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Love Eternal performs soulful reggae-rock

Love Eternal perform at Tender Loving Coffee. Photo credit: Kati Morris

On Sept. 29, Tender Loving Coffee hosted the soulful performances of reggae-fusion act, Love Eternal, with an opening set by Chico State’s own singer-songwriter, Caloy.

Love Eternal is a roots reggae and soul-rock duo from Santa Cruz. The pair, originally a larger band consisting of six members, was living in Hawaii when a volcanic eruption suddenly caused them to part ways.

Now consisting of guitarist and vocalist Jahred Namaste and vocalist Shawna Namaste, the duo continues to share their beliefs about peace and healing through their music.

“We write our songs as our medicine…We keep our songs as our mantras to center us,” Jahred Namaste said.

With songs promoting anti-war philosophies and respect for indigenous populations, Love Eternal believes that through music they have the ability to inspire conscious change.

While Love Eternal writes all of their own original music, they leave it open to change, often switching things when performing their songs live.

“We don’t even have setlists,” Shawna Namaste said.

Love Eternal released a six-song EP titled “Good Life,” available on major streaming platforms.

You can follow the musical journey of Love Eternal on Instagram and YouTube and keep up with upcoming performances at Caloy can be found on Instagram @caloymusic.

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