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kai
Posted: Monday, March 22, 2010 4:53:27 PM

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PBS Presents: Rocksteady - The Roots of Reggae Concert

To coincide with the Australian release of the award-winning documentary “Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae”, the Melbourne Ska Orchestra troops have been marshalled for their annual off-beat skirmish, this time inviting two of the giants of Jamaican Rocksteady: Dawn Penn and Stranger Cole to join the fray.

The night will be a joyous celebration of Jamaican rocksteady, the soulful music that evolved from ska and gave birth to the reggae sound and features the first lady of Rocksteady, Dawn Penn, who had hits including the worldwide smash “No, No, No (You Don’t Love Me)”. Dawn Penn is visiting Australia for the first time as is Stranger Cole (who is also the narrator of the Rocksteady film). Stranger Cole has the distinction of being one of the few artists to have had hits in all three Jamaican roots eras: Ska, Rocksteady and Reggae. From his first records “Rough and Tough”, “Arte Bella” to his rocksteady classics “Down by the Trainline” and “Love Me This Evening”.

As always, the 30-piece all-honking, all-skanking, all-star behemoth Melbourne Ska Orchestra will provide the musical support to this momentous event. Supports are: The Moonhops; and selectors Mohair Slim and from the U.S.A., the producer and arranger of “Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae” movie and CD, DJ Mossman.

Saturday 1st May
Corner Hotel
http://www.cornerhotel.com/



For those in New Zealand, check out the official screening of Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae.
Label: Moll-Selekta / Rhythmethod
Release Date: OUT NOW!
Recorded in April 2008 at Tuff Gong Studio, Kingston, Jamaica in connection with the wonderful documentary film “Rocksteady – The Roots Of Reggae”

In the style of Wim Wenders' Buena Vista Social Club, Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae reunites some of the old-timers behind those great records to revisit their hits in the studio and, ultimately, to perform a live show. It's a fascinating look at the times, but what keeps one coming back to this film, and its excellent soundtrack, is the music…

Check out the trailer for the film here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAb5zjedzzE


Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae is screening in New Zealand as part of the WORLD CINEMA SHOWCASE 2010:

Auckland March 25 - April 14 2010
Wellington April 1 - 14 2010
Christchurch April 15 - 28 2010
Dunedin April 22 - May 5 2010

For full session times visit: http://www.worldcinemashowcase.co.nz/titles10/rocksteady.html

A rich and rewarding music documentary clearly designed to have you dancing all the way to the music store…

For NZ queires please contact:
ph [09] 630 0575 ~ fax (09) 630 1175
e ~ katie@rhythmethod.co.nz / lucy@rhythmethod.co.nz

http://www.rocksteadyrootsofreggae.com

Musical Sauce: Blues/Soul/Swing & Ska/Reggae/Rocksteady/Dub
kai
Posted: Monday, March 22, 2010 4:55:08 PM

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Wow that Melbourne Ska Orchestra sounds like dynamite ready to explode on the BluesFest stage sometime soon!!!!!

Musical Sauce: Blues/Soul/Swing & Ska/Reggae/Rocksteady/Dub
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