* The Caribbean Allstars *
The Caribbean Allstars are undeniably one of the pioneers of the San Francisco Bay Area World Music scene. This talented ensemble of musicians began joining together their musical forces and international backgrounds during the early 1970's. With geographical roots that range from Jamaica, Trinidad, Tobago, South America, West Africa, and the USA, they truly possess an international sound.
The Caribbean Allstars feature a unique mixture of instruments and styles. The exotic sound of the steel drums, invented in Trinidad, carries melodic rhythms over the bass, keyboards, guitar, and horn section, driving you to the dance floor.
The Caribbean Allstars have played and toured with such artists as Third World, Jimmy Cliff, Toots & the Maytals, the Wailers, Steel Pulse, Jerry Garcia and Bonnie Raitt. In l987, they were chosen "Band of the Year"at the "Bay Area Reggae Awards". They have performed at the Bay Area Music Awards AKA the Bammies with Carlos Santana, who affectionately introduced them as "my favorite band". Carlos also did a cameo appearance on the Caribbean Allstars second album, "Paths to Greatness". The All Stars first album, "Live and Direct", rose to #12 on the CMJ charts.
The Caribbean Allstars are truly a band to be reckoned with. They have set for themselves musical and spiritual goals. They are surely one of the driving, guiding forces of a musical explosion!
For booking information, contact:
Hugh “Sweetfoot” Maynard