The Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray Street, Ottawa
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Meta and The Cornerstones channels Roots Reggae while simultaneously breathing new life into the genre, thus creating what critics have called a “soul-pounding spiritual experience” during their live performances.
Fronted by singer, songwriter and composer Meta Dia, Meta and the Cornerstones fuse a unique sound of afro-pop, hip-hop, rock and soul with a back bone of roots reggae.
This synthesis of both reggae and soul along with powerful lyrics and feel-good melodies create something that transcends oceans, borders, and language barriers. The band have created unifying and soul-pounding live experiences for audiences all across the globe.
“The future of reggae music”, Nat Geo Music
Check them out: http://www.metaandthecornerstones.com Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDEKYrN9XDc Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUE8A_Khpgw Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piH9Gyj_gR4
Nile Groove: Compared to the likes of "Marvin Gaye", "No Doubt", and "The Roots", Nile Groove, an accomplished and culturally diverse 6-piece Ottawa-based band has been grooving the music scene since its 2012 beginnings with its distinguishable fusion of pop-reggae and funk music combined with elements of soul, jazz, rock, and disco.
With original releases including their 2017 full-length album "Insatiable", their 2017 single "Why It Gotta Hurt So Bad", their 2016 full-length debut album “Uncovered”, and their 2014 single "Without You", this versatile groove machine captivates audiences live and on international airwaves with their infectious original music and fresh renditions of classic covers.
Featured in numerous local and international interviews and live performances on the airwaves including CBC Radio, CKCU FM, CHUO FM, CHIN FM, KCEG FM and satellite radio stations world-wide, they have been featured in the 2015 April-June edition of Boston-based Skope Magazine’s “Artists to Watch” and had “Do You Mean What You Say” from their “Uncovered” album featured in the 2016 Chicago-based independent film “Darkness Has Covered My Light”.
Doors at 7 Show time 8:30
Advance tickets: 20$ plus HST Door: $25