CultureMix launched the Peace and Love Concert series to showcase musical diversity and provide emerging artists and bands with access to performances with established artists at a range of quality live music venues.
The concerts offer a programme of eclectic acts including reggae bands, spoken word artists, dance acts, djs and sound systems, and world music artists.
Peace and Love Concert launched in April 2015 and introduced IYA Rebels who became the stalwart artiste for the concert series along with DJ regular Louie G. Stelphonic Steel Ensemble and RASPO Ensemble also performed.
The second event at South Street Arts Centre in October introduced The Mighty Dub Generators and the Jah Lion Sound Movement. This followed with The Percussive Word introducing performance poet Lou Mulato at Readipop studios for the 3rd event and IYA Rebels continued as the resident band with Jah Lion dropping the full dub sound for the 4th Peace and Love Concert at RISC.
For the 5th event in April 2018 at The Purple Turtle Bar in Reading Childish made an appearance and the audience welcomed resident roots reggae band IYA Rebels, led by Junior Watson, who launched their first album ‘Nadah‘. Buy here.
For 2019 Peace and Love reaches new heights launching with dancehall legend Tippa Irie and his live band, rising reggae star Junior Watson premiering four brand new soon-to-be-released self penned solo tracks, and Donstrumental Dubz featuring Horseman for a live dub remix session from Grammy award winning reggae producer Don Chandler.