California Roots Presents REBEL MUSIC SERIES VOL. 3 with J Boog and Collie Buddz, live at SOMO Village Event Center in Rohnert Park on Friday, September 7!
About Rebel Music Series
Rebel Music Series was curated with the intention to provide a platform for artists with strong messages to share them with their fans, to encourage growth and change in all of us.
♦ SHOW INFORMATION ♦
Door Time- 6:00 PM
Show Time- 7:00 PM
All Ages Show– Children 5 years old and younger have free admission to SOMO Concerts when accompanied by a paid adult 18 years or older.
♦ BAND INFORMATION ♦
Jerry “J Boog” Afemata, a reggae singer of Samoan descent, was born in Long Beach and was raised in Compton, California. Steeped in Samoan culture and as the son of a Samoan chief, J Boog’s large family has had a huge impact on his artistry. Nicknamed “Boog” by his siblings because he could never sit still for long, J Boog is currently living and traveling between Hawaii and California. J Boog has not taken a break since the release of his debut album “Hear Me Roar” in 2007. It was his close collaboration with island music pioneer, George “Fiji” Veikoso, whom he met in 2005, that has helped spur the creation of J Boog’s unique sound, as well as pave the way for many other Polynesian artists.
J Boog is a true student of music. He is currently and constantly collaborating and recording, getting his sound out for others to enjoy in many creative ways. In 2013 and 2014 he recorded several singles both independently and collaboratively. In July he released the EP “Live Up!” on Washhouse Hawaii, which reached #18 on the Top Heatseekers chart and #4 on Top Reggae Albums. His music is transparent and preaches that music is the only universal tongue. However, what stays with his listeners is his humility, his deeply ingrained commitment to his family and to his proud culture.
Born in New Orleans but raised in Bermuda, dancehall singer Collie Buddz was entranced by the urban music of his island home. He favored dancehall the most, but soca and hip-hop were important too, all of which exploded out the speakers of his DJ brother. His brother was also involved in recording Collie’s demo track, “Come Around,” an infectious song that blew up in Europe and topped the charts in the U.K. before it came to Jamaica. As the marijuana anthem was climbing the JA charts all the way up to number one, rapper Busta Rhymes cut his own, unauthorized remix, which increased the track’s presence on urban American radio. Guest vocals on a remix of Beyoncé’s “Ring the Alarm” began his relationship with the Sony label, while hooking up with Lil’ Flip for the rapper’s I Need Mine album kept spreading the Collie Buddz name on the streets.