Born in Brooklyn but baptized in the Caribbean, King Django is an exponent of roots music of the islands, from dance hall and rock steady reggae to dub and ska. He and his New York-based quintet make a special appearance this Saturday night, August 17, at waR3house3, headlining a roots music show that also features The Philadelphia Reggae Girls and the return of Timi Tanzania.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Come join us for this great double bill.
King Django is internationally loved and respected as an important proponent of roots music. With a diverse career now spanning nearly three decades he has made his mark as an influential bandleader, singer, songwriter, arranger, engineer, producer and musician, especially in the genres of ska, rocksteady, reggae, dub, rhythm & blues, soul, klezmer and even hardcore/punk rock. He has toured many times throughout the US, Europe, Canada, and Japan as the leader of Stubborn All-Stars, Skinnerbox and the King Django band and as a sideman with such renowned acts as Rancid, Murphy’s Law, The Slackers and the Toasters. He is also widely known and respected as an influential mentor of younger musicians, sharing and spreading his deep knowledge of Jamaican and American music. He currently performs regularly leading the King Django Band and Bad Luck Dice, and as a sideman with Predator Dub Assassins.
The Philly Reggae Girls
DJ Version Girl and DJ CarryUs (Philly Reggae Girls) met in 2004. Not content to just sit on the sidelines watching others play music - and stacked with a ton of reggae vinyl, the two decided to form a female DJ duo playing Jamaican music from the old to the new. They run everything from ska to dub, but their love lies in vintage dancehall. While many reggae DJs are switching to MP3, the girls continue to spin almost exclusively vinyl. They are constantly adding to their collections to find those rare gems and soon to be classics.