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Friday 28th February 2020

Coxsone's 55th Anniversary - "Uniting The Tribes"

— Fiddlers
The History Of UK Sound Systems
time:20:00
price: Prices Below Headfirst Tickets

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Global Beats presents
Sir Coxsone's 55th Anniversary Show "Uniting The Tribes Tour"
Friday 28th February
8pm - LATE

Line up:
ABA SHANTI
IRATION STEPPAS
SIR COXSONE OUTERNATIONAL
MAD PROFESSOR
LION PULSE
Powered by Lion Pulse Sound System

Sir Coxsone Presents "Uniting The Tribes Tour" is a series of shows celebrating sound system culture to be held throughout the UK during February 2020.

Each show will feature an impressive line-up of UK sound-systems led by the legendary Sir Coxsone, who recently marked his 55th anniversary as one of the world’s leading reggae soundmen.

Interest in reggae sound systems is currently at an all-time high, and there’s a younger generation of reggae lovers from across the world building their own amps and speakers, cutting dubplates and starting record labels in greater numbers than ever before.
The MCs and “live” mixes that were synonymous with reggae soundsystems of the past have returned, and there’s now a wealth of festivals, films, exhibitions, books, online communities and academic studies representing all aspects of sound system culture. It’s had a massive influence on genres such as hiphop, drum & bass, UK dub, and grime, and also left an indelible stamp on fashion, language and a range of other lifestyle choices.

The sound of young Jamaica first came to the UK after WW2. Early sound systems helped provide a sense of belonging and purpose, as well as a platform for aspiring entrepreneurs, technicians, carpenters and performers.

“We had the best set of sound-systems here and the most reggae music, even more than in Jamaica,” says Lloyd Coxsone. “We are the ones who establish it and then expose it worldwide. And we bring a spirit to other people because the sound-system is a joyful thing really. We want to see people smiling and looking happy, y ‘know?" He and other well-established sounds like Channel One are keepers of the flame.

There’s history and cultural resonance in every note they play, and years of unwritten tradition in their approach. They’ve learned their craft the hard way, and bring all of that knowledge to bear when stood behind the decks entertaining a crowd.

These Uniting The Tribes events are intended to convey the thrills and experience of witnessing authentic UK reggae sound-system culture first-hand, in venues across the UK both small and large and to unite all the soundmen on one tour which will spread their message of unity and belonging.

Artist Videos:

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Artist Audio:

Aba Shanti
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Sir Coxsone Outernational Roots & Dub Summer 2019 Mix - Coxsone Lloyd
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