Ma'acho, called "The Godfather of Reggae" in Hawai'i, is considered by many to be one of the most influential personalities in the Hawai'i Reggae Community. Ma'acho (meaning "eyes to see' in the language of Swahili) was born in Kingston, Jamaica. Mongoose Town. Maacho lived in England during his teen years, "toasting" for Danny King Hi Fi Sound System. He graduated form the prestigeous school, Stockwell Manor, while simultaneously developing his left-handed guitar style. then to Connecticut and Bronx New York where he joined up with the Sylvester Inc. Roots Band.
Moving to Hawai'i in 1975 Ma'acho has pioneered the Hawai'i scene with his roots rock reggae sound, his deeply spiritual and inspirational lyrics, and his unique, highly charged and inspiring stage presence. Previous bands include: The Cool Runnings Band/ The Movers/ and currently Cool Connection.
Opened for Toots and The Maytals/ Jimmy Clif/ Inner Circle/ Alpha Blondy/ Ziggy/Damian/Jr. Gong Marley/ Azwad/ Mikey Dread/ Shinehead/ Marcia Griffits/ Eek a Mouse/ Bunny Wailer/ Luciano/ Dean Fraizer/ Mikey General.
Maacho also appeared at Reggae on the River, 2001, backed by the Fully Fullwood Band.
His concert performances truely put him in a category of "Pure Entertainer".
Maacho Exercise 2
1. A Thousand Cranes 2. Reggae Jam Down 3. Under the big top 4. Ki Ho 'Alu Ray 5. Check Dis 6. Do You Wanna Know 7. Valley Breeze 8. Illusion Time 9. Time Of Day 10. Time to Make a Change 11. I Spy 12. Long Long Time 13. Koolau's Last Stand 14. Jah Guide
"Reggae Jam Down"
5.No Wrong Rydim
11.Badeb/Just Like You
13.Thou Art Say
15.Time Of Day
"Me got the chronic lyric with crucial rydim
Me tell off hypocrites. Beat down parasite with it
If yeu no like wea me a say then ga long and gua wea
So me can sit down in peace and draw me sense."
"For da love of you children
I Jah live forever and ever sure
I may not be around
cause elsewhere is a storm
so the sun I shine
To keep you warm,
stars at nights are roads you travel
De moon as your guiding light
strangers for you to detect... ya"
"Dis ya rockers roots lyrics stan up firm pon rydim
It just come out right an me no fe shout
Like a lion in de jungle just a cruise in upon a prey