Native Elements are a collective of musicians and singers who have been performing professionally in different settings for over a decade. The culturally diverse music scene of the San Francisco Bay Area has fueled their creative flow from the start. After explorations with rock, funk, blues, and r&b, Native Elements has set their repertoire firmly in the roots-reggae tradition. They combine their colorful influences into an amalgamation of positive, vibrant music that speaks from the heart.
The magnetic music of Native Elements has been emanating from Bay Area clubs and outdoor festivals, for many years with Humboldts world renowned "Reggae on the River", San Franciscos "Reggae in the Park", and the "Monterey Bay ReggaeFest" festivals being the most recent. They have shared the stage with a host of world renowned acts including Bunny Wailer, Burning Spear, Culture, Toots & the Maytals, Black Uhuru, Pato Banton, Lucky Dube, Eek a Mouse, Yellowman, Big Mountain, and Gregory Isaacs among many others. Recently, featured on the DEBUT movie soundtrack, Native Elements has been reaching audiences around the globe with their conscious music. Their contagious harmonies and powerful rhythms have won over praise from musicians, fans and critics alike. Even some of the most discriminating Jamaican ears have found Native Elements' sound to be as authentic and genuine as their staple of music back home.