Wednesday, 27th June 2012
Calling anyone looking for an alternative to a mindless Friday evening out or a quiet night in. Authentic Jamaican music comes to the LOFT @ Crystal Nightclub Friday June 29 with the launch of DUB ARENA. U.R.H.P. Sound system will be hosting a dubtastic night of roots reggae.
Don't expect a guy playing Bob Marley covers on an acoustic guitar at DUB ARENA. Instead, you'll encounter conscious roots reggae music full of heavy bass coming out of a serious set of speaker boxes. Our aim with DUB ARENA is to present an authentic roots reggae experience and we are committed to preserving the sound system culture that was hugely popular in England in the late 1970s and can be traced all the way back to Jamaica.
Sound system culture was born in Kingston Jamaica in the 1950s. Sound systems essentially started as pop-up discos as locals would rig up makeshift mobile speaker rigs and play popular R&B records in order to dance. As Jamaican music evolved and ska and reggae music were born, the sound system culture found a new purpose. Instead of playing music imported from America, a radical new sound emerged a hypnotic, bassy, mindful sound that reflected the reality of life in the ghettos of western Kingston. This music was recorded on dub acetates or "dub plates" in famous studios like Studio One , Joe Gibbs, and King Tubbys and played exclusively by sound systems which by now were the most important exponent of the music.
Sound system culture spread throughout the UK via a large underground network and created an atmosphere that challenged the cultural and racial divides of British cultures. Many white and Asian youth were among the thousands of people who would attend these dances and that spirit of openness and inclusion is the cornerstone of URHP Sound System.
This is not just a night for would be Rastafarian's. In late '70s London, sound system nights were especially popular with disaffected English youths, as they provided a positive space for people to gather in the spirit of meaningful music. In the same way, DUB ARENA opens its doors to anyone looking to come together and experience conscious music with heavy rhythm, and as the poster says, DUB ARENA will bring the unifying spirit of the real reggae music to Waterford. You'll hear many dub and roots classics played from a large rig of speaker boxes that pack enormous sound. Anyone who has heard our sound in session will know the running's, Anyone who hasn't can expect Roots and Culture in a one love style. Cover charge is e5 and doors open at 10 pm you'll find more information on their Facebook page facebook /manusurp
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