Wake Up the Earth Festival in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts is an annual festival held on the 1st Saturday of May.
The festival brings together community across Jamaica Plain, Roxbury and other areas of Boston, celebrating diversity, springtime, world music and culture. It begins with a parade that begins at the JP monument at 11am and turns into a day long music and art festival featuring amazing local musicians.
Bella Luna & The Milky Way will be hosting The Macrotones on our stage for the festival from 2PM – 4PM.
The Macrotones are a 9-piece, horn-driven ensemble steeped in funk, afrobeat, cinematic soul, ethiojazz, rock, reggae, and more, resulting in dark, interlaced rhythms and progressive arrangements. The band’s tightly-honed grooves and infectious sound has shared the stage with like-minded practitioners such as the Budos Band, Lee Fields, Durand Jones, Sinkane, Grupo Fantasma, the Funk Ark, Big Mean Sound Machine, Ikebe Shakedown, Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, and Barika, and is in good company with fellow instrumentalists Brownout, Jungle Fire, the Menahan Street Band, and the Shaolin Afronauts.