|photo & bio courtesy of kevens.com|
Kēvens is on a quintessential mission. This 21st century, globally informed performer is the true renaissance man. Part musician, performance artist, actor, writer, reggae/ dub/rock/drum ‘n’ bass man and world citizen, he coins the ultimate mantra: “Positivity is a Necessity” .
With breathtaking skill and artistry the former DJ and MC turned singer/songwriter, strives to take people to a higher level of consciousness. An international traveler, he started his career spinning records in the clubs of South Florida but the innately poetic performer’s musical roots were more clearly witnessed when he formed the groundbreaking, progressive reggae group: Le Coup, with Bob Marley’s half brothers Richard and Anthony Booker. In fact, family matriarch Cedella Marley Booker told young Kēvens very early in his musical career: “Like a letter, you must write a song with purpose.”
This spiritual artist’s message is always at the center of his art and his life. Kēvens’ intricate concert performances and visualizations are pure conceptual theater. His goal is timeless and transcendent: to bring all races, cultures and creeds together. Kēvens is known for a beautifully lush drum ‘n’ bass amalgam of vocal dexterity and musicianship, mixed with a progressive but funky, rocking-reggae dub style and stunning dance as well as visual imagery. His knack for the timely and profound has enabled him to tour all over the world and finds him along side an eclectic array of legends and prodigies including Carlos Santana, Steven Tyler, Chuck Berry, Jimmy Cliff, The Prodigy, DMC, KRS ONE, Paul Oakenfold, Paul Van Dyk, Tiesto, The Chemical Brothers, Moby, Crystal Method, Sander Kleinenberg, Sasha, John Digweed, Roni Size Reprazent, BT, Stephen and Damian Marley, Steel Pulse, Yellowman, Black Uhuru, Third World, KC & JoJo, Rabbit in the moon, Slightly Stoopid, Thievery Corporation in recent times.