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War: The Most Harmonious Kind

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War: The Most Harmonious Kind

War performing at the Santa Barbara Bowl on May 27. The band performed all their hit songs, including

War performing at the Santa Barbara Bowl on May 27. The band performed all their hit songs, including "Slippin' into Darkness" and "Low Rider."

Photo credit: Emily Kuhn

War performing at the Santa Barbara Bowl on May 27. The band performed all their hit songs, including "Slippin' into Darkness" and "Low Rider."

Photo credit: Emily Kuhn

Photo credit: Emily Kuhn

War performing at the Santa Barbara Bowl on May 27. The band performed all their hit songs, including "Slippin' into Darkness" and "Low Rider."

By Emily Kuhn, Staff Writer

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On Saturday, May 27, the band War visited the Santa Barbara Bowl and proved that after almost fifty years of playing together, they can still fill seats and bring a crowd to their feet. The band has a diverse sound with elements of rock, funk, jazz, Latin, rhythm and blues, and reggae.

The group got the audience groovin’ with one of their hit songs, “Slippin’ Into Darkness.” Founding member Leroy “Lonnie” Jordan was engaging with the crowd and during the show he credited his incredible energy and good health at almost 70 years old to the lifestyle influences of his raw, vegan, yogi wife, Teresa Jordan.

Other hit songs that were played by War included, “Spill the Wine,” “Low Rider,” and “Why Can’t We Be Friends?”

The band originated in the 70’s playing alongside Eric Burdon from The Animals, shamelessly rocking their controversial name during anti-Vietnam War America. They gained global popularity by spreading messages of peace and brotherhood. The band has aimed to speak out against racism, hunger, gangs, crimes since their formation in 1969.

Each member of the band had their chance to impress the crowd with their well-known free-form soloing abilities. Bassist Rene Camacho, Drummer Sal Rodrigues, and lifelong harmonica player, “The Baron,” were among three of the noteworthy soloists.

The funky, soulful music had the majority of the audience on their feet dancing and enthusiastically singing along.

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