Drum 'n' Bass Artist KEVENS Joins ULTRA.NY Line Up

Kevens brings his positive message to NYC with two live performances at ULTRA.NY and AVALON on Friday, Sept. 16, 2005. Full details here.

Posted by Michael Bordash on Tue Sep 6, 2005

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First, witness Kevens' showmanship at ULTRA.NY, in Central Park, where he will perform on the main stage opening the festival with The Chemical Brothers, Paul Oakenfold, Timo Maas and more. Billed as the "ultimate New York City electronic music experience", the festival runs from 4:30pm – 10:00pm.

After the festival, head over to Avalon to catch Kevens' headlining performance with his full theatrical ensemble. Present your Ultra.NY ticket stub for discounted admission before midnight. Kevens will perform from 11:00pm – 12midnight. Doors open at 10:00pm and the regular cover is $30.

Known for his beautifully lush drum 'n' bass, mixed with a funky, progressive, rocking Reggae style, Kevens is on a mission to provide the world with positivity. The former DJ and MC turned singer/songwriter, strives to take people to a higher level of consciousness. The poetic performer got his start as a performing artist when he formed his first progressive Reggae group, Le Coup, with Bob Marley's half brothers Richard and Anthony. Cedella Booker Marley, Bob Marley's mother, told young Kevens very early in his musical career, "Like a letter, you must write a song with purpose." The spiritual artist's message of "Positivity is a Necessity" is always at the center of this art and his life. Though his elaborate stage costumes and theatrical concerts are pure 21-century, his goal is timeless: to bring all races, cultures and backgrounds together.

Kevens has performed with, and has been seen along side, an eclectic array of greats including Chuck Berry, Carlos Santana, Steven Tyler, Prodigy, Moby, KC and JoJo, Bunny of Rabbit in the Moon and Darryl McDaniels, a.k.a. DMC. Besides performing in the US, Kevens has been fortunate to perform at massive events and festivals in Tokyo, Rome, London, and on September 18, the day after his NYC appearances he flies to Sofia, Bulgaria to headline a huge event.

Currently, Kevens is in the studio working on his first full-length album. Among his unreleased gems, are songs from work he did with the UK-based group, Hybrid as well as from Rabbit in the Moon’s Bunny. Most notably, his song "Freedom" is one of the standout tracks from the internationally renowned Ultra Dance Music Film Festival DVD, which also contains tracks from Tiesto, Paul Oakenfold and Paul Van Dyk.

Photo credit: Jahn-Paul Mazotas

Related Links
· Official Kevens Site
· Official ULTRA.NY Site
· Official Avalon Site

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