The Gastown Sessions: TONYE AGANABA AND THE FOUNDATION

    The Gastown Sessions: TONYE AGANABA AND THE FOUNDATION

    By Mark Yuen: The Gastown Sessions is a Vancouver Sun music project. We invite bands to play in locations across Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhood, Gastown, and invite our readers to join us for the exclusive set (follow @gastownsessions on Twitter for updates on artists and venues).

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    All Right Ok-Masia One (Video)

    All Right Ok-Masia One (Video)

    Here is a little tune I recently finished for Masia One apparently she had shot a promotional video for it in Jamaica, she seems to spend a lot of time there, Che Pope Vicious on the beats yours truly on the mix down..Vancity girl doing it international have a look.

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    the Foundation

    the Foundation

    The Dictionary defines Foundation as: 1. The act of founding, especially the establishment of an institution with provisions for future maintenance. 2. The basis on which a thing stands, is founded, or is supported. This is exactly what Vancouver based musical outfit the Foundation is, Founded in 2011 as the backing band for Randy Ponzio, […]

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    The Foundation feat. Asha Moyo

    The Foundation feat. Asha Moyo

    Hi all a little video of a new singer the group has decided to work with, here is a segment of the first show recorded last week at Calabsh…

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    The Foundation feat. Tonye Aganaba -So What

    The Foundation feat. Tonye Aganaba -So What

    The Foundation James Calvin Thompson Bass Paul Clarke Drums Sean Dimitrie Guitar Tonye Aganaba Vocalist Recorded Live at the Guilt and Co. video done by Live Vision: Garrett VanDusen Founder & Chief Executive Officer Live Vision Macro Management Live Vision Macro Management #1807-7380 Elmbridge Way Richmond BC V6X 4A1 info@livevision.ca twitter.com/livevisionmgmt www.livevision.ca

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    Jazz Trio

    Jazz Trio

    I have been getting the itch to  play in jazz group again and recently decided to get my fellow band mates together twice a week to play some jazz standards as well as exploring the funkier side of the genre

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    The Gastown Sessions: TONYE AGANABA AND THE FOUNDATION

    By Mark Yuen:

    The Gastown Sessions is a Vancouver Sun music project. We invite bands to play in locations across Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhood, Gastown, and invite our readers to join us for the exclusive set (follow @gastownsessions on Twitter for updates on artists and venues). (more…)

    All Right Ok-Masia One (Video)

    Here is a little tune I recently finished for Masia One apparently she had shot a promotional video for it in Jamaica, she seems to spend a lot of time there, Che Pope Vicious on the beats yours truly on the mix down..Vancity girl doing it international have a look.

    the Foundation

    The Dictionary defines Foundation as:

    1. The act of founding, especially the establishment of an institution with provisions for future maintenance.

    2. The basis on which a thing stands, is founded, or is supported.

    This is exactly what Vancouver based musical outfit the Foundation is, Founded in 2011 as the backing band for Randy Ponzio, David Morin, and Tanye Aganaba, this collective is a growing name in the Vancouver entertainment industry. 2011 has proven a successful year for the Foundation, following opening spots for Ky-Mani Marley, Ziggy Marley, Yellow man as well as the opening of the Victoria based Rifflandia Festival, the Foundation is growing in popularity and is becoming well known for providing an exciting musical backdrop for its singers.
    You can find the Foundation at Guilt & Company (1Alexander st.) on a regular basis.

    James Calvin Thompson- Bass

    Paul Clarke- Drums

    Sean Dimitrie- Guitar

    Some video with the Foundation performing live.

    The Foundation feat. Asha Moyo

    Hi all a little video of a new singer the group has decided to work with, here is a segment of the first show recorded last week at Calabsh…

    The Foundation feat. Tonye Aganaba -So What

    The Foundation

    James Calvin Thompson Bass

    Paul Clarke Drums

    Sean Dimitrie Guitar

    Tonye Aganaba Vocalist

    Recorded Live at the Guilt and Co. video done by Live Vision:

    Garrett VanDusen
    Founder & Chief Executive Officer
    Live Vision Macro Management

    Live Vision Macro Management
    #1807-7380 Elmbridge Way
    Richmond BC
    V6X 4A1

    info@livevision.ca
    twitter.com/livevisionmgmt
    www.livevision.ca

    Jazz Trio

    I have been getting the itch to  play in jazz group again and recently decided to get my fellow band mates together twice a week to play some jazz standards as well as exploring the funkier side of the genre (more…)

    Sets from October 8th @ Fortune Sound Club

    Hello,

    To my subscribers I have included two sets recorded live at Fortune sound Club last Saturday October 8th 2011 one of Randy Ponzio one of David Morin both backed by my band the Foundation for your listening pleasure. Thanks to all that came out for the nights festivities and danced yo A$$ off, precious to watch you give us the energy to perform for you all.

    Bless and happy listening.

    Edit:

    David Morin with the Foundation

    Randy Ponzio with the Foundation

    David Morin, Randy Ponzio & Tonye Aganaba @ Fortune Sound Club October 8th

    I am wearing two hats on this night, promoter and guitarist..recently I have assembled a group of very talented musicians and we are backing three of the best singers in Vancouver performing a wide variety of original music, it has become some what of a family affair where singers lend there voices to back up each other and each takes a turn in the spotlight. Please join us on October 8th to celebrate James Calvin Thompson and mine’s birthday’s

    Tickets are $12 and can be bought online or from any one of the musicians performing.

    Performing musicians:

    David Morin vocals & guitar

    Randy Ponzio vocals & guitar

    Tonye Aganaba vocals & guitar

    Sean Dimitrie guitar

    James Calvin Thompson bass guitar

    Paul Clarke drums


    Our band is looking for name lets have some with it and make a contest out of it, winning name provider gets some serious swag…

    https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=134433109989140&ref=ts#!/event.php?eid=134433109989140

    Saturday October 8th Fortune Sound Club

    147 E Pender @ Main st.

    Ziggy Marely @ The Vogue Sept. 27th

    Ziggy Marley


    Ziggy Marley performing in 2007.
    Background information
    Birth name David Nesta Marley
    Also known as Ziggy Marley
    Born October 17, 1968 (1968-10-17) (age 42)
    Trenchtown, Jamaica
    Genres Reggae
    Occupations Musician, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, voice actor
    Instruments Guitar, vocals, Piano, percussion
    Years active 1979–present
    Labels Tuff Gong Worldwide
    Associated acts Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers
    Website www.ziggymarley.com

    David “Ziggy” Marley (born October 17, 1968, Trenchtown, Jamaica) is a Jamaican musician and leader of the band Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers. He is the oldest son of famed reggae musician Bob Marley.[1] His father gave him the nickname “Ziggy”; he has stated that it means “a small joint”.[2]

    Musical career

    In 1979, Ziggy and his siblings, Cedella, Stephen and Sharon made their recording debut with their father, “Children Playing in the Streets”. The Melody Makers, as the group came to be known, played occasionally for several years, including at their father’s funeral in 1981. Their debut LP was Play the Game Right, which was a very pop-oriented album, earning Ziggy some derision from critics. The band’s label, EMI, wanted to market Ziggy as a solo act, and so the Melody Makers moved to Virgin Records, where they recorded Conscious Party (1988, produced by Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth). The album was critically and popularly successful, as was One Bright Day (1989) and Jahmekya (1991).

    Ziggy Marley singing at Guilfest 2011

    As the 1990s continued, the Melody Makers’ sales slowly declined, beginning with Joy and Blues (1993) and continuing with Free Like We Want 2 B (1995).

    Ziggy became politically active, working with the United Nations and released on April 15, 2003. On July 2, 2006, his second solo album, Love Is My Religion, was released on his independent record company Tuff Gong Worldwide. This album won a Grammy for best Reggae album and this was Ziggy’s 4th Grammy win. On May 5, 2009, his third solo children’s album Family Time, was released on his independent record company Tuff Gong Worldwide. Family Time features Family and Friends, Rita Marley, Cedella Marley, Judah Marley, Paul Simon, Willie Nelson, Jack Johnson, Toots Hibbert, Laurie Berkner, Elizabeth Mitchell and more. This album won a Grammy for “Best Musical Album for Children”.

    Some of his most popular singles include “True To Myself”, “Drive”, “People Get Ready”, and his US Top 40 and Us Top 20 hit “Tomorrow People”.

    In April 2011, Marley announced his fourth album, entitled Wild and Free would be released on June 14. The title track, featuring Woody Harrelson, is available for free with the pre-order of Ziggy’s first comic book, “Marijuanaman.”[3]

    Personal life

    Ziggy Marley is the oldest son of Bob Marley. He is married to Orly Marley, who is a former vice-president of William Morris Agency. He also has 6 children, Daniel Marley, Justice Marley, Zuri Marley, Judah Victoria, Gideon Robert Nesta, and Abraham Selassie Robert Nesta.[4] Most of the family resides in Miami.

    Philanthropy

    • Ziggy Marley founded Unlimited Resources Giving Enlightenment (URGE), which works to help children (especially in Jamaica and Ethiopia).[5][6]

    In 2007, Marley signed on as an official supporter of Little Kids Rock, a nonprofit organization that provides free musical instruments and free lessons to children in public schools throughout the United States. He has visited with children in the program and sits on the organization’s board of directors as an honorary member.

    Randy Ponzio will be opening the show with his band(yet to chose there name) set starting at 8:45pm sharp, playing a killer 30 minute set of  original songs.

    Paul Clarke Drums

    JC Thompson Bass

    Sean Dimitrie Guitar

    Tonye Aganaba Vocals

    Over the past two years Randy Ponzio has steadily been recognized for his unique sound which at its core is pop and soul with hints of reggae. Randy’s intense lyrics and soul-stopping voice are the medium to deliver his message of hope and humanity in his music.

    Much of Randy’s music comes from the humanitarian work Randy has done in places such as the Philippines and countries in East Africa. Prior to starting his musical career he traveled to the Philippines where he established a birth clinic and feeding program for pregnant mothers and malnourished children that is still in operation. He has also traveled to East Africa to work with children there, and was in Kenya in January 2009 where he witnessed first-hand the post-election violence the country suffered.

    “I was blown away by the people of Kenya who opened up their doors for me in safety, shelter and food as well. It was humanity serving humanity despite the politics of a rigged election that chose to divide people into groups in a potential tribal war,” Randy said about his experience in Kenya. He remembered the joy in the eyes of one particular woman he and his team rescued, who offered all that she had – a few tomatoes – in gratitude for her rescue.

    It was this experience that led to the song Hallelujah, which recalls the chilling events of that time period as well a verse about the history of the region from Kenyan born, Juno winning artist Shad. Randy continues to work with children in Kenya and is establishing programs with the Bavubuka Foundation to assist East African children in music education, giving these kids the tools to create their own musical voices.

    Randy performed at the Montreal Jazz Festival and recently opened for Ky-Mani Marley at Vancouver’s legendary Commodore Ballroom. Most recently, Randy won the Shore 104.3 FM Song Search with his song “For the People”. He is working with producer Shawn Cole (Bend Sinister, Hannah Georgas) towards the release of an upcoming EP.

    Location
    The Vogue Theatre

    918 Granville Street
    Vancouver, BC

    For Timbre Productions Concerts

    More Info
    On sale Saturday August 20th, 2011 at 10am!

    Doors 8:00pm, Show 9:00pm
    All Ages/Licensed (19+ w/ ID) Show
    All General Admission
    Tickets $36.00 advance available at The Vogue Theatre box office, Charge By Phone 604-569-1144 and online at www.voguetheatre.com and www.northerntickets.com.
    Also available at Red Cat, Scratch, and Highlife Records.
    *$1.00 from each ticket sold goes to Ziggy Marley’s charity U.R.G.E.*

    From Jamaica, reggae musician and performer, on tour to support his latest release “Wild and Free”.

    With guests Natty and Randy Ponzio.

    For more info, visit

    Ziggy Marley: http://www.ziggymarley.com/

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    is the single from Masia One forthcoming album “No. 1”.  A mix-up of Hip Hop,
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    I have been doing sound at Fortune Sound Club since day one and had the honor of setting up and mixing a lot of great artist, with over 300 shows under my belt and counting… (more…)

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    Vancouver, BC

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