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As part of the foundation of reggae music, Ansel “Meditation” Cridland has over forty years producing, writing, arranging, and performing for fans all over the world. As leader of the legendary trio(The Meditations) Ansel and his fellow band members performed at the historical ONE LOVE PEACE CONCERT, held April, 22nd 1978, at the request of Bob Marley.  Legends like Jimmy Cliff, Sly and Robbie, Philip Smart, Willie Lindo and Gregory Isaac are a few of the people that Ansel has worked with. These contributions have sculpted the sound of Roots Rock Reggae over the years.  Making The Meditations a fundamental and essential part of reggae music.


Over the past few years Ansel (who has produced all of The Meditations’ albums excluding three) have been the only remaining original member of The Meditations to continue touring.  Accompanying him for almost 10 years, as background vocalist are Laury Webb(who is also featured on The Good Of Man album) and DaddyLion Chandell. Together, they’ve been touring the United States performing for massive crowds at venues like the Red Rock Amphitheater twice in seven years.  And returning in 2013, to celebrate Reggae On The River 30th year anniversary. A festival first opened by The Meditations and The Itals.


Criss crossing the United States year after year, embarking on journeys over waters to Africa in an attempt to quench the thirst for Meditations Music.  On January 29, 2010 Ansel performed for exhilarated fans at The Parker Place(in Abidjan, Ivory Coast), which due to the demand, resulted in being two events instead of one.  This amazing experience produced a great live album, titled Ansel Meditations Live In Africa. This album is

of legendary proportions to say the least. Its Roots Reggae at its finest. Its raw and filled with uncut material, capturing a monumental moment in time.


There’s most definitely a thirst for Roots Rock Reggae and that authentic Meditations sound. It’s by no means new but it’s growing in volume with every generation. The love is overwhelming and it’s an inspiring experience to see The Meditations live.

THE MEDITATIONS 
ROOTS ROCK REGGAE

Get ready for The Meditations as they set out on the road again to nice up your winter with some Roots Rock Reggae vibes.



TOUR DATES


FRI NOV. 3 - Club Helsinki 


SAT NOV. 4 - Parlor Bar 


THURS NOV. 9 - Diesel Club


FRI NOV. 10 - Wild Hare 


SAT NOV. 11 - Sankofa Cafe 


WED NOV. 15 - The Eldo 


THURS NOV. 16 - Ophelia's 


FRI NOV. 17 - KTAOS  


SUN NOV. 19 - The Independent 


MON NOV. 20 - Sweetwater Music Hall


Cornerstone Berkley


WED NOV.  22 The Catalyst


FRI NOV. 23 Rock House  


SAT NOV. 25 Heroes Lounge


MON NOV 27 Portside Lounge


TUE NOV. 28 The Pitman Theatre 




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sept.2017

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David Travis Bland


Ansel Cridland, Leader of the Longstanding Meditations, Discusses the History and Current State of Reggae


In 1978, Ansel Cridland was getting ready to play in front of the biggest audiences he’d ever seen in Jamaica. His roots-reggae group The Meditations were opening for Bob Marley and the Wailers at the One Love Peace Concert. Political factions at the time had brought the island nation to near civil war.


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Meditations Music presents:

JAH ALWAYS FIND A WAY

Meditations Music presents:

EARTHQUAKE RIDDIM

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Jam Bi


Musings of a Meditation


The quintessential roots reggae trio, The Meditations, is scheduled to grace the 5 Points Bistro stage Monday, October 19th in support of their latest album Jah Always Find A Way.


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A brief history of The Meditations:

Ansel Cridland interview

The Meditations acoustic style



Ansel Cridland interview

A brief history of The Meditations:

Ansel Cridland interview

The Meditations

No Peace

Ansel The Meditation

Wishin’ and Hopin’

Meditations Music presents:

New EP Coming Soon