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Toronto Reggae-Ska Explosion Vol 1. @ The Phoenix Concert Theatre 05.04.13

by Ron Nelson on March 14, 2013

regga-skavol1World Entertainment Omnimedia in association with Sunspot Records Presents

Toronto Reggae/Ska Explosion Vol 1.
Facebook event: http://on.fb.me/ZaCIFD

featuring
BIG YOUTH
(Jamaica)
DENNIS ALCAPONE
(Jamaica/U.K.)
DAWN PENN
(Jamaica/U.K)
(Leon) DELROY WILLIAMS
(U.K)
WILLI WILLIAMS
(Jamaica/Toronto)

Plus Toronto’s own
JASON WILSON BAND
DIZZY & THE ARSENALS
HOUSE OF DAVID GANG

and DJs:
Ron Nelson (CHIN 100.7 FM/ReggaeMania.com)
Chocolate
(Radio Regent)
Patrick Roots
(CIUT 89.5 FM)
Selector K Zar & Dub Connection
General Eclectic
(Footprints/Uma Nota)

Host & MC CARRIE MULLINGS (CHRY 105.5 FM/RebelVibez.ca)

SATURDAY, MAY 4th, 2013
THE PHOENIX CONCERT THEATRE
2 rooms: Main Stage & Vinyl Parlour
410 Sherbourne St.
Doors: 7:00 pm
Tickets: $40 + 5.20 Early Bird before April 1 (150 available: online only @ ticketweb.ca)
$50 advance + $6.50 HST
$60 at the door
Buy tickets online => http://tktwb.tw/13KT0dl

Advance ticket locations:

DOWNTOWN TORONTO:
Soundscapes (572 College St. / 416.537.1620)
Rotate This (801 Queen St. W. / 416.504.8447)
Play De Record (357A Yonge St. / 416.586.0380)
Genesis One (14 St. Andrews Pl., Kensington Market / 416.913.9470)

NORTH YORK:
Treajah Isle Records (1514 Eglinton Ave. W. / 416.787.7615)
Caribbean Queen Jerk Drum (3408 Weston Rd. / 416.746.8169)

SCARBOROUGH:
2 Lined Music Hut (31 Tapscott Rd. / 416.264.3999)
Henrys Records (130 Shorting Rd. / 416.297.5585)
Broadway Fashions (1160 Morningside Ave. / 416.283.6999)
Broadway Fashions (Scarborough Town Centre / 416.296.0609)
Nicey’s Food Mart (50 Morecambe Gate / 416.497.9717)

MISSISSAUGA:
Nicey’s Food Mart (325 Central Parkway W. / 905.270.4417)
Broadway Fashion (Square One / 905.848.4823)

BRAMPTON:
Gem’s West Indian Grocery (1785 Queen St. E. / 905.458.4400)
Nicey’s Food Mart (107 Kennedy Rd. S. / 905.450.6045)

PICKERING:
Island Mix (1050 Brock Rd. / 905.831.1645)

VAUGHAN:
Island MIx (3175 Rutherford Rd. / 905.761.6649)

MARKHAM:
Nappy’s Hair Shoppe (7381 Kennedy Rd. / 905.948.0884)

Publicity Contacts:
Sebastian Cook
Cadence Music & Marketing
416.573.8055
sebastiancook@gmail.com

Louise Ambrose-Noel
Eventobe
www.eventtobe.wordpress.com
eventobepr@gmail.com

Event Coordinator:
Lynden Myers
World Entertainment Omnimedia
www.weomnimedia.ca
lynden@weomnimedia.ca
647.205.8683

TORONTO ~ On Saturday, May 4th, World Entertainment Omnimedia in association with Sunspot Records (London, UK) proudly presents one of the greatest collections of reggae and ska talent ever seen on a single Toronto stage in one evening. Toronto Reggae/Ska Explosion Vol. 1 features no less than five living legends of Jamaican music — Big Youth, Dennis Alcapone (his first-ever appearance on Canadian soil), Dawn Penn, Leon Delroy Williams (all backed by Canada’s reggae ambassador Jason Wilson and his internationally-acclaimed band) and Willi Williams. Rounding out the spectacular lineup are two of Toronto’s most popular reggae & ska bands — The House of David Gang and Dizzy and the Arsenals — and an A-list of reggae, dub & mashup DJs: Ron Nelson, Chocolate, Patrick Roots, Selector K Zar & Dub Connection, and General Eclectic. MCing is Carrie Mullings, the ranking queen of Canadian reggae radio.

Presented by the team who brought you the legendary Prince Buster in 2006, this show is the first of a series of planned concerts that will feature essential Jamaican & U.K. reggae/ska artists from the 60s and 70s; providing a unique opportunity for Toronto audiences to see the genre’s foundational and original artists live. Sunspot Records also sees this as an opportunity to begin forging new relationships in the Toronto reggae scene, supporting established artists and breaking new ones through selective releases and worldwide promotion. In addition to the musical happenings in the Phoenix’s grand main room, the Vinyl Parlour will feature more intimate DJ sets and a merch table stocked with Sunspot records that have never before been available in Canada on vinyl.

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Mish October 16, 2013 at 5:21 pm

Lynden Myers, the President and event co-ordinator of World Entertainment Omnimedia, put on a stellar and amazing show. The Canadian acts were fantastic. The Ska Legends were awesome – Big Youth, Dawn Penn, Leon Delroy Williams and Dennis Alcapone. Everyone had a great time. Very well organized.

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