GLOBAL BEATS PRESENTS:
THE LEGENDARY BLACK UHURU + SAMSARA COLLECTIVE + EASY SKANKIN DJS
Derrick “Duckie” Simpson, Andrew Bees, and Elsa Green take us on a journey through their prolific catalogue of extensive reggae sounds.
The roots of Black Uhuru were formed in Kingston Jamaica’s Waterhouse district also known as “Firehouse” in the early 1960′s but it wasn’t until 1977 when they recorded their debut album Love Crises at Prince Jammy’s famous studio.
Teaming up with drummer Sly Dunbar and bass player Robbie Shakespeare, together they developed a musical style full of deep bass thumps, sharp keys, long guitar riffs, echoes and the signature “woh oh oh’s”. All of this combined to create classic hits like ‘I Love King Sellassie’, ‘Shine Eye Gals’, ‘General Penitentiary’ and ‘What Is Life’
Support from Samsara Collective & Easy Skankin’ DJs
As “one of the South’s most exciting reggae acts”, Brighton-based Samsara Collective create an open minded and fresh take on the roots tradition. Their music pays tribute to the original innovators of the genre while refusing to be bound by any stylistic conventions. The result is a fresh and hook-laden take on the style, morphing the reggae sound into something wholly new and exciting, and has been described as “a startlingly new angle on the Jamaican sound”.
Easy Skankin are a collective of some of the best Reggae DJs in Brighton. All have impressive backgrounds, which when bought together promises to uplift your soul as you skank to the sounds of Ska, Rocksteady, Roots, Rubadub and Dancehall!
THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE KOMEDIA BASEMENT
AGES 14+ (UNDER 16s MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT)