Colombian-born duo Salt Cathedral to Firefly on Thursday in The Woodlands of Dover.
Global-pop duo Salt Cathedral is seasoned with lots of promise.
Evidence is found in their airy-dancehall tunes “No Ordinary Man” and “Unraveling,” featuring reggae emcee Matisyahu.
The New York-based duo will make their Firefly debut on the Backyard Stage on Thursday in The Woodlands of Dover. They'll also play The Coffee House Stage later that night.
Heavily influenced by Brooklyn's Jamaican dancehall scene, the Salt Cathedral’s debut album, “Big Waves / Small Waves,” features collaborations with dancehall legend Assassin (best known for his recent appearances on Kendrick Lamar's “The Blacker The Berry”) dub pioneer Lee Scratch Perry and Matisyahu.
“Big Waves / Small Waves” is set to drop this year.
For those who may not be fans yet, describe your music in 10 words or less.
A mix of electronic and Caribbean styles with eclectic female vocals.
How did you come up with your name?
There’s a salt mine near Bogota, Colombia (that’s where we are from) where workers would build shrines at the entrance of the mine to pray. Eventually, they turned it into a cathedral, the Salt Cathedral.
Have you ever been to Delaware?
Yes! We played at the World Cafe Live with Freelance Whales in Wilmington. It is beautiful. We don't know too much else.
Who are a few of your favorite artists?
Chance the Rapper, Kendrick Lamar, and Popcaan.
What are some of the key sacrifices you've had to make to get to where you're at?
We sacrifice financial stability to be able to make our dreams come true.
What's a question you wish more people would ask you?
Maybe not a question but instead more conversations about how can we make this world better.
What's something a lot of your fans don't know about you?
We do everything ourselves - so you can do it too.