GLOBAL BEATS SESSIONS PRESENTS: ABA SHANTI, SIR COXSONE OUTERNATIONAL & ROOTS GARDEN
Aba used to deejay on Jah Tubby’s sound system and at that time he was known as Jasmine Joe. Those of you that were around the sound system scene in the eighties will remember the slightly extrovert mic man that Jah Tubby’s had; that was Aba. When Joe embraced the Rastafarian faith he adopted a new and more positive attitude and with his rediscovered faith a new name. That name was and is Aba Shanti-I, pronounced Aba Shanti-Eye.
Over the last ten years Aba has been playing his sound, and the music created by his brother Blood Shanti, throughout this country and in the process has developed a following covering the widest spectrum of Jah’s humanity. Black/ White/ Asian /Young /The Not So Young /Rastafarians /Bald head /Dread. All races. All creeds. All genders. We don’t segregate, we integrate.
Aba Shanti-I is synonymous with a vibe and a feeling. No one at an Aba session is made to feel strange. It is not about what you look like, it’s about who you are and what is in your heart!
Sir Coxsone Outernational
The legendary UK soundman/record producer began his career in the sixties, soon after arriving from Jamaica. He was one of the first soundmen to play at West End clubs like Tiles and the Roaring Twenties, where a generation of British pop stars like the Beatles, Rolling Stones and Elton John first heard the music of Jamaica. Coxsone then dominated the seventies, when Bob Marley and Dennis Brown were among his closest allies, as heard on unforgettable dub-plates from that era. Lloyd is an elder statesman with more than fifty years history behind him, but he knows there’s still a place in the music for those who are young at heart and willing to embrace change.
Roots Garden stormed Brighton’s club night scene with its Strictly Roots and Culture ethos in 1995. Hosting Tuesday nights at the underground venue, The Jazz Place establishing Roots Garden as one of the UK’s longest running reggae nights (1995-2011). Bringing authentic sound system culture into a club environment. As well as regular appearances at venues and festivals further afield Roots Garden continue to be an ever present part of Brighton’s diverse music scene, hosting regular sound system shows and club night sessions across the cities many venues. Roots Garden’s passion and dedication to representing the very best of Jamaican music and its many branches have secured its name as an integral part of Brighton’s musical landscape.
CLUB NIGHT // 18+ // THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE IN KOMEDIA MAIN SPACE