Buddy’s San Jose Music in the Park presented by Metro Newspapers features legends of reggae, Toots & The Maytals on July 12. The show is from 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. at Plaza de Cesar Chavez on Market Street in the center of downtown San Jose.
Advance tickets are $15. Day-of-the-event admission is $20. 12 & under free with paid admission. Save $5 on advance general admission tickets w/code: REGGAE
Toots is one of the true architects of reggae – so much so that “Do the Reggay,” a 1968 single by Toots and his group, the Maytals, is credited with giving the genre its name.
Classic songs written and recorded by Toots and the Maytals have been covered by the likes of the Clash and the Specials, and the group was featured in reggae’s greatest breakthrough event – “The Harder They Come,” the 1972 film that became an international sensation. The all – star guests on TRUE LOVE range from legends like Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, and Bonnie Raitt to younger stars including No Doubt, the Roots, and Phish’s Trey Anastasio.
The caliber of these collaborators reveals the impact that Toots has had on several generations of rockers and rappers, while appearances from reggae icons Bunny Wailer and Marcia Griffiths show the respect granted to the man who might be the music’s greatest living vocalist. At the heart of it all is that voice – drenched in soul, rooted in gospel, and still breathtakingly powerful after almost four decades in the spotlight.
Conscious roots songstress Saritah (sa-REE-ta) is on a worldwide musical mission to uplift, inspire and heal. Bursting with an organic sound that is a refreshing and uniquely feminine weave of reggae, soul and acoustic inspired flavours. Saritah has a relentless passion for inspiring people to live their purpose and to follow their dreams. Born in South Korea, she learned her craft in Perth, Australia. This international show is not to be missed.