"A breath of fresh air."
Come enjoy the soothing roots reggae vibes of Mt. Zion Soundsystem for live reggae all night long. With DJ Robert G from WMSE's Reggae Vibrations Show on board, be ready for some serious dancing! With Cecilio Negron Jr. on percussion and JohnCriston Widule on trumpet and flute, be ready for
NEW SONGS, NEW THOUGHTS, and NEW FEELINGS for the NEW YEAR!
It's only $5 entrance for all reggae, all night long!
Founded by singer-songwriter/guitar player Saskia Nassalang, Mt. Zion Soundsystem is a reggae band with the mission of sharing timeless wisdom, promoting unity, and celebrating life. With their motto, "No peace 'til we all reach Zion," Mt. Zion creates an atmosphere where everyone feels welcome and free to dance or simply meditate. Saskia, a Milwaukee native, has been performing locally, nationally, and internationally for the past 20 years. Her voice has an emotional authenticity that brings the wisdom of her lyrics directly to the listener. It is accentuated by her steady "heartbeat" rhythm guitar playing.
The band has a solid rhythm section made up of St. Patrice Nassalang from Senegal, West Africa, on drums, authentic deep groove basslines by the legendary David Robinson from Jamaica, and precise percussion by master drummer Lucky Diop, also from Senegal. Azeeza Islam, a well-known jazz vocalist, brings depth and harmony to the vocals and a warm presence to the group. Truly a feast for the senses, heart, and spirit.
Mt. Zion Soundsystem has two CDs- Mystic Spell, from 2006, and The Journey, from 2009. They are currently working on the pre-production for their third album. They have performed at many venues in Milwaukee, Madison and Chicago, and enjoy playing summer festivals including Summerfest, the world's largest music festival, doing cultural programming at local colleges and performing at events sponsored by The Milwaukee Art Museum and the Milwaukee Public Museum.