Center, Ca. Come and enjoy some sweet reggae music and get to know us, we look forward to meeting you and linking you to our friendship, hope to see you soon.
Chee Pono and Ha Hui Hou !


DJ Carlos Culture

He was born In Colombia, South America and moved to Dayton, Ohio at the age of seven. He started djing in clubs in 1991 and has not stopped ever since. With almost 2 decades in the business he is a well experience selector. His favorite music to spin is cultural reggae, but says “I love dancehall music too”. He has been the resident DJ at the WorldBeat Center since 1996.

It all really took off when he went on a vacation to Jamaica in 1988. It was on this trip that he knew that playing reggae music would be become a major part of his life. He remembers “The music pumping out of the speakers was so infectious, I’ve been hooked ever since”. Later, in California, Carlos started Djing in Ocean Beach where he played between sets for bands like Common Sense, Shiloh band, and Zionic. He still plays in OB. He also was an on air jock on 91X with his mentor Makeda Dread alongside Dangerous Dareka. This crew was together for 7 years doing live radio on Sunday nights on Reggae Makossa.

Performing live is what he like best. He has selected for Tippa Irie and Eek-A-Mouse singing on sound system, played at House of Blues for a New Years Party with Slightly Stoopid, He and Makeda were the first reggae DJs ever to perform in Peru and a spring break week in Cabo San Lucas with 91X and Z90 are his most memorable shows. Besides playing national reggae festivals he cites those as his greatest experiences. All in all Carlos Culture “knows the ting” and will be spinning the best in reggae and dancehall music!