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Event Archive - KING YELLOWMAN & THE SAGITTARIUS BAND IN VICTORIA BC WITH GIRAFFE AFTERMATH!: YELLOWMAN & THE SAGITTARIUS BAND, Giraffe Aftermath

Sun. October 23rd 2011 9:45pm - 1:30am doors at 9pm Distrikt (No Minors) 9:45pm - 1:30am doors at 9pm
$23.50 adv. +
Presented by: Victoria BC Ska Society, PEPPERPOT
Tickets on sale now at Lyle's Place, Ditch Records, The Reef, Strathcona Hotel, and ticketweb.ca

Victoria BC Ska Society & Pepperpot are proud to bring Victoria Jamaica's first dancehall superstar. YELLOWMAN ushered in a new era in reggae music following Bob Marley's death. His early-'80s success brought the popularity of toasting -- the reggae equivalent of rapping -- to a whole new level, and helped establish dancehall as the wave of the future.

YELLOWMAN was one of the most verbally nimble toasters of his time, with a loose, easy flow, a talent for improvisation, and a definite wit in his wordplay. Plus, all the boasting about his prowess on the mic or in the bedroom had to be over the top to be convincing: true to his stage name, Yellow-man was an albino, which carries a tremendous social stigma in Jamaica.

Also playing alongside King Yellowman is Vancouver's Giraffe Aftermath. The band is becoming recognized around Vancouver as they've played around the city for the past four years playing with other bands such as John Brown's Body, The Black Seeds, Israel's Zvoloon Dub System and other notable bands.

YELLOWMAN & THE SAGITTARIUS BAND (Reggae/dancehall)

YELLOWMAN aka 'KING YELLOWMAN' is Jamaica's first dancehall superstar. YELLOWMAN ushered in a new era in reggae music following Bob Marley's death. His early-'80s success brought the popularity of toasting -- the reggae equivalent of rapping -- to a whole new level, and helped establish dancehall as the wave of the future. YELLOWMAN was one of ... more info

Giraffe Aftermath (Reggae/Dub/Hip Hop)

Giraffe Aftermath is keeping dub reggae and hip-hop alive and well in Van-city! Building on the traditions of reggae and dub music, Vancouver's Giraffe Aftermath use hip-hop rhythms and a psychedelic approach to create a unique blend of lively, danceable music. Formed in 2006 by Steve Hackenbruch and Luke de Villiers, this songwriting/produc... more info
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