Native Elements // DJ Harry Duncan - Roots and Reggae Dance Party
San Francisco powerhouse, Native Elements has been keeping the energetic, feel-good reggae tradition alive in the Bay Area for over 19 years. Comprised of 10 seasoned musicians with decades of experience in rock, metal, blues, jazz, r&b and hip hop, this eclectic and fearless crew meld their unique influences into a contemporary, melodic horn-driven party taking their listeners through improvisational peaks and valleys from blazing guitar to soaring saxophone wails. Having grown up together since elementary school (playing in garage bands and skateboarding) in Daly City and South SF, CA, Native Elements bring a uniquely warm experience to the stage that is both entertaining and uplifting...Fun for all!!
Harry Duncan, longtime Bay Area-based producer of black music shows also produces and hosts In The Soul Kitchen, the award-winning, Roots & Rhythm music show broadcast live every Sunday night 8-10 pm on KCSM, the Bay Area’s jazz station. This experience informs and drives his live dj-ing.
Respected industry-wide as an innovator, Duncan serves up his own Roots & Rhythm mix: a danceable, rich musical stew of soul, funk, blues, roots reggae, ska and jazz plus African, Latin and select World music while In The Soul Kitchen and when spinning live.
Duncan has appeared with a wide variety of artists including Tedeschi-Trucks Band, Aretha Franklin, The Roots, Warren Haynes, Chris Robinson, Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings, Charles Bradley, Bonnie Raitt and Mavis Staples, India.Arie, Trombone Shorty, Dr. John, The Original Meters, Dumpstaphunk, Rebirth Brass Band, Charlie Hunter, Boz Scaggs, Lizz Wright, Cody ChesnuTT, Femi Kuti, Bombino, Madness and The Specials.
$20, Doors at 7:30 pm