Kush and Bloodfiyah Angels
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Kush and Bloodfiyah Angels

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"Kush and Bloodfiyah Angels,"

By Troy Johnson:
Two years ago, while at a local rehearsal space (Universal Sound) to see a friend's new tunes, a portly white dude with a bushy beard and a Rastafarian tam approached me to say that "CityBeat" was missing the boat on the best reggae in town. It wasn't that I didn't believe him, but there are two problems there. One, a lot of people naturally have that opinion of the band they're in. Two, at the time, I was a racist who broke out in a mean rash when white dudes played reggae. A few months ago, my friend Brian handed me a CD and said, "Man, you gotta hear this -- this is the real shit." I listened -- he was right. Roots-dub bliss. I looked up Kush and Bloodfiyah Angels' website and lo and behold: there was the portly white dude with a bushy beard. This was obviously Jah, pissed that he had to manifest a second time in the form of my friend Brian, saying unto me, "Pull thee head out of thee ass, mon." And so I did. In 2003, singer-songwriter Kush moved to San Diego from the Ivory Coast, where he'd had some chart success. He met up with portly white dude's roots-based dub band who had been playing with guest vocalist and dub poets. Now they've become one and San Diego has a world-class roots-reggae band to call its own. Thanks, portly white dude, Brian, Jah for the enema that cleared my hearing. And it sounds beautiful. - San Diego CityBeat

"Rise Up Show"

EXCELLENT album straight from San Diego USA!
African singer KUSH meets Bloodfiyah Angels reggae band in 2003 in San Diego.
This album is the fruit of this collaboration.
Stricly Roots & Culture, tights riddims, very impressive!
The album has been recorded & mixed by the legendary Scientist...
This one too is already a new roots classic! - France

"The Angels Sing"

By: Christine Erice
San Diego reggae does exist, people! It is here and not just in OB. If you have not had the chance to check out Kush and Bloodfiyah Angels, then now is the perfect time for you to get a little culture in your life. The band recently released their first full length album entitled "Countdown to the Holy Judgement." "Countdown" is a collection of some of the band's greatest live hits including "Home Sweet Home," "Chase the Antichrist," and "The Vibe." The album is available at Trade Roots, Reggae World and at most record stores around town. Pick up a copy and get to feelin' irie mon! - San Diego Music Matters magazine

"Reggae Update"

by Chuck Foster:
Sophisticated arrangements alternating sparse melodica solos with full horns, solid drumming and dub affects mark Kush and Bloodfiyah Angels' Countdown to the Holy Judgement (Fiyahangels). If Steel Pulse were based in Southern California instead of England this is what they'd sound like. No love songs or filler on this disc---songs like "Tricky Situation," "Chase the Anti-Christ" and "Riding the Lion" are presented with rhythmic backing reminiscent of the reggae of yore. Two songs in French ("L'Envol" and "Je Vous Quitte") reveal an international side to a band that doesn't sound like it can be pegged with a "local" title very long. Recorded by Scientist at Track Studios in LA. (www.fiyahangels.com) - Beat Magazine (vol. 24 #4, 2005)


CD "Countdown To The Holy Judgement"
Available at www.cdbaby.com



Kush and Bloodfiyah Angels provide elemental roots-reggae music that pays homage to a multitude of reggae's historical greats from Burning Spear, Steel Pulse, Aswad, and more, yet sets forth an international, multi-lingual originality that has not been seen in reggae music for decades.
In 2001, several members of the San Diego Rasta community banded together to create Bloodfiyah Angels. Their goal was and is to use the vehicle of music to uplift the masses and to uphold the notions of international morality, the preservation of life and family values. Through discipline and dedication they formed a tight unit that earned the respect of San Diego musicians and live Reggae audiences. Between 2001 and 2003, the band specialized in roots-based dub and developed a loyal fan base. During this time, the band members also individually performed and recorded with such artists as Johnny Osborne, Half Pint, Mikey Dread, Edi Fitzroy, Errol Dunkley, Foundation, Yami Bolo, Tippa Irie, Peter Hunningale, Pato Banton, Capleton, Anthony B, Luciano, Mighty Diamonds, Abyssinians, Sister Nancy, Sister Carol and many more!
In 2003 Bloodfiyah Angels met Kush, successful singer-songwriter from Ivory Coast who had recently moved to San Diego. Kush had already gain popularity in his homeland and performed extensively and was looking for the band that would help him spread his message throughout the world. From the first rehearsal, it became obvious that the singer and players of instruments had found the perfect match they had all been looking for. Since then, they have released a fast selling CD “Countdown To The Holy Judgment” recorded by legendary Jamaican producer Scientist, have been nominated for the San Diego music awards, and have performed at various festivals throughout the United States. The band is currently finishing up it's second release, again recorded by Scientist.