Island of Black and White to bring rock and reggae to Heavenly Village |

Island of Black and White to bring rock and reggae to Heavenly Village

Island of Black and White's Chris Haislet goes for it during a previous performance at Heavenly Village.
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If you go

What: Island of Black and White

When: 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22

Where: Heavenly Village

Tickets: Free


Island of Black and White won’t have to travel very far to make it to their weekend performance at the South Shore.

The El Dorado Hills band plays a free show Saturday evening, Aug. 22, at Heavenly Village as part of a run of shows throughout the region that continues through October.

The group mixes a variety of influences into their sound.

“Their music is a sweet, humble yet raw blend of acoustic rock, funky reggae, and soulful blues,” according to the band’s online biography. “It is a mixture like no other. The duo, sometimes quartet, exerts high energy performances while frequenting local venues, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, music festivals and various events. With over 40 originals, the unique sound of Island of Black and White today captures the attention of those young and old: with Chris Haislet on guitar, keyboard, accordion, melodica, flute and vocals, Nawal Alwareeth on drums and vocals. It is apparent for anyone watching, that the band shares an immense love for music. Not only does the band enjoy playing, but their incredible performances engage all who listen; and the energy is shared with the entire crowd.”

The group has been voted one of the top 10 bands in Sacramento by KCRA 3, was the 2013 winner of the Hard Rock Tahoe Battle of the Bands and played at 2014’s SXSW in Austin, Texas.

More information on Saturday’s show, as well as other performances included in the Heavenly Village Concert Series, is available at

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