"Brothers Keeper" Press Release for Casper Lomayesva
CASPER LOMAYESVA: A TRUE NATIVE ORIGINAL
With the overwhelming success of his second and third CD's, CASPER LOMAYESVA is a man on a musical mission. This hopi/Dine' native has spent the past years traveling throughout the country and abroad performing his unique reggae sound and exposing the realities of life on the reservation. His forth cd, "Brother's Keeper" has been released on his own record label THIRD MESA MUSIC, and is currently being played on radio stations throughout the world...
CASPER has attained a popularity that goes beyond the traditional musical boundaries. He has opened for many muisical greats such as Femi Kuti, Burning Spear, Toots and the Maytals and the legendary Wailers.
He has performed at the annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival twice, the 2001 and 2009 American Indian Inaugural Ball in Washington, DC and at Madison Square Garden in New York City for Pete Seeger's 90th birthday celebration along side Bruce Springsteen, Ben Harper, Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine, Joan Baez, Arlo Guthrie, Dave Matthews, Richie Havens, just to name a few.
CASPER'S success lies in his unique musical vision and it comes straight from the heart. His lyrics tell the stories of reservation life. It is front page news that's never been heard. The music is reggae with a blend of herbs and spices from a variety of musical influences. Same tree...different branch.
"My music has a blend of conscious, traditional rhythms with a reggae flare" says Casper. "The music has always been a way for me to communicate my struggles and accomplishments with others." The Beat magazine describes it as, "somewhat reminiscent of Pablo Moses" (one of the legends of reggae music). The New York Times featured Casper in a front page article citing his music and lyrics as transcending cultural and musical boundaries.
Check him out for yourself, CASPER is the real thing. And it's refreshing, in this time of corporate commercialized music to catch the vibes of something unique flowing through the land.