St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, is rapidly becoming the other Island to go to in the Caribbean for Authentic Roots Reggae Music, and with good reason...countless musicians and artists! Anchants is another name to add to the list...
The spirit behind the sound is that of singer, songwriter, composer and producer, Arif Anwar.
On stage, Anchants' composition make for an experience that leave a lasting impression. All original pieces create a lyrical and musical utopia. More than a conscious lyricist, the genius behind the songwriting becomes historian, human rights activist, a rebel, as well as a concerned father and brother of our global community. His ability to engage the audience and connect them to the live performance is a signature.
The chemistry of the band is magnetic and conveys hard core roots. With the traditional heavy bass and drum patterns attributed to reggae, Anchants will leave you hungry for more healing. Anchants band consists of:
Arif -Vocalist, Composer, Producer
Ricky "Tuffy" Richards – Guitar
Joseph "Ras Yoe" Gell – Drums
Cody "Kyoti" Cook - Bass
Austin "Ozzy" Bowen – Keys