Legendary reggae group The Wailers are getting back to their roots with a new three-singer line-up and stopping at The Windjammer as part of their 2011 U.S. Tour.
The new line-up includes Yvad, Koolant, and Danglin as well as original member and the band’s musical director Aston “Familyman” Barrett. The band will be using the tour to bring attention to their new single, “A Step For Mankind“, which was written by Duane Stephenson specifically for the World Food Programme. They will be donating unused funds from the band’s hospitality riders directly to the United Nations’ World Food Program to help stop world hunger.
“A Step for Mankind,” recorded in Jamaica specifically for Oniric Records’ Solution for Dreamers: Season 3, is the band’s first studio song in more than 16 years. The band has been supporting the United Nations’ World Food Programme efforts to eradicate hunger throughout the world. The new song calls for world unity and strength to support the ongoing struggle against world hunger. The band is joined on the track by The Wailers’ new singer Koolant, a fresh talent from the heart of St. Thomas known for blazing a positive future for reggae music with his work. The track also introduces Dr. Dre protégé Bishop Lamont, an up-and-coming rapper, who contributes a magical flow in the track’s breakdown. Graced by The Wailers’ undeniably distinctive groove, “A Step for Mankind” is a small taste of more music forthcoming from the legendary group.
The Wailers will play at The Windjammer on Wednesday, May 11, at 9:30 p.m. Doors open at 8 p.m. and advance tickets are on sale now for $20. Tickets will jump up to $25 at the door.