Last month, the Creative Culture Collective honored the birth anniversary of Bob Marley with a Reggae Tribute at the Apache Cafe in the ATL. Its was cool night featuring performances from the likes of Justa Sol, Nefertiti, Aja Ray Bethany Embry, Ken J. Martin and Nefertiti aka nefTUNES who put their hearts and souls into sharing their unique talents with the people. The Apache Cafe & Lounge proved to be the perfect venue. It has long been the place where raw artists and musicians congregated to share the fruits of their passions with rest world; a testing ground for creative scientists taking risks. And in Atlanta, both the Creative Culture Collective and the Apache Cafe have been sources of inspiration for Pangea’s Garden.
The audience was captivated by the extraordinary performances that were an homage to one of the founding visionaries of afrocentric celebration. AJA Ray and Nefertiti and the nefTUNES passionately executed “Burnin’ and Lootin’.” During his show, Ken J. Martin brought powerhouse vocalist, Monica Raye onstage to perform Bob Marley and Lauryn Hill’s “Turn Your Lights Down Low” duet. Both ‘Nefs’ were host for the evening and DJ Selectah Yah Yah layed down a wicked reggae party vibration on the turn tables.
For many, who used to be a part of the CCC’s regular get togethers that no longer happen, it was a reunion of sorts. It was evening filled with joy, smiles, embraces and laughter. And as the festival season in Atlanta approaches I wonder… what’s next for CCC?
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