A REGGAE RIDE WITH THE TAXI GANG

Its safe to say the evolution of reggae music has been largely driven by the innovative works of Sly & Robbie. Don’t miss the opportunity to take a musical journey with Jamaica’s most influential sound innovators.

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The world famous Dub Club is tonight’s destination for LA’s reggae massive as Jamaica’s longest driving rhythm section pulls up for a spectacular show along with international reggae star Bitty McLean.

Drummer Sly Dunbar and Bassist Robbie Shakespeare are undoubtedly the most prolific musicians in reggae music history. Together for more than 35 years, the duo has reportedly played on or produced an estimated 200,000 recordings. Sly & Robbie is credited with creating several brand new styles of reggae music over the past four decades. Thanks to this dynamic duo the genre includes Rockers and Rub a Dub, two unique sounds that became foundational styles of reggae music. In the early 1990s, Sly & Robbie introduced an entirely new dancehall style with a never-been-done-before kind of rhythm that propelled Chaka Demus & Pliers to the top of the charts with Bam Bam” and “Murder She Wrote.

Since the 1970s, Sly & Robbie has played for virtually every single chart topping Jamaican musician and hundreds of American superstars. From the Mighty Diamonds to Mick Jagger, Buju Banton to Britney Spears, Gregory Isaacs to Grace Jones, Sly & Robbie has produced for and recorded with some of the biggest stars in the world. Last year, Dunbar and Shakespeare received their 11th Grammy nomination for the album The Reggae Power. They won the Grammy award in 1999 for the album Friends.

Tonight’s show at the Dub Club reunites Sly & Robbie with UK reggae singer Bitty McLean. The lineup toured Japan, Europe and Morocco in 2008 and 2009. In 2013, McLean released the album, The Taxi Sessions with Sly & Robbie.

Its safe to say the evolution of reggae music has been largely driven by the innovative works of Sly & Robbie. Don’t miss the opportunity to take a musical journey with Jamaica’s most influential sound innovators.

 

The Echo & Dub Club Present:

Sly & Robbie and the Taxi Gang

with Bitty McLean

Wednesday May 13, 2015

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