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"Serious and Foundation"

"We always know the place is going to be packed when Serious and the Foundation crew comes through"

-Josh Blackman
Manager, Latitude 21 - Lat 21/ Joe's


"Serious de Witness"

"Serious de Witness comes blazing with lyrical skill and dexterity. Flipping metaphors over and under and keeping songs well conscious, Serious bounces a beat like no other. Check for the Serious sound"

-DJ Crown
Brimstone Sounds - Brimstone Sounds


Discography

Serious de Witness
Serious Business - 2006
w/Foundation (E.P.) - 2007

Zion Lion w/
Thomas Mapfumo
(partial list)
Chimurenga Movement - 1997
Chimurenga 98 - 1998
Toi Toi - 2000
Chaputika - 2001

Red / X
Lion Paw - 2008
Love Is (Winter 2009)

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Foundation's sound comes from the worldwide span of influences found in its members. Originally from Philadelphia, Serious de Witness has recorded in Jamaica with numerous reggae and dancehall artists and producers. Coming from Zimbabwe, Zion Lion has been a worldwide touring musician and collaborator with African music legend Thomas Mapfumo for over 15 years. Parker Koehn, an Oregon original, is a terrific reggae drummer influenced by hip-hop and springs from a thorough Jazz background. Raised in California, Red / X has lived and worked in New York City and has toured and recorded extensively. D'Carlo brings gospel influences from his ongoing involvement in church choirs and The University of Oregon choir. Victoria & Melia add to the eclectic sound with their sweet melodies and rhythmic moves.