Micah Shalom & The Babylonians: “Peace Rights Love”

Having played alongside Sister Nancy, The Skatalites and members of Inner Circle and The Specials, there’s no doubting the reggae chops that horn player Micah Shalom flaunts. A dozen years back, the then-Gainesville, Florida resident began fronting what has now become one of the Lone Star State’s most renowned Caribbean-inspired groups, Micah Shalom & The Babylonians. You can expect a little bit of everything from The Babylonians, who skank their way through roots, ska, rocksteady, and Afrobeat with impeccable ease while holding onto the conscious lyricism that defines those genres.

Micah Shalom & The Babylonians play a sweltering single release show tomorrow night at The Grove and again next month opening for The Skatalites at Flamingo Cantina. And speaking of that latest single, Shalom’s longtime advocacy for universal liberties and co-existence makes a bold return with some direct call outs on this one: “Peace Rights Love”!

Jack Anderson

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