Black Sound tells the story of 100 years of musical creativity and DIY ingenuity. Overcoming the majority status quo of the music industry, Black British music has migrated from the margins to re-master the mainstream. This exhibition celebrates the pioneers that made it happen – the players, the promoters, the producers and the punters that changed Britain’s cultural history.
Following requests from patrons, and to mark its 40th anniversary, Dub Vendor will be staging a fund raising reunion dance. This will be in support of Alpha Institute due to its contribution to the development of Jamaican music. Please see the flyer below for complete charity details. Tickets are £15.00 plus £1.50 booking fee. £5 from every ticket sold will go to Alpha Institute.
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS ON THE DUB VENDOR SITE
Reggae Sumfest started in 1993 and is the largest concert festival in Jamaica, taking place each year in mid-July in Montego Bay. Sumfest kicks off on Sunday with the Sumfest Beach Party held at the Aquasol Theme Park located on the Walter Fletcher Beach Complex; the All White Party (dress code) held on Tuesday at Pier 1 On the Waterfront followed by Sound Explosion and two nights of electrifying live performances beginning with Dancehall Night on Friday and finishes with Reggae Night on Saturday at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex.
SATURDAY JULY 22
RICHIE STEPHENS & THE SKA NATION
Welton Irie began his career performing as simply 'Welton' on the Sir John the President and Big John's Stereophonic Sound sound systems (the latter later known as Echo Tone Hi Fi), in 1976, initially heavily influenced by Ranking Trevor. After building up a sizeable following, he was able to introduce young talent such as General Echo to the sound system. Welton moved on to the Gemini and Virgo sound systems and began a partnership with Lone Ranger, the two beginning their recording careers together as a duo for Studio One, in a similar vein to Michigan & Smiley with tracks such as "Chase Them Crazy". On Studio One boss Coxsone Dodd's recommendation, he extended his stage name to Welton Irie. The pair's partnership was short-lived with both going on to solo careers.
The Alpha Institute (formerly Alpha Boys School, Alpha Industrial School and Alpha Cottage) turns 137 years young May 1st 2017. Reggae icon Marcia Griffiths has a special song for everybody who donates to Alpha or purchases a product from Alpha during the month of May 2017. Click here to visit the Shop on Alpha Boys School Radio.
Marcia Griffiths has a special birthday message for friends and family of Alpha...
Liverpool's award-winning celebration of reggae music and Jamaican heritage returns in June for a jam-packed weekend of cultural appreciation, positivity and just great vibes.
The festival is the immediate past winner of the 'Best New Festival' at the UK Festival Awards 2016. Positive Vibration will once again take place in Liverpool from June 9-10, 2017.
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PBS 106.7FM Melbourne’s ska, rocksteady and early reggae party Jamaica Jump-Up is back after a summer break with a massive line-up for a very special, one-off fundraiser for the Alpha Boys School in Kingston, Jamaica.
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Featuring live performances from none other than the Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Ska Vendors and The Moonhops! Yes, THREE huge live sets from some of Melbourne’s most celebrated ska/rocksteady outfits.
Plus, selections by our own Mohair Slim (Blue Juice Radio Show, PBS 106.7FM), Jesse I (Babylon Burning radio show, PBS 106.7FM), Rick Howe (Riddim Yard, PBS 106.7FM) with guest selectors Systa BB (@The Good, The Dub, The Global, Triple R - 3RRR 102.7FM) and Fabulous Fez.