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11th Annual Bob Marley Birthday Tribute w/ Michael Garrick, House of David Gang, DJ Chocolate and more
Toronto's longest running Bob Marley Birthday Tribute celebrates their 11th Year
on Saturday February 11th at Lee's Palace in support of the Parkdale Community Food Bank.
Nufunk Concerts Presents
in association with CIUT 89.5fm & Toronto Reggae
11th Annual Bob Marley Birthday Tribute Concert & Black History Month Event
Sat. Feb 11th, 2017
House of David Gang
DJ Chocolate (Radio Regent)
Scabba G & Jabba from Steady Vybz Family (CIUT 89.5fm)
Plus guest Artists, Selectors & DJs, Prizes and so much more
Lee's Palace - 529 Bloor St. W. Toronto, On
Doors 9:00 PM
Tickets $12 Adv via Ticketweb here: http://bit.ly/2jWrB3r
$20 at the door or $15 with canned food donation to Parkdale Community Food Bank
Facebook Link: http://bit.ly/2jwqnzd
The 11th Annual Bob Marley Birthday Tribute is the longest running Bob Marley Tributes in Toronto and one of the hottest reggae concerts of the year showcasing the best of Toronto's burgeoning original reggae music scene and raising important food donations for the Parkdale Food Bank.
The Parkdale Food Bank
The Parkdale Community Food Bank is a grass roots organization, founded by volunteers in 2007 and serves 3,000 people each month. Located on King Street West in the heart of Parkdale, the philosophy reflects a strong commitment to a client-based model, where respect, inclusion and the dignity of their members is the first priority. The food bank uses a shopping system, as opposed to the more common hamper system to maximize selection and respect member's various dietary needs. The Food Bank has only one employee and relies on 50 committed volunteers.With no direct funding from any level of government, The Parkdale Community Food Bank raises all of their funds independently and are depend on donations from individuals and events like the annual Bob Marley Birthday Tribute.
Michael Garrick & House of David Gang
Legendary Canadian reggae singer/actor Michael Garrick, formerly of the group SUNFORCE, will perform hits by Bob Marley and backed by Reggae Warriors House of David Gang . Dubbed Canada's "Reggae Warriors," House of David Gang is an authentic reggae band that delivers late 70s and early 80s-style Jamaican reggae originals and the classic roots reggae songs of greats such as Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, Gregory Isaacs and Dennis Brown; mixed with folk, soul, calypso, afrobeat and hip-hop influences. It is fronted by vocalist King Selah and drummer Jahlin Edwards with guitarists Terell Jarvis and Jay Cleary, bassist Snappy Homefry and keyboardist Sam Weller rounding out the modern incarnation of The Gang. The band takes its name from the House of David, an after-hours spot on Queen Street West that was a hotspot for artists from the city's burgeoning Rastafarian and reggae community from the late 80’s until the mid-90’s. After finishing their extensive two month Western Canadian tour this past summer, the band is now focusing on recording new material, working on their new album “Slum” at Slamm Productions in Toronto with the support of an Ontario Arts Council Grant, scheduled to be released mid-2016. While keeping their classic reggae foundation, the direction and feel of the album maintained its roots as well as experimenting with new elements and sounds. The band has also recently released a psychedelic music video titled “Rock & Roll Queen”, directed by Phallon “ZiF” Dunn. With their new album “Slum” and a documentary in the works as well as more music videos to come, House of David Gang is definitely a band to watch out for in 2017.