31 October 2008

Riddim LIVE!

Charlottesville (VA)

Pavilion (downtown mall)

Robert Randolph & the Family Band
Fri Oct 31st

The Paramount Theater (downtown mall)
Allen Toussaint
Sat Nov 15th

Soweto Gospel Choir
Sat Nov 22th


Landmark Theater 6 North Laurel St. (wMain,nBelvidere)
Taj Weekes & Adowa/Kevin Kinsella (fmr JBB)/
Joseph Israel/Jah Roots

Alley Katz 10 Walnut Alley (b/n 17th & 18th St.)

Canal Club Shockhoe Bottom
SOJA/Jah Works
Sat Nov 8th

Downstairs... Bembe Sundays with Flava Mix/Jahmecca Music Machine

Toad's Place 140 Virginia St (Shockhoe)
Dropkick Murphys
Sat Nov 8th

Fridays At Sunset Kanawah Plaza


the Norva 317 Monticello Ave (across from MacArthur Center Mall)
Thurs Nov 6th

Washington, DC

Nightclub 9:30 815 V. St, NW.
Fri Oct 31st

17 October 2008

Politrix... and Taj Weekes

America is less than three weeks away from making history... good history.
As Robert Nesta Marley sang, "When one door is closed, another is open."

Close That Door. Open A New One.
Get Up. Stand Up.

Playlist for Friday, 17 October:

Big Youth "S-90 Skank" Tougher Than Tough (Mango)
Dave (Barker) & Ansel (Collins) "Impossible Mission" Double Barrel (RAS)
Harry J's All Stars (Joe Higgs) "Downside Up" Tighten Up Vols. 5 & 6 (Trojan)
Culture "Iron Sharpen Iron" Harder Than The Rest (Shanachie)
Kingman & Jonah "World War III" Sign Time (Sun King)
Thievery Corporation "Richest Man In Babylon" (ESL)
Tarrus Riley "Ease Off" Reggae Gold 2008 (VP)
Culture "Iron Sharp (Dub)" Culture In Dub (Heartbeat)

Taj Weekes Interview (Live performance with Joseph Israel, Kevin Kinsella [from John Brown's Body], Jah Roots at Richmond [VA's] Landmark Theater, Nov 20th, 2008)

The Ark Band "Na Give Up" (Ark Band)
Taj Weekes "Hollow Display" Deidem (Spectra)
Rico "Ramble" Countryman (Mango)
John Brown's Body "Sky Juice" Amplify (Easy Star)
Big Youth "Sky Juice" The Chanting Dread Inna Fine Style (Heartbeat)
Alton Ellis (in heaven) "Can I Change My Mind" Best Of Studio One (Heartbeat)

...a livication to the memory of my mother:

Joe Higgs "There's A Reward" Family (Shanachie)
Culture "Behold" Harder Than The Rest (Shanachie)
Abyssinians "Forward Unto Zion" Satta Massagana (Heartbeat)
Johnny Osbourne "Jah Promise" Best Of Studio One (HB)
Toots & The Maytals "Peace Perfect Peace" Greatest Hits (Mango)