The Skatalites

Cedric 'IM' Brooks Memorial Benefit Concert

The Skatalites

New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble, Chemicals of Creation (Dub-Reggae DJ Set), All proceeds from this concert will go to Cedric's family

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$15

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

$15 at the door, cash only

The Skatalites
The Skatalites
The Skatalites are Jamaica's premier ska band since 1964 who backed artists like Bob Marley, Toots and The Maytals, Alton Ellis, Ken Boothe and most of the singers of the day. Their infectious brand of bluesy,jazzy ska spread like wildfire around the island and spawned the entire genres of ska,rocksteady,reggae,dub,two-tone,and 3rd wave ska. The tiny island of Jamaica has probably had more effect on music globally than any other country or place in the world, and The Skatalites were the pioneers of the music that originally caused this. The original lineup lasted only 14 months but recorded thousands of tunes, some of which are still being discovered in the archives today. Although the group broke up in 1965, the members remained active in the evolution of Jamaican popular music as it increased in popularity. After hearing about the resurgence of interest in their music they reunited in 1983 to perform at Jamaica's famed Sunsplash festival. Subsequently in 1986 they migrated to the USA and began performing and touring all over the world as they continue to do now after 52 years in the music business. Despite changes in personnel over the years, the band has continued to stay viable in the market, recording and performing at some of the world's largest festivals and has been nominated twice for The Grammys. Their most recent recording "Platinum Ska" features some tracks with Lloyd Knibb , the original drummer who passed away in 2011 and was widely regarded as the creator of the ska beat as well as the "onedrop" rhythm that is the foundation of most reggae music. Also on some tracks is original alto sax man Lester Sterling who is still active but no longer touring regularly with the band. Original vocalist Doreen Shaffer contributes a vocal track on this cd and continues leading the band on it's path as it continues it's great legacy bringing joy to fans,old and new, all over the world.

Forever indebted to the inspiration and talent of: Roland Alphonso, Lloyd Brevett, Tony DaCosta, Rupert Dillon , Don Drummond, Joseph " Lord Tanamo" Gordon, Jerome "Jah Jerry" Haynes, Lloyd Knibb, Tommy McCook, Donat Roy "Jackie" Mittoo, John " Dizzy Johnny" Moore, Jackie Opel, Doreen Shaffer, Lester Sterling.
New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble
New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble
NYSJEs recordings and performances have garnered them critical acclaim for their high energy, creative originals, kinetic ska interpretations of jazz standards, as well as their potent mix of dance hall, reggae, rock steady and jazz. Performance highlights include: The North Sea Jazz Festival, the Montreal Jazz Festival, The Quebec Festival de Musique, Musiques en Ete (Geneva), The Bob Marley Reggae Festival with Israel Vibration and Sister Carol, and The Discover and Bell Atlantic Jazz festivals in the U.S. In addition, NYSJE has the singular distinction of being the first American Ska band to play in Poland after the wall came down.
The band had been featured in Downbeat, Reggae Nucleus, The Beat, Ragga and Jazziz magazines. NYSJE s music can be heard regularly on television– on the Nickelodeon network, MTVs Road Rules, as well as two nationally airing Campbells Soup Commercials. In Italy, their video, Properly, airs on MTV.
Chemicals of Creation (Dub-Reggae DJ Set)
Chemicals of Creation (Dub-Reggae DJ Set)
Chemicals of Creation is a high energy, electronic dance experience curated by DJ/Producers Devon James Stewart (devon.james) and John Kunz (Dr.Teeth). The two came together after meeting in an audio production class in the Winter of 2010 at Syracuse University. Having been DJing, and practically running the underground party scene at school since sophomore year. Their parties earned a reputation for being the most wild, innovative, and exciting the campus had to offer. As the popularity of electronic music grew, Chemicals of Creation became one of the most in demand acts in Syracuse. They gained even more exposure after winning a DJ competition at Syracuse University, earning them an opportunity to open for Steve Aoki. With this momentum, they began spreading their infectious and diverse blends of sounds to other cities in the Northeast. Refusing to slow down the duo continues to play clubs, festivals, and other events across the globe.
When these two come together the music gets loud, the floors shake, and the people get wild. This energetic pair is constantly researching, downloading, remixing, and producing music of different genres in an attempt to connect people together musically and culturally. Their influences break down musical barriers and connect genres like Reggae and Hip Hop with Soulful House and Electro. Their extensive knowledge of other cultures, paired with the hard work of staying on top of the most current underground and popular movements, produces magical results in their live show and on the dance floor.
Chemicals of Creation are known for the atmosphere they create in their live shows and have shared the stage with the likes of Tiesto, Skrillex, Major Lazer, Steve Aoki, Porter Robinson, Dillon Francis, Datsik, Zeds Dead, Felix Da Housecat, Flux Pavillion, Dr. P, Nadastrom, Sazon Booya, RJD2, Lunice, Paul Devro, DJ Sega, Nit Grit, DJ Craze, Daedelus, Tokimonsta, and Two Fresh – to name only a few.
Venue Information:
Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
http://www.brooklynbowl.com/

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