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Presented by SXSW Reggae
Starting in Gainesville FL in 2007, Micah Shalom formed a band of ska, reggae, and world musicians to play his brand of original and cover music from these genres. Over the years, refining his sound to flow between all 3 genres seamlessly, encapsulating the audience to dance, listen, and enjoy the different beats and melodies . Micah Shalom and his band The Peaceful Brothers now reside in Austin TX with a cast of diverse musical backgrounds.
Backing artists such as Cedric IM Brooks and Kevin Batchelor of The Skatalites, and Grammy Award Winner Calton Coffie of Inner Circle, The Micah Shalom crew cut their teeth learning to play Jamaican reggae and ska, traveling with Calton Coffie to perform in Jamaica and playing a number of shows in the US with Cedric IM Brooks and Kevin Batchelor. Although the great saxophonist Cedric IM Brooks has transitioned, Kevin Batchelor, who now tours the world with the New York Ska Jazz Ensemble, has remained one of the artists the band regularly performs with.
Micah Shalom has also shared the stage with many international artists performing trumpet, valve trombone and vocals, including Spiritual, General Smiley, I-Taweh, Ed Robinson, The Skatalites...
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