Do Not Miss This: Ras Michael and the Sons of Negus (and Scientist) Tonight at Dub Club @ Echoplex!
The small island nation of Jamaica has exported a huge variety of musical styles to the world. Sure, stoners worldwide get baked under Marley posters and are down with reggae, and thanks to ambient and indie crossovers the mighty Dub resonates from Switzerland to Timbuktu. There's also ska, mento, rocksteady and dancehall.
And then there's Niyabinghi.
Niyabinghi (in any of its spelling variations) is ritual music from Rastafarian ceremonies called "grounations." It involves chanting and drumming and can elevate listeners even if they haven't partaken of the sacramental amounts of ganja that are involved in the rituals.
Tonight, Dub Club at the Echoplex presents Ras Michael and the Sons of Negus, the most amazing Niyabinghi crew responsible for must-have records Dadawah - Peace & Love + Nyahbinghi (1974) and Peace and Love (1975). Dub legend Scientist is announced as "mixer" for the show.
Ras Michael lives in LA now, where he is one of the forces behind the local Rastafarian International/Marcus Garvey Culture Center.
We can't overemphasize this: reggae shows are a dime a dozen in the Southland--this one is special. Go.
Get the Music Newsletter
Keep your thumb on the local music scene each week with music news, trends, artist interviews and concert listings. We'll also send you special ticket offers and music deals.
More Music News
- Hear L.A. Doom-Metalers Ancient Altar's Bleak, Majestic Dead Earth (PREMIERE)
Tue., Sep. 1, 10:30pm
Wed., Sep. 2, 7:00pm
Wed., Sep. 2, 7:30pm
Wed., Sep. 2, 9:00pm
- La Santa Cecilia's Eclectic Sound Reps the Cultural Diversity of Los Angeles
- A Year After the Death of Bassist Ventura XIII, Black Lodge Returns (PREMIERE)