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DJ Mossman (Canada)


Fri 23 Apr 2010, 8:00pm

Where: The Thirsty Dog, 469 Karangahape Rd, Newton, Auckland

Restrictions: R18

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $5.00
  • Additional fees may apply

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Listed by: moisty

DJ Mossman (from Montreal plays at the Thirsty Dog, Friday 23rd April 2010, 8pm-late.

Proudly presenting for the first time on his inaugural NZ/Australia tour DJ Mossman. Hailing from Montreal, Canada, he is known for spinning rare and unreleased tracks of Jamaican ska, rocksteady and early reggae. With multiple album releases under his belt, he also runs his own label Dispensation. DJing regularly in Toronto and New York, Mossman has performed around the world at events such as the Montreal Reggae Festival, and worked with legendary artists including The Maytones, Lynn Taitt, Albarosie, and Michael Rose of Black Uhuru.

Recently Mossman completed production on the Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae movie soundtrack, and will play footage from the film during his performance at Thirsty Dog. The documentary is a musical journey into Jamaica's Golden Age of music. The film features the music and stories of the legendary singers and musicians of the rocksteady era coming together after 40 years to record an album of rocksteady hits, and perform an All-Stars reunion concert in Kingston, Jamaica.

Rocksteady was all the rage on the Caribbean Islands in the mid-1960s. By 1968, rocksteady had transformed into reggae, the popular musical style known and loved around the world today. While everybody has heard the music of Bob Marley the superstar of reggae, few people know that it was rocksteady that developed the buoyant rhythms, prominent bass pulse, soulful vocals and socially conscious lyrics that gave reggae its power.

Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae will screen at the World Cinema Showcase 2010:
3rd-7th April in Wellington
17th-18th April in Christchurch
22nd-25th April in Dunedin
The official DVD is due for release in Spring this year.

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