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“The group Kali and Dub was formed by the musician Hayes “Kali” Thurton in the city of Montreal more ago than 20 years. With a powerful conscious message and rates of reggae, Kali and Dub has touched to international star side great like U2 and Ziggy Marley.”
El grupo Kali and Dub fue formado por el músico Hayes “Kali” Thurton, en la ciudad de Montreal hace más de 20 años. Con un mensaje consciente y ritmos de reggae potente, Kali and Dub ha tocado a lado de grandes estrellas internacionales como U2 y Ziggy Marley.”
CANADÁ EN LAS AMÉRICAS, LEONORA CHAPMAN Radio Canada International(CBC) 23/02/2007

"Hayes Kali Thurton, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer has been an ambassador for canadian reggae music since 1976. A positive message, a great voice and a riveting live performance is what Kali has bringing to reggae and Canadian music for nearly three decades."
HOUR Weekly mtl. -February 2004

"Kali's diverse artistic tendencies take on nearly the entire reggae map with roots and rockers tracks nudged next to soul reggae."
Brent Hagerman, Exclaim! -February 2004

"It all comes together on Weapons of Mass Construction. Kali shows impressive versatility over the course of the albums 18 tracks his raw textured voice has the character of a veteran singer, and the giddiness of a young pup."
Tcha Dunlevy, Montreal Gazette -June 26, 2004

"Hayes Kali Thurton will likely be around for along while yet."
Hour - February 6, 2004

"Stomp All-Stars bring the roots of ska to the youth:....This years new element was a surprise visit from Hayes Kali Thurton, of the esteemed Montreal reggae band Kali and Dub. Kali spiced up the stage and provided some expert chatting (a traditional style of rapping performed by reggae MCs) on a few old classics."
-Thursday, January 22nd, 2004 | Volume 93, Number 29 By Aaron Lakoff, The McGill Daily

"Over the last generation, few songwriters, arrangers, singers and guitarist have held the Canadian reggae flame as high as Hayes Kali Thurton."
Festival International de Jazz de Montreal 22e edition, -June 2001

"En pionnier du reggae canadien, Hayes «Kali» Thurton compose, arrange, chante, joue de la guitare et dirige des formations du genre depuis une génération. Sa musique laisse transparaître beaucoup de «roots» mais intègre également du dancehall, une touche de jazz et quelques calypsos de Trinidad, le pays d'origine de Kali. Son disque Rise up a obtenu les meilleures critiques en 1997. Un cinquième disque est en cours. Le retour d'un persévérant !"
VOIR Weekly mtl. -February 2004

"His presence unified the band in away the concert first two all-stars were unable to do."
Li Robbins, World Music Review The globe and Mail,- August 17, 1998

"The uniting threads are traditional reggae themes of struggle, unity and human rights."
Norman Provencher, The Ottawa Citizen, -April 18, 1996

"Perhaps the countrys most innovative reggae artist, to boot."
Nick Krewen, The Record, Kitchener, Ont

"The quintet shifted back and forth between reggae, dub and ska styles with impressive ease."
Christopher Jones Now, Toronto,- November 1996

"His compositions blend elements of reggae, calypso, funk and jazz to create the bands unique sound."
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World beat- Dub U 5-LP- 1983

After hours- Dub Trio-Cassette- 1984

Listen 2- Kali & Dub Inc-Compilation LP-Vot Records-1986

Refugees- Kali & Dub Inc-Cassette-1985

Uncensored Reggae-Kali and Dub Inc EP- Boom Shot Music-1988

Mucambo- Kali & Dub Inc-Cassette- Boom Shot Music- 1993

Human Rights-Kali & Dub Inc-LP-Boom Shot Music-1998

Rise Up-Kali & Dub Inc-CD- Boom Shot music-1996

World Radio- Kali & Dub Inc- CD-Boom Shot Music-2000

Weapon of Mass Construction-Kali & Dub Inc- Boom Shot Music-2003

War -Eyr to Eye-2005

Cubanito -2005

What is Indie? -DVD by Stand Alone Productions -2007

Dj SoCalled -2007

All Due respect -Montreal-2008



Hayes Kali Thurton; singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer has been an ambassador for Canadian reggae music since 1976. Growing up in Trinidad, Kali and his family moved to Toronto n 1972. A student in sciences at University of Toronto at the time, Kali found himself absorbing the culture of Rasta. With the likes of Reggae greats Leroy Sibbles, Johnny Osborne, Ernie Smith, Jackie Mitto and Carline Davis on the scene, Kali was able to learn the ropes in this distinguished environment. After some years in Toronto gigging and touring, kali packed up and moved to Montreal . In 1980, he joined a young group of rastas called Selah. Although only together for 3 years, the band shared the stage with numerous international acts like UB40, Steel Pulse, Gregory Isaac, Black Uhuru, the Clash, and more luminaries of the time. Kali then launched Dub Trio, a three piece group which expanded to Dub U 5, a twelve piece multi-cultural outfit that lasted for 5 years and further established Kali on the Montreal scene. Kali's fourth and longest running band is Kali and Dub. Started in 1986, Kali and Dub has proved to be a comfort zone for Kali. The band released two vinyl; EP-Uncensored Reggae, and LP- Human Rights. In 1996 the band released their first CD- Rise Up which was subsequently nominated for a Juno award. Along with wins as Best Live Reggae Band at The Toronto Reggae awards, Best World Beat Band at the Montreal Independent Music Award in two years running, Kali solidified his name as a leading local and national musician. Kali and Dub has shared the stage with acts like The Wailers, Burning Spear, Aswad, Ziggy Marley, Black Uhuru, The Meditations, and the Mighty Sparrow among many others. The band's second CD Weapons of Mass Construction continued in the reggae tradition of roots and culture, dancehall and calypso. Holding true to his philosophy and integrity, Kali's music continues to grow even today. With the planned release of a new CD this summer, Kali's music is more socially relevant and stronger than ever today. The maturity gained through years of consistent recording and performing is unmistakeable. A positive message, a great voice and a riveting live performance is what Kali has bringing to reggae and Canadian music for nearly three decades.