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Boookem Dano Presents: Island Therapy Featuring Eli Mac and Jordan T
Saturday, November 18th, 2017
Saturday, November 18 @ 8:00 pm | $35 - $45 Tickets Doors open 7PM | Show starts at 8PM . - Event Info ELI MAC: Eli Mac aka Ciara-Camile Roque Velasco was born in Makati City in 1985 later relocating to Haiku, Maui. Music style: Reggae, Hip Hop & Soul. As the American Idol 3 contestant in Honolulu, her representation of the red/yellow/green Rasta wristband was used as a good luck charm and as a homage to her idols of the reggae community. She felt it brought peace, happiness and unity, respectively. Her voice and the love for music and cultures derived the self-designed apparel and persona leading to a unique characteristic personality that everyone has grown to love. In April 2009, she received the Hawai’i Music Award Single of the year for a single produced by Stephen Marley in Jamaica entitled “Guava Jelly” which was featured on iTunes on October 14, 2008. Her next hit single “Super Star” was released in Japan in 2010. Came 2013, she was featured on Chessa’s debut album “Naked” onthe “All My Time” track. But when 2014 rolled around, she made the decision to make an official announcement of her new stage name and will be further referred to as “Eli Mac” where shortly after that releasing her Dubstop EP. JORDAN T: Jordan T, from Wailuku Hawai’i is the former lead guitarist/vocalist for Maoli who has toured with many great legendary artists such as Katchafire, all around the word. His most renowned singles include his #1 hawaiian hit, “Sunset Tonight” (2013), “Closer To You” (2015), and the most recent release off of his Debut Album (Bridges with the Vibes) “Find Ya Riddim” (2017), which features Jemere Morgan, son of Gramps Morgan of Morgan Heritage. Jordan T has shared stages/festivals with artists such as Fiji, Katchafire, Jimmy Cliff, Major Lazor, Third World, Tarrus Riley, Jemere Morgan, Steel Pulse, Iration, Anuhea, Maoli, Soja, Mike Love,Damien Marley, Alex Marley, Sammy J, Common Kings, Collie Buddz,Irie Love, Ali Cambell (UB40), Kimie, Ekolu, Rebel Souljahz, The Green, J Boog, Bobby McFerrin, Mick Fleetwood, Michael Shrieve, and many more. Jordan describes his life as a musician as “a journey guided by the wind… I live, breathe, sing, and search for passion, inspiration and adventure like a gypsy. I try not to plan too much – embracing the moments I have for what they are and when they come.” His music is characteristic of such a statement in its eclectic nature and continually evolving style. You won’t find Jordan singing, playing, or writing only a single genre. His versatility reflects his intent to express all angles of emotions, experiences and life happenstance. In his live performances, you can feel this truth as he puts his heart and soul into the mic, drawing you into the stories. From stories of introspection and heartbreak to stories of dancing and sunny days, you’re guaranteed to walk away with truth about his journey in life. You can really get to know him through his music if you’re willing to take the time to pay attention. “I can’t sit back and play a single type or style of music. Life isn’t that simple to me and for everyone else that breathes air. Sometimes I just wanna skank and enjoy the sunshine and other days it’s the opposite. If my music was all the same I would be lying to you, my listener, about my journey. The last thing I want to create is uninspired music.” -Jordan T.