4/21 Sashamon Brings the Island Breeze

Sashamon (sa-sha’-mon) – Maybe because he grew up on Molokai, Sashamon’s music brings a unique peaceful vibe to the island music scene. The public first heard Sashamon’s blend of Reggae and Hawaiian music on a homemade demo, which spread worldwide with the support of top Kauai professional surfers. The popular underground CD ‘One Day Maybe’ found its way to KWHI 92.7 Hawaiian Rhythms on the Big Island of Hawaii. With no press kit or label support, “Japanese Squeeze” amazingly became the station’s most requested song and stayed on top for one month. “Japanese Squeeze” was replaced by another Sashamon song “Necta”(Butterfly) and it’s popularity caused Big Island’s KAPA 100.3 and KWXX 94.7 to give airplay as well. Soon “Necta” hit the top of the charts and most requested at Oahu stations including KCCN FM 100, KINE 105.1, KDNN 98.5, as well as the top stations on Maui and Kauai where it continues in heavy rotation to this day! Visit Hawaii and you will surely hear Sashamon on the radio. And like the love for Hawaii that is everywhere in the world so too is Sashamon’s music, which is now getting airplay all over the U.S. Japan, Brazil, Australia, Germany, France, China, Tahiti, Guam & more..

Sashamon’s music has been featured on television as well, including the FUEL network’s Vans Triple Crown of Surfing and ‘808’, and Hawaiian shows such as Hot Hawaiian Nights and Overdrive Live on OC 16 where “Necta” was the 1 most requested video. The music is in countless surf/extreme sports movies including: Jaime O’s ‘Freak Show’ and ‘Freak Show 2,’ legendary film maker Jack McCoy’s ‘Iorana’ about the Tahitian culture and Billabong Pro (which was featured on Air Tahiti Nui in-flight and Australian TV), Rochelle Ballard’s Sacre Bleu,‘Eastside Theory,’ Canadian surf film ‘Shrink,’ ‘Budiasa’ (Japan) and the snowboarding movie ‘Perspective.’ Sasha was also commissioned to do a song for the ‘Everybody Loves Bob’ compilation tribute to Bob Marley, and the “Necta” video is featured on the new ‘Overdrive Live’ 4 DVD alongside Rebel Souljahz, Katchafire & more.

In 2009 Sashamon & his ripping band featuring Isaac Kamaile jr. a phenomenal virtuoso guitarist (who plays the guitar upside down and backwards) toured the West Coast extensively. Sashamon and the band, headlined the opening day of the US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach sponsored by Hurley. In September Sasha had the opportunity to play for 14,000 people at the WEST BEACH festival in Santa Barbara. Also in September, Sasha and the band went to Florida for the first time. It was obvious and amazing that Sasha’s music has already created a buzz there because he was received by hundreds of dancing and singing fans! His live performances have included dates with; Alpha Blondy, Katchafire, Israel Vibration, Pato Banton, Slightly Stoopid, Groundation, Maxi Priest, Rebelution, Iration, The Expendables, Niyorah, Natural Vibrations, Ooklah the Moc, Humble Soul, & more…

* Tix & More Info: http://www.themintla.com/show/detail/27796

* Official Website: http://www.sashamon.com

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~ by themintla on April 12, 2010.

One Response to “4/21 Sashamon Brings the Island Breeze”

  1. We went to the Mayjah Rayjah and it was INCREDIBLE. There will be a concert review update on http://www.undergroundjams.blogspot.com shortly.
    Just uploaded Ho’onua -their first live performance in 5 years on video! Katchafire headlined and jus’ rocked da house — all the way from New Zealand. And the most incredible thing of all-I didn’t get beamed in the head by a flying lightstick.

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