Reggae concerts and dances in London

Reggae concerts and dances in London

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  • Sat
    06
    Jan
    2018
    10 pm - 6 am@The Caribbean Edge Exquisite, 117 Bruce Grove, London N17 6UR

  • Sat
    06
    Jan
    2018
    6pm-midnight@Archspace, TripSpace Projects Arches 339-340 Acton Mews, Haggerston London E8 4EA

    Real Roots Sound System |  Sattamann & Paulo featuring  Ramon Judah & Singer Tempa with special guest live PA set from  Earl 16 and warm up from Fat Frog | Nyahbingi drumming from Jah Roots.

    FB event:www.facebook.com/events/696701957200477

  • Thu
    11
    Jan
    2018
    @Orleans, 259-261 Seven Sisters RD, Finsbury Park, London N42DD

  • Sat
    20
    Jan
    2018
    8.00 pm - 2 .00 amThe Fox and Firkin, 316 Lewisham High St., London SE13 6JZ

    Wassie One: Roots Reggae, Rocksteady and Ska. The legendary Wasssie One joins residents Steve Wax and Rebel Sister Sound the decks. With live instrumentation from Tim Topcat, Officer Dibble and Will Roper, plus vocals from Setondji and more guest singers t.b.c.. Foundation music in traditional style all the way.

    Free before 9pm £3 thereafter

  • Sat
    27
    Jan
    2018
    9 pm - late@West Indian Cultural Centre, 9 Clarendon Rd., London N8 0DD

    SUPERNATURAL DUB CONTEST/SATURDAY 27TH JANUARY 2018
    HYTAL BOSRAH | NEGUS DUB WARRIOR | ROOTS VIBRATION | DRAGONSLAYER

    THE ONE-FE-ONE STARTS @MIDNIGHT
    EACH SOUND WILL PLAY ONE VOCAL,ONE DUB TIL IT DONE...
    9 TIL 4AM/£10 B4 MIDNIGHT £20 AFTER.
    WARNING: THIS DANCE IS NOT FOR THE TIMID OR FOR THOSE OF A NERVOUS DISPOSITION !!!

  • Fri
    02
    Feb
    2018
    @Electric Brixton Town Hall Parade Brixton London SW2 1RJ2
  • Tue
    13
    Feb
    2018
    8pm-midnightUpstairs at the Ritzy Brixton Oval, Brixton SW2 1JG

    On Wednesday 14 February, Dub Me Always presents a Valentine’s special when veteran female DJ duo Nzinga Soundz join host David Katz for a night of vintage roots reggae, soul and lover’s rock, original vinyl style.

    During the 1980s, DJ Ade & Junie Rankin’ regularly ran things at venues such as the Four Aces, the Astoria, the Africa Centre and the Mambo Inn, supporting Burning Spear and the Mighty Diamonds among many others, with guest interviewees Augustus Pablo, Betty Wright and Ziggy Marley appearing on their weekly radio show on community station SLR. The name of their sound was adapted from that of a 17th Century Angolan warrior queen, in keeping with the duo’s progressive outlook. With niceness is guaranteed on the dancefloor, this historic occasion is not to be missed!

    Free entry | FB event: www.facebook.com/events/1998065433850203/

     

     

     

  • Fri
    16
    Feb
    2018
    10.00pm-6.00am@the Scala, 275 Pentonville Road, King's Cross, London N1 9NL

     

    University of Dub presents Roots Dance Worldwide

    presenting The Thunder-Weight Sound of MAASAI WARRIOR SOUND-SYSTEM from Bristol with Full Crew

    forwarding from Italy, the Haile recommended IMPERIAL SOUND ARMY featuring Violin Bwoy, Nacho on Sax, Reality Souljahs & full army

    & The Mighty ABA-SHANTI-I Earth Rocker Sound of Jah Lightning and Thunder

     

    All tribes welcome ~ Mindful Behaviour ~ Daily Bread ~ Bars ~ smoking area ~Record/CD and craft stalls ~ Security ~ Jah Guide

    Tickets £13 in advance from Scala Box Office| £15 on the door (Students £13 with I.D)

    www.universityofdub.com | www.facebook.com/events/1789532227787830 | www.ticketweb.uk/event/roots-dance-worldwide-scala-tickets/7968005

  • Sat
    17
    Feb
    2018
    8.00 pm to 2.00 amThe Fox and Firkin, 316 Lewisham High St., Lewisham, SE13 6JZ

    Roots Reggae, Rocksteady and Ska. The legendary Manasseh Hi Fi, plus Mikey ( Rebel Audio Vision ) and Don ‘d Lion, join resident Steve Wax on the decks. With live instrumentation from Tim Topcat and Officer Dibble, plus vocals from Setondji Spirit and more guest singers t.b.c.. Foundation music in traditional style all the way.

    FB event: www.facebook.com/events/430608830767579/

  • Sun
    18
    Feb
    2018
    3 - 11 pm@Rye Wax, 133 Rye Lane, SE15 4ST, Peckam

    STEREO ITES with RAS DIGBY, OXMAN, MR FASO, STEREOCHEMIST, SISTERS OF REGGAE, PEPPINO I

    Free Entry

  • Sat
    24
    Feb
    2018
    9 pm - late@West Indian Cultural Centre, 9 Clarendon Rd., London N8 0DD

    SUPERNATURAL DUB CONTEST CHAPTER 2
    TOUCH ABOVE | FAIRSHARE UNITY | TAFARI WARRIYAH | DRAGONSLAYER.

    THE ONE-FE-ONE STARTS @MIDNIGHT | EACH SOUND WILL PLAY ONE VOCAL,ONE DUB TIL IT DONE...
    9 TIL 4AM/£10 B4 MIDNIGHT £20 AFTER.
    WARNING: THIS DANCE IS NOT FOR THE TIMID OR FOR THOSE OF A NERVOUS DISPOSITION !!!

  • Sat
    03
    Mar
    2018
    6pm-12am@Archspace, TripSpace Projects Arches 339-340 Acton Mews, Haggerston London E8 4EA

    Real Roots Sound System | Sattamann & Paulo featuring MCs | I-Mandala & Singer Tempa with special guest live PA set from Donovan Kingjay and warm up from Ambassador (Evolution Of Dub) b2b with Roots Sensation (Roots Traders Records/Roots Sensation Soundsystem)

  • Thu
    08
    Mar
    2018
    10.30 pm - 4.00 am@Orleans, 259-261 Seven Sisters RD, Finsbury Park, London N42DD

    Ashaki Afrocentrics and Club Roots present:  OUTERNATIONAL  WOMENS DAY | a night of Roots Upliftment & Empowerment at London Dub Club ORLEANS

    Selectas: SISTER JOSEPH (ConciousRadio) | NKECHI -Warrior Queen (Real Music FM) | Mama ASHAKI (Concious Radio)

    Artists: UWIMANA | ARETHA MARIEJAH  | PRINCESS LINN | ZAKEYAH  | EMPRESS STORM

    Women/Sisters free before midnight

     

  • Thu
    22
    Mar
    2018
    10.30 pm - 4.00 am@Orleans, 259-261 Seven Sisters RD, Finsbury Park, London N42DD

  • Sat
    24
    Mar
    2018
    11.00 pm - 6.00 am@Carribean Edge, 117 Bruce Grove London N17 6UR

    Doors open 22:00 to 06.00 | £15 advance, £20 on the door | Playing tunes from old to new with an inspirational message each and every time

    Info & tickets: www.i-want-tickets.com

  • Sat
    24
    Mar
    2018
    8.00 pm - 2.00 am@@Fox and Firkin, 316 Lewisham High Street, SE13 6JZ London

    Roots Reggae, Rocksteady and Ska. The legendary Moa Anbessa Soundsystem join resident Steve Wax on the decks. With live instrumentation from Tim Topcat and Officer Dibble, plus vocals from Setondji Spirit and Sista Queenie plus more extra guests t.b.c.. Foundation music in traditional style all the way.

    More info:www.facebook.com/DeptfordDubClub

     

  • Sun
    25
    Mar
    2018
    @ THE GRAND 21- 25 St. John's Hill Clapham London SW11 1TT

  • Sun
    25
    Mar
    2018
    12.00 pm - 6.00 pm@ Rich Mix, Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA

    A day of films,dance workshops, lectures and discussions exploring the origins and legacy of dancehall culture

  • Thu
    29
    Mar
    2018
    Sun
    01
    Apr
    2018
  • Thu
    29
    Mar
    2018
    10.00 pm - 12.30 am@Hootananny Brixton, 95 Effra Road, London SW2 1DF

  • Fri
    30
    Mar
    2018
    10.00pm-6.00am@the Scala, 275 Pentonville Road, King's Cross, London N1 9NL

    University of Dub presents Dub Production

    Introducing for the first time @ UOD, the heavyweight HYTAL BOSRAH SOUND-SYSTEM Roots Advocate from Birmingham

    Alongside

    WORD, SOUND & POWER SOUND-SYSTEM With Robert Tribulation & West London Crew

    & The Mighty ABA-SHANTI-I Earth Rocker Sound of Jah Lightning and Thunder

    All tribes welcome ~ Intelligent Behaviour ~ Daily Bread ~ Bars ~ smoking area ~Record/CD and craft stalls ~ Security ~ Jah Guidance

    Tickets £13 in advance from Scala Box Office| £15 on the door (Students £13 with I.D)

    www.universityofdub.com | https://www.facebook.com/events/547977845579289/ | https://www.ticketweb.uk/event/university-of-dub-roots-dance-scala-tickets/8016935

     

  • Sun
    01
    Apr
    2018
    2.00 pm - 3.00 am@Styx, 5 Ashley Road, London N17 9LJ
  • Sun
    01
    Apr
    2018
    2.00 pm - 4.00 am@Fox and Firkin, 316 Lewisham High Street, SE13 6JZ London

    RUB-A-DUB SUNDAYS ARE BACK! Join us at the Fox & Firkin for a bank holiday Sunday full of good vibes.

    Joining us this time, it's...

    *DIGITAL NIYABINGHI w. UK PRINCIPAL
    *TREVOR SAX
    *ASHANTI SELAH
    *PLANETMAN (LIVE)
    *GOODTOWN SOUNDSYSTEM w. DENNIS BOVELL, STEVE VIBRATION, CLIFFORD JUNIOR, EL DIABLO)
    *QUEENIE on vocals!

    + plenty guest MCs passing through

    So if you are a soundsystem enthusiast or a live music fan we've got it all covered!

    STALLS:
    ★ Rare records from Sta' Kulcha Music Distribution

    COCKTAIL BAR:
    ★ Special Rum Punch, £5 a glass

    FOOD:
    ★ BBQ Jerk Chicken
    ★ Fox & Firkin's Stone Baked Italian Pizzas

    FAMILIES WELCOME!
    ★ Huge garden
    ★ Coconut Shy & other games
    ★ Paddling pool
    ★ Kids can stay till 8pm

    ENTRY/TICKET INFO: www.facebook.com/events/2051582385086151/

  • Wed
    04
    Apr
    2018
    Mon
    23
    Apr
    2018
    @ Lower Gallery, Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA

    One Love Books presents "Covers: Retracing Reggae Record Sleeves in London" by Alex Bartsch

    Covers is a project by Alex Bartsch documenting reggae record covers that were photographed in London between 1967 and 1988. After years of research, and working in collaboration with Al ‘Fingers’ Newman, Bartsch has identified and photographed 50 London-based reggae sleeves in their original locations, holding them up at arm’s-length to blend in with their surroundings, decades later. Presented in this way, the covers document the passing of time and provide a fascinating insight into the history of reggae music in the UK, an often overlooked but immensely important part of Britain’s musical identity and popular culture.

    To give further context to the photographs, excerpts from interviews with those involved in the making of the records – be it the original singer, producer, photographer, designer or record label employee – are included as part of the display.

    Exhibition/book launch: 6–8pm, Wednesday 4 April

    https://www.richmix.org.uk/events/exhibitions/alex-bartsch-–-covers-retracing-reggae-record-sleeves-uk

     

  • Thu
    05
    Apr
    2018
    10.30 pm - 4.00 am@Orleans, 259-261 Seven Sisters RD, Finsbury Park, London N42DD

  • Thu
    05
    Apr
    2018
    9:00 pm@Hootananny Brixton, 95 Effra Road, London SW2 1DF

  • Fri
    06
    Apr
    2018
    8.00 pm till late@Hootananny Brixton, 95 Effra Road, London SW2 1DF

  • Wed
    11
    Apr
    2018
    8:00 pm - 0:00@Upstairs at the Ritzy Brixton Oval, Brixton SW2 1JG

    On Wednesday 11 April, Dub Me Always presents another sound system special, when guest selectors Indian Ocean Sound w/DJ Lee and CB the Riddim Man join host DJ David Katz for a night of reggae, rock steady, deep roots and foundation dancehall, original vinyl style.

    On the night, for your musical pleasure, Indian Ocean Sound will be selecting roots reggae on Disco 45s from the good old days—both JA and UK releases from 1970s and 80s, featuring toaster DJ Lee live on the mic; CB will be showcasing rare gems on 7” single and demonstrating his skills as a selector from the vaults of his musical library, for the pleasure of your dancing feet. As with this crew’s regular Reggae Time sessions, pure niceness is guaranteed!

    https://www.facebook.com/events/917879538379172/

  • Fri
    13
    Apr
    2018
    5.00 pm - 3.00 am@ DOGSTAR BRIXTON 389 COLDHARBOUR LANE BRIXTON LONDON SW9 8LQ

    DIVERSE COLLECTIVE & REUBEN REMOVALS  Proudly Presents TRINITY ALL STAR SOUND SYSTEM

    Special MC Guest: GREGORY FABOLOUS (From Jah Tubby'so Sound System)

    Selectable DJ: CHARLY BENDJE (From Diverse Collective)

    MC Guests: KING DAVID | KERNEL ROOTS | FIGURE BENJI

     

  • Thu
    19
    Apr
    2018
    10.30 pm - 4.00 am@Orleans, 259-261 Seven Sisters RD, Finsbury Park, London N42DD

    Hosts  Roots Hitek (dub realms) and Nice Times (Outernational selecta zebbe) with heartikal Guest ISSAC Natty NATURAL (concious radio) on the wheels of steel

  • Thu
    19
    Apr
    2018
    8.00 pm - 12.00@Upstairs at the Ritzy Brixton Oval, Brixton SW2 1JG

    On Thursday, 19 April, Dub Me Always presents a record release party featuring reggae band The Majestic, with support from host DJ David Katz.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/206179213465305/

    Roots rock reggae band The Majestic was formed by lead vocalist Faada Ras in the early 1980s, supporting Misty in Roots, Aswad and the Mighty Diamonds and opening for Hawkwind at Stonehenge. Then, in 2010, after a chance meeting between Faada and legendary guitarist Jimmy Page, the band was revived. The current line-up features vocalist Baba Ras, longstanding bassist Tony Alli, drummer Sam Ferrara, guitarist Eddie Mulvey and rhythm guitarist Gabriel Swinton Stott of Pillars of Dub. Veterans of numerous festival and club gigs, The Majestic launch their latest single tonight, with support on the decks from DJ David Katz (Dub Me Always).

  • Sat
    21
    Apr
    2018
    8.00 pm - 2.00 am@The Fox and Firkin, 316 Lewisham High St., Lewisham, SE13 6JZ

    Ras Danny Mosiah, Dubplate Pearl and Tessa Bassie ( The Slits ) join resident Soft Wax, to celebrate the Deptfordv Dub Club's 4th Birthday. Roots Reggae, Rocksteady and Ska with live instrumentation from Tim Topcat and Will Roper, plus vocals from Setondji Spirit and Queenie. Foundation music in traditional style all the way.

    https://www.facebook.com/DeptfordDubClub | https://www.foxfirkin.com | 020 8690 0969

    Southeastern: Ladywell, or Lewisham Stations | DLR: Lewisham Station | Night Buses:  47, 108, 321, N21, N89, N136, N 199

     

  • Thu
    26
    Apr
    2018
    10.00 pm - 12.30 am@Hootananny Brixton, 95 Effra Road, London SW2 1DF

  • Fri
    27
    Apr
    2018
    10.00pm-6.00 am@the Scala, 275 Pentonville Road, King's Cross, London N1 9NL

    University of Dub presents Roots Dance Dignified

    Presenting The Heavyweight sound of JAH TUBBYS World-System With Gregory Fabulous and East London Crew

    Alongside The Thunder-Weight Sound of MAASAI WARRIOR SOUND-SYSTEM From Bristol with Ras Paul, Jermel Kai Dub & Full Crew

    & The Mighty ABA-SHANTI-I Earth Rocker Sound of Jah Lightning and Thunder

    Tickets £13 in advance from Scala Box Office | £15 on the door (Students £13 with I.D) | https://www.ticketweb.co.uk

  • Sat
    28
    Apr
    2018
    10.00 pm - 6.00 amTBA

    NO NOISE RESTRICTION // WAREHOUSE DANCE | TICKETS: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1083656
    A warehouse in Waltham Forest near Hackney (Address announced 24h before!!)
    FREE bus service before midnight from the venues nearest Tube! Check out the Facebook event page for all updates, full details.

     

  • Sat
    28
    Apr
    2018
    9.00 pm - 3.00 am@Stumpy’s, 212 Harlesden High Street, London NW10 4SY

  • Thu
    03
    May
    2018
    10.30 pm - 4.00 am@Orleans, 259-261 Seven Sisters RD, Finsbury Park, London N42DD

  • Sun
    06
    May
    2018
    2.00 pm - 3.00 am@STYX 5 Ashley Road, N17 9LJ London
  • Thu
    24
    May
    2018
    10.00 pm - 12.30 am@Hootananny Brixton, 95 Effra Road, London SW2 1DF

  • Sat
    26
    May
    2018
    10.00 pm - 5.00 am@West Indian Cultural Centre, 9 Clarendon Road Hornsey London N8 0DJ