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  1. Jay Funk Dawg

    Allman Betts Band

    we gotta get this project to Toronto!
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    RIP Kevin Rieth

    Found out the sad news that Kevin Rieth, a musician (bass player), music lover and father of two children from our community has passed away after a long battle with MS. I met him at an early Come Together Music Festival and found him to be a kindred spirit; happy go lucky and funny. He had been dealing with immobilization of his condition with such grace and positivity, it's tragic, but in his final post, he says he was happy to make the transition. RIP
  3. Celebrate the new Canadian legalization laws on October 17th at Lula Lounge with The House of David Gang and Friends. Also joining us are Higher Heights Hifi with selections & sound system. Free cover to any MCs who want to touch the mic. Real show-style night so come bring it on!House of David Gang will perform the music of Peter Tosh who coined the phrase "Legalize it."The tragic and premature death of Peter Tosh on September 11, 1987 has robbed the world of a great reggae artist and political activist. Peter Tosh was one of the most militant reggae recording artists, his name, face and songs stand as a symbol of inspiration to people around the world. PETER TOSH, BOB MARLEY, and BUNNY LIVINGSTONE were the co-founders of the greatest reggae group of all time “THE WAILERS.” Online Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/legaliztation-celebration-tribute-to-peter-tosh-with-house-of-david-gang-and-heigher-heights-tickets-51053379031 Here's the FB page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1990879674266598
  4. wow, gotta try to make this! Loved Breit's work with Baptista - especially the song Sao Paulo Slim
  5. Jay Funk Dawg

    Dead Phish 2.0

    Last show at Mod Club was great - The band was sounding great. Great people in the audience too. Mark Thackaway was a highlight, as was the interplay between Rich & Mark.
  6. Ziggy Marley Rebellion Rises Tour http://ziggymarley.com/rebellion-rises/Thurs. September 20th at The Opera HouseThis is a 19+ eventEight-time GRAMMY® award-winning musician and reggae icon Ziggy Marley will release his seventh full-length solo studio album, Rebellion Rises, on May 18th through Tuff Gong Worldwide. Fully written, recorded and produced by Marley, this passionate and indelible new collection of music encourages people to stand together in activism through love. Tickets
  7. ] A meeting of Soul, Funk, World & House Music, Groovin' in The Park is a daylong event at Woodbine Park, the perfect family friendly setting for this community focused dance party which includes delicious food options, beer garden, shaded seating and it's Free! NuFunk Concerts, United Soul, Touch and Ritmo presents Groovin' in the Park Friday July 27th, 2018 WONDER-Full: A Tribute to the genius Stevie Wonder by DJ Spinna Plus live guests: Soul Motivators (8pc Soul-Funk Revue, Do Right Music) & RITMO Collective (live Afro-House Collective) plus: DJ Yogi (Solid Garage), DJ Jason Palma (Footprints, Higher Ground CIUT 89.5fm), DJ Quesquecest (No Wahala DJs NYC), Farbsie Funk (Make It Funky) and live video scratching by DJ Tanner Woodbine Park (Queen St. E & Eastern Ave. Toronto, Canada) 4pm to 11pm FREE! Family Friendly, Delicious Food & Beer Garden. RSVP link / Facebook link / Website link Groovin’ In The Park brings together Toronto’s top soul, funk and house music DJs & live bands with world-renowned acts. Last year Toronto's Top DJ crews synonymous with the city's club scene Make it Funky & NuFunk , Footprints, United Soul provide the perfect vibe for amazing live performances by Toronto disco act Tush and international deep soul collective Tortured Soul. Join us again this year on Fri July 27th at Woodbine Park as part of the Beaches Jazz Festival summer program, as we are pleased to bring you WONDER-Full, a heartfelt Tribute to musician and activist Stevie Wonder by DJ Spinna who will spins Stevie Wonder exclusives, covers, samples and remixes. In June 2018, one of most respected DJ/producers in modern music, Brooklyn native Vincent Williams aka DJ Spinna, sustained a ruptured appendix and required an emergency surgery. With the help of an international music community a GoFundMe was set up to help pay for medical bills and lost wages raising over $60,000 US. The esteemed DJ, producer who has worked with the likes of Eminem, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Gilles Peterson, Jazzanova, Joe Claussell, Osunlade, Jazzy Jeff, Kenny Dope, DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist was told to cancel all upcoming gigs including this Toronto appearance. Last week with the blessing of his doctors DJ Spinna has been given the green light to bring his world famous WONDER-Full party to Toronto. “WONDER-Full™ - Tribute To The Genius Of Stevie Wonder www.keistar.net “WONDER-Full™ - Tribute To The Wonder Of Stevie” a concept honoring the legendary genius Stevie Wonder. Stevie Wonder has expressed his gratitude by calling into the party on multiple occasions and on the 7th installment of the WONDER-Full™ event, the audience was treated to a special surprise with an appearance by Stevie Wonder’s daughter Aisha, who inspired the song “Isn’t She Lovely.” Also adding on to the memorable evening, the crowd received a live phone conversation from Stevie Wonder himself. As he spoke, one could hear a pin drop as everyone was mesmerized by this incredible moment. Stevie Wonder made a very special appearance at WONDER-Full™ Tribute/Concert after party in November 2007 in New York City where he delivered a heartfelt speech to the audience. At the 10th series of the WONDER-Full™ event, Stevie Wonder treated WONDER-Full™ audience to a 'mini' live concert! Always expect the best of the legendary Stevie Wonder at the WONDER-Full™ events as DJ Spinna digs deep in his crates to offer anything Stevie related to the audience, always giving them a memorable musical experience. DJ Spinna www.djspinna.com DJ Spinna is something of an anomaly in music. A humbling example of what it takes to truly succeed within the framework of multiple fields. With a steadfast work ethic, an obsessively extensive vinyl library and the willingness to pursue the full extents of his roots (Funk, Soul R&B and Jazz), foundation (Hip-Hop) and future (Electronic/Dance music) without any restraints. A cornerstone of Hip-Hop’s late 90’s indie-uprise, DJ Spinna made much of his first impression on listeners as the musical background of his group The Jigmastas (having released an impressive slew of 12” singles on his then self-run label Beyond Real during this time) as well as providing the canvats for an array of that era’s lyrical giants including Eminem, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch and De La Soul. Turning heads throughout the industry, Spinna’s sonics soon infiltrated numerous genres. Tapped by everyone from Mary J. Blige, to Motown Records for his brilliant Michael Jackson remix of “We’re Almost There”. It’s here his production presence would flourish greatly, as Spinna would go on to revive and revise Jazz and Soul marvels like Donald Byrd, Eddie Kendricks, Betty Carter, Roy Ayers and Al Jarreau. Though it goes without saying his most memorable remix goes to his monumental version of Shaun Escoffery’s “Days Like This”, transforming it into a worldwide dance floor anthem. Which in turn, catapulted Spinna into his now stately touted presence in the soulful house music scene. These releases resulted in the signing to BBE records in 2002 where Spinna released his cult classic fulllength production LP “Here To There” which crossed multiple genres and garnered the attention of serious music fans worldwide. With so much studio work, it’s a marvel Spinna travels as much as he does. The constant, globe trotting performances he’s become equally famed for have brought him as far as Iceland, Croatia, Australia, and South Africa as well as countless jaunts throughout England, and the U.S. Also, his hugely successful tours of Japan, where Spinna is held in the highest regard throughout the country for his craft in music. Not always the lone crowd-controller, Spinna’s collaborated on stage alongside contemporary luminaries like Gilles Peterson, Questlove, Jazzanova, Dimitri from Paris, Joe Claussell, Osunlade, Q-Tip, Jazzy Jeff, Kenny Dope, Keb Darge, DJ Scratch, DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist. He’s a true showman - versatile as ever. Yet of all accomplishments, nothing compares to DJ Spinna’s celebrated Stevie Wonder inspired WONDER-Full DJ performances. Garnering overwhelming fanfare each occasion done - whether NYC, LA, DC, San Francisco, Amsterdam, Japan or beyond - if a WONDER-Full event is booked at a club you can put money on a line around the block and hundreds of Stevie Wonder admirers joyfully rocking the house. The success of these events have led to several collaborations between Stevie Wonder and DJ Spinna including remixes for “My Love Is On Fire" and “Sweetest Somebody” from Stevie’s 2005 “A Time To Love” release. Most notably, in October 2012 Spinna performed an opening DJ set for the “United Nations Message Of Peace Concert with Stevie Wonder” including appearances by Sting, Janelle Monae, Varlerie Simpson, and other luminary artists. Visit New York City any given month and find a number of Spinna themed throw-downs in the city’s esteemed venues - each as memorable as the last. The Soul Motivators www.soulmotivators.com The Soul Motivators are here to restore your faith in funk. A fresh take on a classic sound, they blend 1970’s funk and soul, psychedelic jams and hip-hop breaks. This nine-piece Toronto powerhouse brings explosive energy to stage; playing with greats like Grandmaster Flash, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Bernie Worrell and A Tribe Called Red. The Soul Motivators are now set to release their sophomore album in Summer 2018 on Do Right! Music, featuring the power-house vocal stylings of powerful leading lady Shahi Teruko. TSM stay true to their musical roots while bringing a fresh, unique, soulful energy to the table. It’s only up for here- so let yourself be motivated! Also on the bill RITMO Collective (live), DJ Yogi (Solid Garage), DJ Jason Palma (Footprints, Higher Ground CIUT 89.5fm), DJ Quesquecest (No Wahala DJs NYC), Farbsie Funk (Make It Funky) and live video scratching by DJ Tanner
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    Come Together @ Frontier Ghost Town- May 2018

    How was it this year? I was there last labour day and i was surprised how young the community was.. it was a sorry old thing at all. Hoping to be there on Labour Day this year with the House of David Gang.
  9. Make it Funky present AFTER FUNK Celebrates James Brown's Birthday with DJ Farbsie, DJ Quesquecest of No Wahala DJs and Love Wagon. Friday May 4th, 2018 The Velvet Underground - 508 Queen St W, Toronto, ON thevelvet.ca Doors @ 9pm Tickets $10 advance / $15 at the door Facebook Link / Online Tickets
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    Come Together @ Frontier Ghost Town- May 2018

    cool that Slowcoaster are on there, I hear they have a reggae album coming out very soon.
  11. Nufunk Concerts present TRIBUTE TO THE WAILERS Celebration of the live of Peter Tosh, Bob Marley & Bunny Wailer with The House of David Gang, Sattalittes, Papa Levy and Noble Works Sound. Saturday April 28th, 2018 Lee's Palace - 529 Bloor St, Toronto, ON www.leespalace.com Doors @ 9pm Tickets $15 advance Facebook Link / Online Tickets THE WAILERS The Original and Legendary Wailers were Peter Tosh, Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer. This night will celebrate this classic Roots Rock Reggae Trio! This trio defined reggae music as a genre and their music is still influencing people all over the world. Such tracks as "Soul Rebel", "Duppy Conqueror", "400 Years" and "Small Axe" were not only classics, but they defined the future direction of reggae. The 3 Original Wailers met in Trenchtown, Jamaica, and that is where the foundation of Reggae and Ska music was built. Toronto Reggae Warriors House of David Gang team up with the legendary Sattalites ISax, Papa Levy and Noble Works Sound for a Tribute to the original Wailers on Sat. April 28th at Lee's Palace.The Wailers were a ska, rocksteady, and reggae group formed in Kingston, Jamaica in 1963, consisting of Bob Marley, Junior Braithwaite, Beverley Kelso, Bunny Wailer, Peter Tosh, and Cherry Smith. "Simmer Down" was the first single released by The Wailers, accompanied by the ska supergroup, The Skatalites, and produced by Coxsone Dodd in 1963. It was the number one hit in Jamaica in February, 1964 for the Studio One Records Label. They were called variously The Teenagers, The Wailing Rudeboys, The Wailing Wailers, and finally The Wailers. By 1966, Braithwaite, Kelso, and Smith had left the band, leaving the trio of Wailer, Marley and Tosh.Some of The Wailers most notable songs were recorded together with Lee "Scratch" Perry and his studio band, The Upsetters. In the early 1970s, The Upsetters members Aston "Family Man" Barrett and his brother Carlton Barrett , formed the Wailers Band, and became the name of Bob Marley's backing band in Bob Marley and The Wailers. The Wailers also recorded such groundbreaking reggae songs as, "Trenchtown Rock", "Nice Time", "Stir It Up", "Get Up, Stand Up", and many others.The Wailers broke up in 1974, with each of the three main members going on to pursue solo careers. Bob Marley went on to international fame with Bob Marley & The Wailers (with the Wailers Band as the backing band and the I Threes as the backing vocalists). Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer each enjoyed considerable solo success, as reggae music continued to gain in popularity throughout the 70's and 80's. They were supported by their respective backing bands, Word, Sound and Power and The Solomonic Orchestra.Most of the group's members have since died. Marley died in 1981, Tosh in 1987, Braithwaite in 1999, and Smith in 2008. Bunny Wailer and Beverley Kelso are the only surviving original members of the group.
  12. Nufunk Concerts present TRIBUTE TO THE WAILERS Celebration of the live of Peter Tosh, Bob Marley & Bunny Wailer with The House of David Gang, Sattalittes, Papa Levy and Noble Works Sound. Saturday April 28th, 2018 Lee's Palace - 529 Bloor St, Toronto, ON www.leespalace.com Doors @ 9pm Tickets $15 advance / $20 at the door Facebook Link / Online Tickets
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