Music :: Reggae
9:00 PM Zebra Cocktail Lounge
Wednesday, June 20th
Reggae – Justus Entertainment presents Ras Indio – www.rasindiobelize.com
Adv Tix $5 at Cactus Records or $8 at the door
Award winning Belizean Reggae/Dancehall Artist, RAS INDIO, continues to represent
putting Belizeans on the international musical map. Spreading positive vibes worldwide
with his unique lyrical delivery combined with an energetic stage presence, guaranteed
to light up every stage and ignite any crowd. His musical style is one of traditional
African elements mixed with the hardcore sound of Roots Reggae—lyrically filled with
Inspirational messages of truth and righteousness.
RAS INDIO, aka David Cynque Obi, was born in Los Angeles, California on September
23, 1976 to Belizean parents, Bredda David Obi and Ms. Beaulah Heusner. His creativity
is evident in his musical lineage, as his father is a well-known Belizean musician, and the
innovator of Belizean Kungo Music. As a youth, Ras Indio relocated to Belize learning
the keyboards with the guidance of his father. He started performing at local events
throughout Belize at age 12 as the keyboardist in his father's band, "TRIBAL VIBES".
Between the Ages of 15-21, he made annual trips with the band internationally touring
Mexico, U.S., and Europe.
Returning to the US in 1994, Indio, Along with his cousin Quinn & friend Mosez, Created
the first Belizean hip-hop/dancehall group in Los Angeles called Da Wood Dwellas.
Together, they produced two underground albums in the U.S. and made a few visits to
Belize opening for Beenieman, Mr. Vegas, Berres Hammond and Xstatic. They also made
a television appearance on MTV—a show called "The Cut" hosted by the Late Lisa "Left
Eye" Lopez of TLC.
Ras Indio moved back to Belize in 1999 and developed Indigenous Productions
embarking on his solo career. His first album released in Belize was entitled "FREE UP
MI NATION", which featured his number one radio hit, "WILD WILD WEST", This
song made it to #2 on Belize Radio 96.5 Krem—FM's Top 10 Countdown. It is still
heavily used as an anti-violence anthem throughout Belize. Ras Indio's Music can also be
heard on 104.7 2 Bob Radio Therapy in Australia, 99.2 MEGA Radio in France with D.J.
Prince Thierry, and in Hawaii with D.J. Al on Irie Radio just to name a few.
After His first release, Ras Indio linked up with other talented musicians around
Belmopan, Belize to form the "BRIMSTONE FAMILY", a group with which he still
performs. They are known as the "Purest, Roots Reggae band in Belize".
Give thanks to the Creator, our 2007 "Push up the FIRE" Tour was truly successful...
Fest in Los Angeles, California in May, Reggae in the Desert in Las Vegas, Nevada
in June, RASTAFEST in Toronto, Canada in July, Northwest World Reggae Fest in
Oregon in August. These are only a few of the stops where he shared the stage with many
international acts such as Culture, The Wailers, Third World, Luciano, Ky-Mani Marley,
Baby Cham, Queen Ifrica, Maxi Priest and Many others.
His skills and talents include singing, songwriting and composing. He also operates a
full-service recording studio for his own works as well as other up and coming Belizean
artists. His work has been chronicled in Belizean newspapers such as The Belizean Times,
The Reporter, and The Amandala.
Age Group: 21+
Venue: Zebra Cocktail Lounge
Address: 321 E Main St
Phone: 406 585 8851