Dread Mar I

with FAYUCA, El Arka and DJ Stepwise

Dread Mar I

Sat Jun 30

Dread Mar I

with FAYUCA, El Arka and DJ Stepwise

Doors: 8:00 pm
Start: 9:30 pm
Age: Ages 21+ Only

Reggae singer, songwriter, and bandleader, Dread Mar I’s sensual and passionate vocal delivery produces a style that combines deep roots reggae with the sweetness of lovers rock.

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Reggae singer, songwriter, and bandleader, Dread Mar I’s sensual and passionate vocal delivery produces a style that combines deep roots reggae with the sweetness of lovers rock. 

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Genre: reggae

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Dread Mar I

Castro began his solo career under the name Dread Mar-I in 2005 after several years as a vocalist for Reggae Messengers. In April of that year he released his first album, Jah Guía . The song "Inspiration", which was part of it, was the musical curtain of ESPN Gravity Zero . She participated as a stable showgirl at Los Cafres , accompanying the band at the Obras Sanitarias Stadium and at Luna Park , where they recorded their Luna Park DVD . He also replaced Guillermo Bonetto , singer of the band, in two concerts along the Argentine coast.

In 2006 he contributed his voice with Guillermo Bonetto in the song "So far from me" of the group Maria Mulata . He also participated in the first edition of the classic Bob Marley Day festival. It was performed on the same night as The Peter Tosh Band and The Wailers before a crowded Luna Park stadium with 8,000 spectators. In the same year he performed at the Pepsi Music festival in Argentina . In December he dismissed the year with the release of Brothers , an album that expresses in his letters and in his harmony a message of peace, union, and respect.

Dread Mar-I & The Warriors of the King.
The reception of Brothers by the public, in 2007, makes Dread Mar-I, together with his band Los Guerreros del Rey, take their music to new places. During that year he demonstrated the national and international projection of his music. This consecration was reflected in three concerts at Niceto Club and at each location of Buenos Aires , which was presented when filled. He returned to participate in the Pepsi Music, and closed the year with a performance in Niceto, where more than 300 people who stayed outside of the place danced to the rhythm of their songs.

During 2008, Dread Mar-I is the Argentine reggae band that has performed the most concerts, with more than 60 shows in less than 8 months, including several cities in the interior (with performances on the Argentine Atlantic coast ), Chile and Uruguay . That same year he presented his album Amor-Es.

Dread Mar-I, the undisputed referent of the new sound of Reggae Roots and Lover, then presents Viví en do , his fourth album. The same contains 20 tracks and was recorded and mastered in Studios Panda by the engineer Emil Cura between December 2009 and January 2010. On April 27, 2011, the band arrives for the first time at the Estadio Luna Park, also in 2011 Participated in the song "Amor amor" of the band El Majebri and also sang "Sonia" in the album Reggaemanía , of DJ Nelson.

It is also worth noting that this year DREAD MAR I & El Guerreros del Rey (Su Banda) visited Mexico for the second time, offering a show in Guadalajara for more than 5000 people and made their first arrival in Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Peru and Brazil.

Although the press claims that Mariano Castro is a "reggae lover" (romantic reggae composer), he defines himself as a reggae singer, citing as an example Bob Marley, who despite having love songs, also had to fight, Freedom, etc, in short, his best known songs were those of love and even so, he is a reggae singer. In February 2011 and April 2012, he released his new album Transparente .

On September 17, 2014, just ten days after the death of Gustavo Cerati , Castro made statements about the causes of the death of the musician, who generated controversy in the media.

"Sadly, Gustavo Cerati kills his ego, man. [...] He gives a total rebuke that such a thing happens, because the guy was 50 years old. Crazy, you have to stop and follow! Why did you go crazy? For the ego, because "I can do it and because I am number one and I do it because they told me since I was a kid" and shit, man."

Dread Mar I


Phoenix, Arizona based, Fayuca, is a Reggae-Rock/ Latino group, fronted by originating, member Gabo Fayuca. Their sound shifts through genres while blending modern-reggae melodies with Latin percussion, tied seamlessly by razor guitar riffs and progressive rock breakdowns.

Their music has been featured on MTV, Univision, FOX Sports and other popular TV networks. Fayuca’s instrumental, La Venganza, was hand picked by movie director Robert Rodriguez to be used as the main title theme to El Rey Network’s original series, MATADOR.

Currently backed by bass player, Mario Sepulveda, trumpet player, Danny Torgersen, and drummer, Richard Duran, and Tycoon endorsed percussionist, Arturo Sosa, the five piece has become a national and international touring act. They have shared the stage with leaders in their genre like Molotov, 311, Cultura Profetica, Slightly Stoopid, Sublime with Rome, Damien Marley, Gondwana and many more.

While finishing high school in Tolleson, Arizona, Gabo sparked an interest for writing music and forming a bilingual-rock band. Since their first album release in 2004, Fayuca has launched four studio albums, including Barrio Sideshow, released on Fervor Records in 2013. Their songs promote Latino culture, good vibes, and self-identification. Touring insatiably between writing and recording music, Fayuca strives to inspire people around the world by spreading a message of courage, love, and empowerment.

El Arka

El Arka es un ensamble de hip-hop venezolano radicado en Miami conformado por reconocidos
exponentes locales del género: Trece, Oz, Ito y Polo.

DJ Stepwise

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, DJ Stepwise has been a professional DJ for over 20 years. Splitting his time between the SF Bay Area, Latin America, and his new home San Diego, Stepwise is known as an innovator in Caribbean, Latin, African and world music. Widely recognized as a club/concert DJ, Stepwise also has a long history as a radio personality. His weekly online radio show, Galang Radio, has been a major force in the Latin American reggae scene for the past 10 years. From this, Galang International Sound was also born several years ago, which represents reggae and dubplate culture in and around Latin America. Stepwise currently manages Germaica Digital's subsidiary record label Germaica Latina Records, which focuses exclusively on Latin American reggae & dancehall content.