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The Wailers play Boone April 10



Article Published: Apr. 1, 2010 | Modified: Sep. 7, 2011
The Wailers play Boone April 10


Unity, love, peace and the fellowship of the brethren and sistren is the vibration that The Wailers champion with their music.

They'll be bringing it to Boone on Saturday, April 10.

Core integrity exists in the band that got its worldwide acclaim with lead singer and reggae legend Bob Marley. Their sound, mellow, spiritual and daring, has shaped the lyrical and musical landscapes of those who would follow. Their mission from the beginning has been straight forward: One Love.
Reggae music is a specific corner of the musical world, but the outcome of The Wailers' sound is universal. Coming from the trenchtowns of Jamaica and the gutters of social class, the poor man has nothing to fear. Their humble beginnings allowed them to speak to the world about the issues going on in their neighborhoods.

After a long hiatus from touring after the iconic Marley's death, The Wailers returned to their form to continue what was started with Marley's timeless style. They will be touring the East Coast to continue their work, which now benefits the World Food Project.

It is estimated that 60 percent of the world survives on less than two American dollars a day. The Wailers hope to fill the bowls of hungry people around the world.

Their music has influenced millions, 250 million albums sold over 30 years, and they have taken their experiences and created a cause.

The "I Went Hungry...to Save a Life" project intends to feed the hungry across the globe. Started by the Wailers, the program has stretched into the music industry where participating bands donate a portion of the catering during tours to the "I Went Hungry" project. They have encouraged their compatriots and listeners to go hungry for one meal. The belief behind the movement is simple. There is enough food in the world to feed everyone.

Although The Wailers have made their mark in the music industry and across the globe for their songs of integrity, their main drive currently is the philanthropic and humanitarian work they see as necessary. Taking the heart of the social activist, they are reaching out to the global community and trying to change the face of suffering in the world.

The Wailers will be coming to Legends on Appalachian State University's campus on Saturday, April 10. Doors open at 9 p.m., and the event begins at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale at the Plemmons Student Union for students at $10 in advance, and $14 for guests and students at the door. Audience members can bring up to a six-pack beer limit with ID. For more information, call (828) 262-3030.

For more information about the "I Went Hungry...to Save a Life" project, visit http://www.iwenthungry.com and participate. One-hundred percent of the proceeds benefit the World Food Project, which is focusing on the food crisis in Ethiopia.

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