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DUBMATIX, RAGAFFAIRE(Dub-Reggae-Indian-Electronic): Friday, June 20th: PJC


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Here's a hot show, soul soothing, sonic vibrations the likes of which Hamilton rarely sees....

PJC presents


Dubmatix and is just coming out with his 3rd release "Renegade Rocker" - it's a cross of dub, electro-dub and roots reggae.

Dubmatix will be heading out on tour in July to the West Coast for several summer festivals and club dates. They also spent 3 months touring Europe in 2007.

The previous 2 releases topped the National College Radio Charts for 4 months and the new release "Renegade Rockers" comes out across Canada May 27th in HMV, Chapters/Indigo... with a National Radio & Press campaign as we are able to provide strong promotional support for all shows.

The new CD features guests and reggae legends:

* Michael Rose (Grammy winner with Black Uhuru)

* Sugar Minott & Pinchers - 80s Dancehall icons

* Alton Ellis - Godfather of Rock steady and more.



Co-headlining with

Hamilton's own


starting the night with an epic 2 hour set featuring various members playing Sitar, Sarod, Tabla, Flute. Plus effects by Ajit Rao(Guitar player for Warsaw Pack)


Dubmatix will close the night.

Friday, June 20th

Showtime: 9pm sharp, Doors open at 8pm. $10 at the door, $8 in advance.

@ The Pepper Jack Cafe

38 King William St. Hamilton



Neeraj Prem's Ragaffaire is a performance group that harnesses the classical tradition of Indian music while penetrating their sounds into this modern day and age. Founded by virtuoso sitarist Neeraj Prem, the ensemble is a potent blend of highly accomplished musicians from a myriad of cultural backgrounds.

What started as a quest to render the Indian Raags and Taalas in complex and simple ways, has developed into a musical language of union between cultures. Initially, the group was a collection of musicians focusing on the heart of Indian heritage, but as their music grew, so too did the people who wanted to play with them. Karthik Ramalingam plays the Indian bamboo flute with Ragaffaire. He was trained by Pt. Janardhan, a disciple of Pt. Ravi Shankar. He says of the group's leader Neeraj Prem, "He is extremely open-minded, fearless, and treats all fellow musicians with equal respect."

It is this openness and fearlessness that has invited new sounds to enter the sphere of Ragaffaire and carry it to where it is today. Now the ensemble includes musicians of other strongly rooted backgrounds such as Africa, Afghanistan, Iran, along with integrating styles like jazz and hip hop.

As Ragaffaire travels through North America and abroad sharing their music, they have been attracting the attention of other high profile musicians who want to be part of their fusing musical conversations that are erupting in dynamic mystical experiences of musical alchemy.

It is 'World Jazz Fusion' at its best, as each performance by Ragaffaire stirs up a musical conversation between the hearts of multiple backgrounds. It is a journey into the mythology of all our cultural roots, calling us to experience the spiritual union of where we came from. The mystical Indian sounds blend with the African beats, accompanied by jazz compositions and hip hop rhythmic treats.

All geographic barriers are dissolved, and a new sense of Indian music is felt, as it no longer seems to come from a distant and far away land Instead it is right where you are, intertwining with your roots, and melting the barriers to your heart.

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Tonight folks,..you don't want to miss this one.

Here's the line up:

Brandon McIntosh - Sarod


He is from Seattle,.. he is fantastic!

Ajit Rao - here's one of the videos he made for the Radiohead "Lying Mouth" DVD

Neeraj Prem (see above)

Abdul- Tabla

Tim Turvey - percussion


Music starts 9pm SHARP!

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