One Struggle
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One Struggle


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The best kept secret in music


"Most Earnest Up-and-Coming Band: Music with a noble heart and passionate message"

The One Struggle Band

When Ras K'Dee tells a crowd "I got your back, you got my back, we got your back, we got solidarity," even the most cynical and jaded believe him. Ras, an occasional host of the KPFA show Bay Native Circle, was not satisfied with producing a ripping first album; he then went out to find a crew of multiculti musicians and formed One Struggle. The six-member band lays down a relentless groove that's a blend of hip-hop, reggae, ska, rap, salsa, and Native American chants, all accompanied by lyrics worthy of the finest spoken-word performance that call on a long list of civil rights heroes, from Cesar Chavez to Malcolm X and Jonathan Jackson, and addresses issues like native resistance, environmental pollution, and the corrosive affect of drug culture on disadvantaged communities, all the while encouraging listeners to dance and celebrate life. Ras describes his struggles as a Pomo native and African American growing up in the slums, but somehow the message never dips into despair: The truth is, we never should have made it but we did it. Let 'em doubt you, they can't take your soul; you born with it - Eastbay Express


Ras K'dee - "Street Prison" band


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Since April 2005, One Struggle has performed for thousands in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. The six-piece band blends reggae, soul and South American rhythms with an infusion of conscious vocals, spoken word, traditional Native songs and hip-hop.

One Struggle made their world debut in San Francisco at the American Indian Contemporary Arts Festival at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in June of 2005. Since then, the band has played throughout the Bay Area and has completed two West Coast tours this year.

One Struggle has been named the “Most Earnest Up-and-Coming Band: Music with a noble heart and passionate message,” by The East Bay Express newspaper, which most recently named the solo effort by lead singer Ras K'Dee, “Street Prison” Local Album of the Year.