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Jamaica Turns 60
August 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmDonation
On Aug. 6, 1962, the former British colony of Jamaica gained independence from the United Kingdom. Six years later, the Maytals released “Do The Reggay” — commonly celebrated as the first reggae record.
Since then, this small island in the Caribbean has given the world over 40 years of Reggae music.
In honor of this landmark independence celebration, musician Coppa Stone (@coppastone) will explore a few of the Jamaican music artists and sounds that may have inspired Bob Marley, before his rise to international fame. He’ll also take a closer look at some of the artists that continued to carry the torch after his death in 1981, concluded by a short, live performance with Dub Kartel.
Dinner will be available for sale from Jamaican Flavors, a local Jamaican food and catering company.
Suggested donation $5 at the door. Proceeds benefit OpenDoors Asheville (@opendoorsasheville), in support of its mission to strengthen community by eliminating the race-based opportunity and achievement gaps for students through education.
Doors Open: 5:30pm
Listening session & performance: 6-7:00pm