High-energy modern roots reggae with a mix of jazz, funk and R&B
Sep 24 05:15 PM
Small World Music Stage presented by Exodus Travels
Since they came together in 2008, The Human Rights have built a reputation as one of Canada's top reggae bands -- specializing in original, high-energy roots reggae with a mix of jazz, funk and R&B influences. “The Rights” are fronted by Friendlyness (Culture Shock, Big Sugar) and Juno nominee Tréson on lead vocals; and feature a a blazing 3-piece horn section, two guitar players, and a rock steady riddim section, topped off by legendary reggae keyboardist Bernie Pitters (Toots and the Maytals, Hit Squad, Leroy Brown, Sly & Robbie) on the one drop.
"multi-cultural, affirmative and inclusive vibes ... propulsive beats ... exudes a
gleaming, beaming sound."
~ Daniel Sylvester, Exclaim! Magazine
"Set to an infectious roots/reggae vibe, the album flows with hope and warmth..."
~ Coral Andrews, The Hamilton Spectator
“...now that reggae is an international music and other people have put a stamp on it and taken it to a certain kind of level in terms of music, in terms of lyrics, in terms of production, it means that although we are the innovators, we have to compete at that level. It’s a kind of Usain Bolt level, if you know what I mean”
~ Dermot Hussey, Riffin'