With 5x JUNO Award Winner Exco Levi, Kaisha Lee, Professor Nuts, General Trees & Warrior Love Band
Hosted by Master T & Featuring Toronto-based DJ Joshua Lucas
Tribute to the Legends of Reggae
Saturday, February 8 @ The Rose
1 Theatre Lane, Brampton, ON — Doors 7pm, Show 8pm
Sunday, February 9 @ Le Belmont
4483 boul. St. Laurent, Montreal QC — Doors 7pm, Show 8pm
Tickets: Start at $25 via jambana.com/legends
Celebrating five years and counting, JAMBANA’s annual Black History Month Reggae Jam ‘Tribute to the Legends of Reggae’ is set to tour through Brampton and Montreal on Saturday, February 8th and Sunday, February 9th.
Reggae and dancehall fans can anticipate a stunning headline performance from genre pioneer and icon Judy Mowatt who, in addition to being a critically acclaimed solo artist — and the first female nominated for a GRAMMY Award in the reggae category for 1985’s Working Wonders — was also a member of ‘I Three’, the backing vocalists for Bob Marley.
The rest of the international line up includes two pioneers in their own right, credited as part of the Jamaican styles that influenced New York City’s DJ and rap/hip hop movements throughout the 70s and 80s.
Known for forging the path to combine comedy, social commentary, and music, Jamaican toaster Professor Nuts will also be on hand, as well as legendary ‘speed rapper’ General Trees, and five-piece reggae-dancehall masters, Warrior Love Band.
With a homegrown hat tip, five-time JUNO Award-winning Exco Levi & High Priest, and soulful reggae-jazz fusionist Kaisha Lee will round out the sound.
Produced by Jones & Jones Productions, powered by Kuumba Cultural Association of Toronto and presented by TD, the JAMBANA™ Black History Month Reggae Jam will be hosted by evening mainstay Master T, and feature Toronto-area DJ Joshua Lucas between sets.
“This time of year provides us a great opportunity to pay tribute to artists who have contributed significantly to the global growth of reggae music,” says Denise Jones, CEO of Jones & Jones Productions. “We get to acknowledge those who are still with us while also remembering those who’ve left far too soon.
“There’s a big nostalgia factor at play during this show and we love bringing those warm, positive memories to the surface.”
A Tribute to the Legends of Reggae is at The Rose in Brampton, Ontario on Saturday, February 8th, and Le Belmont in Montreal on Sunday, February 9th.