Po'okela Street Band

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Po'okela Street Band

Po'okela Street Band has been electrifying crowds for the past nine years in Seattle with their unique fusion of Jamaican reggae and Hawaiian Island style rhythms to form a musical style known as "Jawaiian." This musical movement, developed in the early 90's in Hawaii, is gaining popularity in the Pacific Northwest due to the efforts of the band.

In Seattle, a melting pot of divers musical genre, this Seattle Reggae Band has taken its place among the elite reggae and worldbeat bands in the Pacific Northwest. Po'okela Street Band has shared the stage with the likes of national reggae recording artists Black Uhuru, Big Mountain, Burning Spear and Boom Shaka.

Po'okela Street Band roots

Po'okela Street Band always strives to better themselves musically and excel as artists. They also stay true to the essence of their musical roots as they all started playing music amongst friends and families in a simple 'backyard' setting in Hawaii called Kanikapila or jam session.

You will find this Seattle Reggae Band in night clubs from Seattle to Olympia and at major festivals around the Puget Sound.

Po'okela Street Band versatility

Po'okela Street Band's musical versatility is nothing short of amazing. They blend rock, funk, dancehall, hip-hop and rap into a musical identity coined as Urban Island Music. In one song they make you feel as if you are poolside at the Hyatt Waikiki listening to beautiful Hawaiian music with 4-part harmonies. In the very next song they'll groove you with a funky beat, a 'phat' bass line and with a rap flow that will put you in a funk-a-delic trance. This Seattle Reggae Band artistically blends the traditional sound of the 'Slack-key' guitar and Ukulele as well as consorting the use of Island vernacular into their music to stay well rooted to their culture.

So whether you want to 'Lively up' your nightclub, party or wedding, or if you just want easy listening Hawaiian Island music, Po'okela Street Band can do it all and will not disappoint.

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2 responses to “Po’okela Street Band”

  1. Linda says:

    “I have booked the Po’okela Street Band for corporate events, the “Bite of Seattle and the ‘Taste of Tacoma’ for the last fourteen years. Their music is appealing and catchy and their tight vocal harmonies are a listening delight. They are absolutely the best at what they do.” -Linda Zopfi, A Zopfi Productions

  2. Andy says:

    “These guys Kick-A_ _! I met and saw them play at our 107.7 Reggae Cruises a couple of times and they just rocked the boat!” -Andy Savage, Morning DJ 107.7 the end

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