Concert of reggae music

Horace Andy from Jamaica in Roxy

Club Roxy will be shined through by the atmosphere of fragrant Jamaica. On Tuesday, one of the most significant and most popular vocalist of the Caribbean Horace Andy. It was his specific voice that made him famous. He was born in 51 in the capital of Reggae Kingston. He has put his energy into reggae for a few tens of years, his recordings from the 70s are among the very best from Jamaica.

Horace made many successful and breakthrough hits, and even when he is not as famous as Bob Marley, he belongs to the big names of the genre. Europeans, however, probably know him more as the host on the records of triphop icons from Bristol Massive Attack. Horace Andy is going to perform in Roxy with his support band Dub Asante Band.

Horace Andy in Roxy Dlouha street on 4th November 2008. Tickets in the pre-sale of TicketPro.

Inner Circle in Prague

Do you know the living legend Inner Circle? When you recall the megahits „Sweat (A La La La La Long)”, or “Bad Boys” and there you go. The quintet from Jamaica/USA are authors of many hits and owners of Grammy for a reggae record ’93, but especially they are precise and original band with deep roots in Jamaican culture and history.

The group was founded in 1968. In 78, when Jacob Miller sung with them yet, they played on the legendary Peace Concert with Bob Marley and Peter Tosh. Since then, they travelled literary all around the world from Brazil to Sri Lanka, but they are going to perform in the Czehc Republic for the first time this September.

Even today, they are still one of the most progressive bands, who own one of the most opened up studios in Miami, making new hits with Damien Marley, Beenie Man or Luciano. Simply – caribbean energy comes to Prague this Sunday!

28th September 2008 in Prague Lucerna Music bar. Tickets at Ticketstream, 500 czk.

Horace 'Sleepy' Andy live in Prague

One of the most significant and influential reggae vocalists Horace Andy is in possession of the voice, which has no equivalent in the whole Jamaica. His records from the 70’s are a rich inspiration source for all the lovers of the genre, his new records he made together with the stars of hip-hop Massive Attack brought him new crowds of young fans.

He started his hit series by the song Skylarking, which made it to the top of Jamaican hitcharts, and other hits came shortly by; Love of a woman, Every tongue shall tell, Where do the children play, Oh Lord why Lord

The important moment came at the end of 80’s, when a beginning group from Bristol contacted him in order he would make a few songs with them. Andy liked the idea and soon the massive hit One Love rung in all the clubs.

Concerts of Andy are special because he always brings something new when performing live. Any you can indeed hear him live – in Roxy, Dlouha street 33. The day is Tuesday 4th November 2008 from 19:00. Tickets at Ticketpro for 430 czk.

The Skatalites at O2 Sazava Fest

Another group making their appearance on Sazava Fest is The Skatalites. The music group from Jamaica, that defined the original sound of ska and accompanied all the important Jamaican artists including Bob Marley, returns to the Czech Republic gain. Even when there are in the present formation only two original members present, they can still create unique atmosphere.

Consisting of some of the best musicians in Jamaica, they played together initially between 1963 and 1965 but recorded many of their best known songs in the period including “Guns of Navarone” as well as playing on records by Prince Buster and many other Jamaican artists who recorded during the period. They reformed in 1986 and have played together ever since.

Place: Sazava Fest
When: Saturady 2nd August 2008
Festival Tickets: 550.- czk for one day

Dancehall Queen CZ Contest

The evening programme of the show is to find the Queen of dancehall! For the heat-up there are prepared Dub in Da Trip starting 19.00, the contest starts 20.30, you can look forward to Selectrors and Swamp Safari Sound System.

This years dancing competition takes the form of an all-night party. The speciality is any dancer girl can compete in the dancehall rhythm, and to show which rhythm they have inside. Of course there will be professionals too, the information you want can be found at www.myspace.com/czechdancehallqueens

The Event takes place on Friday 16th May 2008 in Rock Café, Narodni 20, Prague 1

Ragga de luxe show in Prague

Prague Club Roxy will became a place where you can hear true Jamaican Regge. Czech audience can hear Darry Rings, one of the most talented Jamaican artists of te present, who is world-succesfun with his last record The Most High. Together with him will be performing House of Riddim from Austria and home-formation Afrodisiak.

Daddy Rings is one of the most talented Jamaican Reggae artists. Born and raised in Jamaica he developed his Sing-Jay Style while working on his Uncle´s Sound-System. In 1991 he started to carry his talent out to the world. Since then his unique style of performing and his brilliant lyrics are leaving a deep impression on those who hear him. His music is touching the hearts and souls of Reggae- and Music-Fans all over the world.

Pre-sale: 270 czk in Ticketpro, at the door 350 czk. Show starts at 19:00, Roxy, Dlouha 33, Prague 1

Reggae evening in Prague

Reggae is a music genre first developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s. Music of Reggae is often associated with the Rastafarian movement, an influence on many prominent reggae musicians.

In middle Europe, where Prague is located, it is not easy to find a club, which would focus primarily on such a genre. Sometimes, it is easier to hear some Raggamuffin music or dancehall, but the traditional, non-electronic, non-cut Reggae is hard to find.

At least, for those of you who are in Prague, and want to listen to the music (and can’t refuse it), there is the Club Naftar, U Vinohradské nemocnice 2, Prague 3. At least it provides some concerts sometimes. Like now, 26th January 2008, when there is RIDDIM DRIVEN NIGHT FROM KINGSTON TO PRAGGA, the “SWAMP SAFARI SOUND SYSTEM”, presenting Vincent from Jamaica.

The Skatalites - Jamaicans in Prague

The Skatalites The Skatalites are a music group from Jamaica that played a major part in popularising ska. Consisting of some of the best musicians in Jamaica, they played together initially between 1963 and 1965, when they formed music accompaniment for many Jamaicans, like Bob Marley (not famous by far at the time).

In 60’s, they recorded many of their best known songs, including “Guns of Navarone” as well as playing on records by Prince Buster and many other Jamaican artists who recorded during the period.

They reformed in 1986 and have played together ever since. Today, they represent the same non-such for Jamaica, as Buena vista social club for Cuba.

You can hear them today, in Palac Akropolis, Kubelikova 27, Prague 3. The session starts 19:30

Cutty Ranks Concert in Roxy, Prague, 27th September

At the age of 14, Cutty Ranks began his career as a reggae artist on sound systems such as Rebel Tone. Early on in his DJ career he was influenced by Josey Wales. He recorded such tracks as “Out Of Hand” and “Fishman Lyrics”. Cutty Ranks has been also influential outside the world of dancehall, particularly in the field of drum ‘n’ bass.

The legend of Jamaican dancehall is going to play at Roxy Club, Dlouha Street on 27th September, and he is going to mark the beginning of RealBeat festival in Roxy. He is going to be accompanied by a selector Barney Millah and other guests, like Amo form Slovenia and three other residential DJ’s.

Prague will host Bob Marley's band

Legendary Bob Marley’s reggae band The Wailers will play for the first time in history in Prague. This biggest world legend is known above all for their songs No Woman No Cry, Could You Be Loved or Get Up Stand Up.

The Wailers started in 1963. First members were Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer. Brothers Barrets joined the band in 1969. In 1973 the original band separated, Bob Marley continued with brothers Barrets with the name Bob Marley and The Wailers. The band nowadays plays without Bob Marley who died of cancer in 1981. The present ‘boss’ of The Wailers’ band is Aston ‘Familyman’ Barrett who also played next to such stars such as Eric Clapton or Stevie Wonder.

The Wailer’s concert takes place in Prague’s club Roxy (Dlouha 33 street) on Wednesday 8th November at 19:30. Tickets are available through Ticketpro, their price is 869,- CZK.