For lovers of ska, reggae and all music Jamaican, this has to be the gig of the year. Sir Tropical Downbeat brings to you the beautiful awesome sounds of yester years. The same Jamaica that gave the world Bob Marley is the same Jamaica that gave us a great evolution of rhythms that have changed the musical landscape.
These revolutionary musical rhythms have given all of us a choice of musical styles and has influenced everyone from Europe to Africa, and the Americas to the Pacific Islands. Turn the radio on anytime and you can be sure there will be a rhythmic song that has the flavour of Jamaica – yah man!
This is a sample of the story of Jamaican music…enjoy.
This Saturday’s (19 December, 2009) gig is called ‘Musical Fever – The Sound of Vintage Jamaica’. It is a Christmas Special and will be featuring, now wait for this, a live appearance by the pioneer artist Owen Gray backed with a full band plus Sir Tropical Downbeat aka Lionel Young of Solid Gold From The Vaults fame.
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Gig: Christmas Special – “Musical Fever – The Sound of Vintage Jamaica…”
Time: 8.00pm – 3.00am
Where: ‘The Others’ (above the snooker hall), 6 – 8 Manor Road, London N16 5SA (opposite Stoke Newington BR Station)
A not-to-be missed event! Diehard ska, reggae, Jamaican vintage music lovers, this is the gig of the year! Yeah man!